Highlands Reserve Golf Club

4.0342882353 4.0 stars from 5 (1132)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6702 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 71.6

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  • 500 Highlands Reserve Blvd, Davenport, Florida 33897, Polk County
  • (863) 420-1724
  • (863) 420-8705
  • www.highlandsreserve-golf.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Mike Dasher (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6702 yards 71.6 120
White 72 6152 yards 69.0 117
Gold 72 5675 yards 66.9 113
Jade 72 4532 yards 61.6 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1132 Reviews
5 stars:
334
4 stars:
580
3 stars:
148
2 stars:
47
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

1023 out of 1129 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


Overall Rating
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Type of Golfer
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keating70's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid weekend course"


Eclark36's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great little track good price for the money and great scenery around the course would play again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Well laid out course but not worth the trip"


u172831711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The courses is well laid out but that is about where it ends other than the greens being in good condition and challenging.

What’s the point of a starter if not going to actually do the job of starting people on time. This led to the front 9 taking over 2hrs 45.

There are one to many weeds for my liking on a golf course could just do with some love and attention. Could have so much going for it.

Location is good and the layout seems well thought out.

The staff on arrival were friendly and did a good job, as did the pro shop staff and bar staff after were also welcoming and friendly.

Glad we had played other courses in the area before this one.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving your feedback and would like to apologize for course conditions and pace of play. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future and thank you for your business.

"Returning visitor"


rangerruss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stayed and played here two years ago. Good course

In good condition. Good pace of play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/09/2018:

Hello, Thank you for feedback. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our course conditions and pace of play. We hope to see you very soon.

"Great day"


Iain9784074's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in superb condition . Deal included a meal which was a hot dog . We thoroughly enjoyed the course. Tees were the only part of course that didn’t get 10/10. Would recommend


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/09/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Highlands Reserve Golf Club a 4-star rating. We're glad you enjoyed our course conditions, value for money and course layout. Honestly, our meal included deals go pretty fast. Thank you for your business and book your next tee time with us soon.

"Highlands Reserve"


Rags123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my second review of this course in two weeks, both have the same overall complaint - too many holes cut on the slopes of the greens. There is a major emphasis at every course concerning pace of play, this is a shared responsibility of the course and the golfer. Having holes cut in the middle of slopes certainly does not help pace of play when mid to high handicappers can’t make a putt. Is it the desire of the course to have the majority of their patrons pick up and become frustrated? Hopefully not. I really enjoy this course layout so if there’s any way someone can influence the management of Highlands Reserve to change their philosophy of cutting holes in the middle of slopes it would be greatly appreciated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/09/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We completely understand your frustration and would like to apologize for the pace of play. We will be addressing this issue with our management team. Please allow us to make it up to you and thank you again for your feedback.

"In need of some TLC"


Rafascott's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Took friends for a game at Highlands Reserve as it was near to where we were staying. We received a good welcome at bag drop and the pro shop which is always nice. We enjoyed our game in glorious hot sunshine but we all thought the tees were a bit scruffy and in need of a cut. Greens were in reasonable condition though were a fair bit slower than they looked. Overall a good course to play as a start to a golf break as not too tough but better courses can be found in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Shortshank's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Have been playing this course for a number of years, place keeps getting better. Last visited 2016 & noticed a difference, this has just continued. Greens are superb, rolling well & true...keep up the good work guys!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Highlands Reserve a 5-star rating. We are always striving to make improvements. Remember to book your next round with us soon.

"Great layout"


u000001844975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing so many typical flat Florida courses that all started to look the same it was nice to play a course that had a wide open links feel with elevation changes. The greens were were rolling nice, with lots of undulations.

My only negative was the tee boxes were not mowed, it was like teeing your ball up in the first cut of rough.

All in all, a great course. Will definitely play it again next time I’m in Orlando.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"best course in the area"


gaudw001's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From tee to green the course was in great shape. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Boring course"


u719108537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course didn’t live up to the reviews that I had read. In comparison with other courses we have played whilst on vacation the layout was simply boring. Some of the holes that were parallel to one another felt like you were playing in one big field. Rack rate is $35 which is about right. Fairways were in decent condition but the tees were overgrown and made it difficult to know how far down to place your tee. Greens were true but pretty slow. Staff were friendly and the hot dog at the turn was excellent. Course lacks investment. Wouldn’t go back even for only $35.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"good value but good test"


Michael3840890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a few times always in good condition greens true but a bit slow due to rain. Staff friendly and the course will suit all levels. Good value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Highlands Reserve"


Rags123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived a little before our tee time and we were able to get right out. No pace of play issues. The greens rolled very nicely although they were a little slow. Several of the hole locations were in spots that were unfair. Numbers 8, 10 and 11 immediately come to mind, the holes were cut on slopes making it nearly impossible to stop the ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still a Great Track"


Jack2366647's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a nice round. The staff is extremely friendly and cordial. The guys outside hustle to get the bags set up, and ready for the starter. The course is in great shape. The greens are superb. Most of the fairways are full and firm, but there are some areas that were lost due to poor weather conditions in March and early April. All-in-all, its still a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000006664824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, the greens were fast and had a lot of contour, the fairways were all in great shape, nice and wide too. the tee boxes were in pretty good shape as well. The only disappointment was that there was no beverage cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best greens in the area."


gaudw001's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course especially the greens. Maintenance was working hard on the sand traps getting them in order. Probably the best course in the area. I'll be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



david1846603's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Sagaquar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

"Coming back"


u000005114863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience, from the parking lot to the end of my round. Course layout, pace of play, staff, all you want for a nice day on the golf course. Cons: White tee boxes were only marked in some holes. Definitely coming back !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Highlands Reserve Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

On behalf of Highlands Reserve Golf Club staff, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us with a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us, and we appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Good holiday course"


jimgibson5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my first game here, the greens were true and speeded up as they dried out in the morning. There are some challenging tee shots. The tees were in need of some tlc and the waste ground bunkers were difficult to hit a shot from. The staff were very friendly and overall it is a good holiday course at reasonable cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Course Response on 05/16/2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us at Highlands Reserve, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


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