Ironwood Golf Course

3.4539411765 3.5 stars from 5 (150)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6607 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Orange 72 6607 yards 72.4 127
Blue 72 6086 yards 69.2 124
Green 72 5589 yards 66.8 118
Green (W) 72 5589 yards 73.2 134
Yellow 72 4805 yards 65.5 111
Yellow (W) 72 4805 yards 69.0 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 150 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

128 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"Like a Municipal course."


u371867675's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very much like a municipal course. Fairways have been redone and seem to be growing in nice. Course had not been mowed properly because of all the rain so the rough was a little ... rough! Greens were in good condition but a little slow.

Nice driving range and carts. Decent Pro Shop.

The bar staff is excellent and Sara is a delight.

Well worth the “Hot Deal” on Golf Now. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is looking good"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is continuing to improve and the greens have the looked the best since early in the year. Keep up the maintenance and course conditions and I will keep coming back to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course conditions still need work"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the aerified greens and fairways look better than five weeks ago, there was way too much top dressing still on the greens and thus sand kicking up when putting on the greens. Secondary rough needs to be cleaned and up mowed to make for a more delineated area from the fairways. Hopefully the greens and fairways will come back in the coming weeks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unplayable Conditions"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course a decent amount and was very disappointed this time. I arrived at the course and the course had just completed aerifying the greens and fairways and putting top dressing on. I had no idea as nothing was stated on Golfnow at the time of reservation. The course should have been closed for at least a week or two after this heavy of maintenance was done. There was no reason to even putt on the greens and almost all of the fairways were just unplayable. I am glad they are keeping up the maintenance but a lot of courses aerate greens and fairways and close the course for play for a couple of weeks so they greens and fairways can bounce back. For people playing the course check the course website to see the status update. Overall if I would have seen the website posting about this I would never would have played the course until a few weeks after these procedures.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"greens need help"


damont3005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first experience at this course. Fairways were pretty sparse in places and most greens had multiple bare patches. Course layout was pretty good, lots of water in play. Overall, an okay outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Waste of time"


Strickj4's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. If u like playing in a cow pasture this is the course for u. Fairways terrible,greens r a disgrace . Can't believe a city would let course run down into this condition . Shame on them. Three stars . U have to be kidding. Even started told us the course is terribe.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day at the Course"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course a few times over the past month and the conditioning is starting to improve each time. Hopefully as the season progresses the greens and fairways will continue to improve. A nice course to play in Gainesville with some nice challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course conditions need some improvement"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a nice challenge and layout. Need more course maintenance to get the greens, fairways etc in better shape. Staff are friendly and it is a good course to work on your game. Improved driving range is also an asset but practice green and chipping greens are basically not usable due to burnt patches etc. Pace of play is good and was overall a good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Horrible course conditions"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is in terrible shape. You can not tell the difference between fairways and rough all the it’s all same length and half of the grass is dead and gone. Everything was dead and dry and very hard. Half of the tee’s were hitting off of weeds and and the other half was like hitting off of a hard sand trap


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Course conditions need some improvement"


gator45's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a nice layout and presents some good challenging holes. Greens were in fair to poor condition and assume they had been aerated and hopefully would be in better condition soon. Staff is friendly and driving range is really nice. If the course continues to improve course conditions it will be a great place to play on a regular basis.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"YES!!"


88bogeyman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course two days before and posted a mediocre review. But it rained on us then and again the following day. But today was clear and dry. But the course was in great shape. As I had mentioned the fairways and greens were in tough shape and in need of water. The rain did the trick. Had a great time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hoping for improvement."


88bogeyman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here about 6 weeks ago. Have also played there last year.. Today was disappointing. Fairways were very dry and grass was in poor shape. Greens were blotchy as there were patches of different grass growing. I was told it was due to the change of the seasons here in Florida and they were letting the new grass grow in. Maybe. I like the course, as I stated I have played here before. It was better then. Playing again today (two days after this review) and after a few rainstorms. Hopefully the course will be better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002179210's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great value and nice layout"


JRobby1234's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course but the maintenance is not up to par. Greens are good but the fairways are poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic staff. Fast Greens. Course was in decent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Iron Wood was great"


Daniel2316619's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had a wonderful day of golf at Ironwood. Fairways were in great condition. It took a while to adjust to the greens for putting.

The starter gave us excellent tips on how to play some of the holes, where wildlife might be seen. Also that the front had more water and the back was a little tighter.

All and all was a wonderful day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ironwood showing good improvement"


hoovey68's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
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Reviewed on

As always a good layout. Fairways rough,but the greens are vastly better than a year ago Too many weeds in fairway and around greens.

Good pricing through Golf Now.

Staff and clubhouse tavern great. Driving range very nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best deal in Gainesville"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Though this is a public course, it is kept in great shape like most private courses. The fairways are tight and the rough isn't punishing. The sand in the bunkers is new and easy to play out of as well. This course is one of the great bargains to be found on golfnow.com and can often have noon tee times for between 13 and 17 dollars. I play this course whenever I am in town and will continue to do so.


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


"Nice place"


u2871308's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wish this course was closer to my home I would play it often.


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



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