West End Golf Course

2.7327764706 2.7 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 60
  • Length: 3940 yards
  • Rating: 59.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
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: Shirts must be worn at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 60 3940 yards 59.0 N/A
Forward 60 3392 yards 61.0 N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

47 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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I recommend this course


"My Childhood Course Has Fallen Apart"


rdavis1212's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Trying to keep this short but...

I’ve been playing this course for 24 years. Seen the conditions go up and down several times and this time is one of the lows.

The staff was friendly and the bunkers were in great shape but I can’t say much else for the rest of the course. The greens are terrible and dry; not a single true putt opportunity. The tee boxes are in poor shape. The pace of play wasn’t bad because there weren’t more than 6 groups within eyesight on the entire course.

For the money it is still not worth it, maybe $12 per 18.

This is a low time for the course and in a few years they will either be bought out or put some money back into it to keep the area golfers interest.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible course, not worth it to play"


u000750764's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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The course condition is really bad. The fairways and greens had than grass making it a miserable experience. The driving range is outdated and run down. One of the worst courses I have ever played, will not be going back


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slow Play."


bykryd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived before tee time and was told briskly We Don''t accept tee times by the rude, boisterous desk manager.

I went to the first hole behind two men in a golf cart and waited a half hour for them to finish one hole.

The second hole was the same. One of the men had a cane that he was using to walk and the other played ten yards with each stroke. Neither, waved me on to "play through". After three holes and one and a half hours, I went into the clubhouse to complain and was told "We don't give rain checks unless there is rain" rudely.

I had to leave the course because if I played behind the two men in front of me it would take four and a half hours to complete nine holes and I paid for 18 holes. I will think twice about going there again. OH. and the greens were like concrete. !


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good course bad greens"


Jose8708980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
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The course is kept very goo, the only thing bad were the greens. It was very difficult to put for the lack of coverage of the holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never again"


Howard4231410's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst condition course I have ever played.No grass in the fairways or rough just weeds.Greens had many spots that were just dirt no grass.Never Again!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Save you Money"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in terrible shape and not worth the time or the money to play. There are 6 par threes on the front and 6 on the back. More like an executive course. Needs a lot of work!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Poor conditions"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
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My wife and I wanted to see this executive course. We were very disappointed. Bare tee boxes, fairways and greens. Hitting out of dirt/sand fairways. Will not go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Last time I’ll ever play at West End"


u000007128870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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I am not one to write reviews, but feel this one is warranted.

When I moved to Gainesville 4 years ago, West End was probably the best looking public golf course in the city. Decent looking fairways, pretty true rolling greens, etc.

I played yesterday and I was sad to see how terrible the course is. The staff has completely given up on it. There is nothing good about this course anymore and for the price to play there- it is laughable. $25 for 18 holes at a Par 60 with a cart.

This course has dirt tee boxes, virtually no greens, and weeds everywhere. Then You get inside the pro shop and the entire staff seem disgruntled and have no feel for customer service. This place is a joke, but not a funny joke... more like an awkward joke in mixed company. Pass on this place, look elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Par 3's"


gulfstar50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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For an executive course the par 3's are way too long. The conditions were so poor it made getting a par very difficult.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Golf now"


bykryd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good service from a good company and good golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tough short course."


tpar7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

West End, a lighted, par 60 with tight shots off most tees. & they're all "the Possibilitees" with every green but the 4th reachable in regulation for even less than average length hitters. But, you'll need to miss in all the right places to save many pars. When you manage to hit a green in regulation, stay below the hole or the cussing lamp will soon be lit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bykryd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course to practice your short game"


mredwilson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is basically my home course, and so I play it several times a week. It can be a real challenge if you do not have good shot placement. Trees are a factor in nearly every hole. The course is deceptively challenging. For example, the second hole is a fairly short par 3. It looks just like it is just in front of you, and that you should be able to plop it on the green for an easy par, or even birdie. But then you realize you have an optical illusion. Huge trees on the right, and a grove of trees on the left mask the fact you are actually offset. Even with careful shot placement, you will more than likely end up in the trees ... it is like this for all 18 holes. The course is recovering from the hurricane, and the greens are coming along really well. The fairways are coming back after the hot summer, and the rough is not quite so rough any more. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004413659's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



bykryd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



dennis8373896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"West End"


u004986082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
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Reviewed on

West End is a good deal for the money for the average golfer. It is a short course, mostly par 3's with some short par 4's. Only the greens are watered, so in dry weather the fairways are a bit dusty and rock hard. The staff is always friendly and helpful. It certainly isn't Augusta, but it is cheap and the course layout is pretty good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Horrible course please avoid at all cost!"


Robert2308023's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course only cost me $12 on golf now which I feel Is way to expensive for this course. Most of the tees and fairways and around the greens is like playing out of a bunker. I will never go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good executive course"


clayhroberson's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens and fairways have seen better days but for our purposes of playing a relaxing round this course had it for a great price. Great course to hone your short game for a beginner


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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