South at Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort

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3.1
509
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
202
3 Stars
151
2 Stars
66
1 Stars
47
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
71.1%
Recommend this course
386 out of 507 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
18
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
120
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.8%
Recommend this course
91 out of 120 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6869
Slope 132
Rating 73.0
Type Resort
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Grenelefe : South
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6869 yards 73.0 132
Blue 71 6343 yards 71.4 130
White 71 5939 yards 69.2 120
Red (W) 71 5174 yards 69.5 115
Scorecard for South
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/132 428 419 230 500 365 425 185 520 403 3475 408 195 545 379 439 395 179 429 425 3394 6869
Blue M: 70.3/127 398 389 205 475 328 384 160 490 379 3208 382 160 510 359 412 365 162 399 386 3135 6343
Gold M: 69.2/120 W: 70.8/125 375 360 184 450 289 365 132 475 368 2998 372 140 480 330 392 339 140 380 368 2941 5939
White M: 68.5/119 W: 69.9/123 336 334 140 420 252 335 99 435 320 2671 250 121 445 295 345 299 95 323 330 2503 5174
Handicap 9 5 15 11 13 7 17 1 3 14 16 4 6 2 12 18 8 10
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1971) Ron Garl (1971) Andy Bean (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No denim. Collared shirt. Bermuda shorts.

Reviews

3.1
509

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Brunch 9
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 56
Water Hazards 55
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 51
Seniors 44
Playing Multiple Courses 30
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 42
Worth the Drive 36
At a Resort 23
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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Away day golf

We had a nice drive out to this course. Staff needs cue and friendly and course could be no cue if fairways and greens were in better condition

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course shows improvement

Greens and fairways are in good shape. Recent heavy rain has impacted hole 2 tee box, but rest of course is very playable and worth the $$$$.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hole #2 is underwater

Overall, the fairways and greens are in better shape than I can remember in the past. However, hole #2 is partially underwater and is currently being played as a par 3 hole. This is a minor inconvenience and my hat is off to management & the groundskeepers for doing a good job dealing with the wet weather we are having.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Course was good fun. Like a lot of other courses suffering from the rain and speed of grass growth.. but look past this and a great well laid out course. 13th off the back tees is a great golf hole!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Needs some serious care...

We've played here a couple of times in the past years. The staff was great!!! The tee boxes are horrible - over grown, fairways are pretty good, greens nice but very slow, bunkers are getting overgrown a couple were all green. The day started out HOT and then the rain came when we finished the 6th hole. Had to find shelter under one of the empty apartment areas for about 40 minutes. We were about to finish the 9th hole in the drizzle and then it start raining again. By the time we got to the cart house there was only our car. It's a nice laid out course but needs some serious maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving

For a “value” golf course Grenelefe is an excellent bargain. The greens are superior to most courses at this price range. The grass on the fairways and rough Is a little on the long side but I expect it is to keep it alive in the summer sun. I had not played Grenelefe for a while because the conditions had deteriorated. I’m glad I went back.

The course has a fabulous layout, far more interesting than most Florida courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow Greens

It had been several months since our group played Grenlefe East and it seemed that there was a little improvement to the fairways, but they are still infested with crab grass and weeds. The greens are in pretty decent condition but are really, really slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ouch

What happened??? This coarse went down hill fast. Fairways are like playing in the rough. Greens were ok. Tee boxes looked like they haven't been cut in awhile.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

grenelefe

golf course is in playable condition with slow greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great old course layout

Needs work but fun to play, love old style design!'

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Grenelefe East

1st of all...the nice people @ Golfnow "forgot" to let the Grenelefe staff know I had booked a tee time... Once we got that straighten out, it was clear sailing ! The greens are not like Southern Dunes ( the Gold standard ), but very putt-able....the fairways have a little " goose-grass" issue that needs to be addressed, & the tee boxes are "so-so"....overall, I'd give the course a " B- "....

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough Diamond

A good bargain ! Greens a B+ to A-...Fast ? NO ! But very putt-able...Tee boxes OK, fairways a little rough in spots, but overall a good place to go for a relaxing round of golf...At 1:00, I was the only person in sight.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfortunately very poor condition

I'm not in the habit of writing negative reviews. However. Tee boxes and fairways are unfortunately in very poor condition. Even playing pick and place, finding somewhere to place is quite a challenge.

The greens were surprisingly good. OK There were some damaged and dead patches, but generally were in good shape.The two members of staff we met. Reception and the cart gentleman were both extremely friendly, and obviously trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Those who know the history of Greenlefe will certainly realise that this is a once fabulous facility that in recent years has fallen on very hardtimes.

A huge shame, but I as a very unfussy, high handicap, senior golfer, I really could not recommend Greenlefe.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day of golf

Course design is good .Long holes are great

Greens not well groomed/maintained

No pressure to advance ,finished the second nine all alone

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Day

I had an awesome day, met wih great staff and others that were playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

TUESDAY OUTTING

THE OVERALL COURSE WAS GOOD . THE GREEN REALLY GOOD KIND OF SPEEDY . THE FAIRWAYS ARE GETTING MORE GRASS ON THEM FROM THE PAST . THE TIME WE PLAYED WE SEEM TO HAVE THE COURSE BY OURSELVES WHICH WAS . A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Very tired course. Fairways very poor, no grass. Greens ok. Needs a lot of work to bring this back to good condition. Pace of play was great, not busy course. Pity this was a great course in its day.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is in advancing state of decay and/or neglect. Probably was a great course at one time. Cheap rate explained it all, but could have played any other course for a better time. Won't be going back.

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Grenelefe East Course

It rained all day, but considering the weather my game was not bad. This is a classic course from the 70's/80's, once a true test of golf. Currently the owner is not putting much money into this facility.

This course was hit by a severe hurricane some time ago!

I think he uses it for tax write-offs, but still come to play, even thou it has been abused. It is still not a bad place to play.

I dream a day that someone will come to the aid of this classic course......and bring it back to its

former self!!!!

Don't let it die like Diamond Back across the street!

Enjoy your game!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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