Lakeside Golf Course

3.2486857143 3.2 stars from 5 (86)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6405 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

  • 4555 E Windmill Dr, Inverness, Florida 34453, Citrus County
  • (352) 726-1461
  • (352) 726-9696
  • www.lakesideccgolf.com

Year built: 1979
Architect(s): Bill Campbell
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Members only
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops, T-shirts, jeans or cutoffs
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6405 yards 70.8 124
White 72 6120 yards 69.0 121
Gold 72 5583 yards 67.0 115
Gold (W) 72 5583 yards 72.0 124
Red (W) 72 5384 yards 70.7 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 86 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

68 out of 86 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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"10 Bucks ok"


jimvarnas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For only 10 bucks, it was all right- didnt expect much, and was right- a lot of burnt greens-condition not very good,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


u557215465's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens where in good shape and a little on the slow side but fair. The fairways where a little spotty. Some areas where in good shape but some areas where bare or weedie. The tee box need some work and the course in general needs roughage clean up.Overall I had a fun round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hot deal makes it best value around"


Bassclefb's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got rained out after 9 but the staff was more than accommodating. Course was in good shape for such a discounted price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Much improved"


beetle9510's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I have written a couple of reviews (Feb/May) about the course condition. It has improved tremendously since my first visit in Feb. It will probably never get to PGA Tournament condition, but it is a whole lot better than earlier in the year. The Golf Now deals are worth the money, on course traffic isn't an issue after 10 AM, and the improved conditions have me recommending this course for the first time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, needs work"


beeohdee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live near this course, and I like the layout. It has some very difficult holes, and some easy pars. I was able to play on a hot deal through Golfnow for 10.00 + the Golfnow fee, but there was a reason: the greens had just been punched with the large holes. Needless to say the greens were not fabulous, and I was disappointed to see that the sanding job was poorly done. There were as many empty holes as sand filled holes in most of the greens. Proper sanding will allow the greens to come back much more quickly and protect the roots from airborne diseases. Besides the aerating, the greens had many bare spots, some near the pins; the fairways also were spotty and the bunkers were hardpan. Would love to see this course properly taken care of, as it has a great layout and the staff is very friendly. Will continue to play there. It's worth the price, but it could be much, much better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun to play"


willy0330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my 3rd time playing this course. I'm 55 and an slightly below player- Shot a 99. Bogeyed most, Playing with New clubs Fairways are wide and clean. Great doglegs that make you play the drive accurately. Watered the course during the day. Left some greens with excessive water to play through. But well manicured. Staff was excellent with the exception of pick-up trucks distracting the players. Great lunch menu also.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout in terrible condition"


Harry7843530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a golfcourse with great potention. Wonderfull layout. Challenging. Why is this course is such a terrible condition????

Teeboxes with no grass. Greens (or browns?) with barely grass. Overall condition verry poor. I love this golfcourse, but not in this condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Pasture Play II"


beetle9510's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the course back in Feb and wrote a review in which I said I would wait until the course improved. I waited over 2 months, but conditions were worse. No maintenance being done anywhere (saw one guy trimming tree branches, so they have at least one maintenance staff). Too bad, because the course has some extremely challenging holes that would be fun to play. This place needs an owner that cares, and is willing to spend the $$ to bring people in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"lake side"


banjonutt1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were thin, fast, inconsistent. Fairways were spotty


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout worth the drive"


David3691924's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the condition of the course is not exceptional, it is a nice layout with some very Interesting holes. It is worth the money and worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pasture Play"


beetle9510's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Lots of blind shots, elevation changes and the Greens were very smooth and true. However, the Tee Boxes were a complete mess (standing weeds, bare dirt patches with unfilled divots, and very uneven) and most parts of every Fairway was like playing in a cow pasture. Bare spots that were hard dirt patches, tall weeds and clumps of different grass made hitting an Iron very dicey. The layout was quite unique, and I look forward to another day there, but I will wait until the course looks and feels like a golf course and not a cow pasture.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"New Adventure"


u000001588902's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This course was in relatively poor condition but possibly due to the conversion from winter grasses to summer grasses. The greens were relatively nice but the fairways were in "tough" shape. Some of the holes were difficult to navigate for a first-time player so we just followed the worn grass paths. The course needs a lot of work to make it worth the value. Too many tricked-up holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Lake View"


sttcapt's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was very impressed with this course and it has made it to my "Favorites List". After reading the previous reviews, I was a bit hesitant to play, but I am so glad I did. The greens were in very good to excellent conditions, rolled fast, held great and a joy to putt on. One person wrote that the fairways were so bad they painted them green in spots. Well, that green tint on the areas "painted", was fertilizer. Compared with the majority of courses I've played in the area, Lake View has some of the best fairways to hit from. The whole region has been hit with a very dry fall and winter, so the majority of the courses will have burnt fairways. Played with a local named Bob, retired USAF, made his own clubs and was a hoot to play with and full of great "local knowledge". Thanx Bob, . I'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really POOR condition"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Fairways are in poor condition, no grass just dirt. Some tee boxes are in OK condition, some are really bad. Greens are fast and in good shape. I would not play it again until the conditions improve.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth it"


USSI5674's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My wife & I were disappointed in this course. While it has WIDE open fairways - they were terribly burnt out. They were so bad they had been painted green. The tee boxes were terribly chewed up, but the greens were OK. There were few blind tee shots, but with the fairways so wide open it didn't hurt much. The layout was mundane with only 2 holes challenging (#4 and #15). The pace of play was good, as there few golfers on the course on noon on a Tuesday. Overall there are lot better courses nearby that are worth playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Lakeside January 2016"


Bandit00's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course but has quite a few challenging holes. It was in fair shape. The greens were good but quite a few holes had pretty rough fairways. We played it for 12 dollars so it was definitely worth the money. I've played it a few times and feel it's definitely worth trying if you've not played it. Overall, it's a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Old nice course"


BJoeGolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Older course but a nice layout a few very nice holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has some challenging holes"


u000006318675's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play, some very challenging holes. Course is in very good shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bring your long game"


u2001645130's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing course.Won't be last. Great deal for the money. 594 yard par 5 from the whites on # 3 into the wind was tough.<br/> Some good dogleg holes, One long tight par 3 .<br/> Good change from most Florida courses ,had sort of a links course feeling.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course rough needs to be cut somewhat."


dixon2699's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well layed out course. Rough needs to be cut shorter our group and several others spent a lot of time searching for balls just a few feet off the fairway. This rough is like the US open.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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