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Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7090 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.6

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2016.

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.0
292 Reviews (292)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 55
Bunkers 51
Forced Carries 43
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Advanced Golfers 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
In the 'Burbs 24
Convenient to the City 22

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course Closed

Unfortunately, this course is closed. The voicemail says "permanently". I'm hoping someone will purchase and restore this great tract. The condition has deteriorated over the years, but the layout is great.
I've been playing there since it opened in the 90s as we own a vacation home right across Lake Minneola.
It was convenient and a great test of golf for all skill levels. There are other options in Clermont, but Palisades was my favorite along with Sugarloaf Mountain which also closed several years ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible condition

It's cheap golf. You get what you paid for

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

george

Golf course has a new manager who has alot of experience and in time will get this course in shape

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jewell in the rough

Course is going through some much needed changes. The character of the course is unmistakeable. Our support for the course for the next year will be paramount for us to have a class course in the future!!!!!
We will try to be there every chance we can

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 117
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

New Ownership

We played here in Jan/Feb and it had just gotten a new manager who had great plans. GolfNow had a really super low price so we booked. Found out that the course had been closed and just opened 2 weeks prior to our tee time. The course needs a lot of work, its not a bad layout, the greens - dance floor (as my husband calls it) - need to be weeded. If they can improve the greens, that would be a BIG plus. Seed/fertilize the fairways, it'll be a great course. Then they can work on getting the restaurant reopened - golfers need that 9th hole!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Big disappointment

Course conditions have deteriorated badly this year.
Couldn't tell any difference between tee boxes, fairways and rough, mostly weeds and bare spots. Greens were spotty at best. Signs say "under new management.working to improve conditions" I hope so

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Course Must Be Closing Soon

We have played this course many times in the past 7 years and ave had some memorable rounds. Conditions were always improving and it was looking positive for the courses future. This is the firsts time we've played here since Spring of 2015 and it was by far the worse conditions we've ever seen not only on this course but on any that we've ever played! The tee boxes were TERRIBLE and the greens had not been cut for 8-10 days! We couldn't determine the difference between the green and the fringe. The cups had grown in around the hole approx 1 inch which made it VERY difficult to put on and to even drop a put....
We had made a tee time thru GolfNow and upon arrival, ht manager proceeded to show his extreme displeasure for GolfNow and informed us that they don't honor GolfNow and haven't for months!!
Major development going on all around the course for future housing...won't be long before the houses will not only line the fairways but will be directly down the middle of them as well.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

the course is very tuff you have to think a lot of you shots and your next

there were a lot of bald spots on the fairways I do no not like to roll my balls on the fairways

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Checking Palisades Conditions Now

Fairways were horrible. Greens okay but not mowed and very slow and bumpy. No food service. Course seems to be deteriorating. We have played at least once over several years. It is getting worse.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, uZMUB9516ZM. We're currently under new management and are working hard to improve our conditions so as to provide a great experience for our golfers. Please come and visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Honestly golfer think twice before booking this course

Under new ownership as of last year and after speaking with other golfers very disappointed in this course.
The management are trying their best but are hinder by not enough golf carts (36) depleted by 10 am or shortly after.
Have part time maintance workers fairways average ,green very poor condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for the review, aa2033! We understand that waiting for a cart is frustrating. Unfortunately, prior management did not reserve enough before the season. However, we are getting in a shipment this month and do not foresee this being an issue any longer. We're also continuing to improve our conditions and hope you'll visit us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A good bang for the buck

Although 4 or 5 greens were in rough shape I still feel the overall condition of the course makes it a good value for what they charge to play it,

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for the kind words and feedback, pfcain. We're continually working to improve conditions and we hope you'll visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Golfer Beware

GolfNow needs to remove this course from their web site.
Waiting for golf carts ( only 36 carts on site) == fairways dry & hard as rocks, greens are starting to improve. Play this course for last three years, worst I have seen it.

Must give credit to manager & staff very friendly and try their best to accommodate each golfer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 03/07/2016

Thank you for your feedback, aa2033. We do apologize for the lack of carts, as unfortunately prior management did not reserve enough. However, we are getting more this month and do not foresee this being a problem anymore. We sincerely appreciate your patience with the wait. We hope you'll return again soon

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Palisades deserves encouragement and support. The golf architecture is excellent. The holes are all well-designed. Each one is different and presents good challenges for good golfers. The landscape is perfect for golf, and it is very scenic, with good views in every direction from the top of this relatively hilly course. The course is being revived after a decline, it seems. The greens are coming back well: perhaps four are still in poor condition, but the rest show lush growth. They are not cut short at this time, so they are VERY slow. They have interesting shapes and some have significant slopes and so they will be quite exciting to putt in due course. I found every single hole to be quite fun. Be patient and tolerant, for good work is afoot at Palisades. I say "thanks" for bringing it back to life!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/29/2016

We really appreciate the kind words and feedback, dchilds! We're continuously working to improve conditions and we're glad to see our efforts are being noticed. We can't wait to see you back out here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

no food bring your own

limited carts play early. no restaurant of any kind

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/29/2016

We apologize for the lack of carts, orlando7. We are under new management now and will have a full fleet this March. We hope you will come back out and play us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good course for the money

Palisades is a memorable course. Played it one time last year and I could remember almost every hole. The course is not friendly to poor players with its long forced carries and fairly tight fairways. Fairways were in good shape and the short rough easy to play from. Greens were in poor shape this year with many pock marks making it difficult to get a true roll. That all said it is a good day to be on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/08/2016

We really appreciate the great feedback, leardfam. We're continuously working on our conditions to create the best possible experience for our golfers. We hope you'll be out here again when you're back in town.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wait for Carts

Have played this course several times--just because of great price on Golfnow Layout is nice, course condition is getting better every time. Had to wait almost an hour for carts to come in==busy day and not enough carts for everyone. Fairways still rough, several nice par 3's and par 5's

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/02/2016

Thank you for the review and feedback, ulOKT382710! Unfortunately, our previous manager did not reserve enough carts for the season. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding. We will have more carts come March. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible

Arrived at 10:29 for an 11:56 tee time. Checked in, when to get a cart...none there. Cart girl was talking to my husband, they were out of carts, 3 carts were broken and any chance of getting a cart would have been 2+ hours.....have you ever heard of such a thing?!! NO CARTS!!!! Hmmmmmm,visit wonder how they treated their members!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/02/2016

Shashi, we sincerely apologize for the lack of carts. Unfortunately, our previous manager did not reserve enough carts for the busy season and there were none to lease. That manager has since been let go.

We have purchased an additional 7 carts but due to the season, those won't be delivered until March. Please know that next season we will have an additional 20-30 carts for busy season because I have actually signed the agreement with Yamaha already to have them delivered no later than December 15, 2016 to be used thru March. Not to mention our bar/restaurant will also be open and, as the daily players know, the course has been getting better by the week with respect to the greens, fairways and overgrowth.

I hope you can understand the issues we are up against because of the previous manager and hope after my sincere explanation and apology you can give us another try. If possible during the next month or two if you can book your tee time before 11:30 am you will get a cart without issue.

Thank you and have a great day,
Palisades Management

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course to go play

Course layout is great, challenging and fun! Greens are a bit out of shape but still role.

Definitely worth the visit

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 02/02/2016

Thank you for the great feedback! We're continuously working to improve our greens and we hope you'll come and play here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Getting better

Played today and this course had improved Since the last time I played 3 weeks ago..the staff is putting every effort to make the greens in tip top shape. There are still 2 greens that need work but all in all they are as good as other courses in the area. The layout is tough as it comes. I recommend to play from the gold tees. The whites and tips is very difficult and I have a 5 handicap. Go give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 01/22/2016

Thanks again for the review, Scottyhockey11! Please come and play us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Layout

One of the Best course layout I have played in Florida. It has some great holes that you really have to think about were to hit your tee shot and approach into the green.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
fd255384-3333-52e5-b6a0-51a94a244ebb
Commented on 01/22/2016

We really appreciate the review, twoasidejeff! Glad to hear that you had a fun and challenging round! Please come see us again soon.

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