Lakes/River Golf Course Cocoa Beach Country Club

3.7971823529 3.8 stars from 5 (223)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6714 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, United States
  • (321) 868-3351, (321) 868-3222
  • (321) 868-3362
  • www.golfcocoabeach.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Charles Ankrom (1968)
Type: Public
Greens: Paspalum Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops, cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6714 yards 71.1 129
Blue 72 6272 yards 69.7 123
White 72 5861 yards 68.0 117
White (W) 72 5861 yards 73.2 117
Red 72 5294 yards 65.0 112
Red (W) 72 5294 yards 70.2 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 223 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

193 out of 222 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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"A decent local course."


joyceward's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Reviewed on

I've played this course several times. Seems to be in better shape these days than I remember.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"I Remember it better"


DJStephen's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After not playing CBCC for 3 yrs. or so I found the conditions sub par on this go around. The greens were great but fairways hadn't been cut in awhile and the rough was so high that balls just off the fairway were a challenge to find. With 3 different 9's you would think they would have a lot better directions for each hole. It is very difficult to follow some of the hole directions. Staff was great and the price was a bargain for this course, which is usually over priced. All this said, I'd still recommend this course for a tough test.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very wet"


pmeed2002's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Course was very wet, (cart path only) . For the amount of rain in the area the day before it should have been wet, but it never really drains well and hold a good deal of water. Greens were good, a little slow even after the the dew burned off.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course Closed"


u000001608557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got there and they had closed the Course because of heavy rain. Course didn't charge me anything , I just lost the Golf Now fee.


I recommend this course


"River"


dickrb40's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Started with the guy behind the counter being annoyed I came in and paid for my golf. He was too busy watching tv to use any words. First time there and didn't even tell me where to get a cart or where the starter was. Played the river and dolphin. River 9 was in horrible shape. Crab grass in fairways, sand hasn't been raked since Bush was in office and fairways were flooded from rain the day before. Dolphin 9 was actually nicer but they sent so many groups out that it was extremely backed up. They didnt pair up singles and doubles so it was a free for all. 3 hour round on the back 9 is never fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Friendly staff!"


gary7309794's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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A thunder storm the night before flooded two of the nine hole courses, so we got a huge discount to play 9 on the Dolphin course and club rentals! Pace of play was acceptable ( lots of senior golfers) and the greens were in excellent conditions!

No alligator sightings : (


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great foursome"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Greens are in fabulous shape. Played with a family from England and it was just a joy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cocoa Beach - River/Dolphin"


Messercon425's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

We played after a lot of rain had fallen on previous days. The River/Dolphin courses were 90 degree and the Lakes was cart path only. The course was very playable. It looks a little shaggy when you look at the overall area but didn't play that way. I have no complaints about the tee boxes or fairways. The greens are probably the best in the Central Florida Area. They feel soft when you walk on them but putt reasonably fast and true. The only problem that I had with our day was the grumpy rangers at the course. There was a Severe weather event that was going to blow through the area. We parked our carts in the cart barn and were instructed where to park by one of the rangers. A few minutes later two of the other rangers came to us and demanded that we remove our carts from the cart barn and put them under the portico in front of the building as they didn't have "room" for our carts in there. They were very snarky as we were holding out hope to play after the severe weather passed. After about 40 minutes we were able to return to the course and play the remaining 16 holes we had to finish. Its too bad that this facility has always had this type of people working in the cart area. This is not the first time with rude behaviors from cart attendants/rangers. All other aspects and staff get no complaints as they are top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u652116173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A good ride spoiled"


salbate's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course for over 35 years and consider it my "home " course. I booked this round on Golf Now as a single player and was treated like a second class citizen. I was not permitted to ride in my own cart , even though I explained I had an appointment later in the day and might have to leave before I finished my round. My golf cart mate was a fine gentleman who also booked golf now. We proceeded to the first tee, when a lady ran out of the starter's booth, (her name is Rose) and snarled at us and yelled " you are not on the tee yet". We offered her our apology.

She proceeded to allow a twosome to go ahead of us, the average age of which was 95 yrs old, plus a walker. A 1 1/2 hr front nine turned into a 2/1/2 one. The gap was ridiculous.I had no choice but to to quit after 9.

If I was a first time player, I would never go back.

This is the problem of a municipally owned and managed course. They hire unqualified, unhappy and unprofessional people who could care less. Being a Golf Now patron made matters worse and can be problematic at other courses as well. Golf Now patrons are simply not treated as well as others paying full price. Why? Is it the golfer's fault for taking advantage of lower rates offered ?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Hunter18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course. Replace refreshment cart personel"


CGTHOMAN's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Nice course. A little fast for my ability and did not expect to be paired up with other couple at tee off. Enjoyed there company and had fun until experience with the refreshment cart personel.

The refreshment cart lady, thought it was her job to scold my 11yr. son for saying the word “crap” in a conversation he and I were having. Seriously!

I do recommend this course but not the hospitality of the refreshment cart personel.

C. Thoman


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, cart lady needs replaced."


CGTHOMAN's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Nice course. Felt pushed for play time on the course and did not expect to be teamed up with another pair. We did enjoy the company of the couple we were paired up with and enjoyed playing the course. Just a little to fast of play for me. After the first nine, our foursome split and we continued on. That’s when the cart lady comes into play. She stopped and we asked for refreshments. My 11yr. old son and I were having a conversation in which he said the word “crap”. She over heard and proceeded to scold him and tell him he was a “bad boy”. SERIOUSLY! Remove her from her position.

C. Thoman


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rickgroth's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of the golf course, especially the greens, was great and better than that of the other courses I've recently played in the Melbourne area. And the pace of play was also excellent making the outing an outstanding value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u472896504's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on


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


"Not to bad for a beach area course"


rbish64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here all staff great people and very friendly and helpful . As for course flat and kind of boring layout .Greens are in great shape fairways and rough could use some help but definitely playable .Still would play again just would not pay over 50$ for it .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course, very enjoyable round"


u152609618's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played for the first time. Course in very good condition and the greens were excellent. A fun afternoon!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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