Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Inspired by the backdrop of the Manatee River, Ted McAnlis has created the ultimate golf experience with the perfect combination of beauty and challenge. Waterlefe Golf & River Club is built along a particularly beautiful section of the Manatee River, complete with wide expanses of pristine marshes and pleasant coves. Don't be surprised if on the 15th tee you spot a family of manatees poking noses up for a breath of air. The golf course was designed with a great deal of time, effort and expense going toward protecting and resorting the natural environment that gives the course it unique character. The gently sloped greens with the newest Tifteagle Bermuda offer the ultimate in putting. From a lazy start on the par-5 first hole to the big finish on the 18th hole island green, golfers love Waterlefe Golf & River Club!
|Manatee (W)||72||5449 yards||72.1||132|
|Otter (W)||72||4700 yards||68.0||116|
|Gold M: 73.8/141||554||404||348||198||385||545||448||383||231||3496||561||199||413||399||484||176||351||391||427||3401||6897|
|Blue M: 71.6/132||491||388||333||165||379||504||414||367||198||3239||542||182||392||375||462||161||340||377||392||3223||6462|
|Blue/White M: 70.5/130||491||361||333||165||349||504||389||367||154||3113||475||170||392||375||462||149||340||364||352||3079||6192|
|White M: 69.4/128 W: 75.1/136||426||361||311||141||349||494||389||331||154||2956||475||170||360||353||449||149||323||364||352||2995||5951|
|Silver M: 66.9/121 W: 72.0/135||405||325||280||117||275||455||363||313||147||2680||463||149||324||325||421||138||305||348||321||2794||5474|
|Green M: 65.7/116 W: 70.6/132||405||285||280||101||275||455||363||313||147||2624||463||149||324||325||421||90||228||268||321||2589||5213|
|Green/Red W: 69.5/125||405||285||280||101||275||417||336||286||147||2532||406||149||324||295||382||82||228||268||321||2455||4987|
|Red W: 68.4/123||372||285||255||92||253||417||336||286||119||2415||406||123||292||295||382||82||228||268||291||2367||4782|
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As good as ever
We've played Waterlefe every year since the first month after it opened, every time we come from the UK. We even rent in the Waterlefe community now since 2012.
As ever the course is immaculate with quick, true greens and really challenging holes. Nos 7,8 10,14,and 15 are stand out holes. I'll keep coming and playing until I can no longer swing a club.
Wide Fairways, Lots of Waterx
Nice course, adequate amount of fairway but misses are wet. Pace of play was great. Staff was friendly.
Fantastic course and in great condition.
A great test of golf.
There are lower cost. Purses around but not with the attributes of this place.
Course was challenging and the amenities, including GPS in the cart, were great.
Fun and different course
This course is challenging because it has some tighter holes with a good amount of water. I enjoyed the round and got 18 holes in three hours. The conditions were good. The scenery is definitely different than what I’m used to in the Tampa area, which is a nice change.
Love Waterlefe. Some people think it’s too hard, but that’s because they can’t control their golf ball. Hit the proper club off the tee and lay up to a good number on the par 5’s and it’s fine. Always great condition and it’s the most beautiful back 9 in town. Nice staff.
It was a good course just the holes are really separated. The money is zero because i play for team.
Drainage is tremendous considering we received 12+ inches of rain leading up to when we golfed there....it was cartpath only on every course in the area including waterlefe however the drainage was fabulous
Unforgiving and that’s good
I was able to book a last minute tee time for my first ever round with my 7 year old son. This course is unforgiving with water and foliage. But it’s absolutely stunning and challenging in a great way. My son was hitting them down the middle while I was foraging with the gators near the water. I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life. Thank you!
Very Good Course
Great value, overall experience. Course does not drain great, so it can be very very wet with recent rains. That hurt our overall experience. Greens were above average but not top tier. Layout and design was top notch. Amenities were good to great. I would rate it a very good course but not a great course.
Very nice course with almost nobody on it! Great value!
Great Golf Experience
Great course and very well maintained....Staff was friendly and helpful too...many thanks
Best Course In Bradenton
Everything was spectacular at Waterlefe!!
Started at 10:50 and finished at 1:30p
Great layout,great condition !!
Staff was over the top friendly
Love the layout, little long today because of the wet conditions. Excellent value.
Top 3 courses I’ve played in Florida
If you’re within 2 hours of this course (I live an hour away) its worth the drive to play it. Challenging for all levels of players - especially those that are slightly advanced. Not only would I recommend this course I’ll be back to play here again. Summertime rates are especially attractive and you can save even more by booking through the Golf Now app - bring plenty of fluids.
Best course in the area. I caught a Hot deal tee time which is only way I could afford it so I was thrilled to get a chance to play it. Shot 3 over from blue tees......this was due to excellent course conditions. Greens were excellent and love a course with great tee boxes....some of the best views also...wonderful but tough layout with some forced carries, so pick your tees wisely. By far, my favorite course in the area.
Water and trees. Mostly water. But it rewards good shots. Part Target golf but has some open areas to allow you to drive the ball. Course is in great shape and the crew treats you well. Water range allows you to dial in your irons with instant feedback. Worth playing!
Great golf course! Greens were true and fairly fast. Best course of the three I played this week while visiting from NC.
Water in most holes
Tremendous improvements throughout the course. Very nice and clean.