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4.6
1130 Reviews (1130)
5 Stars
703
4 Stars
371
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
96.6%
Recommend this course
1092 out of 1130 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 94 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
123
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.6%
Recommend this course
174 out of 182 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6908 yards
Slope 141
Rating 73.0

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!

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
1130 Reviews (1130)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Brunch 17
19th Hole Specials 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 156
Forced Carries 103
Bunkers 92
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 124
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 111
Locals 48
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 105
Convenient to the City 49
In the 'Burbs 43

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Rain Check

My only complaint is there was a down pour after hole 15. I thought they would give us a rain check to play the back 9 on another date.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New Favorite!

Fantastic Golf Course incredible layout great conditions beautiful scenery at $54 you got to be kidding me! We played Copperhead last week for over $250 and as far as I'm concerned this blows it away. We will definitely return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course to Play

Course in great shape and well taken care of. Greens are fast and have slope difficulty. Really good course to play in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome

Course In great condition. Staff could not be better. Have already booked another tee time. Can’t wait.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Picturesque and Challenging

Friendly staff, pace of play was perfect. GPS on carts. Tee to green the course was in phenomenal condition. Greece rolling smooth and fast. Very challenging course depending on your choice of tees. This is a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet and Wild

We had some rain and wind which made the round very challenging. The course is very fun and had a Great time. We’ll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect...as usual

Favorite course to play in the area! Layout is amazing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super nice track, unique and challenging.

Definitely would play again but it's a long rude from Cleveland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day of golf....

This is a fine golf course....great staff....well maintained....
I'll be back!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great golf course....

Wonderful layout!!! Staff is excellent!!!
This is a quality operation top to bottom!!!!
I will be back!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Great; Greens Average

Love the course, greens haven’t recovered from aeration and are a little uneven. Course in great shape otherwise.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens Could Be Better

Love the course, but the greens are just ok. The recent aeration job hasn’t settled in well and the greens are not rolling true.. The rest of the course is excellent shape and is one of my favorites in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

I played Monday and it was a lil windy, but what a awesome course. I found a diamond in the ruff. The nicest course I’ve played. Staff was very friendly and ever thing was neat and run smoothly. I’ll be playing here more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

High winds

Really enjoyed this course the wind had the long par 3’s nearly impossible. One of the nicest most challenging courses in the atea

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