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3.7
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
77.7%
Recommend this course
140 out of 163 reviews
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3.1
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
57.9%
Recommend this course
11 out of 19 reviews
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3.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7072 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.5
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Lake Wales Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.7
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
19th Hole Specials 6
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Undulating Greens 23
Elevation Changes 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I’ve played this course In 2019 when it was in pathetic condition. This yr it is much better and fairways not nearly as bad as other recent reviews indicated. Greens a little slow but we’re smooth and consistent. For the price it is worth the drive to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course- great potential

As previous reviewers have noted, fairways and tee boxes rough. in some places. Greens were very good and rolled true. Great layout. Teed off as a single at 7:15 and didn't see many golfers at all. Finished in 2 hours. pro-shop and cart guys were very nice and helpful. Seems open and easy but EVERY time I missed the fairway, I was behind a tree (very strategically placed) For the money not bad - greens make up for the tees and fairways. If they had some maintenance, could move to the head of the class with its layout

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition

Greens...excellent! Teeboxes and fairways could definitely use some tlc, but it is tough to maintain central Florida courses.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

It’s a Donald Ross course so the layout is nice. The course has tons of potential but needs a lot more attention to bring it back. Fairways had way too many bald patches, and greens were super slow. The course is laid out well and very fair, not overly tight from the tees. Not a very busy course in the afternoon so played in just over 3 hours. Staff were all super friendly, and valve for the price was very reasonable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Never Again!!!

Very sad to see a Donald Ross in such horrible condition. Design is great, everything else is really really bad. Greens were spongy & slow. Fairways are burnt out all over the place. I hate a place were you hit good shots and get punished by course conditions. I would not return even if it was free!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course needs work

Course layout great need to shut it down and do major
repairs.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 35
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Grainy greens but playable

Check-in was a breeze course was a ghost town, hot as heck. Fairways are ok, weeds are an issue in places. Areas around the greens more weeds. Greens are ok just really grainy with some weeds and slow. Bunkers have decent sand but weeds there too. I like the layout and the service here is always very inviting. Good place to get a round in. Nothing on the course regarding water or beverage cart.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lake Wales C.C....

Condition-wise, Lake Wales C.C. is going "down-hill"..Tee boxes bare is lots of spots, goose-grass 6 in. long in others...Fairways overall, semi-poor...The greens over-all, s-l-o-w, but OK....

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

No fairways!

This is a Donald Ross layout and has all the bite and reward you want in a course design! And that’s it!
Green have no weed”a plus” but roll at about a 2!!!
Fairways are weeds upon weeds upon more weeds! Can’t tell where the fairway is!
$25 is a ok rate but there is no way I’m coming back!
The amount of $$ to get the fairways playable at minimum is never happening in the area this tremendous layout sits!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens ok fairways lots of weeds

Definitely playable. Typical Bermuda greens slow and grainy. Fairways and rough are well, rough. Pretty much all weeds but playable. Customer service here is outstanding that’s pretty much why we keep coming back. Not awful but not great but again, playable. We enjoyed the day.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a Great Timeline

We used the “Golf Now” app to reserve and pay for 9 holes for a party of 4. Everything went smooth and flawless from the time we did the reservation until golf cart turn in. Would definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Thomas H.

First time playing this course and I was pleasantly surprised .
The young lady in the pro shop greeted us with a pleasant smile. She was very sweet and nice showing us around and ready to go The. fairways and rough were a little dry as are most courses right now but certainly playable. Some Tee boxes were being repaired and a little dry but all were LEVEL and no problem for my buddy and I. The GREENS are most important to us and we had lots of sweet birdie and eagle puts and no complaints about TRUE roll. They roll right where you hit them! The GREENS were EXCELLENT and I will certainly return and play here again. Thank you Lake Wales for your excellent hospitality!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The greens were great. The fairways and tee boxes were very disappointing. They really let this place go. Had to contend with sprinklers on 3 of the last four greens. Who does that?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, but overpriced for its current condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

The greens are in excellent shape. Fairways and rough are in good shape. Tee boxes are in bad shape.
Read a review from two weeks ago, and almost didn’t play the course. The course is in good shape. I’m glad I played it. Fun course with a good layout. Lots of bunkers. Will definitely be playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Obviously undetfundef

Remove countryclub from the name. Greens are ok. I spoke with resident during the round who said they had over seeded and hot weather hit and not enough water. I went into the clubhouse after the round to return a small cooler not complaining but made a comment about maybe the overseedind and unexpected weather and she became very defensive saying that good golfers like tight fairways and you are teeing up on the tee boxes anyway. And people will complain the rough is too high a a few months. Your facilities are still run down and the homeowner that I spoke to says the restaurant is rarely open. Be open minded and get an investor and make what it can be and quit being defensive. I was told that she is part of the family of owners. Again I may play again at some point but it will through golf now if it is cheap.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 241
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Florida Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Regular, well playable course with no special challenges

Played as twosome and the pace was very good – 3 ¼ hours. Tee boxes and fairways need some attention. Bunkers were not in play today. Greens are really very nice, though a little slow, but true. Staff at the pro shop very cordial, but golf gloves are really very expensive - $25 for one is rather upper level!
Overall it is a good place to go, but you can find courses in the surrounding for lower rates…

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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