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4.0
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
84.2%
Recommend this course
130 out of 146 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.4%
Recommend this course
28 out of 34 reviews
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4.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 35 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

Reviews

4.0
146 Reviews (146)

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 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 10
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
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

Nice course with lots of variety. Played mid March 2020. Course was in good condition. Greens were in lovely condition. Worth playing. Long drive from Kissimmee area, but worth the drive. Recommend this course. Would play again next time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for average golfer

The highlight of Lake Wales are the greens. Large and undulating, they are kept to a reasonable speed for playability. They are in excellent condition. The fairways are wide and in very good condition. The rough is sparse, but with generous fairways the rough doesn’t come into play much. No water hazards to speak of. Retention ponds are well away from the line of play. A great opportunity to add a Donald Ross course to your life list.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Hidden Donald Ross Gem

Course was fine shape. Greens, while the looked a bit brown, were semi-fast and very true. Great hands-on owner . Has a old classic Florida feel. Reasonably priced.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens

Arrived at pro shop. pro comments the greens crew have dusted the greens as they were worried of wind burn damage.
It did not alter our game the greens were medium to fast with lots of undulation.

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

Enjoyed the course very much and will definitely return

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 99
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable course

Hadn't played Lake Wales CC in a few years & was very pleasantly surprised​. The gentleman who checked us in could not have been better - made us feel genuinely welcome & shared all needed info. Didn't dine so can't comment on that, but the clubhouse is impressive - old-style Spanish Florida charm carries through the entire community of beautiful homes. The clubhouse is clean and offers a nice complimentary water station and range balls. There are tee choices to please everyone. The course itself is in very good condition. Though I can't say it's a pristine course such as the high-dollar tracks, it's definitely at the top of the "average" courses. Aside from some tough par threes, the course layout isn't particularly challenging, but it's definitely enjoyable. Pace of play was fine. All in all, it was a very good day. Lake Wales is a hidden gem that I plan on adding to my list of go-to spots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A neglected beauty

As an architect (Buildings) playing the course was like walking through one of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes that was being used as a rooming house. :-(
I played the course hoping that as a Donald Ross beauty it may have been a real jewel. Credit due, the fairways and greens were in good to great shape, but the tee boxes, rough, sand traps and surrounding areas looked like they'd been ridden hard and put away wet!
I know its tough to keep Florida courses maintained, so please don't get me wrong, this is a great track, I was just a little disappointed in the upkeep.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Condition

The golf course was in excellent condition. tees, fairways lots of good grass, no bare spots, greens were great medium to fast speed and were true.
The only thing we encountered was that it was just after 4.00 pm and the cook had gone home, we like to have a meal and a few drinks after playing golf.
Yes I will recommend this course to my friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing the course and was very pleasantly surprised. Nice wide course with great aesthetics. Will definitely play again. The only fault I could find was that the holes could be better marked or identified. I didn’t see a course map when paying and the score card had no map or picture of the holes. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice mature layout

Nice mature layout. Not a lot of trouble, fairly wide open.

Ter box, fairways and greens. In good shape. Rough and some bunkers need some TLC.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Excellent layout

Course in excellent shape very green fairways and putting surface enjoyed playing would recommend to anyone great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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