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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 70
Length 6685 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7

Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Seth Raynor (1916) Tyler Rae (2017) William Diddel (1961) Charles Banks (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis, Croquet

Reviews

5.0
7 Reviews (7)
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a joy to play

Mountain Lake is one of the finest and best maintained courses in Florida. Still true to Seth Raynor's design it has a great mix of demanding holes, although only two par fives. From the back tees it is a real challenge especially if the wind is blowing. This trip the weather was perfect, course conditions were fabulous and as always Jonathan and his team take great care of the members and guests.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 219
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still splendid

Even after unexpectedly blowing a tire on the drive out to Mountain Lake, the course managed to embrace me and the rest of our Golf Advisor Getaways group for a great day. The peaceful, Old-World surroundings, meticulously managed old Seth Raynor golf course and welcoming staff make Mountain Lake one of Florida's most special places in golf. If you get the opportunity to play there, do not pass it up.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Trip Back in Time

Mountain Lake was an incredible experience, start to finish. We had a group of 8 that played the course as part of the Golf Advisor Getaway package to Streamsong. Mountain Lake was truly a pleasant surprise, and our group thoroughly enjoyed the round. The club is a throwback in many regards (including a dedicated Shoe Room), and the golf offered a much different experience than other Florida courses. As the name suggests, there is actually more elevation at Mountain Lake than you would think which allows for some very memorable holes. I personally loved the chance to play "template" holes in this type of setting. Would definitely recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Lake was a special treat. It is an old classic that was in perfect shape. Bunker sand was soft and consistent. The course is beautiful with tree-lined fairways, some water, and mild elevation changes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

One of the best in Florida

I had the pleasure of playing Mountain Lake as part of a Golf Advisor Getaway to Central Florida. This private facility was a bonus included for guests on arrival day.

The 1916 Par 70 Seth Raynor design is such a treat to play. You get a chance to play all the “template holes” like the Cape, Biarritz, Punch Bowl and more and it’s great fun. The layout is generous off the tee and plays pretty long from the back tees when the wind is blowing. The green complexes are challenging and really require thought off the tee to get the right angles of attack.

Mountain Lake is a residential facility with a variety of real estate ranging from cabins to large estates. While you can see them from the course there’s virtually nothing in play.

This was such a fun day, one of my favorite rounds in 9 years of living in Florida. I really look forward to having the chance to visit again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Traditional Southern Beauty

I played this course for the first time on a Golf Advisory Getaway. The minute you drive through the security gate, you realize you are somewhere special. You drive to the clubhouse among very nice homes on large landscaped lots. A unique feature of this private club, is the shoe changing room. The course is a Seth Raynor design from 1916, recently restored to its former glory. The course is not long, and the fairways are generous, which made for a fun first course to play on or Getaway. The greens were running very fast with lots of undulation. You would need to play here many times to know where to leave your approach shots on the greens, to have the best opportunity to make a putt. I could play this course every dayand never be bored.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 219
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Old Florida golf heaven

Mountain Lake is one of those places where as soon as you get through the front gate, your blood pressure drops. The Old-World charm, combined with the classic Seth Raynor golf course, is about as good as it gets for Florida non-ocean golf. The old oak trees and stately houses, set well back from the holes, add a great sense of place, and the Punchbowl green on the short par-4 15th is all-world. If you get the opportunity to play here, do anything you can to accept.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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