Magnolia Plantation Golf Club

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Conditions
1.6
Value
2.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7175
Slope 138
Rating 75.8
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7175 yards 75.8 138
Blue 72 6587 yards 72.2 135
Green 72 6204 yards 70.5 132
White 72 5873 yards 68.6 126
White (W) 72 5873 yards 74.2 144
Gold (W) 72 5240 yards 72.0 132
Scorecard for Magnolia
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.2/138 500 424 393 240 550 410 173 407 425 3522 432 158 550 417 445 410 573 165 451 3601 7123
Blue M: 72.2/135 475 400 359 214 504 353 149 375 388 3217 398 150 507 383 411 379 533 148 427 3336 6553
Green M: 70.5/132 457 362 347 183 496 336 140 340 368 3029 370 130 482 379 380 363 510 140 390 3144 6173
White M: 68.7/126 W: 74.7/145 430 349 321 171 483 316 130 335 350 2885 346 114 468 305 369 332 500 133 383 2950 5835
Gold W: 72.0/132 393 311 286 101 441 296 109 296 313 2546 309 92 445 286 321 295 469 122 343 2682 5228
Handicap 11 9 3 17 1 13 15 7 5 8 18 10 14 12 6 2 16 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tommy Fazio (2005) David Harman (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mike Bender Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

2.0
301

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Amazing Food 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 41
Forced Carries 24
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
Advanced Golfers 22
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 24
Convenient to the City 21
Worth the Drive 11
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Championship Course?

I had family come into town and wanted to show them a nice course. Looked up Magnolia and from the pictures it looked decent. I should have went with the previous reviews I saw. This course was awful. The grounds weren't kept, our cart got stuck in the mud, we didn't know which way to start, the staff didn't explain much of anything, and there was no extras. Now, I'll give them a little bit of slack because Hurricane Irma was due in a few days, but man, that's no way to keep a "Championship" course, especially with the beautiful homes in the neighborhood. If I was a homeowner there, I would complain.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the $10 Hotdeal on GolfNow

Not worth the price of admission even though I paid $10 on a hotdeal on GolfNow. Tee boxes looked like I was teeing up in my front yard, greens were awful.

Worst part was there was literally no fairway to be found. Lost a ball that I hit down the middle of the "fairway" because of how overgrown everything was.

The practice facility is 100 times better than any hole out on the course

Left after 9 holes, won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course needed the fairway cut

All traps I noticed had gtass growing on them. The tee boxes needed the grass cut

The grass was higher than my tees pn each hole. This course was in such poor condition I quit after 9.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mr

Grass not cut on tee boxes or fairways. Grass higher than ball teed up for a driver. Grass so high and thick in fairways lost sevetal balls. Quit after 9 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money

I was shocked, the tee boxes were not mowed. The fairways look like cut hay fields. The rough is hard to distinguish from the fairways. The course is in shambles. If you have every played golf in a hay field you will like this course. I played 4 holes and left. Should have known when I arrived on Sunday there was on 3 cars n parking lot and the club house was empty of merchandise.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible upkeep on fairways and greens

This was absolutely the worst course I have ever played. The fairways were not mowed I spent more time searching for balls in the fairway than I did playing. The greens (if you dare call them that) were brown or bare dirt in most places. The only saving grace was the seeing all the deer and turkeys all over the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!

The homeowners association should be embarassed that this course represents them. More sand than grass on the greens, sand traps where grass is growing over the rake, no fairways, and was attacked by pit bulls on the 15th hole. We started on the back 9 and only played 10 holes. Not a great golfer but lost 6 balls in 8 holes . Worst time I"ve ever had on a golf course. GOLF NOW loses credibility offering abandoned golf courses like this.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Closed due to poor weather conditions?

I arrived to find a note on the clubhouse door stating that the course was closed due to poor weather conditions this weekend. Sunday August 6th 2017 was beautiful. From what I could see of the course and the parking lot, it is not being maintained to a standard of any golf course any where near the area. The neighborhood is beautiful, the course and clubhouse not so much. The price was too good to be true, but you get what you pay for. I should've known better.

Conditions Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Owner clearly doesn't care

The course conditions are possibly the worst of any course I have ever played. The greens were terrible and had more sand and dirt than grass. The bunkers were even horrible, no sand filled with Weds and looked like the rough. The fairway was barely better than the rough, and the rough was knee high. Very sad that this course is in the condition it is, because it has a good layout. Staff was nice, food was great in the clubhouse. The only thing about the course that stood out was the amount of deer on the course. We must have seen 30 of them throughout the day, which was really cool. Paid $11 through a hot deal, and still felt it was over priced. Would go back to the clubhouse to eat and drink because the patty melt I had was really good. For golf I will spend my money elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sorry but not even worth $12

While the staff was extremely outgoing and fun, I still would not recommend anyone playing this course. Really nice layout but greens were inkept and unputtable with ant mounds and bird droppings all over them. Fairway length was 2-3 in grass - I actually lost 2 balls in the fairway.Rough was anywhere from 6-10 in, a ball hit here was history. Cups had up to 1: grass growing into the holes.wildlife all over was nice, deer came right up to the cart to say hello, really the only bright side. In such a high end area, I expected a whole lot more. Sorry guys but not even worth the $12 fire sale.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now review.

The course was exactly what I expected as I've played it before.

What I was not expecting was to get double billed. I was charged by Golf Now for the round plus taxes & fees and charged the same amount by the golf course.

One of the two of you need to get your act together.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value

I play this course often being a resident in the community. I have finally started to see a lot of improvements on this course. The greens are actually cared for, the grass is actually cut . I am very pleased with the owners ability to make a genuine effort to improve this course. This course offers a great challenging layout if you are an avid golfer. I promise if you play this course now, you will be pleseantly surprised as my play prompted me to write this review. I would give it a 5 star only because i have been a witness to its rapid decline over the past number of years and now I see quite a bit of improvement. Thanks for reading and happy hitting!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

TLC Needed

From the clubhouse and it's lack of inventory to the course and it's lack of essential maintenance, it has the appearance of a facility on the cusp of closure.

I was told that the recent heavy rains had prevented mowing, yet the course just down the road looked immaculate by comparison.

Ratchet up the TLC and basic course maintenance and this track could be very nice. I loved the layout.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course conditions terrible! Course will probably close soon.

Played as a foursome and we all agreed--these were the worst golf course conditions we have played at. It seemed like they hadn't mowed anything in 1-2 months. Weeds up to mid ankles in the middle of the fairways. We literally lost golf balls in the middle of the fairways because the grass was too high for us to find it! Absolutely ridiculous! You can tell they are on their way out as the pro shop has just a smattering of items for sale (5-6 shirts, limited drink selection, etc). The first nine was "playeable" enough that we struggled through. Back nine was much worse than the front nine and by the 16th hole we just flat out gave up. It wasn't fun knowing it would be a impossible to find your ball. Greens were in decent condition considering the rest of the shape of the course.

Disappointing as this can be a great course and the layout is great. Really surprising as this course is in the middle of a very upper class neighborhood with gorgeous homes. Golf course doesn't suit the neighborhood.

Will not be back. Too many other nearby courses in much better condition!

Conditions Poor
Layout Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

This course has gone downhill quite a bit. This used to be one of the best course in the area but now the fairway and tee boxes are overrun with weeds. It doesn't look like they are mowing the grass on a regular basis and the greens are in pretty bad shape. It's a shame because I only paid $13 bucks to play and seriously considered asking for a refund because of how bad the course was. Hope they get it together and soon or this course will be shut down.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weeds! Weeds! Weeds!

Maybe the point of the golf course is to create the first hybrid grow house/golf course. I feel bad for the residence that have the nicest houses next to the eye sore of a course. Please close this course down

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value

The layout of this course is incredibly unique and challenging. It is hard to find a course with this type of design for a budget friendly price. Tim in the pro shop was extremely helpful and polite and really went out of his way to take care of our group. The grounds are by no means in PGA shape but it didn't make the course any less fun to play! We will for sure be coming back to play there more often! The challenging nature of the course for the price can really help a beginner golfer like myself improve and can even test the more experienced ones as well!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wildlife Galore

Not having played the course made it a challenge. It is designed well and offers the opportunity to decrease your ball supply. Fun to play but not in good shape. For the price it was a pleasure and looking forward to returning to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Disappointed

I'll start by saying that the layout is very challenging and the wildlife is amazing, but that's about it for the positives.

Played here for the first time and I was "very disappointed". The course was in poor condition. Being in the Lake Mary/Heathrow area of Central Florida, anyone familiar with the locale would expect this course to be almost impeccable. But that was FAR from reality. The best looking green on the course was the practice green, the tee boxes & fairways could have been part of a pasture and the bunkers were more like pavement. I've played many courses but none quite this bad. For whatever reason, this course has not been kept up with. I guess the fact that the parking lot was empty was an omen and that I only encountered 2 other groups on the course during the round is evident.

This could be a very good golf course so I hope the management can turn things around, but they do have a steep challenge ahead of them.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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