Camelia/Boganvilia Golf Course at Cleveland Heights Golf Club

3.8025705882 3.8 stars from 5 (315)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6426 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 2900 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
  • (863) 834-2379 , (863) 682-3277
  • (863) 413-2390
  • www.clevelandheightsgolf.com

Year built: 1925
Type: Public/Municipal
Greens: Tifdwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6426 yards 70.3 123
White 72 5996 yards 68.4 119
Red (W) 72 5445 yards 71.1 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 315 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
78
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

266 out of 313 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"It's a swamp"


CherokeeFlyer's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

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In my humble opinion, the course should have been closed. It was cart path only (obviously) but really was not playable. Walking from the cart path to the ball required walking through ankle deep water at times. I admire the course management for trying to accommodate the golfers, but frankly, it just didn't make much sense. Of course, if they had closed the course, some people would have slammed them for that, so I guess it was a "no win" situation. I am anxious to return when the course dries out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Commented on 07/09/2018

Thanks for the feedback. You are correct that we are very wet, 10 inches of rain since July 1st. We give folks the option of playing and staying on the cart paths as they understand. It has been nice the past 2 days with no rain. Hope to see you back soon at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Still Great"


u775634668's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Even though it is course maintenance time all is still good.

Recommend this for any player


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/09/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and we hope to see you back at CHGC soon. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Wet and poor conditions"


tk68's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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The course got a lot of rain the day before didn't know till we got there and it was cart path only play c and b course it was very BAD, c was not even playable water and puddles everywhere, b was a little better but not much got no roll when hitting the fairway just lots of water and muddy conditions but even if it wasn't wet the greens were horrible dead and brown spots on all of them they keep it looking good for the snowbirds but for us they don't care if I had a free round wouldn't play it, I'm done with this course to many others that r better it's a shame


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cleveland Heights Golf Club on 07/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Cleveland Heights Golf Club, in the Lakeland, FL area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 07/09/2018

Thanks for the feedback. The 10 inches of rain we have got since July 1st has caused us some issues that we are addressing. We just started be able to mow areas that we could not get equipment to because it was getting stuck. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"mother nature still causing problems"


PMAEGOLFER's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course us still wet from all of the summer rains. Mostly in the rough. Course still fun to play though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and you said it correct about all of the rain. Hope to see you back soon. Brock Witmyer (GM)



Mike9012294's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2018

Mike, thanks for the positive feedback as we appreciate it. Hopefully we can dry out a little bit before your next visit. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"course conditions should get better"


PMAEGOLFER's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens have been recently aerated so hard to putt. Half the holes are cart path only due to summer rains


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thanks for the feedback. Green aerifications are a maintenance practice that affects playability, but are much needed at least 3 times a year. We have been pretty wet since the middle of May. We hope to see you back soon at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)



uooooo1472292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and glad you enjoyed your golf experience at CHGC. We look forward to seeing you back soon at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)



Randy1319153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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This was my second time play this course. While the starter did let me go out earlier this my scheduled tee time, I did have to ask him where the first tee box was(because I could remember.) A good starter would told me where both tee boxes were but when I made the turn I had to ask again.

Conditions this time were pretty bad due to a high amount of rain that we have had recently and there isn’t anything maintenance can do about that. But the greens on the “C” course were very bad. Dead spot on a good portion of many greens.

All in all, it’s an average course. It not a long course. I picked this course because it was cheap and close to where I live.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

Thanks for the feedback Randy and we hope to see you back soon when things have dried out. Brock Witmyer (GM)



u000007673178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you had an excellent golf experience at CHGC. We are finally starting to dry out from the 18 inches of rain we got during the month of May. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Wet, wet and more wet"


tk68's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Played A and C course A looked better not as wet but the greens on both side not good to many bad spots and bumpy will get better once it dry out just not good condition with all the rain guess A drains better because C was really soaked to me almost not playable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cleveland Heights Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Hello, on behalf of the Cleveland Heights Golf Club staff, we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 06/04/2018

Thanks for the feedback. It has been very wet as we got 12 inches of rain the week of May 14th thru the 19th. Tropical Storm Alberto rained on and off the whole Memorial Day weekend. You are correct A Course does drain better than the other two courses. Thanks Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Great City Course"


Mike9012294's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens are good, fast and true, plenty of hazards to keep your attention. Shot placement is a premium your driver can be your friend or your nightmare if you use it on the wrong hole


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

Mike, thanks for the positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your golf experience at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)



u000003739478's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback. We hope to be drying out soon. We look forward to seeing you back at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"The Heights"


ddg52's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Due to wet weather, it was cart path only and the course was very wet. Greens are getting a little thin, overall the course is fun to play. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Cleveland Heights Golf Course on 05/25/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry that the conditions did not meet your expectations on the day of your round. We hope you still enjoyed your day, and we are looking forward to having you back soon.

Commented on 05/26/2018

Thanks for your feedback we appreciate it. We have gotten 13 inches of rain over the past week with more coming this Memorial Day weekend. We hope to see you back at CHGC when it is a little drier. Brock Witmyer (GM)



Franzua's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/14/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and we hope to see you back at CHGC soon. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"May 5th"


u0000087500's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Course was good shape. Greens were hard and fast.. Nice afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback and glad you enjoyed your golf experience at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Great Condition"


u832017668's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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The course is in excellent shape. Well watered fairways and greens. Greens were rolled and fast. Sandtraps are grainy and play very consistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback. We have a very good hard working staff and strive to get better. We are glad that you had a great golf experience at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Poor greens"


jbondjbond's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens don't actually have grass. They have something green on them, but they putt like they are concrete or asphalt or maybe ice. A missed 5 foot putt crawling to the hole can go 15 feet past.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you back at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Great course"


u000001700325's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is excellent shape with super fast greens. I played the C and B courses. The course was fun and challenging.

The only problem I had was to negotiate from the green to the next tee box, as this was the first time that played Cleveland Heights. Definitely will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cleveland Heights- B to A"


johnkingcobra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens are great! Fairways and roughs a bit spotty. Conditions after 4-ball tourney- great time to play! Had lunch at Bosko’s before round- great food!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

John, thanks for the positive feedback. We could use some rain right now. We hope to see you back soon at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Good Golf/Good Course"


u000007673178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
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Reviewed on

It has been a while since I played Cleveland Heights golf courses and, I was very impressed with the conditions of the courses. I tell my friends and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2018

We are glad that you came back to play CHGC. We appreciate the feedback and kind words. See you back soon. Brock Witmyer (GM)



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