Azalea/Camelia Golf Course at Cleveland Heights Golf Club

3.8108176471 3.8 stars from 5 (309)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6517 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.9
  • 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 6517 yards 70.9 123
White 72 6125 yards 69.1 120
Red (W) 72 5551 yards 71.5 120

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: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 309 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
151
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

261 out of 307 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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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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 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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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)


"The Heights"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is in the best shape of anytime I have ever played. The greens are a bit hard but putt true and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2018

Thanks for the positive feedback as we have a great team here at CHGC. Glad you enjoyed your golf experience at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Needs work"


mk8q16ophx3749772's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are not in very good shape. Fairways not much better. Layout is very good and presents several challenging shots. Found staff to be very friendly and helpful. Little work on the greens would make this a more enjoyable golf experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/21/2018

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


"Must try this course if you are in Lakeland"


gleveillee's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Okay, I am a bit biased as I am a member, but I love to play at Cleveland Heights. Tee options available for every level of golfer... beautiful layout... great staff... and a wonderful clubhouse/restaurant/bar... When you see this golf course, you know you are in Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Group Golf"


u7820691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were late booking this week, so I tried Golf Now.

Been playing Cleveland Hts for two years, weekly!

The course was preparing for tournament play, consequently, it was in great condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/15/2018

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued support at CHGC. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Great conditon"


fz6uncaged's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the second time and had a great day. The course is in beautiful condition. They are supposedly prepping for a tournament coming up this week and so the greens were fast but in great shape. The course was very busy but the pace of play was good and everyone there was very friendly. I will definitely be going back more. It is a bit of a drive for me but worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2018

Thanks so much for the feedback and kind words. We are glad that you had a great golf experience at CHGC and look forward to seeing you in the future. Brock Witmyer (GM)


"Average"


Andrew8289049's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A staple in our annual Florida trip. Average course, in average condition. Water on the course can easily be avoided. Plenty on room to spray the ball. Pace of play is never great here because it gets a lot of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2018

Thanks for the feedback Andrew. Pace of Play is monitored daily and we are about 4 hours to 4 hours and 15 minutes even in season. In the future see staff/ranger if there are any issues. Thanks Brock Witmyer (GM)



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