Schalamar Creek Golf Club

3.9224529412 3.9 stars from 5 (220)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6016 yards
  • Layout

  • 4500 US Highway 92 E, Lakeland, Florida 33801
  • (863) 666-1623
  • (863) 665-6900
  • www.schalamar.com

Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Ron Garl (1986)
Type: Public
Greens: Winter Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6016 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 5441 yards N/A N/A
White 72 4760 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 4180 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 220 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

181 out of 219 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Wonderful time"


damond90's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Was not too busy because of rain coming in. Ended up behind a foursome while playing solo but the range master moved me along the course to make sure I wasn't spending too much time waiting around.

The play itself was great. Even though some holes play through houses, I never felt as if I was at risk of hitting one.

Can't wait to be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Narrow course, Lot of water. Good shape. Worth of money.


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



u000003482665's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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


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 05/09/2018

Glad you had a great time out at Schalamar Creek. Looking forward to seeing you back out soon!



dculham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Course is in real good shape and its a lot of fun to play. Looking forward to seeing you back out at Schalamar Creek.


"Shame"


u000004901658's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great set up tree lined very rare in Orlando unfortunately they had sanded the greens otherwise I couldn't say anything negative about my experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Appreciate your support and looking forward to you coming back out to play. Greens are in tremendous shape and the course is looking real good. Thanks again for playing Schalamar Creek


"Great course,Great Staff,Great food and refreshments!!!"


u000004849282's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on

Great time is the norm for this place, always play here when i am in the area!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thanks for coming out to Schalamar Creek and enjoying the day. Its a lot of fun out here and we are looking forward to you being in the area real soon.


Commented on 04/26/2018

Always a Great time at Schalamar Creek. Looking forward to you coming back to the area and playing Schalamar Creek.


"Great course,Great Staff,Great food and refreshments!!!"


u000004849282's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing but great things to say about this place!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

Appreciate your support. Its the Great people at Schalamar Creek that makes it a Great place to play golf.


"Good test ok skill"


u988300145's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

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

Liked the course a lot! The strong winds really added a touch of toughness to the play!


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 04/26/2018

Schalamar Creek is a fun course with a lot of character to it. Looking forward to you coming back out soon and enjoying another round of golf.


"Accuracy is a must."


richguy1234's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Nice little course fairways were in good condition the greens were at Goodspeed but you need to be accurate not long very enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

Its a Shot makers course for sure. Has a lot or character and it is a lot of fun to play. Looking forward to you coming back out soon to play again.


"The natives are restless"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Good course but rather short even from the tips. Finished the round with a foursome in 3:35 minutes. Had a threesome crowding behind us playing shots into the greens while we were walking off the greens. We apperntly had a complaint about pace of play on the 8th tee box at the 1:25 minute mark. The ranger talked to us about the resident golfers complaints, but I feel it was more out of obligation and show than for any real problem, as he stated that our pace was adequate. Overall, the course plays short and can be managed well with irons, greens are better than many in the area, the fairways are well maintained, and the restaurant was fairly priced with the quality of food above average. That said, the round felt rushed and less enjoyable than it otherwise should have been.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Schalamar Creek Golf Club on 04/03/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Schalamar Creek Golf Club, and also appreciate your input on our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.

"Tight and requires different shot making."


golfjared's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall good experience. Course is a bit dry but that is due to lack of rain in Fla. greens have good speed and are well maintained.

Will come back and bring my friends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

Schalamar Creek requires just about every club in your bag to be played. That is a lot of fun and a lot of golf course management. Looking forward to you coming back out to play soon. Thanks for playing Schalamar Creek


"Nice course"


rhutsler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Only issue was tee time was early, but we were told to go off the 10th tee. When we came around to the front we had to wait for two foursomes, one of which were very slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

Thanks for coming out to play golf at Schalamar Creek. In season its always a full day of golf. Course its in good shape and everyone is wanting to play Schalamar Creek. Its a lot of fun to play. We look forward to you coming back out to play some more golf.


"Great course for the money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played here before and consistently enjoyed each round. Grass is still coming out of dormancy, so the lies were tight. Course play was slow due to early morning tournament, but reasonable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Greatly appreciate you coming out to play Schalamar. Golf Course is in wonderful condition and its that time of the year when all the golfers are trying to get in some last rounds of golf before heading back up north. Looking forward to seeing you back out on the course real soon.


"Get ready for a long day"


u223634546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is overbooked and pace of play is very slow. We were backed up 3 groups on some tees. Marshals do nothing to push things along.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Schalamar Creek Golf Club on 03/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Schalamar Creek Golf Club, in the Lakeland, Florida area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Marshals so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000002240330's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Thank you for coming out to Schalamar Creek. Glad you enjoyed your round of golf and we are looking forward to you coming back out again real soon!


"Great time"


bmf21b's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very nice and fast, only drawback was the pace of play but it is that time of the year when the snowbirds are still here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Greens are rolling great. Its a lot of fun putting on these greens. It always a great thing to see and have all these golfers coming out to play. Tells us the golf course is nice! Come on back out soon!


"Hidden jewel"


Jack2841895's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in impeccable shape. Only wish the course was closer to home so l could play it more. Well worth the price and a very enjoyable golf outing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Glad you enjoyed your time out at Schalamar. Its a lot of fun playing this shot makers course. Looking forward to having you back out soon.



deb000002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Thank you for coming out to Schalamar Creek. Glad you enjoyed your round of golf and we are looking forward to your return real soon.



u183213201's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2018

Glad you had a good time at Schalamar Creek. Looking forward to you coming back out to play real soon.



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