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4.6
256 Reviews (256)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
97.7%
Recommend this course
246 out of 256 reviews
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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4.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6680 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7

Big Cypress Golf Club is part of a gated golf retirement community called Cypress Lakes. Conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, the club offers two golf courses, the North and the South. The South Course is a championship layout that is more challenging than the executive-length North Course. Both courses are characterized by the abundance of water and swaying palms, offering the best of Florida golf. The South Course plays a long 6,680 yards from the back tees. The course presents a more demanding test than the North, appealing to more advanced players. Florida Golfer and Senior Golfer have recognized its challenging layout for its excellent conditions and design. Maintenance is a top priority at Big Cypress; on both courses the well manicured fairways and greens are consistently in good shape.

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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Diamond Zoysia Grass
Architect Ron Garl (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - Riders not permitted
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
Walking Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Reviews

4.6
256 Reviews (256)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 7
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 33
Bunkers 27
Forced Carries 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 21
Seniors 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 10

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Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

This course is in excellent shape big high five to the ground keepers keep it going professionals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is always in good shape

Greens and fairways very nice we have had lots of rain but only two fairways were closed to cart path only 6 and 10 driving range was closed due to the wet conditions. we played at 1:00pm had the course to ourselfs . love playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great conditions

Covid precautions are best around. Temperature check upon check in, dividers in the cart to seperate a 2nd rider. Putt up system in the cups so you dont have to touch anything. Greens in great shape, only noticed 2 that had blemishes.
Tees and fairways in great shape. Only 2 cart path only holes. Pace was great, weekday afternoon with golfnow hot deal, only took just over 2 hours. The layout is nice. Range was closed, as it usually is with any rain...Id suggest they just go ahead and make an aqua range there with floaters...
Always a great experience at Big Cypress South.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens

Even though the course was rain soaked, greens keepers did a fantastic job protecting the fairways and the greens were outstanding. Can't wait to play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Hello and thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Come with your best game

This course is definitely a players course. Tee shots were amazing and forced you guys to hit it properly or you were in trouble. Definitely going back once the course dries up from all the rain. Staff was excellent and super friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course is a hidden gem. Players course!

I’m a 3 handicap & pretty critical, but this course is now one of my favorite in the central Florida area. Nothing too flashy but just a great course to play. The greens are fantastic, not super fast but they roll similar to Cheval or World Woods on a slow day. Very smooth and the members obviously take care of the course . Staff was extremely nice and welcoming even with all the COVID precaution. For $38 this is 5 star

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Try this one

Nice course in excellent condition!! You get a little bit of everything in the layout , but not too much of anything!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens!

Great greens. Course is good but a little tight. Beware of soggy Fairways if recent rain the day before. Cart path only and for good reason.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

COVID-19

The best Covid-19 Golf course in FL so far great job of science.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Big Cypress Review

Rarely does a course live up to the hype. BC delivered in spades!
From the flocks of Wild Turkey, deer, and gators (Natural FL at it’s best) to the beautiful manicured course
BC was an absolute JOY to experience! Special thanks to Tom (Course Director), Ray (Ranger), and greeter Heidi...
I’m a native Floridian and much more than “the place”, THE PEOPLE make the difference!!!
We will definitely be back...God bless you folks.
Keep up the good work!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is in great shape, greens are the best in Lakeland outside of Eaglebrooke. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course had a beautiful layout

Driving up and seeing modular homes didn’t really give me high expectations. As I began to play, I couldn’t believe how nice the course was. It was a amazing layout with great conditions.
I can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Was rained out, but it gets better as it was lighting as I stood at the I was told I could not go in to the pro shop because I didn't live in the community, are you kidding me I had my face mask on and the sign on the door said face mask optional? Needless to say I will never go back there

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Hello and thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course, and we always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club.

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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction at Big Cypress Golf Club. If you’re open to discussing this further, please call us at (863) 859-6871 and ask to speak with Allen, our Golf Operations Manager or you can mail us at bigcypressproshop@blairflorida.com. We’d greatly appreciate the opportunity to make things right and work toward earning back your business.

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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction at Big Cypress Golf Club. If you’re open to discussing this further, please call us at (863) 859-6871 and ask to speak with Allen, our Golf Operations Manager or you can email us at bigcypressproshop@blairflorida.com. We’d greatly appreciate the opportunity to make things right and work toward earning back your business.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice

This course is in fantastic condition.. The greens could be a bit faster, but were very playable. The safety measures in place are the best I've seen since this craziness started. We will play again very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it!

Lakeland native and first time playing the South course. Played from green tees. We had a foursome and pace was great. Beautiful layout and grass was green everywhere. Greens were manicured perfectly. Favorite part was the "fans" under trees spread out on 18th green heckling everyone hilariously. Awesome! Will most def be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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