South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club

4.3480000000 4.3 stars from 5 (151)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6680 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

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

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6680 yards 72.7 138
Green 72 6079 yards 69.9 127
White 72 5621 yards 67.6 116
White (W) 72 5621 yards 72.7 129
Red 72 4803 yards 64.0 106
Red (W) 72 4803 yards 68.2 116

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

143 out of 150 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Besides the blazing afternoon heat, course played great! Layout is excellent/very fair to the 12-handicapper. Great experience from staff to play!


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


"wet but fun"


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

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

Reviewed on

course got a lot of rain the day before cart path only it was wet but not that bad there doing some work on all the greens small and big squares cut out with the green sand filling it in for a Saturday it was wide open because it being wet no big issues I always like playing this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The greens were in great shape."


Brandon7147637's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After all the rain Thursday night the course wad cart path only, but it was still in fantastic shape. They do a great job out there of keeping the greens, fairways and tee boxes green and in great shape. Can't wait to play out there again. In my opinion the best course in Lakeland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best golf value in Lakeland"


iamtigerwoods's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The South Course at Big Cypress is a wonderful place to play. Unlike the North Course, which is an executive layout, the South Course is a full-sized par 72 course. The gentlemen at the pro shop are very friendly and helpful. Bob, the starter/ranger, was very thorough in explaining the course layout, tips for getting around, and the rules. A few greens were under repair (hence the super-low rate we paid), but elsewhere, the greens, tee boxes, and fairways were near-immaculate. Amenities like cold water interspersed around the course were welcome on the super-hot Florida summer day. You can also order a snack with a phone placed at the ninth tee box — a nice touch. Even the bathrooms are nice. Definitely the classiest course in North Lakeland that regular people can play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




u2319033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great lay out the course is in pristine condition the staff is great as well you will see deer and turkey while you were playing golf a must play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DeeWinch's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Simple design leads to enjoyable round"


JEKelley's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape overall. A few tight tee shots but overall a very easy course with wide fairways and few bunkers. Very enjoyable to play. Greens were in phenomenal shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun and tricky layout"


Shawnpettersen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live in Sarasota and met a couple of buddies in Lakeland to play here. Great conditions and a really fun course to play. It was a lot tougher than the yardage on the scorecard reflected. There are some tight tee shots from the tips and awkward yardages to keep it in play at times. Moving the ball in both directions off the tee definitely helps here. The greens are pretty large and in great condition, but filled with slopes and hills. Those are really the defense of this course. A lot of fun to play. I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course looked good except The greens had been aerated earlier that week so a little bumpy but not that bad just had to hit your putt harder to keep its line


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Lduchien's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great design and conditions"


Carl8876491's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Solid challenging but not so tough as to be grueling .room to rip it ,within reason! Greens putt true and held well .tees had been punched but it's that time of year . Ball sat up nicely on the fairway . All in all a great treat for last game before heading back to Nova Scotia


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great day."


csnydernj's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in good shape. The layout is challenging. There are some great holes. From the back tees it plays about 6500 yards but there are some large carries you really have to be on your game. Greens were good. Not slow not too fast. Staff is great. Friendly and efficient. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Play"


Mingo348's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best in central Florida and priced right. What an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Baron333's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


bdk1102's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great greens - fast, undulating, and rolls well.

Fairways are nice, need water, but all of Florida needs rain.

Tees are well maintained except for 13 & 15.

Overall, great price for a fun track to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


sneakylong1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had heard good reports about this course but was disappointed to find the fairways basically hard and dormant making it nearly impossible to take a divot.Most of the tees pretty beat up and not very level.I will concede the greens were good but a little slow.Until they fertilize and water the fairways ,I won't be back.Looks like a cost cutting process going on.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club on 03/27/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the fairways and tees so may work on any necessary improvements. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and enjoyed the conditions of our greens, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for golfing with us, in the Lakeland, FL area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Frost delay.....amazingly"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love the course but unlike other rounds this took 5 hours because of the back up from the frost delay.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course to Play on"


infoready's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and the course layout was great The greens were smooth and fast. There were lots of water hazards to make the course more interesting and challenging. The staff were friendly and professional. i definitely recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005311987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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



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