South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club

4.4192941176 4.4 stars from 5 (127)
  • 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 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 127 Reviews
5 stars:
60
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

122 out of 126 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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u000008106641's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Big Cypress South"


JLewis45's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As always this course is in terrific condition. A couple of the tee boxes need some work, but other than that you couldn't ask for anything more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No holes are the same"


u000002647046's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was crowded as we were paired up with another 2 some, they were staying on site and have played before so could help us on what to avoid. Some tee boxes were rough from lots of play. Fairways thin but getting greener by the day. Greens were good shape running good pace,some hard as could not find ball mark on some


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fantastic greens"


Frank1089032's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and the layout was tight from the back tees but it it was a great experience with fantastic greens that were rolling really fast. Definitely will be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000883147's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout and ffeatures"


u000007177252's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would play it again but I thought the greens were very hard.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Polk County Beauty"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is always in great condition and the Zoysa greens are fantastic! The courses is always well manicured and the staff is extremely polite and customer service oriented! It’s always a go to for our group! It has multiple tees for all levels. I would describe it as challenging while very fair- with an emphasis on accuracy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Chris2180782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club on 01/24/2018:

Hello Chris, thank you for reviewing our course, South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your reservation and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. Thank you for choosing our course in the Lakeland, Florida area, and we hope to see you again soon.<br/>

"Nice greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just dont see this as a 4 star course . Fairways were thin, Tee boxes were worn. Its a fairly tough track, and the greens were in nice shape. If not for the greens this course wouldn't be much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club on 01/16/2018:

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 are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Lakeland, Florida area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


JLewis45's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always this course is in great condition and fun to play. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big cypress"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well worth the 50 minute drive. Nice layout, course in nice shape, large foursome waved us through


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000883147's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club on 01/11/2018:

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 are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Lakeland, Florida area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Big Cypress South COurse"


mcglynnjf's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Very nice course with a mix of short par fours and a couple of lengthy par fours, par fives all nice, par threes demanding. Greens rolled great at a medium speed, mostly flat, but a few had some slope to them. Cold day here, 50's so no one was one the course, was able to play in 2:30 taking my time. Nice clubhouse and facilities. Good choice for medium length course.


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


"Worth your time"


windyshores302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in great shape and have good speed, very smooth. Overall conditions are very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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: Poor


I recommend this course



hvferreira10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Big Cypress Golf & Country Club on 01/05/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Lakeland, Florida area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"Surprising golf course !"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout, not to long but demanding off the back tees.

Last four holes are very nice and pretty hard

Greens were very nice, fairways and tees were ok .

Really good value. Place was very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



randy12466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mid day golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfed st noon n play was at a good pace. Many groups with several diff t off areas n course still was at a good pace


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


Gary4945224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I almost hate to write this review. I want to keep it as my little secret. But I found this hidden gem because of other favorable reviews, so fair is fair. The course is tucked into an over 55 community of so as you drive in you think....."this is a going to be a cow pasture". I was wrong this is a beautiful layout, well maintained and challenging as even from the senior tees (which unfortunately I must play these days due to a bad back that has taken care of my 250 yard drives). The Ron Garl layout offers a challenge for the long hitters from the tips (I played with two young guys who got their behinds handed to them) as well as us short hitters from the 6000 yard layout. The course is in good shape. The greens are in great condition, fast and with enough subtle breaks to give you fits. On top of that the people in the community are really nice. My only complaint was pace of play. It was slow. But that is my problem since I am a fast player. It was a 4.5 hour round but the course makes up for it.

I will be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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