A view from the 7th tee at Indian River Preserve Golf Club
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3.8
483 Reviews (483)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
83.1%
Recommend this course
395 out of 483 reviews
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3.7
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.7
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.0%
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51 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7146 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.5

Formerly known as Walkabout Golf and Country Club.

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Indian River Preserve (FKA Walkabout Golf Club)
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Dye (2003) Joe T. Jemsek (2003) Jan Stephenson (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts 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
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
483 Reviews (483)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Patio Dining 17
Amazing Food 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 66
Forced Carries 47
Bunkers 46
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Locals 41
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 22
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Need work

The people, restaurant and layout for this course are top notch. Unfortunately, the playing condition need work. Maybe it's the summer heat, but there are large areas of dead or no grass on the course. Even the greens are spotty and running slow, due to the longer cut of the grass. It is a wonderful layout, bu tI cannot give it my highest recommendation because of the spotty conditions, Maybe they'll have it worked out by the spring.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/17/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to having you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 296
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

worth the drive

45 minutes for me, nice, quiet, woodsy, lots o' water. Looks like some punching of fairways and chem application on some fairways this time 'round. Still very playable, I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/19/2020

Thanks for your review! It's great to hear you enjoyed the course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Call me

I need a call before I go to social media and report an invalid charge and my cc

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Commented on 09/12/2020

You're not that smart really, are you..!?

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Commented on 08/14/2020

Mr. Farmer, Please call the golf shop and we would be happy to assist you if there was an issue with your card. This is a review page and as such, it does not provide us any information to get in touch with you or the information we will need to help you resolve your issue. We can be reached a 321-385-2099 X1 for the golf shop. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

A little rough

Staff was friendly and offered us tips regarding the course. First couple of fairways had been pua chef and rough. The greens were in decent shape.
I believe the staff are working to improve the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a fun day at the course and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

Played course numerous times, always enjoy coming here. Staff is great and lunch is always good.
Course is in good shape for this time of year even with the construction going on. Highly recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

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Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Coming back or failing?

First I’d like to say that the track layout is not horrible, however the mismanagement of the facility is disappointing.
Has the watering system broken? Under construction? Waiting for God to take care of the watering?
This course is DRY... tee boxes are brown and cracking, the deep tees on 9 look abandoned.
The greens on several holes were not cut around the edges, just straight cuts raised before getting to the edge.
I guess I received what i paid for on a hot deal from GN, but I’d come back and play if Billy Casper management improves the facility.
Stopped in to the restaurant for a bite at the turn and nothing was available for a quick takeaway.
Please respond and give us a plan, because you need one to get this course back into shape....

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/21/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. The input of our guests is very important to us as we constantly work to improve the golf course.

In response to some of your questions;

The course is a bit dry due to no rain and high temps for the last week, however the brown you see out there is actually due to a full course herbicide application that went out for nutsedge. That is a tough weed to knock back and the product is strong, so when it goes out the course does tend to look "dried out" for 3 to 5 days. However, the nightly irrigation and hopefully a bit of rain in the near future will have it green again and the thin areas will fill in quickly. We usually follow these herbicide apps up with a round of fertilizer to help that process along.

The back tees on 9 actually are in the process of being abandoned. That area will just barely fall into the property line of one of the new homes that will go up in the future. Over the weekend, a golfer actually moved a set of tee markers back there for a period of time before we caught on.

The greens cut you are describing is lacking what we call a "clean up lap." The greens get cut in straight lines and then at the end the operator is supposed to go around the edge with a lap in order to get the areas they couldn't get with the straight lines. We will discuss that with the superintendent as that is normally done, but it seems it was not on the day of your visit. That could be due to an equipment breakdown or an employee call off that day, but leaving that undone is definitely not intentional and will be looked into.

As for the restaurant, we chose to take the approach to make everything to order in order to make sure the quality of the food is always high. However, that does result in the drawback of not having anything ready for a grab and go. We carry snacks in the pro shop and we do advise our golfers to call in to go orders at the turn. We apologize for the inconvenience of this and hope we can better meet your needs in the future.

Overall, the course should bounce back from the herbicide very quickly. We know it makes the course appear a little rough around the edges when the application first goes down, but in the long run it will actually improve the conditions. A little bit of time and perhaps a good rainfall or two and everything will be green and have healed up.

Once again, thank you for your honest feedback and we hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 296
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

nice greens, croakin' gators

First time playing this course...very natural, ample fairways, lots o' water, greens in great shape, a couple of fairways have issues, overall good and love the nature and design!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a fun day at the course and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poorly organized on a Saturday morning. Waited to get a cart, no starter, and slow foursomes playing with no clue that they have a line of groups behind them and ranger to try to speed them up

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/18/2020

Hello,

We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. Please help us to improve by providing more information on your experience. We can be reached at info@indianriverpreservegolfclub.com.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

The course was in good condition. Greens are coming back from being punched. Because of a lot of rain. Fairways are soft and frowning. Overall course in good condition and always challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/11/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

Played today and out side of recent
Aeration on greens, was in good shape. 1st hole was back to the regular configuration after construction. Please note that I was alerted to aeration before booking tee time. Staff was excellent and food was great.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Thank you for leaving us a nice review and for understanding about the aerated greens. While it certainly makes them bumpy for a short time, it is necessary for the long term health. We expect them to be back to normal in the very near future as they are healthy and the recent rains are speeding up recovery!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice place

Construction on hole one but it was still nice. Greens were aerated and sandy but still better than most courses. Golf lunch and range balls for 31.00 can’t beat it. Food is good also. Nice place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Thank you for your review and we're glad to hear you had a good day at the club. The greens are well on their way to recovering and they are very healthy!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Yikes

Course is extremely rough! I’d forgive punched greens but they double punched cigar size holes and didn’t sand properly. All grass on course is dead. Bunkers are mud.
I paid $23, it was worth $10 maybe. The layout has potential and the only reason I’d give this course any stars.
Nice pro shop. Friendly staff. Gas carts.
Lots of construction, maybe when houses are full and course gets members / hoa money it’ll will improve, but i won’t return for at least 3 years.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Thank you for your review and for offering us some feedback. We appreciate the comments of our guests as that allows us to improve the experience for our players when they return.

We did do larger holes than normal (1/4" larger) than we normally do during aeration. This was done because of the severe drought conditions we've been having in this area this spring. The ponds are several feet below normal level and the county has been rationing out water to be used for irrigation. This forced us into limiting water to some areas on the golf course, which made some of it turn brown. However, with the recent rains we have had the course is nice and green. The greens have almost fully recovered (one more week should do the trick) and the construction crossing the first fairway was completed, as we installed a new drain line there and that took approximately one week. We will be laying fresh sod over that area but it is not in play as it is short of the fairway and out past the tee markers.

We think your next visit to the course will be much different as overall, the course is rounding into great shape with the rains and the greens are nearly healed up.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great weather and great course.

Had a wonderful time today. Only issue was greens being aerated, but knew that ahead of time. So no issues with that, other then that it didn’t help my sad putting. Perfect lunch also, so make sure you have time for a meal.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a nice review. The greens are almost fully healed and should be playing great again in about a week. Thank you for understanding as we, as well as many other golf courses go through their Spring aeration. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Played this course today, and was in pretty good shape. 1st hole has temporary tee box due to construction, other than that was very enjoyable. Staff was excellent and food service was great!
Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Thank you for leaving us a review and for joining us for a fun day! The construction project should not take very long on #1 and it hasn't impacted the tees or the fairway so luckily it will not be in play. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 149
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

3.448 Stars

A few nice holes away from houses. Greens were pretty good but much of the course is bunged up. The first two holes are ugly and unlike most of the other holes. ...back nine is better than the front.

Thanks for staying open during COVOID19

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Hi Chris. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and offer some feedback. While the construction is certainly not optimal out there right now, we are hopeful that the impacts to the golf course will be very short lived and once it is completed, we will actually have a beautiful new pond on the second hole. The rest of the golf course will be unaffected and should continue to play great. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

N. Brevard Gem needs some lovin

We played this gem on 3-16. The pond clearing operations continue - and frankly are over due. In 10 or 15 yrs I've never seen it done so, good for you IRP. Lots of construction being done on the first fairway... about a dozen homes coming out of the ground at the same time.

This little gem needs some lovin, I played it about 5 months ago and it was near perfect for a public course. Today we saw many bald spots in the fairways - T boxes were in poor shape for the most part, and the greens need attention.... more than fertilizer !!! I talked to the pro he was very accommodating - I recommend IRP - I'll be back for sure, but I'd give them about 2 months to get the course back in shape. Good luck IRP. !!! We're routing for you. The lunch and warm up bucket is the deal of the day. TRy it !!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/18/2020

Mr. Springer, Thank you for your kind words and for leaving us an honest review. We have had an EXTREMELY successful busy season here at the club and the course is showing a bit of the wear. However, we have already implemented our summer fertilization and maintenance schedule and expect to see rapid results. The course has almost no weeds so we will be pushing fertilizer heavily and expect within a 3 to 4 week period to have the course back to where you remember it 5 months ago. We are excited for the great course conditions this summer and are very excited to have you back!

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