Indian River Preserve Golf Club

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4.0
365
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
86.1%
Recommend this course
294 out of 365 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
25
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
76.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 25 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
54
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 54 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7146 yards 74.5 143
Gold 72 6671 yards 72.4 135
Blue 72 6174 yards 70.3 129
White 72 5593 yards 68.1 118
White (W) 72 5593 yards 73.2 142
Red 72 4873 yards 67.4 116
Scorecard for Indian River Preserve Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/143 396 208 468 589 402 168 388 558 445 3622 435 557 187 455 335 377 214 401 563 3524 7146
Gold M: 72.4/135 343 185 434 554 394 155 357 526 416 3364 400 493 179 412 326 365 197 393 542 3307 6671
Blue M: 70.3/129 330 167 420 510 370 120 329 487 366 3099 370 485 171 404 306 314 179 347 499 3075 6174
White M: 68.1/118 W: 73.2/142 296 144 360 493 332 105 278 476 339 2823 329 454 162 354 289 273 126 296 487 2770 5593
Red W: 67.4/116 284 117 340 438 299 77 237 422 306 2520 299 421 75 327 220 260 112 223 416 2353 4873
Handicap 16 8 4 10 6 18 14 12 2 7 17 9 1 15 3 5 13 11
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 14 6 4 10 18 16 8 2 7 9 17 5 13 1 15 11 3

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.

Reviews

4.0
365

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Patio Dining 17
Amazing Food 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 65
Bunkers 46
Forced Carries 46
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Locals 40
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
In the 'Burbs 22
Convenient to the City 15

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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3.0
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Good layout....awful shape ..

Staff was excellent....great layout....fairways and greens. Awful.

Pace of play...awful 5 plus hours. Waited on every shot Everyone behind us was angry. Need a ranger

I get it. It’s all about money but I’ll probably not return. Way to frustrating

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What Happened to This Course!?

I have been playing this course since it has opened and I have never seen it in this poor of shape. The fairways and greens are dead. It's almost as if they sprayed something on the course to kill the grass. I'm not sure where the people are playing that are reviewing this course saying it's in good shape. It's a great layout, but conditions are awful. I don't think I will be back unless they drop the rates to the $15 range. It's that bad. If you ever played here in the last few years, don't go now or you will be very disappointed. Hopefully whatever is going on here will be fixed because it's an amazing course when it's playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow greens

Great staff everywhere. Course was in nice condition except for the greens. They rolled bumpy and were very slow. Layout was interesting, play with a local or gps.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I have always like playing this course. The greens were brown, because of the winter.

But the fairways were great and in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive.

Course was in good shape. Some wet areas, must have had heavy rain the night before but not cart path only. Greens were in good shape but a tad slow, maybe couldn't be cut because of the recent rain(?). Challenging layout, lots of water, some holes have a narrow landing area but all in all definitely worth the 50 minute drive. I wish it was closer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff, decent front, good back, conditions need improvement.

Wonderful staff, I could not have asked for more from them.

Front nine is ok, nothing special, but the back nine is a real challenge. Keep it in the fairway or pay the penalty, literally.

I wish I could say that the grass and bunkers were in good shape, but I cannot. I’d love to play the course again when it is in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Preserve

Greens were decent but the layout and condition of the rest of the course needed an update and work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Just as good and strong as I remembered

Keep it in play and you can score, strong par 3s and par 5s, greens were a little slow. Enjoyed the course and one of the friendliest staffs in central florida

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Indian River Preserve (Walkabout) is a challenge

IRP always plays tough, but I love the challenge. If you keep it in play you score if you spray it you are gonna get penalized and that is how a true golf course should play. The course from the blue tees is a bear when the wind is blowing. The fairways and greens are in decent shape. The bunkers need some work. Only negative is that the greens are inconsistent as to speed and are a little bumpy. Will (pro) and staff are always friendly and welcoming.

The restaurant is great as is the selection of beers and great food. Overall it is a great golf experience. .Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well Done

Well done. Recommend it to anyone who likes a little challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden treasure but....

I’ve been going to Indian River (Walkabout) for years. Love the course layout. Only recommendation right now is....fix the bunkers. They are in horrible shape. Greens and fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Love This Place, But I Should Have Bought More Golf Balls!

This golf course is fantastic. I was told in the golf shop that they had just lowered the height on the mowers for the greens and it certainly showed. Even with some morning showers, they were LIGHTNING quick and rolled very smoothly. There were a couple of weeds around the course, but nothing that impacted play at all. They appeared to be dying so maybe they were sprayed recently. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and this place lives up to its name. It definitely felt like I was on a preserve. The course is very challenging as there is a lot of water in play but there are plenty of tee box choices available to keep it fair. We had a great day even though it was a bit breezy. The restaurant after the round was also great. I had a delicious cheeseburger and an ice cold beer! Our server was a very nice young lady and we almost had the place to ourselves since the weather wasn't forecasted to be too great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

On the question above "Would you recommend this course to friend?" I would but with a caveat about the greens. They were shaggy and very bumpy. If they rolled then and cut them they would have been great. Who knows maybe we just caught them in between their mowing schedule. Other than that everything on the course was beautiful.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs Help

Course was in terrible condition greens recently punched and not sanded, tee boxes are dead or weeds, can’t see a par 3 from the tee box due to lack of weed control. Overall course is in sad shape

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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