Talega Golf Club

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3.5
440
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
179
3 Stars
84
2 Stars
50
1 Stars
39
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
71.8%
Recommend this course
319 out of 437 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
60
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 60 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
111
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
69.4%
Recommend this course
77 out of 111 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6951
Slope 136
Rating 73.5
Type Public
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Talega Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Copper 72 6951 yards 73.5 136
Blue 72 6583 yards 71.7 129
White 72 6187 yards 69.4 124
Red (W) 72 5245 yards 71.5 125
Scorecard for Talega 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
Copper M: 73.5/136 415 505 341 386 228 584 183 161 428 3231 451 558 178 624 320 523 461 177 428 3720 6951
Blue M: 71.7/129 388 495 320 364 210 549 171 137 407 3041 423 524 165 613 296 503 439 171 408 3542 6583
White M: 69.4/124 363 489 291 331 185 528 151 132 380 2850 379 498 141 597 279 469 438 157 379 3337 6187
Red W: 71.1/125 342 444 267 299 119 449 109 109 308 2446 342 449 114 488 238 372 345 124 327 2799 5245
Handicap 10 12 18 14 6 2 8 16 4 7 9 13 5 17 3 1 15 11
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 35 4 5 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (2001) Brian Curley (2001) Lee E. Schmidt (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.5
440

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Forced Carries 48
Elevation Changes 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
Locals 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32
Convenient to the City 29
In the 'Burbs 24

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Great course for the money

I had a great time on this course. Challenging and fun with lots of elevation changes. The course was in great shape. The greens were pretty decent. I think one more week and being cut they will play much faster. The back 9 gets a little jammed up but overall good pace. Got done I about 4.5 hours.

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

Course in good shape

After reading some of the previous reviews, was a little concerned about course conditions. The course was in as good a condition as I remember it, probably because of the aeration done back in September. The only issue I had was the pace of play, which was spotty at times, but the last 4-5 holes were really slow due to a 2sum which moved at a snails pace. Could have used a Marshal. Otherwise, will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Really enjoyed playing here. Beautiful course. Definitely one of the best values in Orange County.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Small improvements could make this course great

I am a new golfer and play Talega about once a week. The course is in need of some repair but it is getting better. Staff is outstanding....I mean top notch. The issue that most of us have is pace of play. Example yesterday there was a group in front of us that made me (a new golfer) look like a pro. Did not play ready golf and were hitting more than one ball off the tee box with groups stacked up behind them.

The marshal offered to allow us to skip two holes and then come back and play holes 1 and 2. What? How about talking to the slow group and making them skip two holes to relive the bottleneck.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has great potential. However the bunkers were like concrete. The greens were shaggy. Hopefully I can get my money back. Hi

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great design mediocre conditions

Really fun design. Tees in poor shape several fairways need serious attention. Greens are in good shape but need to be mowed. Traps appear to have been neglected for weeks. Nice clubhouse and friendly staff.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

remember better

Talega used to be my favorite course, lately, somehow, it seams to be deteriorating. For a Sunday there was no players, no starter, no marshal. it seam the course hasn't seen ground or green keepers for days.The greens were uncut, unrolled, bumpy and spongy. The bunker still showed signs of the rain we had a few days ago.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout. The greens are 1 star

I love this course. Hopefully they can get the greens and tee boxes to come back after fall maintenance. Greens were punched about 3 weeks ago, but they are terribly slow coming back. Tee boxes are way furry. Absolutely terrible greens currently. No fun to putt. The staff needs to bring them back to playable condition at all costs.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little Information would be nice

I used to like this course a lot. I booked on Golf Now for the normal price and when I go to the course I found that they had recently punched the greens and overseeded. The course was not in good shape. Half of the first green was roped off and they had a temporary green on the back in the fairway. No mention of any of this was on the web site. Not a good deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too bad, so sad.

This course has gone down hill, no pun intended. Fairways dry as a bone mostly but then pools of water in places. Some bunkers with good same d but others like cement or very wet. Greens slower than I thought possible. We won't return at any price until we hear conditions have improved.

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

Love Playing at Talega

Perfect weather. Perfect group. Greens just got punch but we battled through it. We knew they were punched going into it. No surprises! Second time playing here in a month. Love this course. Will play it again-soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deteriorating Facility

Talega has deteriorated. Greens are in very bad shape and the fairways are getting very spotty. Clubhouse men's restroom is having plumbing problems. Carts are getting old....the general look and feel of the course is more like Muni Course that can be played for $40.

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

Absolutely in terrible shape

My brother and I signed on to Golf Now to play there we read the reviews of how bad the course was in shape but we just figured it was a bunch of crybabies but we were wrong it is in very bad shape ...::there’s just a handful of greens that are in really good shape the rest are in very poor shape and the fairways too.....

Not worth $80....they gave a $5 discount .....comeon!!!!! They should be charging $50 during this period of reconditioning ....they are punching next week.....look I would still play there because the staff and course layout is fantastic ....but in really rough shape now

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok. Ok, No

Have played this course three times, love the design and difficulty but things have deteriorated in last three months. Greens punched recently fine, but the lack of any green on many holes is unacceptable. I mean down to dirt. Very slow and bumpy and not because of punched greens. It is not acceptable. The 15 hole has a temporary green in front of regular green and 18 only has a third of green available to play. Won’t play for many monthspunched greens the

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Save your money

This course is in bad shape. The fairways are patchy with dirt and grass. The bunkers felt more like soft dirt. Very little sand. The greens, oh my, were really bad. They had everything from imported grass patches, dirt blots and dying grass to spongy and soaking wet greens. Don't waste your money here. It's going to take a lot of time to get this course back to what it was before.

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

Don’t do it

I’ve played talega many times and normally enjoy it. Today was a different experience. The greens are in bad shape and no one at the course disclosed that. Also 18th green is a temporary that they set up by drawing a circle around a hole in the farway. There was no cart service on the course so we made a stop at the turn to grab some food around 3pm. The snack bar was closed so we went into the grill/bar and we re told they didn’t have any food. Pretty disappointing when you are planning on eating a late lunch. I could understand if it was around 5 or so but 3pm on a Sunday? Hopefully they wake up and change some things around there or they will have lost several loyal customers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Should have closed the course for repair

Golf now nor the pro shop told us prior to booking that the greens were damaged to a point where they should have closed the course to repair them. I play this course a lot but the conditions this weekend were the worst I have seen on any golf course. 18th hole which is the best hole, the green was relocated to the fairway. Disappointed that Gofl now didn't give me a alert telling me that half the course was damaged and in my opinion unplayable. I wont be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 08/28/2018

i played Sunday and it was in terrible shape. they should be ashamed asking for $80 to play that.

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