Talega Golf Club

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3.5
427
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
38
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
74.3%
Recommend this course
313 out of 424 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
67
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 67 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
112
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
72.3%
Recommend this course
81 out of 112 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
427

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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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
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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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are lost

Unfortunately like some other courses here in Orange County due to the heat Talega has lost most of their greens it's so sad to see cuz it's such a great place I hope they recover because I always like playing there

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways were in decent conditions, however the bunkers and greens were in horrible condition. One green had more dirt than grass, and another hole had to be played on a temporary green.

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

Very bad greens

They should not charge you to play this course. Greens where worst I have send in 20 years.

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