Imperial Lakes Golf & Country Club
|Red (W)||72||5212 yards||71.3||116|
|Mens M: 70.5/126||340||473||127||337||344||537||167||340||353||3018||358||350||483||162||395||166||516||370||391||3191||6209|
|Senior M: 68.9/124||322||446||111||320||336||517||155||321||324||2852||337||340||470||137||375||153||491||353||375||3031||5883|
|Women W: 71.3/116||300||423||103||270||325||409||142||265||292||2529||320||293||426||118||315||153||455||305||295||2680||5209|
Course was average but staff made it clear to me that do not appreciate golfnow players. Staff unable to locate our tee time stating golfnow supposed to send course Email but he could not find it. Did let us go out. Went to first tee to wait for tee off and staff rushed out to demand we wait in the parking lot until tee off time. No problem with staff request but how it was requested was exceptionally rude, ignorant & total lack of any social skill to represent the course in working with customers. Reflects poorly.
This onetime great golf course had fallen on some hard times and the deteroiation was so evident you could see it from the street. I have lived across from this club for over 12 years and the condition had run from grevious to pathetic. FINALLY someone with some heart, grit and money has bought the entire club with the intentions of restoring it to its earlier grandiosity. The greens are nice, the fairways manicured and little by little this course is making a comeback. I'm not some hot shot semi-pro or retired yuppie who is used to caddies and caviar. You won't find that here. What you will find is a challenging, once competitive course that has been through the mill (drought, hurricanes and complete bisection by the county to install a major water main) that has the potential to return to the greatness of its glory days. I'm an average hack who used to drive past Imperial Lakes to golf elsewhere but now plays it regularly.
Best Bang for the Buck around
Very good value and pleasant staff! The course is under new management I'm told and it's easy to see they are making improvements. There are some rough areas but overall it's a lot of fun to play here. I've been told by friends this was the premier private course a while back and it's hoping to recapture some of that. I wish them luck and will definitely be back!
Back in the day, I'm sure this was an incredible place to play. Now, not so much. Most of the greens are pretty rough. Back 9 much better than the front. Areas around green need work. Driving range was closed. Pretty soft.
Jewel of the 1960's
Great layout & obviously once a premier golf course. Owners have obviously decided to have a philosophy of only putting out enough resources to keep the course playable. The finess manicure days are in the past, & the once acclaimed glory of this place is now in the past tense. Greens & fairways are maintained but at a low level of expertise, fertilizer & updating with new concrete & asphalt would do wonders to inhance the eye appeal. However, the price I paid to play was fair & my expectations were low & thus I have no complaints, & we really had an enjoyable round even tho the weather forecasters were really off in their predictions- misty rain joined us for the majority of play when sunshine was to be the plan of the day!
Nice layout !
Could really be a great course. Needs some attention. Quite a few greens with sand patches on them.
Dig a hole and put a flag in a cow pasture and hit your ball toward it. If you hit a cow just add a stroke for PETAs sake. It will cost you less and may have better green conditions.
Much improved from last year
The tees, fairways and greens are much greener this year. Greens were pretty fast and rolled good. Tees were definitely improved. The pace of play was very good. They are really working on improving this course. Looks like all the rain in the last couple of months has really helped. This is a fun course. I liked the front 9 best. We shall return!
I give this a one star as a courtesy to the staff who work there Holes 1 and 2 had temporary greens The rdest were terrible Fairways were rough. Pinned intended Bunkers were like concrete Quit after 11 holes Overall a bad experience
This is the 3rd time in 3 years that I've played this course. Each time, I've hoped that the owner would polish this worn out diamond. I asked the extremely nice older gentleman at the clubhouse check-in if he was the owner. He said the owner is back in NY. Most likely a tax write-off for an owner who hasn't cared in a LONG, LONG time. Such a shame!!! Empty pool, extremely run down clubhouse, bar, course, parking lot, facilities, etc, etc. You name it- it's run down. This place has amazing potential. Beautifully designed and laid out course, but everything dry as dust, and completely neglected. Tee-offs and Greens are worst I've ever seen. One tee-off was completely sand - not a blade of grass to be found. Cart paths are bumpy, uneven, and broken down. Minimal maintenance in general. It breaks my heart. I wish I could buy this course and put a little money into it. It could be the nicest country club/course in the Lakeland area. The country club/ wedding/function hall potential is huge, never mind the potentially beautiful course/league play. So sad. Desperately needs new ownership.