Imperial Lakes Golf & Country Club

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3 Stars
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2 Stars
25
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.2
Value
2.9
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
2.4
Pace
2.8
Amenities
2.6
34.9%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6209
Slope 126
Rating 70.5
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6209 yards 70.5 126
Gray 72 5883 yards 68.9 124
Red (W) 72 5212 yards 71.3 116
Scorecard for Imperial Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 3 17 11 7 1 13 9 5 16 14 10 18 2 12 8 6 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 3 15 11 9 1 17 13 7 4 8 2 14 6 18 16 12 10

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Greens Tif Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men: Collared Shirt with Sleeves; shorts permissible; no denim. Women: collarless shirts must have sleeves; sleeveless shirts must have collar; no T-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, cutoffs, jeans

Reviews

2.6
88

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 4
19th Hole Specials 3
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Water Hazards 9
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Locals 8
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 3
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rude Staff

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greatly improved.

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.

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

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ghetto

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout !

Could really be a great course. Needs some attention. Quite a few greens with sand patches on them.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cow pasture

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.

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

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poor

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Absentee Owner

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor

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