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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
83.1%
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30 out of 37 reviews
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Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 6567 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.0

Course Details

Year Built 1953
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1953) Bobby Weed (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt with sleeves required.

Reviews

4.1
37 Reviews (37)
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3.0
Previously Played

Golf for the stupids

On what planet do you allow a 12 person group to insist on going ahead of a twosome? New Smyrna Golf club did this, despite said 2 some already being halfway to the green. A twosome that plays 18 well under 3 hrs walking. The 12 players would have never been held up. They insisted however because their tee time was first.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Greens

Excellent quality for a low-priced municipal course. The greens are outstanding. Some of the fairways were very soggy but I was told that they're overseeding and transitioning from Bermuda to rye for the winter so that's understandable. Our electric golf cart was in excellent condition. The clubhouse was dated but still fine and everyone was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great muni!

I enjoy this course whenever I'm in New Smyrna. Nice green complexes by Donald Ross, with decent paspalum surface. Play moves right along. Reasonable conditions for a muni with tons of play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great old layout

They just don’t do it like this anymore. Great use of land holes are great and varied. Course has some condition issues. Fairways could use some drainage. Greens great bunkers good. Played twice pace of play was slow and slower. That was the only negative I have.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great muni

I enjoyed this Donald Ross municipal course very much. Newly renovated greens with paspalum grass in great shape. Good fairways. They've apparently removed some bunkers, so not as challenging as some Ross courses, although the familiar green shapes are present. Very walkable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Donald Ross Gem

I have played this course several times over the past six years. Condition has varied from fair to pretty good. Our group hadn't played it in the past year and had heard that the city had resurfaced the greens and seriously upgraded the rest of the course. The greens were fast and smooth, the fairways were excellent for this time of year and the traps were damp but nicely dressed. I've heard that Donald Ross would design courses when he vacationed in Florida and I for one am sure glad he spent time in New Smyrna Beach. What a pleasure to play, but you need to play it more than once to understand the "Ross" nuances.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

Donald Ross track
Great value
Make sure you eat in their restaurant
New greens

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Take the "Donald Ross" name off this one

Donald Ross did the original design which was updated and much improved by Bobby Weed while keeping the Ross feeling. The latest update removed many traps and moved the remaining ones away from the playing area and flattened out the greens. Paspallum greens are now featured and as of right now are quite good, but based on the track record of the greens keeper, it is only a matter of time. The fairways are thin and filled with weeds and really require "preferred lies" if you can find a place to play from. Not worth the morning rate....wait until after noon for the reduced rate and good luck

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Open layout

Most memorable feature is the sparse landscaping on almost all holes. There are a couple of palm trees every 50 yards along the fairways, with some occasional water far to the side. No real OB since the fairways are adjacent to each other and the rough is not deep. So it plays very open. Even the tee boxes appear to be close to the previous greens because of the lack of shrubs or grasses between them.
Greens were in good shape and fairways were a seven out of ten. Strange to mention, but the concrete cart paths were in better shape than most courses with no major heaving or separations.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Florida Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Similar to Placid Lakes CC, Spring Lake Resort Cougar Trail, & Pinecrest Golf Club

12:52 tee time w/ couple of buddies for hot deal price of $19.96/ea thru TeeOff. Fun, old style municipal course designed by Donald Ross. Small greens putting surprisingly faster in front nine, slower but truer in back nine. Tee boxes in good shape. Wide tee shot landing areas. Fairways pretty plush. Battery powered carts w/ windshield & rain cover in back.Would definitely play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Exercise for new golfers

This golf course, why they called a feed.
golf course.
Close this course, to be in 1 year maby one of these.

The greens are not long -very long... with masterpiece of repair parts.

The fairways- their no fairways there only ruff weed.

Dont go there, we paid 18.00$ box and its a steele. This is a 5.00$ value with cart.
Never play there again- very disapointed...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

what happened to the greens

While course still has a good layout something is very wrong with the management of the course Greens look like no one who knows anything about grass is running the mowers patches , holes and general lack of consist grass on the greens Did the mowers use a brush hog on some of the fairways? workers think its funny to mow in the course and follow you around. in stead of mowing the greens 18-1 so a golfer only has them once they mow any old green they want and sometime they seem to miss half the green . Not a course to recommend

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

New greens keeper/bad choice

After the remodeling by Bobby Weed, the course was in good shape. With the hiring of a very special greens keeper, he got it into fantastic shape...fairways, tees, and greens. Unfortunately he left for an exclusive golf course in the Bahamas and his replacement has run the course into the ditch. The greens, tees, and fairways during his 6 or so months have deteriorated to the point of being unplayable. I do not recommend this course unless you expect the very minimum from a golf course

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

nice muni

Nice layout. Donald Ross design built after he passed. Condition were'nt as good as the past. Mostly the greens. The price may reflect the conditions. The green shapes and bunkers make the course. Still enjoyed it.

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

Course was in good shape.

The course was in good shape but some of the bunkers needed more sand in them but it was worth the amount paid to play it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

group three ahead had a holdup of 5 groups waiting

great course players ahead could of let those behind play through

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is good for somone who doesnt hit the fairways alot

The course was in good shape. A little short on some of the holes from the white tees. Overall, the length was fair for the average golfer. The 210 yard par 3 was the toughest hole. Unless you have a bad hook or slice, there wasn't any problems. I enjoyed playing the course and would do so again. The staff was very pleasant except in the bar. He wasnt very friendly and seemed to have to go out of his way to get us a hot dog and drink at the turn. Overall, a very nice experience.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

For the price the course was nice

Could use more water holes. Sands traps were in great shape. Fairways were also good. For the time of year the greens were in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course

Course is in great shape with all of the rain! Resturaunt was being redone though, so no food or drinks besides water...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course certainly priced great - flat layout like the old days

While the course is flat and short, bring your better game when the wind blows -- which is most of the time. The greens are acceptable and fast -- make sure you are below the pin on your approach. Water is in play on some holes and many greens are somewhat a island- hard to hold without a great shot. For the price, this course will make your day and all skill levels should have a good time. Remember, this course takes you back to the way courses were laid out many years ago. Have FUN !

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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