Lakeview/Bayview at A. C. Read Golf Course

4.7500000000 4.8 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 1440 Murrays Rd Bldg 3495, Pensacola, Florida 32508, Escambia County
  • (850) 452-2454
  • (850) 452-2863
  • navymwrpensacola.com

Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Bill Amick, Jerry Pate (2004)
Type: Military
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6701 yards 72.5 138
Blue 72 6251 yards 70.3 136
White 72 5792 yards 67.8 121
Copper 72 5163 yards 69.8 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Beautiful Layout"


Jimbohop's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a must play course in Florida's Pan Handle area. I played in a Florida State Golf Association tournament and fell in love with the course. From tee box to green the course is in excellent condition. You can tell from talking with all members of the staff that they are proud of their golf course and it shows in the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Military Course - Super Good Conditions"


youraway2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played Bayou to Lake View today and was pleasantly pleased at the course conditions. The fairways are lush and every bunker has been rebuilt, perfect sand. Te greens are hard and fast, some hot spots, but really nice. The hazards were well marked. All three nines past the snack bar and the hot dogs are really good and sell out fast.

The Golf Shop is the tops! Super staff and well stocked.

The have a restaurant and it's always been a hit with especially the breakfast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"best course in Pensacola area"


FollowingTheHerd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played here about a dozen times and believe this is the best course in the Pensacola area. Not many civilians play here because it's not widely known that it is open to civilians (just need to show a driver's license at the gate). The staff and other players are very welcoming to civilians. It's easy to show up as a single and get paired up.

The three nine-hole courses are about equal in difficulty. There are a lot of short par-4s, so long hitters will want to play from the back tees. Each of the nines has one or two quirky holes that dogleg at 200-250 yards, to it helps if you can fade and draw the ball. Some also have large trees at the corners, so fairways woods and hybrids are required off the tee.

This course has survived the spring floods and summer heat better than most courses in the area. It is always in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very playable, beautiful to look at"


FollowingTheHerd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This if probably the best course in the Pensacola area. Not many civilians play there because it's not widely known that it's open to the public.

A beautiful course to look at and easy to walk. The three nine-hole courses are about equal in difficulty. I've played it about a dozen times and found it in very good condition. Easy to to show up as a single and get paired up. The staff is very welcoming to civilians.

Each of the nines has one or two quirky holes that dogleg 200-225 yards off the tee, so you have to hit less than driver. And several doglegs have large trees at the corners, so it helps to be on the correct side of the fairway.

This course survived the spring floods and summer heat much better than other courses in the area. The fairways appear to drain well after heavy rains, and the putting surfaces are smooth.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/14/2015

Update on public access -- a few months ago, because of bomb threats and other security concerns, the Navy changed is policy about public access. Instead of just showing a drivers license at the main gate, you now have to stop at the visitors center and get a one-day pass (showing drivers license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance). A bit of a hassle, but still worth it to play a great course.



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