Durham Lakes Country Club

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3.0
161
5 Stars
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4 Stars
56
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
26
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.4
Layout
0
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
61.5%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7070
Slope 147
Rating 74.9
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7070 yards 74.9 147
Gold 72 6661 yards 72.6 136
White 72 6197 yards 70.9 127
Red (W) 72 5284 yards 71.0 126
Scorecard for Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/146 511 221 464 507 207 404 391 519 474 3698 545 455 216 419 330 436 422 163 386 3372 7070
Gold M: 72.4/138 492 204 429 499 180 381 375 492 453 3505 528 426 197 400 315 402 378 142 368 3156 6661
White M: 70.7/129 W: 76.1/139 481 184 368 463 148 349 332 451 422 3198 517 398 181 381 305 358 371 136 352 2999 6197
Red W: 69.8/126 429 154 340 407 121 305 288 395 385 2824 435 333 143 302 273 311 218 117 328 2460 5284
Handicap 3 15 9 7 17 11 13 5 1 4 2 16 8 14 6 10 18 12
Par 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 37 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 72
Handicap (W) 3 15 9 7 17 11 13 5 1 2 6 14 10 16 8 12 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens L-93 Bentgrass Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Scott W. Pool (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.0
161

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Forced Carries 17
Bunkers 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 18
In the 'Burbs 7

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Layout, Challenging, Greens are in Bad Shape

Such a beautiful course, Shame that the Greens were so bad. Putting was a cr@p shoot. The course just needs some TLC.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good progress!

Fairways and greens are on the rebound and new carts are in play. Looking forward to the spring! The date played was 12/09/2015,

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

Good course

This course continues to improve. Under new management, the course gets better every day! The staff is incredibly friendly. One of my favorite courses for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course!

The greens had recently been aerated but everything else was nice. Beautiful scenery.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mr. Burress

Please, don't waste your money. It the worst golf course for the condition and the (money) GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT is don't keep the course up. THE 1ST CUT OF FAIRWAY ARE BADDD!!!! PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overhaul needed!

Let me start out by saying I was fair warned before I played, the course is under new ownership and has been bank owned for the last 4yrs. This could be a hidden gem when they get it together, loved the layout but it's in real bad shape (tee to green)! Stated they are getting in new equipment (needed) and they are in the process of repair. Staff was very friendly, needs a clubhouse.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

I am being generous because of the staff

Other than this date, the last time I played Durham Lakes which was three years ago was just bad and I stopped playing only going there to use the driving range facilities which are pretty good. They have been under new management around this time and it appear they were doing some work on the course so I gave it another look; it was worse than I remembered. 1. The sandtraps look like dirt and you can see the membrane in all of them. Only one trap had a rake and you didn't even need it as there was nothing to rake. 2. The fairways looked like an overgrown field and has many dirt spots throughout.. 3. The greens all now have fungus on they and golfers have not been fixing their pitchmarks. 4. The cart paths are overgrown with shrubbery and you have to duck and slide on the cart bench so as not to get hit by it. 5. I would play 18 holes again ONLY IF THE RATE WAS $10 INCLUDING TAX & FEES DURING PRIME TIME! This is a semi-private course and worse than the worse public course I know.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout bad condition

First time I played the course in a course years. I hopped the conditions would have been better then last time but they were worse. Disappointing as I love the layout.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Needs lots of TLC

Start with the positives, really fun layout and gal at pro shop was very friendly. The pace was great (only saw one other group out there, on a Saturday afternoon). That's it for the good. The course is in awful shape. Played there about a year ago, and conditions have not improved. Greens are mud with over grown weeds/grass. Sand traps are not playable, no sand. Fairways/rough no good either. I bought a cheap hot deal, and it probably wasn't even worth that. You've been warned.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Poor Conditions

I have played this course many times throughout the years. The course was in terrible conditions. There were bumps throughout the fairway with inconsistent turf and the greens have 2-3 ft weeds growing out of them with black burn spots on every green. They have let it go in the past couple of years. It is already a tough layout and the level of difficulty is increased with the poor playing conditions. I would not play this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unplayable

Bunkers were empty and literally didn't have any sand in them. Fairways needed to be cut and greens had weeds growing on them. Seems like the course has been abandoned for the past couple of weeks. I heard it is under new ownership as of a couple of weeks ago, but personally I will not play there again until next spring until they fix the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

needs work

Give the new owner time to put money into the course. Layout is great but course has been neglected. The new owner has good intentions I hear. I hope he keeps it a public course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Give it 8 Months

I never leave reviews, but felt obligated here. This course is not playable right now. Completely unmaintained, greens are horrible. New ownership, they said by April it will be back, but do not waste your time right now. I wish someone would have warned me first.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

the course was just ok

the course was ok, have seen it in much better condition. the greens need much work .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Stay away

This is the closest course to my house but I would rather travel 50 miles further to play than to waste my money and time on a course that is only meant to be used for a driving range

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course for the money

The course has a lot of challenges for the true golfer. The back nine is very fun/ full of water hazards. The fair ways need a little work to smove them out. Once they get a handle on that the course really will be very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Changing Quickly!

This was my first time playing at Durham Lakes in about 1.5 years. It has come / is coming a long way. They had just seeded fairways about a week ago, they were about 80% good to go. Nice to hit off of. Greens are filling in nicely, playing pretty slow however. The course is finally starting to play to its strengths. I will be back a number of times this summer. Awesome value for a quick ride from ATL.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Varying conditions

The greens are excellent but the fairways are in horrible condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Dead fairways

Don't play here! Layout good, greens wonderful! Tee blocks and fairways have not been watered in years! It's unplayable.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not Great But....

I am not going to bash this course. It was placed under a golf management company 6 months ago. The staff was friendly and I actually felt sorry for them because they are having difficulty generating traffic to the course. Less traffic=less revenue for improvements. That being said the property condition was known when you took over management. On the bright side, the greens were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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