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3.6
917 Reviews (917)
5 Stars
187
4 Stars
471
3 Stars
172
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
79.8%
Recommend this course
771 out of 917 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
72 out of 90 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
203 Reviews (203)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.8%
Recommend this course
168 out of 203 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6669 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.6
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Highlands Course at The Meadows Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round
Architect Francis Duane (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy 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 Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.6
917 Reviews (917)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
19th Hole Specials 9
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 55
Bunkers 53
Narrow Fairways 39
This course/club is great for:
Locals 42
Seniors 29
Advanced Golfers 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 71
Worth the Drive 24
Near the Airport 20

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like more each time

Play was a little slow today due to cart path only after all the rains.
My 6th time on the course and I very much enjoy it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Wetlands

They should call this course the Wetlands instead of the Highlands. Very wet, cart path only, greens were ok but it was casual water all over the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Live just down the street so very convenient for me to play.

Live just down the street so very convenient for me to play. Unfortunately it was cartpath only due to our rains but did manage to finish most of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful round of golf

As a twosome, we played in 3 hours and were not pressured by the group behind. Conditioning of the course was typical Florida Summer, i.e. daily rains affected mowing in some areas and others were in need of repair. The greens were true and held approach shots.
All in all, an enjoyable afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would have had excellent ratings across the board. Only tee box conditions were iffy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tuesday on the highlands

The Highlands is a good course but today the fairways were very wet. (90 degree rule in place for most holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens in poor condition

I was fortunate to be playing, or so I thought before they were going to aerate the greens. Greens needed help. They lost a lot of edges on a few greens probably due to recent hot weather and no rain. Green speeds were also inconsistent. Pace of play ok. Really liked the layout otherwise. You get a resort feel when loading your cart and driving to the first tee which was nice. Will probably not play there again with other opportunities with similar rates.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Vslue

Very good overall conditions. Some greens could use some work but a great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course in good shape

Highlands is a great course in good shape compared to others in the region. Only a couple of the greens had small problems and the fairways were very well taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice course. Greens were smooth. Putting was true. Ice & water about every 5-holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

My 1st time here

I went to this course and it’s a great deal for the money no doubt The staff was friendly the course was in so so shape could’ve been a little bit better but again for the price it was great no problems in the fairways it was mostly the greens needed a little bit of work

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play today

The course still looks good. And is playing well. Although no roll in the fairways. However, play was really slow today, no Marshall on the course to monitor slow play
Over four hours for the round.
BARBARA in the shop is helpful and friendly. And Mike setting us up in the golf cart couldn’t have been nicer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

Overall course is in rough shape. Tee boxes and greens are poor. Fairways are ok. Pace of play was very slow and no Marshall to improve the pace. Played same course 3 weeks ago and it was in much better shape

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Has Become My Go-To Course

While I shave only played here 4 times, I now consider this my go-to course while in Sarasota.
I’ve played early morning, mid morning and late afternoon and the course has been in great shape each time.
Staff is friendly and helpful and players seem to follow etiquette well.
I enjoy the difference between the front (narrow and shorter) and the back (wide open and longer).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite course in Sarasota

Sarasota local here and must say the highlands and the groves golf courses are beautiful and always make for a great round of golf! Will be back many more times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not bad

This is a nice mature layout with a lot of really pretty holes. That said, this course is in dire need of some TLC. The greens are real bumpy and slow with large areas of rot. Probably cost me 7 strokes.
More three putts than I have had in years.. The tee boxes are hit or miss and there are a ton of weeds in the fairway...albeit nicely mowed. I regularly play the Groves course and was surprised at how the condition failed here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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