The Highlands Golf Course

3.9514117647 4.0 stars from 5 (567)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6669 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota, Florida 34235, Sarasota County
  • (941) 371-0982
  • (941) 379-9869
  • thehighlandsgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1984
Architect(s): Francis Duane (1984)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6669 yards 72.6 128
Blue 72 6375 yards 71.1 126
White 72 6024 yards 69.3 123
Green 72 5545 yards 67.1 114
Green (W) 72 5545 yards 72.3 126
Red (W) 72 5090 yards 69.7 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 567 Reviews
5 stars:
129
4 stars:
313
3 stars:
90
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

498 out of 560 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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"Good value for money"


Steven4321180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I played this course for the first time and found it to be a good challenge. Not too difficult but not too easy either. The fairways and greens were in decent condition, however some of the tee boxes could do with a little TLC. The heavens opened and drenched the course so we only managed 14 holes. All in all an excellent choice and great value. We wanted to go back again but the greens were being aerated so decided to look elsewhere. Would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Neat Course"


u000002224520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We had an early morning tee time and the course was cart path only due to recent rain. The boxes were in decent shape as were the fairways-except for lots of casual water. Not sure if they just got a lot of rain or the course doesn't drain well. I definitely want to play here again and recommend the course to others-just make sure it's dry. The greens were in excellent shape. They rolled true and were oddly fast given how saturated the fairways were. Can't beat it for the price, like I said, just make sure its a bit drier when you play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent test of golf !"


Newmaj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout and really good test of golf.

The course and greens were in good condition.

Had to play well to achieve a half decent score off the blue tees !

Will return next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



eandersen08's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money. Course was in nice shape. Pace of play was slow


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Is a great course and in a great community and two other great courses one executive and one private championship course. If your looking for great scenery and wildlife this is it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slooooow"


supered66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many elderly 2-somes holding up play. Hard to get going when it takes the group in front of you 3 or 4 shots to your 1. Greens aerated not long ago and are coming along nicely, but still bumpy. Tee boxes need work. Other than pace of play, it’s not bad for less than $30 but lots of other courses in area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u094141087's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Value For Money"


Ed9331197's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had an enjoyable round and staff was very friendly and accommodating. To our disappointment, Greens had recently been punched

Which made my putting worse than it already was (lol) Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Michael2212104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004475569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"NO TEE TIME"


uMZVF5276MZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a tee time through golf now when I got to the course I was told I would have to pay regular price because the tee time got screwed up.i will never go to that course and I am considering never using golf now again because the should have at least refunded my booking fee or offered me a free round some where else


I don't recommend this course


"Super day"


drtedsimon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super day

This is just a nice course that has some narrow spots but mostly forgiving with a good challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow"


u000008046890's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a scramble had to tee off behind the first nine took 3 1/2 hours to play should have had a ranger because they took there sweet time playing


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u6165581's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Turf conditions - tees, fairways and greens show neglect


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u2939622's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



jwlutz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000005015769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great but never received tee time from golf now. I paid the convenience fee but did not get the lower price. The course let me play at there best rate but still 14.00 more than the golf now price . I won’t make this mistake again and will just make a tee time at the pro shop and save the golf now convience fee. Golf now said if there is booking problem to contact customer support but I was unable to find any way to contact them on their web site.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course."


u260318821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing the Highlands Golf Course. They need to do something about extremely slow golfers. Played behind a SINGLE individual that was playing extremely slow. Seemed to be intentional!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good layout."


u000002101715's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is interesting to play a lot of good holes. A little bit rough in places. Played the round in three hours empty at the last nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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