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3.4
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
70.0%
Recommend this course
99 out of 135 reviews
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3.3
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
66.7%
Recommend this course
14 out of 21 reviews
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3.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
69.2%
Recommend this course
18 out of 26 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 64
Length 4540 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 64 4540 yards
Scorecard for The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 64.2/117 283 335 490 196 400 392 124 360 358 2938 177 241 166 145 170 164 80 163 301 1607 4545
Silver M: 63.1/115 272 276 463 134 303 364 113 309 338 2572 156 209 129 125 150 154 66 145 235 1369 3941
Blue W: 62.0/113 226 237 439 117 287 322 100 289 294 2311 139 173 113 103 127 106 51 126 184 1122 3433
Yellow W: 61.0/111 183 169 392 74 268 234 100 189 279 1888 104 173 73 59 58 78 40 114 144 843 2731
Handicap 15 7 13 9 5 1 17 11 3 2 18 8 16 4 10 12 6 14
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 29 64

Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Tif-eagle
Greens Celebration Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.4
135 Reviews (135)
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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Great service

The service was the best part of this course. We wanted to play it with a few couples because it is not overly long. Course is oddly laid out, and fairways were rough. Greens were in great condition. We had a few members jumping from hole to hole, trying to get in front of us. We were playing best ball and at a great pace. The cheap membership rates will bring out all the hillbillies. Way better courses to play in the area for the same price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

BEST SHORT COURSE AROUND !!!!!

GREAT STAFF, GREAT LAYOUT !!!!!! GREENS AWESOME !!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Nice course for my wife and I to play together. A little challenging being that it was our first time playing there. Excellent pace of play - finished our 18 holes in under 3 hours. Friendly staff. Would consider playing there again.

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

Hot deals

As you see by our rating we really enjoy playing Palms, 17th of February my husband & I played we paid fees & also paid $38 to play , great deal so we invited a friend to play the 24th we have booked a tee time we are being charged an extra $10 each to play next week both were hot deals .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyed course good condition

Nice course to play my wife and I enjoyed it, some
nice layouts .Greens in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No starter

Front 9 great , but when we made turn a group of 5 players in front of us .they started on back 9 should not let a group of 5 to play together or start in front of groups making turn.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course - Rude service

Played a fun course today. The Palms at Forest Lakes. Pace of play was fast and course is in decent condition.

A meal was included in our golf. Drink sandwich and chips. We waited until after our round and only wanted a soda instead of the sandwich and beer. A gal in the clubhouse was extremely rude. She indicated we needed to request a voucher prior to golfing in order to receive the drink. We had played here before and that was not the case. You can work in the public and treat your patrons in the manner she did.

In her defense she was probably more upset with her boss who left her alone to run the clubhouse. Still no excuse to take it out in your patrons.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Mediocre course

Course was not in good shape
The front 9 is a legit layout— the back has 7 par 3’s
If you’re looking to play and don’t care about a pretty course it’s fine for what is is but this course is not in the same class as many in the Sarasota area

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Repeated 9

The staff was very friendly upon arrival. Unfortunately, there was a tournament going on and we had to go off on the back 9. When we were ready to make the turn the front 9 was backed up as they were letting folks off on the front 9. As a result we ended up playing the back 9 a second time. The course itself had a mediocre layout and was not too difficult. We were able to play in under 3 hours and that wasn't bad. I doubt I would go back again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

GOOD PRACTICE COURSE

This short course is good to practice your short game. Most greens are small so you will find yourself chipping alot from bare lies. Really a shame they did not opt for a 12-15 hole course and keep another par 4 or 5 on the back

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course with potential

Great welcoming staff, great carts with gps tablets
( more then one could expect) for the money, however course has poor fairways & very uneven front & back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The course has some interesting holes.

Enjoyed the course the front nine was really good,the back nine was a little short to many par 3s.still we enjoyed the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hope my review steers people away from this place

The good: greens are in superb shape. Actually just phenomenal. However, if my review keeps just one person from wasting their money at this place then my 15 minutes writing this is worth it. First, I purchased a foursome and my email receipt clearly indicates I paid for 18 holes and a meal is included. When I arrived to check in the gentleman said that I paid for 9, not 18 and that a meal was not included. But my receipt shows 18 and meal included. Honestly, this man was just clueless and after 20 minutes I was too frustrated to continue. I figured I would just continue to play the back 9 anyways and just pay for a meal somewhere else. From the looks of the place, the included meal probably would have been contaminated anyway.

Awesome practice area, but if you’re a long hitter stay away. You won’t have room for woods and probably not even a 3-4 iron if you hit them 210 and beyond. The course itself; layout is just one of the most poorly designed courses I have played. It’s short. I get that. But this is not a course for the “good” golfer. The issue with that is the green and the next tee box are just too close to each other. If two people are teeing off simultaniously then you need a spotter because if someone is just a fraction off, you’re in danger. This is just not a safe course. Which leads me to hole 12. We were teeing off 12, a couple of kids were teeing off 11. We are watching them just in case. We lose their ball in the sun and it nails our cart in flight. Three fee lt away from a playing partner. Could have killed her. No fore. No watch out. No nothing. Being that they were a twosome and we had four we decided to let them play through. But they refused. Probably because they were too scared of us because they knew they were in the wrong. We called the course to send out a ranger and they don’t even have one. Absolutely no course disciple. Ridiculous. They sent out the cart washer. He said that they said they yelled fore and said they were sorry which of course they would lie about to avoid getting in trouble. But our issue was that they refused to play through. The “ranger” would not enforce that. He left and two hole later there was a major back up because this twosome would not play through a group of four. My point is this is the clientele that you will see at this course. And they were bad. Shots all over the place. On a course like this with its sub standards setup that is just dangerous. We had to call in a second time to get that “ranger” to come back out to escort them ahead of us. Then they began to eight putt and chip at will, practicing the short game that they evidentially don’t have, slowing the pace of play. We could have cared less because we were letting other twosomes and a single play through, but their play and the clear negligence of the course staff to enforce proper pace of play made it a miserable experience for about four groups.

Please, for $18 for 9 holes there are much better choices in town. Stay away from this place at all costs.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

I enjoy playing this short par 64 course to work on my game. My tee time was around 7:30 am and I arrived about 7am to hit the range first, but the ball dispensing machine was broke so no warm up. I was
Playing as a single, and I was stuck behind a 3some, but there pace of play was fine, so I stayed behind them.
As I approached the 10th tee box I seen the 3some ahead of me leaving the tee box, but there was now a 2some, an older man and woman getting set to tee off. This is when I started to become annoyed because the pace of there play was extremely slow, and they wouldn't offer for me to play through. As I finished my round I see them tee off on #1. Never will I be a fan of allowing players to start on 10 and hold people up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Easy at times but still fun

My wife and I enjoyed this course. We would have enjoyed walking but because of the heat we took a cart. Good thing too because the distance between greens and some tees was crazy long. The front nine has a par 5 and many par 4s and from the gold tees is plenty challenging, especially since the greens on several holes have severe downhill ledges. The back nine is a little disappointing because it is seven par 3s and only two par fours. We were so hot by this time (3:00 p.m.) that we didn't mind the relief and it was a good opportunity to sharpen our iron and wedge play. Good day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course for Casual Golfer

Reading the reviews, the negative comments seem to stem from not reading up on the course. What is expected from a par 64 priced between $24.95 and $39.95 with a cart? The course is in good condition. Carts have GPS and scoring. The clubhouse is limited. If you purchase with a meal and/or range buckets, you have to mention it when paying. They do not know what was purchased.
Back 9 is a par 29 but only one of the 7 par 3s is under 100 yards. If you book a par 64 round, DO NOT complain about the back 9. Having a par 35 front and par 29 back makes the course tremendously fun. I have played the course about 8 times over the past 14 months. If you are expecting a country club, are a snob golfer or brag or even track your handicap, this is not the course for you. If you want to have fun and mix it up, you will enjoy. The executive course across the street from my house is over $60 and has many shorter holes. I drive 25 minutes to play here. The price is worth it with this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Palm @ Forest Lake

Palm Golf Club at Forest Lakes presents a challenging narrow layout for the average golfer. There are various streams and ponds which demand thoughtful placement of golf shots with each stroke. The many par 3s are each variously different in length and layout. All in all I would recommend this course for all levels of golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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