The Golf Club at Summerbrooke

3.8561470588 3.9 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 7505 Preservation Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, Leon County
  • (850) 894-4653
  • (850) 894-8633
  • www.summerbrookegolf.com

Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Dean Refram
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6845 yards 73.9 140
White 72 6406 yards 71.7 135
Gold 72 5883 yards 68.3 125
Red (W) 72 4936 yards 69.3 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

56 out of 85 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Tired course"


mseldridge's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was probably once a very nice course. Good layout. Undermaintained. Gas carts, very broken up cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good design"


Scott7699926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time and it was a neat design. Will be back, but hopefully not after a huge rainstorm that made for a soggy round. The greens were slow and the tee boxes could use some TLC. The practice range needs some grass. It could be a 4 Star course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome Experience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

After leaving Tallahassee FL 4 years ago I wanted to get back out on the links. I was pleased with everything once again at The Golf Club at Summerbrooke. The food was great, the course was in great shape, and the staff was very courteous. I loved playing through "The Devils Elbow" once again. Looks like pool would be great for family in the summer as well. I will be back!!


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


"Great layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round of golf on this much improved course from 2 years ago. It offers challenges for all golfer’s experience from narrow fairways to island greens. If you are looking for a course to improve your game, Summerbrooke has a great layout. BRING IT!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Shanamack1414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens on most holes were in good condition. A few holes had spots but maybe due to the weather that is to be expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Greens were super fast. Not sure what the guy who said they were slow is used to playing, but these are quick. Fairways in good care condition and greens were too. Had no one in front of us on a Saturday so pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Greens"


uOXOX5999OX's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course midday on a holiday. Greens were in good condition, tees and fairways were sometimes grass free. David, the pro shop and course manager, was very busy but treated everyone well. Snack bar had reasonably priced food and pleasant, competent staff. I’d play it again, for $50 on a holiday!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


Robert1374995's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the condition and upkeep. Staff is very courteous and professional and please eat.. the food is wonderful! Love the elevation changes ( especially the devil's elbow)


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


"FORE!"


walter7815605's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you can't hit the ball straight - especially off the tee box - be sure to carry spare golf balls because you're almost certainly going to lose some... Tight fairways lined with trees... Front 9 was OK and challenging but some of the putting greens are in poor condition. They all play "slow" in my opinion and the grain has a strong influence on ball roll; in other words, expect a significant break unless you push through it with an aggressive roll... Back nine was fun especially Devil's Elbow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tboggs8's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape. In fact it is in the best shape it has been in over the last 10 years.

The greens are full and fast, but not crazy fast. Your ball will roll true to the line that you putt.

As much improvement has been made with the greens, the fairways may be more improved. A new grounds keeper, updated irrigation and a renewed commitment by club owners all make for a great golf outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Check out the layout!"


marshburnt's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Every time I'm in town I play this course! Course has been in good shape every time I have played it. What really surprised me was the layout of the course for this part of the country. This unique course in the panhandle has a lot of character! A few of the holes on the back will blow you away! Rates? Very Reasonable. Staff? Always accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow! Talk About Course Improvements..."


u000001634423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I don't write too many reviews of anything, but after seeing the amazing improvements and how awesome the course conditions were at The Golf Club At Summerbrooke I felt I had to. I was THAT impressed.

The first thing I kept thinking as I was playing was the amount of $ and effort they must have put into all these improvements had to be massive. That or they hired a greenskeeper that has some magical fairy dust that turns decent conditions into truly impressive ones. I say this because I live in Atlanta (was visiting family in Tallahassee for the holiday) and I'm in Sales and so I get to play quite a few high end very private courses all around Atlanta like Atl Athletic Club, Chateau Elan, Golf Club of GA, Cherokee, Piedmont Driving Club, and even on occasion get on East Lake and Peachtree, so I know what really a really nice, take care of course looks like and I know what fantastic greens and fairways looks like. I can honestly say the fairways and greens at Summerbrooke were in amazing conditions and rival some of those private exclusive clubs. Yea... I said it. Summerbrooke's course conditions were in that kinda perfect shape.

I can also attest to the attentiveness of the staff. They were friendly and helpful as I've experienced.

Whoever is managing Summerbrooke now or whoever the owners are now, kudos to them. They've done an amazing job.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



smarston's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is leaps and bounds better than the last time I played. The layout and change in topography is the best in town.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Amazing Difference"


ISTAN's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

After playing this course 8 months after my first visit, I was amazed by the change and the condition of the course. Greens were in a much better state and running true! Truly great work by the staff for such a great turnaround. would recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great improvements"


u000006485705's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times in the past though over the past year or so have been playing other courses. I have to say I was very surprised at the massive improvements that have been made I have never seen the green in such great condition especially at this time of year I would recommend to anyone to go out and play this course best layout in town and the greens are in tremendous shape


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


"Great Day"


Ldrrein's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I went out and played at Summerbrooke today. The improvement of the course was amazing . The fair sways were awesome., the green very puttable, a little slow. It's the best layout in town. I would recommend giving it a try!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Under-maintained and unfriendly staff"


darryldavidson's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was muddy from poor drainage, had numerous unmarked hazards, and was crowded into the surrounding development. It started raining a few holes in and wasn't stopping in the foreseeable future. I went to the pro shop to ask for a rain check for the back. The staff tried to convince me to play in the rain, sell me an umbrella, and make any excuse they could so that they wouldn't have to give me a raincheck. After talking for about 10 minutes the staff decided that I could not receive credit for the remaining holes because I "just wanted to quit". They were not helpful, they were scornful, and I will not play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/30/2017

Good Day sir. I was reading your review and just wanted to comment a coupe of things. The part about the course being crowed in the neighborhood is pretty off base in my opinion . Most course are built in subdivisions. Summerbrooke is certainly not different than most course that built into neighborhoods , the house line fairways and typically cart paths cross through the streets . In Tallahassee, Summerbrooke, Killearn, Golden Eagle, Hilaman , and Southwood all have houses on them.


"Making a comeback"


u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played expecting the course conditions to be subpar from everything I had read. I was happily surprised. Fairways were great. Greens were pretty dang good considering how bad they were 1-2 years ago. Most of the tee boxes were good, some needed work. Some great holes on his course. The Devil's Elbow kicked my butt. Great time playing. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs some TLC"


ShankasaurusRex's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Recently took them up on the golf membership, based on the price for 18 w/ a cart. Have played it five times since April 1st. Here's the deal. The course itself has to be one of the most narrow courses in Tallahassee, but also seems to be the shortest. Hit driver on only three holes, rest of them was an iron off the tee. The layout is great, with plenty of things to consider on each shot. Nos. 5, 9, 14 & 16 are my favorite holes. Fairways are in good shape overall, with the exception of a noticeable bit of clay on the landing zone of #10. It is my understanding the greens have been abused time and again, and it shows. I rolled six or seven putts from 10+ feet that hopped up, down, right and left more than a rabbit on a caffeine binge. They need lots of help. The tee boxes aren't as bad, but a couple of them are a little beat up too. The thing that was most surprising to me was the quality and condition of the traps. Luckily I didn't spend any time in them, but the bunkers out there (with the exception of two) are an eye sore. If the ownership/management would find a way to gather the cash needed to truly fix the problems, and understand that it would probably be a few years before showing the profit they want to consider it a worthy investment; this place would be GREAT. Field of Dreams....... Oh, and the practice range seems like an afterthought at this point.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grumpy Old Man"


u007919016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played Summerbrooke many times. I've seen it at it's best and worst. Right now it's somewhere in the middle. The course is maintained well and looks nice from a distance, however, the greens just don't have much grass right now. Was still an enjoyable round all in all as we were the ONLY people on the course. The absolute worst feature of the course is the old curmudgeon that works at the check-in desk. He is a complete jagon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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