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3.4
406 Reviews (406)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
99
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
37
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.5
70.6%
Recommend this course
288 out of 406 reviews
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3.3
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
57.9%
Recommend this course
22 out of 38 reviews
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3.4
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.9%
Recommend this course
42 out of 61 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7258 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Devlin and VonHagge designed this course, which challenges even experienced golfers. It has been rated by Golf Digest to be among the 50 top courses in the United States. The signature hole on the Championship Course is #12, a 452-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot through a cypress forest to an island green.

This 7,258 yards, par 71 course has narrow fairways, a deep rough as well as plenty of water and bunkers. Enjoy the fast greens and the excitement of knowing you're on one of the best.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (1971) Robert von Hagge (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Catering, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.4
406 Reviews (406)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
Brunch 24
Watching the Game 21
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 63
Bunkers 53
Plays Long 37
This course/club is great for:
Locals 63
Advanced Golfers 30
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 53
In the 'Burbs 28
Worth the Drive 26

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Golf

Getting around the course and layout confusing
The greens were over sanded. Otherwise not a bad course. I’ll play it again.

Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Excellent
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Plays Once a week
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Course was in ok shape. But staff very sparse and not visible

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/01/2020

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a month
3.0
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Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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Reviews 1
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
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Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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2.0
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JB

Course as the area has gone downhill. Tee boxes a mess, non-existent. Clubhouse gone - trailer. Hopefully hotel & club completed soon (I was under impression this was long completed) A mess. A $ 20 - $ 25.00/rd course..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/07/2020

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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Unfortunate

I actually hate to report this because for many years Colony West was my favorite course. After Hurricane Andrew in the early 90's, the course lost a lot of its trees which were never replaced. The course changed hands and the care of the course continued to deteriorate. Recently, it has changed hands again. A new hotel, club house and cart garage are under construction. The new management team is Billy Casper Golf. The course boasts new greens and new sand in all greenside bunkers. So, after several years, I thought maybe it's coming back to the pristine course that it used to be. I couldn't be more wrong. With the exception of the 1st and 18th holes, there was no grass on the tee boxes. The greens were horrendous. They were recently punched, but they were unplayable. Extremely slow and on some putts of distance, where extra pace was required, the ball literally bounced up to an inch and a half off the ground. In many cases, it was better to be in the rough than on the fairway because of the lack of grass. Around the greens there was an abundance of sand (not bunkers) where there should have been grass.
Again, I was really excited to play a course that I considered to be the best course in south Florida. It's really unfortunate how it has declined. I truly hope the new management can turn this around, but so far I see no indication of that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aeration alert!

Booked a tee time and once at the course found that aeration had been done within a week. This made greens quite bumpy with it being they are in recovery process. Also the tees were almost grassless and on several of the front nine teas I was hitting from dirt tee boxes. It made for a let down which truly affected my game. Going in I was excited as I have been playing more lately and hitting the ball a bit better and really starting to lower my scores. This round just took all that away with the negativity of the course conditions. Staff was friendly but the person in the pro shop not the cart staff/ starter did not mention the aeration until I brought it up after quitting after the front nine. I was pretty upset that it wasn’t listed on GOLFNOW, probably not the fault of GOLFNOW. I passed on a tee time at another course that listed an “Aeration Alert” on GOLFNOW, and would not have booked this tee time either had I known. Oh well. This is why I just quit after 9. I’d prefer to keep my positivity going into next round rather than score bad because of playing a course with poor conditions. I probably won’t go back for some time. This is the Championship course and should be better taken care of. It’s a really fun layout and has been in much better shape in the past. Now it’s almost like playing in dead spots in my back yard! I didn’t take photos because I wasn’t sure I’d write a review and don’t want to bash them more than I am already. Don’t go for a while, let it recoup from the aeration. The fairways and tees won’t be around for some time if at all. You’re better off playing elsewhere to be honest. Oriole, Flamingo Lakes, Woodmont are all Local alternatives.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course need some TLC ....don’t understand what happened to this beautiful golf course .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Thank you for your review. We are happy to report that tee boxes will be repaired in the coming weeks. If you'd like to discuss your concerns further, please reach out to us at info@colonywestgolfclub.com.

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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Great course BUT

It is such a fun layout and had a great time last time i played it. However this time the course conditions were extremely sub par. So bad as to where some of the tee boxes are completely dirt. The greens rolled ridiculously slow and inconsistent, the fairways lacked grass and were dry dry dry. I will not be back until i see a bunch of reviews that say otherwise.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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