Lake Bess Country Club

4.2727000000 4.3 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2217 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2217 yards N/A N/A
White 35 2080 yards N/A N/A
Red 35 1760 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 11 reviews


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Reviews


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"This course is not forgiving"


Swizjr126's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to hit your ball very straight on this course. A couple drives have to be hit perfect to be in play. Nice selection of par 3's


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ct Pat"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great value for the buck but also very busy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pristine warmup course."


Darrell9361015's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to get warmed up for later round of golf. Thanks to Golf Now you can get 7:30 AM tee time. Neat course close to Lake Bess. It is nestled among nice homes near Winter Haven.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Need to play a couple times to know where to hit it.."


Nomie4544517's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad executive course, good place to practice wedges and approach shots. Pretty tight as well, you can get into trouble if you don't know where to place tee shots. Greens were very slow, not bad looking just real slow. The staff was great very nice and informative. Great deal for $10 no doubt, will go back for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice comfortable course"


u000007426464's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I would recommend this nice 9 hole course. We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Executive Course"


u330012701's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course was perfect for my wife. Just the right length and good challenges. She even almost beat me!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Surprising"


Lou6982598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were pleasantly surprised at the course. It was not the typical executive course. We said we would play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value for the money."


ballalw's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in December of 2014. Course is in the best shape I have seen it. It is a short course and is player friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice short course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lake Bess Golf Course is in really good condition. The greens are in great shape,but just a little long even after just being cut. A good place to get in a quick 9 or work primarily on irons and wedges. Will definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Little Executive Course"


Israel8432347's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is worth the money. It's very walkable and there is a Hot Deal on GN for it every morning. The greens at Lake Bess are in amazing shape. They play a little slow but they are even and true. Playing from the tips, almost all of holes are drivable but a few well placed trees will add a bit of challenge to it. The practice areas are in great shape and the carts work just fine.

I'd consider this more of a winter course because of how great of shape it's in compared to summer - like most places in Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice little course"


u309957675's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little course. I was anxious to see how the short course would play and was quite surprised. I probably only used my driver on 2 of the 9 holes. Definitely had an iron out for almost everything out of the tee box. Most of the par 4s are within driving range but the course is designed where it is basically impossible to drive them without ending up OB or in some trees. Course was in great shape and dry after an absurd amount of rain the day before I played. Great value as well. I would certainly recommend this course if you want to get a quick 9 or 18 in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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