Cardinal Lakes Golf Club - Sparrow Course

3.9497411765 3.9 stars from 5 (108)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 4909 yards
  • Slope: 107
  • Rating: 63.8
  • 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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times NO - jeans, short shorts, sweat pants or cut-offs NO - tank tops, T-shirts, or team jerseys

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 67 4909 yards 63.8 107
Blue (W) 67 4909 yards 68.0 120
White 67 4528 yards 62.1 100
White (W) 67 4528 yards 66.7 118
Red (W) 67 4034 yards 64.1 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 108 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

99 out of 108 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for seniors walkers beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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"Sparrow Lakes"


Gerald1593671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play for anyone who is not a long hitter. Good pace and the course is in excellent condition. The staff at the 19th hole are great also. Good day overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GShinton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cardinal Lakes short coursr"


Gerald1593671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in good condition. The staff are very friendly. Especially, in the clubhouse. The play was held up a few times but a good day overall. I will return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



CARLOSMFJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and even friendlier local couple we were paired with.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



CARLOSMFJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the perfect course to work on your game. Driver not required. Mature trees, well kept greens and fairways. Long irons and short irons get a good workout. When they are working well, then go across the street and sort out the big dog.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Friendly Staff"


fleyetyer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I play here often. The price is great and it's 12 minutes away from home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect size"


Compagnon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Modern golf courses are becoming harder and longer and take more time to play. Cardinal Sparrow Lakes is short and simple enough to be enjoyed regardless of age or handicap. Perfect size for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awful experience"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a tee time that includes a cart, I drove there for 45 minutes and they tell me that they don't allow carts after 6. I asked why do they permit golfnow to offer tee times with a cart if they have that policy. I asked how much was to play walking and it was 8 dollars less and without a single intention to make me feel better after this agravation. Then when I asked for a solution, the person of the counter tells me "they're another courses down the road". Basically I drove almost 2 hours to just have an horrible experience and without being able to play my weekly round. The course looked nice but please do something to improve customer service and don't forget that if something is offered, as a business you have to deliver.


Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"fast greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing because of the smooth fast greens. Tough conditions because of the wind but made me think more about club selection which made the round more challenging. Price is right, i'm going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great couples course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy Sparrow. Great walking course for couples. Good condition and very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



slammin1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great no waiting very few people golfing so can do a round in no time at all. Green are very fast but in good shape. Not to much long ruff so easy to get out of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Have reasonable expectations"


Ernest1975's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ever since Sparrow Lakes has been purchased by Cardinal Golf Group, the volume of players has dropped dramatically = relaxing rounds of golf.

I chose to play the shorter 18 holes, knowing that it's less than 5000 yds from the tips and par is 67. I wanted to focus on my accuracy, short game and putting, and the Sparrow allows you to do that...without being pushed or held up by the groups surrounding you.

Is it worth the drive? No. I live :03 mins away and don't mind playing here, because the course is well kept (albeit I was never in a bunker), but fairways are nicely cut, greens are okay. The only negative is the dire need of some dogs that are permitted to roam freely and rid the course of the LARGE numbers of dirty Canadian Geese on tje property.

I'll be back again, with the right frame of mind. This is not a par 72, 6500 yard challenge, but you can certainly have a good time here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Green Conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course, but the greens recently have been in somewhat pockmarked condition. Otherwise a good place. Would like to see more ball washers at the tees.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/14/2017

the ball washer comment is completely valid. There are posts for them, but they've obviously been removed.


"Please take suprise"


u000005249708's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great little course. May be shorter than others, but not easy. Was also in the best shape of the ones in this area that we have played. Well worth the investment


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played 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



Roger8807004's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing 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


"A little gem"


ailbrown1212's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! will definitely play it again. For those who like to walk the sparrow was just enough. Looking forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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