The Lakes Golf Club

4.2773058824 4.3 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6973 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6973 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 6605 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6187 yards N/A N/A
Green 72 5784 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 4969 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 13 reviews


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"Hidden gem"


tpyman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a treat to play. The layout was challenging with many elevation changes and the views were amazing.


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


"good day at links"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beautiful day on at the lakes but wish I had known that club championship was on would have going another day,,,, slow play and had to leave on 17th hole because of another commitment


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Views"


Jon6749978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. A good challenge from the blues (double diamond at this course). Greens were in good shape, a little slow. Absolutely stunning views of the lakes, with hole 6 having an amazing tee shot. Fescue provided interesting shots of you happened to miss the fairway. Very friendly staff, good food. Will absolutely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cape Breton Golf at its finest"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout. Beautiful views.

Greens need to be speeded up. I would play it again and recommend to my friends.

For visitors, this would be an excellent course to put in a four course rota for Cape Breton Golf.


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


"Play again"


DavidLCanfield's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Overall good course. Very hilly terrain between holes but holes were undulating but fair. Good condition overall. Would recommend a cart due to the long hilly treks between holes, but a group behind us walked and were able to maintain pace of play. Best course around the Sydney area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Lakes"


uVHOO8297VH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in pretty good shape. There were a couple of soggy spots. The greens are still a little slow. I couldn't believe it was $8.00 for a sandwich. Good sandwich though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Scenic views."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Undulated layout with very good views of the Bras d' Or Lake.<br/> Challenging course with tricky stances but fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicely laid out course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to stay on the fairway as the rough is very rough. A little hilly so I would recommend a cart.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice day"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and for the money, great value. More black flies then wanted on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses on the island."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course on several occasions and in my opinion it is one of the best courses in Cape Breton. The greens are are in mid season fourm while other courses greens are way behind. The course offers a variety of holes and differences in elevation.<br/> Great staff and facilities. A little pricey when paying full fairs but there are plenty of deals out there if you keep searching.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice track"


John3125044's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course and considering the winter they had the fairways and green were in good shape. Reasonable pricing at the turn and very friendly at the halfway house. Pace of play was a little over four hours which made it enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"very enjoyable course to play"


datheca's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

no downsides at all, got a very cheap rate for 2 using GolfNow


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Character"


BabyLama2014's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Miami Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Awesome course.. Played it the first year it opened and went back 3 years later knowing that if it grew in, it would go to another level.. did not disappoint.

Tough course for the average golfer, really have to keep your ball in play and hit shots to avoid blow up holes.

Signature hole, hitting down from the top of the mountain to a very big landing area makes it enjoyable for all golfers because it gives you a chance to no matter what, enjoy watching your ball fly down the mountain.


I recommend this course



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