Lakewood National Golf Club - Championship Course

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4.5
368
5 Stars
235
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
92.8%
Recommend this course
342 out of 368 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
46
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 46 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
193
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.2%
Recommend this course
178 out of 193 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7184
Slope 138
Rating 74.5
Type Resort
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Lakewood National Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
King 72 7184 yards 74.5 138
Arnold 72 6791 yards 72.6 134
National 72 6374 yards 70.2 130
Palmer 72 5988 yards 68.5 127
Friendly 72 5685 yards 67.0 124
Friendly (W) 72 5685 yards 72.5 128
Winnie 72 5194 yards 69.8 120
Scorecard for Lakewood National Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
King M: 74.5/138 550 362 470 185 570 163 563 215 473 3551 448 491 253 318 400 563 155 421 581 3630 7181
Arnold M: 72.6/134 529 349 449 178 545 140 547 203 434 3374 416 464 223 298 388 532 129 398 559 3407 6781
National M: 70.2/130 506 328 424 159 511 124 515 186 419 3172 393 439 208 283 375 515 122 322 546 3203 6375
Palmer M: 68.5/127 491 299 401 137 488 116 495 168 388 2983 373 419 177 260 358 498 107 298 523 3013 5996
Friendly M: 67.0/124 W: 72.5/128 475 282 390 123 463 110 480 155 359 2837 358 400 157 234 335 479 88 284 513 2848 5685
Winnie W: 69.8/120 439 262 339 114 419 103 467 125 332 2600 336 341 147 214 325 464 70 268 435 2600 5200
Handicap 5 17 1 13 7 15 9 11 3 6 2 4 18 14 12 10 16 8
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lakewood National Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.5
368

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Green are Massive

this course is in excellent condition. It is picturesque. I played there on a hot deal and unfortunately it was windy and colder. The course is long, fairways are like carpet and the green were an 11 on the day I played. It is wide and not therefore not many lost balls. My biggest issue was the greens. So MASSIVE it was like I was playing putt putt. One green must have been 60 yards long. They were also hilly and pin placements were almost unfair at times. I enjoyed the day and I would play again. Just wish the green were smaller.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tricky

Lots of blind shots and terrible pin placements. Two paces on over a bunker. Pin on 16 placed on severe slope and you can’t stop your ball. Seems to me they are more interested in the single digit handi cappers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous greens, tough course

I think they moved more dirt than the average Florida course. More elevation changes. The greens are fabulous for a course this young, they are great for a mature course. I would like to play to a few more times before I pass final judgment, it’s definitely a course that requires a few rounds to judge fairly,, but my initial assessment is that it is a tough layout, very sensitive to wind,, enjoyable and requires most of the clubs in the bag on most days. I look forward to the next round there. I played it on a GolfNow deal, so it was a great value for me, but it is definitely worth top dollar in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course but broad.

Nice lay-out. Many bunkers and a lot of waste area that gives the holes a challeging look.

The course is wide, so you dont lose many balls when you are not very straight. You cannhave a pleasant round here..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Golf course. Beautiful practice facilities, the greens are very undulated, but fair, the course layout is great and the overall experience is terrific.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

one of the best courses around

This course is absolutely beautiful it was a joy to play here. Staff were friendly from check in to check out. It was cold and windy but had a great time playing this course can't wait to come back and play again . Everything was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pete Serbinoff

Great course if you find the right rate. Booked with golf now and they kicked tee time back 30 minutes. Finished in semi darkness because of that. Quality golf course with great greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

A wonderful course in every respect. Manicured beautifully; strategically built; fun, forgiving but challenging and part of an all-together well run operation. Practice facilities are great, too. Only gripe is back 9 can get slow and today was my second 4 hour 40 min round in a week. I see rangers out there, but I wish they’d be stricter regarding play-time.

All in all, I think it’s the best public course in Sarasota.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course. I’ve played it 10 times now and its a great course. I’ll be back many more times

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play

Slow play all day. We had 3 groups waiting on a tee at 3 different holes throughout the day. We did not see a ranger all day. We even sent an email through the GPS system with no response. Several groups left due to the slow play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow day

The staff did not address slow play. We were on several tees with 2 other foursomes waiting for slow players. We did not see a ranger all day. Very disappointing. Several groups left the coarse as a result.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging + Fun

Great golf course, first time I’ve had a first nine with 3 par 3’s/4’s/5’s It was a superb FUN course with very tricky HUGE greens. Clubhouse not finished yet but would like to come back next year when finished

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

This course was a pure pleasure to play. The fairways are wide and water hazards are avoidable. The condition of the course is amazing and greens are flawless. Only negative is the difficulty putting on large, undulating greens that are very firm. We will go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, forever to geta clubhouse

The course is terrific. But why is there still no clubhouse!? Keep raising rate but no amenities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but slow

I've played here a lot. Had a tee time at 1 :15 and had to end it early because we couldn't finish it in time. It's a long course but shouldn't have to take 5 1/2 hours to play a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Different

Wide fairways tricky greens cart paths in bunkers on many holes not special for price paid and bit of a building site

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pete

If you don’t like this course you don’t no anything about golf or what makes enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A great gem

Really enjoyed our day!!! Generous fairways and very large greens. But definitely an interesting layout with lots of water and bunkers.

If you get the opportunity to play here do it!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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