Lakewood National Golf Club - Championship Course

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4.5
394
5 Stars
255
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
92.6%
Recommend this course
366 out of 394 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
53
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
134
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
126 out of 134 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7184 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.5
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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.

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4.5
394

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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5.0
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great place

Great layout and fantastic conditions, nice practice areas. Food selection at the turn very weak

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Quit after 12 holes

Three groups on 13 tee.. pace 9f play was great for 9 holes the. Things ground to a halt. We drove in and got a credit for 9 holes. Marshals should do a better job or starter might explain pace of play rules. Carts have gps but no ability to call pro shop. I was thinking we might buy a home here but not after this experience

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

Fantastic

Lakewood National is impressive in every aspect and is my favorite public course in all of Sarasota county, and I’ve played them all.
Layout is fun, strategic and beautiful. Course design is perfect for allowing amateurs to have fun but challenging better players from the longer tees. Truly a great course.
Maintanence is impressive. Greens are private-course fast (11.5-12.5 stimp depending on the day) and fairways, bunkers and tees are ideal.
Practice facility is just magnificent. Extremely spacious driving range with short game area attached and multiple putting greens nearby, all directly behind clubhouse for easy access. No ball machines, either. Titleist range balls included in greens fee and stacked at each hitting spot.
The entire operation is run beautifully. Bag handlers at bag drop-off doing their job well; multiple attendants in pro shop so players aren’t waiting in line to check in; multiple starters helping punctuality: one collecting players from driving range and sending them to first tee and one at first tee informing players of course info and when to begin; friendly cart girl coming around multiple times and vigilant ranger keeping pace of play up and patiently speaking to each playing group to inform them of any timing issues. Truly impressive.
Following my round, I went back to the range and hit balls for another hour to fix some issues that came up. No questioning or dirty looks from any employees. Staff seems to take pride in their professional, enthusiastic and respectful nature. Wonderful experience. Please give LN a try, even if seemingly expensive. It’s worth it.

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

First time

Course is in beautiful condition. Great fast greens. Back 9 was a little tougher but very fair 18. I’m a 23 and I loved it.

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

Slow play!

5 hour rounds are not necessary!!!!A course as pricy as this one should have rangers out monitoring play..ruins the day for everyone else.
Course set up is challenging but fair. Good greens but huge, gps on carts but didn’t show slope on greens only size, there were no greens books available either. Fairways were ate up, course must see a lot of play. Sand was available on the carts for filling divots but I guess the clientele doesn’t find it necessary to utilize it.
Very pricey course. There are better in the area. Don’t think I will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A “real” course

My only complaint is that teeing off at 2:12 we still had to play last 2 holes in near darkness. For a top notch difficult course I expected a few marshals to keep things moving but there were none. For $100 on golfnow I was disappointed that we were behind “members” couples who obviously weren’t up to handling this course (ex: taking 7 swings at a ball in the trap).
The course is in great shape and the greens rolled fast and true. Lots of local knowledge would help because many of the approaches are blind and the greens have huge contours. Lots of shots that appeared excellent ended up being way out of place. All in all a fun challenge!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Huge fast greens

The course is in great shape and pretty forgiving. Make sure to be below the pin or be prepared to put off the green!

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

Tough Course

Windy conditions today made us really concentrate on an already challanging layout. The course played long but the fun is hitting to the right areas. Greens are still the best I've played on. Go figure the undulations and you can suceed in putting well. Will play again.

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

Championship Golf

The course was in great condition and and the greens were fast as they should be. The staff is very professional and helpful..

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

Great day!

Very good conditions today. Fast greens. Nice layout. Played from the forward most tees since are seniors on vacation. Put together with 2 nice guys who played from almost the back tees. We had a good time.
Staff very friendly. Driving range balls included.
Good pace of play. Only waited a few times at par 3’s.
No restaurant yet but tiki bar is in the works.

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

Lakewood National

This is a really nice golf course. Nice driving range and pro shop. Fairly open fairways handle the sprayed tee shots. Big undulating greens that are fast. Back side has few cart paths but have open sand/gravel paths that really compliment the fairways. Very enjoyable. This course is a must play course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenge layout

The course is a challenge, greens are in great shape and have a lot of breaks, even the fairways have slope. Great staff and a well run pro shop.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Example of Strategic Architecture Open for Public Play in Tampa Bay Area.

First let me get the bad out of the way, this course is in a neighborhood. However, unlike many other such courses in Florida, I never feel cramped at Lakewood National. If you look at the satellite view the course may not look all that special. What that view doesn’t show you is the tight undulating fairways which require a golfer to think through where to position their next shot. You must ask yourself, “Do I want the best angle, a flat lie, a view of the pin, or something else entirely.” There is always a choice at Lakewood National and definitely many ways play each hole. Play this course as many times as possible while it’s still public, I know I will.

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

RF Squirrel

Better condition than TPC Tampa which was more costly. Great staff. Fast greens. Great value for winter golf

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