Lakewood National Golf Club - Championship Course
|Friendly (W)||72||5685 yards||72.5||128|
|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|
Great layout and fantastic conditions, nice practice areas. Food selection at the turn very weak
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The course was in great condition and and the greens were fast as they should be. The staff is very professional and helpful..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Better condition than TPC Tampa which was more costly. Great staff. Fast greens. Great value for winter golf