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4.7
543 Reviews (543)
5 Stars
382
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
94.9%
Recommend this course
509 out of 543 reviews
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4.7
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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4.8
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
90 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7184 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.5
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Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander
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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.

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #43)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2019 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2019 #22)

Reviews

4.7
543 Reviews (543)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great layout, fast greens

Challenging sand trap heavy, water hazard heavy layout that is fun and really tests every club in the bag. Greens are quick and spicy, and roll true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hi AdamGriffin. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soaked sponge

I love Commander. Jist can't understand how the front 9 can always be cart on course even with the rain, but the back 9 is basically a marsh. I'm 5'7" and on 4 back 9 holes I sunk at least 1/2" in the fairway. Makes for a drawn out round

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi, g8r06! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5 Star

Greens have healed well after being punched a few weeks ago. Course is close to perfect, as usual.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Hello, kurtwolbert. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Commando

The course was in good condition. The greens were aerated a few weeks ago and have not fully repaired yet. I was disappointed with the speed of the greens a bit slower than I anticipated and were a bit burned out

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi u314159854644. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I'll be back!!!

Great day of golf!!!! Course is tough but fair. Better keep your tee shots playable....

Beverage cart girl is a 10....!!!

I'll be back...!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2020

hosoh, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lots of positives...

Booked a somewhat last minute tee time by myself on a Tuesday at noon since I was traveling in the area. Staff is very friendly and helpful, check-in was a breeze. Had about 45 minutes to warm-up so utilized the exceptional practice facility. Range is perfect setup, large tee, quality turf, and hitting slightly uphill gives a great visual to the target greens. Nice short game area and two practice putting greens, one by either course's first tee. Booked the Commander course, and unfortunately was not notified by GolfNow that greens had been aerified.... probably within 2 weeks by the looks of them. Not a huge deal, but stiff would have been nice to know. Starter was very nice in explaining the course and conditions, and did warn me that I would be behind 3 threesomes. I said fine and teed off on time, playing the red tees (one up from the tips, since it was my first time playing the course). First 5 holes are spectacular visually, with large, flowing fairways, sweeping bunkers and just great framing done by Mr. Palmer. 6-9 were good holes as well, with some of the largest greens I've ever seen on a golf course (specifically #8). Conditions were very good tee to green, but the greens were bumpy and fairly slow. The front 9 took 2 hours and 20 minutes to play because of the groups ahead, which is ridiculous with everyone in single carts. Decided to check with the starter to see if Piper course was more open, and he allowed me to go to front 9 there for smooth sailing. Not really impressed with the layout of newly-opened Piper course. Fairly generic and several hidden hazards. Greens were firm and fast, but seemed like a downgrade compared to the Commander. Played the front in just over an hour and called it day. All in all, a fun, fairly challenging course to play, will have to return to experience the back 9 of the Commander. Thank you to the staff for their help.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us brocklambert. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love this Challenging Course

I love this challenging course. Although it rained most of the day, the course drains well.

The only knock against the course on this occasion is that neither Golf Now nor the golf course staff indicated that the greens had just been punched.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi Christophe7628142. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course within an hour of Clearwater

This is - by far - the best course I’ve played in West Florida. The layout is amazing. You’re rewarded for good fairway hits, the tee boxes are immaculate, and the green were in great shape! The overall layout is designed very well. I highly recommend this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/26/2020

denmarkfrancisco, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!

Best public course in the Sarasota area, and that is say alot!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/18/2020

uRMKB6881RM, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi, tonypen. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, grorasen! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u7232580! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing new course

This was my first time playing and definitely is now one of my top 3 favorite Public in Florida. Great design, awesome greens, a true players course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/11/2020

evan430, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Get rangers

Literally reviewing this on the 14th tee box instead of already being done and driving home. 4 groups stacked on 10.... and that was after the foursome in front of us quit on 7 (they had enough).
Great layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Hi Michael9804634. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, kurtwolbert! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u715264390! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course!

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