Lakewood National Golf Club - Piper Course
|King M: 74.9/131||443||643||453||163||339||599||167||375||422||3604||627||443||188||455||167||480||472||553||338||3723||7327|
|Arnold M: 73.1/123||415||601||429||136||311||554||151||350||398||3345||604||425||164||426||157||455||443||537||318||3529||6874|
|National M: 70.7/121||399||582||415||126||306||531||148||331||378||3216||581||400||157||416||148||427||405||502||285||3321||6537|
|Palmer M: 70.0/119||372||566||379||112||292||510||145||325||334||3035||540||384||143||383||135||415||395||486||263||3144||6179|
|Friendly M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119||340||527||364||101||285||476||136||284||304||2817||508||362||126||320||122||379||375||461||241||2894||5711|
|Winnie W: 67.1/113||330||468||325||98||263||426||122||278||266||2576||485||300||122||313||116||366||321||420||207||2650||5226|
|Aviator W: 66.9/109||282||431||285||81||259||355||115||226||229||2263||448||252||89||293||93||321||301||385||157||2339||4602|
Par 3 Photo submitted by u7895139 on 09/04/2020
#1 Headed to the green Photo submitted by u7895139 on 09/04/2020
Lakewood National Golf Club (Piper Course), hole 3 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGA on 03/12/2020
Lakewood National Golf Club (Piper Course), hole 15 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGA on 03/12/2020
Photo submitted by thornick on 11/21/2019
great lay out, but is very new and needs some mature landscaping and trees to enrich the experience and challenges
No Warning on Aerification
The greens were punched but no warning of this online, which is very disappointing. If we had known the greens were in the condition they were in, we would have played somewhere else.
Newer gem in the Lakewood Ranch area
Boy it was hot! It wasn’t too busy when we took off to play about 11:30 AM with a heat index of about 108°. Great practice facility. Staff was very friendly inside and out. Lots of construction going on in the homes around the course. Fairways were in great shape. Greens were medium too fast with lots of undulation-Making them fairly difficult for me. My husband is a 5 handicap and I am a 20. He felt the slope rating was under rated and should’ve been a little bit higher due to the difficulty on the greens. Overall it was a great course and fun to play. Plenty of water for trouble but a fair course overall. Gps and the carts. Decent pro shop and cart girl available. Would definitely play again.
Big time golf court
I can see why the (semi) pro and amateur circuit plays out here. Big greens and rough that will break your fingers. Started the day with the 1/2 sandwich from the tiki hut... tasty. Big range and good balls. My buddy tried to put 3 in his own bag but the ranger stopped him. Greens need time as they are tough to hold even well struck wedges. Greens rolled smooth. Thankfully there were no ranges to warn us of lightning and help with slow play. Awesome cart paths.... well worth the money. Good to see the beverage cart person on the first hole to get all of our drink and hunger needs met early.
A must play if your on Hwy 70 east of I-75.
I chose to play at Lakewood National as one of my many possible course to join as a future resident of the area. I was paired with a friendly father/son duo, Simon and Adam who play this track regularly. This Club moved from my top 10 to my top 3. Only because I haven't played all of the courses on my list.
Reasons it makes the top 3. The practice areas are in excellent shape, staff was friendly, and the course itself. Of course this only holds true until I play the Commander and the staff repeats their willingness to be friendly.
I played the Piper Course. This track can play as long as you wish. It gives you every opportunity to utilize all your clubs. I haven't needed to hit Driver this much in years and I like to hit my Driver. The fairway and green conditions were excellent and the greens had recently been pinched/sanded. The course layout wasn't difficult but is demanding. Poor shot selection can be very tragic. I experienced a full on Shakespearean tragedy on #16 due to poor shot selection.
Bunkers and Greens. All fairway and greenside sand is very playable. However, avoid aiming at all fairway bunkers within reach, even if you think it'll add distance to your approach. Greenside bunkers are another animal all together. Land in a greenside bunker and it could be an easy up and down or an extremely challenging shot depending on pin placement. As for the Greens. Well, I believe these to be some of the most challenging I've ever played. Don't go firing at the pins or thinking the middle is just fine because you'll be surprised. The Piper greens are its main defens.
Here's the one bad thing I experienced. My GPS watch wouldn't pick up the course correctly and the cart GPS sucks. I could barely see it and I had it adjusted to full brightness. When I could see it the yardage wasn't trust worthy. Compared it with playing partners range finder several times.
I'm a 10 handicap for the Piper. So, take my review for what's worth to you. No matter you level, as long as you're not a club throwing perfectionist, you'll enjoy this track.
The Areas best
The "new" course (Piper) is just outstanding, Type of course you could play every day and never get bored and hit different shots. Seriously long from the back tees, but a great selection of distances to make it playable for all. A couple of LONG par 5's. #2 at 646 and #10 at 615. Some amazing (for Florida) elevation changes on many holes, not a bad par 3 from ANY tees. This can be a difficult but FAIR golf course, careful to pick the right tees and you will have a great day, Lakewood National is THE premier facility in this area, Tour quality practice facility and TWO outstanding courses with greens that are superb and can run REAL fast (12+)
Big boy track
Awesome course. In fantastic condition. Can tell it’s a new course. Pretty wide open with massive tricky greens. Glad to play before it goes private eventually.
Challenging course in excellent condition. The staff is helpful and friendly.
Value just not there
We get the covid 19 precautions. But with mask and gloves on could you tell us to put the bags on ourselves? You cannot hit to many practice balls before or go there to early, they don’t like it! You can’t putt to early either, 12,000 sq ft green-go figure. No scorecards but you want me to touch the screen 50 times! Not a drop of water anywhere. Piper is forgiving course, play front edge yardage cause it’s hard as a rock. Not allowed at Tiki Bar so for apres’ golf go elsewhere or in other words “We want your daily fee money but get off the property when you are done”!!! As the title says the relationship value to price is lopsided towards Lennar.