View from Piper Course at Lakewood National
Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.4
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
90.7%
Recommend this course
68 out of 75 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.4%
Recommend this course
32 out of 35 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
90.7%
Recommend this course
68 out of 75 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7327 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
Book a Tee Time at
Lakewood National Golf & CC - Piper
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 2019
Golf Season Year round
Architect Palmer Course Design Co. (2019)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lakewood National Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.4
75 Reviews (75)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREENS

I wish we would have known that the greens were bad (just punctured) PIPER

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding Track

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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+)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Challenging course in excellent condition. The staff is helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course but stopped after 9 due to inclement weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy but nice

It's almost always windy playing either course at Lakewood National but great courses. Greens were lightly sanded but rolled good and fast as usual.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

First time playing the Piper course and even though we got rained on four times it’s still a great layout. I will have to go back and play it when it’s dry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Nearby Courses
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Resort
4.7358882353
540
Bradenton, Florida
Private/Resort
4.3529411765
6
Bradenton, Florida
Private
4.8888833333
4
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Private/Community
4.6866
67
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Resort/Semi-Private
4.5359117647
557
Bradenton, Florida
Semi-Private
3.7538705882
612
Bradenton, Florida
Public
4.2102529412
605
Bradenton, Florida
Semi-Private
4.0071882353
855

Stay & Play Offers

From $119
Valid dates: Sep 01, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is proud to partner with MGM Resorts to provide you with an incredible Las Vegas trip.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE