Garrisons Lake Golf Club

3.9048352941 3.9 stars from 5 (118)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7060 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golfers are required to wear a collared shirt and appropriate golf attire. Cutoff shorts and denim are not allowed. In addition, each player is required to have his own golf bag and set of clubs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 yards 74.0 132
Blue 72 6698 yards 73.2 130
White 72 6266 yards 71.6 125
Gold 72 5677 yards 67.9 121
Gold (W) 72 5677 yards 73.0 129
Red (W) 72 5046 yards 69.5 121

Garrisons Lake Golf Club, nine miles north of Dover, is a historic play centrally located to all parts of Delaware. The course is nature friendly: with tree-lined fairways and large, well bunkered greens throughout. The par-72, 7,060-yard course was recently renovated and improved, and players of all abilities will be confronted with a fair challenge. Not that there aren’t hurdles. Garrisons Lake is book-ended by two long plays: The 535-yard, par-5 first features out of bounds along the left side, and the 536-yard 17th features a challenging tee shot with trees on the right side. Garrisons Lake Golf Club also has a bustling practice range, putting green, golf shop and snack bar.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 118 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

105 out of 117 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers plays long  

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Reviews


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KimJohn0809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



KimJohn0809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"aeration"


CJCgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we arrived, we found out they were aerating the front nine and they kindly allowed us to play back nine twice. Back nine was in pretty good shape and we appreciated them allowing us to play that way, but we would have liked notice of aeration on golfnow.com when we booked our round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good value as hot deal"


Joseph4626670's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for a public layout with the exception of the Bunkers they needed sand and some drainage improvements. staff was great and pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GLGC"


u901350799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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Reviewed on

GLGC is a tree tree lined moderate length course of reasonable difficulty. The course is in truly great shape with the exception of some of the bunkers. Kurt is a great guy and his staff are are attentive and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u1937289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great local course"


CJCgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great value. The staff is friendly, and the course is in good shape. Some of the fairways could be cut a little closer, but overall it is well kept.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jong51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Returned to play again"


ameely's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun course, you will use all your clubs. I just wish they had a 19th hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1937289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice value"


SmartBass's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a late morning tee time after a night of severe thunderstorms. There were a lot of small branches down, but the grounds crew were scurrying about picking up the debris. Didn't have any problems with downage as a result. Most bunkers understandably had ponds in them, but were otherwise playable for the most part. They're not in great shape anyway, but hey, it's a hazard...deal with it, right? Fairways and greens drained real well, and course was in remarkably good shape considering the drenching it took. They have a food cart at the clubhouse, but you better check inside first if you expect to grab a bite at the turn, especially on weekdays. Tee boxes were very good (didn't break a single tee.) Fairways were also pretty nice, but were ready for a cut when I played on Monday. Greens ranged from just good to very good, and rolled nicely enough. Had to tidy-up some unrepaired ballmarks, but when is that not the case? A pretty friendly, low stress layout; but not a total walk in the park. If you wander off the fairways on this predominantly tree-lined course, you still have a decent chance of finding your ball. For the $12 I paid for the round, it's a definite 2 thumbs up. If it was closer than 50 minutes from me, I would definitely play this track frequently.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u319806204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"The greens are big and give a player many options. They are in fantastic condition!"


u230463009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The course is in great shape and the greens are excellent!! No problems with the pace of play. Availability to refreshments is a small draw back for this facility. Looking forward to playing here again very soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u199418634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great loayout"


22rjjohnson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course requires you to pay attention to the layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Starter is a terrible, Rude person"


u1063059's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Showed up for a 10:45 Tee time about 15 minutes early and went to hit a couple balls at the range (approx 100' from starter) Starter got upset and stated I'm going to put someone in front of you if you’re going to hit balls. I replied that is fine but I am only hitting maybe 3 or 4 and I will be ready in plenty of time for our start, He just grunted and walked to another group and told them to go. We asked how to get a basket of balls for the driving range and he yelled at us to get them inside. Went inside and the gentleman at the counter explained to us we get a token inside and machine was outside. So we got a basket and went over to hit a couple and were ready to go at our posted tee time and had to wait for group in front of us.

We played the front 9 a little slower than the group behind us (had my son first time playing a real course) was playing so at the turn I walked up to the starter and asked " we are holding up the group behind us a little( due to new player) so we are going to grab a drink and let them go on the back ahead of us" There was nobody behind them and I couldn't even get out the full sentence and he yells NO! NO! You get your drink and get back out there. What a miserable guy to have out there starting off peoples’ supposedly relaxing day. At that point I had had enough of his rudeness and just went on our way.

The greens were slow but in OK shape. The fairways were bad and rest of course needed a lot of care. Several hits in middle of fairway that carried thru or rolled off the side could not be found due to grass, leaves, and tree limbs all over the place. We also had 2 tree branches (at least 8 feet long) fall out of trees right alongside us. Sorry but no deal on here is worth ever playing this course again. As someone previously stated spend the extra money and play somewhere that wants you there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging, but fair"


u9435530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is established and even though some trees have been thinned out some fairways are narrow. You have to be able to control your shots on the narrow holes but there are some nice open holes where you can be aggressive. Greens are excellent, roll true and receptive to shots.

No alcohol sales, but can bring your own to enjoy the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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