Lake James Golf Club

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3.0
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3.9
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3.2
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6638
Slope 134
Rating 72.6
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Lake James 72 6638 yards 72.6 134
Jimmerson 72 6306 yards 70.9 130
Snow 72 5446 yards 70.5 125
Otter (W) 73 5189 yards 69.3 124
Scorecard for Lake James Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Lake James M: 72.8/135 475 400 380 156 535 175 465 403 233 3222 418 160 535 216 445 380 400 375 500 3429 6651
Jimmerson M: 71.3/133 460 394 370 148 525 170 453 363 213 3096 380 136 512 174 420 360 368 370 490 3210 6306
Snow M: 67.2/123 435 340 365 138 440 150 360 290 205 2723 315 130 495 168 325 300 290 270 430 2723 5446
Otter W: 70.5/125 423 322 350 130 430 140 353 283 200 2631 310 120 440 120 319 287 281 260 421 2558 5189
Handicap 10 8 12 18 6 16 14 2 4 9 17 1 11 3 7 5 13 15
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 10 8 18 2 14 12 4 16 5 17 1 15 9 7 11 13 3

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Beard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.6
18
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Likely Won't be Back

Pace of play was about the only thing this course had going for it. Greens were best kept part of the course and solid speed but on more than one hole there were multiple dead patches. Tee boxes were rock solid, so much so that on one hole had to get on one knee to pound the tee into the ground. If you did not hit the fairway there was a good shot your ball would end up in a patch of dirt/sand. Yardage markers were sporadic and often times inaccurate. No water available (only for purchase) on a 75 degree summer day. Overpriced, for $40 there are numerous other courses around that present a much better value.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

will definitely play again.

Course in great shape, challenges all skill levels.

Would definitely recommend to other golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Driving Range or Here?

Can't beat the GolfNow hot deal for $12 but other than that, not much positive from here. Ball cleaners were dry, sprinklers were on when hitting off the tee box and/or green the entire back nine, broke majority of my tees just trying to put them in the ground. The course has potential but when there's only 5 people out there on a gorgeous 70 degree day, that tells you something. I'd pick the driving range and spend the same amount of money over the frustrations of this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Just OK

3 star on it's best day. Like kissing your sister.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Just OK

3 Star on it's best day. Play Glendarin Instead, just 1 mile away, maybe $10 more, and well worth the extra money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good value for cost

Almost all fairways and greens were in good or great shape. Couple greens had some disease spots. Tee boxes were average, some below average. Not a lot of hazards, but decent amount of blind shots. very friendly pro shop staff and cost of food and drinks very reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great get away

First player on course that day. Fairways mowed leaves off greens and fairway. Lots of challenging shots, played alone, done in 2.5 hrs, perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

fun course

This was a fun course near the lake. It did have a few mandatory caries and a couple 200 yard par 3 it was very hot so there weren't many golfers out. The restaurant attached was very good as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course is well maintained

Course is challenging yet easy to play. Rough is very easy to find the ball and then get out of. Possible to walk but much easier to ride as there are many hills and some of the holes have a little distance between one another. Not really much for food in the clubhouse but there is a restaurant above that serves food. A very enjoyable time playing Lake James Golf Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake James Golf Club

The course is in excellent shape and we never waited on other players to hit a shot. Amazing pace of play on a nicely landscaped and great but challenging track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

No negatives

The course was challenging but not long.Nice vistas, well maintaine.I used every club in my bag.It had a little of everything.Fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is difficult

The greens are extremely small with lots of trouble around them. Bunkers and water. The course is tight and close to homes. The rough was very long and the fairways were in poor condition. It was hard to find exact yardage. No GPS. There are lots of hills. It is a very unforgiving course. The Pin placements were difficult as well. Every putt was on a steep slope. Not enjoyable to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good until the sprinklers came on

We started late 4:30 and by the end of the round we weren't only dodging course hazards they turned the sprinkler's on making it difficult to hit even good shots off the tee.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

needs a little work, but a good value

The course was in okay shape, but the tee boxes need a lot of work. The greens were in great shape, a lot faster than you would think. You definitely need to keep it in the fairway. The hills were a bit challenging - not your everyday flat course, but overall we enjoyed it. I don't think the staff knew a golf club from a hockey stick, every question I asked was "I don't know, sorry." There is no drinking water on the course and no cart girl available. It was hot, so that was a definite no-no.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing this course and loved it very well groomed fairways and greens definitely will play again and suggest anyone who hasn't played this course to go try it out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun course! Good value!

This was my first time playing this course and I had a great time. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The clubhouse/pro shop was small but well kept and well stocked. The clubhouse itself appeared to be somewhat older but taken care of. The parking lot is a little small but there seems to be two different parking areas if need be. The course was in very good condition and the greens were nice and well taken care of. The greens were on the fast side when I was playing so keeping it "on" the green was the challenge. I loved the rolling hills and the elevation changes. The fairway's were in good shape and well trimmed. The front 9 is flatter than the back 9 but still a lot of rolling hills to contend with. The back 9 is more challenging than the front with all of the trees, water and elevation changes. There are several elevated greens and some that are well below the tee box as well. Overall this course is definitely one I will play again and this time I will have friend's with me so they can enjoy it as well. I guess the only negative I can think of is some of the cart paths are somewhat rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

great course for the price

Extremely challenging back nine....brings out the best in ya....great condition....nicely groomed greens....I recommend this course to the beginner and to the scratch golfers....great place to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice fun course to play!

Very nice course, fun to play, not too tough, but can get in plenty of trouble! Nice condition fairways and greens, will be planning on playing here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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