Lakeshore Golf Course

3.7120764706 3.7 stars from 5 (206)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5719 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 67.7
  • Layout

  • 4621 Lumley Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27703, Durham County
  • (919) 596-2401
  • www.lakeshoregc.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): J. M. Utley, Sr.
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5719 yards 67.7 125
White 71 5461 yards 66.1 113
White (W) 71 5461 yards 71.1 124
Red (W) 73 4725 yards 66.6 111
Gold 71 4725 yards 62.6 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 206 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

172 out of 206 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers  

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Reviews


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Trevor2394742's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


u000004123006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad course. Tee boxes need some attention. Hitting the fairway is key on this course. I feel like it is slightly overpriced. I know other courses in the area that can be cheaper and are a much better course. However, I would definitely play this course again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spring in the winter"


Geno7176732's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was surprisingly in good condition Fairways were average greens were great sand traps were an Abomination and the Pace of the play was going to the dentist however I would go back again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Sold"


Pargolf2014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is still open for business but I heard it has been sold for housing


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in Raelgh"


tbutt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this golf course. Beautiful lakes. Fairways are cleared of leaves so ball is easy to find. Greens are really well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sad to see it go."


u754124993's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing here for over a year now. It's been my go-to place in the Raleigh area. The course offers a unique relaxed setting with some challenging holes. I've become a better player at this course and it sucks that it's being sold. I'll be out there as much as I can until then.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Stephen6260618's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my wife who is a beginner

She loved it even though there were a few

Water holes.

Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was my first time playing here. I love the course and it will be my favorite. The layout is easy to follow. The greens are in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Arnie5765084's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Neat Course"


Appmarine's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Lakeshore several times and always enjoy playing there. The course has several unique holes which make playing there interesting. The pace has been slow the last couple rounds, but not an issue I have noticed before. Lakeshore is an inexpensive treat for golfers of all types.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice track, not well maintained"


Derek3462625's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course layout is really neat with a lake for a driving range and some cool holes that wind over and around the lake. But the course itself is in rough shape, with beat up tee boxes, weeds, and slow greens. Even the cart paths are bumpy and cracked. I think it was a little expensive for the conditions at $35. Fairly easy course I shot 77 and couldn't get the ball in the hole with slow bumpy greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000001582207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



BAW395's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


u297231006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting from out of town. Very well laid out course with a great mix of challenging and some less difficult holes to suit all skill levels. Fairways in poor condition however the greens were country club quality! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good value overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Value course and sneaky fun"


Eric5083772's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Full disclosure this is my "home" course as I've lived near it for 15 years now but I am impressed with the course. As most of the people around here know the course is being sold to a developer. Most courses would see a definite drop off in conditions but this is the oppposite. The course has improved since last year. Greens are slow and they don't have much break but they are also flawless. Fairways are in best shape I've seen in a long time too. Tee boxes are iffy. This is a very short course, target golf mostly. But being a shorter hitter like me and being able to go at par 5s with a long iron if you hit a good drive is refreshing. Place won't win any awards

for amenities but carts are clean and Chip (course pro) is always pleasant to deal with. For under $35 on a weekend in the condition it is now and being 5 mins from RTP/Brier Creek/540, this is a steal. If you have never played it do so soon as it likely won't be around after this winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Overpriced/Easy/Bad Condition"


AlexShindledecker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For the $40 I spent through the GolfNow app, I was very disappointed. The course was very very short. From the furthest tees it was only 5700 yds. I have never seen a course that short and easy. I shot a 66. I have never shot better than 68 in my life and I didnt even play that well. I was easily driving par 4s and the par 3s only required short iron to wedge. The conditions were dried out and the fairways were indistinguishable from the rough. Overall, it was overpriced and not what I was looking for at all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



u344457783's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can't beat the bang for the buck"


u172067463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$25 with a cart before 3PM during the summer?? Can't beat those prices! It's no Pebble Beach, but their holes are diverse, their staff is attentive and polite, their carts are pristine, and they will even fill up your cooler with ice for free. If I could buy stock I would.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Tadashiyamada's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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