5071 Clover Ridge Road, Panora, Iowa 50216, US
(800) 879-1917
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About Lake Panorama National Resort and Conference Center

The Lake Panorama Resort and Conference Center is a unique getaway in Iowa. It is owned by the Lake Panorama Association, which represents more than 1,750 property owners on the largest private lake (1,400 acres) in Iowa. You can enjoy their lifestyle by playing golf, pickle ball, baseball and tennis, working out in the fitness center, dining at the Links Restaurant or by savoring the access to private beaches and boating. The Lake Panorama National Inn and Suites offers onsite lodging in two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhomes and 27 motel rooms. Lake Panorama National Golf Course is complemented by the Panorama West, a nine-hole executive course with optional par-4 tees.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres1400
Year Opened1971
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
PoolIndoor
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Lake Panorama National Resort and Conference Center

Reviews

4.3
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Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Still had lots of fun!

The only concerns are: Lack of a ranger on the course made play EXTEMELY slow and forward tees play at over 5300 yards. Another set of tees for senior women in the 4800 to 5000 range would make the course much more fun for them! That being said, the course is super fun! Great layout! Challenging, but fair for an intermediate male golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lake Panorama

Nice course, very well taking care of. Green are very challenging!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just alright ... SLOW

I suppose the layout here is decent and it was in OK shape, but the pace of play was very slow. The course was not even super busy, but it seemed like there were a lot of people who were taking their time and not aware of needing to let people play through.

All of the playing surfaces were decent - tees, fairways and greens - but the holes were a bit boring overall. On the back 9 it gets a bit more interesting.

I felt like the price was a bit high for what this course offers. I wouldn't tell you not to play but I found myself wishing I'd played elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

The reason I gave this course a 4-star was mainly due to the pace of play of the course. While the course has its challenges, it took us 4 hours and 45 minutes to play a round of golf for a twosome. This is because the course did allow a five some to play even though you can only book up to a foursome. I do not know if this is the courses fault, but maintaining what it states on their website, it seemed that they would be a little more strict on their course rules. Overall, the course was in fantastic conditions even though the trees seemed a little claustrophobic on certain holes, but a fun round and definitely be returning soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really beautiful course

I’m new to golfing myself but I’ve played at a couple different courses and by far this was my favorite course played on! It’s just a beautiful spot and some challenging holes but not too challenging. Definitely gotta drive back to Iowa to play this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging

Difficult course for the first time playing. Hard to know landing spot distances when you haven't played course before. Uneven lies are common and no straight putts. Snack shop at the turn is right on the cart path so really convenient to get in and out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Enjoyed the day.
Power and position a premium.
Greens big and fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf now hot deal

This course is absolutely awesome. Great flow to it. I live in Norwalk and whenever the hot deal hits I
Can’t stop myself from going there now. 14$ for 18 holes 100% worth the hour drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has a great flow to it.

Great course. Leaves are a bit of a hassle when looking for your ball.. but perfect other than that.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course. Challenging

This course is in perfect condition. With a Golf Now rate of about $30 for 18 including cart, the price was right. It is fairly long, and plays even longer. Of course the men have senior tees, but like most courses, senior women play from the same tees they always have played from. Most senior men's tees are within a few feet of the women's tees, with only a couple of exceptions. It would be nice if courses recognized that like senior men, senior women don't smack the ball as long as they used to. Pace of play was pretty good, mainly because this course doesn't seem to get a lot of play. We came up on a foursome, who was playing slower than us, and they did let us through, so we played 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours, after waiting a few holes to be let through. It is impeccably maintained, with great fairways and big, rolling, well-kept greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good challenge

This course is fun, especially from the tips, it stretches 7,000 yds. There are holes that you have to strategically play with an iron off the tee and holes you can bomb it. Nice mature trees and is always well manicured.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day

Course in great shape for as much rain this week. Everything was mowed and raked. Tee boxes were neet and trimmed. Greens rolled well. Getting better every day. Will play it again this summer. Thanks for a nice round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cinco de mayo

Great course. Didn't know about the College tourney. Made for slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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