CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GOLF CLUB (863) 824-2377
Florida Golf Course Review
Cleveland Heights is a 27-hole golf course located in Lakeland - centrally located to spring training and minor league baseball complexes, with easy
access for visitors to Central Florida. Originally designed in 1925, this property has experienced many renovations, including the opening of a re-built clubhouse in 2001.
Facilities now include a pro shop, restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch daily, plus banquet and outing set-ups. There also is an outdoor patio
and full bar, with big screen television. Practice facilities include a grass range and putting green. There are three sets of tee boxes to choose from at The
Heights. The tips range from 6,345 to 6,517 yards depending on which combination of the 27 holes you play; the whites 5,937 to 6,125, and the ladies 5
,374 to 5,551. The combination of the A and B nines has a slope of 122 (tips) 118 (whites), 121 (reds), B-C 123 / 119 / 120, and C-A 123 / 120 / 120.
The photos taken for this review were of the A-B layout, which features plenty of room on the tree lined fairways. The generous landing zones lead to
gently raised green complexes with small to medium sized putting surfaces that are mildly sloping. Over the 27 holes golfers with encounter 55 sand
bunkers plus water hazards that come into play in some shape or form on 16 holes. The green complexes are approachable, with the sand traps usually located to the sides.
The terrain is quite level, with landscaped grounds that include a generous amount of palm trees and lakes. There is a nice mix of tree lined and open golf
holes, with a limited number of doglegs - golfers can generally see all they will encounter from the tee boxes. On course yardage markers are posted on
the fairways and cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards, with a 150 yard stake present on all par fours and fives. Sprinkler heads are measured to the
center of the green and color coded flags indicate the front, middle or back hole locations.
The ladies Future Tour visited Cleveland Heights for their 4-day event just prior to our arrival, and the course was in excellent shape during our early
March visit. This is a walker-friendly layout, and as the slope rating indicate - a course that can be enjopyed by all levels of players. Rates including carts
topped out at around $40 prime time in 2007, making this a great central Florida golf value.
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