MAGNOLIA PLANTATION GOLF CLUB (407-771-4343)
Florida Golf Course Review
Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary is a championship golf course designed by Dave Harman that provides a beautiful setting with plentiful lakes
and ponds that create a natural habitat for abundant wildlife including deer, bear, fox, blue heron, wild turkeys, hawks and other waterfowl.
Golfers will also enjoy the new tif-eagle greens, which are medium in size and mild in undulation. There is perimeter mounding and plentiful bunkering -
both greenside and near the landing zones on the mildly rolling fairways. The design winds through a beautiful residential community, but the fabulous
scenery makes for a serene golf experience. There is water in play in some shape or form on 15 holes and 50 sand bunkers situated near the landing
zones or greenside also provide challenge and aesthetics.
Four sets of tee areas play to distances and slopes measuring 7175 yards/137 slope, 6587 yards/135 slope, 5873 yards/127 slope for men and 144 for
women, and 5240 yards with s slope of 134 for ladies hitting from the forward tees. As the slope ratings indicate - this is a challenging layout...average
golfers are advised to play from the whites. There are some forced carries, but most of the holes do provide some bail out room to one side or the other
near the greens. The fairways are quite generous, but accurate iron play is necessary to reach the greens in regulation.
On property is a clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant/lounge with banquet/outing facilities plus locker rooms with showers for men and women. Practice
facilities include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunkers, and spacious putting green. Golfers will appreciate the rear covers on all
carts, designed to keep clubs dry during inclement weather.
GPS is also standard on all carts, providing accurate information from tee to pin, as well as hole diagrams and other relevant information. The fairways are
419 Bermuda, and the course is kept in fine condition. The 5 opening holes will keep golfers on their toes, as all demand accurate approaches over or
around water. The three finishing holes are also strong, with ponds and significant bunkering providing the challenge.
With a beautiful course carved out of the Wekiva River Basin, fine facilities, nice people..the Magnolia Plantation Golf Club is an experience most golfers
will enjoy. Bring your "A" game! The property is conveniently located in Lake Mary, and is easily accessible from Orlando. For more info, visit our page fort
he course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.