STONEGATE GOLF CLUB - Oaks Course (863-427-7150)
Florida Golf Course Review
Stonegate Golf Club is a centerpiece of the Solivita community, which features upscale residential properties and amenities including Waterfront Galleries, the Starlight Ballroom,
Riviera Spa & Fitness, TheGrill & Café at Stonegate plus Mosaics Restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are available daily with dinner served 3 to 4 days a week. The clubhouse
features a pro shop, locker rooms with showers and banquet/outing facilities that can accommodate up to 310 people. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, short
game area with sand bunker and a large putting green.
The golf course is a wonderfully conditioned Ron Garl layout featuring gently rolling fairways that are often bordered by dense natural areas and water hazards. Sixty six sand
bunkers and waste areas come into play near the landing zones and greenside, and ponds and lakes come into play on 11 holes. Cranes, heron, gators and abundant waterfowl
and wildlife call this environment home. Palms, pampas other native trees and brush provide aesthetics to make this a truly beautiful golf experience.
The slightly raised green complexes are large and undulating, with Tif Eagle surfaces providing true-rolling putting surfaces. Color coded flags indicate the day's pin placements,
and yardage markers are posted on the fairways and along the cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards. Some sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Weather
covers are mounted on the back of each cart, providing golf clubs with protection on rainy days.
The four sets of tee boxes are interspersed fairly evenly, providing players with options of playing to distances and slopes measuring 7011 yards/127 slope, 6594 yards/125 slope,
5937 yards/118 slope for men and 129 for women, and 5285 yards with a 115 slope for ladies playing from the forward sets. The par 72 design features 2 par fives and two par
threes on each side.
Ample fairways make this a player-friendly design, but there also is abundant trouble in the form of natural areas and water, for those missing too far to either side. Many of the
fairway bunker complexes are oversized and built within mounding complexes, making recoveries for par a difficult proposition.
Stonegate provides an interesting and exceptional golf experience, and one that we highly recommend. 100 year old oak hammocks, lush greenery and peaceful waterways and
streams highlight the topography. The property is situated just 20 minutes south of the Disney area, and is always open to the public. For more info on this course, visit our page
for Stonegate, with a direct link to their website by clicking here.