ST0NEYBROOK WEST GOLF CLUB (407-877-8533)
Florida Golf Course Review
Stoneybrook West Golf Club in Winter Garden is a par 72 championship course designed by legend Arthur Hills - ranked by GolfWorld Magazine as # 2 of
"The Games Hottest Architects" in the world. Carved out of orange groves and overlooking Black Lake, Stoneybrook West's unique location provides
topography that includes mild elevation changes, producing some of the areas most dramatic backdrops.
Greenside bunkering and contoured fairways - trademarks of an Arthur Hill design, are in abundance. Once on the greens, golfers are treated to some of
the quickest and truest-rolling putting surfaces in Central Florida, as the greens are constructed of the lasted hybrid in putting turf - Tif Eagle. On our
mid0December visit, the course was in great shape from tee to green.
Water plays a prominent role in the design, as lakes and ponds border the fairways or greens on 12 holes - six on each side. Fifty n\five soft sand bunkers
are also in play, with many protecting the mildly undulating putting complexes. Greenside swales and collection areas also make recoveries from offline
approaches a challenge. There are four sets of tee reas that play to distances and slopes measuring 7101 yards/135 slope, 6455 yards/131 slope, 5801
yards/124 slope and 5173 yards with a slope of 117 from the forward sets. Stoneybrook West also includes one of the first USGA rated junior tees, for
beginner and intermediate boys and girls with a total yardage of 3256 yards.
Practice facilities on property include a unique grass range with target greens situated on the perimeters of a lake. There also is a putting green and short
game area with sand bunker. The clubhouse features a pro shop plus restaurant/lounge and outdoor snack area, with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus
available. The property has facilities that can host full outings and tournaments.
On course, sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, and yardage blocks are posted at 100, 150 and 200 yards. Uplink GPS is standard on
all carts, which also provide rear covers to protect clubs during inclement weather.
Golfers of all skill levels will appreciate the quality of conditioning, service and hole designs. The finishing hole is a memorable par five that will leave visitors
with a good final impression ( see the two photos featured above). The two guys who golf highly recommend and round here. For more info, visit our page
for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.