Timacuan Golf Club

Timacuan Golf Club, Lake Mary: Address, Phone Number, Timacuan Golf Club Reviews: 4/5

Timacuan Golf Club
Designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed, this semi-private course offers 18 holes of challenging play at par 72.
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Suzanne M
1 contribution
Not enjoyable
Dec 2020 • Friends
Played on Wed 12/30/2020. Cost $55 plus tax. Course is not in good condition. Greens have no grass and are sandy. Fairways are all tight lies. Not worth the price. If you wanted a single cart it was an extra $25. Highway robbery. Florida is number 3 in the nation with covid cases. This used to be one of my favorite courses. Sorry to see it in such poor condition.
Written December 31, 2020
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Chuluota, FL158 contributions
Nice day of golf
Jul 2020
We had a very nice round of golf. It does help if you have played the course before. The greens are very fast and takes a couple of holes to get use to. Most of the greens and tees are elevated and an extra club is sometimes needed to reach the green. Great staff, Brian was most welcoming. (it would be good to note that the pro shop is around back on the bottom right)
Written July 14, 2020
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Lakeland, FL346 contributions
Once Again Worthy of Consideration
Mar 2020
Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary Florida has seen both the good times and the bad. This semi-private, championship layout was once recognized as one of the purest and most enjoyable tests of golf in Central Florida. Both The USGA and The PGA TOUR used Timacuan for their US Open and Tour School qualifiers. Well-known Florida golf course architect Ron Garl designed the original course which opened in 1987; it was renovated by Bobby Weed in 1996, primarily to deal with some drainage issues. Even after all these years, Timacuan remains true to Garl’s original goal: "To design and build a memorable course that challenge players to excel and that everyone can enjoy."

Over the years Timacuan has garnered its fair share of awards including One of the Top Fairways for Women (Women Magazine 1997), # 14 Best Course in the State (Golfweek), Seminole County's Most Popular Course to Play (Orlando Sentinel Readers Poll), and a 4-star rating by Golf Digest Places to Play.

For several years, the course was maintained at a less than satisfactory level; fairways became thin and divot-infested. Tee boxes were uneven and well-worn and the greens were diseased and unhealthy. Unfortunately. this once formidable course had fallen way down the local desirability list.

New owners stepped in a few years ago and good things began to happen. Key elements of the course were redesigned, lights were added to the driving range, and the clubhouse was redesigned. As a result, Timacuan not only renewed its popularity as a popular golf course, it’s now recognized as a viable venue for weddings.

The golf course represents everything that is Florida Golf: abundant wetlands, sand, palm trees, and wildlife. The nines couldn’t be any different, yet when combined, create a course that is both enjoyable and memorable. The front nine is reminiscent of a links design with rolling terrain, deep swales, waste areas, and pot bunkers. There’s a little bit of elevation change, as can be seen on the first hole. The elevated green will probably require one extra club. Other than the second hole, there’s not much water to contend with on the front nine; not so on the back, where it comes into play on just about every hole. Timacuan’s MiniVerde greens roll true and fast and feature subtle undulations that can leave you scratching your head.

Timacuan features 6 sets of tee boxes, with the yardages ranging from 4,693 for ladies and juniors to 7,047 yards from the back tees. The two back sets of tees will challenge better golfers while both sets of forward tees take many of the hazards out of play, making Timacuan playable for junior and beginning golfers.

Number 2 (par 4, 389 yards) is by far the course’s most challenging hole and understandably the #1 handicap. Your tee shot plays over water to an island fairway. The tee shot is everything on this hole; finding the fairway – or at least your golf ball – is a win on this hole. You’ll need to contend with the water on your approach shot as well and an extra club is recommended as the shot plays longer than you think.

It seems that just about every Ron Garl course I have played has an island green. Most of them are true island holes, featuring a green surrounded by water. Number 7 is a little different, it’s a 216-yard par 4 that features a green surrounded by sand. Think of it as an island green where your ball is retrievable if your tee shot comes up short!

Number 18 is a challenging finishing hole, especially from the back two sets of tees at 450 and 418 yards respectively. It’s a dogleg left with trees all down the right side and challenging bunkers on the left. Keeping your tee shot right of the fairway bunker on the left is a necessity if you want to score well here. Your approach shot plays into a small green with a deep, angled bunker on the left side. Par is a great way to end your round.

With a recently remodeled clubhouse, a recently hired chef who isn’t afraid to try new things and a menu and wait staff that are second to none, Timacuan has everything you need to put together a successful - and memorable - golf event. Timacuan’s professional staff will do everything possible to help you produce an event that exceeds your expectations - and those of your guests.

In addition to hosting golf tournaments and events, the Timacuan venue is becoming very popular for weddings, in fact, they have been ranked in the top 5% of event venues by the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice awards for the past five years in the greater Orlando area. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 50 or a gala celebration for 250, the club’s elegant blend of rustic and modern is the perfect backdrop for your reception. Their professional staff is there to help you with each small detail, exquisite menu options and a commitment to exceeding all of your expectations.

As with most clubs, membership does indeed have its privileges and Timacuan is no different. With unlimited greens fees you can play as much as you want and, if you want to get in some practice there’s a “members-only” area over at the practice facility. You’ll also have access to preferred tee-times during premium time slots, a 20% discount in the pro shop and a 15% discount when dining in the Grille on all food and beverage purchases. You’ll also receive a complimentary birthday dinner during your birthday month. Several memberships are available including full-benefit golf member, young executive member, family member, seasonal member or social member. Visit their website for more details.

Timacuan is home to the Sean Foley Performance Center a full-time residential junior golf academy program that offers training to all levels of young golfers. Their goal is to provide students with the best golf development program in the world. Their coaches train players that play at the highest levels of competition across the globe. Students learn from Sean Foley and his consultants about every facet of the game and continue their improvement every day. The Foley Performance Center is located across the street from the pro shop adjacent to the lit driving range and practice area.

Timacuan is a golf experience that combines several unique golf holes and golf shots that will challenge every level of player. It’s one of those rare golf courses that is fair and challenging for all golfers regardless of skill level. Playing the course with the same ball you started with is an accomplishment.

If you’re looking to book a round of golf in the Orlando area, Timacuan is once again worthy of your consideration.
Written March 25, 2020
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Tony D
Orlando, FL119 contributions
Nice challenge
Feb 2020
Course was in decent condition some back nine greens in rough shape.Staff was very nice and enjoyed playing this course for the first time. Good value for $30 - $35 range wouldn't pay more than that. Liked the course layout and found some holes challenging especially nbr 2. Would play again for that price.
Written February 24, 2020
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Dennis B
Heathrow, FL53 contributions
1988 and Now
Dec 2019 • Solo
Timacuan was once a very good layout with large greens and well positioned bunkers and water. The turf was well maintained and both The USGA and The PGA Tour used this golf course for their U S Open and Tour School qualifiers.
For the past decade the course has been “under maintained” as the greens aren’t healthy, the fairways are peppered with divots and the tee boxes are beaten up.
It is sad that the membership of this club never reached the level of sustainability. As a semi-private operation it has not achieved a sufficient level of non-member play. Therefore, it is what it is ... an average golf course that once had potential.
Written January 3, 2020
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Marian Vitale
Chester, UK434 contributions
All Alone!
Oct 2019
We played early in the morning and once the torrential downpour stopped, we were the only ones on the course. Very enjoyable. Not the hardest course we ever played, but still challenging enough. The greens were very fast and hard to read. Not a lot of value for your fairway shots when the ground is saturated, but even so we had a fun round. If we had time we probably would have gone to play there again. Very reasonable greens fees too.
Written October 14, 2019
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Lake Mary, Florida3 contributions
Great Sunday Brunch
May 2019
Club has once again served Sunday Brunch on the first Sunday of the month. Great price, family friendly and many selections available.
Written October 9, 2019
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Doug S
Corunna, Canada44 contributions
Nice course, super slick greens.
Mar 2019
Lucky enough to purchase discounted passes in March 2019. Played with a couple members that really helped. Greens were fastest we played this winter. Practise green was running about 12 and course even faster. Be careful where you leave your approach shots. If above the hole, you'll have a tough time stopping it. Definitely recommend playing Timacuan Golf Club.

Written October 8, 2019
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Rick M
3 contributions
Going downhill
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was a nice course for most of its history but not so much any more. Fees are ridicules, while the course is in disrepair. Got two tee times but couldn't get more than four people from my 24 golfer group to play due to costs and conditions. While one could play almost any central FL course for less than $35, Timacuan was $49 for a dried out PUNCHED GREEN course in the low season, when most courses are dependent on local golfers. The only players to play all had coupons they were sorry they bought. We won't be back any time soon.
Written June 5, 2019
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New York City, NY175 contributions
Highlight of our golf trip
Feb 2019 • Friends
Came south with a friend to escape the snow and play four days of golf in the Orlando area. Timacuan is north of the city and a bit of a drive from where we were staying but worth it. The course is semi private and well maintained. It’s scenic and challenging but not unfair. The staff and pro are great - they let us go out a second time for the twilight fee.
Written February 23, 2019
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