Island West Golf Club

3.4369117647 3.4 stars from 5 (435)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6803 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. No jeans & shirts must have a collar.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6803 yards 73.2 140
White 72 6208 yards 70.5 128
Silver 72 5454 yards 67.2 108
Red (W) 72 4856 yards 69.5 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 435 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
190
3 stars:
118
2 stars:
52
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

344 out of 435 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"First time"


u000005752441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I anticipated playing the course, but found the greens were in horrible condition and in poor condition. Staff was friendly but I don't think the course gets much play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Day of golf"


SBDawg's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was super friendly and helpful. The course is tight with a lot of hazards splitting the fairways ,especially on the front 9. Course was well maintained, with the exception of the greens. They were being areated, and we knew that in advance. The greens were bumpy and tough to read....but overall we enjoyed it.....we will go back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens recovering from last two years"


pstiller's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
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Reviewed on

Staff very friendly and told the truth about conditions of the course which I found refreshing. Greens coming back but some bumpy and sparse but most ran true but were slow. Cart paths need work and had to dodge large holes and bumps on about nine holes.. fairways in good shape but some weeds and grassy tufts in some areas. Some tee areas in rough shape, could use larger tee areas so they could move hitting areas to help recovery. Senior tees mostly just slight moves from white or red tees. Price point seems fair given the higher cost of golf in this area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Tim2247886's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played several more-than-double-the-cost on island courses this week and Island West was in better condition than most. My only complaint is with the sand traps; hard and many with puddles. Other than that, I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone from the the pro shop to course maintenance workers were all very friendly and welcoming.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Fredderksen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course is spread out and very enjoyable to play."


gvome's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect and the course was fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


Don8414585's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
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Reviewed on

Having played at island west over the last 25 years, I can honestly say that I have never seen this course in such excellent shape from tee to green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/27/2019

Thank you for the positive review. We have come a long way with our course conditions and appreciate it your patronage of Island West.


"Great course for the money"


beansue2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course for the money in very good condition. Very quiet course, probably because it is much further off the island. Does not always have staff attending to your clubs, but that's Ok with us. Saw a lot of gators!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2019

Thank you for the positive review. Look forward to seeing you again!


"Course needs some tender loving care"


Peter2604's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course layout and pace of play but overall course condition is fair. Tee boxes are in poor condition and not much grass in the fairways. Green conditions were very uneven but not as bad as the condition of the cart paths. A 4-wheel drive may have been a better option to get around the course..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2019

Yes, the cart paths are in dire need of repair in some areas. Brown Golf Management does have plans to address this issue in the near future. Thank you for the feedback.


"Good value for the money"


Joanwetz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
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Reviewed on

This was a very enjoyable round of golf. Course was in pretty good condition for this early in the season. Pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2019

Thank you for playing Island West. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back soon.


"Safety"


Muggsy004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One criticism. The backshop tries to ride the back of the cart from the exit at hole 18 to the parking lot. This is dangerous and not recommended by the cart manufacturers. When I tell them they are not to ride on the back, they insist on saying that it is OK or that they do it all the time. A friend of mine died at our course doing the same thing and now everyone abides by the rules. This must stop.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



JOhn9573291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve played the course several times and happy to say the course is showing improvement. The greens have improved quite a bit over the last several months. The fairways were in excellent shape as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



masonwells's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hilton Head 2018"


u5386840's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Some of the greens were infested with what looked like weeds. Fairways were a bit thin in places as well. Overall, the course was in average condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


uRXKA6901RX's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a good course in great shape and fun to play. Staff are friendly. Highly recommendable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad, not bad at all..."


Frogislander's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

In the nearly two years since I last played this course I have heard nothing but severely negative comments regarding the condition...in particular the condition of the greens.

We were surprised and somewhat impressed at the overall condition of the entire course and in particular the greens. The last time we played here there was more green "paint" on the greens than grass.

The course has come back a great deal. This is a nice piece of golf real estate and it is on its way back but still has some distance to go.

I'll conclude but saying "it's worth a try."


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



f1isbest's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice day for golf"


u000004867410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Made reservations late the night before we played. Had not played here for quite some time because of bad conditions, but the course is in very nice shape now. I look forward to more play here in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



MarkWilliam's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2018

Reviewed on

I played on September 1, the same day as Robert, the other reviewer, did. I make it a point have ACCURATE reviews. Reviews like his make me mad as his was totally inaccurate, saying the greens were "poor at best" and the whole course is "run down." Not only were the greens not "poor at best," they were in decent-to-good shape. There were patches of crabgrass occasionally, but 99% of the greens, except for one or two, were nothing but grass. They rolled very well. The rest of the course's condition was pretty good, too. It's not Augusta National, and there are times the greens are not good, but this wasn't one of them. If you play this September and probably in October, ypu'll most likely be okay with the conditions. And no, I do not work for Brown Golf or even know anyone who does.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



John9397535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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