Highlands Reserve Golf Club

3.8023176471 3.8 stars from 5 (1685)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6702 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 71.6

  • 500 Highlands Reserve Blvd, Davenport, Florida 33897, Polk County
  • (863) 420-1724
  • (863) 420-8705
  • www.highlandsreserve-golf.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Mike Dasher (1998), Chris Gray (2013)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6702 yards 71.6 120
White 72 6152 yards 69.0 117
Gold 72 5675 yards 66.9 113
Jade 72 4532 yards 61.6 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1685 Reviews
5 stars:
475
4 stars:
831
3 stars:
253
2 stars:
82
1 stars:
44

recommend this course

1473 out of 1682 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Good course for the $$$"


deanfritzke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2020
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Hard to beat a good course with cart for under $40 plus they threw in a hotdog on top of it all Fun time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gcranic01's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Day Of Golf"


dknerr's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2020
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Always enjoy this course! The course is in good shape, the pace of play was excellent today and the staff is very friendly. We'll be back to play again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome people"


groobs35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2020
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A group of us from the Midwest were here for vacation and found this course on a golf app and gave it a shot. On the first tee box we were backed up a bit and we met 2 members that were behind us and we ended up playing with them for the rest of the round. Really says a lot about the course when members are friendly and accommodating. Definitely will come back to when we are in the area again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



17133juliana's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007436326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


u000006673396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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I should have brought a shovel and pail for all the sand I was in today. Usually my driver or PW are my most used clubs. Today it was the sand wedge. Course is in great shape and I’ll be back very soon to seek revenge on those nasty traps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2020
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It was great today, no rushing, at our own pace. We let a young man play though and had a nice leisurely afternoon of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2020
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Straight forward Florida Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2020
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This is not a 5 Star named course design, but it is a very nice, fun course to play for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Mjschissel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
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Nice layout, no water to speak of. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highland Reserve"


relackey's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
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Great layout. Worth the drive to play.

Greens around holes need to be tamped down.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u314159269539's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A very fine executive course"


Koray8108773's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2020
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It may be only par 31 but it will require you to use almost every club in your bag and reduce your golf ball count in that bag.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great for the price!"


Star0620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2020
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Reviewed on

Course plays well, greens were decent and played fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



dean3328835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2020
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"No COVID Precautions!"


csnydernj's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2020
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The course is a very nice course, definitely worth worth the money. My issue was they have no Covid precautions in place. There’s a sign saying they are in phase 3. No one is wearing masks no social distancing. What’s most egregious is the woman at the counter and the General manager weren’t wearing masks and when I asked, politely mind you, why they weren’t wearing masks she berated me said she never wore a mask ever and if I had a problem with that I could leave. She even went as far as to threaten to throw me out if I kept bringing it up. I replied that I couldn’t be the only person to bring this up and she said I was, no one has ever brought it up to her. Then they charged us $10 extra to have our own carts. She was rude. Her attitude was totally unacceptable. Walmart, Publix, every public building, the United States Congress the CDC and every school makes masks mandatory. I will not be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



jcarra1354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2020
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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


"Saturday outing"


vance72's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
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Reviewed on

From the time I walked up to the club house/ cart barn everybody was so nice. The course was in great shape. Nice and dry since it has been raining so much. The greens were good even though the had been punched maybe a week or so. The weather was nice it sprinkled on us a couple of holes. Our round was good and a good time was had by all


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



gcranic01's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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