Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club

4.0679117647 4.1 stars from 5 (178)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7115 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Centennial Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts must have collars & shorts must be of Bermuda length. Tank tops, t-shirts & jeans are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7115 yards 74.7 136
White 72 6524 yards 71.6 133
Red 72 5208 yards 70.3 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 178 Reviews
5 stars:
80
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

165 out of 178 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging hilly course with great views. Very good condition for fee for play course.fast and true greens fair length, lot of walking even with cart.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Paul4427168's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
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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



8Ay2oCUPiMUtgvTCbV3R's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is virtually unplayable and management needs to get woke"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played yesterday for the first time in 18 years with a friend who drove up from NYC because we had reservations to play Lakes/Fairways and then Meadows for a total of 27 holes. (I was already in Carmel for a Dave Pelz course which concluded a day earlier.). The reservation had been made a month earlier.

First, on the course itself. There has been a lot of rain in Carmel. Fairways are swamps in parts and have not been mowed for a long time, so they play like first-cuts with very little role. First-cuts play like seconds and seconds like thirds. Also, even at 5841 yards, the white tees are still too far back to give mid-high handicappers or seniors decent chances to score, especially on par 4s, even if the course was dried and mowed. Also, many of the cart paths are just crumbling asphalt . . . reminiscent of roads in third world countries, and not what one would expect from courses of this potential caliber. And bunker sand Is just plain dirty and mediocre at best. Lastly, carts are old and gas powered with no GPS. Get with the program Troon and spend some money on maintenance and upgrades! Centennial plays like a $60/round Westchester County Municipal Course. If you are going to charge $120/round, then earn it!

Second, on the management. While we were on the 17th hole of Lakes/Fairways, a ranger came by to tell us that Meadows had been closed due to a decision to let a youth group tournament play it. Bear in mind that our reservation was made a month ago and we were told nothing when we checked in for the day. Had we known that we could not have played all three of the 9-hole courses, my friend would not have made the trip. We were offered a replay rain-check or an opportunity to replay one of the 9s we had just finished, but asked for a refund, which we got. Sorry, people, but when you take reservations, you need to honor them or provide timely notice. Troon should know better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Paul4427168's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Layout - Green Just OK - Can be Expensive"


wesnile's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play Centennial almost once a week. Great layout tee to green. Huge elevation changes, water etc... Green complexes are huge and that's where the course gets tough. The greens never seem to be in great shape no mater what time of year. The staff at times can be lacking, lazy and just not super friendly. Also if you pay advertised rate you'll be disappointed and its not worth the standard rates. Many deals out there so look online for deals before you go.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007715788's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

For all the rain the area has had the course was in great condition. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and I highly recommend this course. I hope to play again soon.


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


"Very wet conditions."


u00004977263's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
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Very wet conditions. Results = not finding your ball in the fairway on good shots. Slippery conditions on slopes when walking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"OMG!!"


jymbo53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a treat and must play. Absolutely impossible to walk it. Significant elevation changes/ aqua. Two holes had at least 50 steps up or down to get to the green. Played Lakes and meadows. If you think that riding in a cart is going to prevent any exercise- you are way wrong. A real cool challenge. You will go thru a sleeve of balls, maybe all on the same hole. Vistas are spectacular. Riding from hole to hole is thru the woods, and hundreds of yards. Great staff. More like a Vermont course.

Give it a shot. Way cool


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"aerated Greens"


u000002508228's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Centennial is normally a very good course, except when it's Cart Path Only, which it was. Very difficult to get though a round on a very hilly course without the use of a cart. Tee Boxes from the White tees Were in Bad shape and the Greens were Bumpy and Aerated . we were not informed. some of the issues were due to the extremely Rainy Season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Honest review"


u2720139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on

This is typically a very nice public golf course. However it is important to note that the greens, though potentially fast and firm, were in moderately poor condition. Many of the tee boxes from the back tees are beginning to crown and offer good players some poor lies. The tee boxes also are quite beat up. The most discouraging aspect of the overall experience however, is the price. This course is very overpriced when considering both condition AND layout, as well as comparable courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging & fast greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Have played this course many times. The best time is July and August when the greens are fast but roll true. Fairways are fairly wide on the most part. The challenge comes from the hilly (severe) terrains and water. Scenery is breathtaking. Staff is great!


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


"Better amenitIes"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
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Reviewed on

For the cost - 120 - the course could use better small things. Towels. GPS. Etc. But overall excellent course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Limited Fairway Access"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely place. Terrific staff. Good midweek price. Too many roped off fairways. We played on a bone dry afternoon and way too many holes had limited to no access for carts. While the Fairways 9 was really pleasant the Meadows 9 had no meadows, only steep hills up and down to fairways with steep stairs to greens. For older players (71 & 74) with decent abilities the need to walk this topography was exhausting. By the time we got to Fairways we were so tired we had little energy to invest. I am in good shape as I play tennis also but I have no desire to play Meadows again. I'm told that Lakes is much the same. You really need to do something about restrictions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in great shape but the greens weren’t up to their normal standards,but would definitely go back.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fathers Day busy"


kebentson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked for 3 golfers at a great price considering it normally costs around $120 for 18 holes here. Got to the 2nd hole and was held up. Then once we approached the tee box the sprinklers turned on. This also happened to us later in the round. Course is well kept. Challenging course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, good value"


John3837402's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

But beware of slooooow play. If you are not precise off the tee, this course will punish you. If you’re playing behind an imprecise player, be prepared to wait.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



tybaxter2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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