BallenIsles Country Club - East Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7189 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7189 yards 75.0 143
Gold 72 6634 yards 72.5 139
Gold/Blue 72 6405 yards 71.1 137
Blue 72 6216 yards 70.3 134
Blue/White 72 5790 yards 71.1 126
White 72 5485 yards 67.3 121
White (W) 72 5485 yards 71.9 136
White/Green (W) 72 5255 yards 71.6 128
Green 72 4986 yards 64.9 117
Green (W) 72 4986 yards 69.9 126
Short 72 4479 yards 62.6 113
Short (W) 72 4479 yards 67.0 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Solid Florida community golf"

TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Joe Lee was one of Florida's most prolific architects, leaving dozens of designs across the state through the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He collaborated with mentor Dick Wilson at BallenIsles (originally PGA National), and the East Course exhibits the hallmarks of the postwar school of design: runway-like tee boxes, straightforward challenges and well-bunkered greens. Few holes at the East Course will etch themselves forever in your memory, but your game will be thoroughly tested, and the long par-4 18th stands out with its elevated green on the far edge of a lagoon. Other solid tests include the shortish par-4 9th and the reachable par-5 12th.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"New and Improved"

twpatala's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A major renovation of this private course has made this the most interesting layout of the three 18 hole Ballenisles courses. The North course winds along beautiful lakes and natural preserves. You better have a good bunker game to play this course as sand traps are strategically placed in fairways and around every green. Still generous fairways and true greens make this a somewhat challenging but fair test of golf.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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