We played at Forest Lake Golf Club today and it wasn't in very good condition--the greens were bumpy and dried out. Worse, they had just fertilized with a really smelly fertilizer that attracted flies--ick.
However, the rest of the course was in excellent shape so I think with a few rains it will be back in mint playing condition. The course is really pretty fun--challenging holes but with par fours that can actually be parred and easy par threes.
The main challenge I had was the greens--they played okay even if a bit spotty but boy were the flags placed in challenging locations.
Good clean mid course bathrooms.
The golf cart service had an awesome waitress (she worked inside too) who was very helpful in shoring up everyone's ice--it was really hot so this was well appreciated.
We didn't get to try the grill inside because with a late tee, by the time we got off, they'd closed up. The golf course moved well and the starter had everyone well in hand. First really quick 18 with a group, here.
My take on Forest Lake is that it may not be fanciest place or the cheapest place around but the prices are fair and the grounds are decently kept.
I have been here a few times and it has never been too crowded. The cart attended was extremely courteous and my lunch at the turn my last time out, fried bologna sandwich with a side of fries, was amazing and cheap.
This place is my go to course when I don't want to drop big bucks to play Orange county national.
FUN FACT: Go after work on weekdays its less than $20 to play!!
I enjoy this course a lot but course conditions range from being average to fantastic. For warm up the range balls are rationed out very sparingly for cost compared to competitors. Snack bar and dining room offer good tasting food at affordable prices. You never know who you will see on the course - even Paula Creamer, LPGA has a photo and scorecard posted.
It would be tough to beat this course for the price. Currently, they are doing a promotion where 2 play for $30 a piece. Excellent price on a course that is typically in good shape. It is definitely challenging, and has several holes that utilize the change in elevation, not something you always see in the Orlando area. While there, we had the cart attendant come around several times, and when the clubhouse restaurant was slammed, she went above and beyond to let us order, and then find us on the back 9 to bring us our food. Overall, the course has several tees for all ranges of skills, and the carts have a good GPS system in them that shows you how far you hit the ball, and accurately gives you distance to the pin.
We enjoyed the course. Great Layout and location.
You can't beat the value especially with no houses or developements on the course. I will be back.