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2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd
Avon Park, FL  33825-9364
United States
P: (863) 453-7555
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Pinecrest Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,574 yards | 122 slope

71.2 rating

Recommend this course: +1 -0

Pinecrest Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Pinecrest" course at the Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Club facility in Avon Park, Florida features 6,574 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 122. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Pinecrest golf course opened in 2016. Joe Staffieri, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.

Course Reviews

What a hidden gem I found in the Pinecrest course. I decided to give it a go since I've been a fan of other Donald Ross designs. But at the price point I figured it would be a let down, boy was I wrong. The Fairways were in great shape, rough was thick and lush, and greens looked fantastic, and rolled fast and true. The Sand was soft and white, the course was just in very good condition. My only complaint on the conditioning was a few spots of hard pan on the back 9, due to the current drought in the area I supposed.

They layout was great, especially the front 9, where you could definitely see the old Donald Ross course hiding. The par 5 6th is is so uniquely Florida, its a tight par 5 with Orange groves bordering both sides of the hole. The par 3's were probably the weak spot, as I think about the course 24 hours later none of them stick out in my mind, but the two par 5's on the front are so good its easy to forget other holes. The Front 9 was a top level layout to me, and the back was more than enjoyable. The best news of the day was being told by employees they are going to be reworking the bunkers to bring them back to the original locations.

The pace of play was excellent, played 18 holes in 3.5 hours at a public course on a crowded Weekend morning in winter, thats unheard of around here. And to make it better I only paid $28. Honestly the biggest surprise course I've played in quite some time.

If you are looking for a great little course, check it out. If you played it in the past when conditions were bad, try it again, it's obvious they have been working hard on the course.

Greens were in terrible shape. Holes did not seem to be moved often as the edges were not very crisp. Fairways were in good shape but the rough was not and very weedy. A twosome hopped on to start on the back 9 as we made the turn and they were lousy so it slowed the pace of play tremendously. Good thing the internet deal was $13.50 for the twosome.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Bruce L. 29 93 64 02/24/12
2 Bruce L. 29 98 69 03/09/12
3 Bruce L. 29 98 69 02/17/12
4 jwlecato L. 21 91 70 01/28/10
5 jwlecato L. 21 92 71 02/18/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
10 Bruce L. 29 103 74 04/13/12
7 Bruce L. 29 101 72 03/23/12
15 Bruce L. 29 109 80 03/16/12
2 Bruce L. 29 98 69 03/09/12
1 Bruce L. 29 93 64 02/24/12

Golf Course Information

About Pinecrest on Lotela

Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Club

Golf Only facility

12 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Pinecrest on Lotela

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Pinecrest on Lotela

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Course Staff

Joe Staffieri, PGA, Golf Professional
Ricky Bolatto, Superintendent

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