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550 Timacuan Blvd
Lake Mary, FL  32746-5120
United States
P: (407) 321-0010
F: (407) 323-6671
Timacuan Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,915 yards | 137 slope

73.5 rating | Bermuda grass

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Timacuan Golf Course

The 18-hole "Timacuan" course at the Timacuan Golf and Country Club facility in Lake Mary, Florida features 6,915 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.5 and it has a slope rating of 137 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ron Garl/Robert Weed, ASGCA, the Timacuan golf course opened in 1987. Ben Knapp manages the course as the Director of Golf.


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Reviewed March 25, 2020

Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary Florida has seen both the good times and the bad. This semi-private, championship layout was once recognized as one of the purest and most enjoyable tests of golf in Central Florida. Both The USGA and The PGA TOUR used Timacuan for their US Open and Tour School qualifiers. Well-known Florida golf course architect Ron Garl designed the original course which opened in 1987; it was renovated by Bobby Weed in 1996, primarily to deal with some drainage issues. Even after all these years, Timacuan remains true to Garl’s original goal: "To design and build a memorable course that challenge players to excel and that everyone can enjoy."

Over the years Timacuan has garnered its fair share of awards including One of the Top Fairways for Women (Women Magazine 1997), # 14 Best Course in the State (Golfweek), Seminole County's Most Popular Course to Play (Orlando Sentinel Readers Poll), and a 4-star rating by Golf Digest Places to Play.

For several years, the course was maintained at a less than satisfactory level; fairways became thin and divot-infested. Tee boxes were uneven and well-worn and the greens were diseased and unhealthy. Unfortunately. this once formidable course had fallen way down the local desirability list.

New owners stepped in a few years ago and good things began to happen. Key elements of the course were redesigned, lights were added to the driving range, and the clubhouse was redesigned. As a result, Timacuan not only renewed its popularity as a popular golf course, it’s now recognized as a viable venue for weddings.

The golf course represents everything that is Florida Golf: abundant wetlands, sand, palm trees, and wildlife. The nines couldn’t be any different, yet when combined, create a course that is both enjoyable and memorable. The front nine is reminiscent of a links design with rolling terrain, deep swales, waste areas, and pot bunkers. There’s a little bit of elevation change, as can be seen on the first hole. The elevated green will probably require one extra club. Other than the second hole, there’s not much water to contend with on the front nine; not so on the back, where it comes into play on just about every hole. Timacuan’s MiniVerde greens roll true and fast and feature subtle undulations that can leave you scratching your head.

Timacuan features 6 sets of tee boxes, with the yardages ranging from 4,693 for ladies and juniors to 7,047 yards from the back tees. The two back sets of tees will challenge better golfers while both sets of forward tees take many of the hazards out of play, making Timacuan playable for junior and beginning golfers.

Number 2 (par 4, 389 yards) is by far the course’s most challenging hole and understandably the #1 handicap. Your tee shot plays over water to an island fairway. The tee shot is everything on this hole; finding the fairway – or at least your golf ball – is a win on this hole. You’ll need to contend with the water on your approach shot as well and an extra club is recommended as the shot plays longer than you think.

It seems that just about every Ron Garl course I have played has an island green. Most of them are true island holes, featuring a green surrounded by water. Number 7 is a little different, it’s a 216-yard par 4 that features a green surrounded by sand. Think of it as an island green where your ball is retrievable if your tee shot comes up short!

Number 18 is a challenging finishing hole, especially from the back two sets of tees at 450 and 418 yards respectively. It’s a dogleg left with trees all down the right side and challenging bunkers on the left. Keeping your tee shot right of the fairway bunker on the left is a necessity if you want to score well here. Your approach shot plays into a small green with a deep, angled bunker on the left side. Par is a great way to end your round.

With a recently remodeled clubhouse, a recently hired chef who isn’t afraid to try new things and a menu and wait staff that are second to none, Timacuan has everything you need to put together a successful - and memorable - golf event. Timacuan’s professional staff will do everything possible to help you produce an event that exceeds your expectations - and those of your guests.

In addition to hosting golf tournaments and events, the Timacuan venue is becoming very popular for weddings, in fact, they have been ranked in the top 5% of event venues by the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice awards for the past five years in the greater Orlando area. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 50 or a gala celebration for 250, the club’s elegant blend of rustic and modern is the perfect backdrop for your reception. Their professional staff is there to help you with each small detail, exquisite menu options and a commitment to exceeding all of your expectations.

As with most clubs, membership does indeed have its privileges and Timacuan is no different. With unlimited greens fees you can play as much as you want and, if you want to get in some practice there’s a “members-only” area over at the practice facility. You’ll also have access to preferred tee-times during premium time slots, a 20% discount in the pro shop and a 15% discount when dining in the Grille on all food and beverage purchases. You’ll also receive a complimentary birthday dinner during your birthday month. Several memberships are available including full-benefit golf member, young executive member, family member, seasonal member or social member. Visit their website for more details.

Timacuan is home to the Sean Foley Performance Center a full-time residential junior golf academy program that offers training to all levels of young golfers. Their goal is to provide students with the best golf development program in the world. Their coaches train players that play at the highest levels of competition across the globe. Students learn from Sean Foley and his consultants about every facet of the game and continue their improvement every day. The Foley Performance Center is located across the street from the pro shop adjacent to the lit driving range and practice area.

Timacuan is a golf experience that combines several unique golf holes and golf shots that will challenge every level of player. It’s one of those rare golf courses that is fair and challenging for all golfers regardless of skill level. Playing the course with the same ball you started with is an accomplishment.

If you’re looking to book a round of golf in the Orlando area, Timacuan is once again worthy of your consideration.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed November 20, 2014

Brand new greens are the best I have ever putted in Central Florida. They were awful two years ago. Rebuilt in 2013. Now they are fast and smooth. One of my favorite layouts in the state - lots of variety and tremendous shot value. Now that the greens - and the clubhouse - have been renovated, this is a MUST PLAY track!

Reviewed February 09, 2013

the previous reviews are from last year. I played on 2/9/2013 and the course is in great shape, great layout, new staff that will make you feel like a club member. Try it out, you won't be dissapointed

Reviewed June 05, 2012

This course is in horrible shape. I had a free round and I feel like I got a bad deal. That was 4.5 hours I will never get back. The conditions were the worst I have ever played. Timacuan is one step away from being unplayable. Tee boxes are a disaster...weeds everywhere, no grass, trash everywhere. The landscaping is missing or dead. The fairways lack grass....yes no playable areas in the FAIRWAY. If you make it into a bunker, beware of the rocks. One would think it odd that sand would not be the main component of a bunker, but at Timacuan, crushed rock is the sand of choice. At this point, pick up. If you decide to putt, good luck. Half of the greens are dead..... DEAD. So buyer beware. Do not pay to play at Timacuan.

The course could be outstanding if only the ownership and staff would put forth effort to make this course playable.

Reviewed July 27, 2010

Reviewed June 11, 2010

Fairways are in great condition. However, serious maintenance is needed on the greens and tee boxes. There was way too much sand on the greens trying to fill in dead spots. Clubhouse was well maintained and restaurant has a good selection. Overall a good value for the price but the greens and tee boxes need a lot of TLC.

Reviewed October 21, 2008

This is an above average course, well maintained and has several challenging holes. It seemed to me that it was designed to punish players with a long drive. The greens were very fast and a couple of them needed some attention from the grounds keeper but overall the course was in good shape. I would play there again.

Reviewed April 10, 2008

Not a bad golf course. It has several holes that will challenge you, especially off the tee box. Not the most pleasant staff I encountered in Florida. They have a very high opinion of themselves. Nice bar and grill with pretty good food. I would play this course again.

Reviewed March 04, 2008

I made our booking by internet through CypressGolfSolutions and the rate was confirmed to be $58.
As this was the last round of our two weeks holiday, we
had high expectations of a great golf.
Unfortunately it was not great.
Firstly the the pro-shop required me to pay $78 pp plus
tax but after few minutes argumentation he accepted $10
less. However, I had to pay $145,52 instead of agreed $20 lower.
Secondly there was no order in the course. We were passed
after 6 holes one man with a small kid without any
question saying "I have to catch up with those" (a
threesome in front of us).
Then there was a group of 6 young men playing all in one
group, making a lot of noise and slowing other players
pace essentially.
And in general the course itself was far away from "among
20 best public courses in Florida". Amongst the courses I
have played in the US (which is about 100), this corresponded the average courses of $30-40 per round.

Reviewed February 08, 2008

Reviewed November 11, 2007

Wow what a disappointment! Sure glad we only paid $33 ea for a 1:30 teetime THAT 5.5 HOURS TO PLAY!. We played the first hole fine, but we get to the 2nd tee and there are 6 groups on the hole 4 waiting to tee off one in the fairway and one on the green! I have a problem when there staff is huuvering over my clubs at the 18th green to clean them! Then when I ask the staff member politely to not clean them he tries to anyway. I then ask him not to touch our equipment and he then tells me to leaving the course immediatly! And I'm then threatened that he'll call the pro if I don't leave immediatly? Humm not a way to get repeat business boys! Now I REMEMBER WHY I HAVEN'T PLAYED HERE IN 8 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed May 22, 2007

Reviewed December 31, 2006

Reviewed October 18, 2006

Reviewed June 06, 2006

Bruce Engel

has one of the longest par 4's you will ever play.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 tammy H. 36 97 61 02/13/12
2 chad L. 12 80 68 06/10/11
3 Tony B. 21 89 68 08/31/12
4 Tim C. 15 83 68 07/06/07
5 Bill S. 12 82 70 01/20/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
32 James M. 23 101 78 02/08/16
13 Kenny F. 24 102 78 02/08/16
26 harry F. 32 108 76 02/08/16
41 chris F. 29 112 83 02/08/16
1 tammy H. 36 119 83 02/08/16

Golf Course Information

About Timacuan

Timacuan Golf and Country Club

Community facility

18 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Timacuan

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Tournaments of Timacuan

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Course Staff

Ben Knapp, Director of Golf
Brandon Sims, Superintendent