See what satisfied guests are saying!

“Great” 4/05/2017// “Had a really fun time. Greens are amazing and the aqua driving range is unique.”

“Friendly Golf” 4/04/2017//“This course is really fun to play. It is not extremely long but shots need to be accurate. The greens and tees are very good, I applaud the effort to upgrade this course. It has a range and practice area. This is the third time that I’ve played this course this winter. This time there was an unexpected treat. The course is added a touchscreen GPS, which is usually only seen at private clubs. All in all this course is a great value for your money.”

“Fun” 3/28/2017// “Had a great time! Greens are fantastic,staff is friendly, and we played in three hours during season! Other courses in surrounding area taking over 5 hours now and I simply don’t have the time. Back nine is shorter but very challenging from the short game perspective.”

“Very Friendly Management” 3/22/2017// “Enjoyed playing there!, came back for a 3rd time nice people if you looking for a fun shorter course.”

“Fun for the Money” 3/22/2017//“Great course for tuning up your game. All of the staff was helpful and friendly. Free range balls, meal and beverages was a great way to start and end the round.”

“Excellent Value” 3/22/2017//“My wife got the first eagle of her life so I am sure we will be back”

“Great Value” 3/22/2017// “Friendly staff, clean club house, great value. Like the driving range.”

“Golf Experience” 3/18/2017//“The course was in great shape. The greens a little fast. Weather was perfect. All in all, a Perfect experience”

“Great Value” 3/17/2017// “Four friends and I bought memberships this winter and have played about 50 rounds. The course is in excellent condition even though there has been almost no rain this winter. The greens are quick but they hold good. The owners and staff are as good as it gets, very friendly and helpful. If you are in or near Sarasota you should give the course a try.”

“Lots of Groups for Everyone (Skins, Leagues, Lessons)” 02/02/2017//”I play this course quite often and its always in great shape and tricky! the greens are fast and true, be careful! 🙂 If you need to tune up your short game this course is the perfect spot. It’s also equipped with an aquatic driving range, large chipping area, and putting green. if you have not played you should definitely check it out! they also have a couples night (golf 9 holes and dinner) lots of group lessons, and (my favorite) skins games! all the guys I played with are great fun and from all skill levels so don’t feel like you will be left out. highly recommended!”

“Great Course” 1/18/2017//“I brought three friends today and everyone liked the course. The staff was very friendly and our lunch was delicious. We have booked a tee time for next week and look forward to playing here again soon. We played the course in three and a half hours and the pace of play was perfect. We will telling our friends about our great experience and will be back soon.”

“Good Value for Your Money” 1/12/2017//“Easy does it. Would recommend it to my friends. Will play this course again.”

“Only used the range” 1/09/2017//“I only used the range and it is fantastic. I am new to the area so I’ve been looking for somewhere close to work on my short game. The aquatic range is perfect for this. The max distance seems to be roughly 200 yards. With the wind today it was perfect for a 5 iron or less. The also have a nice size green to work on chips and bunker play. I think I have found my new practice location!”

“Good for Couples” 1/05/2017//“The greens and fairways were in great shape. I think it would be an ideal course for couples.”

“Greens are Beautiful” 1/01/2017// “Nice and challenging course. Greens are great and so is the staff.”

“Friendliest Staff I’ve Ever Met” 11/29/2016// “Absolutely the best golf staff I ever met! You can tell that they love what they do. From bringing the cart to your car and helping load your bags to huge smiles and great advice. I don’t live in the area, but if I did this would be my new home course!”

“GRRREAT Course” 11/24/2016//“Course was in GRRREAT shape, greens fast and true.”

“Great New Golf Course” 11/14/2016//“What a Great New Golf Course at an previous location well known to locals in Sarasota. The course is in great shape, fairways and greens are well maintained. This is a Players Course with some driveable Par 4’s and good hazards that really make you plan your shots. There’s no bombing a big one and hoping it hits the fairway here. The Practice Range is epic with floating greens of varying distances with a nice contoured putting practice green. Owners are directly involved in the day to day activities and the GM Sven Nelson is a wonderful asset.We will be calling this our Home Course moving forward. Money Well Spent and Thank you to #palmsatforestlakes for bringing back our course.”


“Wonderful Change” 7/29/2016// “I played on this property years ago when it was just Forest Lakes…this “reboot” is amazing. The front nine is quite challenging, and offers the temptation for taking some major chances, while the back nine can certainly make your score card even out a bit! The grounds are immaculately kept, and most of the greens are quite challenging. To say that this is a REAL value is an understatement. I’ll come back again and again….FUN course! Also, don’t forget to take advantage of a very unique and fun practice area….aquatic range, sand-pitching area, and putting green…it’s quite a wonderful facility!!

Well done, indeed!!!”

“Great Course here at The Palms” 7/27/2016 // “My friend and I just moved into town and heard that this was a great course and even more exciting because of the amount of par 3’s. The greens were fairly quick and rolling quite well. This factor mixed with the postage stamp size that they were made it for a challenging yet exhilarating day. The staff was incredibly friendly and Kevin really made our experience a great one. I highly recommend this course.

“Best Bang for Your Buck” 7/26/2016// “Very enjoyable course, the front 9 is challenging and the back nine is mostly par 3s all in all a great experience”

“Great Overall Course” 7/26/2016 //  “This course was very fun and unique! I’ve played many rounds of golf at many different courses, and none are anything like this course. The course is challenging but not too difficult for the average golfer. The greens rolled true and beautifully. The staff made me feel like my home course and everybody greeted me with a smile. The range is a water range which adds a fun touch to the golf course. I would highly recommend anybody to go play this golf course!”

“Great Practice Setup” 7/16/2016 // “Fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Very nice, quiet, practice set-up. Aqua driving range with a beautiful green next to it for chipping/putting. All staff very friendly & helpful.”

“Nicely Done Renovation”  4/7/2016 // “Was a very nice day and really enjoyed playing the NEW Forest Lakes. The driving range was really well done – with the target greens holding a full shot…best aqua range I’ve ever seen. Good high quality turf everywhere on the course…and I liked that the driver rolled out…up near a few of the par 4 greens even! Greens rolled quick and true – fun course.. we’ll be back to play it again.”

“New Course” 3/25/2016 // “Course is very new. Still has some work to be done… Ground a little hard so watch out for that. Kind of dangerous that you have to cross a 4 lane street twice. But still good value for what you pay. Mostly par 3s with some 4s and 1 5. So good to work on short game.”