Davie Golf & Country Club Review: Well-kept with lots of water.
Davie Golf and Country Club is located just west of Ft Lauderdale in Davie, FL where it re-opened in 2011. This course was re-modeled to bring a tropical feel and is the only public golf course in Davie, FL. Expect a challenge when you first play at Davie Golf and Country Club as this tropical layout brings water and trees into play that you may not be used to.
Davie Golf and Country Club includes 18 holes with yardage ranging from 5,504 yards to 6,347 yards. Although this course is a par 70, and is shorter than your typical course, it plays very tough and will give a good golfer some challenges to overcome.
There are many ponds and canals that provide some natural homes for iguanas, turtles, fish, squirrels and other wildlife.
What are the typical fees to play at Davie Golf Club?
During the off-season rates can vary from $30-$50 depending on the time of day. During the season they are about $40-$60 depending on the time of day.
Are the greens in shape?
As of July 2018 they are in good shape. For the most part it seems like the golfers are respectable of the course and fix the divots when needed. On the 9th hole there are some potholes you have to avoid but overall good greens.
Are the tee boxes in shape?
The tee boxes are in very good shape.
Are the fairways in shape?
For the most part they are in good shape. The fairway grass is Paspalum and well-kept. Once you get off the fairway area you can find some sandy, hard grass.
Is there GPS in the golf carts?
Yes they have an older GPS screen that gives you the distance to the flag and the distance to other certain objects on the hole.
How are the food and beverages at Davie Golf Club?
They do have cart girls driving around for those hot summer days in Florida with all the necessities to stay hydrated or dehydrated, depending on your beverage of choice.
They are close to Nova University in Davie, so they tend to have a younger staff working on the food and beverage carts.
Does Davie Golf & Country Club have a restaurant?
They do have a small restaurant with limited food options.
Do they offer any rate specials?
They charge $24 for all guests who are under 30. This is their college rate special mostly for college students in the area.
How are the practice facilities at Davie Golf Club?
They offer two practice putting greens that aren’t in good shape. They also have a driving range but the yardage doesn’t go longer than 280-300 yards.
Davie golf does offer an amazing driving range special for 5 buckets for $25 if you are local to the area.
The driving range is on astro turf, but sometimes you can hit off the natural grass.
Davie Golf – Hole by hole.
Hole #1 – Par 5 – 524 yards
Considered the second hardest hole on the course, I actually don’t find this hole too challenging. It is a great warm up hole where you must carry your drive at least 200 yards (from the gold tee’s) to start off on the right foot. The fairways are wide open but there is a group of bramble that runs along the right side of the hole. This can come into play if you duff a shot.
Hole #2 – Par 3 – 165 yards
This is a fun hole where water comes into play on the right and left side. The green is surrounded by two large bunkers and has some slopes that can make for a tough putt. My advice is to not be short on this hole, because it can play longer than it looks.
Hole #3 – Par 4 – 380 yards
This is a great hole with water that runs along the entire right side.It is important to get a good first shot off that avoids the trees on the right and left. Too far right and you will be stuck behind two large trees and you will not be on the green in regulation. As always the best advice here is to hit em straight!
Hole #4 – Par 4 – 299 yards
This hole only being 299 yards, makes it possible for some long hitters to drive very close to the green. I recommend taking a safe iron off the tee box that will allow for a 9 iron or pitching wedge on the second shot. Be careful with your iron selection because if you hit it too far, you will be taking your second shot on a downward slope. The best approach for your first shot here is using a club that goes 165-180 yards.
Hole #5 – Par 4 – 370 yards
Be sure to drive the ball a minimum of 180 yards to carry the water. This whole runs right next to hole #6, which does allow for some breathing room if you have a slice. There is a 30 foot long bush-area on the right about 220 yards off the tee box, so if you are going to slice, make sure you slice hard.
The green on this hole is actually a bit deceiving until you get much closer. The green is risen up in the front, slopes down to the middle, then rises back again to the back of the green. The goal would be to hit in the middle to be safe.
Hole #6 – Par 4 – 292 yards
This is a short hole that only takes about 230 yards to reach the water in front of the green. If you can carry your drive 260 yards, I would say go for the hole-in-one opportunity. For the golfers with shorter driving ability, a 3 wood will do just fine. If you really want to play it safe on this hole, you can easily use an iron and still be 100-120 yards away.
Hole #7 – Par 4 – 397 yards
This fairway connects to the first hole when you get about 200 yards out. This is a very wide fairway and shouldn’t be too difficult to hit even if you slice or hook a little. There is water and some wider trees that run along the left side of hole #7, so it would be best to be on the right side. The green is pretty long with some hills that slope towards the back.
Hole #8 – Par 3 – 129 yards
The 2nd par 3 on the front 9 is a pretty straight forward hole. You have water on the front left and along the right side of the hole, but there is room for error if you finish on the left side. Depending on flag placement (it was up in the front last time I played), you can swing real easy on this hole and play it safe for a two-putt. The greens do slope quite a bit so make sure to take an extra view of your line so you have the correct read.
Hole #9 – Par 4 – 376 yards
I would consider hole #9 to be Davie Golf’s “Signature” hole with a nice dog left to the left and ending with a large green surrounded by water. Be careful with your first shot as the water is only 270 yards out. I usually use a 3 wood off the tee to be safe and also try to stay somewhat to the center-right. This sets up for a nice second shot but be sure you don’t play your second shot too short of the green, or you may find your ball sloping towards the water. I know from experience.
Hole #10 – Par 3 – 166 yards
I love starting the back 9 off with a Par 3, however this par 3 tends to play a bit longer than I want it to. I always advise to club up on this hole because you have a long uphill green that will assist with slowing your ball down. It’s hard to lose a ball on this hole unless you top it into the water right off the tee box.
Hole #11 – Par 4 – 401 yards
This is a great hole to swing like Happy Gilmore. This fairway is wide and connects with the next hole on the right side. Even if you sliced it you will be fine for your next shot. The green is big and will affect your club choice so make sure to see what the read is from the GPS screen.
Hole #12 – Par 4 – 282 yards
Hole 12 is another drive-able green if the flag is playing in the front. If you haven’t eagle’ed a hole before, here is your chance to feel like a pro. If you want to play on the safe side, you can easily hit a mid iron and be within pitching distance.
This is definitely a hole you want to have some fun on and maybe wager a few dollars.
Hole #13 – Par 4 – 406 yards
As we get toward the back end of the round, they decide to throw a very long par 4 in the mix that bends around a pond to the left. Not only is there water on the left but if you drive the ball too long there is water that runs on the right side of the hole. If you make it off the tee box in a decent location the second shot will be just as important as the first to get to the green. This hole does play a little longer than you would expect so why not make sure and club up a little.
Hole #14 – Par 5 – 502 yards
The second Par 5 of the course offers a dog leg right that may allow some power drivers to clear the water on the right. This is easily a hole you can be on the green in two shots, and putting for an eagle.
Hole #15 – Par 3 – 164 yards
Well if you aren’t sick of water by this hole, then you are probably playing very well! Hole 15 actually has a hole-in-one contest with a camera viewing the green to keep golfers honest. The greens rise up a bit so make sure to have the right club in hand, if you are going to attempt that hole-in-one.
Hole #16 – Par 5 – 529 yards
I guess I forgot to take a picture of this hole. It’s probably because I was shooting very well and obviously I was in the zone.
This is a very enjoyable hole that provides a lot of opportunity to shoot well. Although the entire hole has water on both sides, the fairway is very wide off the tee box and eventually narrows out a little more. There are a few bunkers that may come into play on your second shot.
Hole #17 – Par 3 – 135 yards
An easy par 3 to almost end your day on, the only thing you have to worry about on this hole is no chunking and no slicing. I have come very close to putting the ball in the hole on this one and usually most solid golfers shoot well here. If you still have a mulligan through 17, make sure you don’t use it on this hole.
Hole #18 – Par 4 – 400 yards
The final hole at Davie Golf Club is what I like to call the “money” hole because they run a contest where golfers can win money if they birdie. You put $1.00 into a pig in the golf shop when you are paying for your round and if you make a birdie on 18, you win all the money in the pig.
You aren’t allowed to ask how much money is in there and when the last winner was but it makes it fun, if you have the confidence to birdie one of their toughest holes.
- A lot of water.
- In very good condition.
- Challenging course.
- Would play again.
Overall Davie Golf and Country Club is a golf course that can be enjoyed by all different level golfers. You will find that water comes into play on every hole, and you have to be safe with your shots to avoid disaster. Even though it is a shorter course, it is still challenging.
Given how well-kept the tee boxes, fairways, and greens are, I will most likely be playing at Davie Golf Club again.