Location: Mount Dora, Fla.
Architects: Cliff Deming, Harold Paddock
Tee — Yardage | Rating / Slope:
Blue — 5,719 | 67.0 / 115
White — 5,470 | 66.0 / 111
Red — 5,238 | 70.4 / 117
Gold — 4,410 65.2 / 112
Saturday morning green fee: $ [Under $50]
Caddie Service: No.
Walker friendly: Yes
Starter: This course is part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail.
Play because ...: It’s a unique layout — barely 5,700 yards from the tips — with some elevation changes that are rare in Florida courses.
Takeaway: There’s no practice range and, though conditioning has improved in recent years, there’s still some rough spots. Do not read a lot into the 5,719 distance from the tips, the course is much more difficult than the yardage suggests.
RATINGS [1 to 10 scale, 10 being the highest]
Food | Beverage: 6.0
Pro shop: 8.0
Pace of play: 7.0
THE COURSE | Scorecard
Best par 3: No. 17 [175 | 163 | 153 | 103 yards]
The longest of Mount Dora’s five short holes is also the most difficult of that bunch. This is the middle hole in a tough three-hole stretch to conclude the round.
Best par 4: No. 12 [398 | 355 | 348 | 302 yards]
This is Mount Dora’s signature hole and the only one that has water in play, which is on the downhill second shot. A pond short and right of the green creates a pretty hole, but also a challenging approach.
Best par 5: No. 6 [457 | 447 | 435 | 410 yards]
This is the second of successive par-5 holes and the No. 1 handicap hole. As is the case on many of the course's holes, No. 5 plays much longer because of a steep elevation change. There’s at least a two-club change on the second shot.