Pinecrest On Lotela Golf Club
2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd, Avon Park, FL 33825, United States

Review №1

Came out on a Saturday afternoon and got to play as a single. Price was fair, staff helpful and grille staff topped off the ice and I was on my way. Big greens, nice fairways however traps could use some work. I loved how peaceful it was and the few homes I saw were 40 yards from fairways. Carts even had usb ports to keep phone charged. I will be returning for nice walk spoiled.

Review №2

It’s a wonderful paradise place , that most don’t know, is like a secret, a piece of heaven on Earth

Review №3

My friends and I love this place just found it about 6 weeks ago and we will be back

Review №4

Good greens Fast play. Affordable. Maybe my favorite course

Review №5

Great food. Beautiful golf course. Staff was wonderful.

Review №6

Donald Ross, Donald Ross, some seclusion as a single golfer, fair rates. Last time there, however, I was -2 through 14 and ran smack into a six-some who were obviously intent on a six hour round. It took as long to play the last four holes as it did the first 14, and these folks seemed to not only lollygag after eternal putt line ups, they also stayed in their carts near the green until well after they were done putting.

Review №7

The golf course is fun to play and is in good condition. Greens can be a challenge.The restaurant is new and quite attractive. The food is some of the best in the area. I especially like the pork ribeye. It is my favorite there. But there are a lot of good choices.

Review №8

Nice pro shop and employees.Well maintained and forgiving fairways. Greens in good shape and nice rates.

Review №9

Beautiful well established course. Greens are magnificent. Highly recommend this course. Good value.

Review №10

Very nice course.. greens are fast, bunkers fluffy, and fairways I well maintained. Price was reasonable.( 30)

Review №11

Always in great shape.

Review №12

Great experience for a nominal price. Probably the most consistent and puttable greens around Sebring. Fun layout for all skill levels.

Review №13

Greens are good. Fairways are kind of thin. Pretty course.

Review №14

Great food, they were very busy, but our service was good

Review №15

Great Donald Ross course. Course is in great condition and the restaurant has been remodeled. Food is fantastic with a great new menu! Well worth it!

Review №16

Nice course.

Review №17

This is off the beaten path... Country Club restaurant/Club House, that has been recently renovated; Great Job. There are more than a dozen large screen TVs, to watch your favorite team. The sandwiches are tasty and prepared with fresh ingredients!

Review №18

Course was in very good shape. Greens are excetional at this time rolling very true. Major improvements are being made to the clubhouse and their grill is getting ready to open soon. Will be the only place to get hot food in that area. Excited to see the menu, that area could use a new Grill.

Review №19

Much improved golf courseThe greens were in excellent condition.

Review №20

Great food, beautiful restaurant called The Sandhill Grill and a Donald Ross golf course that is nearly 100 years old. The layout of the course is one of my favorite in Florida. Fun greens to putt on because they are true.

Review №21

Employer took us here for a golf tournament greens of beautiful very polite staff All Around pleasant experience

Review №22

Good food, amazing views and very nice wait staff. Will definitely return.

Review №23

I played this course for the first time and loved its setting. The greens were in good shape and the layout was challenging but not to difficult. It was very peaceful and I will definitely be back again!

Review №24

This is a great golf course. Everything is well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. The clubhouse is comfortable and the food is great. They have a nice banquet hall that you can have parties at. They do a great catering job too. Check this out for your next venue.

Review №25

I havent played this course for about a year. Since the last time, there is a new owner, and o found the course to be in very good shape. They are also remodeling the lounge area, and what is completed looks great.

Review №26

Very enjoyable. Will come back! Well recommend it to others

Review №27

The course is in great shape. The remodeling is beautiful. Just waiting on the food

Review №28

Ate at Sand Hill Grill for lunch. Very nice menu, very good food, and great service. Highly recommend.

Review №29

Nice place to play golf, greens are really nice

Review №30

Great golf course! Par 3s are just difficult enough to give you a challenge. The par 4 hole #8 is my favorite. It has an interesting approach and a green that causes you to really read it before you putt. Beautiful course and friendly people with a great kitchen.

Review №31

Through the groves. Nice

Review №32

Great Environment, Friendly Staff and Delicious Food. Definitely will be back!

Review №33

The food is pretty spectacular, nice clean and open dining area. Definite must to have thier fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese.

Review №34

Greens are in the area

Review №35

Course is in good condition for lack of rain. Short grass in fairways but green. Some small patches on greens but not bad. Tee boxes great. Played twilight at 3pm and no one in front for 18.

Review №36

Sandhill Restaurant is excellent..good service good food.

Review №37

Very friendly pro. Greens were in very good shape.

Review №38

Delicious dinner...great server...comfortable & clean restaurant.

Review №39

Very nice club ..

Review №40

One of the better olf coarse in the area I enjoyed it

Review №41

Nice and green

Review №42

Good price, good golf, good food. Old school golf course.

Review №43

Had a great day wonderful place to play golf even made a hole-in-one

Review №44

Pinecrest has always been a favorite for me. They may not have all the fancy golf accessories that others have but they do an excellent job caring for a course that has so much history. Its pretty cool to think that you are playing a course that people like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, FDR & Arnold Palmer played on. There are even reports of Al Capone staying at the resort and playing the course. Pretty cool stuff for little ol Avon Park. They keep the course kept up and the greens are smooth and challenging. They just purchased all new cars and I just heard this morning at the Cattelmans Golf Tournamet that they are in the process of a major clubhouse remodel that should really bring the place back. Im thinking of grabbing my membership now! The course is challenging and the changes in elevation are part of what makes this course one of the prettiest. If you ever find yourself in Avon Park Florda and you enjoy to golf, you should deff stop in and give it a shot. You will not leave dissatisfied.

Review №45

Was a nice place to have a benefit outing for a hundred people or more.

Review №46

Very nice and well maintained course. Tee boxes were good, fairways very good and the greens smooth and a bit tricky.

Review №47

I’m a huge fan of Donald Ross-designed golf courses. Many people associate Donald Ross with ultra-challenging courses that feature small domed greens a la Pinehurst #2. But if you study Donald Ross, you’ll find that nothing could be further from the truth. His greens typically have a lot of undulation, but domed greens were definitely not his calling card.Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park, FL is a course that was originally designed by Ross and conveys what I’m talking about. The history of Pinecrest Golf Club is a story all its own. As the story goes, Ross visited Avon Park in 1926 and oversaw the design of Pinecrest Lakes Golf Club, taking full advantage of the topography in the area. As a result, not much earth had to be moved, which in those days was a slow, arduous process done with horses. Once completed, Pinecrest was the perfect amenity for the Pinecrest Hotel and Resort on Lake Lotela.The clientele of both the golf course and hotel were not exactly strapped for cash; the resort was a desirable destination for the rich and famous of the Chicagoland elite. Among those to grace the grounds of Pinecrest were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Burns & Allen, Grover Cleveland and FDR. In fact, rumor has it that Al Capone frequented the resort to work on both his tan and his golf game. I wonder if he was a gracious loser?Professional golfers discovered Pinecrest In the late 1950s, and Pinecrest hosted the first televised PGA TOUR event: The World Championship of Golf, which was won Dr. Cary Middlecoff. Over the years, a number of A-list touring professionals have tried their luck here as well; names like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Kathy Whitworth.The course has been around for over 90 years and during that time has seen its fair share of renovations. Many of the bunkers have been restored and the greens are overseeded with bent grass. They are the fastest and truest rolling greens in the area.The wide fairways and straight holes that lead to eighteen, elevated greens give away the fact that this is a Donald Ross design. Many holes feature false fronts and fall off on all sides. In true Ross fashion, a couple of the tee boxes don’t point towards where you need to hit the ball off the tee.Pinecrest offers golfers 5 sets of tees, making it enjoyable for any level of golfer. The course may not be pristine by today’s standards, but it is after all, a Donald Ross course, and that carries a lot of weight. The course is located amidst beautiful orange groves; in fact, the 6th hole is a short, tight par 5 that maxes out at 478 yards and plays between two orange groves. By the way, golf balls are fairly easy to find in the orange grove, trust me!Pinecrest has an impressive practice facility, featuring a full-length driving range and a short game area complete with sand trap. There is also a large practice putting green to get the speed down before you head out on the course.After your round, stop by the Pinecrest Restaurant and Pub for what are surely the best hamburgers in Highlands County. The Pub serves up all of your favorite adult beverages and libations.Pinecrest Golf Club is located about an hour south of the Disney theme parks; The course is easy to get to but difficult to leave. They have a fully stocked pro shop and a friendly staff that is there to help. In addition to a great golf value, Pinecrest offers affordable memberships and is a great place for outings. They offer a 10-play pass which is very popular among locals and snowbirds visiting for the winter.Pinecrest Golf Club offers players a fun, fair course that is, after all, a Donald Ross design. Big drives can pay big dividends on the par 5s on the front, giving you an opportunity to get on in two. It’s not your typical Florida course either, it’s a traditional course bordered by huge orange groves and naturally wooded area. No fairways lined with homes; just you, Donald Ross and that little white ball!

Review №48

Great course you can play in any weather. The scenery is great and employees are outstanding

Review №49

Love this course. The fairways are good and the greens are much better than others in the area.

Review №50

My favourite course in Sebring.

Review №51

Very nice course. Parking is limited but has a nice 19 hole restaurant.

Review №52

Very nice course, Ill be back

Review №53

Nice track. In average winter shape. Reasonable rates. Wednesday AMshotgun start keeps everyone moving.

Review №54

Great place to Golf! Nice course, some tricky holes , makes it an interesting and fun place to golf!!

Review №55

Very good golf course we have been playing there for 4 years

Review №56

Beautiful course! Hosted the PGA! Arnold Palmer played here.

Review №57

Very nice golf course the people are nice to well keeped up

Review №58

Nice remodeled clubhouse a bathrooms.

Review №59

Awesome place

Review №60

Beautiful fairways and very reasonable fees for a Donald Ross course.

Review №61

I work at Pinecrest and feel it gives you a good game for the money

Review №62

Very nice restaurant.

Review №63

One of the best maintained courses in the area.

Review №64

Nice golf course

Review №65

Nice place! Highly recommend.

Review №66

Great course would play again

Review №67

Excellent taste, portions, and service!

Review №68

Great fairways and greens

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Review №70

One star but only bc I hate to golf

Review №71

Nice course.

Review №72

Good food

Review №73

Its a great place to golf.

Review №74

It is a nice course, with a lot of golf history.

Review №75

The course is in very good condition.

Review №76

Great price,grest shape

Review №77

Luv it

Review №78

Very good condition for February.

Review №79

Not much for grass

Review №80

Goat pasture for sure.....

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Review №84

Course in excellant shape.

Review №85

All because of JOE!!!!

Review №86

Course was in great condition.

Review №87

So beautiful!

Review №88

Historical golf course!

Review №89

Pretty :)

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  • Address:2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd, Avon Park, FL 33825, United States
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  • Phone:+1 863-453-7555
  • Golf club
Working hours
  • Monday:7am–8pm
  • Tuesday:7am–8pm
  • Wednesday:7am–8pm
  • Thursday:7am–8pm
  • Friday:7am–8pm
  • Saturday:7am–8pm
  • Sunday:7am–8pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
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