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Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

2888 Southern Dunes Blvd, Haines City, Florida, 33844
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
(863) 421-4653
Architect: Steve Smyers (29)
                      
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Detailed description of Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Haines City, Florida.

The course first opened for play in 1993. The course was designed by Steve Smyers.

Southern Dunes is a lengthy course with rolling hills, sand bunkers and water hazards that come into play.  The greens are undulating and sloped. 

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7,227 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,987 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 555 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 14, a par-3 that plays to 167 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 7, a 454 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Southern Dunes Golf Course is # 14, the 167 yard par-3.

The par-3 holes at Southern Dunes all play down hill giving golfers beautiful views of greens and present holes that truly have distinction. There are five par-4 holes that stretch more than 420 yards from the back tees and three that play less than 380 yards long. The shorter ones make golfers play smart off the tee and with the approach, while the longer ones call for some muscle to get the ball on the putting greens in regulation. The par-5's allow for some mistakes from the tee box, however, these holes offer tough risk reward opportunities.

This course has been reviewed 15 times
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Mulberry, FL
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$31 (cart included), played on Thursday, July 2018 at 1:40 PM

Always has been a good place to play for a change of view. Plenty of picturesque holes.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029243
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$66 (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2015 at 8:00 AM

Play it every year on vacation and it's always it great shape. Great food and the putting green and driving range are very nice.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Expensive and worth it
 
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Rank ID # : 027848
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Davenport, FL

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2014 at 8am

Despite some of the media hyperbola of late, Southern Dunes continues to be the premier golf course with availability to every level of player. Priced within the reach of everyone, but still a challenging test for the better players.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021886
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Middletown, RI

$76 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2014 at 10am

Great experience very challenging staff was great will try to get back and play this again

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021479
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Haines City, FL

$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2014 at 6am

Southern Dunes is a great course. The houses along the course do not distract from the natural beauty of the course itself. The Winter over seed with rye grass was just starting to fill in the rough due to the recent cool weather in the area. The Winter transition of the grass from Bermuda to Rye on the fairways and greens was well established when we last played it. The fairways and greens are always some of the best anywhere. There is a large amount of sand that seems intimidating at first, but focus on the large landing areas and the sand soon becomes less of a hazard than originally thought. Pick the tee boxes (4 options)that match your skill level and it plays fair for everybody. The food in the club house is very good, and reasonably priced. Despite being just 20 minutes from Disney, the course is never busy. As a semi-private club, with the option of daily fee play, it offers the quality of a private club but open to everybody. You can't go wrong playing Southern Dunes.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021456
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Davenport, FL

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2013 at 6am

As with my last comment this course continues to delight all skill levels. At present, the greens condition is suffering from the continuous rain. (Yeah, yeah, typical Floridian, either too much or too little rain.) Give a couple of weeks of medium dry weather to allow the greens to get back in condition and you will again have one of the best in Central Florida.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020695
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Davenport, FL

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2012 at 8am

Southern Dunes continues to delight. This is the type of course that will drive golfers of every stripe absolutely mad until they can learn to play it well. A very fair test for every skill level.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017852
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Chicago, IL

$61 (cart included), played on Thursday, March 2011 at 10am

Good layout with alot of traps. Greens were fast and hard to hold. Overall conditions were very good. Only negative was the number of homes. As part of our golf trip I enjoyed the round here and replayed same day. Would go back again.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 015751
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Newfane, NY

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2011 at noon

We've played this course 2 years in a row now on our golf trip. We love it, challenging but great lay-out and the staff is 4Star.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 014028
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Winter Haven, FL

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at 8am

One of the best courses in Florida. Summer rate is great. Friendly, helpful staff aand good condition.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011566
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Valrico, FL

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2009 at 8am

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008342
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Winter Haven, FL

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2009 at 8am

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008213
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Auburndale, FL

$101 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2009 at 8am

What a great lay out. All of the staff were more then helpful in every way.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006474
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Plainsboro, NJ

$31 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2007 at 10am

Great course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004467
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Sioux City, IA

$101 (cart included), played on Thursday, March 2008 at 10am

One of the best layouts I have ever seen for a public course

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001867
4.5/5
Based on 15 reviews
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