Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club is located just a couple of miles east of I-75 in South-West Broward County. The course was reopened to the public In December 2007 after undergoing a $7 million dollar renovation.The John Sanford Design golf course features many improvements including all New Paspalum Supreme Grass on Tee Boxes, Fairways and Greens. new Drainage System, New EZ GO Golf Carts equipped with GPS System, Coquina Waste Bunkers, Five Sets of Tees and a new enlarged practice area with Chipping Green and Practice Bunker
Hole #3 Par-5 (557 yards)
Take advantage and drive this generous Par-5 as you will not find wider fairways for the rest of the golf course. There is a water hazard (canal) to the left and out-of-bounds to the right but they are far away and only will come into play to errant shots. Longer hitters should be able to reach this green in two shots but even if you lay up there is a large collection area short of the green that will set you up for a nice up and down.
Hole #9 Par-4 (400 yards)
This is an Interesting hole that doglegs to the right with out-of-bounds to the right and a reachable water hazard straight. The key here is to aim straight to the 150 yard and lay up to the right side of it. Your second shot will face side easterly winds out-of-bounds right and deep behind the green and a water hazard left, this hole spells disaster if you are not careful enough
Hole #15 Par-3 (203 yards)
Technically is the handicap 17 hole but don’t let that fool you. When you stand at the tee box you will not be able to feel the perennial ocean breeze and most shots will land short and into a small bunker left. Be sure to take at least one more club and aim to the center of the green, there are right deep bunkers but they hardly come into play. This is a very difficult and long Par –3 that will challenge players of every level. While the green is open in the front, putting out can defy the most skilled player. Par will be a great score!
Overall, Pembroke Lakes is a great challenging course; do not try to over power it as it may cost you strokes and headaches. The course will test your golfing skills time after time as length is never an issue but pinpoint accuracy was. The course is kept in pristine conditions all year around and the paspalum greens have matured and they now feel more receptive and softer
Great golf course conditions
Knowledgeable and friendly staff
Great pace of play even on weekends
Great practice facilities and clubhouse
Paspalum greens difficult to put
Out-of-bounds markers lurking every corner of the course
Overall score 8.0/10