Lexington Oaks Offers a Challenge from First Drive to Last Putt

Lexington Oaks Par 5, 4th hole

The 4th hole is a par 5 that can be reached in 2 with a good drive. If not, layup for a short 3rd shot.

Lexington Oaks Golf Club is one of those courses I like because there are a lot of shots you can take where the risk is high but the reward is even greater.  You can try to cut a corner with your first shot and set up your second, but is the risk worth it?  I use a variety of clubs off the tees here as accuracy is more important on some holes than distance.  Not every hole requires a driver.  Shots off tee require accuracy and placement for your second shots.

The challenges continue with Cypress and Oak woodlands, wetlands and lakes that come into play on almost every hole.  Houses can also come into play on several holes on both 9s.  The greens were cut low and played extremely fast.  Like putting in your bathtub and trying to get the ball to stop before the drain.  You definitely wanted to be below the hole on a lot of approach shots.  A recently reconfigured front bunker on hole 5 par 3 now offers the option of having your ball run up to the green. 

There are 5 different sets of tees so there should be no problem finding one to suit your game. We played from the blues tees which were just under 6100 yards and a little short for me, but 3 out of the 4 par threes tested your distance.  Because this is a challenging course, it is very important to determine the tees that best fit your skill level. 

The pace of play was decent.  The scorecard allows 4 hours and 5 minutes and even though we waited on several later holes, we came in at 4 hours and 15 minutes which isn’t bad for a Sunday morning.

Tee to green everything was in good shape.  Fairways were mowed and the bunkers were raked.  The price was $48 including tax for a Sunday morning round which is about average for weekend morning play.   

The staff was friendly; the Starter helped us out by letting us know the pin positions on the greens and they also had a Ranger we saw twice a nine that kept the pace of play moving.  Water is available on the course to keep you hydrated.  The carts were in good shape but there is no GPS which being a short course sometimes leaves you wondering the yardage for some second and third shots.  There is a large aqua driving lake and putting green to warm up.

Located in Wesley Chapel, Lexington Oaks Golf Club is just off I75 and SR 54 about 20 minutes from downtown Tampa. For more information, check out their website at www.lexoaks.com.

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