Sun 'n Lake Golf Club
5223 Sun Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL 33872-2133, United States

Sun 'n Lake offers two courses; the Deer Run 18 is a Don Dyer design that opened in 1976, while the shorter Turtle Run 18 opened in 1999 with a design by architect Charles Ankrom.
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Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$50 - $59
   Weekend:$50 - $59
General Manager:Ron Wonderling
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Reserved Tee Times:Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface

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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
12/3/20 Michael Wille 93
12/1/20 Michael Wille 93
11/27/20 Martin Moreland 88
11/24/20 Michael Wille 91
11/21/20 Michael Wille 86
11/19/20 Michael Wille 91
11/17/20 Michael Wille 88
11/12/20 Michael Wille 90
11/10/20 Michael Wille 96
11/7/20 Michael Wille 87
11/5/20 Michael Wille 90
11/3/20 Michael Wille 96
10/27/20 Donald Galvin 77
10/24/20 Michael Wille 93
10/22/20 Michael Wille 93
10/20/20 Michael Wille 88
10/15/20 Michael Wille 89
10/13/20 Michael Wille 94
10/8/20 Michael Wille 87
10/6/20 Michael Wille 88
10/1/20 Michael Wille 90
9/17/20 Michael Wille 94
9/15/20 Michael Wille 86
9/8/20 Michael Wille 90
9/3/20 Michael Wille 93
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Recent Reviews - 8/25/18
Sun ‘N Lake in Sebring FL has it all, especially if golf’s your game. The Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club is home to two outstanding golf courses – Deer Run and Turtle Run – northwest of Sebring FL in the unincorporated community of Sun ‘N Lake. Either course will put your golf game to the test.

Deer Run is considered the tougher of the two. The course was designed by Don Dyer and opened for play in 1976; in 2003 architect Ron Garl redesigned the course, including the conversion of Number 18 to a par three with an island green. Each year this championship layout plays host to qualifiers for the Tour, the Latin America Tour and the Canadian Tour.

The par 72 Turtle Run course opened in 1999 and was designed by Charles Ankrom. One interesting fact about Turtle Run is that it is built in the middle of a Scrub Jay preservation area and provides a sanctuary for this protected species as well as a beautiful setting for the golf course. Be careful not to enter the preservation areas and help keep the Scrub Jays safe. Turtle Run boasts brains over brawn; knowing when to hit driver – which may not be that often – and when to play position. Of the two courses, Turtle Run is the shorter – 600 yards shorter – from the back tees. Turtle Run plays 6,402 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 70.7 and a slope of 127.

The most memorable hole on Turtle Run is the Par 5, 14th, which measures 481 yards from the White Tees. As you can see from the length, it’s definitely not the longest par 5, but for a number of players it’s going to take driver out of your hand off the tee because of a stream that crosses the fairway about 250 yards out. If you play down the left side of the fairway, the creek runs away and you can get 260-280 yards before you get to the wet stuff. A good line off the tee is the bunker on the right. Keep to the right with your layup and you’ll keep the water on the left out of play and then hit your approach shot to a slightly elevated green but beware of the deep, large bunker in the front left. A better than average score is possible here.

Turtle Run is a pleasant surprise. The course is not going to overpower the majority of golfers, regardless of the tees you choose. From the White Tees, plan on leaving your driver in the bag the majority of the day. Of the par 4 holes, only 2 are in excess of 360 yards and only one is over 400 yards. The par 5 holes are pretty modest too with only one that plays longer than 500 yards.

For the most part, the tee shot landing areas are generous, the greens are incredible and the emphasis is on the short game. Some greens are open in front and receptive to the senior-friendly bump-and-run shot, but the majority are elevated with bunkers in front and require you to carry your approach on to the green. Distance is also key as many greens have multiple tiers and being on the same tier as the hole can shave several strokes.

On Deer Run, your round can be made or lost on the last three holes. Number 16 is a dogleg right that plays 348 yards from the white tees and requires you to at least make it to the corner. Favoring the left side takes many of the trees out of play and gives you a good look into the green. Be careful of the water and sand that guard the green. Number 17 is the toughest hole on the inward nine and with good reason. From the White tees it plays 389 yards with a pond in the middle of the fairway. Most golfers can hit driver off the tee and should favor the left side off the tee or risk being blocked out by trees. A good drive is still going to leave a long to medium iron into an elevated green protected on either side by sand.

Number 18 is truly a unique hole to end your round; after all, how many courses end with a par 3? From the white tees, the hole plays 145 yards to an island green. Choose your club wisely, hit a good shot and success can be yours. Or else, you’re just another statistic!

The Deer Run Course will challenge golfers of all abilities. For the weekend, casual golfer, there is a lot of room off the tees on many holes. For the skilled golfer, it takes accuracy and precision to hit and hold the elevated greens. Many of them are small and have a good deal of undulation. Finishing the round with an island par 3 is truly a memorable event.

In addition to two top-notch golf courses, Sun ‘N Lake has a great practice facility located across the parking lot from the clubhouse. The driving range is big enough to hit every club in the bag. Inside the clubhouse you’ll find a pro shop stocked with all of the latest equipment and logoed apparel as well as the Island View Lakefront Restaurant and Pub, a great place to grab some good food and drink after your round. The restaurant is open from 11am – 8pm Monday – Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
Sun n Lake Golf Club is a proud member of the Citrus Golf Trail, who have done a wonderful job of making the Sebring area a golf vacation destination. The Citrus Golf Trail offers stay and play golf packages that include rounds at a number of local courses and accommodations at The Inn on the Lakes.
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