Cheval Golf and Athletic Club

3.3823529412 3.4 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6961 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6961 yards 74.5 140
Blue 71 6403 yards 72.1 134
White 71 6040 yards 70.5 129
Green 71 5671 yards 68.9 123
Silver 71 5290 yards 67.2 119
Orange (W) 71 4923 yards 70.2 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

4 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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"Golf Trip to Tampa"


schofir's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

My group of 12-16 golf buddies have been doing a trip annually for over 20 years. Most of the time was in Myrtle Beach but we grew tired of it and decided on Tampa. The city and amenities were great. Cheval was one of four courses we played but the least enjoyable. The greens were dry and bumpy and we decided we will replace Cheval with another course. It was the worst of the four by far.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good Track!!"


u000006153122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Tampa Area courses are all dry right now, but I thought fairways and greens were in good shape considering drought. We played southern hills plantation in Brooksville, and they are even experiencing drought conditions. I would def play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vastly Improved!"


DPTgolfLeague's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

New ownership has definitely turned this course around. The greens are excellent! Fairways, rough and bunkers are all decent. New GPS carts help speed up play.

But the course is a challenge! Insanely narrow landing areas at times, especially on the par 5s.

Hopefully they continue to invest and improve drainage, as its been known to retain water in the summer months. But worth playing now!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Will Play Again"


alikay2010's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I don't get out to play often enough, when I do I'll come back here. Course is in great shape and is scenic and feels secluded. Lots of pretty ponds and birds and deer. (Much of the reason I play golf is to spend quality time with my husband and get outdoors, so I appreciate courses that feel like I'm really "out in nature".) Service was good, all the staff was friendly and helpful. Oh and the GPS on the carts was really cool, super accurate (we tested against an expensive range finder). Practice areas were nice. And most importantly, the bloody marys were just right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wet, wet, wet ..."


u000005030697's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is unplayable when wet. Balls land in the fairway, plug and disappear. I lost four that way today. Chipping and pitching off wet, muddy grass is an adventure. The greens were in good shape but it's getting to the green that's the problem. Carts have GPS but if you can't drive to your ball on the fairway, what's the point? Also, the course winds through a residential community and some holes are as much as 1/4 mile apart. You'll be spending way too much time just riding around from hole to hole. There's water just about everywhere. You're bound to hear noise from mowing, construction and so on. Not sure it's worth the bother even when dry. Better play TPC Tampa Bay or Fox Hollow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"If you're not a member, don't bother!"


beekeev's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A course that's filed for bankruptcy better learn to treat non-members with a little more respect.

There is no map on the scorecard, no GPS in the cart, so those who have never played the course, like myself, had no way of knowing where any hazard started or stopped other than what you can see from where you are.

It's a very challenging course that could have been a good experience but instead left a very foul taste in my mouth.

Members do not need tee times, can go as singles or pairs, and you the guest must let them all through.

Then when you make it back to the clubhouse after completing 9 holes in just over 2 hours, you are publicly berated for your pace, ettiquette, ability, and integrity.

It's a competitive market out there, spend your golf dollars somewhere where they are happy to have you enjoy their course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A great layout with water in play on 16 holes. Two tough finishing holes."


papabeargolf's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/9/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Overall, this is a great layout with lots of water, marshes, trees, etc.. In the winter months, have seen lots of deer.

Tee shots on the par 4's are generally to large fairways whereas the par 5's have tighter landing areas. To me, the key on the par 5's is the second shot which needs to be accurate to set up my 3rd shot (I don't hit a long ball). Good variety of layouts on the par 3's.

The last two holes are difficult. Two of the more difficult finishing holes in the Tampa Bay area.

Greens were in very good condition but were slow. First time I encountered slow greens at Cheval. Good practice facility and excellent food.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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