Saddlebrook at Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort

3.9919000000 4.0 stars from 5 (123)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6480 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543, Pasco County
  • (813) 973-1111
  • (813) 907-4239
  • www.saddlebrook.com
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Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Dean Refram, Ed Seay (1986), Arnold Palmer (1986)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Saddlebrook Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6480 yards 72.3 142
White 70 5869 yards 69.1 137
Gold 70 5349 yards 66.6 123
Red 70 4722 yards 63.9 117
Red (W) 70 4722 yards 68.4 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 123 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

99 out of 120 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Summertime in Florida"


Tembla1126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Saddlebrook many times and always enjoyed it. Playing in central Florida inJuly means being prepared for rain and we got caught today...that's why only 9 holes. Still...a great day at a great facility....wonderful lunch in the main lodge...as always.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course but bring $1 bills"


Bruno137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saddlebrook course was in great shape. Starter was very friendly and informative about course. A lot of fun to play. If/when you play here, make sure you have plenty of $1 bills to tip staff. You cannot park your own car (valet), they shuttle you to clubhouse (tip), someone else loads up your clubs (tip) and then you do it all again after the round. Also, be prepared to spend $35-$40 for a 6 pack of beer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely and Challenging"


barrysib's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Saddlebrook course offers magnificent views, and challenging holes. I note that it is now a par 70, which means there are very long par 4's. Get a GolfNow discount,, and you will enjoy every hole.


Player Tip: Do not play after a rain storm. This course does not hold water well.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Ray1142096's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding Course!!! This is one of the best courses is the Tampa area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great resort"


G232468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Saddlebrook course which is easier than Palmer course. Still challenging , fabulous resort environment and was in great condition. Plus, got a great last minute deal! . I would play there again and recommend it to anyone. Bring your one's for tipping for full service provided...from valet parking to cleaning your clubs you'll need it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well taken care of"


u894543088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Myself and the course we're well looked after. The staff really knows what they're doing and overall I had a good experience. One group was a little slow but that's par for the course for a Friday in Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


uHKKL3498HK's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the low price we paid, the course conditions were exceptional--green fairways and greens, good drainage from the rain the day before, friendly staff, hot dog and drink included. Could not have asked for a nicer day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value for 37$$$"


u00000148602's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Positive-course was in good shape for Florida mid summer..wet but greens were in good shape.

Negative- in off season staff didn't seem to care, no bag drop service, limited cart girl and starter didn't pair people up to improve pace of play.

If you have the choice play Palmer over saddlebrook course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Some issues as regards greens, tee boxes and fairways"


uYADK9326YA's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course has a nice layout, but I noticed deterioration of conditions on the greens, tee boxes and fairways. A number of tee boxes had uneven lies and they are losing some of the greens and fairways.
Staff was outstanding and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed in Saddlebrook Cource"


jamesbruha's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played the Palmer course 7 years ago and remember it in very good condition and overall impression of Saddlebrook was positive. Sadly that is no longer the case. Greens and tee boxes on Saddlebrook course in very poor condition. No course managers to maintain pace of play. No ice water anywhere on the course, just lukewarm old water fountains. 7.50 for a domestic beer from the cart? Fortunately I only paid $25 on golfnow for the tee time, but I feel sorry for full-paying guests. Overall impression of the Saddlebrook neighborhood is that the place has gotten run down. May have been a high end destination in the 80s and 90s but no longer. They need to check out Streamsong Resort nearby for some tips on running a high end destination for golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Golf now special rate"


Anthony4883428's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The three of us landed a value rate of $50 which included lunch (hot dog and drink). The overall course conditions and service exceeded that value. I will say that our only complaint is that there were many greens that are in need of serious attention. Fortunately the damage was usually around the fringe areas but nonetheless they need some improvement. The fairways and rough were in excellent condition as were the tee boxes. The scorecard distances were different than that of he tee box distances, which we found odd.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OMG What happened?"


johnny4875's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times. I have never seen it this poor. They did just punch the greens so leave that out. Greens are damaged in a lot of area. Tee boxes and many areas in terrible shape. It is $80 to play here right now. That's a joke. We quit after 7 holes strictly because of conditions. This course was fantastic before. I'm not exaggerating when u say it's bad. I can play anywhere. If I quit playing its bad. They gave me a rain check when j complained. I gave it away. I don't get how you let it get this way. They need to close and fix. Palmer course is in good shape. Play that. I hope they read this and get it together. You are saddlebrooke for crying out loud. Don't ruin your rep.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Would like to come back"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful. Typical complaint of slow play. Waited ~5-10min on each hole.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"not worth the money"


rbkb55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have worked and played at multiple courses over my years. If I am going to shell out 120 dollars I better be impressed. In the case of Saddlebrook I was very disappointed. The course is average at best. The condition was okay... The greens were fast but patchy. The rough was maintained but not to the level of the price they are asking. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Average course"


Mike7906319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways, tee boxes was very average for this area. This is a $40 course, not $110. It didn't look like any course changes or updates have happened in quite a while. Bare spots in some spots. Two gatorades cost $7.50. Can't imagine what alcohol costs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Saddlebrook course"


uLDSO4703LD's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall condition of the course was very nice. Very disappointed in the greens because of the over seeding which caused them to be very slow. I would recommend anyone play this course at least once. It is a little pricey for the quality. Other courses equally as nice for far less money. I will not pay the money to play again. Also didn't like the fact that we had no other choice than to have valet parking. Another cost!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Lefthacker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course is great . Make sure u can hit a straight ball. Beautifully age course. All most crapped when bought a can pop for 4.50 and that's not including a shot of whiskey!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fairways"


Juan6780339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was no grass on many areas of the fairways and the green were not as good as in the past.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Très beau terrain"


Sylpro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

un bon terrain toujours bien entretenu Par un personnel très competent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Christmas play"


Dalson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good pace of play. Fairways in solid condition. Easy rough. Soft, fluffy beach sand in the bunkers. Greens were slow, a bit thin and several had bare, ragged patches. Staff was very friendly but the resort is showing its age. A bit worn like the greens. $9 for a hot dog? Seriously, this place isn't that exclusive. Discounted fees, OK. Was not worth the full price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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