Babe Zaharias Golf Course

3.7083000000 3.7 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6020 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 11412 Forest Hills Dr, Tampa, Florida 33612, Hillsborough County
  • (813) 631-4374
  • (813) 631-4535
  • www.babezahariasgolf.net
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Year built: 1926
Architect(s): Ron Garl (2004)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6020 yards 69.0 115
Green 70 5531 yards 66.4 112
White 70 5306 yards 65.1 109
Black (W) 72 4808 yards 67.0 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

40 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Vicious Starter"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Starter has the personality of a rattlesnake poise to strike. Manager, ranger and restaurant personnel all very nice. Course short and narrow between houses but small sloping greens makes it challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short but challenging Municipal type course"


extennisnowgolfer's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Only 6000 yards from back tees. As with the 2 other Tampa Sports Authority courses, Rocky Point & Rogers Park, this course is well maintained.. The fairways are plush & the elevated greens roll true & fast. The Par 4's on the back nine are long enough to be Par 5's for short drivers like me who only drive 240 yards. There are few houses visible on the course, & they're no where near play. There are a lot of roads that run parallel to the holes, about 4 holes have roads on both sides of the fairways & that got into my buddies head. This is why the course reminds me of Mayfair Country Club & Rolling Hills Golf Club near Orlando. I enjoyed the course & will return to play it even though my buddy won't.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course, good value"


u000002972554's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Good layout, decent fairways & greens, value price after noon $23 with cart, very good grill food


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


""The Babe""


Hammer26's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Got 18 in before the rains came and they still rank right up there with some of the Orlando high end course for the best greens. Great pace of play....even with three walkers ahead of us. Staff as always very friendly and accommodating. The price was definitely right and the greens while a bit slow ran true from 1 through 18. Always a treat to play......


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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value!"


Ryan6384405's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Overall a really great value for the money. The course is in pretty good shape based on municipal course standards. The main drawbacks to the course is a lack of a driving range and the 7th hole is a "gimmick" hole IMHO. It's not a long course at around 6300yds but it is tight with a few hazards that can come into play and has some tricky greens depending on the pin position.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice course good features"


u000001374196's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good city course - close to city with mature trees and a few ponds.<br/> course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great play"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my round of golf here but the greens needs some work and the fairways grass need to be tended to other then that I enjoy the pace of play and staff there


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"back 9 was closed. played front 9 twice"


u000002486873's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some of the tees are in really bad shape. Some of the fairways are too. But the greens were good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money, on a weekday"


jcc5015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early afternoon on a weekday. Finished under 4 hours and had a lot of fun. The greens were in great shape but the tees were a bit crispy and sandy. Did not take away from a nice day. For what you pay, it was a good deal and a nice quick round. It's not TPC, which is fine because you're not paying a TPC price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Experience"


mrbulk5's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had time to kill before a flight so chose this course as has easy access to major freeways. Was met by a very friendly staff and they got us out 15 minutes prior to our tee time. If you are an above average golfer will want to play the course from the Black Tees as from the Whites would be a bit too short. Some very nice holes as the course has great character. As others have said, the tee boxes need some work and the greens are slow but are consistent with a public course. A few bare spots on some fairways but not too bad. Thought we got good value for our money. Would play there again if in town.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pleasant game"


u000004690570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On Thursday march 13/14 we were 2 foursomes to play this course and we had na lot of fun.The staff is very courteous and nice.The course is some challenge but Ok for moderate players as we all are.


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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice public course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Met by friendly starter and staff. Got off early and finished in less than 4 hours. Course is in good condition, but tee boxes need seeding. Back 9 has 3 holes over 410 yard par 4's. Challenging course for intermediate golfer.


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


"Golf 3/7/2014"


u000002063650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had good time we had a very slow group in front of us but that is. Not the fault of the course. It was in great shape considering thre rain day before


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"quite nice"


uLYEU4958LY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Babe may be short but it does not lack challenges. Many holes are flanked by neighborhood streets so it's easy to hit your tee shot OB. The course was in pretty good condition and the pace of play was fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Babe Zaharias"


tommybar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, nice course and good food. Played 18 holes on a beautiful day. Overall course conditions are good and the greens are fast. I like this course and will be playing here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed our round of golf, just wish the course was in St pete. Not worth the drive through Tampa.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disrespectful person"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a single player in front of us who was laying two balls from different parts of course ex blue tees then white tees<br/> Different sides of green<br/> We were held up for the entire back nine we played leading to others catching up to us<br/> Would not mind if he was out on course by himself but his actions held us up<br/> Never saw a ranger the whole 18 we played<br/> Really liked course challenging yet fair<br/> Will return hope the other guy doesn't,t


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course was fun it was in great shape"


roger3158550's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice course . The fairways were in great shape and the greens proved to be challenging....the staff was great the carts were in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over priced city course"


uXQGI8825XQ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Greens keepers lack in knowledge in how to do pin placement and repairing the old cup hole I could count up to as many as 7 to 12 previous holes on each green. Sand traps were not racked properly and had to much growth on the insides of the sand traps. Fairways had different types of weeds and grass growing in them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great value for good course"


Parrybuck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

two thumbs up for all areas. Nice layout in residential Tampa


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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