Rocky Point Golf Course

3.5040117647 3.5 stars from 5 (55)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6328 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6328 yards 70.5 119
White 71 5736 yards 68.2 114
Green 71 5331 yards 66.5 110
Red (W) 71 4925 yards 67.9 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 55 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

42 out of 54 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Good value"


pmawyer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course has a good mix of short through long holes and the greens were in very good condition. The fairway and rough could use a little work, but we also played half the round in the rain. For my first time out there, I thought the course was worth the money and I would return again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"What happened?"


Bucki68's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played here about two months ago and the course was in great shape. Not a overly tough course but a good to walk and the greens/fairways were in great shape. Not the case yesterday. Grass is gone on the fairways and the greens. Greens rolled really fast (because the grass isn't growing). Tees were in bad shape also. I hope they get it back to the shape it was in.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Decent Public Course"


ddotson2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Rocky Point isn't flashy, but its proximity to the airport is a positive as you can go from the plane to the first tee in fifteen minutes. It's a public course with a simple layout and typical public course conditions. $25 for twilight play is pretty fair. Nothing to write home about.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad!"


rholden11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course layout is really good. The staff is friendly! The only problem is the greens are in rough shape. and by rough I mean if other golfers would fix their ball marks it would be a lot better. You can tell the crew puts some love into the course but it's up to us golfers to fix our marks! I'll be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Re-Construction"


mhoszko's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Back nine is closed - totally being redone. Front nine is very slow - greens need work and many patches where a weed wacker would come in handy. When they finish the back nine, they will do the front nine. Do not play at any price for now...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"challenge, 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 02/11/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

challenging layout, lots of water holes, some tight drives & approach shots, good greens, good grill room, slow round very busy course, can be soggy after rain, good value for $30


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The best of the Tampa Sports Authority courses"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Really good layout with some challenge but very fair design. I really enjoyed my round and look forward to playing again one day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Fun course"


east44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in better condition than expectred for a city owned course. It has some challenging holes. Even though there were others on the course, there was no waiting time. We will play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u000007582676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great day. It had rained a couple if days earlier and I guess the course is not draining as fast as before because it was really wet for a 1pm tee time. Overall though, it was enjoyable. I would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a Deal!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow got me and a friend on for $10 apiece. A third joined us later for full price $25. I think the normal prices are relatively fair for the course. The fairway roughs needed to be trimmed a bit, but overall the course was well groomed. The greens were nice, playing very slow. Length and pin placement were adequate. Wind plays a factor on this course, especially on the back 9. They have a driving range and putting green. Generally, a fun course. The back 9, has some fun holes and there are a few par 4s with modest length but narrow entry. 14 or 15 is tough, the hole with the creek plays REALLY long. Staff is friendly and the usual starter is nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cslow play. No ranger. Long shaggy greens."


Harley4749009's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waste of time. 13 holes in 4 hours. No ranger and course was in horrible condition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One mile from my home, but I only play here about once a year"


wright2k's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I get on planes and fly all over the country to play golf. When I'm not doing that, I have no problem driving 2-3 hours to play golf somewhere within the state of Florida. So why don't I play Rocky Point more often, considering it is literally the closest golf course to my home? Because they aren't worth it. First of all, they almost never allow singles to book a Hot Deal on GolfNow.com. That's bad business and it clearly is an ownership decision, because their partner courses do the exact same thing. Since I cannot book a Hot Deal as a single (which is how I play about 90% of my golf), that leaves me to pay their normal rates and I refuse to do that. Why would I give Rocky Point $20 and up, when I can play so many other better courses (The Eagles, Northdale, Crescent Oaks, Bloomingdale, The Claw at USF, etc) for $15 or less in the summertime? Until ownership/management of Rocky Point realize that they are driving actual golfers away, I will continue to drive by them on my way to/from other area courses. Oh, and when I drive by, there is usually nobody out there or just some guy wearing jeans looking for his ball near the road.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"We find it in good shape with moderate difficulty"


dhvader's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed course close to home, very reasonable, moved along well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the money"


Dee1705906's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Great course for the money. We were staying in Tampa over nite after being on a cruise and wanted to play a nice course at a good price. One of the other passangers over heard my conversation and recommended this course. It was everything he said and more great par 3's and the par 5's were challenging but fair. The staff was very friendly and helpful and welcome us to this course.<br/> Overall great round of golf and enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course but needs work"


spico586's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is nice and big which is awesome. Some of the greens looked awesome but some needed some work. Biggest complaints is that there was no water out on the course on a 95 degree day. There was a lot of people walking the course and not to have water is bad. Every other course I've been to has water all over the course and it's a cheaper course. Also when we went in to the bar the water they had was warm and there was no ice. I had to ask the lady for ice and she gave attitude about it. I would like to return to this course again but only if this is fixed because it is to hot in Florida not to be hydrated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Thursday Morning play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not crowded and pace was very relaxed. Grounds were in great shape, putting green was closed due to sanding. The weather was typical Florida, HOT! Great track for a fun time. Front nine is playable by most players, back nine is a little more challenging but still moderate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


gtisch12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Course conditions are fair. Fairways and rough in good shape. Greens need a lot of work. Should be stripped and redone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything in AAA+ shape aside from the tee boxes. Fun layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice playing conditions"


u000001128378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tees, fairways and greens were all in great shape. There were a few low areas which held some water and the some of the bunkers were unplayable. Overall, an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value!"


u000001299983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course remains in good shape and enjoyed the few changes they have made.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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