Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club

3.3289000000 3.3 stars from 5 (225)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7033 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 801 Golf & Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
  • (813) 645-6212
  • (813) 645-6824
  • www.apollobeachgolf.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1962)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Paspalum Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7033 yards 73.9 127
White 72 6315 yards 70.4 125
Gold 72 5701 yards 67.5 119
Red (W) 72 5047 yards 69.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 225 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
85
3 stars:
75
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

170 out of 223 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"First Time here"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was fast and friendly service, not bad course a little sandy. Considering I am a beginner golfer and dont keep score it was ok for me guys behind us were irritating a bit because they were so fast lol But loved the day! Thanks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1873970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u000006130079's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is great beauty here -- birds, water views, homes, and the greens are pretty good. This is a fair price for a fair course, but it is not great golf. Far too slow, inconsistent parirings,, little supervision to speed things up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1447781's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course not designed for the average golfer. Far too much water. I suggested it might have been designed by Jacques Cousteau.

The fairways were too inconsistant in condition. The greens were in horrible condition. Very bumpy. The speed ranged from very slow to very fast.

I probably would not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 03/08/2017:

Thanks for the 4 stars!

"Apollo Beach GC"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A fun layout but greens and fairways are not properly maintained. Greens are bumpy and some have sizable bare spots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



muggsmullins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 03/15/2017:

Come join us again in the near future!

"not worth the price"


andreas64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens and fairways were in very bad shape it was like playing in a field. Pace of play was very good because it wasn't busy i guess because most people know that it is in bad shape. Staff were good. The pictures do no justice of the conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/04/2017

I played the course on 3/3/17. I saw the reviews but wanted to check for myself to verify. They were correct. The greens were awful. Bumpy, not a lot of grass on them and large dirt patches on them. The fairways had plenty of bald spots all over and the tees were pretty beaten up. Apollo will probably respond as it was the dry weather or hope you come back again. You have totally lost this course and I don't know at this point of you can restore it but it's not worth playing in this shape. Sorry for the negative comments but I call them truthfully.


"Enjoyable round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went as single and 3some I was scheduled with were very friendly! Course. was very friendly and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 03/17/2017:

Excellent! It's always great when you get paired up with friendly people. It makes for a very enjoyable round of golf. We appreciate your 5 stars and we hope to see you out here again soon!

"Nice layout but so so shape"


Daniel1033's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout which makes it appealing to play. However it is in fair shape and needs a lot of TLC. The greens roll good but very bumpy. I almost want to say don't recommend to a friend unless can get a price no bigger than $26-28.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 03/16/2017:

We appreciate your feedback, Daniel, and we hope you join us for another round in the near future. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.


Antwan3221048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/28/2017:

We are sorry you feel this way, Antwan. We hope you join us for another round soon!

"Winter golf"


u952571976's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played here before. Greens not smooth, bare spots on fairways. Very busy. Could be a decent course if it got a little love


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/28/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you out here again soon.


poppy717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Play course once every 2 weeks since Oct. and each time

course is getting worse condition wise.

Fairways very dry and sandy. Greens are getting very bumpy.

Too bad because it is a great layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/28/2017:

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback. The lack of rain this past fall was not ideal but our staff continues to work hard every day to improve course conditions.

"Slow as a turtle"


kelleymiller's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got behind a women's 18 hole league. Most of the ladies hit 100 or less yardage and would wait until the group in front of them would clear green and proceed to next hole. They started on back nine at 8am must have played two holes and began front 9 at 830 we started at 840 four minutes before scheduled tee time and did not finish 18 holes until 1:10.. I would not play on thursdays again unless I could go out before them. Too long for easy course..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/22/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the pace of play was not as enjoyable as it could be. Please join us for another round soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/22/2017:

We look forward to your next round with us.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/14/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars!

"Looooong Round"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was excited to try the course because I just moved here and the locals kept mentioning it. So I get here and the staff is rude right off the get go. And one guy that works there says "yea this course sucks, it's in pretty bad shape". What a great way to start a round. Just when you think that this can't get worse, EVERY HOLE I was waiting to play my shot. Literally every single shot. There were "rangers" on the course but there weren't pushing anyone. This turned out to be a 5 hour round. I also have to deal with this on Saturday because I booked it for my dad and I. I will not be back after Saturday


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/14/2017:

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback. We are sorry to hear that the pace of play was not as enjoyable as it could be. Hopefully your round on Saturday was more enjoyable!


William9206903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf Club on 02/08/2017:

Thank you, William! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"The greens were in poor condition"


Eagleron's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course was fair but the greens were in very poor shape. There were a few places where we were putting through dirt. The pace of play was also very slow and I believe the place may have been overbooked. It took over 5 hours to play and we waited on every hole.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 02/02/2017:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you don't have a more positive experience to share. We hope to get another chance to exceed your expectations.

Commented on 02/05/2017

Thanks for your honest opinion. I live close to the course and love the layout but won't play there until they improve the course condition.



u838067483's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club on 01/23/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars!


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