Plantation Palms Golf Club

3.3609000000 3.4 stars from 5 (133)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6735 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL 34639
  • (813) 996-4653
  • (813) 996-7114
  • www.plantationpalms.net
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): David Harman (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
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: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, bermuda shorts req, no denim

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6735 yards 72.6 139
White (W) 72 6240 yards 76.4 138
White 72 6240 yards 70.1 131
Gold (W) 72 5790 yards 73.9 133
Gold 72 5790 yards 67.8 127
Red (W) 72 5313 yards 70.8 132

Course Updates

  • Renovations and new course ownership: After closing in 2014, Plantation Palms reopened in December of 2016 under new ownership. You can read updates to the renovation in progress here. After closing in 2014, Plantation Palms reopened in December of 2016 under new ownership. You can read updates to the renovation in progress here.
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Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 133 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

98 out of 131 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include forced carries water hazards bunkers  

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"Gettin there"


mdwstrat's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is coming back. You can see it's fairly early in the process, and they'd benefit a lot from some rain. That said, it's an interesting layout, the greens are fast and roll true, and the people there are nice. Will definitely be back and I'm looking forward to seeing the course grow into itself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"hope it rains soon to speed up the recovery"


u000005761844's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

the owners are doing everything they can to redeem this layout. but lack of rain in the past several months is making that difficult. hope they can keep things together until the rainy season is upon us.

layout is difficult but can be interesting for most everyone except beginners.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good vale"


John4151893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were told by the pro that it's a work in progress and it is. But, the greens were fine and the layout is fantastic. It's a great deal for under &30. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Johnma's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017

Reviewed on

Green very good. Fairways need some work. Rangers try very hard to keep pace going. Nice weather and good deal from Golfnow. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"On the rebound"


Bryan2636760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

This course has only been reopened for 3 months, after being closed down for 3 years. The new ownership definitely has it headed in the right direction. Can't wait to play again and see the improvements.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in decent condition"


u3462338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is in decent condition since it reopened. The booked too many tee times at once and backed up the holes. So the pace of play was really slow. It took 2.5 hours to play 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still needs work"


David3691924's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
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Reviewed on

This course reopened after being shut down for about five years. Of course the greens and tees fell apart during that five-year layoff.

The new ownership has a lot of ambitious plans and the layout of the course is good. But the fairways and greens still have a long way to go.

If the course every recovers it will be certainly be above average probably rated good as a course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible shape"


tkgolf1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played the course just after it re opened it wasn't in great shape which is understandable. Waited a couple of months, gave it another chance, maybe in a couple years, no grass, greens have large holes filled with sand.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Stay in the fairways to appreciate the course"


Jason6097333's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can tell it is a work in progress but there's great potential. The greens are ridiculously fast and the hazards are well placed. It does lack mature grass off of the fairways and greens which can make for some interesting shots if you hit a bad tee shot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Getting Better, Not Easier"


gorlicka's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ace Golf is doing a great job getting the course in shape after several years of not being used. There is still work to be done, but the greens are in very good condition, and rolling too fast for my skill level. The marshals roaming the course really do try to solve problems, warn about congestion ahead, and move things along. There is a premium on course management. Hitting to the wrong place will cost you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Improving"


uEJQB2412EJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is continuing to improve after reopening.

Play was slow but there were gaps where a foursome wasn't keeping up with the group ahead. There was a ranger driving around but my observation- I never saw him address the problem. He must do more than make a showing; politely address the issue with the slow groups. Hate slow play, we're all not pros, keep the pace up so everyone can enjoy their round!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Plantation Palms"


u000004296515's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course but the fact that it just reopened after being closed for several years in needs so tender loving care. Looking forward to playing it next yr .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is long but a fun layout. The staff, from the starter to the course ranger, went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our round, The course is coming back nicely and I intend to be a regular here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is very good and tight for most golfers who spray the ball with lots of water hazards and no forgiveness around the greens. The course has just reopened about three months ago and has all new greens and are very hard making it difficult for your ball to hold. It will take a year or two for this course to mature.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not ready for play"


Dale6996688's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Should have stayed. closed another year. Course overloaded so very slow play. Several groups in front of us quit at the turn--i should have.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


rdanner30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is coming back well. Pace of play was awful with waiting on almost every shot.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"OK for now"


laker9239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In a couple years it will be awesome. Some of the greens are rock hard and slippery.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Staff"


dtabbert's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is making its way back. Probably one of the best layouts in Tampa IMHO. Greens and t-boxes are in good shape but everything else is a little "raggedy around the edges". Well worth the price though and they freely admit the course is a work in progress since reopening. The staff in the pro shop was void of personality. There was a mix-up in my online reservation through golfnow. They just looked at me with a blank stare even though I showed them the confirmation email I had. I called golfnow to discuss and put them on speakerphone. Golfnow rep was great and resolved things quickly. Guy in pro shop didn't thank the golfnow rep for his time nor apologize to me for inconvenience during/after phone call. I finally thanked the golfnow rep before hanging up. Afterwards, the guy said he was called earlier in the morning by golfnow once golfnow realized there was a problem. But that was it, he never apologized for forgetting or anything!! Other than the lack of professionalism and personality, all others on staff around the course were friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/17/2017

I couldn't agree more. They have a problem communicating with/through GolfNow and I even got an emailed cancellation from the course the morning I was supposed to play. I called and corrected that, and when I arrived, they still said I had no tee time. Frustrating. Then when we got that worked out, I waited and watched at the tee as they allowed TWO fivesomes in a row to tee off ahead of our foursome. This is not typical of Ace Golf who runs their other courses very well. They better pay more attention to this course's management.



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