Plantation Palms Golf Club

3.3488000000 3.3 stars from 5 (129)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6735 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL 34639
  • (813) 996-7122
  • (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 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 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 129 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

94 out of 127 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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"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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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
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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"


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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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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
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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.


"Terrible management."


u456113595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed on

We were forced to play with another pair against our wishes, then scolded multiple times for playing "slow". When we explained that the pair they paired us with were slow they talked down to us like a bunch of idiots. When we finished the manager came out and scolded us once more for good measure. This was the worst experience I have had at any golf course. There are many better courses in the area in terms of both course and overall experiences.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A work in progress"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Longest round we've ever played. Over 6 hours. Foursomes packed in so the pace of play was horrific. No water to be found on the course which was definitely not cool. Some of the greens were just awful. I get it's a work in progress so may revisit in the Spring.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really coming along"


jiraf's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course now 5 or 6 times since it reopened late last year. Each time, the course just gets better and better. The greens are super fast now, especially compared to when it first reopened. The tee boxes are in great shape, and the fairways are recovering nicely. The layout of this course is great. It is very challenging, especially for a high handicapper like me, but fun nonetheless. The blue tees should actually be the black (pro), the whites the blues, etc, and they should add another set of shorter tees. I typically play the white tees at other courses and find the gold tees at plantation palms to be similar. The pace of play is a bit slow and I think it is due to the "renovation pricing" that is in effect. For under $30, everyone and anyone is playing this course right now so be prepared for a 5 hour round. The refreshment cart is great, and so is the restaurant on site - Mulligans Irish Pub. The driving range is still not open, so teeing off on the first hole without a proper warm up is always interesting, but it is due to open the first week of March.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Plantation Palms Golf Course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a beautiful looking layout but is much too difficult for the average player. I am a 5 handicap and playing from the white tees, there were at least six par 4's that were unreachable in regulation. My wife played from the ladies tees and the course was impossible for her to navigate. I would strongly suggest that they place another set of tees at least 50 yards ahead of the current tees to be played by ladies and seniors. If they do not do this, very few people including myself will return to play this course again especially since it was not in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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