South at Bay Palms Golf Complex

4.2450882353 4.2 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6768 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golf attire required, Shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6768 yards 72.4 124
White 72 6244 yards 69.0 123
Gold 72 5317 yards 64.2 110
Red (W) 71 5074 yards 68.9 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

10 out of 11 reviews


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Reviews


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"Course did not honor the GolfNow rate"


apinkney15's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time using golfnow to play this course which is on the MacDill Air Force base. Upon checkin the attendant in the pro shop claimed They had my tee time but didn't see I booked through golfnow and proceeded to charge me the civilian rate of $45. I explained I booked a rate of $37 through golfnow and showed the corresponding email. That price was not honored for what ever reason. Please beware of these tactics employed by their pro shop. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to call golfnow during this transaction.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome Conditions"


psnyder1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Even though they just aerated the greens, they did such a good job finishing that putts still rolled true. The fairways are almost "resort like". Many times in the fairway my ball was sitting up like it was on stiff shag carpet; I could almost see the whole ball. You won't be sorry if you go play this one!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loved playing here"


u000007956044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great track! Beautiful layout. No weak holes and is incredibly scenic. These greens were the best of all the courses I played during my stay. Maybe it was a fluke but the course was not crowded and we played in less than 4 hours.

I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Our New Fave Course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a thrill it was to discover Bay Palms! We played the south course and were blown away by the course. The conditions of the fairways and greens, pace of play and courteous staff were beyond compare. Additionally, ithe magnificent bay view as a backdrop to our play was breath taking! While this is an hour from our home, we will definitely be back!


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


"very nice"


u000008220548's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played 5 rounds on our recent visit and this course was the best that we experienced. Pace of play was perfect and course was in very good condition especially in contrast with some of the others we played. We would definitely return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"a little piece of heaven"


johnson1242's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

this course is beautiful. the greens were fast and consistent. the fairways were in perfect shape.a few of the tee boxes showed signs of wear.however it is the natural setting of the course along the bay on bayshore blvd that was most impressive.with abundant wildlife and many ponds it became an experience to remember.MAKE SURE TOFOLLOW THE RULES<br/> FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE BASE OR YOU WILL NOT PLAY HERE . It is worth the effort to play this fine course. if you never have played here you are missing out The men and women onthis base who do such a great job protecting us deserve a course of this caliper and it was a wonderful experience that i hope to duplicate soon


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First class golf course in excellent codition."


erhjr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at this South Course. Greens were perfect. Fairways in great shape. Very few sand traps. Lots of water but most do not come into play. The layout was very nice. Views of Tampa Bay on multiple holes. The staff was very friendly. The military police at the gate were exceptionally nice and very professional. I will definitely play this course every time I'm in the Tampa area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000005127514's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A hidden gem was concerned about it being a 8:00 am shotgun start no worries played in 4 hours and never waited. Greens were the best around will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Def com 5"


Matt1446327's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is on an active Air Force base and is really pretty incredible. Neat, groomed well, incredible personnel so polite. Just like our military, something to be very proud of. My only issue is why GolfNow shows tee times for reservation that are well within the advance booking requirement in order to clear security for admission to the course! Again, I have no issue with any requirements an active military base has for the privilege to come on base. I have an issue with GolfNow showing any tee times for booking that are within the time required to gain security clearance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The weather was not the best windy and cool. Being from Maine it did not phase me all that much and wind for me is all part of golf. It is a very good course and a fun day of golf. And not one house in sight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Beautiful course with great views."


psnyder1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

The South "Bay" Course is a challenging course with multiple carries over or around water features. The greens are perfect. The staff is super friendly and genuinely want you to enjoy your experience at their course. The carts all have GPS which aid in club selection and pace of play. You won't regret playing this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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