Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club

4.0204000000 4.0 stars from 5 (147)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6443 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

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  • 200 N Inverness Ave, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617, Hillsborough County
  • (813) 988-2601, (813) 988-1791
  • (813) 980-0898
  • www.templeterracegolf.com
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Year built: 1922
Architect(s): Tom Bendelow (1922)
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

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: Appropriate dress includes any of the types of casual attire sold in the Golf Pro Shop.Shirts are to be tucked-in at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6443 yards 70.4 125
White 72 6127 yards 69.0 121
Green 72 5577 yards 66.4 115
Red (W) 72 5417 yards 70.9 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 147 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

131 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens narrow fairways   Great for drinks dinner  

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"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout and all the mature trees. In great shape, best greens we've played in quite a while. 4 hour round. All in all, a great day although I could have golfed better!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average course - Great Greens - poor attention to details"


Hox's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As most of the reviews state - you'll not find any better greens on a non-resort golf course than you find here.

The fairways are plenty wide to hit, but good luck trying to find your ball should you venture off the fairway much. There are so many leaves and uncut weeds just a few feet off the fairway throughout the whole course - you'll spend more time than you should have to trying to locate your ball.

Poor attention to detail gripe #1:

There is not a drop of drinking water on the course - This has been brought up to the staff several times the past few years. There is water available at the clubhouse and vending machines on the course (at least one per nine holes) but $3 for a sugary drink ... c'mon staff - spend a few bucks to put a couple of water jugs out there on each side !

Poor attention to detail gripe #2:

Who's bright idea is it to allow people to use the 10th fairway as a practice range during open play on a Sunday afternoon? I hit a fairly nice drive, clearing the crest of the fairway and staying right in the middle (to avoid all the afore mentioned leaves and tall weeds off the fairway) ... I drive up to find 75+ golf balls scattered throughout the middle of the fairway as a couple was using the down slope side of the hole as a driving range. If this was my first time on the course - I'd think - oh a couple of rude golfers. However - as this is my 5th or 6th time out here in the past few years - this appears to be a standard practice - to use the 10th fairway as a range. A half dozen to a dozen balls - OK - I can live with that. BUT 75+ golf balls ... it took me several minutes to sort through them all to find mine and of course the couple just kept hitting them out on the fairway as our group played through.

Great greens you have ... but poor attention to other course details and your course is only a half a step away from being a "basic public" course !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u7608805's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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


"Course was in great shape"


Csprague66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfect! Slower round then I like due to a slow foursome. But all n all a good day


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Temple Terrace Golf Course"


u525036115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good course for the Tampa area, and the value for the price ($35 w/cart) is worth 5 stars. Bring your putting A game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just Average - Dead leaves everywhere."


shooternow's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

March 17 2017, Trees with fully grown new leaves yet there are dead leaves everywhere. Hard to find your ball even if you hit a good shot. The course itself isn't very nice. The municipal courses where I'm from (Ontario Canada) are much nice and better maintained which is saying a lot. Not worth the 1 hour drive from where we were staying. There are much better courses, save time and money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Best greens in the Tampa area"


Barnett21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track. The greens are in great condition. Pace of play was hampered by a 5 some and a single in front of us. The 5 some teed off from #1 in full view of the clubhouse. ?? The fairways are very tight with not much grass and hard dirt. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens way Too hard"


Btgeach1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play was terrible. A foursome of members would not let a single golfer play through. Another Single golfer caught up to them and finally myself and my partner caught up. The members refused to let anyone play through and multple members would hit multiple balls from the tee box and the fairway. The course should do something about members like this. The greens had dried out so badly by noon you could not stop a ball by any hole on a slope. The ball would roll all the way to the fringe before stopping.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good afternoon"


nairn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice, historic course. In good shape. Historic feel.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, historic course"


nairn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A pleasant tree-lined course with picturesque, moss hanging from the trees and even a sleeping alligator

laying beside a parrallel water hazzard. Greens in great shape and good grass on all the fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day friendly staff"


u000006680511's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and staff. Played in 3hr 40min. Greens were some of the best I've played in Tampa. Over all course was in great shape. Will definitely go back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Members Won't Let You Play Through"


mailman216's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course probably 40+ times. I write this in hopes that someone else says something and maybe the staff sees this...This is a beautiful course, well maintained, and at this course you have a majority of the people that are playing who are members. The members can't stand when outside people come play this course because it used to be private and now it's semi-private (probably because they need more revenue).

I've had plenty of times playing as 2-some or solo where I've come up to the tee and members have turned around, looked at me, saw we were less in numbers than they, and then not even offer to let us play through. Then they cop an attitude when you play right behind them. It's literally a lot of 70+ years old guys who fancy themselves good golfers but really aren't.

I wish the staff or board would do something about it because it'd be a shame if nobody else went to this course and the members just had it all to themselves again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fabulous, classic track. Best greens in Tampa Bay area. $35 w/cart....a bargain"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice simple layout. Beautiful huge live oaks with moss everywhere. Generally open, but a few holes get tight. Some short holes, but those are tricky.

Everything about the place is relaxing and fun. Definitely play it, you will want to come back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we really enjoyed this course, and would definitely play here again.


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


"Greens make the course!"


SJH4158's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Some would say, this classicly designed course is boring, but like a Donald Ross designs, this Tom Bendelow design plays longer than the yardage. Subtle doglegs make the mid-length par 4's play longer, because you must play to the wide side. Don't short side them or it's auto bogey. Par 5's are at a length that offers risk reward for going for them in two. The par 3's are all mid irons or longer, with fall offs on all sides, so hit the middle of the greens. Back 9 is a shot or two tougher, along with moderate elevation changes. Greens are outstanding, and while they look flat, again subtle breaks make holing the putts challenging. Speed is sneaky quick (10-11 on stomp) Only negatives were the fairways are thin of grass, but not so hard you bounce into the ball, and the greens keeper is a little sick with a couple of pins on the false fronts of the greens, and you can putts right off the green on even short putts. Bunkers were consistent, and as good as any course I've played. Hardly anyone there, so played in less than 3 hours, teeing off at 2:25pm. This is the type of course we need more of, very playable, still challenging, and not tricked up. Go play here, it's a great value, and worth every dime!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!"


Nate00013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course! Highly recommended. I have played on several courses around Tampa Bay, and this one is by far the best.


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


"Great old time country club course"


u650216941's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great experience. Booked through Golf Now and were welcomed by friendly pro shop staff. We're allowed to tee off immediately even though we were early for our tee time. Fairways were in good shape for February and the greens were great. Ball rolled fast and true. Had use of all amenities including locker room. Only golf course in Florida to be listed on National Historic Registry. Traditional old time country club course with tree lined fairways. Great experience!


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


"Wide open fairways and almost no water hazards"


John1834077's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were fast and no amateurs playing from the back tees as often happens on the public courses. Very easy to score a low round to boost your golf ego!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice as I remember"


haydenjamesb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rolled into town on short notice. Caught the course for a great price, on a windy, rainy day. Teed off as a 2 some at 3:30.

Finished before 6:30. Nobody on the course. Greens were outstanding.

Had dinner in the clubhouse.

Overall great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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