Scepter Golf Club

3.7692000000 3.8 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6717 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 1226 Newport Loop, Sun City Center, Florida 33573, Hillsborough County
  • (813) 634-4393
  • (813) 633-6695
  • scepter.clublink.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Chip Powell (2005)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6717 yards 72.8 134
Orange 72 6378 yards 70.9 131
White 72 6071 yards 69.1 127
Green 72 5481 yards 66.5 118
Red (W) 72 5208 yards 70.1 120
Gold (W) 72 4846 yards 68.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


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"It's okay"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So I'll start off by telling you, there are comparable courses in the area that will give you a better deal for your bucks. I've played here a few times and had no problems. Although this time the Ranger approached me and my group and accused us of hitting into the group in front of us, without asking us if we did or not, which we did not. At the end of the round I went in and told the manager in the proshop who offered an apology. As for the course we played Ibis then Osprey, the t boxes are not in too bad of a shape, the fairways and greens have their moments of being worn thin and patchy. There are no GPS on the carts and the scorecards do not have the yardage for the blue tees, the pro said "when we changed the course, we did not order new scorecards because most of our players don't play from the tips". There has never been a cart girl on the course, so be prepared. I live in Ruskin and only play the course when my Sunday group goes, if I had my way we would play either Renaissance or Cypress creek. One last thing, be prepared for a really slow round on the weekend. Hey ranger Rick help speed up play, if you're going to do a job, don't do it half of it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Lots of water for errant shots"


peckhad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course in good condition. Greens were a little on the slow side, but I suspect the mowers are set higher with the area in draught. Welcoming gentleman at the pro shop.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GolfNow Hot Deal"


aeash's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Our Snowbird condo is located right on the Ibis course first tee. Never could afford winter rates but got a summer rate Hot Deal. Being a Michigander I find Florida courses being in poor shape and different overall. This was the best of the 4 FL courses played so far. Enjoyed it very much with 3 friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Enjoyed playing and would play again"


Chester1948's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing ibis course and wished we could have played the other nine of scepter as we have not played it yet. Pace was a bit held up but not bad. We did not have any drink or food after as we were not sure it that was open to non members.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Okay Course"


sccgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a private course I thought it would be in better shape than it was. It wasn't that it was in that bad of shape but that it wasn't any better than the public courses that we play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2017

Thank you for the review. The course now has a new superintendent and is looking very good for summer 2017. We hope you come out and play the course again.


"Surprised"


tom4834726's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a private course that allows GN in during the summer. I was totally disappointed. All around condition and routing were no better than local public facility. It appears new ownership is letting this one go.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyed"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to be"


uZDXW9584ZD's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great layout, not long but have to be straight or else in the water almost every hole -- one suggestion when you go there -- be sure to look out the sign, it could end up someone's backyard as the cart path wondering around ...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Only open to the public in the FL off-season!"


jwk3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a private course & only open to the public during off season. It is a beautiful & well maintained course. It is a bit hard to navigate, so watch closely for signs to next tee. A few club members and the starter seemed none too happy with us non-members playing their course. Starter told our foursome we were not really supposed to be there, that GolfNow really screwed up giving us a morning tee time. He was rude and clearly annoyed we were there. This outing was a scouting round for us. We and our spouses are locals and are looking for a home course and club. We really love this golf course, but all of us were very offended and put off by how we as visitors were received and treated!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens were nicely cut"


u768532636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape and everything was well taken care of. Will be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Quiet, hidden gem in the area"


flyboy1181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time 2 weeks ago and found it to be a nice course. I had never heard of the course before until seeing it appear on golf now. I'm glad I gave this course a shot. The back nine of the course appeared to hold the rain a little more as some fairways felt very squishy, but it was to be expected as it rained heavily over night. The course overall was in really good shape with nice greens and fairways. Remember to pay attention to where you are going as you have to drive down many of the neighborhood roads to get to your next tee box. To me this course is a hidden gem of the area. I would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/08/2016

Thanks so much for your honest review. The Scepter Green Team is working hard to make this the Best course in the area, hope to see you soon.


"Scepter Golf Club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

11:23 tee time for $16.05 thru GN.com. Teamed up w/ 3 nice fellas: Jason, Winston, & Paul. Very nice layout in subdivision setting. In very nice condition. Tee boxes, fairways, & greens plush. Bunkers in good shape. Greens healing well from recent aerification: not real smooth but pretty fast. Scepter GC recently joined Golfnow for the summer but will probably not be available once Snowbirds are back in force, so I suggest this course be tried immediately. Carts are battery powered w/ windshield & rain cover in back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



"Good Layout"


u000006073836's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are having greens problem..very slow should be better by the time the snow birds arrive. Nice to have finally played it since it is normally private but would really like to play it when the greens are back to normal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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