Bloomingdale Golfers Club
|Red (W)||73||5397 yards||72.3||131|
|Raccoon M: 75.0/136||385||435||226||564||412||439||197||443||546||3647||415||418||407||175||547||427||514||206||409||3518||7165|
|Blue M: 72.0/130||342||410||183||554||390||404||175||410||512||3380||385||395||387||154||520||402||488||176||373||3280||6660|
|Green M: 70.9/127||334||381||175||525||375||385||158||400||505||3238||368||370||366||145||511||387||472||166||363||3148||6386|
|White M: 69.4/123||316||367||154||510||343||368||138||388||485||3069||355||355||359||129||471||375||449||129||347||2969||6038|
|Red W: 72.3/131||280||338||139||478||321||337||126||301||433||2753||341||310||308||101||396||330||427||96||335||2644||5397|
Despite recent monsoons the course was surprisingly dry. The course layout is challenging. You have to play smart and position your drive and second shots of holes 9 and 16 . The greens were in great shape but slower than usual. The pace of play was fine despite a large group teeing off ahead of us. I would definitely recommend this course and plan to play it again soon. It was great value for the price. The staff was also extremely friendly.
Bloomingdale Golfers Club - Tampa's Best Ride
Built in the mid-80s by the prolific Floridian architect, Ron Garl, Bloomingdale Golfers Club is simply a great facility. It is ALL about the golf. From the practice grounds to the grill, you are hard pressed to find anything better in the Tampa area. Back in my mini-tour days (when BGC was private), this was the course I based out of for the Florida/Georgia swing. There was no lack of terrific players to find a game with and to throw down a wager or two (or twelve ;)
As a semi-public facility, today, it still shines. Water hazards abound (13 lakes!), old oaks come into play, course conditions are usually superior and the greens run very fast and very true (they use a Champion Dwarf bermuda - plays like bent WITH grain. Yeehaa!!) They are owned by Fore Golf Partners, a golf management group based in Virginia, and they still offer memberships which allow for reciprocal play on all of FGP's courses. Golf Digest has had great things to say about the course (perennial 4 Stars), through the years, including a description of how good the par 5s are - perhaps a collection as good as any in the state. I fully agree. The par 3s ain't too shabby, either ;)
Challenging and fun
This course was very difficult, but the pace was great and it was a lot of fun.
There is a lot of water so unless you're accurate be ready to lose some balls.
I'll be back when I'm better!
Due to all the rain we've had here in Florida they have a lot of work to do to get the course back.
The driving range was torn up, but they still charged for range balls. Several tee boxes have temporary tees do to resodding.
I will let the course recovery before I go back.
Challenging Course with great value
Course rewards fairway hits but plays difficult out of the rough. I have played the course multiple times and consistently shoot 3-4 strokes over my handicap due to the layout of the hazards. Greens are excellent for this time of year. Will definitely come back.
When we booked our tee times with the course directly - they did not mention the greens had been punched and sanded earlier in the week. Nor did they mention it when we paid our fees, nor did they offer any type of discount. The front nine greens were OK, mostly playable with little impact from the maintenance. The back nine was a completely different story. Every green had lots of sand on them and the ball bounced like it was going across year's old asphalt. Only one drinking station per nine is completely unsatisfactory, considering the heat and humidity in mid-June. At least a third of the tee boxes were nothing more than weed patches interspersed throughout a pile of sand.
The real grip is the fact the course expects golfers to pay full greens fees under these extremely poor course conditions. I'd recommend staying as far away from this course as possible, unless you like wasting your time and money on a very poorly kept up course.
Great course but...
The course was super wet, the greens were punched and it was 90 degrees rules so not enjoyable.
Tee boxes need a lot of work
Course wasn’t in that great of condition. Tee boxes are in really bad condition. Greens had way to much sand on them, so much the flag wouldn’t go down in the cup all the way. The maintenance staff would talk and drive by in the middle of the backswing. A lot of things need attention
This is an awesome course, suffering from a year of rough weather. I'm confident that it will be restored in short order if the weather cooperates. Meanwhile, the green fees are reasonable, and the staff all work hard to ensure a great time.
Course needs work
I've played here a number of times before and found the course in much better shape. Bunkers were terrible, greens were ok.
Great place! Helpful staff and great food a well!!
I love the layout the course it makes you hit every club in your golf bag. The greens are in great shape, Ooo the pizza is outstanding. Had a Great day!!!
Loved this course!!
We had a great time today!! All courses in the area are suffering as a result of no rain. This being said, this course was in the best condition of all the ones we have played on our trip so far. The people are super friendly! The setting is beautiful and lots of cool looking birds. Tee boxes could use some work, the fairways were good but the greens were awesome. The restaurant was good and the craft beer selection very good. This is the best quality for value so far. Well done!!
Great course for the money
The course is close to the house and could be In better condition. Actually this could be a great course with a top notch greens keeper and ownership spending a little money on it. Its great for a round after work to get your game on par for the weekend.
Except for thin fairways, this course is in terrific condition. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. It hasn't rained much in the last 2 months, so that is contributing to thin fairways.