Bloomingdale Golfers Club

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3.9
304
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
86.6%
Recommend this course
251 out of 302 reviews
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3.8
10
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
49
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7165
Slope 136
Rating 75.0
Type Semi-Private
Bloomingdale Golfers Club sits on 220 acres of natural terrain with 100-year-old oaks, natural marsh preserves teeming with wildlife, fields of flowers, and thirteen lakes. Here you'll find a true Golfers Club -- no pools, no tennis courts, just Florida Golf at its finest. Tree lined fairways, pampas grass, massive waste areas, deep grass bunkers and contoured greens tempt golfers to play a round. Golf Digest described Bloomingdale Golfers Club as having the best collection of par 5's on one golf course as they have seen. Bloomingdale, which has been ranked #9 in Florida by Golfweek Magazine, is dedicated to preserving the natural appeal of the land. Course residents include a bald eagle, several sandhill cranes, sixty species of semi-rare birds, and the ever-present raccoon...the course trademark.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Raccoon 72 7165 yards 75.0 136
Blue 72 6660 yards 72.0 130
Green 72 6386 yards 70.9 127
White 72 6038 yards 69.4 123
Red (W) 73 5397 yards 72.3 131
Scorecard for Bloomingdale
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 9 3 17 5 13 1 15 7 11 14 2 12 18 6 8 10 16 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 15 1 11 7 17 13 3 8 12 14 16 2 10 4 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1983) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf Attire required, Collared shirts required, Tank tops, tee shirts, jeans, cutoffs, are not permitted

Reviews

3.9
304

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Forced Carries 26
Bunkers 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 18

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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 ;)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair shape

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Hox
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Horrible experience

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but...

The course was super wet, the greens were punched and it was 90 degrees rules so not enjoyable.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough condition

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Bloomingdale Golf Club on 04/30/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Bloomingdale Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Great place! Helpful staff and great food a well!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

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!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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