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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6614 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.9

This 23-acre Victorian-style resort overlooks the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The Donald Ross-designed Belleview Biltmore golf course was renovated in 2001 at a cost of over $2.4 million. Greens and tees were rebuilt, a new irrigation system was installed and new cart path laid. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club is the closest championship golf course to Clearwater Beach.

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Greens Tiff Eagle Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Shriver Golf Acadamy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed, Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Course Updates

Belleview Biltmore closed their golf course in 2017 for an extensive remodeling job. The club plans to reopen in 2019 as a private club

Reviews

4.0
16 Reviews (16)
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4.0
First Time Playing

Classic design

Great Donald Ross design. Greens were very tough and in good shape. Great bunkers too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Classic Layout

We played Belleview Biltmore GC on a Saturday in late January. The weather was cloudy, cold and windy, so scoring conditions were tough! It was our first time playing the course and we were excited to play another classic Donald Ross course.

Pro shop staff were friendly and provided a course guide book which proved helpful in navigating the holes.

The back tees stretch to just over 6600 yards and 7 play longer than 395 yards with 3 longer than 435. The back in particular is the longer of the two nines at 3400 yards.

In classic Donald Ross form all of the greens were elevated with run off slopes. Most holes had cross bunkers that pinched the fairways and you think off the tee. The par fours in particular proved a good test. The par 5's all solid if not spectacular. The par 3's require strong ball striking. Severe run off on the right side of he 180 yard 8th no doubt catches its share of good but not good enough shots! The tee shot on the 5th is a little awkward from the back tee as a tree stand on right blocks the right 1/3 of the fairway, players playing a right to left ball will struggle with this one.

Overall good course and one I will play again when next in FLA. Solid classic layout. Play it you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Previously Played

It's not the course

I have played this course many times in past years. However, I am not commenting about course conditions today. Poor experience with a difficult club pro. Will not return at any point to play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A Donald Ross Gem

I love this golf course. From the historic clubhouse to the layout and condition come step back in time and play this Donald Ross Gem.

The bunkers are strategically placed, the fairways have subtle twists and turns and the greens are in great shape.

It's like stepping back in time- I half expected to look across the fairway and see Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Donald Ross Course

Was expecting greens to be wasted as per previous reviews and comments, but found them to be very good, very fast and true. The fairways for the most part were very good . Quite a few tee boxes were dried out and looking sparse, made footing difficult. The beverage cart going around was well stocked, but no sandwiches or any types of fruits. Good assortment of beers. Came around frequently. Played in 3 3/4 hrs and had to wait numerous times for the 4some in front. Would come back . Good layout, nice bunkers, fast greens. Only found 1 green with issues and it was marked .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyed the round

Greens were average speed. Fairways were average to maybe slightly above average. Tee boxes were a little beat up and slightly unlevel on a few holes. Sand traps were very well maintained and well placed. The course layout was fair to the golfer. Overall the course was maintained well. The staff were very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. I would recommend this course. I was in the Treasure Island area for a brief vacation and this course was close by.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

enjoyable

Played a fast round with a twosome.Course flows nicely and would be a comfortable walk.
It was a little dry(some brown areas)but it played well.I thought the greens were tame for a Ross course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Second Time Around I Enjoyed the Course More

Played the course several years ago and was not sure I liked it. This time around I enjoyed it.
Price for 9 was right, course was in good shape and it could be my new 9 hole later in the day course!
You must at least try it since it is new on golfnow!

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

Nice course for the money

Well kept course with fast greens and good sand in the traps. Tees were in rough shape. Overall would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful round of golf!

Great round!
I Forgot my putter and the gentleman handling the carts provided me to use without charge. I highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good value for the money

A lot of history here (1925 Donald Ross design) so have been wanting to play for some time and finally played our first round at BB. Very well maintained bunkers - no hard-pack like I find way too often. Staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

well worth a visit

Played as a two ball after 2pm for $25. A good layout and fairly open off the tees. Greens had been hollow times probably a week or so ago but putted pretty well. Fairways very bare in patches and some teeing areas were more like the rough but cut shorter. Par three tees particularly poor. Staff were efficient if not friendly. Overall glad we played this old style layout and at $25 was excellent value. Would play again if we were in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

first timer

my friend and I decided to make the 45 minute drive and play this historic golf course.overall the course layout was very nice. Unfortunately the Greens have been punched recently. the pro shop failed to inform us of this as we paid. it probably wouldn't have changed our mind since we had driven so far but it still would have been nice if they were looking out for us. good pace of play was very smooth since there weren't many people on the course some of the tee boxes were a little bit rough but other than that the fairways were nice. I would play there again if the greens were in better shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Classic course, Donald Ross design.

I really enjoy playing this course. great layout, most holes are open, which i prefer since i love trying to kill my driver. really well placed bunkers, greens are normally fast and true. 18 is probably my favorite finishing hole in the area, really challenging up hill shot from the fairway with a tough green and lots of danger to the right. the facilities are really good here with excellent food. i highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Donald Ross Course

I highly recommend playing this course if you are in Clearwater,Fl and only have time for one round. This should be the place to go!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

A rare Ross course open to the public

Anytime you have the chance to play a Donald Ross course, you take it, and the Belleview-Biltmore course that dates back to 1925 is no exception. Rescued, at least temporarily, by the city of Belleair, this course is also very affordable, in pretty good shape and has those unmistakable Ross greens, which are difficult to figure out for veterans, much less first-timers. Best of all, this is a fun design with lots of interesting holes, even if you didn''t know it was a Ross design.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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