Cheval Golf and Athletic Club

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3.7
68
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
65.9%
Recommend this course
54 out of 68 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
21
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
54
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.5%
Recommend this course
44 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6961 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.5
Designed by Steve Smyers, Cheval Golf and Athletic Club's (previously known as Cheval Country Club) mature and meticulously maintained course meanders through 860 acres of elegantly designed development property. Cypress trees abound on this course along with native Florida wildlife including deer, alligators, otters, eagles, wading birds and more. Cheval is one of the area's most prestigious semi-private clubs and offers 18 holes of championship golf. Precise shot placement is required to avoid the 108 bunkers and water hazards that lurk on every hole. A large practice facility includes target greens, distance markings, a practice greens-side bunker, a practice fairway bunker, large putting green and separate pitching green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6961 yards 74.5 140
Blue 71 6403 yards 72.1 134
White 71 6040 yards 70.5 129
Green 71 5671 yards 68.9 123
Silver 71 5290 yards 67.2 119
Orange (W) 71 4923 yards 70.2 120
Scorecard for Cheval Golf & Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/140 350 389 175 419 369 483 584 218 444 3431 568 427 417 236 468 150 515 231 518 3530 6961
Blue M: 72.1/134 343 350 165 377 349 436 502 184 402 3108 549 396 385 193 437 150 471 196 518 3295 6403
White M: 70.5/129 W: 76.4/134 329 342 144 366 341 405 475 170 372 2944 517 372 376 183 394 130 464 185 475 3096 6040
Green M: 68.9/123 W: 74.4/129 320 316 140 345 316 380 470 163 338 2788 509 365 356 149 351 128 440 147 438 2883 5671
Silver M: 67.2/119 W: 72.3/125 315 286 135 340 283 335 460 156 303 2613 468 321 351 135 334 124 425 118 401 2677 5290
Orange M: 65.5/116 W: 70.2/120 310 280 126 333 186 330 437 123 297 2422 429 318 285 131 329 119 382 113 395 2501 4923
Handicap 15 11 17 5 3 1 7 13 9 4 2 6 16 8 18 10 14 12
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 3 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 9 11 7 5 15 3 1 17 13 2 4 10 18 8 16 12 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion turf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Smyers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
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
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Traditional golf attire required.

Reviews

3.7
68
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4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course, beautiful day

Third time playing this course One of the better value courses in the Tampa area, in my opinion. Today was the last day for the temporary 17th hole. New & improved 17th hole opens tomorrow to the public. Access to the was provided to members only today.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cheval

Excellent course. 17th hole is temporary but regular 17th should open next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging layout

the conditions should be better for this caliber of golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I’ll Pass

Had all the makings for a great round of golf, but water in play on every hole and terrible course conditions made for a frustrating round. We were sandwiched between a slow twosome in front who were hitting multiple tee shots each, and a single behind who kept hitting drives into us. Won’t be back.

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

Great Golf Experience

Very friendly staff all around nice facilities! Amazing course! Will definitely play again! Love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course Great Value

During our 9 day stay in Tampa, we played this course twice. Very positive experience with the friendly staff and quality of the golf course for the price. Nice layout with many scenic and challenging holes. A few greens had some minor kill areas, but overall they were in good shape and rolled nicely. Homes do not infringe on the course and there are lots of natural areas.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Afternoon.....Improvised Green and Tee Box on 17

Played Cheval today for $41 using golfnow. Upon arrival I learned they had no range balls available to warm up and the balls, if available, were $7 additional. The practice green and several others have damage from a fungus although you can putt on The surfaces. The pace of play was 4 hours amd 20 minutes. All in all the course was in good shape except they are still using a make-shift green and improvised tee box for 17. (Price ahould be lower with improvised green/tee box) The club touted the GPS system however cart #42 took several holes to function properly.

With the improvised hole for 17 and condition $41 is the max I would pay and balls should be available and included in the green fee until hole 17 is fully operational.

So, to become a member at Cheval they charge $250-$270 per month plus a $34 cart fee per round.......so at $41 per round ( possibly cheaper if tou dont mind playing later in the day) on golfnow why join unless you and the family play golf, tennis, workout, and dont have a pool at home.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Cheval golf

Course has a few poor spots on a couple of greens, but most very good. Temp hole on 17 is not good. Staff and pace of play are great. Layout is a good challenge every time.

Good place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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

Nice course.

I’m a 13 hdc and dad is an 18. Nice course in good condition. We visited the Tampa area for the week and played several courses in the $40 range. This course, by far, was the nicest.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wait until next year!

Was a perfect day until we got to the greens on 15 & 16 which had alot of bare areas. Then 17 which had mats to tee from 90 or 125. They are constructing new 17 across the road. These facts should have been told to us at the start of the round!

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

Beautiful

Course is layed out nice ...greens could be better but at this time of year. ...can't wait to get back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff was great really personable & informative

The 17th hole is still under construction, but we were notified well in advance. The rest of the course was in good shape one green on the back nine was rough . Hitting the greens on this course makes it much more enjoyable ,trouble just off the greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Christmas Eve golfing

Pace of play was slow there was a foursome in front of us with a 4 yeah old playing with them... Not on Christmas Eve.... Didn't let us play through.... But other than that had a great time... Can't wait to play there again..... Tim Weather Man Young

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

GolfNow should have warned prospective customers that hole #17 (the best par three on the course) was closed and was replaced by a 30' putt on the practice green! Had this been done, I would have booked a different course for my friend and I, and perhaps considered Cheval next spring. To say the least, this "blindside" was disappointing (especially for my friend who can only play once per week).

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
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
First Time Playing

great and not great

played cheval solo today - excellent course, some greens we’re in rough shape around the edges but pins were not near that so no issues. knew ahead of time that the 17th hole was closed so again, no issue there for $30 - great layout with challenging holes the whole way through. would definitely play again

only complaint was catching a group of 4 in front of me on the 5th hole and waiting on every shot until a 3some behind me caught me on hole 11 and I played with them. I assume the group of 4 were members and didn’t think twice about making me wait behind them while they played their round with no one in front of them. no ranger on course enforcing pace of play.. 3.5 hour round easily could have been finished in 2

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

Course conditions could have been better

The rough was pretty deep and some fairways were spongy. Also some greens on the back nine need work. The fairways were great, but I paid a steep price whenever I missed. Also there was a 4 some of ladies who held up play during the entire back nine and should have let everyone play thru (no rangers?). Hopefully it will be better next time I play!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

No warning,that hole 17 is under repair.still we had to pay full price.golf now and the club should have advised us beforehand. The provisional hole 17 is a joke.

Several greens are in an awful condition..

The layout is beautiful.

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

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