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3.5
482 Reviews (482)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
193
3 Stars
113
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
43
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
76.0%
Recommend this course
371 out of 482 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 59 reviews
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3.5
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.6%
Recommend this course
67 out of 91 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6824 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8

Northdale Golf & Tennis Club remains one of the premier Tampa golf courses because of its affordable play, its use of water on 11 of 18 holes, bunkers, rolling undulations and contoured greens that really challenge players. Just 12 miles north of Tampa International Airport, this is a neighborhood golf course with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that will add to the enjoyment of your day. Renowned golf course architect Ron Garl designed the par 72, 6824-yard championship golf course. Northdale Golf & Tennis Club winds its way through 180 plus acres of property that is home to Brushy Creek and a series of small lakes and unspoiled wooded areas.

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Course Details

Year Built 1977
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.5
482 Reviews (482)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Specials 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 36
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 58
Seniors 24
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
Near the Airport 27
In the 'Burbs 26

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Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Cart

The only issue I had was the time we had to wait for a golf cart.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

BYE BYE NORTHDALE

This used to be my go to course. Was always a good value for the condition but unfortunately can no longer say that. I understand weather played a factor but this course looked horrible today. Not to mention one of the holes literally didn’t have a fairway cut. My playing partner and I both hit dead center “fairway” and still had to walk around for 5 minutes looking in the deep grass to find the ball. This course seems to have gone down hill since being sold. Looks like I will be finding a new home course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst course in Tampa

This is without a doubt the worst course in Tampa. New owner has let this course fall apart. Woke up and decided since previous groups drove off cart path on cart path only day everyone would walk from then on. This course has poor tee boxes, worse fairways and is the wettest course ever made. I would pay 100 dollars and play TPC tampa before I paid 3 dollars to play this course. If I could I would give it 0 stars.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Obviously Not at it's Best!!!

The course was in poor condition as are the properties around most of the course. Lots of rain has not helped the badly deteriorating cart paths. The course doesn't seem to have very good drainage and because of that the rough was so shaggy that you could lose a ball six inches off the fairway. It was cart paths only for the same reason and I would probably never play the course again. The fairways and greens were ok but both needed some attention that it seems they had not gotten for too long.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs maintenance

The clubhouse staff was good Greens were ok They need to mow the lawn, 1 foot off the fairway and the grass is 8 inches long in a lot of spots. Not fun

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kinda wet

Front was good. Back was cart path as lots of water...
But still playable..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 113
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Fairways, penal rough

Course has plenty of grass but rough is penal. Greens are in good shape and putt true but on the slow side.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Review

The course was very wet in spots due to rain the previous day....it made playing out of the rough very challenging....it was best to keep the ball in the fairway, which were just fine as were the greens...A fun course and good value ...I will return.....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course overview

Personally moderately challenging and good layout. However the roughs are very thick and ungroomed. I’d recommend more attention to the rough areas because we difficulty finding and losing golf balls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bumpy greens

Enjoyable layout, but course conditions are just OK. Lots of soggy areas. The area between the #15 green and the #16 tee box was flooded out. Greens are still recovering from recent aeration - bumpy and slow. Sign on the pro shop says 2 persons per cart - no sure that complies with CDC guidelines. I was a single, so it didn't apply, but could have been an issue.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

New Ownership Turned it Around

The new ownership has really turned this place around. Great layout and the conditions have improved significantly over the past 6 months.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

greens fee? horrible greens

On a Saturday showed up for some late afternoon golf, first hole looking great, fairway in good condition even in the florida heat. however, the greens were aerated and it was impossible to putt which is 60% of the game, chips were plugging in holes on the greens. very disappointed, staff should be coached to give golfers a heads up before paying for a round “hey you can’t putt today greens are under work” when i questioned it all staff said was “well it’s discounted” same rate next saturday and the one after. very disappointing day of golf.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Booked via the GolfNow app, which was seamless. When we got to the course today, we were told that the greens had been aerated. This was not listed on the GolfNow app, but I don't blame GolfNow. A short time later, we were told by the beer cart employee that the club had recently been sold and that the liquor license was not transferred to the new owners. So there would be no beer sold on the course. We still had a good time but I believe that this information should have been disclosed prior to booking.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aeration of Greens

The greens were just aerated less than one week and golf course still change full price. I asked for discount and was told manager is on leave and it was his decision to charge full price

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout, Poor Conditions

I really wish courses or golf now would list when courses are getting treatment. I understand it’s that time of year in Florida and heavy rains occur everyday, but we were very disappointed when we showed up to see the greens being aerated. Greens were as bumpy as a gravel driveway. I’d suggest waiting a few weeks before booking here.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Forgettable Round

Had no idea front nine was closed for aerification; they could have easily have told us that when we called prior to leaving for course. We were told to play back nine twice. What a negative experience, the greens on back nine were punched the day before and lacked sand and were unputtable. The restaurant was closed for renovations and the course was overgrown and saturated...fairway tee shots plugged and balls in rough were almost impossible to find. Oh yes, the maintenance crew was cutting grass at 10:30, directly in front of us while teeing off, without a care. Very bad experience for my beginner wife. We quite after 7 holes and won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible course conditions

I played this course today for the first time, it was terrible! The greens where like been in Clearwater beach, the course was in a shocking condition. I highly recommend you never go to this course. I will not go back here.

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