Northdale Golf Club

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3.5
362
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
88
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
78.0%
Recommend this course
281 out of 358 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
12
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
37
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.1%
Recommend this course
30 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6824
Slope 129
Rating 72.8
Type Semi-Private
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6824 yards 72.8 129
White 72 6271 yards 70.4 120
Gold 72 5836 yards 67.6 118
Red (W) 72 5330 yards 71.0 121
Scorecard for Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.2/133 511 402 199 408 168 360 366 390 535 3339 387 515 387 421 379 202 570 203 421 3485 6824
White M: 70.3/123 487 383 156 385 137 337 336 335 497 3053 356 489 362 391 350 170 528 182 390 3218 6271
Gold M: 68.7/116 468 357 134 363 124 326 301 315 485 2873 331 463 339 346 324 151 487 158 364 2963 5836
Red W: 70.4/118 449 331 111 340 84 314 279 247 472 2627 306 435 316 289 297 132 446 134 338 2693 5320
Handicap 5 1 17 3 15 13 11 7 9 8 16 12 2 18 10 4 14 6
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 17 7 15 9 11 13 1 10 4 12 6 14 16 2 18 8

Course Details

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

Reviews

3.5
362

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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Played On
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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Ok course to play when not wet.

side walks are terrible. Bunkers are the worst ive seen and fairways are just brutal. Nice greens and tee boxes. Pace of play usually is fast.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Sunday Afternoon

They are redoing the tee boxes so you get a really nice deal. The temporary tee boxes make each hole about 20 yards shorter. Pace of play was great until I caught up with a 2 some following a slow 4 some, slowing the round to a craw. Still a fun afternoon of practice.

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

great

tee boxes were under maint ... other than that course was great

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

Tee boxes are being redone , Temporary tee boxes are being used so the course plays shorter and much easier. Course was in good shape water wise considering all the rain we had had. Greens were fast as usual but rolled true.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday Afternoon Golf

Great afternoon of golf I was a little disappointed the tea boxes were all pretty much brown in the greens were slower than usual I still enjoy playing this course especially late afternoons

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Northdale Golf

Tee boxes undergoing renovation. Other than that, great shape. Smooth greens. Awesome staff. Great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Tee boxes are rough but otherwise in good shape, no off course amenities at all

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee box and Greens

The greens where perfect. Fast and smooth. The tee box were a little rough. But overe all the course is playing very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice, affordable course

Great course. Open layout . They did have a tournament that afternoon and the Marshall got on us about three times to hurry up, even though we clearly were making a concerted effort to increase our pace speed (our newer golfers dropped with their more experienced cart mates after one). We got it the first time dude, chill.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Northdale Golf

It is a great course for practice. I wish management would improve the tee boxes and fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some TLC maintenance

I was going to play nearby at Cheval, but thought I'd save $18 and play here. When I checked in for my 1:15, I was told the twilight rate had just dropped which should have saved me another $8. Not sure why GolfNow would charge more online. Greens were slow but in pretty good shape. The fairways certainly need some maintenance. Staff was all very nice. But I'll be returning to Cheval in the future for better course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Stickler for rules

The person checking me in explained that because I signed up through Golf Now I would have to start my round exactly at the tee time and would have to be paired with someone else who scheduled through Golf Now. My experience is that courses are often flexible about start times and do not require pairings although they may prefer pairings. I felt like I was being stigmatized for using Golf Now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing Staff

Today we had an 8:45am tee time that I reserved around 7:15am this morning, no problem there, Golfnow did it's job. However, I called them around 7:45, letting them know we would be there a little bit late because we were unaware of how far the course actually was in relation to us, they said that was fine, they weren't very busy, and they could get us out when we got there. We arrived to the course at 8:55, which is not too bad, and were immediately ready to tee off; however, they held us up for 10 minutes to tell us that we had no tee time and couldn't go out. After I showed them the confirmation, they proceeded to tell us we then had to wait an hour because they had a large group turning soon, instead of putting us out on the course in front of them. The front desk worker had no idea how to check us in, and the ranger was clueless about how to do his job, all the while being very rude to us.

Aside from the amateur nature of the staff, the course was not in the best shape. I could not differentiate the tee boxes from the surrounding grass, and the course was dried up and dying. Was looking forward to playing here today, as it was my first time playing in Florida, but came up disappointed by the experience here at Northdale.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair

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