Northdale Golf Club

3.4521176471 3.5 stars from 5 (361)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6824 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 4417 Northdale Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33624, Hillsborough County
  • (813) 962-0428
  • (813) 962-0417
  • www.northdalegolf.com

Year built: 1977
Architect(s): Ron Garl (1977), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1977)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Champion Dwarf Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 361 Reviews
5 stars:
65
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
87
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

280 out of 357 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials watching the game  

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"Cart"


ICEEZU's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2043
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Sunday Afternoon"


rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003513686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great"


u000003367447's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



PSAUER67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friday Afternoon Golf"


rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Northdale Golf"


Lawrence5124485's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u8116231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000001607291's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Craig8554210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tee box and Greens"


william5446082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Nice, affordable course"


plazaro89's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Northdale Golf"


rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



onpxb's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs some TLC maintenance"


Amy2442766's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Stickler for rules"


tipjipbip's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointing Staff"


milesdougherty's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u075282039's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Afternoon of Golf"


rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Northdale was in good condition and the pace of play was very good on a busy Friday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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