Palmer at Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort

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4.2
256
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
87.6%
Recommend this course
220 out of 256 reviews
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4.2
256
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
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4.2
256
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
92.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 106 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6273
Slope 136
Rating 72.5
Type Resort
The Palmer Course is one of two championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer at the Saddlebrook Resort just north of Tampa. Although it is seemingly tame at 6,273 yards, it plays much tougher. The golf course features more elevation changes than the resort's other course, the Saddlebrook. The undulating, tree-lined fairways were designed to mimic a hilly New England course but the moss-covered cypresses, palm trees, and marshy swamplands are true to the Florida landscape. The layout features tight fairways framed with contoured mounding and the occasional water hazard but the most formidable challenge comes from the bunkers strategically placed along the undulating greens. The approaches to the tiered greens, which are often sloped from back to front, demand accuracy. Golfers should be prepared to use every club in their bag and employ a variety of different shots.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6273 yards 72.5 136
White 71 5820 yards 69.5 133
Gold 71 5160 yards 66.5 121
Red 71 4875 yards 65.3 119
Red (W) 71 4875 yards 69.8 125
Scorecard for Palmer
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: 71.5/136 423 191 445 560 383 400 156 495 360 3413 368 510 391 205 494 397 347 373 143 3228 6641
White M: 69.5/133 390 168 418 530 365 334 128 475 349 3157 348 480 372 143 377 366 316 357 128 2887 6044
Red M: 65.3/119 W: 69.8/125 323 110 373 458 300 306 95 415 301 2681 305 414 339 90 344 307 283 315 109 2506 5187
Handicap 2 9 1 3 5 16 18 17 10 12 14 11 15 8 6 7 4 13
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 5 1 7 13 17 9 11 14 4 10 18 6 12 8 2 16

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif-Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1982) Ed Seay (1982) Robert Walker (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Saddlebrook Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
256

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Dinner 4
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 21
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 17
Advanced Golfers 14
Playing Multiple Courses 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 25
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 14
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Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Previously Played

Great for money spent.

They are currently doing some work on greens and is wet due to all the rain but for the money it is fantastic.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

First time playing this course but really enjoyed the course layout. The greens had been punched recently and a lot of the greens had bad spots. Hard to figure out how to park and get to the pro shop.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Palmer Course July

I was pleasantly surprised on the course. The staff has recently airated the greens and I was not upset at all due to the fact that it was such a nice course. Will be playing there again. Thank you.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great variety

Great condition course, not the longest but the small tiered greens require an accurate approach shot. All Staff were really friendly, and made our party feel really welcome.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course - better Amenities

The greens were so-so. They had been aerated recently and still had holes. If you could predict the hops, you could get close from a distance, otherwise, good luck. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The driving range was a long way from everything.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but greens poked

I have played the Palmer course many times when the greens weren't poked and a real fun and challenging course always in great condition. I knew the greens were aerated but decided to play anyways thinking with all the rain that they'd be healed a bit, but was wrong. Between sand and big holes were quite bumpy and basically in the automatic 2-putt range. The day was great weather-wise and pace of play was terrific as we started at 10am and finished at 12:15, and that was us being a twosome. Highly recommend this course when greens heal up.
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

They have just done a punch, which made putting * Had a great time working on my irons and driver!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

As always. It a pleasure to spend the day at Saddlebrook Resort. Great Course and Staff....... Looking forward to going back.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Great lay out....really an awesome experience from the front entrance to exit
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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