Babe Zaharias Golf Course

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3.1
49
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.3
97.2%
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41 out of 48 reviews
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3.0
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Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6020
Slope 115
Rating 69.0
Type Public
Located just 20 minutes from downtown in the Forest Hills section of Tampa, Babe Zaharias Golf Course meanders through a tree-lined residential neighborhood. The golf course measures a modest 6,020 yards, but should not be taken lightly. Although both nines on "The Babe" are par 35, the back side sports four par-4 holes in excess of 400 yards, providing a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6020 yards 69.0 115
Green 70 5531 yards 66.4 112
White 70 5306 yards 65.1 109
Black (W) 72 4808 yards 67.0 117
Scorecard for Babe Zaharias Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 69.0/115 330 402 301 359 158 481 362 151 353 2897 285 398 490 430 316 167 433 176 428 3123 6020
Middle M: 66.4/112 312 369 280 313 135 462 336 133 321 2661 261 369 466 405 284 137 408 144 396 2870 5531
Senior M: 65.1/109 312 306 280 313 135 441 305 133 321 2546 261 369 441 380 259 137 408 144 361 2760 5306
Forward W: 67.9/117 290 298 258 260 120 405 287 107 280 2305 230 319 404 364 232 113 372 119 350 2503 4808
Handicap 12 6 16 10 18 2 4 14 8 17 7 9 1 15 13 3 11 5
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.1
49

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Beginners 6
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good value for money

Nice grass on greens just a little long so a little slow. Fairways we're very nice. Rough is cow pasture so stay in fairway! Nice tee boxes. Good carts. Tight course so it's challenging but fun.

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

Vicious Starter

Starter has the personality of a rattlesnake poise to strike. Manager, ranger and restaurant personnel all very nice. Course short and narrow between houses but small sloping greens makes it challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Florida Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Short but challenging Municipal type course

Only 6000 yards from back tees. As with the 2 other Tampa Sports Authority courses, Rocky Point & Rogers Park, this course is well maintained.. The fairways are plush & the elevated greens roll true & fast. The Par 4's on the back nine are long enough to be Par 5's for short drivers like me who only drive 240 yards. There are few houses visible on the course, & they're no where near play. There are a lot of roads that run parallel to the holes, about 4 holes have roads on both sides of the fairways & that got into my buddies head. This is why the course reminds me of Mayfair Country Club & Rolling Hills Golf Club near Orlando. I enjoyed the course & will return to play it even though my buddy won't.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

good course, good value

Good layout, decent fairways & greens, value price after noon $23 with cart, very good grill food

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

"The Babe"

Got 18 in before the rains came and they still rank right up there with some of the Orlando high end course for the best greens. Great pace of play....even with three walkers ahead of us. Staff as always very friendly and accommodating. The price was definitely right and the greens while a bit slow ran true from 1 through 18. Always a treat to play......

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value!

Overall a really great value for the money. The course is in pretty good shape based on municipal course standards. The main drawbacks to the course is a lack of a driving range and the 7th hole is a "gimmick" hole IMHO. It's not a long course at around 6300yds but it is tight with a few hazards that can come into play and has some tricky greens depending on the pin position.

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

nice course good features

good city course - close to city with mature trees and a few ponds. course in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great play

I enjoyed my round of golf here but the greens needs some work and the fairways grass need to be tended to other then that I enjoy the pace of play and staff there

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

back 9 was closed. played front 9 twice

Some of the tees are in really bad shape. Some of the fairways are too. But the greens were good.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money, on a weekday

Played early afternoon on a weekday. Finished under 4 hours and had a lot of fun. The greens were in great shape but the tees were a bit crispy and sandy. Did not take away from a nice day. For what you pay, it was a good deal and a nice quick round. It's not TPC, which is fine because you're not paying a TPC price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Experience

Had time to kill before a flight so chose this course as has easy access to major freeways. Was met by a very friendly staff and they got us out 15 minutes prior to our tee time. If you are an above average golfer will want to play the course from the Black Tees as from the Whites would be a bit too short. Some very nice holes as the course has great character. As others have said, the tee boxes need some work and the greens are slow but are consistent with a public course. A few bare spots on some fairways but not too bad. Thought we got good value for our money. Would play there again if in town.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pleasant game

On Thursday march 13/14 we were 2 foursomes to play this course and we had na lot of fun.The staff is very courteous and nice.The course is some challenge but Ok for moderate players as we all are.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

nice public course

Met by friendly starter and staff. Got off early and finished in less than 4 hours. Course is in good condition, but tee boxes need seeding. Back 9 has 3 holes over 410 yard par 4's. Challenging course for intermediate golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf 3/7/2014

We had good time we had a very slow group in front of us but that is. Not the fault of the course. It was in great shape considering thre rain day before

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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
Good weather
Used cart

quite nice

The Babe may be short but it does not lack challenges. Many holes are flanked by neighborhood streets so it's easy to hit your tee shot OB. The course was in pretty good condition and the pace of play was fast.

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

Babe Zaharias

Friendly staff, nice course and good food. Played 18 holes on a beautiful day. Overall course conditions are good and the greens are fast. I like this course and will be playing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

I enjoyed our round of golf, just wish the course was in St pete. Not worth the drive through Tampa.

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

Disrespectful person

We had a single player in front of us who was laying two balls from different parts of course ex blue tees then white tees Different sides of green We were held up for the entire back nine we played leading to others catching up to us Would not mind if he was out on course by himself but his actions held us up Never saw a ranger the whole 18 we played Really liked course challenging yet fair Will return hope the other guy doesn't,t

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

This course was fun it was in great shape

This was a nice course . The fairways were in great shape and the greens proved to be challenging....the staff was great the carts were in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Over priced city course

Greens keepers lack in knowledge in how to do pin placement and repairing the old cup hole I could count up to as many as 7 to 12 previous holes on each green. Sand traps were not racked properly and had to much growth on the insides of the sand traps. Fairways had different types of weeds and grass growing in them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair

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