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3.7
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
84.5%
Recommend this course
63 out of 77 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
73.7%
Recommend this course
14 out of 19 reviews
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3.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6020 yards
Slope 115
Rating 69.0

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.

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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.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
77 Reviews (77)

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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Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

We play at BZ about every three months. It's a fun course with several tee choices. The fairways are challenging and need some help, but they are playable. I would recommend you give it a try.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic, great course, sprinklers were on mid day tho =/

Would've given it 5/5 as usual but we teed off at 1pm and literally all the sprinklers came on, including covering the tee boxes, mid fairways, and greens, during the first 30 min of our round. We had to wait at tee #2 for 10 min for them to stop, it soaked our cart and clubs, and when calling the clubhouse the girl admitted she should've started everyone on the 10th tee, but said there was nothing she could do about it now. Never have I ever had that happen mid day during a round. Truly annoying, but whatever. Course was still playable and it gave ur a little water park feel, lol.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pace was great , back nine was close due to seeding

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Like an old friend.

Playing The Babe is like seeing an old friend that you haven't seen in a while. You pretty much know what to expect. A fresh haircut, a smile, and an untucked shirt.
There's nothing tricked up about this course. It's pretty straight forward with just enough dog legs and elevated greens to keep it interesting. The greens rolled really well in spite of a few weeds here and there. Not bad enough to even mention really. Fairways all had grass on them except for a few spots, again not a big deal. For the money I think it's an enjoyable 4 hours spent with friends and a good value. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They were doing all of the Corona protocol and I felt safe there. I had forgotten my golf GPS in the cart and when I called them about it they said that they had it in the pro shop for me. I turned around and went back to get it and thanked them. That impressed me. The only negative was the brakes on 2 of our carts wouldn't lock. They would stop you but you had to be careful how you parked or your cart would roll a little. Still not a deal breaker. Four solid stars.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for the money

I got a hot deal thru Teeoff.com. $22 I believe. I had not played there since I graduated from University of Tampa in 1990. It was more of a nostalgia round for me. Played solo so pace was awesome. Met shop manager very nice lady. A great place to relax and enjoy your day. Rough was a little thick, greens were very good. Bunkers well maintained. 2 tricky holes on the back. Number 5 on front, blind shot, hit into water..ugh. Would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The pace is always great. We Always enjoy playing this Course. The pace is always good. The greens are turning out good after aeration a few weeks ago. I would recommend this Course to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love this Course

I love the Course, pace was great. The greens were just aerated, other than that the Course was in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Remodeling club house

The clubhouse is being remodeled. Which it needed. About the course, tee boxes need a lot of work. Sparse grass on tee boxes. Fairways were thin but playable. Greens were slightly above mediocre. Staff is very friendly and pace of play was fine. I see this course as improving as time goes on. Nice community course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

Was not advised in advance they had aerified the greens the day before. Then as we made the turn we were advised we had to play the front a second time. VERY poor customer service.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No change in 35 years

When I was a young teen, my friends and I would walk this course (too young for carts). It was in poor condition, but you could walk and play and have a good time for less than $10 (food included). This was back in the early to mid 1980's. Played there on Friday at the urging of a friend. It hasn't changed a bit except for the price. The entire course was in very poor condition. For the price, highly disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cow pasture

Lady at pro shop not welcoming....I felt being intruder at this place...condition of the golf course just terrible...where are the faiirways???? they do not exist there....not worth even 10$....go play somwhere else...

Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor

All star cast

The course always looks good and they have a good pace of play most times but exceptional two thumbs up for the safety precautions put in place so we can continue to golf thank you Babe Zaharias staff

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

GOLFERS BEWARE

My brother and i play here often.. However today. The staff was RUDE dismissive and out right snobish. We showed up 20 mins early paid. Assign with another twosome seemed fine. After being told no twosome today period. We agreed and began the round. Well. Low and behold a twosome starts pushy and pushy us to play faster. WAIT WAIT I THOUGHT THEY SAID NO TWOSOME, after letting them play through what another twosome. SHAME SHAME , So when i said something to the operations manager she ROLLED HER EYES as i was speaking and kept interupting. i finally said enough. I am not asking for anything. We wont be back. To many other great courses around to waste your time here. The staff STINKS HERE. THE SO CALLED MANAGER ALLIWS HER FRIENDS TO SKIP AND DO AS THEY PLEASE. if you are an avid golfer. Skip this

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