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2.8
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.7
Value
2.7
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
51.1%
Recommend this course
50 out of 66 reviews
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3.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.6
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
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2
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1
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6328 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.5

Rocky Point Golf Course has one of the most interesting histories of any golf course in Florida. Originally opened in 1911 under the name f the Tampa Automobile Club, it was one of the first courses in the state. It closed in 1942 due to World War II. After being turned over to the city of Tampa for a mere $1, it reopened in 1954 as Rocky Point Golf Course. It is the closest golf course to Tampa International Airport, only a 15-minute drive away. The layout provides a fair challenge water hazards coming into play on 11 holes and sand bunkers strategically placed throughout. Rocky Point Golf Course's lakes are home to an abundance of wildlife and also serves as a bird sanctuary.

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Course Details

Year Built 1911
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Black Ron Garl (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

2.8
66 Reviews (66)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Near the Airport 11

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is a good public city course

The course is in good condition, greens run relatively fast.. One could tell mgt has put some time and money into the course. Is in good condition for city run course. Fairly high for a public course , but with a coupon from Tee , 1/2 price was a fair price. Would go again with a coupon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid course

Course was in amazing shape. Greens were tough but that’s what made it fun. Definitely practice before. And the practice green was spot on to the course greens. Stay out of the rough, it is thick in places. Good news the course is pretty wide open so you can play your shank. Some challenging par 3s with distance and hazards. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Not the best

The course was decent greens were not to bad. The guy who rang me up in the pro shop gave me the wrong rate as I was with a member whose rate is always 20-25$ dollars rang me up for 38$ no way would I ever pay that to play there again maybe 20$ if that. Maybe the pro shop guy could have been a little more respectful and honored the rate and not made me feel stupid I would play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best bang for buck in all of tampa

Great price and decent course. Easy course great for most levels

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 96
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Eh

First of all, I want to say that this course (in my personal opinion) is wildly overpriced. I showed up at 4:00 on a weekday looking to walk 9 and got charged just about $20. Now I know that doesn't sound too outrageous but the fact of the matter is that this course is a $20 course in prime times. The conditions were less that stellar to say the least, most of the holes were very wet and I had experienced many times where my ball had plugged in the middle of the fairway. The layout of the course wasnt bad. There were a few memorable holes but overall it was a fairly generic layout. Oddly enough I believe this is the most pricey course in the group of 3 managed by Tampa Sports Authority despite it being the lesser of the three courses. I want to cap off by saying that this ISNT A BAD course but with so many more options in the area with similar pricing, spend your money elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Fairways were horrible. Most of course under water. Lost 4 balls due to balls constantly plugging

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great place close to the city

Greens really surprised us... in a good way. Smooth roll and good pace. The rest of the course was so so. Good for a public course I suppose.
The layout of the course is interesting and fun- tough finishing 5 holes. Watch out cause those few ate my lunch- don’t go for 15 in two... it’s a trap. Seventeen is probably the shortest par 4 and the hardest off the tee. Take some extra time on each shot as you close out the back nine and you’ll be glad.
Zero beverage cart. Just a few waters coolers on the course and we found the most important one empty at 3pm.
No effort by the staff to pair people up so the course was covered by odd groupings of singles up to threes ones. We saw very few foursomes and the pace of play suffered as a result of that.
For $27 on a Saturday... I’d do it again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Varied Layout, Fun to Play

The layout of the course varied from fairly forgiving fairways with narrow ditches on many holes, to some challenging fairways with water in play. In particular, all holes from 14 onward were holes with water in play, making course management on those holes very important.

The greens were nicely shaped like flat domes with gentle slopes. Their grass was in very good condition, putts were rolling true.

Fairways were in average condition, the greens were in much better condition.

Overall a fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good value

The course has a good mix of short through long holes and the greens were in very good condition. The fairway and rough could use a little work, but we also played half the round in the rain. For my first time out there, I thought the course was worth the money and I would return again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great value hidden by being a public course

The greens were as good as any course (private or other) in the entire Tampa Bay area. The fairways were average or above for the entire 18 holes. Agree the tees are in bad shape but who cares you're teeing up anyway.
The lack of rain in the area is evident as the lakes throughout the course are almost all dry. Rain is desperately needed and soon.
My 4some played in 3 hours. fanatics for any time of the year.
Please give it a try and the cost in good. Use Teeoff.com for an even better fee....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

What happened?

Played here about two months ago and the course was in great shape. Not a overly tough course but a good to walk and the greens/fairways were in great shape. Not the case yesterday. Grass is gone on the fairways and the greens. Greens rolled really fast (because the grass isn't growing). Tees were in bad shape also. I hope they get it back to the shape it was in.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
North Carolina Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Decent Public Course

Rocky Point isn't flashy, but its proximity to the airport is a positive as you can go from the plane to the first tee in fifteen minutes. It's a public course with a simple layout and typical public course conditions. $25 for twilight play is pretty fair. Nothing to write home about.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not bad!

The course layout is really good. The staff is friendly! The only problem is the greens are in rough shape. and by rough I mean if other golfers would fix their ball marks it would be a lot better. You can tell the crew puts some love into the course but it's up to us golfers to fix our marks! I'll be back for sure.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Re-Construction

Back nine is closed - totally being redone. Front nine is very slow - greens need work and many patches where a weed wacker would come in handy. When they finish the back nine, they will do the front nine. Do not play at any price for now...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

challenge, good value

challenging layout, lots of water holes, some tight drives & approach shots, good greens, good grill room, slow round very busy course, can be soggy after rain, good value for $30

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The best of the Tampa Sports Authority courses

Really good layout with some challenge but very fair design. I really enjoyed my round and look forward to playing again one day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun course

I found the course to be in better condition than expectred for a city owned course. It has some challenging holes. Even though there were others on the course, there was no waiting time. We will play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

It was a great day. It had rained a couple if days earlier and I guess the course is not draining as fast as before because it was really wet for a 1pm tee time. Overall though, it was enjoyable. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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