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3.5
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
54.7%
Recommend this course
66 out of 87 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 26 reviews
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3.9
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 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

3.5
87 Reviews (87)

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 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Classic

This is an excellent public course, I enjoyed my round and will return when in town.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

Tap the ball and it would roll and roll some more. The course was soggy from all the rain but all and all not bad. The greens were in real good shape. The fairways were just okay. No water for drinking yet. no ball washers which were really needed. The guys in front of us were slow..I ate a Hot Dog at the snack bar and it was SUPER. We had fun even if i had a few struggles.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good vacation golf

Nice course not to far from Tampa airport. The greens were in very nice condition, the fairways & rough need a little bit of work. A few crabgrass spots in the fairways. Overall though not a bad course that will challenge all types of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Green

Greens amazing. Fairways nice. Some bare spots but barely. Tee boxes are nicest around. Give this course a shot if you’re around the area. Course came around well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Louisiana in Tampa

traveled to see family and went to rocky point which was around the corner from their house, was awesome for being a horrible golfer. I havent played in years but had a good time. Lost a few balls in the water but i would def recommend the course and play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Fine Municipal Course

Location-wise you can't beat Rocky Point. It's 5 minutes from Tampa International and easily accessible. For being a municipal Rocky Point is in great shape.

Be aware, since it is a public municipal course, it is heavily played. This means crowded on weekends, below average skill level hackers, both of which contribute to a painfully slow round. I would not play here during peak times unless you have a foursome. Also, the fact its heavily played can negatively impact condition of fairways, but not the point where it's unplayable. In fact, for how much the course is played the fairways are in great condition.

The biggest positive about this course are the greens! Greens roll true and better than any other public course in the area. They're receptive and in pretty good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Incredible condition

The course is incredible condition! I could not believe how well the entire course is being maintained right now. And the price is about as good it gets around here. Super happy playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Priced wrong

The price seems to keep going up over the years while the quality of the course has made no progress. 4somes are placed right on top of each other making pace of play very slow most days. Layout of course is more interesting on back 9, but still doesn’t compare to many public/semi-private courses in Tampa. Overall, the pace of play combined with quality of fairways/greens makes this course overpriced. I’d say $20-30 is reasonable. Anything above that doesn’t match the quality. Needs work around greens and fairways + better spacing on the groups to make it worth the price.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s whatever I guess

Honestly nothing special about this course. Over priced for what it is. Layout is nothing that’ll standout to you, shape of course was ok but definitely need some work before they start charging people as much as the do. Truthfully went here for their restaurant which when I got their was a gigantic debacle. Cuban sandwiches at this place are awesome but turns out they’ve lost power so many times everything they had spoiled in their kitchen. So pretty much the entire reason a went their was wasted. Had I have known I would’ve gone somewhere else, this was my third time golfing here and it’s only gotten worse every time.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
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 5
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 2
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Scott the Weekend Warrior

This is a relatively flat course which is perfect for me since I have difficulty walking up and down the greens. The bunkers aren’t as steep as other more challenging courses. The greens were challenging , but fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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