Dunes Golf Club

3.0705000000 3.1 stars from 5 (156)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7139 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 20 tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no other requirements

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7139 yards 74.0 132
Blue 72 6744 yards 72.2 129
White 72 6222 yards 69.8 122
Gold 72 5613 yards 66.9 115
Red (W) 72 5007 yards 68.8 113

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2015.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 156 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
61
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

110 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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"Our afternoon @ the Dunes"


Gerdo4351580's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yesterday was the LAST DAY THE COURSE EXISTED !!!

It will be closed permanently and that was told us by the man @ the proshop.

Last day and so: everything was bad.......

Maybe you should call them or make contact because it is still offered on your website!

Best regards<br/> Gerdo


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Still my favorite !!!"


webbknight's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Dunes is a lot like Bardmoor in St Petersburg ... a great old golf course that needs a lot of work ... however ... I did say a GREAT OLD GOLF COURSE .. GREAT is GREAT no matter how much maintenance is required .. if it wasn"t GREAT nobody would care but it is GREAT .. World Woods is the Gold Standard and The Dunes the Silver Standard .. get it ? ... you play World Woods for $50 and The Dunes for $16 .. both sensational courses but The Dunes is not as well maintained .. but The Dunes is still a better value for my money .. GO and then write me back .. The Dunes is great , cheap and a former SUPERSTAR .. anyone who "bad mouths" this golf course needs to keep playing Chi Chi Rodriguez .. best under $20 golf course in Florida ... my budget says "WONDERFUL" !!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 06/03/2015

I beg to differ - I played Bardmoor recently and it is marvelous. Dunes has No Fairways, No greens, and no tee boxes with a splendid layout miles from nowhere. This used to be great and is now less than poor.


"Great layout"


dec0583's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was great but the conditions were terrible. The course hasn't had any maintainace<br/> for a long time. I would not recommend this course<br/> to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout"


sfavors's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course maybe 10 years ago, the condition of the fairways and greens indicate they are lacking the funds to keep it up. Layout is great all that is needed is for an investor to purchase it..

It was only 3 groups of golfers that we saw and that was when we finished the 1st 9 holes, so course is wide open.<br/> Again this is the reason there should be a Florida rate only so that the courses continue to have funding year round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Unplayable"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've never done a a golf course review before, but I feel compel to let you know that this course is in such poor conditions, it is not worth the time, not to mention the green fee. i've played this course when conditions were better, and is a very challenging and fun to play, It is very unfortunate that management has let it get this bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed. Getting bad again"


Christophe3886879's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played a month or so ago and the greens were nice on the front but the back had three greens that were tore up. Now the whole back nine greens are eaten up. The fairways are always rough but playing Lift, clean, place you can manage. The tee boxes are getting worse as well. I was second group off at 8 am and I only saw one maintenance worker which means they don't appear to be doing anything to fix the problem. I only paid $28 but I'd rather pay $40 and play World Woods as there summer rates are getting lower. It pains me to write this review because I've been playing this course since 89 and I love the layout and serenity. I must ask: SERENITY NOW, SERENITY NOW!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"courteous ground crew"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grounds crew was very courteous. Shut down equipment when ever anyone was near.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent layout, poor condition."


invalid4ever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has great potential but is suffering from serious neglect. The greens were in especially poor condition. I love the course but if the condition continues to deteriorate it will become unplayable. Needs an infusion of money and attention. Wish it weren't so.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"condition has deteriated"


Kenko's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recent outbreak of "dollar spots" on greens coupled with poor fairways make this course enjoyable at this time. Layout and beauty of course remain excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A Wee Bit More of the Green!"


edohnert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played The Dunes many times (+25) over my 25 years here in the Tampa Bay area. It is one of my favorite course layouts, only a few homes on the property and you never see other players while your on your own hole. Rates have always been reasonable -especially in the winter- and the staff is great. Because of the financial pressures of the past few years their upkeep on the fairways has sufferred and that is the only bad thing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value overall."


Christophe3886879's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is back in decent shape. Range is nice, greens are good and tee boxes are good. The fairways are pretty rough and a few greens on the back are ate up. Overall, it is worth the money and the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"get what you pay for"


unclepowie's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The greens rolled out best in the area. Not shag carpet like courses in the area. Fairways were not over seeded and extremely thin plus rough riding. Course layout was good. Good choice this time of year every couple years. Fairways may be decent later in April?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging layout"


Jay7442572's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout, very challenging<br/> Grass in fairways not very good this time<br/> Of year. Greens were in good condition<br/> And just Sadistic to Putt on, the most<br/> Elavatuon change on the greens that I have<br/> Played in this area I reaaly enjoy this course And will have to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"do not play"


Bill5122890's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

no grass on fairways hard aS a rock very buggey got eaten up the people that work there in the club house are very unpleasant and rude would not play again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Where is the grass?"


Don6140034's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The golf course has an excellent layout with many difficult and interesting holes. However there is hardly any grass on the fairways. For most of your shots from the fairways you need to move your ball to find something green to hit from, and if or the most part it is a weed. Watering only seems to happen on the greens and a two foot apron around the greens.

It would be a great course with the fairways in even in average condition.

Bring a mat or a roll of sod and you will enjoy your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Dunes"


Mrbork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout. Great views of hole from T Box. Condition of grass on greens and fairways poor. Large greens with very good approach shot challenges. Sand everywhere......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A wonderful layout"


mattpuls's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Management told me about their ongoing rehabilitation of this course and said the fairways were still a bit thin but the greens were nice. I must say, I didn't find any problems with the fairways, most of the time I had a good lie. The layout was really incredible and it's what will make me come back, along with the value. I look forward to see how this course will look in the spring and summer as the grass greens up and thickens. I see a ton of potential here and I highly recommend it. There were multiple sets of tees. The tee box I played from had a sign that said it was recommended only for players with a 6-10 handicap, which made most people move up one tee box, which I thought was a good idea. The only complaint I have is the pace of play. I was in a twosome, it took 4 1/2 hours because there was at least one group of 5 ahead of us and we were told by the marshal that the group ahead of them was playing slow and had been told to speed up. They never sped up. Hopefully, next time we won't get stuck behind slow groups or groups of 5. But I will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Long ball Jim"


JCBellow59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a GREAT Course

Evertbody must play it.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout, still needs work"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course under new management. It was closed for a time which always takes a couple seasons to recover from. Fairways are sparse but the Winter has been cold so have to wait and see. The greens are quick and quite smooth. A few of the greens need some partial work but are playable. Overall the course is such a nice layout that it is unfortunate to not be closer to population centers where it would get more play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sal"


u00006419681's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout good routing , but no grass. Greens are speedy with a lot of slope. Waste areas on almost every hole, can be very challenging. Overall well worth the ride.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course