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3.4
303 Reviews (303)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
85
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
42
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
75.9%
Recommend this course
206 out of 303 reviews
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3.2
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
63.3%
Recommend this course
19 out of 30 reviews
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3.5
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.2%
Recommend this course
61 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6712 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.6
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Manatee Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1977
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lane Marshall

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
303 Reviews (303)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 11
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Seniors 16
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 6

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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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The course need love

The course is not well maintained, the greens are bumpy with many brown spots.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrific condition

Greens are unputtable... fairways and tee boxes are some of the worst that I have seen!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beat up course

Not in good shape. Almost as bad as a few years ago when they killed all the greens. Tee boxes are bad too. Carts were OK.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions deteriorating.

One of the two Manatee county courses, this one is sliding back downhill. The greens are barely playable. Bald spots, weeds, uneven grass. The tees are showing signs of both age and wear. The divot holes on several tees made finding a level stance very challenging. Fairways are not too bad, but I’d hate to have to play the ball down and compete with anyone fairly. The contrast between Buffalo Creek and Manatee is dramatic. Greens fees are the same, but the courses are not.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Don’t waste your time and money

Probably the worst golf course I have ever played. Didn’t even bother to make the turn.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice afternoon at Manatee Golf Club in Bradenton

Four of us played and had a great time. Never had to wait, and no one had to wait for us. We played in about 3:15! Fairways were in great shape... and overall the course was in better shape than the last time we played it a couple of years ago.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course layout

Bad bad greens. Course was wet. Grass wasn't mowed. Lost a couple of balls just off fairway couldn't find them. Would not play again

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Lots of water

The forecast showed a few showers possible, but at the tee-off time, the sky opened up and heavy rain began and lasted for about 35 min. We went off and tried to play but the conditions were terrible. We made it through 9 and quit as everything was mud. they should have closed the course and saved everyone a lot of aggravation.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot humid day

Nice tract but course was pretty wet. I thought I booked directly with course but was thru GolfNow so had the service fee and took extra time. Friendly staff, slot of cool wildlife on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You get what you pay for!

Excellent value. Course was definitely a little weathered but was an excellent value. I was told to start on back nine and it was great( not very scenic due to a water treatment plant that spans half of the back nine. Pace of play was a bit slow once I finished the back nine and started on the front but not bad overall. I rented clubs for $25 and even though they were just Tour Edge clubs they played fairly nicely. Like I said you get what you pay for so don’t pay $25 for a round and expect championship quality golf. Staff was friendly and they’re working on getting the course back in shape. Only complaint was the amount of workers still on course at 11:00. I will probably play again if I’m back in the area. I have seen other courses not to far from here that are in better condition but haven’t played them yet so not able to compare value. This was the closest course to Anna Maria Island.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are coming back. I played a solo round and was done in 2.5 hrs. Best day golfing ever!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good bang for the buck.

Visiting friends in the bradenton area from south east pa..Yes the course is not pristine but the value can not be beat. Course management seems to be aware of needed improvements and are addressing them. No issues that would prevent an enjoyable afternoon of golf. Jerry and Kevin were very helpful to ensure my wife and I a fun round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Tough Bermuda grass and sand

Course in pretty good shape considering the hot and humid conditions

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow, Slow, Slow

Fairways and greens are in average condition at best. A lot of the greens had multiple patches of sand. The tee boxes were terrible. This course needs a lot of work

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf

it was a great time just not in the perfect condition but playable

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf review

It was a good time we got to practice and then go play on the course. i play for my school team and this is our home field we are just coming off a 6 and 1 season and hoping to repeat.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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