Manatee County Golf Course

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3.3
223
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
34
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
71.5%
Recommend this course
145 out of 223 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
13
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
78
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.5%
Recommend this course
66 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6712
Slope 123
Rating 70.6
Type Public/Municipal
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Manatee Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6712 yards 70.6 123
White 72 6196 yards 68.5 117
Gold 72 5872 yards 66.1 112
Gold (W) 72 5872 yards 71.5 120
Red 72 5586 yards 68.2 116
Family 72 3445 yards 59.7 90
Scorecard for Manatee County
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.6/123 400 411 192 495 467 420 316 215 554 3470 443 330 150 400 381 510 150 332 543 3239 6709
White M: 68.5/117 367 378 146 475 420 396 300 182 504 3168 410 304 134 378 359 493 127 307 516 3028 6196
Gold M: 66.1/112 354 360 127 447 379 384 283 175 478 2987 390 287 115 367 346 476 113 301 490 2885 5872
Red W: 68.2/115 334 345 117 425 367 362 302 157 454 2863 377 271 100 347 327 466 105 286 477 2756 5619
Handicap 11 13 17 3 7 1 15 9 5 2 16 18 8 10 4 14 12 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

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

3.3
223

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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3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Keeps improving

Manatee County Golf Course is a decent public course which has continued to get better conditions over the last several weeks. Greens are smoothing out. Fairways are quite good. Tees still need work, but tees on any public course take a beating. Pace of play was great, since the course was not crowded and we got out as a twosome with no one in front of us. Played 18 in under three hours!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some improving conditions

Manatee is a county course and gets a lot of play. We played here two weeks ago and found it in decent, but not great shape. Yesterday, it showed signs of improvement. Greens are still a bit rough, but playable. Fairways in fairly good shape. Tee boxes are getting better, not as rough as two weeks ago. Staff is always great. Overall, a good value, especially if you don’t expect too much.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course was in GREAT SHAPE for this time of year, Staff was very friendly! We will be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Day on the course

Fun day at the Manatee Golf Course. Course is in good shape especially considering the heat and the rain. Pace was good. Staff was friendly and the beer was cold!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

manatee

When you come to the Pro Shop you are greeted as a valued customer, this goes for the restaurant and cart barn

Then you play golf, I played in the summer and had no waiting on the course for a morning round

Good place to play again

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

Had a blast!

They've had their ups and downs but the course looks pretty good and is always a great value, staff is excellent!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Firefighter/paramedic

Nice Muny.....Very friendly staff, Hannah in the Pro shop was very nice, had a fun time playing 18 with my two youngest children, 13 and 10.......Watch out for the Squirrel on 12, he stole a whole bag of peanuts right out of the cart while we were on the Green..lol......Will play this course again when we come back next year.

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

This course not as bad as some reviews.

Played as a twoSome starter let us start on back nine so we wouldn’t be held up. This course has improved since I played it two years ago. Close to beach good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Close to the islands and great value!

I think it's the closest course to the islands without having to drive an hour each way which is nice. Greens were rolling great unlike what I read in some reviews but so many people don't realize that it is aerification season right now which they did back in May but all good now. Staff was awesome and the price was right, I will be back next week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't waste your money

I played this course back in April and it was in great shape for being a county course which led me to coming back. Since then the fairways have died out, the teeboxes are just as bad and the greens have dead spots all throughout the front 9. I won't go back until I see five consecutive solid reviews of the condition.

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

Never again...

I used to play this course a lot when I lived in Manatee County. Closed 2 years ago to redo greens. Last year, this site reports bad to horrible green conditions. Yesterday, greens were horrible, lots of bare or moldy dead patches. Fairways were poor, many weeded areas, dead patches, and tractor ruts. Tee boxes a mess, lots of high grass and weeds everywhere. This used to be a beautiful course. No more. Either poor management, poor supervision, or lack of funding for course maintenance. No excuses. I played for $10 on a Golf Now hot deal. A waste of money, an embarrassing conditions. Stay away or be forewarned if conditions. I’ve seen barnyards that we’re better suited for golf.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Price, Poor Conditions

Very cheap, but the course needs a lot of work, the lines between fairway and rough are blurred. For a cheap round of golf however, it is fine i guess.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

punched greens

Greens have been punched and over seeded. So forget about a true putt. I would give it awhile before you spend your money at this time.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Easy and good for the price

Nice and easy does it here...No frills , just ok and nice people running it.. A deal for $15..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Manatee County Golf Course

Work on the fairways is in progress. #13 has been sodded over the marshy areas. The greens are in the best shape I've seen ever since we first golfed there over five years ago.

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

slow

Have played this course many times in the past , however never this slow . Several holes were a standstill while 2 or 3 foursomes waited to tee off .. should have called it and asked for a future credit. I will not do this again until its less busy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Management

Managementthere was no management of the course it appeared that it was overbooked took in excess of five hours to play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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