Manatee County Golf Course

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3.3
243
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
67
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
38
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
73.0%
Recommend this course
160 out of 243 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
23
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.9%
Recommend this course
17 out of 23 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
66
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.8%
Recommend this course
52 out of 66 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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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
243

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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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Generous 'landing' areas; greens large & smooth, reasonably priced, employees pleasant. Strongly recommend

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

Good overall

Course is in great overall shape. Much much much improved over last 2 years. Pace was pretty good but don't expect that every time .it's winter in Florida.

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

Course.is improving.

Played the course the previous week and was somewhat disappointed in the condition of the course, but the proximity of the course to where we are staying brought me back. I was impressed by how much improvement had taken place in one week. The greens were in much better condition than the previous week. I plan to be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

Slow play and smell of waste treatment plant was terrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Golf for the price

Played the course through GolfNOW for a really good price. Fun course, but very slow, lots of players and they seem to allow walkers throughout the day which slows pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun golf course

A nice course in good condition. It has enough challenge for everyone

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

Challenging

Course conditions did not match the conditions at this time last year. Greens were not in very good condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Manatee gc

Despite torrential rains the night before and some standing water on the fairways( cart path only) the round went smoothly. The fairways and greens were nearly perfect. The round took 3 1/2 hours.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

It was a bit cool and windy but we enjoyed this course. Good layout for Florida.

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

Nice golf day

Course was in average condition, fairly open layout. Pace was okay for a busy day. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The staff was outstanding and check in very easy .

The course was in good shape considering the amount of rain it had received recently. We were paired with a gentleman from Canada who had played the course previous and was very helpful. Would recommend the course for any players.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid golf experience.

Fantastic staff! Greens need some TLC. Nice layout. Lots of wildlife- including gators.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Count lock up

Waited on every single shot

My own fault for playing on a Sunday just before Christmas.

When I booked on golf now the description read Manatee and not Manatee Count, I try and stay away from a public course on week ends.

Grooming is only as good as County puts in,

Too bad, I can say I played this course as the only positive.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a mess

Tee boxes not to bad. Fairways need a lot of work. Second cut needs to be mowed. All the greens are terrible, it’s like putting on the moon if you have ever been on the surface of the moon. I haven’t. I paid 19.00 on golfnow. The other player paid 45.00 at the club house. What a waist of money, felt bad for the guy. That’s why these reviews are important.

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

Local’s Alert - Snowbirds!

Local’s - Please note the snowbirds are back. Along with their lack of etiquette that is hurting course conditions even more! Divots not filled, unrepaired ballmarks on greens is HORRIBLE, Cigarette butts galore, cigar butts galore, spot sunflower seeds on tees and greens, garbage thrown about and horrifically slow play. Be prepared to play a 5+ hour round. Price is too much money.

Pope golf should be ashamed of themselves at the poor conditions they’ve let these greens get to. They could be great but nahh they’d rather pocket the money.

While us locals played and stuck with this course over the summer and rainy season we are now subjected to taking a backseat to the rude season folks. I feel bad for the staff having to deal with it.

While we stuck it out through the worst conditions of the year it’s sad that we’re passed over for the almighty dollar and now have to accept the decline of quality due to patrons with zero respect for the course. Extremely disappointed on many many levels.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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cmydockccc
Commented On 2019-01-21T01:26:11.000+00:00

@DanGolferz Your reply means nothing, absolutely zero. It’s a county course so get your facts straight ma’am.

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Commented On 2019-01-18T23:26:00.000+00:00

I agree that many so called golfers don’t fix their ball marks but “locals” remember that the snowbirds keep the golf courses in the area open, so maybe show a little respect!

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