Manatee County Golf Course

3.2212352941 3.2 stars from 5 (216)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6712 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 216 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

139 out of 216 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks brunch  

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Reviews


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"Had a blast!"


golferbryan3's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Firefighter/paramedic"


jasonoyler1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course not as bad as some reviews."


u7620205's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Close to the islands and great value!"


golferbryan3's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Don't waste your money"


u000005919254's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Never again..."


Fred4102025's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Price, Poor Conditions"


ChadMcIlroy's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Easy and good for the price"


Larrywacko's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u180709574's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Manatee County Golf Course"


richwhart's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"slow"


meikco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Management"


u000005856681's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"good variety of challanges"


robncris's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape but the round was slow despite the warning that the marshals would keep it moving.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tyson219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First game since Oct. Staff was very friendly. Course was in good shape. Enjoyed the day after 4 months of winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



RG80D4BB871552C6115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


mcarpin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and close to where I stay. Fairways are coming in nicely with the warmer nights. Some greens are burnt in places but overall good course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful condition"


linksterguy's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played the Manatee County course many times in the past and being familiar with conditions and pace of play, I must say I was pleased to see great improvement in both categories. I was especially pleased with the condition of tee boxes, fairways and greens. Will return soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Municipal Course @ Affordable “In-Season” Rates"


u000005220313's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on a Monday afternoon using a “Hot Deal” rate. Joined a couple to make us a threesome. Started us on the back nine following a series of twosomes so pace of play for the first nine holes was slow. However, several twosomes playing in front of us did not make the turn so we were able to play quickly on our second nine..........which more than made up for a few long waits on our first nine. Condition of the greens was surprisingly (after reading some less-than-kind reviews for this course) good: not particularly fast but firm and true. Bunkers were excellent and all appeared to have been groomed earlier in the day. Fairways were in good shape with no problem areas or bare spots. Grass in fairways was not mowed as tight as some of higher end local courses so drives did not roll out as far as might be expected, but we were all able to play “ball down” and did not need to roll or move our balls even once during the entire round. Staff (both inside and outside) could not have been friendlier and each staff member made me feel welcome and appreciated. As to value for the price: this course, and my overall experience, was quite good. Would go back and next time take a few of my buddies.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u530966248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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