Links at Greenfield Plantation, The

3.7250117647 3.7 stars from 5 (219)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6719 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required and is at the discretion of the management.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6719 yards 72.0 130
Blue 72 6262 yards 70.0 126
White 72 5712 yards 67.5 117
White (W) 72 5712 yards 73.0 131
Red (W) 72 4944 yards 68.2 112

The Links at Greenfield Plantation combines a rare mix of championship golf with affordability surrounded by a breathtaking natural environment. This is a course that calls for deliberate club selection as it weaves through beautiful marshes and under bridges, punctuated only by sparkling lakes and large bunkers surrounding undulating greens. Four sets of tees determine your challenge. The new clubhouse features a snack bar and well-stocked pro shop. A courteous staff is available to see to all your golfing needs. Located just two miles east of I-75, Exit 220 in Bradenton, The Links is just minutes away from St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Sarasota.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 219 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

164 out of 216 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Worth Playing!"


Joeyb12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Read some recent negative reviews, but NOT what I found here. They are paying attention to this course! Overall condition is more than acceptable, and I'll be back. I have a 13.6 index and play above average golf, so found this a pleasant experience. Most of the greens are 90% there and putted true. Love the fact that the cart guy came almost out to the parking lot to get my bag, greeted me nicely, and cordially answered my questions about clubhouse access. Pro shop guy was also very nice. For $25, it was a real summer bargain!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"On the road to recovery"


jcw357's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played here a few times over the years and always thought it a good layout but condition got poor a while back so haven't played for last couple of years. Saw reviews recently and gave it another go. Obviously something has changed here as the course is starting to get better. Staff were great in both pro shop and bar and sandwiches looked really good.

On the course it's clearly suffered from dry weather of past few months the tee boxes well worn and areas of fairway heavily invested with tough grasses and weeds. However they have roped off about 20 to 30 yards of fairways as they approach greens and started to get these areas to a much improved condition so no carts allowed in these areas but it's worth that sacrifice. Few weeds and well watered so more lush grass. Greens themselves had some bare patches but ran true and we're good to put on.

Excellent value around $20 as pm rate and would certainly come again. This is a good test of golf some narrow tee shots and approaches to greens. Well done on improvements so far and good luck for the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Truly target golf"


rockydogz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Invited by friends to play this course and asked an employee where we could warm up and chip and putt. He informed us that there was no chipping and we could take our putters and walk to the putting green. Was actually miffed that we couldn't take our cart and drive to the chipping green. The course is in good to reasonable shape and the pace of play was good. We played winter rules as there were several areas that were in poor shape. It would be good if they gave golfers a book on the course as on several holes that were tricky with small landing areas. Probably will put this course on the list where I won't return as there are better values and nicer courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Huge improvement"


u000007235690's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Haven't played Greenfield in some time as we were disappointed in the condition of the fairways and greens but very glad we gave it another chance. We all agreed the course has never been in better condition. I've been fortunate to play some of the best courses around here and Greenfield compares very favorably.

The greens were in excellent condition, held well and were reasonably fast. Even the bunkers were good with more sand under the ball than most.

We'll be returning here more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A pleasant experience"


eag4me's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing here and was very pleased with the layout and condition of the golf course and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Best deal in the area and will certainly be back.

Thanks !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Susan"


Zuzu2050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course a few times. I was not that thrilled with it the first couple of times but yesterday the course seemed to be in much better shape. The greens were in good shape except for one that was pretty well dug up. Good course for the cost on Golf Now. I will surely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greenfield value"


kevin7446238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good for the price.. ok condition and lots of tees to play from. No driving range. Just some mats and floater balls to warm up with. Will play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A good value"


poppy717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable greens are in good condition fairways and tee boxes fair. Nice layout pace of play was very good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tee Time"


sharonbeverley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course .Lots of water . Few holdups


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course conditions"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Fairways and greens were all in great condition. Have played this course on many occasions. This was about the best I have ever seen it in.

Greens were very quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another great day at Greenfield Plantation"


TIMACE's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played with a nice couple from England. The Links at GF is a very interesting layout. And with a rather strong breeze, it was somewhat challenging. Nice selection of beverages on the drink cart, too! It was a great golf day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day"


Barb1859862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Appreciate pace of play and courses participation in last min golf this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice and little challenging course"


dancon360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for beginner and intermediate golf player


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Water"


gopher555's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round nice course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A decent layout"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Living close allows me to play here often, but I only will play the course if I can get a cheap rate, the reason being all the fairways are overgrown with crab grass. The greens and T boxes are in decent shape and I like the course layout. The staff there has always been very helpful and pleasant, so that helps to make my decision to come back easy. They have an outside covered eating area which is a plus also.

One other negative is that they don't allow carts into the parking lot. The day I played 6/19/15 there was no cart girl and we basically had the course to ourselves, I have never experienced any lag in start time and the course has not been backed up since I have been going. Overall if you can get it for under $25 go for it, maybe you may enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Ok for the money"


jglowinski's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were ok, but fairways had weeds in a lot areas and teeboxes needed to be mowed. Nice layout and price was fair for the conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience; great value."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quick and efficient processing of tee time; helpful and polite staff. Greens and fairways in good condition; plenty of water around to challenge accuracy of shots.

Fast pace; no delays; plenty of drinking water along the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Little run down."


u000001426036's avatar
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grass in the bunkers, weeds growing on the greens. Weeds in the fairways. Greens were slow. I can see why there was no one at this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Some greens were a little scabby"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This still my favorite course to play, but some of the greens are in need of repair (had places that are predominantly sand and soil).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/20/2016

Unfortunately we have to aerate the greens this time of year. It is growing in beautifully. Come see us soon. It will be back to normal!


"Like a downhill puitt - me cautious"


u000007235690's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The greens are in pretty poor condition. Lots of bare spots, inconsistent speed and lots of bumps making it difficult and very frustrating. The fairways and tee boxes are typical of most courses particularly this time of year - wet and lacking a decent grass layer.

This is one of our 'go-to' courses in winter but is suffering more so now than others due to the heat and lack of rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/20/2016

Thanks for the feedback. We were aerating and transitioning to summer grass when you played. Everything is growing in very nicely now. Your next visit should be a pleasant one.



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