Dunedin Golf Club

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4.0
208
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
83.2%
Recommend this course
188 out of 207 reviews
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5.0
1
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4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.5
6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6625
Slope 131
Rating 71.3
Type Semi-Private
Dunedin Golf Club was carved out of citrus groves and was the PGA National Golf Course until 1962. The golf course itself is delightful. From elevation changes to a river that bisects the course, you can just feel the aura of the great golfers who have played here. Bobby Jones, Gene Saraze, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Paul Runyan to name a few have participated in tournaments here. Dunedin Country Club is located in Dunedin, minutes from the beaches, many restaurants and several top hotel options. Dunedin Golf Club is a Donald Ross creation.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6625 yards 71.3 131
White 72 6245 yards 69.7 125
Combo 72 5708 yards 66.8 114
Red (W) 72 5370 yards 70.1 116
Silver 72 5267 yards 64.8 110
Silver (W) 72 5267 yards 69.7 115
Gold (W) 72 4710 yards 67.9 111
Scorecard for The Dunedin Golf Club
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: 71.3/131 424 466 185 433 366 157 522 352 372 3277 506 179 335 389 356 483 185 502 413 3348 6625
White M: 69.7/125 396 418 170 419 341 141 510 336 364 3095 477 140 322 366 331 471 176 471 396 3150 6245
Combo M: 66.8/114 332 342 170 335 313 141 510 321 320 2784 477 140 249 310 301 471 176 471 329 2924 5708
Red W: 70.1/116 332 342 153 335 331 122 440 321 320 2696 402 96 249 310 323 407 156 339 329 2611 5307
Silver M: 64.8/110 W: 69.7/115 332 342 153 335 313 122 440 321 320 2678 402 96 249 310 301 407 156 339 329 2589 5267
Gold W: 67.9/111 294 335 118 317 304 98 429 263 280 2438 350 92 241 280 260 360 121 291 277 2272 4710
Handicap 7 1 15 3 13 17 5 11 9 10 18 14 8 6 4 16 12 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 5 15 17 7 3 13 11 1 9 10 18 14 12 4 2 16 6 8

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Tifdwarf Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
208

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Undulating Greens 48
Water Hazards 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 53
Advanced Golfers 51
Seniors 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 18

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun, challenging course

Played for the first time on August 8th. I was pleasantly surprised by the course . With all the wet weather we have been getting, the course was in near perfect conditions. Fairways were dry, greens were rolling good.

The course itself has trees lining most of the fairways. Not much water that you can hit. I was also surprised to see the amount of elevation changes on this course. It wasn't extreme, however, it was nice to see some elevated tee boxes or downhill shots to greens.

I will definitely play this course again. Even though Bardmoor is within 2 miles of my house, I'd rather make the drive to Dunedin to play this course more frequently.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Expect Old Golf Days, Classic Ross

A must for Ross fans. Very rich in history. Greens were exceptional, again classic Ross. Nothing is what it seems if you know Ross, many optical and mind illusions. Old time character. Do not be fooled by distance. At 6300, enough 400+ par 4's, but some scorable par 5's too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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gmkenn
Commented On 03/21/2018

Thank you for your comments. I am the General Manager at the Club and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round with us. Our Superintendent, Allen works diligently to provide a fine course for our members and guests. Again, thank you for your feedback.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This was the second time playing the course in one week. Over seeding the fairways helped to provide excellent fairway turf. The greens were slower then many in the area but very consistent; which is all you can ask. Water comes into play on many holes and keeps you thinking. The staff and members we played with and met on the practice range were very friendly and upbeat about golf and the course. The pace of play was good........I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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gmkenn
Commented On 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comments. I am the General Manager at the Club and I am pleased to hear that our team treated you in a friendly manner. Our Superintendent, Allen works diligently to provide a fine course for our members and guests. Again, thank you for your feedback.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great track and service

I recently played Dunedin which was in great shape and a challenging layout. I thought that was the best part about it, but, I discovered differently. After my round, I forgot my rangefinder in the cart. Since I did not discover it missing until the next day when I had travelled to Orlando for my final round on my way home to Toronto, Canada, I never thought I would see my $350.00 investment ever again. But No! l immediately called the club and spoke to David Williams in the shop, he confirmed they had my rangefinder. He took my information and said they would happily send it back to me, IN CANADA! I received the rangefinder in the mail about a week later. Th postage alone for returning my rangefinder was over $15.00. This, is what it means to be a golf professional! This level of customer care and service, not just extended to members but day players as well. It would have been far to easy for some to just say if I wanted it I could pick it up or it may have not made it into zThe shop at all. Notat Dunedin. Thank you to all from the person on the back shop who must have found it to David who spoke to me and sent it back to John Falcone, the Head professional who clearly runs a club where this is the customer service ethic is practiced and valued. This exhibits the greatness of golf as truly a game of honour. Thanks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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gmkenn
Commented On 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comments. I am the General Manager at the Club and I am pleased to hear that our team went the extra mile to return your property. I would be extremely disjointed to hear otherwise. We try to treat our members and guests like family. Thank you for taking the time to provide kudos to David and our Golf Team!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Demanding, Fun Layout

This course has many nice tree-lined fairways, at least half are doglegs. If you go a little wayward you find yourself in trees but easy to chip out or recover. The course is fair in that it has trees from which you can recover rather than bushed areas or swamp areas like some other courses. There is not much water in play on the course, none on the front nine, maybe 3-4 holes on the back. None the less I seem to find trees on this course more than I like to.

The greens are often protected with good quality bunkers, the greens are in very good condition. Putts roll true.

Overall, it is a challenging and fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comments. I am the General Manager at the Club and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round here. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for your feedback.

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1.0
First Time Playing

Waste of time and money..Too Bad

On vacation get a tee time on Tee Off. I get there and the place is packed with people. And they tell me it’s Shotgun and best ball. That I was starting on 6 with 3 other guys. I just came to play a round of golf! Can’t believe these guys post on Tee Off and this is what you paid for. Very unprofessional way to treat customers. I left. Never again will they get anymore of my money.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented On 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comments. I am the General Manager at the Club and I am sorry to hear your experience was not as you expected. I will get with my team and use this unfortunate event as a teachable moment. We try to accommodate everyone to the best of our abilities, please accept my humble apology that we did not deliver for you.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the better courses in the area

Such a great course. Always in at least halfway decent condition. If you ask them beforehand, they will be honest with how you.

Rates aren't awful for the quality of the course. It can get a little difficult (especially on the back), but overall great experience. One of my favorite courses in Central Florida.

Even coming off of renovation two days prior, the course was stellar. Going to be in great condition this summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not great but it is a Ross

Greens are nice and classic Ross. The rest of the course is a basic muni that gets tons of play. Lots of hardpan especially around the greens and most of the course is a very tight lie dead center of fairway.

It is a fun course but conditions at this time of the year should be stellar not like its August. Generally I was disappointed after reading the hype and 4.5 start ratings.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Donald Ross layout for a great price

This course is classic Donald Ross. Small, turtle back greens and the ability to walk off one green and right on to the next tee. An extremely fun layout with difficult holes, but not over punishing to the average amateur. Like most Ross designs, the challenge is around the green. Don't be afraid to putt from 15 yds off the green.

The course itself could use a little work. The greens roll great, but the fairways and rough are a little bare in a few spots. Combine the condition, layout, and price, I could play this course everyday.

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

Solid Track

Dunedin is by and large a solid course. It's a classic Donald Ross design with Ross' signature elevated greens. The smart way to play the course is to avoid being long or above the whole as all greens would seem to have a back to front pitch with some more severe than others. Perhaps most notably in terms its slope severity is number 11. If you are above the hole on this par 3 expect to have at least a 10ft come backer as you first putt if it doesn't hit the whole. The opening stretch of holes 1-4 is probably the best stretch of holes on the course and great and challenging beginning to your round. If you get past these four with you score and wits intact you are positioning yourself for a good round. Number 1 is a long par 4 measuring 424 yards with a slight dogleg left. Watch out for trees left and OB right. The 2nd is another long par 4 dogleg left,, this one stretching out to 460 yards! Not surprisingly the longest par 4 on the course. I assume in Ross' original design this would have been a par 5 as the course par now is 71. As for the 2nd a large tree down the left with force all but the longest of hitters to aim their tee ball centre right rather than take on the dogleg and risk getting knocked down. The 3rd is an excellent long par 3 with bunkers surrounding the green a sloped green back to front. The 4th is another long par 4 but this time a dog left right. There is a lateral hazard up the left side and trees up the right. One hole I am not a fan of is the par 5 15th. A massive river bisects the hole from the blue tee tucked away to the left it is a awkward angle. The hole seems out of character with the design

All toll good layout and fun to play. I have played the course 3 times over my last two trips to Florida and always enjoyed it. If you are in the area it's a course worth teeing it up at.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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
Excellent weather
Used cart

a hidden gem

this course really gave the country club feel. the greens were some of the best in central west coast. the fairways were lush, only one bad tee box.great ball washers. no gps on carts though. if you want to play one of the best courses ( besides innisbrook) in this area , don't miss this one. the staff was professional and cordial. the pro shop is in the cart barn building. the club house, bar and restaurant were appropriate for a course of this stature. can't wait to play it again

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

very nice course

Had a good time playing this course, the greens took a little getting use to but very nice fast and hard to hold sometimes but good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Classic Donald Ross

One of my golf hobbies is playing Donald Ross courses, and I have played 25. Dunedin is a classic Ross course in very good condition and also a course with great golf history. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

dunedin hidde pearl

This course is the best layout in Pinellas coiunty, excluding maybe innisbrook. the greens had been punched a few weeks before but were still in great shape and fast. Fairways were good. As a visitor here from Georgia, I elected to walk with a starting tee time of 12:30- way too late and too hot, so I only played 9 holes. Staff is always friendly

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

Exciting long course

This course is in very good shape, and is long and challenging. The design is fair, both for beginners and intermediate golfers.. We have had a great time here this week, played the course four times, and the score has been almost exactly the same through four rounds.. We have already started planning our next trip to Dunedin golf club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

If you like hard and fast courses that are challenging you'll love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Donald Ross Classic

I love playing Donald Ross designed courses. I find them so very well designed with no hidden hazards or bunkers. Dunedin Golf Club does not disappoint.

The traditional raised greens are standard here. Most approach shots call for an extra club because of the raised greens. In classic Ross style, there aren't a ton of forced carries. Everything is straight forward. The doglegs present themselves directly before you. No guess work on which way the holes play.

The greens were in fabulous shape. There were no bare spots at all. The volume of grass on the greens was impressive. The greens rolled very true and they rolled fast! Whenever possible, stay below the pin. The grain on these greens is strong. Putting uphill is much better than putting downhill with the grain. Downhill puts are very speedy!

The fairways on the front 9 were in very good shape. I only noticed one spot on a front nine fairway that needed attention. The same can't be said on the back nine. The fairways need some serious work. The 10th fairway was horrible. Other fairways on the back were better, but a couple need help.

The course overall was fun to play. Ross designs his courses to make the players hit shots. Hit a decent tee ball and you can expect to be rewarded with a good view of the green. Hit a tee ball offline, and you can expect to probably be hitting a recovery shot.

There was no bag staff when I arrived. The golf pro told me I could load my bag on any cart. He also directed me to the starter. The starter, Joe or John, barely looked up from his post. I was playing as a single. He told me I could catch a couple ahead of me and play along if I wanted. He never made any effort to go out to the couple and notify them. He checked my ticket and then he headed into the restaurant. Off I went. I didn't bother the couple ahead of me. I just played my 18 by myself. The couple moved along, but being a single, I had plenty of time to check out the conditions of the tees, fairways, and greens.

The restaurant staff was excellent. The bartender kept my soda filled and took my food order quickly. My chicken wrap was very good. I highly recommend the restaurant for a post round bite to eat and a drink!

I bring 7 friends down to the Tampa area for a weeklong golf outing every fall. While I'd like to bring them to Dunedin Golf Club, the condition of the back nine fairways would disappoint my friends; I hope they get those fairways back in prime shape. Then Dunedin Golf Club would be on our "Must Play List."

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Watch oout for the greens

If you can hit the green in regulation then that will not mean you made par. Greens are tricky and break is not always what you think.

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

Spring break

I was pleasantly surprised by this course. A traditional Donald Ross design with lots of history. Very fair but challenging enou. Greens were in good shape, fairways were good given it is still early in the season. We played in under 4 hours. Very enjoyable and relatively affordable.

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

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