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3.6
722 Reviews (722)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
317
3 Stars
162
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
62
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
79.6%
Recommend this course
527 out of 722 reviews
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3.9
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.7%
Recommend this course
72 out of 83 reviews
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3.5
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.8%
Recommend this course
89 out of 119 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.0

The Preserve Golf Club at Tara features Ted McAnlis' par 72, championship golf course. Exceptional care was taken to protect and enhance wetlands and other natural features of the course. At just over 7,000 yards, the course offers four sets of tees, allowing players of all skill levels to enjoy a challenging round of golf. Eleven bridges span the many small streams running through the golf course, protecting natural waterfalls and wetland habitats. A unique feature is the 60 foot Mount Matthew, which sits between the driving zones of hole five and six and forms an impressive backdrop for the tee shot. A beautiful clubhouse is open for lunch daily and is perfect for seminars, banquets or receptions.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
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, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.6
722 Reviews (722)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
19th Hole Specials 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 87
Forced Carries 60
Bunkers 53
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Advanced Golfers 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Worth the Drive 24
Near the Airport 18

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Definitely will be back!

First time playing Tara Preserve and was very satisfied. Great course layout and although there are quite a few water hazards, it made the round challenging and fun. Greens were in great condition and the fairways only had a few dead patches scattered throughout. Pace was quick due to the open course and made for a great day of golf and social distancing. Staff was accommodating and friendly and even allowed our twosome to take two carts. Also pretty affordable compared to some of the other courses in the Lakewood ranch area. Will definitely be back and recommend to others!

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

still like this course

Always liked this course but was scared off buy negative reviews of course conditions 1 year ago. I have plated this course 3 times this calendar year and will put it on my regular rotation to play. Especially during these days of Social Distancing, the staff is coutrteous, the cours is well groomed and in very playable shape and greens are perfect. I will be playing many more times here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable

Despite the long dry spell, Tara has good grass in the fairways and the greens will hold a shot. The course is not long, but places a premium on placement. There is a nice mix of holes with and without water in play, and doglegs in both directions. The round took 4 hours which is not bad. The staff was friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Water water water

Water everywhere except the fairway and greens. The coarse was very dry and hard

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

Our own course

My friend and I booked for 12:52 however got to the course early. We saw the starter at 12:00 and were able to tee off then. There was no one behind us and no one in front of us, no one. On 16 a twosome caught up to us and we caught up to a 4some ahead of us on 18. The course is in good conditions. The Coronavirus has obviously affecting play but my thinking is being in the outdoors in better than being in a crowded room. Only my second time playing the Preserve and won’t be my last.

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

Accuracy golf at its finest

I was down from NH for vacation and i must say this place was a great track to play, it requires you to leave yourself in position for your next shot often. I played the whites and I drive the ball a solid 260-270ish, I only hit my driver 2 maybe 3 times all round. A couple greens had some tire marks on them but for the most part the greens were great and rolled like they should. A lot of hidden water locations that require you to take your medicine and leave yourself a better shot location for your next one I would highly recommend this course, just be sure to bring plenty of spare balls!.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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

Did you say water!

I Touch that à golf course color was Green but thaïs is bleu .... but so fun
Was paired With 2 Nice guys from Ontario
Conditions were very playable
Two toned Greens, fast enough with subtilities
Like this course enough to be my home course for next year

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

Value for money

Fairways good grass cover compared to many other courses. Green middel fast

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff, very friendly and accommodating. Fair rate. The course was not in very good shape and we waited on Every shot. Practice facilities were actually nice and better than the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another good day at Tara

Got off a little early and was a little slow since we had a twosome but was not pushed too hard from behind so could hit a few putts while waiting. Still got around in 4-15.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The greens were in good condition and quick but true

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

Nice Challenge

Course was in fair shape. Greens rolled good but did have some weeds in each one. Grass around the greens was not consistent but they did have grass. Fairways were playable without problems. Water and doglegs throughout the course. Our 1st time playing and they gave us a book with helpful tips when we paid. Overall, we played in just under 4 hours and had fun. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect

This course was in great shape. It was beautiful. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Cancellation Charge

I had a reservation for two players on 3 March. That morning I had an accident that left me unable to walk. I called the pro shop to advise them of the situation. They still went ahead and charged me $123.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I will come back.

A friendly staff meets you every time you visit this course. The course has a challengedly layout so it is North camping back to.

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

Nice course but....

Loved the course and the staff but again got caught behind a foursome that was very slow. Playing from 3 different tee blocks, not playing ready golf and had at least 1 or 2 holes empty in front of them. No Marshall's on the course until the 14th hole. The marshall spoke to them and they did speed up but it would have been better had they been spoken to on the front nine.
It is unfortunate because the course is very nice, the staff are great and the amenities are very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight course

Fairways are practically hard pan Tees and greens are not great Lots of blind shots if you don’t know the course you find after you hit a good shot you could be in the water

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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