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3.0
274 Reviews (274)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
27
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
63.3%
Recommend this course
203 out of 274 reviews
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1.9
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Conditions
1.6
Value
2.7
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
33.3%
Recommend this course
4 out of 12 reviews
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2.8
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
56.8%
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21 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6661 yards
Slope 120
Rating 71.6

Scotland Yards Golf Club, as its name implies, has a traditional links-style layout that is reminiscent of the traditional links courses of England and Scotland. It offers the experience of classic Scottish golf with the convenient of being only 20 miles north of Tampa. The golf course tumbles across the gently rolling hills of west central Florida. The course plays long and it features wildly undulating greens that require tremendous accuracy. True to its links nature, there is little water but there are plenty of pot bunkers treacherously lurking throughout. The signature hole is the par-5 second. At 554 yards, it is the longest hole on the course and it is only rarely reached in two. The demanding third shot is uphill to a green that is fiercely guarded in front by two massive mounds and pot bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.0
274 Reviews (274)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Brunch 11
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Bunkers 24
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Seniors 23
Beginners 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 12

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1.0
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Previously Played

course was in terrible condition and I would not be interested in playing this course again in its present condition not would I recommend it to any of my golfing friends.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Neglected year after year

See my previous review, trying to upload the pictures on this review. Greens are very sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

2 plus years of regression!

Found a 14$ hot deal on a Saturday morning at 10am and took a shot. 1 car in the parking lot when I arrived. The good news: It only took me 2 hours to play 18. End of good news.

No range and the putting green is just about all dirt. The lady inside was polite, but in previous visits the owner has complained about golf now saying he makes no money when its booked online.

Every green had bare sandy spots and very thin grass, a few on the back 9 were a bit better but they were all very bad. Tees are uneven and most are lumpy and spotty at best. Fairways are mowed but look like regular lawn grass and not your typical fairway seed. This course has been severely neglected and it shows. Such a shame because the layout is great with lots of elevation and tricky greens to read when they are in good shape, which hasnt happened in years. I've played this course off and on for nearly 10 years and it used to be well maintained. The current owner just purchased Lexington oaks and has replaced thier greens but hasnt done anything with this place. Many for sale signs in the neighborhood on the course...never a good sign. If it stays open another year, I'll be shocked. Its 1 step up over just hitting range balls but only if you can get it cheap...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sanding the greens

They were sanding the greens ahead of us and we had to wait 5-10 minutes every hole on the back side.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Links style

!st time playing. You need to know where the fairway is. It looks wide open, but, the fairways are not as wide as they look. Hint. Stay in the fairway. There was no food available after the round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

I normally consider all factors in reviewing a course but the conditions of this course are very poor. The only real positive was the staff I had interaction with. From the tee boxes to the fairways to the bunkers to the greens, this course needs help in all areas. If you pay more than $10.00 to $14.00 to play, just be forewarned.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love the layout, course is mediocre quality

It’s worth playing a round just because it’s a fine links style layout. While the layout is outstanding, the course is in mediocre shape, having been brought back to life a few years ago. The greens and fairways need work, but overall I had a great time playing it. I understand that the operating costs of keeping up a course can be astronomical. Omari’s bar and grill is fantastic and the dining hall is excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

The course is in transition right now or I hope it is for as rough and beat up as the course is. A lot of dead trees on this course that need to come out. Front nine greens in terrible shape but they look like they are being worked on. Would not recommend this course at this time. Will see how it looks in a few months.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Condition

This year the course conditions are less than adequate. The fairways need attention with the mowing. The greens are extremely slow due mostly to the grass not being closely cut. On the day we were there, the tee markers were removed for mowing on the majority of the holes, but we saw only two mowing machines on the entire course for the day. There was a machine following behind us on the holes we played and appeared to be "paintjng" the greens. Many of the greens had bare sandy sections.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Same old

Understaffed, overpriced, greens slow, fairways miserable, t boxes like a hayfield. Shouldn’t pay more tha 15$ to play here. Keep hoping every year that it will improve but it’s always a wreck.

Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

NOT GOOD

THIS COURSE ISN'T GOOD AT ALL. GREENS ARE REEL BAD, FAIRWAYS NOT MUCH BETTER. EVEN THE HOT DOG I PURCHASED AT THE TURN WAS TERIBLE. IT HAD TO BE COOKING FOR 2 DAYS. ONE BITE AND IT WAS IN THE GARBAGE. THIS COURSE IS A LAST RESORT OPTION. SHOULD NOT PAY MORE THEN $15 TO PLAY HERE.
DON'T SAY YOU WERE NOT WORNED!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round of Golf

Very Nice Course, could use a touch up here and there, but very playable. 2nd time playing here and I will be back. Nice Course for the Golf Now price ...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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

Highly recommend

Great coarse, yes like most places they have a couple greens that need some extra attention. Minor stuff. The setting and some of the views while playing is un matched of anywhere I have played in Florida so far. For the price, the feee lunch, definitely will come back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scotland Yards

A few of the greens need some work but overall it is a fun course to play.

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

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