Waterlefe Golf & River Club

4.5199882353 4.5 stars from 5 (671)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6908 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout


Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Ted McAnlis (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bobcat 72 6908 yards 73.0 141
Eagle 72 6427 yards 71.0 136
Tarpon 72 5909 yards 69.0 122
Manatee 72 5449 yards 65.0 103
Manatee (W) 72 5449 yards 72.1 132
Otter (W) 72 4700 yards 68.0 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 671 Reviews
5 stars:
415
4 stars:
221
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

648 out of 669 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews


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Shane4269004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the most demanding courses I have played but it was one of the most fun. The course was in great shape with greens that were receptive, fast, and true. The pace was a little slow, but nothing that couldn’t be tolerated


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Water everywhere"


jettyalo54's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Waterlefe was recommended to me and I will recommend it to others as it is almost a "must play" if in the St.Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota area. Excellent course that will challenge even the best golfers out there, especially from the back tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



danvassel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Memorable course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course in the area. Every hole is memorsble not only for golf, but also for its natural beauty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rnherby's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Great course"


tomlucy47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific layout, especially the back nine. Look forward to playing out again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Waterlefe in January 2018"


dinoerding's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, good challenging sloped greens. Very friendly staff. Next year I will come again.


Pace of Play: Good

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




u459652565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000006321892's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful golfcourse"


verca1990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice golf course with very friendly staff and wonderful new carts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hit it straight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of water and cabbage in play for your entertainment. Tough course to play for the first time. The 15 to 20 mph wind didn’t help, but that’s golf. Would like another crack at it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Mark8397387's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very smooth and about 10 or 11. Difficult course especially in windy conditions. I played in a twosome and we played in under 3 hours!


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


"Don't look at the water"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, some narrow fairways with a lot of water. The day we played the bugs (no seeums) was very bad, not sure if always that bad. But would take bug spray next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Dan6104863's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course but my last two rounds I was eaten alive by the no seeems. They were unbearabile and I I am still scratching days later.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


tomcat324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course conditions and super value. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.

Definitely a must play!


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



mbarb377's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Very nice layout"


Jimjonespa48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in nice shape. Beware of the noseeums, they are abundant at this course any biting constantly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bring plenty of balls"


u000004710628's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well manicured and looks good, water everywhere but generous landing areas . Good value. The course was overbooked or just slow Looking for balls.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice condition, reasonably fun"


AllFours's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in pretty good shape, is fairly fun and definitely challenging.

Staff was exceptional.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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