Plantation Palms Golf Club

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3.4
222
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
74.5%
Recommend this course
164 out of 220 reviews
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3.5
30
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 30 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
82
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
76.8%
Recommend this course
63 out of 82 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6735
Slope 139
Rating 72.6
Type Public
Plantation Palms Golf Club, designed by David Harman, provides every Tampa golfer with a challenging and rewarding golf experience. The links-style design starts with a welcoming par 5, and then slowly steps up with a mixture of strong par 3s. Just 10 minutes north of Tampa, this course was carved a 400-acre citrus grove that slopes from west to east, providing interesting elevation changes. Water is in play on 17 of 18 holes. Plantation Palms Golf Club has an attractive framing of greens by the use of pine trees, water and large snow-white sand traps. The true-rolling elevated greens have good movement and are a challenge for golfers.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6735 yards 72.6 139
White (W) 72 6240 yards 76.4 138
White 72 6240 yards 70.1 131
Gold (W) 72 5790 yards 73.9 133
Gold 72 5790 yards 67.8 127
Red (W) 72 5313 yards 70.8 132
Scorecard for Plantation Palms 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: 72.6/139 557 404 355 199 369 395 215 435 516 3445 367 493 187 379 528 342 432 161 404 3293 6738
White M: 70.1/131 W: 72.0/120 521 375 330 179 353 366 188 415 476 3203 330 468 175 351 491 319 387 141 375 3037 6240
Gold M: 67.8/127 494 352 312 159 338 340 167 372 440 2974 310 403 164 324 474 300 357 121 363 2816 5790
Red W: 68.0/113 467 325 300 145 314 321 134 338 404 2748 281 366 133 291 438 268 347 113 328 2565 5313
Handicap 14 10 18 12 16 6 4 2 8 9 11 7 17 3 13 1 15 5
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Harman (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, bermuda shorts req, no denim

Reviews

3.4
222

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 5
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Brunch 1
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 14
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Locals 6
Seniors 4
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 5
Worth the Drive 5
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Happy To See Course Has Reopened!

I’ve always enjoyed the layout at Plantation Palms. Glad to see the course has reopened. Good value for the time of day we were able to play and the cost. Greens look and roll great. The whole course could be mowed but I understand the daily challenge from the rain. The bunkers require a lot of work! The majority of the bunkers did not look like they’d been touched. I hope the course is able to get back to its original conditions.

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

No Improvements since reopening.

Played this course early this year(2018) and decided to give it another try since the first shot was a bad experience.

Started with the guy in the shop saying you could only hit 120yd shots on the range, followed by cart path only. Carts aren't allowed in the parking lot, so after paying and getting my range bucket of 120 yard balls, i parked my cart and went back for my bag, left the range bucket full on the floor board of the cart and my receipt clipped on the score card holder. The cart kid, re parked my cart, threw away my receipt, and put my bucket on the wall beside the bag drop. I asked him what happened to my cart with the balls in it, he said " well it didn't have a bag on it."

This round wasn't any better. There are only 2 positives to take away, Large greens and a decent layout. The upkeep is horrible. Tees are sparse once again and the greens aren't much better. The front 9 greens were a little better than the back. The back 9 greens had patches and bare spots on just about each green. None of the bunkers are kept up. Some are completely over grown (9th hole) and just left with long grass/weeds in them. See the pictures for some examples, even found a a light bulb in one bunker. For 34$ I left the course feeling like I was robbed. 12$ would be a fair price for such conditions, Every other course in the surrounding area is in better shape. Not sure what is taking so long for this course to bounce back, but I'm staying away for a while.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Getting Better and Better!

I have reviewed this course several times and this is the first time I have given 4 stars. Once again, the course was totally abandoned until the current owners bought it and started bringing it back. The bare spots have mostly grown in, the fairways are filling in nicely, and the greens are looking good and rolling better. The ONLY negative I have is that the greens are not receptive to incoming shots-many good shots will bounce over the back. Even the sound of the ball landing on the greens has sort of a "woody" sound as if there was wood below the soil that the greens are built on. I know nothing about green construction, but these are definitely different than the millions of other holes I have played elsewhere. I don't want to praise the course too much because it will get crowded and expensive. This is a GREAT layout and a fantastic value right now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Getting Better!

This course just keeps improving and improving. PP is a very challenging and interesting layout that continues to improve since it was rescued from retirement about 2 years ago. I was amazed by how NON-soggy the course was considering the daily heavy rains we have been seeing lately.

The ONLY negative I can come up with is that the greens are still hard as a rock, so that even well struck high trajectory wedges are hard to keep on the green unless they land way up front. Other than that, you should come over and face a course that will challenge your game.

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

Loved the course, unfortunately we got rained out on 12 but will be back to play it again.

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

Slow greens

Greens were very slow, unlike the 11 rating promoted on the website. Spots around the green, needed work. Good course to practice on but overall a little disappointed. Regardless the course was wide open.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Overall course fine.

Overall the course is fine, but needs some work. The sand traps are going to be totally redone in the very near future. I am sure the management will be getting the course in excellent shape as time goes on. The staff is excellent and very accommodating, helpful, and friendly. Some folks complained about water during the first weeks of June. They had more than 8 inches of rain in just a few days. Any course would be wet with that much rain. Will definitely play again next week. Also, Mullugan’s Pub serves good food and very cold beer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenge

Course layout is awesome and challenging from back tees. They have some uniquely beautiful holes not seen in other Bay area courses. Good stuff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Plantation Palms is a Terrific Course!

Aside from the soggy course requiring cart path only course maneuvering, we truly enjoy our round. Every time we play we enjoy it even more! We will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Stay away from this course

First problem was that they had four groups teeing off at 9:30 no one said why. We had to wait to see off at 10:00 . The course was in such bad shape weeds in fairway holes and mud everywhere,the bunkers had weeds growing in them and were rock hard. After 2 1/2 hours to play front nine we left. Can't believe they actually charge to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Renovations and new course ownership: After closing in 2014, Plantation Palms reopened in December of 2016 under new ownership. You can read updates to the renovation in progress here. Find out more
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