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3.5
282 Reviews (282)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
77.9%
Recommend this course
212 out of 282 reviews
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3.2
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
65.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 23 reviews
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3.5
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6735 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.6

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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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

3.5
282 Reviews (282)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 14
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible Sand traps

I had hoped by now they would have improved 2 important areas on this course, the bunkers, and greens, but they have not. The sand in the traps is horrible, and filled with pebbles, and hard as concrete. So hard in fact, you can just putt out of the sand traps with no problem. The greens have St. Augustine clumps which make a true putt a challenge. These 2 areas need to improve or for me its no longer worth a return trip.

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

Great course

Course is challenging ...improving all the time. A very nice layout.

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

Better and better

There are noticeable improvements week to week in course conditions. Greens speeding up and fairways improving. Bunkers still need some work. Very challenging and fun track to play. Really glad to see the course improving.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Getting better

Conditions are improving although still not where it was before. A great track and wacky Wednesday a great value. Hopefully, course conditions will continue trending for the better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Progressing

I played this course a few months ago and was not impressed by any means. The fairways were bad, the greens were bad, the bunkers were bad, I just did not enjoy my time. However, I played yesterday after it had been on and off down pouring all day and was pleasantly surprised by the improvements the course has undergone. Although most of the previously mentioned things were not what they should be they have noticeably gotten better. The greens were slow and a bit shaggy but playable. The fairways were in much better conditions than before. The bunkers still left a lot to be desired but overall I had a much more enjoyable round. If and when this course gets back into top notch shape, it will be a great track to visit. The layout is fun and challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Conditions Aren't Great

Course needs some loving. Tee boxes ok, fairway bunch of dead spots, same with greens. Conditions need to be worked on. The layout is pretty good, if someone put a couple dollars into this course it would be one of the best ones around. Can't beat a round for less than $20.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Rough shape

It’s really sad to see what rough shape this course is in since it has a great layout with some very challenging holes. Not sure what the problem is, the course seems to be getting worse instead of better. Sure hope management addresses the issues so it can get back to being a good track.

Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course needs a lot of work.

Greens are rough with bare spots, sand traps are hard dirt with no sand & some fairways have little to no grass in spots.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Getting better

The course conditions are still a bit rough, although better than a couple weeks ago. Fairways and some greens still need work. Very interesting and challenging course. Hopefully once the weather cools a bit, the course will recover.

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

Disappointed with course conditions

Greens were terrible and fairways were not good. I played course several times over the last three years since they re-opened and they had been making steady progress. Seems to have taken a step back here recently.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a 4 star more like a 1 star

The course looked like it hadn't been cut for at least two weeks the fairways were as long as the rough and I am sure the wetness was because of all the rain but that tells me that the course doesn't drain very good. I will never play it again in the summer I will try it again later in the year. I lost 4 balls not because of my shot because thay plugged.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Goat ranch

The course conditions we horrible and not represented by GokfNow accurately. I drove 45 minutes to play a course that I had played 15 year earlier that no longer represented the same coarse. Unknowingly, the course had closed for several years and only recently reopened. The fairways and tee boxes we infested with weeds and indistinguishable from the rough. The traps were dirt. The course had very poor drainage and most shots ended up plugged. The greens were furry and slow. What waste of time to play. No refund available making me reevaluate my membership and using GolfNow going forward.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Would never go back

The course is in brutal shape, the greens look like they haven’t been cut all year and the fairways are the same as the rough. The staff does not adhere by tee times. We had a 9:45 tee time and didn’t get to tee off till after 10 while they let 4 groups without tee times go out ahead of us. Took 6 hours to play 18. For a cheap price it still isn’t worth the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Potential is There to be GREAT

We enjoyed our round but would have loved it had the course been in better shape. Weeds prevailed in the roughs and the sand traps were nearly devoid of sand. We will be back when we learn that these issues have been remedied.

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

Fun round

This is one of our favorite courses in the area. The layout is challenging and the staff are great. We are happy to see the conditions continue to improve. Always a fun round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

LT at PP

Impressed by the layout and really had fun playing the course. Course conditions are improving. Potential is there for the course to be excellent. Liked the pub Mulligan’s.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

this course has some challenging holes

this course has some fun and challenging holes. i had fun

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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