Plantation Palms Golf Club
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.
|White (W)||72||6240 yards||76.4||138|
|Gold (W)||72||5790 yards||73.9||133|
|Red (W)||72||5313 yards||70.8||132|
|Black M: 73.0/142||557||403||355||204||372||395||215||435||516||3452||371||493||187||379||528||342||432||161||404||3297||6749|
|Blue M: 71.0/135||520||374||334||191||363||365||195||414||479||3235||362||455||180||350||490||320||395||145||383||3080||6315|
|White M: 69.0/130||490||349||325||174||353||339||184||369||465||3048||330||425||175||324||462||308||372||133||367||2896||5944|
|Gold M: 67.4/125||469||330||315||161||345||324||167||343||440||2894||310||391||156||294||436||277||359||121||325||2669||5563|
|Green M: 66.2/118 W: 71.4/137||464||320||310||146||338||318||134||333||405||2768||285||369||141||288||428||267||347||113||316||2554||5322|
|Red W: 68.4/123||367||258||300||140||328||230||112||281||373||2389||278||361||132||246||386||226||278||109||286||2302||4691|
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.
Course is challenging ...improving all the time. A very nice layout.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
this course has some challenging holes
this course has some fun and challenging holes. i had fun