Plantation Palms Golf Club

3.3287705882 3.3 stars from 5 (188)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6735 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL 34639
  • (813) 996-4653
  • (813) 996-7114
  • www.plantationpalms.net
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): David Harman (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, bermuda shorts req, no denim

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

140 out of 186 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include forced carries water hazards bunkers  

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jbrown1955's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GregKlein50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is getting there however we experienced a lot of wet spots around the greens. Some greens have bad sections


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Challenging course, lots of water and trees, I will play there again.


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


"Great value,"


ewilday's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to course about a half hour early, no one lined up, were told we would have to wait and get paired up as course was very busy. Foursome behind us told us they were 5 minutes late for their tee time and had someone in the clubhouse they were waiting on and we should go ahead. Never ran into the "crowd" ahead of us and had a wonderful day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf round 2/13/18"


u5445700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course layout with a challenging back nine. The greens and fairways were in good shape. You can tell the course is still recovering after being closed until a couple of years ago. The sand bunkers are in bad shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Re-opened course"


u000005735108's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Since the last time I played this course it has improved ten fold. I will be back soon. Hats off to the course manager.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


kipgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Reviewed on

The course still has not recovered from lengthy shutdown. You can see the conditions have improved over the previous year. It is still worth playing at the discounted rate


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs work"


w9oh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in bad condition. Lots of weeds and bare spots in fairways. A few times in fairways, all you were hitting off of was dollar weed. Greens have large areas (2'x3') areas of sand. Whole course needs some money spent on upkeep. It could be a great course but not now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Plantation Palms"


mcglynnjf's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Check in crew somewhat indifferent, no reason getting there early since you can not get a cart until 10 minutes before your tee time. Course layout nice, conditions rough though. Many lies in fairways where the ground just explodes as you hit it, chipping not much different. Greens spotty at best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Reviewed on

My husband and I try to golf this course at least once a week. Great layout, challenging, acceptable conditions and affordable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



peckhad's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Coming along nicely"


rpoulno's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Course has improved drastically.

Fairways are tight lies,but not barren.

Greens in good shape. Bunkers bad.

Give it a try, you'll like it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow, Slower & Slowest"


u000007876864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Terrible pace of play. apparently a screw up on an earlier shotgun start delayed us by 20 min off 1st tee but still no excuse for slowness. Need to emphasis correct tees to use, remind people to play ready golf. Remove offenders. Course is a fun challenge and very close to getting back to where it used to be.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"a beautiful layout"


u000006041950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed the layout every hole was different greens were in good shape...staff was freindly


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"NIce Layout"


egudrais's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course is definitely in the improving stage. The tee boxes, fairways and greens are in pretty good shape. The grass looks good and green but a bit sparse. Greens had good speed. The rough is mostly dormant grass and weeds, so you are hitting off of sand if you miss the fairways. Gold tees need to be well under 6000 yards, maybe closer to 5,500 yards for Seniors. Red tees for Senior ladies should be under 5000 yards. or create a new set of tees for Senior ladies. The par 3's are enjoyable and challenging. Good hole variation with doglegs, some nice elevation changes, and many elevated greens. Even the straight holes offer some nice challenges. The one important problem is slow play by the players. You need to offer instructions on golf etiquette - 4 hours OR LESS for 18 holes.....could make this course really enjoyable. Make the 4 hours a rule like some courses are enforcing.... If the slow play improves, I would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u063704440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



onpxb's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great day."


Clyde5457387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great outing for the cost, and paired up with retired firefighter who was a pleasure to play with.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jeallin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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