Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club - Panther/Bobcat Course
There are three nines at the Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club, which can be played individually, consecutively, or as three different 18-hole combinations. Each nine has a unique layout with different challenges but all share the same lush landscape covered with stately trees and water features. The Panther/Bobcat combination offers a mix of narrow and wide fairways, some of which are lined with trees. A few strategically placed bunkers come into play along the greensides and there are also water hazards coming into play on a number of holes. Located just northwest of Tampa along the west Florida coast, the nines represent the best of Florida golf. Silver Dollar also boasts some of the area's most affordable rates, which makes the versatile layouts doubly appealing.
|Red (W)||71||4409 yards|
|Blue M: 70.0/119||384||123||440||195||396||373||512||595||185||3203||475||402||256||173||314||345||479||167||325||2936||6139|
|White M: 68.4/114||375||116||390||174||348||360||500||577||171||3011||466||395||246||165||306||322||464||156||293||2813||5824|
|Gold M: 63.8/105||319||110||340||152||320||313||416||527||140||2637||407||333||214||118||251||320||386||128||267||2424||5061|
|Red M: 62.3/101 W: 65.7/108||295||103||295||106||229||262||352||437||74||2153||392||284||207||112||241||311||338||121||250||2256||4409|
Silver Dollar Day
I’ve played this course before and it seems to always be in good shape. A lot of locals play here but theyre all friendly. I’d definitely keep coming back.
Need to CLEAR THE CLUMPS OF GRASS...PLAY THIS COURSE
Upon turning onto the access road, one is struck with the sounds of gun fire coming from the shooting club across the road...reception was neutral as I was early, and was able to get out to the starter early...hit a small bucket into range that was being MINED...per the Pro Shop...would call it, being dug up...the course was interesting in that, due to the recent rain levels, the grass must have exploded in growth...since there were GRASS CLIPPINGS LEFT EVERY WHERE...sadly, add in the FL sun, and what happens is they turn to garden compost quickly and the attendant smell was noticable...course could do with some updating of signage for directions to each hole...ICE WATER for drinking/towel wetting was available...all in all, a good value, but needs to get a large blower to move that grass off the fairways...and the homes are modular and carts will be passing directly outside some back yards...still, all in all, a good day...just the grass left to basically rot...easily fixed with a large blower...PLAY THIS COURSE WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
Good place for cattle and sheep
No grass on fairways, Greens are slow and bumpy. Hard to hit good ground stokes when you are hitting off hardpan 90 percent of the time.
Greens were in very good condition. Fairways had grass. Pace of play was excellent. Not your favorite course, but a fun course to play anytime
Nice layout however greens are slow and bumpy Greens needs to be cut and rolled Otherwise had a great time. Will play again
John from MI
The tee boxes were mostly sand (not good) The greens on the Gator were very spotty but no bare spots normal speed. The tee boxes on the Panther were better but not much The greens on the Panther were much better than the Gator. Flat course the ball would roll for ever. There were not markers on the tee boxes indicating water in play around the green . I might come back because the price was right to see if it looks better in the summer
SUbjective course selection
The pace of this course was exceedingly slow. I feel the reason for this was the starter made almost all players go off the Gator course. The Bobcat course was empty and he let 2 couples go off this 9 in the hour that we had to wait. Perhaps he was instructed to do this but it made no sense since the Gator was overbooked and so very slow.
Course was OK
For the money, the course was pretty much what was expected. Tee boxes and fairways weren’t the best but the greens were decent. Biggest downfall for me was that there was a skeet shooting event that was going on all day. Most of the holes played away but it was just odd to me to have the event at a golf course. Probably would not have played if I would have know that. But the staff were all helpful and friendly. I would recommend IF there is no skeet shooting going on the day you plan to book.
Is this a shooting range or a golf course?
There was a big shooting event there with hundreds of competitors and shotgun blasts going on every 4 seconds or so. With that said the course was ok, good greens but rock hard fairways and some goofy holes,especially # 3 on the Panther course where a large oak tree is less than 100 yards in front of the tee box directly in line with the fairway that sports OB on the left and H20 on the right. . The person in the pro shop was arrogant and condescending. That said, I will be back but not until the shooting event is over. Hopefully the pro shop will have gone to "smile school" and treat customers like customers by then and not like we are an obstacle in their quest to have a nice day personally
Trap Shooting - beware!
This golf course doubles as a trap shooting club. As nice as the course is playing right now, the constant firing of shot guns really detracts from the enjoyment of your round. We happen to hit the jackpot today as they were running a trap shooting tournament. The noise was brutal and therefore, the golf should have been half-price. You definitely want to call ahead and check on their trap shooting tournament schedule.
Nice course. 8th hole on Gator is a double dogleg par 5. Very tough hole from the blue tees. Nice course for the price.
It was a cooler day so play was quick. However, we were restricted to playing just one of the three 9-hole courses due to excess water/rain. We were told to play it twice so this was disappointing as we had signed up for an 18 hole golf course. And there was no consideration or discount offered for this short coming.
Best shape in long time
Today I played Silver Dollar for the first time in about a year and was very impressed with the shape the course was in, Tee Box, fairways and greens were excellent. I played Gator/Panther. For those who don’t know this course is made up of three (3) par nine (9) courses the third (3) course is the Bobcat which is shortest of the three
Played for the first tine and very impressed, Well maintained, challenging with doglegs and water. Greens were good and fayrways too, Great value for the fees. Will definitely play again and again.
It is a fun course but by no means an easy course.. A little confusing layout for a first time player on this course but we were able to figure it out. Looking forward to playing here again.
Extremely busy but still finished in just over 4 hours
Greens were in great condition. The rest of the course not so good (especially the tee boxes), but overall not terrible considering the price.