Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club - Bobcat/Gator Course

3.6527588235 3.7 stars from 5 (173)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6222 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 70.0

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 6222 yards 70.0 114
White 73 5903 yards 68.0 110
Gold 73 5216 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 4613 yards N/A N/A

Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club offers three unique nine-hole courses located just northwest of Tampa. The courses take advantage of the scenic landscape provided by the west Florida coast. Stately trees dot the terrain as well as several lakes and ponds. The nines: the Bobcat, the Gator, and the Panther; can be played individually, consecutively, or as an 18-hole combination. The Bobcat/Gator layout offers an interesting variety of fairways that range from wide to narrow, tree lined to open. There are also strategically placed bunkers and water hazards coming into play throughout. The golf course balances challenging elements with player-friendly features to make a versatile course that appeals to a range of different skill levels. The versatile layouts and variety of options makes Silver Dollar one of the best values in the Tampa area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 173 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

138 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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gmiller888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"PGA quality greens"


u000004067436's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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I was impressed with the greens, best shape ever. Keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003367447's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ranger knows how to ruin a round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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course personnel sure know how to unnecessarily ruin a decent round of golf.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Open golf"


golfer1948's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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This is a great golf course with lots of different layouts. Lots of doglegs,water, and challenging Par 3’s. Even with the cart paths it was hard to follow the holes in sequence. There are 3 different 9 hole courses and they enter twine. The only drawback was they were skeet shooting on the other side of the road. Just a little noisy. Course was in good playing condition. Enjoyed the day. Tight tree lined fairways. I would definitely play this course again. Didn’t eat there but restaurant look clean and food smelt very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course with good conditions"


u000003898409's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Course is nothing special really but they always have the course in good condition. Course is never more that $29 so u can’t really go wrong .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good track."


u747916156's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Played by myself. Very very windy day. The course is very challenging. I found the greens in good condition. Shot a 95. I'm a 12 handicap. I'll be back there. To better my score. Hopefully will get some rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gun Range attached to golfcoure?"


patrick7077241's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on

greens were good but rest of course was a dump and there was a gun range literally right beside the panther curse which was extremely annoying


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



shirleyugolf's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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I have seen the greens & tee boxes in better shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Late March 18 holes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
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Reviewed on

I teed off at 8:22 am. The course was already very busy and the pace of play was slow. The greens were in good shape. Fairways were hard and need water. The greens got faster as the day progressed. Overall a great value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003367447's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007118123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



sjbianco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the money"


BRYAN5180854's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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I've played this course many times, for the price it's Okay. Greens are in good shape but that's about it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Track.."


kaneboysx2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Not a bad track. But clubhouse was closed up by the time we finished.

GOT A HOLE IN ONE ON 13.. Yeah man..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2018

Great Course and in all seasons greens and tees are in great shape. Fairways good for this time of year. I recommend this course 100%. Great nature abound


"Silver Dollar."


u000006407454's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Played 27 holes in 4.30hrs. by myself. Greens were a tad slow but smooth. Enjoyed the warm day and the chance to hit the odd practice shot as the course was pretty empty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great"


Gilbert3585586's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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The course is in great shape, very professional staffs and the greens a in very good shape, some fairways need some improvement, but overall are very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



shirleyugolf's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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The course was in much better condition than in November. Some.bare spots n places but very playable. Staff very friendly & willing to please.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So slow"


meklinkh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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We played on ladies day and expected slow play. But the front nine took 2:25 minutes. Then, when we saw the group in front of us were only playing nine holes, we hurried to the 10th hole only to find a two some snuck in front of us so we had to wait again. Finally that group skipped 2 holes because of another slow group and we skipped 1 hole and it still took over 2 hours. I will go back again or wait until the snow birds are gone.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Better to find another course!"


SCDoc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Quite honestly, this was the most unhospitable golf complex I have visited in my golfing career. From the check in with the guy in the pro shop to the pace of play with four people and four carts for each group.

The pro shop was well stocked and about 300% higher than most. The help there was extremely rude and did not have one ounce of customer service. I would fire that guy if he was my employee. I think he must be a work camper or something, his name tag said he was from Wisconsin or somewhere like that.

The carts are old, and in dire need of repair. This course is flat and even at that the cart barley made it around the course. As I mentioned above, most foursomes in front of us all had four carts. Mostly husband and wife combos and to say the pace was slow is an understatement. To make matters worse, don't plan on ANYONE letting you play through. The group in front of us had three open holes in front of them and would not let anyone play through.

When I approached them, they simply ignored me, and told me to wait my turn like everyone else.

The course is moderatly easy, and greens were very long and very slow. Maintenance was just so-so. Flat course.

This is a golf course located in a trailer/rv park. Loaded with people 70+ on the golf course. If you play 18 holes plan on spending at least 6 horus.

If this was the only place I had to play golf, I would give up the game.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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