Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club - Gator/Panther Course
Located just northwest of Tampa, Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club sprawls across the lush landscape of the west Florida coast. The club offers three nines: the Gator, the Panther, and the Bobcat. The nines can be played individually for a quick round or in three different 18-hole combinations. The Gator/Panther layout offers a good balance of challenges and player-friendly features. Narrow, tree-lined fairways are complemented by generous landing areas. There are sparkling lakes and ponds that come into play on a few holes and strategically placed bunkers are situated along the greensides. In addition to the three golf courses, Silver Dollar boasts one of the area's most extensive practice facilities, which includes a full driving range, two putting greens, a pitching and chipping green with a sandtrap, and three practice holes.
|Red (W)||72||4510 yards|
|Blue M: 71.4/123||330||127||430||492||356||175||405||576||395||3286||384||123||440||195||396||373||512||595||185||3203||6489|
|White M: 69.6/120||319||118||415||421||348||160||395||562||352||3090||375||116||390||174||348||360||500||577||171||3011||6101|
|Gold M: 64.8/107||300||113||400||403||330||117||340||493||296||2792||319||110||340||152||320||313||416||527||140||2637||5429|
|Red M: 62.5/103 W: 66.4/106||239||100||300||343||304||99||256||446||270||2357||295||103||295||106||229||262||352||437||74||2153||4510|
Played at 8AM and we had a fantastic time. Greens were in good condition and so were fairways, some tee boxes were sandy. Good mix of challenging holes, like the almost 600 yarder. Just play it.
The course was long, fairways and greens were in good shape
People were friendly and accommodating
Worth the play for the right price
This course is no Pinehurst by any means but for a cheap and quick round this is most definitely not a bad course to play. I can’t recall too many memorable holes but I know there were some good ones. Overall it’s a pretty generic course but I had a great time playing it.
It is always in good condition
We have been playing this course every time we come to Florida. Compare to lot of other course around this always are in good shape.
Then is it a really nice place with nice and friendly people’s.
First time on Bobcat
We played on a day where there was a tornament, so we had to play bobcat and panther. Bobcat needs some work probably is a course that isn't used unless there is tournaments. Overall Panther Gator is awesome. We will play
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.