Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club - Gator/Panther Course

3.6178294118 3.6 stars from 5 (167)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6489 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-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 | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6489 yards 71.0 119
White 72 6101 yards 69.0 113
Gold 72 5429 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4510 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 167 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
74
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

134 out of 167 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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"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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Reviewed on

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



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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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 500 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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Reviewed on

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
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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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Reviewed on

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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Reviewed on

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


"Noisy but fine"


lefties99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course 3 9's. Played Gator & Panther.

Well layed out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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

Reviewed on

The man at the Desk was a litte bit confuse. Two poeble for my flight no Show. The Starter was Berry helpfull.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Even Worse Than I Remember"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dirt fairways, slow, bumpy greens, basically a farm field mowed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/09/2018

Wife and I played there yesterday and found the conditions to be one of the best in the area.



u5875819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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Reviewed on

In addition, having cement car paths throughout the course is a great idea. When you get to the tee, the sign with yardage from each tee is a great idea. You don’t see that too often. The first time I’ve ever seen an armadillo on a golf course. Overall great round.


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


"Awesome course!"


u0000005876725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
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Reviewed on

We have been playing here since the 1980's keep coming back


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


"A Fun Course"


David4600962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff and course were great. We had a fun time and loved the layout.


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



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