Silver Dollar Golf & Trap Club - Gator/Panther Course

3.6561411765 3.7 stars from 5 (178)
  • 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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 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 178 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
78
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

142 out of 178 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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"Challenge from the tips."


u762875451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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6500 from the tips with more dogleg lefts than 3 average courses. Reviews were correct on slow pace of play but some of the slow play may be attributed to the abnormal amount of dogleg lefts. My son and I normally play right to left so it worked in our favor. The greens were medium slow but rolled true. Pro shop personnel friendly, giving advice on how to get from hole to hole really helped as not easy to follow path due to several long walks from green to tee. I recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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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


"Beautiful course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Beautiful course with very little housing surrounding it. Only complaints were that our 8:37 am tee time was right before a scramble event, so the golfers asked us to skip hole 3...then because scrambles play fast they were on our heels the entire day. Since we weren't pros and the first visit for all four of our golfers, we felt a bit rushed. The range shooting was also somewhat distracting on that part of the course.

But overall a beautiful setting and very friendly staff. The ranger kept a good watch and did it in a nice way. The grass and greens were in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course Pro shop Rude"


AL3752078's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice layout course in very good condition always like playing this course. Once you get passed the Pro shop staff rudeness you will have a great day Btw all of the starters are friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible staff"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Called to change time because of rain, staff unwilling to help and very rude. will never return and do not recommend. Customer service is everything.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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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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


"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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Reviewed on

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
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 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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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
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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



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