Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club

3.9592117647 4.0 stars from 5 (137)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6210 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6210 yards 70.6 131
Blue 72 5835 yards 69.3 126
White 72 5482 yards 66.4 118
Red (W) 72 4632 yards 67.6 112

Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club is a Scottish links-style layout that is routed through sparkling lakes and carefully preserved conservation areas. The challenging layout features narrow tree-lined fairways and water hazards on all 18 holes. The front nine is short and tight, which contrasts nicely with the longer and more open back nine. Overall though, the golf course is not particularly long by modern standards. It is a shot-maker's course, requiring both accuracy and skilled iron play. The course has a challenging finishing hole that sums up the best elements of the course. This par-4 is a sharp dogleg right with a slew of bunkers and a pond to reckon with. The hole borders a nature preserve, making it the prettiest and most challenging hole on the course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 137 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

120 out of 137 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Nice and not easy!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little bit hard, of course no rain then a hard land. But a nice course with a good challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value for the money."


archipel1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. But: Greens are far to fast for even good amateurs. Not fair.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pace of play... excellent greens"


9966wolfman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took little over 5 hours to play because of 2 members who thought they were on the senior tour who held up the entire course. They were playing the wrong tees, (all the way at the back) were never "golf ready". I know I played on a Holiday so it would be slower then normal but where there are open holes ahead of them (4 some pulling ways from them) something is wrong. The Ranger did nothing about it, even agreed with me they were slow, not golf ready, and were on the wrong tees. But brushed it off saying, "well they are members what can you do...."

** Course Review **

The course was challenging enough. You have to be smart with club selection off the tee because of the small landing area to hit too. Small firm greens, that were quick and ran true. Very nice to putt on.

There is plenty of water that does come into play on almost every hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gr eat Course Conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were beautiful and the greens were super fast........ great course conditions.

The course is very tight with lots of water and I had only played the course once before four years ago so I discovered that a lot of shots I thought were great met a watery grave.

Loved the fairways and greens .

There was a lot of driving between holes and we found that hole one and ten were not clearly marked.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


gposmer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tampa Bay GC is a very nice golf course. The course is in really good shape. Greens are fast but fair. Fairways are good, with lush grass and subtle undulations that make some shots challenging. Fairways are narrow and water plays into many shots. All in all a really nice golf course. I will play it the next time I'm in Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


bdeneweth's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were part of a shotgun start so a little intimidating to find the 13th hole. Narrow fairways with a good amount of water and sand. Fairways & greens in pretty good shape, will take a few rounds to get a good idea of the right lines to take.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Bedwardsthreeputt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thus is a very good course, a good test for the average golfer. The staff was excellent, value - course layout was good, amenities was average since they are going through a major renovation which will be outstanding when completed in December.

My two concerns were the pace of play & the course conditions. I was behind a foursome & threesome that took 2-3 practice swings before hitting & lined up every putt from every angle as if they were at the Masters...come on people. It took 2.5 hrs to play the front 9, thank goodness these 7 hackers went to the clubhouse & I was able to get them behind me.

The course condition DOES NOT reflect on the staff & management but to the those of previous players (I use that term lightly) of the course. On every hole I was filling in divots on the tee boxes & fairways that hackers couldn't or wouldn't take the time to fill. On the greens I fixed a number of ball marks that were either overlooked or just ignored...For those of us that respect the game & the rules, it makes us mad when we have to fix the results of hackers that don't care how they leave the course. For this, remember what was taught to us that do play the game "Leave the course in the same or better condition than you found it"!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the Drive"


breault's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pricing on everyday Hot Deals makes the extra drive worth it. Course is always in good shape including the greens and the Staff are effecient and friendly. We played the Blue Tees and though still under 6,000 yds, there is still plenty of water and challenge for everyone. Will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fine course"


dsmott's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good-challenging for our first time round.Hit straight here or water beckons

Greens were really good and generally all well maontained.Great value and returning Monday


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf for a good time"


m1ck3y's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging. Course management paramount. Great layout. Clubhouse and pro shop under construction and renovation. Golfnow hotdeal is a steal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rude people Rangers on your back at every hole Any infractions--you will be kicked off the corse Handicaped walkers beware!"


tgm006's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have a handicapped sticker, which allows me to be 30 ft from the green. I was never given a flag--they didn't have one, so the rangers were all over us at every hole, rude, nasty people. Golfers behind us called the clubhouse many times on us--also screaming at me being 30 ft. The par 3 was too far for me to walk-so, if you are like me--BEWARE of this place. This place is ran by mean people, starting from the front desk. Anyone who has walking issues should stay away from this course, for they will be on you like the FBI security team. Hate the place, the mgmnt.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/30/2016

Sour grapes !!!!' They have handicap stickers your just upset because they did not bow to you..

there are rules and playing a 5000 yd course may not be what you should be playing


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This certainly isn't the longest course around, but it is very challenging. Many holes are very tight with lots of water. Rough is thick also so you need to be accurate.

Course is in really great condition. Tre boxes are immaculate, fairways are plush and rough is deep and thick.

We didn't see anyone on the entire round and played in under 3 hours. Found a hot deal for $10 per person. Best deal around for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of water"


ematejkovic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think this course is underrated. The USGA needs to rate this course again. Water on every hole makes hitting straight shots imperative.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/18/2016

I couldn't agree more. Although it looks wide open, there is a lot of water, often on both sides of the course, and much of it passes in front of the greens. The course is short, but there are some very tough holes here including a couple of long par 3's and the 18th hole par 4. The 18th is a 411 yard par 4 from the tips with a severe right dog leg. This is as tough a hole as you will find in the area.


"August 2016 Round"


eoschwartz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Very well designed. Need to be very accurate, lots of water, sand traps protecting many greens.

Putting was very difficult, my partner shot an 81 thanks to his off the tee distance and his accurate second shots but neither of us one putted a single hole and he had 3 or 4 puts miss by an inch or less.

I'm in decent shape but the 11AM tee time was a bad idea. This course has virtually no shade and by 12:30 I was gassed. The heat index had to be up at 115 degrees in the sun.

Next time I play here, for sure will be early or late in the day.

Had a great time first 9 holes, back 9 was a struggle as course got harder and harder and sun got stronger and stronger.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shot Makers Delight"


3winds's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course belies it's slope rating. Water can come into play everywhere unless you can maneuver around. Spraying the ball will be quickly penalized. Greens are fair and true. Suggest playing when you're bored with wide open layouts. Will definitely return


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


"lots of water"


johnson1242's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is in great shape.many holes require placement off the tee box . although many holes have water you don't have to play in it. the greens were a little slow , but very consistent. the pro shop is fine and you can easily spend some time in the clubhouse. .can't wait to play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable despite the weather"


jspecht's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately we only were able to play 7 holes due to the weather but enjoyed the course. The course is not long but has water on almost every hole. I have played this course before and it is one of my favorite courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beating the Rain"


WildPecan2003's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I had never golfed her before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It exceeded my expectations. However, it was a very difficult course. Water on just about every hole. Had to rush because of summer time rains. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great round on a great course."


dswelch's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We dined and played 18. Everything was excellent.


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


"Course conditions"


u000008223261's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were excellent. The only issue I had was a lot of groups of two on the course for a Sunday at 1300


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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