South at Bay Palms Golf Complex

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Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.9
Amenities
2.6
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6768
Slope 124
Rating 72.4
Type Military
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6768 yards 72.4 124
White 72 6244 yards 69.0 123
Gold 72 5317 yards 64.2 110
Red (W) 71 5074 yards 68.9 118
Scorecard for South
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/124 407 395 178 364 383 350 178 355 514 3124 425 394 360 224 574 528 200 550 389 3644 6768
White M: 69.0/123 375 363 160 352 345 337 148 340 479 2899 393 356 338 153 546 493 179 521 366 3345 6244
Gold M: 64.2/110 W: 70.4/121 290 308 145 298 334 279 138 290 326 2408 323 288 329 136 480 430 155 460 355 2956 5364
Red M: 63.4/106 W: 68.9/118 285 302 102 292 278 274 100 283 321 2237 318 285 292 131 474 425 148 455 309 2837 5074
Handicap 4 6 10 16 2 18 14 8 12 1 5 17 7 3 13 11 9 15
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 4 4 4 3 5 5 3 5 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 12 8 16 10 4 14 18 2 6 5 17 11 9 1 7 15 3 13

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf attire required, Shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn at all times

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4.1
11
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course did not honor the GolfNow rate

This was my second time using golfnow to play this course which is on the MacDill Air Force base. Upon checkin the attendant in the pro shop claimed They had my tee time but didn't see I booked through golfnow and proceeded to charge me the civilian rate of $45. I explained I booked a rate of $37 through golfnow and showed the corresponding email. That price was not honored for what ever reason. Please beware of these tactics employed by their pro shop. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to call golfnow during this transaction.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Hammer26
Commented On 02/02/2018

Should have elevated it to the manager as I am sure that he would have honored it. Not sure why the counter attendant was being such butt head!!!!!!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome Conditions

Even though they just aerated the greens, they did such a good job finishing that putts still rolled true. The fairways are almost "resort like". Many times in the fairway my ball was sitting up like it was on stiff shag carpet; I could almost see the whole ball. You won't be sorry if you go play this one!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved playing here

What a great track! Beautiful layout. No weak holes and is incredibly scenic. These greens were the best of all the courses I played during my stay. Maybe it was a fluke but the course was not crowded and we played in less than 4 hours.

I will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Our New Fave Course!

What a thrill it was to discover Bay Palms! We played the south course and were blown away by the course. The conditions of the fairways and greens, pace of play and courteous staff were beyond compare. Additionally, ithe magnificent bay view as a backdrop to our play was breath taking! While this is an hour from our home, we will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

very nice

We played 5 rounds on our recent visit and this course was the best that we experienced. Pace of play was perfect and course was in very good condition especially in contrast with some of the others we played. We would definitely return again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

a little piece of heaven

this course is beautiful. the greens were fast and consistent. the fairways were in perfect shape.a few of the tee boxes showed signs of wear.however it is the natural setting of the course along the bay on bayshore blvd that was most impressive.with abundant wildlife and many ponds it became an experience to remember.MAKE SURE TOFOLLOW THE RULES FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE BASE OR YOU WILL NOT PLAY HERE . It is worth the effort to play this fine course. if you never have played here you are missing out The men and women onthis base who do such a great job protecting us deserve a course of this caliper and it was a wonderful experience that i hope to duplicate soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First class golf course in excellent codition.

This was my first time at this South Course. Greens were perfect. Fairways in great shape. Very few sand traps. Lots of water but most do not come into play. The layout was very nice. Views of Tampa Bay on multiple holes. The staff was very friendly. The military police at the gate were exceptionally nice and very professional. I will definitely play this course every time I'm in the Tampa area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

A hidden gem was concerned about it being a 8:00 am shotgun start no worries played in 4 hours and never waited. Greens were the best around will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Def com 5

This course is on an active Air Force base and is really pretty incredible. Neat, groomed well, incredible personnel so polite. Just like our military, something to be very proud of. My only issue is why GolfNow shows tee times for reservation that are well within the advance booking requirement in order to clear security for admission to the course! Again, I have no issue with any requirements an active military base has for the privilege to come on base. I have an issue with GolfNow showing any tee times for booking that are within the time required to gain security clearance.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great Value

The weather was not the best windy and cool. Being from Maine it did not phase me all that much and wind for me is all part of golf. It is a very good course and a fun day of golf. And not one house in sight.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course with great views.

The South "Bay" Course is a challenging course with multiple carries over or around water features. The greens are perfect. The staff is super friendly and genuinely want you to enjoy your experience at their course. The carts all have GPS which aid in club selection and pace of play. You won't regret playing this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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