Tides Golf Club

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1.8
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6
Conditions
1.5
Value
1.8
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
13.9%
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1.0
Value
1.5
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3.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
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3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6329
Slope 123
Rating 70.6
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6329 yards 70.6 123
White 72 6013 yards 69.2 121
Yellow (W) 72 5449 yards 70.8 116
Scorecard for Tydes
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: 68.1/116 484 289 352 415 476 190 367 194 448 3215 496 319 116 371 144 408 442 332 486 3114 6329
White M: 66.4/112 474 276 340 370 466 174 357 175 388 3020 486 309 106 361 121 398 430 306 476 2993 6013
Yellow M: 62.1/109 W: 66.2/109 464 266 330 315 406 103 305 117 360 2666 469 235 96 351 110 345 365 237 446 2654 5320
Handicap 8 18 14 6 10 16 2 12 4 5 11 17 9 15 3 1 13 7
Par 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Gill (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No tank tops or cutoff jeans

Reviews

1.8
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Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course in Bad Shape

Golfed at the Tides during vacation. Our foresome had early morning reservations with bag rentals. When we arrived, we found out two of our bags were given to someone else. The ladies clubs they offered were too short and useless. Nevertheless we were charged for four bag rentals. We had no choice but to share clubs. Once on the course, we found the fairways to be quite wet from the previous day's rain. The golf bags unfortunately were not provided with towels and so cleaning our golf balls was quite a challenge. When we reached the greens we found most in very poor shape with numerous bald spots. After this poor experience, we decided not to return and instead go elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible for what you pay!

I usually play here frequently during the summer and it is usually in fair shape for the cheap prices they offer. Before I played here today I heard they got new carts and the prices were raised. I figured that with the higher prices the course would be in better shape... Not only were the prices higher, but the course is in the worst shape I've seen in the nearly 10 years I've been playing. Bare spots everywhere including nearly every green. I don't know what is going on with management but they need to do better. There are many better courses in this area to play for the same price and I won't be playing here again anytime soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

won't be back

Played Tides today. played same time last year. Course in much worse shape. Many tees were basically sand with some crabgrass mixed in. Fairways have many areas of bare sand. Greens have areas of bare sand and large rectangular areas of sod. Payed $47--poor value. Try Seminole Lakes or Bardmoor.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Shorter, Fun Course

The Tides Golf course is a fun course to play. For the most part, the course is forgiving with the exception of 2-3 tight holes.

The condition of the fairways and bunkers was good. The greens had very good grass on most of them, but there is serious maintenance and sod laying on a few of them. They kept the actual holes away from the newly sodded areas though.

I noticed right away that the yardages on the card were not matching the yardages on my Garmin GPS. The white tees are listed as 6013 yards, but the course played at 5521 yards. An average difference of 27 yards on each hole. (Actuals were 454, 244, 315, 358, 420,165, 300, 160, 385, 467, 238, 91, 340, 121, 364, 404, 278, 417) The same was basically true for the yellow tees which my wife played from. Not a big deal, but the course is shorter than the card says.

Last thing to add, if you are playing the course for the very first time, I suggest you drive ahead and look at the whole hole layout of #7. It will probably save you 1-2 shots!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Don't bother

This course was not able to keep my tee time and miss informed me when I called them ahead of time to make sure there was not going to be a jam up in the early morning. I had 4 tee time after sunset. When I arrived to the course the parking lot was packed. I checked into the clubhouse and was told there were 30+ people in front of me. (Doing the math, that's at minimum 8 groups and at 8 minute tee off increments I would have to wait over an hour.) I made my case to the staff and they try to tell me that the groups would play fast going out at 5 minutes increments. This would still miss my tee time and I could only imagine the jam up on par 3s. After some back and forth, they offered to have me tee off the back. I told them I would think about it, stepped outside and checked out the greens. After looking at them (they were not mowed and shaggy), I went back and declined.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Really Enjoyed

This was the first time I have played golf and loved this course. Since this is the only course I have played so far I don't really have anything to compare with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

need a hard hat

I really like this course. their staff is great. the people that play out there are awesome. I have never had an issue. the course itself could be maintained a little better "the outlying areas not the course. you do need a hard hat because everything is so close together. other than that I really like the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

no rain check

rain came after 9 holes, they would not give us a rain check for another 9 because we had purchased from golfnow.com

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Managed by the Rude and Stupid

Today was a hot summer's day in Seminole Florida but my wife and I, being the die hard golfers we are, decided to play anyway. We found a discount rate online and booked a tee time at The Tides for 3:17. The sky was clear and the sun hot until we finished the front side, then, out of no where a thunder storm hit that brought severe lightning with it. The golfers on the course evacuated to the club house and then, at 5:00 PM during the height of the storm, management closed the bar, club house and all the amenities as they do every day at that time. The difference was that they locked all of the paying golfers out of the club house directly into the rain and lightning as there is very little shelter save for the club house, and the staff wasn't a bit nice about it. To add insult to injury, I was told that they did not provide rain checks ... especially to golfers who play at a discounted rate they offer the public on their own web site! Really? No wonder this recreational service business is financially strapped! The manager should be terminated immediately and ownership should reevaluate its attitude toward paying customers. I will never spend another dime at The Tides because, firstly, the course is nothing to write home about, the staff is rude (especially the pro shop clerk/starter) and management is either so stupid they don't recognize the contingent liability of throwing golfers out in to a lightning show, or they simply don't care. In any case, I'd rather spend my hard earned dollars elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

I enjoy this course

When you can get a deal on golf now this course is definitely worth the money. Some of the staff is very pleasant couple of the guys not so much. I would recommend this course it is on the shorter end however its fun to play and forgiving if you mess up. Usually maintained pretty well. Right now the greens are punched and sanded.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

wait on every sht

had an 8:30am tee time. Course had a women's outing that teed off at 7:00am. Ridiculous wait on every shot. Who lets a women's outing go off first thing in the morning????

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is suitable for all levels of play.

I play the Tides a lot. It is in great shape and not so difficult to frustrate average hackers like me. The staff is always over the top friendly and accomodating. The price is always right and the starter makes sure everyone is not bunched up. We finished 18 in less than 3 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Found the greens really fast

THey put us off on the back nine it was wide open, but when we came around the the ft we had to wait 3 groups deep. Course in good shape and had a good fun day

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

I play Tides on an average of once a week. It is a nice course and close to home for me. Could it be better? Sure, but it is a fair value. The staff is very friendly and make us want to come back all the time.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Eh.

Even at a 7% (!) discount, wasn't worth our time. Short, wide-open course, and although well maintained contrary to most reviews, it was a frantic round. Confusing layout and hole design. If you're a Rock Hudson fan, you'll love this course; balls flying everywhere! People crossing fairways from every direction because of the compact seemingly after-thought type layout. The starter/pro-shop (pleasant employees, we were treated well) could benefit from some instruction on sending groups off a little less expeditiously so as to alleviate the congestion and piggy back nature of the course. Not exactly a relaxing round of golf. As stated, for $30-ish, we won't be making a return trip. Wouldn't have complained for $15-20.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, great value

This course is great, especially for the cost. The fairways are pretty open, there is water on some holes but not an obstacle. The course is in good condition and is very beautiful.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short course driver wedge for the most part.

Price was a little steep for this coarse in the summer only a 9% savings but had a good time . Play speed was average, greens were average . Hope they do not sell coarse to develope homes on it

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A nice course with lots of holes that let you hit the driver.

This course gave a few different looks. Most of the holes let you hit the driver off the tee without too many worries. However there are a couple of holes that penalize you unless you can hit the driver straight as an arrow. The staff was very nice and cordial to us and made us feel very welcome! The course was in average shape. The greens had a few bad spots here and there. But they really ran true other than that. All in all a nice value for the $$. With a little bit better conditioning, this course would be an amazing bargain.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

course is great for intermedate golfer

The Tides Golf Course is a well maintained course with a super friendly staff. I will play this course again in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for good length course.

Got to finally try new course that just came on golfnow a few months ago. Paid only $11 and was worth the value (with cart). Good length course (6329 from back tee's). Had enough of a challenge with water, tree's and some doglegs to make you think, but nothing the average player can't handle. Did catch a few slow groups, but they were quick to let the single's play through. The greens look like they had been aerated recently so the putts were pretty bumpy. Hopefully with the recent storms this will improve soon. For the price a great course to come out and have some fun.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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