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4.4
148 Reviews (148)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
89.6%
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7800 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Formerly known as Don Veller Seminole Golf Course.

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways TifTuf Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Amick (1962) Robert Walker (2004) Nicklaus Design (2019)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, FSU Card, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
148 Reviews (148)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 15
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 12
Entertaining Clients 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
Near the Airport 12
On a College Campus 9

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the new track! Pricey, but a great layout.

I finally got out to the new course this past weekend. We're considering getting a membership and decided to get a round in first as a test run (we're being allowed to put the greens fees towards our initiation fee which is a plus).

The course was in great shape and the layout fantastic. Having put many rounds in on the old Don Veller I found myself spending a lot of time just taking in how the course had changed. This actually got me sideways on a B9 hole, but that's my fault.

Many holes were developed using parts and pieces of other holes, some more than others, so there's some familiarity in many holes. Others are brand new like the short P4 8th hole with water than runs up the right side nearly the entire hole. I stayed dry but drove through the hole making for a tricky chip coming back.

The biggest change is to the greens. They went from pedestrian to complex and in some cases, turbo-charged in terms of difficultly. Multiple tiers, false fronts and drop-offs, well-designed bunkers...the greens roll pure but getting on them was a challenge.

The bunkers looked soft and fluffy but played gooey. Could have been, and likely was, my poor sand play but the sand seemed inconsistent. All-in-all, a great challenge, we breezed through the round, and loved all the new features. Check it out when you get a chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A well worn course, spotty conditions and slow play abound

The course is connected to Florida State. It's not their official "home course' but it's where the players practice and hang out. The course is an older design -- traditional parkland golf. There are 5 tees boxes ranging from a slope of 114 to 129. There is always a lot of people playing so rounds can easily stretch into 5 hours.

Most holes are pretty straight and the fairways are tight but the course is fairly wide open and the rough is cut low so a missed fairway is not too much of a problem. Prices are reasonable and the round will be fun but not something to write home about.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Seminole is Closing 7/31/18

I work five minutes from here, and this is now all the buzz in town, as FSU is closing this course on 7/31/18 and blowing it up, to let Jack Nicklaus come in and redesign the course for all of the spoiled college golfers that play at FSU. This is easily the most heavily played public golf course in Tallahassee, and now that it is closing I am strongly considering a membership to a private course in town, as the other two (18 hole) public courses (Summerbrooke and Hilaman) will become overflowing with everyone who was playing here. I'd give a mention to Southwood, but no one will play that course any more then they already do, due to the greens fees being way too expensive for what this town will pay to play golf. It's a shame to see Seminole close, because the greens are as advertised - the best in town. But I guess progress demands that FSU upgrade their course, so as to attract top talent as they have before, in the likes of Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, just to name a few. Farewell Seminole!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Perfect Condition. SLOW pace of play.

Seminole is in perfect condition right now. However, they continue to have the slowest pace of play of any course I have ever seen. No one knows how to play ready golf, and no one lets you play through. I have never once seen a marshal at this place, and golly do they need one. We were behind a group of young female golfers for the last few holes, and they were more concerned with taking selfies and talking than they were with actually playing golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A fun course and in good shape

Always a good course for the money and always in good shape but...... they really need a ranger and and a starter, a lot of 5 somes on the course slowing down the pace. Seems to have become an issue recently and the college kids are gone for the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

best value for the money

Great value for the money. Course is always in good condition, and again, can't beat the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful

Pace of play was awesome. No ranger. Will not play again on weekend. Group in front of us literally flipped a golf cart. All sorts of weirdness.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the money

Greens were in great shape, course offers a nice challenge for the weekend golfer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

About course

Vast & long course.
Green is exellent !
Happy to play there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course management

The layout forces you to play the corse not just the distance, Good slopes on the fairways and the greens were nice and quick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great, underrated course

Played here for the first time in years and I was surprised at how much better it was than I remember. Greens were rolling super fast and conditions were great. I played at Southwood the other day and I can honestly say I enjoyed Seminole much more

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play on Monday

I don’t know what others saw in this course. Greens were nice, sand was nice, and layout is nice. Everything else is marginal. Every Monday there is a group that has a shotgun outing. Pace of play was very poor. I think one of the guys said they play one other day. I got the hot deal at $30. Per player, it later became available at $14. Tee times on golf now could not have been accurate as the shotgun took up 9 times before us yet golf now indicated they were available. Goal of the course according to the mission statement was to be the best in Tallahassee, great goal but a very long way from achieving the goal.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Great Course with a good layout. Blind shots and elevated greens make it challenging. Greens were great!! Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

One of the Best Public Courses in the Area

We took a quick trip down to Tallahassee in search of warm weather. Didn't find it here, but enjoyed the experience at Seminole despite the temperatures. The course and greens were in great shape. I found the course to be a bit lengthy from the forward tees, so ladies may have to hit a lot of woods and hybrids in to speedy greens. The course layout was straightforward without a lot of tricked-up holes, but it still gives a good challenge. Staff was very friendly and the pace of play was better than we expected. We would recommend this course to others visiting this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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