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3.7
497 Reviews (497)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
226
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
51
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
86.9%
Recommend this course
405 out of 497 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 68 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.7%
Recommend this course
104 out of 120 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6484 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.7

The Links of Lake Bernadette enjoys verdant landscaping and a rolling terrain that are perfectly complemented by mature and towering pines. At 6,400 yards, the golf course is seemingly short but it feels like it plays much longer due to frequent doglegs that can be found throughout. Six of the par 4s play over 400 yards and a few par 3s measure over 200 yards, which also helps the course feel longer. Water hazards and bunkers come into play but they are balanced by large greens and wide fairways that make for easier approaches. Although beginners won't feel out of place and there are four different sets of tees, the golf course boasts several tricky holes that will challenge even the best players. One of these, the 163-yard 13th, was once called the best par 3 in Tampa Bay.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dean Refram

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
497 Reviews (497)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 10
19th Hole Specials 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 29
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 42
Seniors 30
Beginners 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Worth the Drive 24
In the 'Burbs 20

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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but Wet.

They have been working on the drainage issue but it still needs more work. Players can also help by not driving while the cours is wet. The layout is good and the greens are good. Fun course to play but everyone needs to take care of it. Shot an 88 by the way.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Soggy

Frankly the course shouldn't even be open right now. This track simply doesn't drain well, mutable unplayable wet areas in the middle of fairways & around the greens. If that weren't bad enough the greens are VERY VERY SLOW and in overall bad condition.

Give these folks a few weeks to see if they can get the greens back in shape. And never play this course if has been raining in the same week.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The “lake” is the course

Cart path only which was fine but you had a hard time getting to the ball it was so saturated. I would understand if it rained recently but it has been a few days. We paid for 18 but stopped at 8 because of conditions it wasn’t even fun.
They would not refund but gave us 2 free 9 hole rounds, we don’t even want to go back they definitely have a problem with drainage. You can hit the ball in the fairway and loose your ball because it sinks in!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout

the course was extremely wer due to the recent rain, the course doesn't drain well and had the 90° rule in effect for all but two holes which were cart path only. I would recommend this course but not after several days of rain.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very sloppy

This course has very poor drainage. I'm sure paying it during the dry months is fine, but both trips were a muddy mess. Be warned, wear dark clothes and bring a towel.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

pleasant round

Cart had not been blown out so I am sure it had not been cleaned. I bring my own wipes. Course was wet but I knew that from past rounds. Played in a little over 3 hrs so can't complain about that. Greens are getting better but could still be a little better. Enjoyed the round and will be back. Love the lay out

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Lakes of Link Bernadette

Drainage was a real issue with several balls plugging in the fairway and around the greens; there were a number of roughs and sand bunkers turned into shallow ponds because of the drainage issues. A few of the greens need serious repair, but I would play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Soggy

Poor drainage around the course, so you had a lot of standing water and mud. Golf cart looked like someone took it off roading and damaged the right body panel. Parking was a nightmare. Staff was very friendly, pace of play was abysmal. We took 6hrs to play 18 with a quick 30 minute lunch break. If play it again under better conditions, it is challenging.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rainy season

It's summertime in Florida which means heat, rain and humidity. Links of Lake Bernadette staff has done an outstanding job dealing with the conditions that this time of year brings. Pro SHop and Grill staff were very welcoming, friendly and extremely efficient. We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great local course

The staff is friendly and managed a very busy morning, well. We were to tee off at 7:52am and there was about 20 people around the tee box when we arrived. They progression went well and we were on the course by 8. The pace of play was good considering everyone and their brother was playing golf on this day. The course played well, there were patchy spots on some greens and tee boxes, but for a hot Florida summer, it was in good condition. I had a blast and I'll definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Shape

I was amazed at how dry the Course was considering the summer rains. The grounds crew has done a good job. Keep up the good work! We’ll be back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great day with friends.

We have had lots of rain but the course was in very good shape considering.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

LAKE GOLF

NO DRIVING RANGE TO WARM UP. LARGE BARE SECTIONS ON SEVERAL GREENS. POOR TEE BOXES. HARDLY ANY YARDAGE MARKERS. GREENS WERE SUPER SLOW. PROBABLY WON'T DRIVE THAT FAR TO PLAY AGAIN. ALSO NO WATER STATION AT THE CLUB HOUSE TO FILL YOUR CUPS. HAD TO GO IN AND ASK FOR WATER AT THE SNACK BAR, ONE TO A CUSTOMER. 90 DEGREES . REALLY?

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Course is short, bu has some good hole layouts. The 8th hole leaves a little be be desired. It is short and there is a mounds with bushes about 100 yards out that blocks vision to the green/flag.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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