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3.9
359 Reviews (359)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
155
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
87.1%
Recommend this course
283 out of 359 reviews
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3.9
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 reviews
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3.9
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 47 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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Links of Lake Bernadette
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6484 yards 70.7 125
White 71 6044 yards 69.0 122
Gold 71 5423 yards 66.5 113
Gold (W) 71 5423 yards 71.0 127
Red 71 4998 yards 69.1 119
Silver 71 4256 yards
Scorecard for Links of Lake Bernadette
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: 71.8/126 400 403 215 490 450 188 530 315 360 3351 310 150 495 163 440 505 450 200 420 3133 6484
White M: 69.6/122 387 382 180 470 410 168 511 270 350 3128 300 140 480 150 387 475 407 180 397 2916 6044
Gold M: 67.1/110 343 300 160 445 340 145 493 245 325 2796 278 126 455 140 310 450 358 165 345 2627 5423
Red W: 69.9/122 333 293 144 425 340 114 462 238 303 2652 232 108 445 111 307 422 349 100 305 2379 5031
Handicap 10 12 8 4 2 18 6 16 14 15 17 7 13 1 9 5 11 3
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 35 71

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 Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
359 Reviews (359)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 10
19th Hole Specials 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 28
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Seniors 29
Beginners 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Worth the Drive 24
In the 'Burbs 20

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

T boxes need work

Course layout is good. The fairways are 90% good. But the T boxes need to be moved more frequently to keep from getting bare spots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play

Nice layout scenic with wildlife greens overall good condition a few need work fairways were green but need some growth enjoyable day

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Slow, groups fit in on 10 tee!

Course was crowded on the front 9, but moved along okay. We noticed a number of cards heading out for a shot-gun on the front 9 while we were on 9 green. When we got to 10 tee, there were 2 groups lined up to fit in. A 3some and a single! The inconsiderate single refused to play with the other 3! We had to wait for 2 additional groups instead of 1. This practice of fitting groups in because the front 9 is not available should be discouraged by the course. We were waiting on every shot on the front 9, which made the back that much worse.

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

This course is a good value for your money.

Play was slow at times but finished a little later than we wanted.
Greens were fast but in average shape. Fairways could use more watering. Hitting off hard ground is difficult.
As this course is situated among a manufactured home park. We ran into children playing near green fifteen.
No Marshall to report it was near. Left our concerns with the pro shop duty person.
Overall it was a good experience and will go back again next year.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Place to play

Greens were full of grass just a touch slower than I like but still putting true. Great layout. One hole was a part five that dog legged left. Hit a drive to far and could not get to green in two. Nice job on layout. Staff was awesome. House in view really never in play. Long par threes from the back tees. Hole 10 bring your a game. Dogleg right. Only needs a 170 yard shot off tees then a little wedge in. Was along drive from Tarpon but we'll worth it. And will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Don't know what is going on with the greens....tracks all over most of them....

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good course

Enjoyed playing here. Fairly open with interesting holes. Greens were in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairly open course but retains interest

Enjoyed the golf here. Greens were excellent and in general, the rest of the course was in good condition. Only minor issue was that some of the concrete pathways were in rough shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

THIS WAS A MISTAKE

I HAD A 12:45 TEE TIME. WHEN I GOT THERE I WAS TOLD THERE WAS A GROUP OF 40 PEOPLE GOING OUT AHEAD OF ME STARTING AT 12.00. 40 PEOPLE AND THEY WERE NOT ALL FOURSOMES, SO THEY WERE ABOUT 13 GROUPS. 13 GROUPS @ 8-9 MIN A GROUP = NO WHERE NEAR 12:45 TEE TIME FOR ME! THE GIRL AT THE DESK WAS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. SHE PUT A CART KEY ON HE COUNTER THAN TOTALY IGNORED ME, AS IF I WASN'T THERE. AFTER STANDING THERE FOR A COUPLE OF MIN I ASKED FOR A RECIEPT FOR THE STARTER. SHE SAID THEY HAD NO STARTER HE WAS PLAYING WITH THE GROUP. ON THE COURSE THERE WERE NO RANGERS TO TRY AND KEEP THINGS MOVENG AT A GOOD PACE. WHAT A DAY THIS WAS. I LEARND FROM THIS EXPERIANCE, AND WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ANYONE!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

slow greens, beautiful fairways!

Haven't played here in about 10 years. The course is in much better condition than I remembered. The fairways are lush. Greens are on the slow side but in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gorgeous Day for Golf

Love this course, have not played it in a long time. I kind of had forgotten about it until I saw it on the website . Great value, beautiful day......course was in great shape, will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could be better

Your course is a wet mess because your drainage from your reclaimed water system sucks. Tees need repaired because you must not enforce people fixing their divots and/or your grounds crew just can’t keep up. The fairways are the biggest issue and with a very soft/mushy feel due to the drainage. Greens are decent, but again, lacking enforcement of golfers fixing their ball marks and grounds crew way behind.

Not worth $35 for 18 per golfer, not with things in those conditions. Fix it or lower your prices!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens

Greens are Fuzzy not mowed really slow ....need a Marshall on the course to end slow play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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