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3.8
393 Reviews (393)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
90.6%
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3.8
30 Reviews (30)
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3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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3.7
63 Reviews (63)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.1%
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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 Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.8
393 Reviews (393)

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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4.0
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Previously Played

Great day

Itwas only 55 degrees but we had a great round at Bernadette. Play is always at a reasonable pace here and fairways were in wet but good condition. Staff is always friendly. Some greens have bird damage but i imagine that is hard to control.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good value for your money

Pace of play was good. Greens or a little slow. Real wet in front of all the greens. Wide-open Fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Well...we win so.

Nice course - a little wet from rain and some drainge issues bt overall a nice track

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice round

Got a last-minute hot deal after 12 noon and a pace of play was very good. Course was in good shape at this time of year and over seeding should improve some of the greens. I some of the greens had a couple of rough patches but did not interfere with putting.

Overall, a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Walked

Bernadette In Good Condition

Bernadette was in good condition the day we played. A couple of fairways were still wet and cart path only but not severe. Will probable dry up in a week at most.
Greens were in good shape, rolled well, albeit probably a little slower than other courses in the area.

All areas were cut and the rough was an easily playable length.
We enjoy the layout and it can play harder than one expects based on the total length.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Mixed feelings

Played this course for the first time based on reviews. Although there were some nice spots on the fairways, there were some that were not. It is a fairly tight course so accuracy is a must. There are some interesting holes. I would give it more time to recover before playing again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great customer service

Challenging course from the blues, not overly difficult and very fair. Good scoring holes and I like the layout. Our 3-some got around in under 4 hours. Conditions are actually pretty good and the greens are rolling well. The pro shop lady was one of the nicest people we’ve met and the concession service was great as well. We’d come back just for the service the golf was a bonus.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable!

The fairways and greens are in very good shape. All we need are for players to repair ball marks -- yours + one more. The staff is as always, very friendly. I always enjoy playing Lake Bernadette during the dry season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome course!

Played this course not knowing anything about it. It was a awesome layout with cool bunkering and beautifully placed water. The greens were in great shape and easy to putt on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Looking Good

The course is looking good as usual. The staff and ground crew work hard to keep the fairways and greens in good shape. The layout is not terribly difficult but a good challenge for almost any golfer pick your tee.

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

Difficult Conditions

it’s difficult to maintain course when there has been so much rain. It will dry out soon, stay out of the rough! It’s brutal. We are casual golfers and appreciate playing here. “I’ll be back”

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

I always play there especially in the summer, course not to busy today played a round of 18 in about 2hrs and 15min. Played great shot my first ever 98.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for the money

Course was extremely wet but most in this area are right now. I really liked the layout. It was challenging and fun. I thought the front 9 was in much better shape than the back. It was almost like 2 different courses, with 2 different crews managing them. I would have given the front 9 4 stars and the back 2 for condition.

Staff was friendly and helpful and the clubhouse was nice. I will definitely return!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing

Good Track Gone Bad

I was really disappointed with this golf course. Although it has been a relatively dry lab today, the course remaining very wet and the ball will plug in numerous spots. Some spots on the fairway are very overgrown and practically all of the rough is overgrown. On a brighter note, even though the bunkers were in terrible shape, the bunkering on the course is phenomenal. The greens were not bad just a little slow. It is a shame that this course is in such rough shape because it truly could be a fantastic it is a shame that this course is in such rough shape because it truly could be a fantastic course.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

A Okay

Course is in fine shape. It can be wet after a long, rain, but quite playable right now. Played on 717. The biggest problem I encountered was that the sand traps we’re not properly manicured.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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