Links of Lake Bernadette
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.
|Gold (W)||71||5423 yards||71.0||127|
|Blue M: 70.7/125||400||403||215||490||450||188||530||315||360||3351||310||150||495||163||440||505||450||200||420||3133||6484|
|White M: 69.0/122||387||382||180||470||410||168||511||270||350||3128||300||140||480||150||387||475||407||180||397||2916||6044|
|Gold M: 66.5/113 W: 71.0/127||343||300||160||445||340||145||493||245||325||2796||278||126||455||140||310||450||358||165||345||2627||5423|
|Red W: 69.1/119||333||293||124||425||340||114||462||225||303||2619||232||108||445||111||307||422||349||100||305||2379||4998|
|Silver M: 62.8/106 W: 65.4/112||310||230||120||315||267||114||370||190||260||2176||200||102||355||110||290||335||283||100||305||2080||4256|
Good value, but...
The greens looked pretty good. Fairway divots many times not filled in. A lot of trash off fairways and greens. Not as bad as course in Temple Terrace.
Course deteriorated quickly.
Played this course for the first time in years a month ago and was impressed with the course condition and value. Went out again today with a friend and was very surprised at the course condition. Not sure if the aeration caused it but the greens were almost 50% bald on some greens. Hopefully they can get the greens back over the summer, because the layout and value are good. Carts have ball washers and club cleaners attached as well as USB charger. And staff is accommodating. Course looks great to the eye even with the rough greens.
One thing I would recommend is that if you have bald spots on greens, move the hole to a cleaner area. Some holes were cut in the middle of bald areas.
I’ll be back to the course and hopefully the team there will get the course back into good condition.
Condition was fair at best
The greens were in poor shape. Hopefully they will come back with the recent aerating that was done. Tee boxes were also in horrible shape. Lots of weeds and dead spots. The whole course needs some TLC.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Don't know what is going on with the greens....tracks all over most of them....
Enjoyed playing here. Fairly open with interesting holes. Greens were in great condition
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.
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!
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.
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.