Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club

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3.9
488
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
241
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
85.4%
Recommend this course
416 out of 488 reviews
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Average Rating
5.0
1
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
27
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6748 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.0
Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (formerly known as Bobcat Trail Golf Club), also known simply as "the Cat," has been considered one of Sarasota County's best courses since it opened in 1998. Each hole on this lengthy par-71 layout offers a risk-reward opportunity. This thought-provoking course requires careful course management, proper club selection, and sharp short game skills. The large greens are fast and undulating and bunkers are strategically placed throughout. There are also several water hazards that come into play. Not only does each hole offer a unique challenge, they all offer beautiful scenery with a different eye-catching feature on each. Golfers will be sure to encounter some of the abundant wildlife that inhabits the golf course including foxes, gators, hawks and osprey. The club's staff claims that any of the 18 holes could be considered a signature hole.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tway 71 6748 yards 73.0 140
Bobcat 71 6242 yards 70.8 130
Gator 71 5765 yards 68.6 125
Hawks (W) 71 5271 yards 71.3 123
Fox 71 4800 yards 68.9 112
Scorecard for Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat Trail
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: 73.9/139 394 216 379 360 410 587 172 414 449 3381 399 147 477 514 190 300 409 513 432 3381 6762
Green M: 70.2/130 377 166 325 330 372 542 156 391 388 3047 365 125 412 464 162 274 384 462 370 3018 6065
Green/White M: 68.6/124 318 143 325 330 332 484 156 355 378 2821 365 125 378 464 133 274 354 462 343 2898 5719
White M: 67.4/119 W: 73.2/131 318 143 290 298 332 484 124 355 378 2722 335 105 378 437 133 240 354 425 343 2750 5472
Red W: 69.7/118 287 111 263 260 291 432 95 322 322 2383 301 83 343 414 103 209 321 394 298 2466 4849
Handicap 14 18 8 10 12 2 16 6 4 11 17 5 1 15 13 9 3 7
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 14 16 8 10 12 2 18 4 6 11 17 7 1 15 13 5 3 9

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Tway Lee Singletary (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
488

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Brunch 15
Watching the Game 15
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 88
Water Hazards 82
Undulating Greens 71
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 54
Locals 49
Seniors 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
Worth the Drive 47
In the 'Burbs 33

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic improvements to an already great course

Hadnt played course under new management. Pricier than most courses in off season. Got a great deal today and what a great golfing experience. Brand new carts with GPS, USB plug, great signage at each hole, fantastic bunkers, improved landscaping. Pace was perfect. Course condition very good. A few of the greens have minor rough spots, but they were true and perfect speed.

Always considered this a great layout--with improvements made, it may be in the top three area courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not impressed

The course changes are terrable switching the nines was a big mistake. the water in the coolers is a joke. Way over priced, we can play riverwood for 14 bucks they need to see how riverwood is and do that .

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

But the greens were in very bad shape. Had alot of weeds and holes. Nothing rolled well.

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

Seasoned Golfers

Course was questionable! Greens looked terrible but were actually not bad ! Enjoyed our round of golf. And play was gold pace with not much slow play!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tremendous value!!

What a wonderful Jem The only slight issue is the greens which won't be redone until next year. A wonderful layout challenging but open! Cold bottled water available throughout the course! I must say my son and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The staff is very friendly!! We will be back!!

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

Great course for excellent price

Overall, I am highly satisfied with what I got for the money I paid. The only thing I can say anything about is the fact that the greens were pretty rough, BUT they said they are in the process of planning to fix them, which after that is completed, I have absolutely zero complaints! Incredible layout, fantastic fairways, manicured bunkers, and all in all a superb course! I will certainly be visiting again, and can’t wait for the new greens to be placed! 4.4/5!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course love the lay out,

The course has some problems with the greens,all of them had this weed,grass,looked like broccoli and tough to judge puts ,I hope this is a seasonal thing,1 or 2 months ,otherwise they will have do some major green repair.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Really enjoyed the greens ,layouts was excellent .plenty of free bottled water, toilets on the course were 1st class

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Encouraging changes to.the former Bobcat Trail!

I was impressed right away that driving range balls are complimentary. Other upgrades include GPS systems in the carts and ice & bottled water in a side bin on the cart. They also have coolers on select holes with bottled water. The starter, who has been there for 10 years, was very excited to tell me about upcoming upgrades which will be implemented this summer.

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

I always liked this course. I never understood why they did not put sand in the traps? Now it's much more pleasurable to play. It has some elevations unlike other courses in the area. The interactive GPS in the carts being able to see the distance to the hazards is a good touch. The bottled water also a nice touch.

Complaints: The cost. It's not in my opinion an $85.00 course. We paid $53.00 and felt it was a good value.

The phone answering system entertaining at first but now annoying and much too long. You should be able to press a button to expedite the call to the pro shop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are aweful

Greens need to be redone. No true rolls, rough, pitted, little grass

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Day at the course

We got to the course 1/2 hour early and were able to bet out 15 minutes early. Windy day but that made the high temperatures tolerable. They changed the back 9 to become the front nine compared to the last time I played about 2 years ago. Some fairways are rolling so it could be a challenge to hit balls on varying slopes. Greens in good shape. Great day at the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

Greens a little out of shape, but the course is laid out nicely and has all kinds of promise if the greens could get up to speed.

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

Awesome experience

Arrived early for a 1:18 tee time, so we ate lunch in their bar and grille,. Food and service were excellent Starter let us go out early, so my husband and I got to play by ourselves which was a welcome change. We saw absolutely no one out on the course except the ranger and the beverage cart girl. Fairways were undulating with good roll, and greens were fast. Restrooms on the front and back are the most beautiful ones I have ever seen on a golf course. They also provide bottles of water out on the course. It was an overall great experience.

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

The course has always been a great layout, but condition was poor

Now they have invested in making it a truly world class venue

A pleasure yonplay

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

Fun layout

Good layout and challenging. Good fast greens with some tough pin placements.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

It's getting better. Almost back to top notch.

Course has been upgrading since being bought by new owners, after previous owner nearly destroyed it. All bunkers have steep faces eliminated and now have proper sand. Greens were good but some are showing stressed areas. Got a reasonable rate on GolfNow. Played as a 2 some behind a 4 some that were not eager to let us go by. There was nobody playing ahead of them. Having the range included was a great bonus also. I hope they don't price themselves out and not get any play. $85.00 is a bit stiff in my opinion.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions

Great course lots of fun!

Loved the water on every hole easy to stay hydrated

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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