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3.6
504 Reviews (504)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
248
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
40
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
83.9%
Recommend this course
429 out of 504 reviews
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3.7
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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3.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6806 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9

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.

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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
Golf School Academy 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

3.6
504 Reviews (504)

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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Too expensive

Course was in overall good shape. Greens very firm but not super fast. I feel that they are 25 dollars too high. Probably why we were one of the only people out. Not bad but for value there are much better courses for cheaper.

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

Course has potential!

Played here many times with no complaints. This time I’m trying to figure out why the greens are literally like concrete and haven’t been mown in days. Certainly was a little bit of a disappointment paying $65.00 to putt on greens longer than my living room carpet. Would probaly defer to another course in the area until the conditions improve.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Must play

My friend and our wives enjoy playing here. The course is in great shape, tee boxes to fit your game. Greens in great shape . Staff is friendly and very helpful. Thanks for a great day of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting track with some challenges

Heard that course has undergone renovations and is in process of upgrading things. Overall course condition was very reasonable for this time of year. Greens are not what you would call fast, but certainly not slow. The greens were a bit bumpy, but not too bad. I played the Gator/Bobcat combo and it provided a mixture of yardages that caused me to use nearly every club in the bag. Plenty of water. For shorter hitters, no forced carries of any serious yardage to be worried about.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good day at Charlotte Harbor

First time playing the course and it was a beautiful sunny day for the round. Tee time ran a little late and thought the round would be slow but pace actually was not bad for a mid afternoon tee time. Course in good condition, bunker sand is very good, greens ran well and consistent but very firm. I would recommend and play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

RJOwner

It was a great day for a round of Golf. The company was wonderful and the layout was excellent. The price was somewhat high for the course condition.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Must play

My wife and I always enjoy playing Charlotte Harbor.

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

Bobcat

To finish off the year we chose to play at Charlotte Harbour National… and what a gorgeous day it was!
Really appreciate the layout of this course! The greens were in good condition & quite fast… we love that the terrain is not completely flat! We are here until April visiting from Québec,Canada so we shall definitely be back!
Thank you!

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

The course has had work done on tee boxes and greens. The tee boxes are very hard, had difficulty pushing a tee down more than an inch. The greens were also hard base and not shaved short yet but are very promising. Both the tee boxes and the greens will have to be spiked to loosen the ground under them when the green keeper feels the time is right. Looks very promising for the coming months.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played

Needs time to mature

I love playing.this course. The layout is challenging but fair. The staff is always friendly. The starter at my last visit could not have been more helpful and friendly. I have played this course many times. The bunkers are much improved from what they used to be. Over the summer they redid their greens and tee boxes. The greens are still a bit rough but playable. The tee boxes are thin and have a ways to go. I still throughly enjoyed my round. In time it will be back in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible course conditions and never told about greens before we got out there

Played 06/01/19 course is in horrible condition greens are unplayable and never told on website when booking tee time or when paid at the front desk at check in that the course and greens are in really bad shape they just take your money and let you figure it out when you out there yourself then when confronting them after few holes was insulted saying the greens where not unplayable when you had small mounds of grass growing all over the greens and dirt spots and large divits on the green you couldn't putt through really disappointed and felt ripped off make sure you check the condition before you waste your money and have a horrible experience!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course condition needs improvement

Greens are in poor condition and overall condition needs improvement. Club house is great and staff are very good and helpful.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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
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