Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club
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.
|Bobcat (W)||71||5498 yards||73.2||131|
|Blue M: 73.9/139||399||147||477||514||190||300||409||513||432||3381||394||216||379||360||410||587||172||414||449||3381||6762|
|Green M: 70.2/130||365||125||412||464||162||274||384||462||370||3018||377||166||325||330||372||542||156||391||388||3047||6065|
|Green/White M: 68.6/124||365||125||378||464||133||274||354||462||343||2898||318||143||325||330||332||484||156||355||378||2821||5719|
|White M: 67.4/119 W: 73.2/131||335||105||378||437||133||240||354||425||343||2750||318||143||290||298||332||484||124||355||378||2722||5472|
|Red W: 69.7/118||301||83||343||414||103||209||321||394||298||2466||287||111||263||260||291||432||95||322||322||2383||4849|
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!
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.
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.
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 .
But the greens were in very bad shape. Had alot of weeds and holes. Nothing rolled well.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
Really enjoyed the greens ,layouts was excellent .plenty of free bottled water, toilets on the course were 1st class
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Good layout and challenging. Good fast greens with some tough pin placements.
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.
Great course lots of fun!
Loved the water on every hole easy to stay hydrated