Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club

3.8200705882 3.8 stars from 5 (485)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6748 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 485 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
241
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

414 out of 483 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Seasoned Golfers"


u115756189's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tremendous value!!"


alanrjones's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for excellent price"


Alex4678393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course love the lay out,"


u710421703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Rjmoyes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Encouraging changes to.the former Bobcat Trail!"


vemjr53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u778115000's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are aweful"


bocaskip's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day at the course"


keithy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good layout"


Brad3120652's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


grantbarb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



alan7853113's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun layout"


Mknight33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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


u000006422911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


Russell88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course lots of fun!

Loved the water on every hole easy to stay hydrated


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



davelegge's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005761218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens will test you"


LouieCork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and although the greens will test you they are really fun!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u4623520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really liked this course. Very fast pace of play. Friendly people working there as well. This course was too hard for me, but I look forward to playing this course when my golf has improved. Definitely try this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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