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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6961 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.5

Designed by Steve Smyers, Cheval Golf and Athletic Club's (previously known as Cheval Country Club) mature and meticulously maintained course meanders through 860 acres of elegantly designed development property. Cypress trees abound on this course along with native Florida wildlife including deer, alligators, otters, eagles, wading birds and more. Cheval is one of the area's most prestigious semi-private clubs and offers 18 holes of championship golf. Precise shot placement is required to avoid the 108 bunkers and water hazards that lurk on every hole. A large practice facility includes target greens, distance markings, a practice greens-side bunker, a practice fairway bunker, large putting green and separate pitching green.

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion turf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Smyers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Traditional golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms, Playground

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis, Basketball

Reviews

2.2
239 Reviews (239)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not Worth It

Cheval is nowhere near its price. Given my friends and I live 15 minutes away we had to try it out, but I have never been more disappointed playing in Tampa. We paid $120 and experienced the following:
-Slow play (ended 55 minutes behind pace after the starter bragged about how many groups they got out that morning)
-No cart girl until #9 and only saw her once
-A cart that lost charge on #7 so we had to walk the last three holes. Not something you can always control, but the shop had zero empathy. No apologies and didn’t even have a cart ready at the turn. Waited a few minutes and snagged one from a group that finished 18.
-Asked for range balls twice in the pro shop prior to the round and was told to just go to the range. Range had no balls laid out and we couldn’t figure out where to ask for them, so we just went to #1.

For any average $30-45 course I wouldn’t be upset, but given we paid $120, I could not be more disappointed. Although the fairways and greens were decent, I certainly wasn’t blown away by the course. If you’re considering playing a nice course in Tampa, I’d suggest the following over Cheval:
-Fox Hollow
-Westchase
-TPC Tampa
-Mangrove Bay (A municipal with better greens than Cheval)

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging layout, professional staff

Course requires managing well. A good challenge. I expect better maintenance around the greens from this course. I'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout,

There are some very tuff holes, yet very playable. Around the greens and the tee boxes, it's a bit rough right now, but they are working on improving them. Fairways are in good condition. Requires good course management.
Definitely looking forward to playing there again. Very friendly staff also.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cheval had us there 5 plus hours

Long day at Cheval.
Good thing we had nothing else to do today because we spent a greater part of our day out on the links at Cheval. Really helped when our twosome was joined by a 3rd on the 3rd hole because it became apparent we were in for a long slow death march on a nice day today while playing golf! Good thing on hole 16 a ranger showed up so we were able to play the last 3 holes in regulation time. Course was nice shape as always, fun layout, enjoyed the course even more than normal by at least an hour! My partner and I enjoy playing Cheval, to bad they don't have enough workers to encourage slow groups to pick up the pace just a bit to finish in 4.25hrs max.
Wil come back again and take our chances the march will pick up the pace next time. That will provide time to spend some $$ at the 19th hole before heading home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ted

Great course, punishing on errant shots but a very nice layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good course for lower handicap players

Lots of challenges on this course with plenty of water and very limited landing areas short off most tees. Hit it straight and watch out for the 18th it doesn’t fit this course if you ask me a bit quirky.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

This is a great course… Lots of winding holes with beautiful views and tests for golfers of all skill levels… You will see deer ,Exotic birds and alligators And probably somebody shaking his fist at a missed putt Ha Ha Ha. This track is a hidden Tampa gem I recommend you give it a play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Awesome course great greens . Pricey however it’s a prestige golf course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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