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3.1
884 Reviews (884)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
336
3 Stars
206
2 Stars
100
1 Stars
106
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
60.1%
Recommend this course
612 out of 884 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.6
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
44.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 89 reviews
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Avg Rating
2.8
179 Reviews (179)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
37
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
50.8%
Recommend this course
91 out of 179 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6824 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8

Northdale Golf & Tennis Club remains one of the premier Tampa golf courses because of its affordable play, its use of water on 11 of 18 holes, bunkers, rolling undulations and contoured greens that really challenge players. Just 12 miles north of Tampa International Airport, this is a neighborhood golf course with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that will add to the enjoyment of your day. Renowned golf course architect Ron Garl designed the par 72, 6824-yard championship golf course. Northdale Golf & Tennis Club winds its way through 180 plus acres of property that is home to Brushy Creek and a series of small lakes and unspoiled wooded areas.

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Course Details

Year Built 1977
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.1
884 Reviews (884)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
19th Hole Specials 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 59
Seniors 25
Advanced Golfers 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
Near the Airport 27
In the 'Burbs 26

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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart

The only issue I had was the time we had to wait for a golf cart.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value

Northdale is a good track, needs some TLC but over all it is a good value. Staff is great and the new carts are great

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

First and last time playing here. Paid over $100 to play, they paired us with a 4th person and refused to give our 3rd his own cart. He had to ride with a stranger. The management just kept telling me how they make NO MONEY from the Golf Now app and that's why? No clue! Course was in horrible shape, greens were dry and CHUNKY. I'll spend the exrra few bucks for a course that's worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course going downhill

Course needs a lot of work. Fairways have large areas where there is little to no grass, some greens have large areas of no grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

What Happened?

I have played this course consistently for @20 years. Just came back from 2 months away so I have not played it since last April and I could not believe how bad it had gotten. Something is very wrong here and I hope they can put it back to the way it was cuz it is a great golf course. If you played The Claw in the last 5 years, this is not quite that bad, so I'd call it The Paw.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough Shape

Course is in really rough shape. Greens are pretty bad. Cart paths have deteriorated. Overall in rough shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good Value

Northdale has a lot to come up to as far as the course conditions, but access is always good and the staff and value are great.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens need work

Greens in poor shape no digits on green fixed /sand traps are as hard as a rock could only use a puter to get out.No real out of bounds markers Course has not ever changed Holes are always the same its time for a change with this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 77
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Surprisingly Bad Conditions

It had been about a year since I played here and the conditions were worse than when I stopped coming here a year ago. Greens are like pool tables... hard as a rock and don't hold incoming shots. Aprons, especially in front of the greens were hard, baked, sand and clay.

Greens had been sanded but not smoothed out and there were sand piles everywhere. This course has an interesting layout and it's too bad the ownership will not invest in making it a nice course. I may try again in a year or two. In the meantime I cannot recommend playing here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 188
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Greens

Overall the course is in good shape then you get to the GREENS (now to be fair it looks like they are trying to repair them) lots of bad spots and quite a few repairs. Still I will book this course again !

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Golfer

Great layout but greens and fairways poorly taken care of

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst course I’ve ever played

Easily the worst maintained course I’ve ever played. Zero grass around the greens, fairways are either dead or dirt. Save your money and go to another course trust me

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect play layout is great not that many issues enjoy the course for the money

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Disappointing Conditions

We usually look forward to playing Northdale. The layout is both challenging and forgiving. Each hole has its own unique characteristics and are not forced to conform to the available space. However, this was the first time that we all felt the greens and fairways were in poor condition. Sandy and bare spots on the greens made for an unsatisfying experience. Finding grass consistently on the was fairways even more frustrating.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Condition

I’ve nmever played on a course in worse condition than Mapledale. I’ve been playing golf for 65 years.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course in need of maintenance

course in rough shape, but still fun to play ,staff are great

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 86
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There getting the course back in shape

You can see the improvements being made. The course is starting to get better. The new superintendent is doing a great job to bring the golf courses back to its old days.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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