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3.5
605 Reviews (605)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
247
3 Stars
136
2 Stars
57
1 Stars
56
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
72.3%
Recommend this course
455 out of 605 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.6%
Recommend this course
63 out of 88 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.5%
Recommend this course
110 out of 163 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

3.5
605 Reviews (605)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Specials 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 36
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 58
Seniors 24
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
Near the Airport 27
In the 'Burbs 26

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Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
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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
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Train employees

My friend group was approached for having 6 guys together on a hole. That’s understandable, we made the correction and told the “ranger” we would abide by his wishes. Though we obliged, “ranger Rick” was extremely rude and unprofessional. It’s necessary that he learn how to speak to customers. This was my first time visiting this course and I don’t intend on returning. In addition, around hole 9 or 10, my friend ran into “ranger Rick” again. He was watching us throughout the shots taken at that hole. Not sure what the deal was, but he did a very poor job when handling our situation. Training should be addressed for this employee. We had tee times at 10:06AM and 10:16AM. Your employee knows about this exact situation, please perform the due diligence necessary for him to conduct his job duties appropriately. .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aerated Greens

Course was nice but I wish they would have told us the greens were aerated that day

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dump

Greens punched recently but no price break! Balls bouncing on green like meadowlark lemon dribble. Fairways trash, lots of dead spots. Won't go back again to this gRbage dump

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What Happened

I've played here a number of times and it has always been in good shape. This time:
- greens punched without notice
-fairways in awful shape
-rough was unkept and unplayable

Overall it was very disappointing, and embarrassing seeing that I convinced my group to play at the course this time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NorthDale

Really wish there was a way for courses to let you know beforehand that they greens have recently been aerated

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stay away for now

It's back 9 only, greens are punched and slow as you know what. Pace was so slow I only played 9, waiting 10 to 15 minutes each shot. No mention on golf now about this!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not going to return here

Overgrown and unkempt fringe, putting area and rough. Surfaces were hard and tee areas difficult to place a tee.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nice Greens

The greens are very nice the rest of the course needs a lot of work.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be a nice course

Its has been over 3 years since I play here, and I live at about 10 minutes away.
Last time, pace of play was just terrible, T-boxes and fairways and greens needed some serious attention.

Fast forward to today, well, nothing much has change.

First: there is no ranger you pay and just go and try to tee off, there would be at least 4 groups waiting.

The groups on front os us, hit at least 3 balls each on most of their shots.

The course is really not exciting at all, if the greens t boxes and fairways where taking care of it could be., add someone to speed up people.

But nope not the case you would just has to wait on the t-box on every shot, today they had some kind of tournament going on, si that did not help.

I’m always amazed how many people who can not get off the t-box choose to play from the tips, I mean I get it you pay to play, but damm hit one ball and move on.

One good thing, they renovated the bathrooms on the golf course, oh course you would has to call the club house if you want to use then, as you will need a code. Here is a free tip, write the code on the score card.

The guy who is taking the cars in to charge and clean then, he needs some serious people skills.
I was dropping the car off, and this dude a white dude with a goatee, came flaying full blast, and turn while stopping to skid the car, getting next to this asian looking older men, and say (Why did you change cars) the guy was kind shock this dude almost hot his car where he was putting his golf bag.
The tone was very condescending and rude..!

So, don’t bother with this place there lots of good golf courses around,

Also I shot a 72 so no I’m not bitter is just an honest review.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

The pace of play was very slow. Took almost 5 hours to finish the 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs improvement

I’ve played this course several times, but now it looks neglected... fairways and greens in need of some improvements

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