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3.7
246 Reviews (246)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
82.5%
Recommend this course
208 out of 246 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 62 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.1%
Recommend this course
143 out of 166 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6020 yards
Slope 115
Rating 69.0

Located just 20 minutes from downtown in the Forest Hills section of Tampa, Babe Zaharias Golf Course meanders through a tree-lined residential neighborhood. The golf course measures a modest 6,020 yards, but should not be taken lightly. Although both nines on "The Babe" are par 35, the back side sports four par-4 holes in excess of 400 yards, providing a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
246 Reviews (246)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Beginners 6
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

slow, bumpy greens

the greens were in terrible codition and the fairways grass ws long with a lot of bare spots, Not the Babe I,'ve played before.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need work

The course was in ok shape but I have seen it in a lot better condition. My biggest gripe at this time would be the greens. The greens were really bad. Burnt out and bumpy is probably putting it nicely. I have played Babe Zaharias many times but I don't remember the greens being all chewed up like that. All in all your not paying a lot and it a nice little course for the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 20
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Very bad greens today

I played the course before covid and enjoyed the course and conditions but today it was almost not fit to play

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are not good

Always a fun track & layout. About half the greens are in bad condition. They did over seed, so maybe this will be better in a couple weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Spoke with Superintendent-manager after my round. He said all courses in the area are experiencing poor conditions. Not true, I have played others in the area, and they are nowhere as bad as Babe's. It's a shame, my guess, is it's a managing company issue, just collecting revenue...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vintage Course

Nice older course, friendly staff. I played on a “hot deal”, sadly hit the course when greens were patchy, rough was deep, and course maintenance was down. Got hung up on the front nine behind four beginner golfers (3.5 hours), replayed the front to avoid the group on the back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need attention. The course is well designed and the support staff is must helpful

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

OLD COURSE,IN A GOOD WAY

Short course w/o homes so doesn't feel like you're playing in people's backyard. Requires strategic thinking to score well. If you're playing for the first time, invest in the descriptive book even if you have GPS.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Good course for the money. Gives you a challenge and makes you think about some of your shots, but very playable. No driving range, only a net to hit into. Nice practice chipping area and practice greens. Only issue I had was with the booking they charged me twice but the staff was nice enough to give me a rain check.

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