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3.9
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
89.1%
Recommend this course
161 out of 182 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
101 out of 108 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.3%
Recommend this course
112 out of 124 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

3.9
182 Reviews (182)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor putting surface

The putting surface was , on most holes, very poor. Bald spots, dead grass spots. And some areas of mostly sand.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some Challenging Greens

Few fairways that are nice big and open, but the greens are where the fun begins.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Consistently Good Golf

I’ve been playing at The Babe for over 30 years. I can say with confidence that the course is playing as good as it ever played. Fun course - enjoy yourself.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's coming around for a Muni

There hasn't been much rain, but I think they are doing the best they can. I always enjoy playing there.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly staff. Nice greens today. Spotty grass in fairways but overall pretty good value for a public course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs rain

Played there 2 weeks ago, greens and fairways were green. Today they were a little toasted. We need rain.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Disappointing

Played here several times earlier this year and found the greens to be in excellent condition. However, having the lack of rain and watering have left the greens in fair condition. Fairways and rough are also very dry as well.

I hope they can bring it back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First Time

Booked through GOLFNOW hot deal. Short and narrow track. #7 & #13 need your full attention. Greens are good. Fairways spotty need some attention. Just enough water to kick this course to "somewhat challenging."

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were all in great condition and excellent to putt on. Fairways also in great shape, nice green grass to hit off. Don't recall any holes that had issues. Off fairway conditions were just ok, sandy in spots, lots of leaves. I felt there were some trees that needed trimming, especially when they interfered with a shot from the middle of the fairway. Great value course to play.

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

Very basic course

Played this course for the last course on our Florida trip. 6000 yards from the tips, par 70. Has some interesting holes, fairways were in ok shape, greens slow but in nice shape, rough was just dirt. Carts were basic. Golfed at 8:30 am and golfed in 3 hours. After all the water trouble on the other courses we played it was nice to just relax and play an easy course that allowed some birdies and a decent score.

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

For the value, good day!!

Overall course in good condition. But they use to many chemicals/fertilizers near the greens and on the greens. Take a hand sanitizer to use during the round!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Haven't played here in awhile but still remembered most of the holes. Only has 2 oar 5s but some long par 4s make up for it. Course was in pretty good condition and the greens ran true. Would recommend to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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