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3.9
626 Reviews (626)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
332
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
85.4%
Recommend this course
541 out of 626 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.6%
Recommend this course
50 out of 54 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.8%
Recommend this course
97 out of 120 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 No
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
626 Reviews (626)

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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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 84
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good golf

Pace of play for a 10:25 tee off was excellent.Course was well maintained and thr greens were rolling true.Stau in the fairway balls all difficult to find with the leaves.4 stars

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 182
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

"The Babe"

Always a pleasure to go to The Babe. From the front desk, to the starter to the Food Service workers personnel working there are always friendly and professional. Course was in good shape, still need to get some more grass in the fairways. Pace of play was great....Sure wish there were windshields in the carts. Will definitely return

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

Short, but nice course

I was vacationing in the Tampa area and was just looking for a quick round to play. The course was in decent shape. It was a good thing that I was playing with others, who played their regularly as they were a few sharp, dog legs and blind shots. Nevertheless, overall it was a good course, and a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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

Good Course Layout

The course was in good condition and a challenging layout. Sand traps need attention. The greens were good but fairways a little thin in areas. Overall experience was good. The staff in the clubhouse was great.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could use some TLC

Babe Zaharias was a so-so track. Short course with a good layout but conditions were poor. Very little grass on tee boxes, fairways and even around the greens - mostly just dirt and dead spots. Greens were a bit bumpy but not terrible. Certainly wasn’t nice enough to even justify $45 per person at 3 PM. Also, there’s no driving range to warm up on - just a hitting net behind the cart barn. Overall I’d avoid if there’s tee times available elsewhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

mike

for a older public course it plays ok the greens roll better than they look if you want to play a cheaper course it is a good value pace of play was not terrible

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Golf!

Everything was really perfect. The staff is super friendly. The course is nice, well maintained and great layout. We've played here a few times and will continue to..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value

The course is not long, but a few of the par 4 holes play very long. Greens putted very well and held nicely. They are the best part of the course. Sand was good as well. Lots of bare areas off of the fairways and there really is no rough, just bare areas. Some fairways were ok and others a bit bare. Overall, for the price, pace of play and the greens it was a very good value and we had a nice time. All staff members I encountered were friendly. Beer is reasonably priced.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tricky doglegs

First time playing the course, so trying to figure out where to lay up on dogleg which had water around the corner presented some challenges. Some greens had a fair amount of bare spots and inconsistent speeds.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Watch the water holes

Some of the water holes are around a dogleg making for tricky shots for first time course players. Ready for next time.

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