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3.4
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.1
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
52.6%
Recommend this course
94 out of 126 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
74.4%
Recommend this course
32 out of 43 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6328 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.5

Rocky Point Golf Course has one of the most interesting histories of any golf course in Florida. Originally opened in 1911 under the name f the Tampa Automobile Club, it was one of the first courses in the state. It closed in 1942 due to World War II. After being turned over to the city of Tampa for a mere $1, it reopened in 1954 as Rocky Point Golf Course. It is the closest golf course to Tampa International Airport, only a 15-minute drive away. The layout provides a fair challenge water hazards coming into play on 11 holes and sand bunkers strategically placed throughout. Rocky Point Golf Course's lakes are home to an abundance of wildlife and also serves as a bird sanctuary.

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Course Details

Year Built 1911
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Black Ron Garl (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.4
126 Reviews (126)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Near the Airport 11

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Would not play again for that price

I wouldn't ever play this course again unless maybe it was around $20-25. The course was weeded and terrible condition. They act as if it is a higher end course and it just is not. Its a smaller course and tighter fairways at times. But the overall condition was extremely poor and I was extremely disappointed. With the prices they charge this course should be a lot nicer. This isnt even close. Also they didnt tell us there was a class at the driving range sold us balls. Supposed to be mats only but everything was extremely packed. They could have mentioned this prior. So we went to the grass to the side and another guy was trying to hit driver in the grass part. A guy comes up yelling and berating all of us as if we were stupid. I get it. But the way he went about things was unprofessional and inappropriate and that is one of the main reasons I wouldnt play again here. Even if the course was in better shape I would have been a little more reluctant to play there because of the lack of customer service and manner this gentlemen displayed himself. Fix your communication skills and your course if you want people to continue to play here. I see why the ratings are low now.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

grass

normally on florida courses there are no grass in the fairway but here there were/was plenty of grass. greens were very firm and fast.
we loved the course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good old course

Its a very well laid out course with challenging holes but easy enough for almost anyone to play. There is water but hey... its Florida!! So relax ! The rates are very fair and if you need rental clubs, you cannot beat Callaway Epic Woods and Rogue irons! They even give you balls and tees. It is a bery good desl!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play ruined the round

There was no Ranger on the course (at least we never saw one).
The group in front of us was more interested in finding balls in the numerous ponds than in playing golf.
I didn't have my cell phone with me, or I would have called the Proshop to complain.
The course has a nice layout, but needs grass on both fairways and ESPECIALLY in the rough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice little muni

Course was in good shape. Greens were rolling not bouncing
Grass driving range was a plus. Pace of play was 4.5 hrs. The carts need help. Torn seats on most of them. The bunkers were in good shape with rakes in them. Fairways a little thin.
A good place to play for the money

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Didnt much appreciate the group of 6 players ahead of us. It took 4 and one half hours to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was fair. It is the type of public course condition one expects this time of season.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good price. Showed up early. Staff did their best got me off easily. Played first 9 holes in 1&1/2 hours. Second 9 2 hours. 18 holes squeezed together. Holes 15-16-17-18 very challenging makes play go slow. Greens ok, players do not repair there ball marks. Fairways in poor shape. Golf carts had sand repair boxes but no shovels for the sand.

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

Nice track!

First timer here at Rocky Point. We found the course is very good condition, the greens were excellent.
The course layout is pretty self explanatory, hit to the fairways you’ll be fine.
The staff was great, we enjoyed the day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had fun...No significant complaints

After seeing some negative reviews I didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. We got off on time and finished in a reasonable 4 hours. The course condition was fine for a heavily-played public course, and it offered a lot of fun challenges staying out of the water. Most of the fairways are wide enough for golfers who spray the ball a bit off the tee. Greens were in OK shape (although people were not good at repairing ball marks on the greens). The only minor negative was that the carts are not in good shape. Seats are torn (all in the same spot?), not well equipped, and apparently their mechanic doesn't know how to adjust the brakes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played here 3 years ago and liked the course
This year was even better. For a muni good price, great greens and tees. The fairways were in great condition
I will be back

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