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3.4
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
51.2%
Recommend this course
73 out of 99 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
70.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 34 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 39 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
99 Reviews (99)

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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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Okay course but holes to close to each other so lots of players on your holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play

No ranger to contril start time or pace of play. Greens were super super fast! Made for a long day!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice

It was great! I got a hot deal discount so it was 15 bucks plus green fee which was like 4 bucks. The best deal ever for 18 holes. I live super close so I'm bias but it's a great coarse with lots of history.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nothing wrong with this course

Rocky Point rates out at a 3.4 on Golf Now which may be fair, but there is nothing wrong with this course. I disagree with those who say it's not a good value. Yes, it is a little rough around the edges and can play slow due to all the muni golfers, but it is plush tee-to-green, presents a lot of nice challenges for any golfer, and the greens are very nice. Yes there are a lot of ball marks on the greens because of all the hackers, but just fix them and stop whining and you'll be fine. They are very smooth and roll honest. More comments follow if you're interested.
I picked Rocky Point because I was staying at the airport and wanted a decent place to play 18. Rocky Point did not disappoint. Played as a single paired up with two locals. They like the course a lot, so what does that tell you. Playing late December on green grass, how bad can it be. It was a little soggy, some pretty tight lies with the short trimmed winter grass, but very nice track. The back nine does hug the passing highway, so you do have to be careful to not hit into traffic. Is it pristine, manicured, country club golf? No, but it also lacks the snootiness and pompous attitudes of clubs, is very walkable, forgiving but at the same time challenging enough to test your game. I highly recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rocky Point

Course was not in good condition at all. Tee boxes were awfully beaten up and covered in divots. Fairways were patchy with a lot of small divots throughout. Greens were alright all around. Staff should have been a little bit more attentive to the schedule and pace of play for all players on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic

This is an excellent public course, I enjoyed my round and will return when in town.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

Tap the ball and it would roll and roll some more. The course was soggy from all the rain but all and all not bad. The greens were in real good shape. The fairways were just okay. No water for drinking yet. no ball washers which were really needed. The guys in front of us were slow..I ate a Hot Dog at the snack bar and it was SUPER. We had fun even if i had a few struggles.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good vacation golf

Nice course not to far from Tampa airport. The greens were in very nice condition, the fairways & rough need a little bit of work. A few crabgrass spots in the fairways. Overall though not a bad course that will challenge all types of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Green

Greens amazing. Fairways nice. Some bare spots but barely. Tee boxes are nicest around. Give this course a shot if you’re around the area. Course came around well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Louisiana in Tampa

traveled to see family and went to rocky point which was around the corner from their house, was awesome for being a horrible golfer. I havent played in years but had a good time. Lost a few balls in the water but i would def recommend the course and play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Fine Municipal Course

Location-wise you can't beat Rocky Point. It's 5 minutes from Tampa International and easily accessible. For being a municipal Rocky Point is in great shape.

Be aware, since it is a public municipal course, it is heavily played. This means crowded on weekends, below average skill level hackers, both of which contribute to a painfully slow round. I would not play here during peak times unless you have a foursome. Also, the fact its heavily played can negatively impact condition of fairways, but not the point where it's unplayable. In fact, for how much the course is played the fairways are in great condition.

The biggest positive about this course are the greens! Greens roll true and better than any other public course in the area. They're receptive and in pretty good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Incredible condition

The course is incredible condition! I could not believe how well the entire course is being maintained right now. And the price is about as good it gets around here. Super happy playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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