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3.6
298 Reviews (298)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
76.0%
Recommend this course
226 out of 298 reviews
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3.8
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.5%
Recommend this course
53 out of 65 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.6%
Recommend this course
118 out of 152 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

3.6
298 Reviews (298)

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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

No drainage

Greens and tee boxes were nice but all of the fairways were a swamp. Standing water and mud to the point of losing your ball that’s in play, just didn’t feel like submerging my shoes in water to get my used golf balls back. Will be a decent course once the rain slows down some

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I’ve made it my home course.

There’s obviously a lot of nice course’s in/near Tampa. I’m lucky enough to have this one close to my house so I play it pretty often on Monday’s. The condition of the course is very good though after a good rain it can get soft. The greens are in the best shape I’ve seen. You can tell they’re trying to get this course back on peoples list. Sadly, they don’t promote the clubhouse much and never see anyone eating there, so I normally just leave after my round. I think there’s a lot of missed potential there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Shape The Course Has Ever Been

Rocky Point is in the best shape I have ever seen it. Played my first round there 10 years ago, and they have vastly improved it. My only complaint is that the rough could use some more grass in some spots. The greens, fairways, and tee boxes were all great. New Carts is a bonus as well. Will be playing here more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rocky Point

Great price for the price, a lot of improvements since I played it last. Only problem is that it still retains a lot of water both in the course and off the fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth price

The course needs some management. I understand it's summer in Tampa, but close to $50 for 9 holes only lose balls in the fairway because they become plugged is bad. $30 for 9 is a stretch at the current state of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course and a challenging layout. I will forsure play here again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value and in Good Condition

Played as twosome. Finished in 3.5 hours. Farways and greens were in good condition. Would play regularly if pace and conditions are like this all the time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

What a dump

I typed out a long review. Tried to post a pic and won’t accept it and made me start over. Don’t waste your money or time on this course. Awful conditions. Wayyyy overpriced. The people leaving 4-5 stars must work at the place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Track!

This course was a lot of fun. Very well maintained, with big greens. They have the ability to move the pins and give this course a new look every time you play it. Greens were in great condition, fairways mint, overall great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Dump

Among the worst courses I’ve ever played. $58 to play with a cart and it wasn’t worth half that. No starter on a busy Saturday and it was a free for all. Twosomes all over the place…people just teeing off whenever they were ready. Didn’t seem like there were any rules of any kind. Course is terrible and the tee boxes are an absolute joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun outing

Chance for my son and I to get in a quick nine. We had a great time. Course was in good shape. Definitely better than last outing.it’s obvious they are focusing on improvements. That’s a good thing. Fun, cost efficient, well paced round. We’ll go again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

All the stuff was excellent the bar the service there was great same with the cart girl and check in at the counter at the golf shop. I actually have my best friend of the year having never played that course before.

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