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3.3
955 Reviews (955)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
401
3 Stars
205
2 Stars
112
1 Stars
101
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
72.2%
Recommend this course
691 out of 955 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.6%
Recommend this course
116 out of 144 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
253 Reviews (253)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
40
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.9%
Recommend this course
182 out of 253 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.0

The Preserve Golf Club at Tara features Ted McAnlis' par 72, championship golf course. Exceptional care was taken to protect and enhance wetlands and other natural features of the course. At just over 7,000 yards, the course offers four sets of tees, allowing players of all skill levels to enjoy a challenging round of golf. Eleven bridges span the many small streams running through the golf course, protecting natural waterfalls and wetland habitats. A unique feature is the 60 foot Mount Matthew, which sits between the driving zones of hole five and six and forms an impressive backdrop for the tee shot. A beautiful clubhouse is open for lunch daily and is perfect for seminars, banquets or receptions.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.3
955 Reviews (955)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
19th Hole Specials 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 87
Forced Carries 60
Bunkers 53
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Advanced Golfers 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Worth the Drive 24
Near the Airport 18

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lousy Day

I will start with the good parts. The ladies in the half way house and the food cart on course, along with the starter were very nice. That was it.

The complete crank in the pro shop yelled at me when I accidentally forgot to wear a mask. He could have politely asked me to get a mask instead of yelling GET OUT OF HERE. Sure made me feel welcome at what turned out to be a lousy day of golf.

Napoleon had a shorter time getting out of Moscow during the winter than it took us to play golf on this course. We waited nearly 10 minutes on each tee. There was no Ranger to speed up play. The sand traps are hard as concrete. The greens are loaded with weeds and the fairways are a cross between weed, sand and dirt.

The cart paths can be used by Firestone to test steel belted radial tires for pot hole resistance. There are no signs on the golf course to direct one to the next hole. The scorecard shows the layout of the course and the water holes, each hole, would have needed a microscope to see them.

I would not recommend this course to the worst golfer I know. There are better tracks in the area to enjoy a game of golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

MacDonald

The best asset of this club was Liz in the bar. Very sweet lady and works hard.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I do like playing this course. It is challenging and has interesting holes. The course conditions need some help. Fairways and tee boxes have burnt spots. Biggest issue are the cart paths which are full of pot holes. Tough on the back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bhop52

The course has always been a challenge. The greens were firm and above average speed. With water on nearly every hole, you will need to bring your game to score. If you’re playing just for fun, bring plenty of hold balls

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Course is in poor shape

Staff: very friendly
Course layout: I liked the layout...I only played the front 9 and it had more of a Midwest course. Some nice doglegs.
Course conditions: really bad and it’s a shame because this could be a great golf course. The fairways were in bad shape, need a lot of work. And the greens were bumpy and really slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice fairways

Fairways are in very good shape. There are plenty of tee boxes to pick from and they are in good shape. The greens are good but could use some work. Bring plenty balls, there are many hazards.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Cart paths need substantial work. Way too many bumps and pot holes that are like speed bumps!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

Nice course! The course is great, tee boxes, fairways, even the greens are in great shape. The staff was friendly and helpful. I can’t think of anything wrong with this course except #9 & #10 are very tough holes – try it – you’ll definitely like it.

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

Nice layout!

Enjoy the course! Plenty of water!
Wish the bag drop staff and 1st t starter were masked. Pro shop was masked.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Twist and Turns

Lots of doglegs but overall a course you must pay attention to or trouble awaits.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant surprise

I saw many poor reviews for tis course prior to playing. There were a few bad fairways on the back nine, but nothing to complain about for this time of year in Florida. Staff was great, pro shop asked if this was my first time visiting and gave me a guide book. Starter made sure everyone was on time and a ranger was present to keep things moving. 4 hour round. One problem was the beverage cart, only saw it on the 2nd hole and again when I was leaving. It is 70 miles from where I play and was worth the trip.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overview

This course is in pretty good shape. The greens are not perfect but nice and the fairways are green and decent. However, a person who never played this course should know, many fairways are very tight and there is a lot of water. I consider this course a real challenge especially if you play it from the whites or further back good luck.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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