The Preserve Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
1322 Reviews (1322)
5 Stars
189
4 Stars
551
3 Stars
287
2 Stars
164
1 Stars
131
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
70.5%
Recommend this course
946 out of 1322 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
73.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 112 reviews
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3.4
287 Reviews (287)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.6%
Recommend this course
197 out of 287 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

3.4
1322 Reviews (1322)

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 1
1.0
Previously Played

Course in Rough Shape

Patches of sand and dead grass on greens, weeds growing in bunkers, tee boxes in rough condition too. Wouldn’t recommend going anytime soon

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise

I read a couple of not so good reviews about the Preserve, so I went with low expectations. The course was in pretty fair shape, albeit the tees and bunkers need some work, but the course was challenging and in decent shape. My favorite part was the pace of play. I arrived early in the morning and was allowed to tee off on the back nine and then play the front. Worked out great and I finished in right about three hours. I love playing fast and hope it is this way the next time I go out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Long Time No Play

Course was not packed and the pace of play was good. Had not played it an least a couple of years

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

This course has its ups and downs

Tee boxes were horrible…greens were jus aerated…fairways were perfect!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Layout

Played here for my first time and it was a fun and quick round. I got there early and the starter let me tee off about 35 minutes early which was great. The course makes you use most of your clubs and I only used my driver three times as the landing areas can be very challenging if you hit your drive 250 or further. It's not a bad thing as you get to use your hybrid, or long irons off the tee which makes you think more. The staff was very friendly as well. Thank you for a fun experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is tricky, needs some maintance.

Tricky place, some fairways and greens were great. Others were like the moon. The ranger was off his rocker, think he needs help. Randomly just yelling at people, driving his cart right in front of people hitting. He was a douche. Cart girl was really nice and friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Preserve reviews

Course was great the fairways were closed because of heavy rain but we were able to drive in the rough

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Improved and worth playing.

Played today with friends of mine after not being there for 3 or 4 years. The team boxes were average some are better than others. If you were in a fairway the grass was great. If you're in the rough it was pretty ragged. They had 2 inches of rain the night before so all of the sand traps were not attended to but were okay to play out of. The course drained excellent and we did not have to do cart parts only. All of the greens were in really good shape. Smooth grass and the ball rolled true every time. There was two holes that had some bad patches on them but they were very small areas and could be averted by taking the free drop from damage on the greens in
your line of putting. From the work it looks like they're putting into it I can only see it getting better every week. They're doing a great job you should try playing there.

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

Great track and continuing to improve!

Friendliest staff in Florida and a golf course that will put your game to a test. The layout is fun with lots of doglegs and opportunities to make choices New owners and making drastic improvements. It's a great round if you're willing to over look a few blemishes. If they keep up the good work it'll be one of the best around.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Staff is extremely helpful and pleasant I usually play early morning for sky or second guy out. The golf course is in great condition it's a lot of fun to play will definitely play there more this summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Preserve

Course can be hit or miss but it is in good shape right now. No starter makes for a free-for-all on the first tee. Severe lack of drinking water on the course makes a hot day hotter

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 139
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Bring your best swing

If you can play here you can play anywhere.. Tough track but fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much improved

Course in overall good shape, having greatly improved since last playing it 4yrs ago.
Some tee boxes are in need of leveling and reseeding.
Greens were in good shape considering the busy season has recently ended.
Good challenging course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not much improvement

Called golf shop before booking tee time to find out when greens were last punched. I was told 4 weeks and greens were great. That was not true. Greens were bumpy and a few greens on the back nine you could not putt. You should chip on the greens. I have not played the course in a few years. I must say that the fairways were in better shape since the new owners took over but the greens got worse. This is a tough layout and if the greens could get better and a little TLC it would not be a bad track. Even though I paid $25 for the round I still felt like I was short changed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Worth the money

Greens are good not amazing
Friendly staff
Need cart service on weekends

Had fun no complaints

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

decent course

Lay out of the course is good, however lot of green under construction, can't putt at all.

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

Great layout, value and staff but many greens under repair

Great value, staff and layout.

Pace of play was fantastic, 3 of us played at 7:15 AM and we finished at 10:45 AM taking our time.

Many greens under repair with sand on them.

Tee boxes were beat up as well.

Sand traps were in good shape but no rakes???

Staff were friendly and helpful.

Would recommend but warn other golfers about course condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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