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3.8
461 Reviews (461)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
203
3 Stars
107
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
84.0%
Recommend this course
359 out of 461 reviews
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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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3.9
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.5%
Recommend this course
67 out of 74 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6735 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.6

Plantation Palms Golf Club, designed by David Harman, provides every Tampa golfer with a challenging and rewarding golf experience. The links-style design starts with a welcoming par 5, and then slowly steps up with a mixture of strong par 3s. Just 10 minutes north of Tampa, this course was carved a 400-acre citrus grove that slopes from west to east, providing interesting elevation changes. Water is in play on 17 of 18 holes. Plantation Palms Golf Club has an attractive framing of greens by the use of pine trees, water and large snow-white sand traps. The true-rolling elevated greens have good movement and are a challenge for golfers.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Harman (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, bermuda shorts req, no denim

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
461 Reviews (461)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 15
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent All Around

This is a very good place to play. It was challenging but very enjoyable, with generous fairways and large greens. Wet conditions had some of the areas soggy, but it was great that 90% was accessible by cart. The 2-some that rounded out our group were members that live in the community and they were very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent Greens

Nice course layout with fast greens and true greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value

Pace was a bit slow, 3hrs 45min for a two-some. Greens are in excellent condition !!! The sand traps around the greens were in bad shape. We had fun and plan on returning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet soggy fun

After 4 days of rain, Surprise, the course was a little damp. Cart path only. Still had fun. A threesome a few groups ahead held up whole course with very slow play. Ranger talked to them. They sped up for two holes and then slowed down again. We made the best of it and still hit some good shots. The greens were great. The bunkers were fish ponds. Not grounds crews fault! That this course was open and playable was due to hard work by Grounds crew. TRUE STORY- On 18 a pond guards the frond of the green. I hit short and came to rest on the mud between water and grass lip. As I was walking up,a 3.5-4 foot gator came out of the water and ate my new yellow wilson ball. It then skeedaddled back into the water. Hope he enjoyed the snack. Play this course. The staff is great. The grill is good. Watch out for ball eating gators.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

First Time Here

Wet but we’ve had a ton of rain. Fun course and friendly staff. Slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
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Previously Played

Course should have not been open

The course should have been closed this day..
Due to all the rain, it was cart path only, which is usually not an issue, but since there was so much water on the fairways and around the greens, I lost multiple balls , where normally they would be good
Especially around the green where they haven't been able to mow due to the standing water.
Management should have considered this before letting players out.
Golf is supposed to be fun, this was far from it.
I may consider going back when dry.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No Water !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since it is summer in Florida I always take water and gatorade with me to the course. It was so hot yesterday that I ran out of my fluids and was looking for water. Every other course that I play puts out cold water for their players. Not Plantattion. Not 1 drop of water on the course. Their excuse is the virus. That's bull. The other problem I had was that they made me play cart path on the front nine when there was very little wet spots on the course. Maybe the problem here is the management. The course itself is very nice and super challenging. The greens are like putting on ice. I wont go back for a while.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid forgiving course

Played yesterday and this is a great course for people who hit trees and land in the woods - takes a pretty bad shot to get there on a majority of the holes. I will say - BE CAREFUL AROUND TREE ROOTS! I played my first time here last mont and rolled my ankle BAD, keep your eyes on the ball, and eyes on the ground. Do not recommend jogging back to your cart haha.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens

Phenomenal day out at plantation. Greens were awesome, fast and true. Glad to see they are taking care of this place. Only complaint is that some bunkers were messy and not raked, but guess what? Don’t hit it in the bunker and you don’t have to worry about that. I’ll be back soon. Hats off to the superintendent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

worn out

Large white sand - more like no sand. Good layout but the course seems worn down. I expected more for a 139 slope

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Palms Play

-Teeing area of driving range really needs work but they installed new distance markers
-Chipping/putting area small and only 4 holes to putt to
-Been very wet lately so this taken into consideration
-Would like to see distance stripes to pin painted on cart path
-They removed 150 white yard stakes and it's hard to see in-ground color markers
-Alot of work completed on improving condition of bunkers but a few left to go.
-Mulligans restaurant on site is very good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Driving range unavailable before 9:30am?

Round started off poorly as we got there early to warm up on the driving range. We were unable to do so because apparently the driving range doesn’t open until 9:30, and they wouldn’t allow us to go on because the grass was still being cut. Not sure why they would wait until Saturday morning during prime time to maintain the range at their patron’s expense.

Course drains very poorly and it was a very muddy round despite clear skies. Fairways are average, roughs were at least ankle high in most places. Only positive was the greens were in fairly good shape and rolled true.

Holes 9 and 18 are very poorly overlapped and if you didn’t know better you might end up playing the 9th green twice by mistake.

Also hole 16 or 17 is totally under construction leaving you to basically putt over rough grass into a 6 inch diameter hole.

Finally, pace of play was abysmal. Teed off at 8:45 and didn’t wrap up until almost 2pm. Waited for 5-10 minutes at each tee box.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greatly improved conditions

This course continues to improve with each visit. I'm glad to see this rejuvenation of the conditions since it is a very enjoyable layout. Unfortunately, our round was cut short by a severe afternoon thunderstorm, but that's summer in Florida.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weather Bad Break

Bad weather the night before, led to a muddy track. Unfortunate.

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