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2.9
744 Reviews (744)
5 Stars
135
4 Stars
305
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
100
1 Stars
62
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
53.2%
Recommend this course
543 out of 744 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.5
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
11
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
48.6%
Recommend this course
18 out of 37 reviews
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2.6
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
33
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
41.4%
Recommend this course
65 out of 157 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6806 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9

Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (formerly known as Bobcat Trail Golf Club), also known simply as "the Cat," has been considered one of Sarasota County's best courses since it opened in 1998. Each hole on this lengthy par-71 layout offers a risk-reward opportunity. This thought-provoking course requires careful course management, proper club selection, and sharp short game skills. The large greens are fast and undulating and bunkers are strategically placed throughout. There are also several water hazards that come into play. Not only does each hole offer a unique challenge, they all offer beautiful scenery with a different eye-catching feature on each. Golfers will be sure to encounter some of the abundant wildlife that inhabits the golf course including foxes, gators, hawks and osprey. The club's staff claims that any of the 18 holes could be considered a signature hole.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Tway Lee Singletary (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.9
744 Reviews (744)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Brunch 15
Watching the Game 15
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 88
Water Hazards 82
Undulating Greens 71
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 54
Locals 49
Seniors 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
Worth the Drive 47
In the 'Burbs 33

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad bad

This used to be one of my favorite courses. I'm not sure what is going on but the greens are dead and the fairways are ragged. Course is terrible.

Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0

course in terrible shape only thing good about it was the price

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don't Go Here

Horrible This owner knows nothing about managing a golf course, greens are brown . Owner going to get sued or kill someone, telling staff only 1 water per person in 90 degree heat. Course should be free

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Your second favorable comment in two days. This 4 star review stands out more because the course was closed.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Good Potential

Luckily I am not reviewing my round - because that sucked. The staff at the course was limited, but they were extremely friendly and helpful. I came after the morning rush so the course was wide open. The course itself was in fair condition - I would chalk that up to being summer. The greens needed a bit of work, weeding and watering - but they appeared to be rather true. I was confused on a few holes where the tee markers appeared to be switched - but it may just have been me. For the price, I'll play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course experience

Let's face it, the course is in awful shape. From the putting green to the carts - that do not have functioning GPS, my cart literally died on the course, to the poor condition of many tee boxes, to the dried out, dead spots throughout the fairways and greens, the course is in great shape ;). Disappointing to say the least. Not bashing, it's the sad truth.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/05/2021

Can only improve from here.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course is set up very nice and staff is super friendly. I will be playing this course a lot more in the future

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Reverse the course back

The greens keeper is clueless on how to fix this course the nines need put back to original and use promotions to get bar business. Its like a 12 year old is running things

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Problems

This place use to have alot of potential, every time recently ive been there has been scheduling problems, no power, no course management.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need maintenance

Looks like they need a new course manager or grounds keeper. Course use to be great one of the top in the county but is now not even in the top 20.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough fairways and greens, that’s all I got to say

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor course

This course is in terrible Fairways were uneven and bare in spots Some areas were not identified as Fairways Greens were uneven and balls bounced when putted Bare spots on Greens People were friendly and helpful but overall this course is a mess!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor Condition

The fairways were like a cow pasture and the greens were in need of repair. The old cup holes weren’t repaired. The edge of the greens were bare. Tee boxes had a lot of dirt not grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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