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3.3
636 Reviews (636)
5 Stars
130
4 Stars
290
3 Stars
114
2 Stars
67
1 Stars
35
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
67.0%
Recommend this course
505 out of 636 reviews
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2.9
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
53.4%
Recommend this course
31 out of 58 reviews
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3.1
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
18
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
58.1%
Recommend this course
75 out of 129 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

3.3
636 Reviews (636)

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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Reviews 94
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Needs Work

Not sure it is worth more than $54 to play during high season, but not much else was available. Greens were hard, so nothing stayed on the greens. When putting the greens were really fast. Fairways had little grass.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little dry.

I was told that the irrigation system was being repaired which is good because the course was sry as a bone. Once irrigated back to soft, lush fairways.....five stars for all. The staff was five star and very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This corse has a great layout, but is not in very good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Condition Disappointing

Always loved the layout. Course conditions have deteriorated to a disappointing condition. Winter rates make this especially difficult to justify playing there.

Hope things turn around. We need great courses!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poorfairways and greens

This course is over priced based on condition. I would not and will not play it again. Several years ago it was in great shape, they have let it go. Fairways were dirt in many places. Very bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maintenance

Seemed like a lot of the grounds were being treated. Fertilizer spread on greens, fairways brown and hard, all the water supply ponds very low

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just ok

Have played this course a few times. They were getting the course in the right direction and now not so much. If you want to take it to the next level it takes work and money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

I would never recommend this place to anyone. They blamed Golfnow for my tee off time had me start at the 6th hold and when I got to 10 they had a big tournament of ladies threesome starting at both the first and 10 pace was brutal! I
Left after the 10 hold as the ladies where taking over 20 minutes to
Play one hold.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Dirt track

It’s a nice layout on a dirt track. It’s an embarrassment really to some of the nice people who work there. The man who took my green fee did so as if he was doing me a favor. I later saw him in the lounge where he was even ruder and declined to help me with a request because he was too busy drinking cocktails. He is also an embarrassment. The women at the restaurant were nice. Go play nearby river wood and forget about this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Greens Very Good. Sand traps good Rest of the course TERRIBLE I realize that the grass goes dormant, but much of it looked it hadn’t seen water since November
Really not worth want you have to pay!!!

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