Course Review and Comments
Full disclosure: Dye is my favorite architect so I was very excited to play this course. It is a classic Dye course with some specific differences. The course is not as tight as Harbor Town, Kiawah, the Valley or the Stadium. It is however much longer and plays longer than the other courses from the tips. The elevation changes are much more significant and water is not nearly as much in play here.
With that said, it is a classic Dye design. I got fooled at least twice on par 5’s and more than once I short sided myself and immediately found my ball in jail. Visually it is a stunning track and presents you with all the trademark Dye design quarks.
The course was in solid shape and the greens were consistent, though they did not have much fire in them. The staff was friendly and helpful from the cart guys to the beverage cart girl. It was a great day of golf.
If you are a single digit handicapper you should go out of your way to play this course. You cannot just hit it as far as you can and take your 60 degree and pin hunt. You’re going to have plenty of mid irons here. Higher handicappers will love this course because it is not as tight as most Dye courses and is very playable. This course is not to be missed.
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November 16th, 2013 16:37
The best course course in the Tampa region.
July 28th, 2011 10:02
I was cursing Pete Dye the whole time I was on this course!LOL. It is a beautiful course, with beautiful views of Brooksville. The course is challenging, which I love, and the clubhouse offers all ame
February 12th, 2010 15:40
Great layout, greens weren't that nice, slow and about 5 were in bad shape. For a private club you would expect better service, maybe even join if service was better. Wouldn't be suprised if this go
December 06th, 2009 18:11
AWESOME... this course is incredible so worth the drive to Brooksville. Its private , but if you get a EXEC-GOLf membership you can play, exec golf is a golf club, google them, you can play this and a
February 15th, 2009 07:37
This is one of the best courses I've played and by far the best in FL. The design is almost unique for the State with so many elevation changes. This course can test you on so many levels, length, a
February 02nd, 2009 12:20
Finest course in the Tampa Bay area and top 10 in the state. I have played over 300 different courses in the US and this is in my personal top 5
October 16th, 2008 10:02
Easy commute from Tampa.
Elevation changes up to 250 feet and at 7,557 yards from the back tees, is one of the longest layouts in the state.
This is an excellent Pete Dye work, that can be fun
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