City of Bartow Golf Course
great course for the $$$
what more can I say.excellent experiance!!!! very friendly staff.
April 3, 2013
Course is short, tight, with some challenging holes.
Strategically placed sand traps keep you honest. We enjoyed our round, and considering the extreme drought the county is experiencing, the course conditions were fairly good. The price was right and we will try it again next year when we are in FL.
March 30, 2013
Great Course for the Money
The city of Bartow , the course superintendant and employees always keep it in top shape. I've golfed there for may years and they are consistantly cordial
March 18, 2013
Greens need work
Very slow play had to wait on every shot they need a ranger bad
March 12, 2013
Very old and very interesting
Was a piece of history since the course has been around since the 20's. Enjoyed the fact that they had orange tees which for an older golfer and female it made it a more pleasant experience. More courses should think of doing this. would certainly go back again even though it is over an hour from home.
February 23, 2013
Nice course nice people
Had fun. Fairways were in good shape but could have used a little more water (Florida has been dry lately). Greens were nice with very few straight putts. Out of the way but I will play again.
February 23, 2013
good course for the money
nice course. long round because we had 6 players in one group ahead of us and farther ahead there was a 9 SOME playing together!! there should be a marshal or ranger on the course so this does not happen!!
February 10, 2013
Worth the trip!
Make your money on the front nine because the back nine gets a little tricky. It is an easy drive so dont let the location scare you away.
February 4, 2013
Average course all around
The course condition was okay some not level tee boxes. Greens were fairly slow and not in the best condition. Fairways looked fine and bunkers were maintained by staff although clearly there were a few lazy players there who did not rake after themselves. There was some very bare spots in the rough with extremely hard ground with acorns and other debris in areas. If you play the ball as it lies out of the rough you are going to get some nasty lies if you are a casual player who does not mind moving the ball around a bit you would be fine. Overall I would say this course is pretty average.
February 1, 2013
Tough old geezer!
Pretty challenging course when dry. I was a bit disappointed in the course conditioning. Looks like since it is a Municipal course, they could give it a bit more TLC and lots of reclaimed water. Fairways had sparse grass and greens were a bit unkempt.
Greens are small and fast. If you like tight lies, you'll love this one.
Appreciate the course because it is very old and Donald Ross designed it. Setting is very Old Florida with big moss covered oaks.
January 25, 2013
Traveled about an hour south of home to try out Bartow Golf Club. The gentleman in the pro shop was very accommodating and the Grill had good food and cold beer at reasonable prices. The course is set on a large track of land with no houses on it and sizable fairways. The 6600+ yards are all us amateurs could handle, but there are 4 sets of tees to make an enjoyable round for anyone. The small quick greens were usually guarded by traps with plenty of sand. Fairways had lots of mature trees bordering them that, depending on your cut or pull, could cause havoc to an errant shot. You have to cross a street to reach about half the course and the back nine has some water hazards that can come into play.Beware! All in all , a good flat track with a nice practice area as well
January 18, 2013
True "Old Florida" course
This course has mostly wide and flat fairways lined with large oak trees. There are a few water hazards and some fairly deep bunkers. I would rate the condition of the greens as very good. The condition of the fairways is not so good (not a lot of grass) but it's usually easy to find your ball. The exception to that is holes 6 & 12 which border the driving range, which sometimes makes finding you ball amongst the range balls rather difficult, even on the fairway.
January 4, 2013
Great bang for the buck.
Well maintained. Some par 4's are a little long. Also has a very good restaurant for b'fast or lunch.
November 24, 2012
Easy to find your way around and it wasn't busy.
The bunkers were not maintained very well. The fairways need more grass on them. The greens had some bad places in them. For the price we paid, it wasn't bad.
October 31, 2012