Cheval Golf & Country Club
If you're not a member, don't bother!
A course that's filed for bankruptcy better learn to treat non-members with a little more respect.
There is no map on the scorecard, no GPS in the cart, so those who have never played the course, like myself, had no way of knowing where any hazard started or stopped other than what you can see from where you are.
It's a very challenging course that could have been a good experience but instead left a very foul taste in my mouth.
Members do not need tee times, can go as singles or pairs, and you the guest must let them all through.
Then when you make it back to the clubhouse after completing 9 holes in just over 2 hours, you are publicly berated for your pace, ettiquette, ability, and integrity.
It's a competitive market out there, spend your golf dollars somewhere where they are happy to have you enjoy their course.
March 20, 2014
A great layout with water in play on 16 holes. Two tough finishing holes.
Overall, this is a great layout with lots of water, marshes, trees, etc.. In the winter months, have seen lots of deer.
Tee shots on the par 4's are generally to large fairways whereas the par 5's have tighter landing areas. To me, the key on the par 5's is the second shot which needs to be accurate to set up my 3rd shot (I don't hit a long ball). Good variety of layouts on the par 3's.
The last two holes are difficult. Two of the more difficult finishing holes in the Tampa Bay area.
Greens were in very good condition but were slow. First time I encountered slow greens at Cheval. Good practice facility and excellent food.
December 10, 2013