Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by u000005030697 Wet, wet, wet ...
This course is unplayable when wet. Balls land in the fairway, plug and disappear. I lost four that way today. Chipping and pitching off wet, muddy grass is an adventure. The greens were in good shape but it's getting to the green that's the problem. Carts have GPS but if you can't drive to your ball on the fairway, what's the point? Also, the course winds through a residential community and some holes are as much as 1/4 mile apart. You'll be spending way too much time just riding around from hole to hole. There's water just about everywhere. You're bound to hear noise from mowing, construction and so on. Not sure it's worth the bother even when dry. Better play TPC Tampa Bay or Fox Hollow.
August 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by beekeev 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by papabeargolf 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