Abbey Course At Saint Leo University
Excellent Bare Bones Course
I'd heard about the Abbey course before and rode by it a few weeks ago when we played Lake Jovita. It looked to be in good shape from the drive by so I decided to give it a try. 15$ on a Saturday morning on Golfnow was a great deal.
The staff was super friendly, gave me some pointers on one of the doglegs, since many of the holes run adjacent to each other..The driving range was in good shape, always a plus for me to have a range to warm up on
. I played 18 in under 2 and a half hours, never got held up in the round. The fairways aren't plush Bermuda like some courses, and its much like being in short rough but the balls roll out nicely on your tee shots. If you "roll" it a bit you can get a nice lie to hit your second shots. That didn't bother me since I wasn't expecting country club conditions. Lots of elevation changes throughout.
The greens were small but very undulating, lots of tough putts to read. They rolled smooth, were a bit slow but all were in great shape. The course has no bunkers at all but does have some ponds and some forced carries and some blind up hill and down hill shots, and is very fun to play.
Overall a great tune up course or a nice place to get a relaxing round in, and bring your wife or kids to...Not a single house on the property,..Ive heard that the restaurant is very good but I didn't try it.
Will definitely be back again...a great experience.
June 27, 2015
Relaxing day on Father's Day
This isn't a Florida course with lush fairways, huge greens, and multiple sand traps or water hazards. Reminds me more of our municipal course in the town where I grew up. There are rough spots and things that need attention (little stuff like broken trash can or the big hole in the practice range screen). But pace of play was great. Easy to hit fairways. Used full range of clubs. BEST PART was being able to take time and have full meal at the turn at a surprisingly good restaurant with nice menu and tap beer selections for a facility of this size. Nobody in front of us or behind us on back 9. Very friendly, helpful staff.
June 22, 2015
Good Way to Start 2015
I recently was bitten by the "golf bug" and it had been awhile since I played consistently. The Abbey course was a great course to shake of the rust. It's a small course and not intimidating to the beginner golfer at all. For a 9am tee time, the price was great. I definitely will return for more rounds!
February 14, 2015