Rated 3 out of 5 by Avidgrinder Close to the airport
Have played Northdale twice while on business in Tampa - it is close to the airport so a good course to get to for a quick round before leaving or upon arriving in Tampa area.
Rustic is the best way to describe the course. The tee boxes are full of weeds, the fairways while cut were full of grass shavings and therefore sloppy and the bunkers need much work. However, the greens were in surprisingly good shape and the course has a good layout (Ron Garl design). I think the primary defense of the course is it's length.
For a price of around $32 through GN it is worth the trip if you realize that you will not be playing a premium course.
November 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by uXQGI8825XQ Enjoyed the course
I haven't played this course in a few years. Terrible when it was wet. This time the course was dry and I enjoyed my time out. Greens are in good shape not to fast but not slow.
November 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by miopisello Drying out
RAIN July, Aug, Sep really hurt this course along with 90% of the other courses in tampa area. This is in my top 3 of 20 courses i play in the area, it will be back in great shape in a few weeks.
November 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gabrielle7889648 Run down
Terrible tee boxes and dry fairways. no starter or ranger-pace of play is awful.
October 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maximo1934301 Rawreviewer
Nice place, no practice range, other than that, plays well and on pace.
Would recommend and would play again.
October 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by uofmdguy Slipping a bit
Northdale seems to be slipping slowly down the path of it's now closed tennis courts, although we have had quite a bit of rain, signs are pointing towards neglect. I hope that I'm wrong because Northdale has always been a challenging track to play.
October 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by cmcondon Nice fairways, lots of water and OB
Fairways are in great shape, but they need to enforce 90 degree rule. A lot of mud trenches from carts on wet grounds. Greens are consistent but very fast. Tee boxes are uneven. Tough course, expect higher than usual scores.
September 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by robertcunningham good course
Played this course several times. the only issue I have is that there are only two water stations one the course, and I did not see not one ball washer. other than that We enjoyed our round, and will play again...
September 4, 2015