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FROM THE EDITOR

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Contents

Cover Story

Seminole Lake Country Club’s green complexes feature Sea Dwarf Paspallum turf, consistently providing smooth and true putting surfaces.

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8 & 9 PELICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

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Where to contact us, plus a letter from our publishers.

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Visit GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up with local news and events. This inaugural LPGA Tour event will be contested at Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience for these worldclass players

Seminole Lake’s opening hole is a challenging par4 that doglegs 44 UNIVERSIT Y PARK left to right COUNTRY CLUB with water and University Park Country bunkers guarding Club, the Sarasota area’s the green.

premier semi-private club, is worth a trip from anywhere in the Tampa bay area.

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REGIONS PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH, PASCO & HERNANDO COUNTIES 36 & 37 MAPS 38 COURSE DIRECTORY 40 SHOPPING, DINING, INSTRUCTION

MANATEE, SARASOTA & CHARLOTTE COUNTIES 58 & 59 MAPS 60 SHOPPING, DINING, INSTRUCTION 61 COURSE DIRECTORY

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Connecting Golfers on the West Coast of Florida. Bruz Fellenz, Publisher - Tampa Bay Area Mobile: 727-409-0797 bruzfellenz68@gmail.com Jean M. Couser, Publisher Greater Sarasota Area Mobile: 941-915-9160 jean@golfcoastmagazine.com Mary Raimondo, Publisher - Southwest Florida Mobile: 410-449-2822 mary@golfcoastmagazine.com Ryan Ruppert, Partner Office: 941.361.1536 ryan@golfcoastmagazine.com Rose Ruppert, Partner rose@golfcoastmagazine.com Tami Vaughan, Production Manager Olivia Baldassari, Digital Marketing Manager olivia@golfcoastmagazine.com Mark Cardon, Golf News - fcardon@aol.com Golf Coast Magazine is published by Golf Coast Magazine, Inc.; 3X’s a year and distributed along the West Coast of Florida. © 2020 Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this guide. Golf Coast Magazine and it’s affiliates are not responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or changes in rates or information.

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of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank goodness that golf – with a few precautions – is a safe recreational activity. With that in mind, we highly recommend getting into Florida’s fresh air and sunshine and playing more golf! For more information regarding safety, along with your responsibilities as a player, please visit GolfSafeFlorida.com. We are thrilled to once again feature Seminole Lake Country Club as our cover story. Seminole Lake has a long and storied history that makes for an excellent read. The Cunningham family farmed the property beginning in 1911 and in the early 1960’s turned it into a real estate development and country club. Their slogan “Family-Owned, Old-Florida Golf” says it all. Play Seminole Lake as a “Member for the Day” and you just may decide to become a member for a lifetime. Also featured in this issue is the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship, a new LPGA Tour event hosted by Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. Due to the COVID crisis, the event has been rescheduled from its original May dates to November 16-22. Unfortunately, spectators will not be allowed to attend the tournament. However, all four rounds will be televised on Golf Channel. Be sure to visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com to stay up to date on all the latest news from the world of golf. And don’t forget to sign up for our free e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Fairways and greens,

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The LPGA Tour Returns to Tampa Bay November 16-22 The stars of the LPGA Tour are headed to Tampa Bay November 16-22 to take on the newly opened Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. The course, which has already become a jewel among Florida golf tracks, promises to serve as a worthy test to the best golfers in the world. Pelican is a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience. The tournament announced previously that tickets are unavailable for purchase due to the COVID crisis, but all four rounds will be televised on Golf Channel to more than 155 countries. The inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship marks the first LPGA event in the region since 1989 when the final St. Petersburg Open was played at the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. The Tampa Women’s Open was held at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club from 1947-1960.

The field for the Pelican Women’s Championship will be one of the strongest in all of professional golf and is expected to include stars like Lexi Thompson, Morgan Pressel and Brooke Henderson. It’s also expected to include top-ranked players with ties to the Tampa area including Brittany Lincicome and Nelly Korda. The event includes the opportunity to play alongside the pros in the Pelican Pro-Am. Golfers of all abilities are invited to contact the tournament office to learn more about this unforgettable experience. Every professional golf tournament needs an army of volunteers to assist in operations. While volunteer needs will be limited this year due to the lack of general attendance, volunteer support has been especially strong leading into the first year. Visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information about the 2020 PelicanWomen’s Championship.


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Seminole Lake Country Club Family-Owned, Old-Florida Golf

In 1911 William Cunningham moved

his family from Fletcher, North Carolina to St Petersburg, Florida and opened a hardware and grocery store on Central Avenue. From the onset they enjoyed success with their business venture. In the early 1930’s, as a result the family’s successful business, William’s son Howard Cunningham, Sr. was able to purchase a 300-acre piece of property west of St. Petersburg. He named it Pine Ridge Farm. Pine Ridge Farm was a working cattle ranch with all of the family members contributing to its operation. For many years the Cunningham family – including Howard’s three sons Gene, Book and Doc Cunningham – enjoyed the farm, which at that time was a long way from their GolfCoastMagazine.com

home in the city. While not working on the property, the family members used the farm as a getaway. The remnants of the family cabin remain on the property just west of today’s clubhouse. In the early 1960’s, the brothers were approached by a local real estate developer. He convinced them to turn the property into a housing development and country club. So in 1962 Seminole Lake Country Club Estates was born. Shortly after the start of the project, the developer was no longer involved and the Cunningham brothers obtained control of the property. As time went by, the community flourished and the club acquired an excellent reputation


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as one of the premier country clubs in Florida, boasting a full membership and an active social events calendar. Arnold Palmer played an exhibition round at Seminole Lake Country Club shortly after the course opened. The club hosted several of the premier events in the Tampa Bay area during this time. Over the next four decades the club remained a successful private club, adding tennis courts, and a swimming pool to enhance its amenities. In 2007, golf course renovations were initiated including the resurfacing of all greens, refurbishing the bunkers and adding a complete practice facility. These improvements were very well received by the members. However,

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membership started to decline in the wake of the historic 2008 economic downturn and the club converted to semi-private status. Since then, Seminole Lake Country Club has become one of the favorites of golfers throughout the Tampa Bay area. Its excellent location, consistently good condition, playability and service level bring golfers back again and again. Coincidentally, membership has grown as well. Just this past summer, the club installed an entirely new irrigation system. To this day, the club is still owned by the Cunningham family and maintains a very warm feel just as the three brothers originally intended when the club opened in 1962.


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Playing from 6501 yards from the back tees, Seminole Lake offers five tee stations, ensuring a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities.. Playing from 6501 yards from the back tees, Seminole Lake offers five tee stations, ensuring a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities. The greens feature Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass, providing smooth and true putting surfaces. The championship layout features native Florida landscaping, making players feel like they’re back in “Old Florida”. Golfers will be amazed at the unrivaled natural habitat and abundance of wildlife that Seminole Lake has to offer, including its own family of American bald eagles. Current Programs and Special Offers: Member for the Day Come be a member for the day and enjoy greens fee, cart fee, a small bag of range balls and lunch, which entitles you to anything from their extensive menu and a GolfCoastMagazine.com

non-alcoholic beverage all included in one great rate. Lunch is available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily. Twilight Rate Reduced afternoon twilight rate includes greens fee and cart fee. Kids Play Free Program One child plays free with each paying adult. Available every day after 12:00 PM. Program is limited to children 15 years old or younger. Tennis and Pickleball Golf isn’t all Seminole Lake has to offer. The Seminole Lake Tennis facility offers 13 lighted Har-Tru courts and eight pickleball courts. There are instructional programs nearly every day of the week from their Doubles Academy clinics to active junior programs for beginners to elite junior


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players. Private instruction is always available from one of their USTA professionals. Seminole Lake also hosts a full schedule of events with monthly USTA events and their Club Championship Series coinciding with the four tennis Grand Slam events. Memberships Seminole Lake Country Club specializes in affordable quality golf and tennis, offering the best value for your membership dollar. Seminole Lake features Water comes into play on eleven of Seminole Lake’s eighteen holes. an 18-hole championship golf course, complete practice facilities, pickleball courts, a full-service food & beverage operation, swimming pool, tennis courts, kayak launch, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, club storage and service that is consistent with the finest country clubs in the Tampa Bay area. LOCATION Memberships carry No Initiation Fee, No

Food & Beverage Minimums and include unlimited use of the golf course, practice facilities, pool, kayak launch, restaurant, all social functions and walking privileges every day after 3:00 PM. Monthly dues for golf start as low as $218.

6100 Augusta Boulevard Seminole, Florida 33777 Just south of intersection of Park Boulevard and Starkey Road GC

If you have ever considered joining a country club but were afraid that you could not afford it, Seminole Lake’s Membership Program features some of the lowest monthly dues in this area, including seasonal membership options. If you are interested in learning more about Seminole Lake Country Club membership programs, call Stacy at (727) 391-6255 to learn just how easy it is to start enjoying all of the benefits associated with a family-owned, Old-Florida golf club. GCM

Par 71 Black Blue White Red Teal

STATISTICS Yards 6501 6221 6008 5437 5005

Rating 71.2 69.7 68.2 71.7 68.9

Slope 125 124 119 124 120

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For tee times up to seven days in advance, call the Pro Shop at (727) 391-6255 or book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at SeminoleLake.net. Lessons available by PGA Professionals.


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COURSES Public Course

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO MAP #1

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 5313/66.4/121 White: 4864/64.1/112 Gold: 4289/62/102 Red: 3785/62.7/103 Junior: 2252/N/A/N/A

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Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 69 Architect: Denis Griffith Chief Executive Officer: James Poulter Director of Golf: Al Arrigoni, PGA

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For Best Rates Book Online at chichi.org The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club is open to the public with proceeds supporting the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. The par-69 course is well maintained and was renovated in 2018. The course features strategic bunkering and water hazards to challenge all levels of golfers. The Pro Shop features golf supplies, clothing, snacks and beverages. Fees vary by season and time of day. Juniors (under 15) play for reduced rates. The 140-acre site is home to the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy, a publicprivate partnership with the Pinellas County School System that works to positively impact the graduation rate of our community.

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Public Course

MAP #14

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 4540/62.3/96 White: 4490/61.8/93 Red: 3556/63.7/107

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 67 General Manager: Tyson Duane Director of Golf: Michael Summers Superintendent: Aaron May

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Snack Bar with beer • Pro Shop • Practice Green • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed Anytime • Putting & Chipping Green • Practice Cage

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Pinellas Park

Mainlands Golf Club Family owned and operated for over 49 years Family owned and operated for over 49 years, The Mainlands Golf Club is the destination for both discriminating locals and savvy snowbirds. The course is conveniently located in the heart of Pinellas County about 1 mile north of US 19 and Park Boulevard. Great conditions and friendly service are cherished traditions here. A par 67, nine par 4’s, seven par 3’s, and two par 5’s comprise a walker-friendly, links-style course. A completely stocked pro shop is onsite to cater to any and all golfer’s needs before your round. After your round, visit the snack bar, grab a bite to eat and a cold beer and tally up your score on the patio. Come play The Mainlands Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT mainlandsgolf.com/golf-course-news/ FOR UNCLE JULIO’S SPECIAL OF THE MONTH

9445 Mainlands Boulevard West Pinellas Park, FL 33782 (727) 577-4847 Pro Shop (727) 577-2797 Tee Times www.mainlandsgolf.com


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COURSES Public Daily Fee

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO MAP #7

TEE INFORMATION

Largo

East Bay Golf Club me lco e cW bli u P

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Back: 6451/70.1/128 Middle: 5967/68.1/125 Forward: 5286/71.5/129

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: William Mitchell General Manager: Bruce Orr Superintendent: Bruce Orr Teaching Pro: Jeff Myers

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant • Pro Shop • Driving Range • Practice Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Pro Shot GPS Yardages • Leagues Welcome • Book Online 24/7

Public Course

MAP #19

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: White: 2235 Yards Red: 2029 Yards

COURSE FACTS

Located in the heart of Pinellas County, minutes from the Gulf Beaches. East Bay is an 18-hole, par-71 championship layout. Water comes into play on 14 holes. East Bay offers full restaurant, lounge, banquet facilities and on-course beverage cart service. Tees, fairways and greens are overseeded for the winter season. Now featuring the Pro Shot GPS System on every golf cart with accurate yardages and detailed hole graphics. Located on East Bay Drive, 2.5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 19. 702 Country Club Drive Largo, FL 33771 (727) 581-3333 www.eastbaygolfclub.com

Largo

Pinecrest Golf Course me lco e cW bli Pu

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 55 General Manager: Jeff Myers Teaching Pro: Jeff Myers

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse – Restaurant • Pro Shop • Practice Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed

Discover best kept secret for evecutive golf. Don’t let this small course fool you. Pinecrest is a challenging par-55 short course with 17 par 3s and one par 4. Walking anytime and electric carts are available if you wish to ride. At Pinecrest you will enjoy a very friendly and personable atmosphere. Annual memberships and 10-play tickets are also available. Enjoy the renovated pro shop. Also visit “Your Pizza Shop” upstairs for great food.

1200 – 8th Avenue, S.W. Largo, FL 34640 (727) 584-6497

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Municipal Course

MAP #30

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6069/68.5/117 White: 5729/67.0/113 Yellow: 5145/64.4/107 Red: 4886/67.6/113 Family (M): 3388/58.7/96 Family (W): 3388/59.6/96

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Wayne Styles, John Van Kleek Golf Course Manager: Howard Hunt, PGA Head Pro: Steve Didik, PGA

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• Clubhouse • Snack Bar • Pro Shop • Renovated Driving Range • Range Memberships Available • Short Game Practice Area • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed • Book Online 24/7

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Golf Course Originally built in 1908, the Tarpon Springs golf course follows the architecture of the time with small, elevated greens and quite a few doglegs. The course is very scoreable on your good days, while water hazards can wreak havoc on your bad ones. During the summer of 2014, all 18 greens and two practice greens were reconstructed. The greens now feature new contours and state-of-the-art Seashore Paspalum turf. At the same time, bunkers were re-sanded and the driving range renovated. Tarpon Springs golf course is honored to be a participating course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The “Trail” celebrates Florida’s early golf heritage by featuring publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that golfers can still play today. Tarpon Springs boasts two PGA Professionals, each with over 25 years of experience. Together, they oversee golf operations, leagues, clinics, summer junior camps and much more. PARTICIPATING GOLF COURSE FLORIDA HISTORIC GOLF TRAIL

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REVIEW

Silver Dollar Golf Club 27 Holes of Championship Golf

Silver Dollar Golf Club offers a truly

great golfing experience for every skill level, with three 9-hole layouts that can be played individually or consecutively. This scenic golf club – located on the northwest corner of Tampa on the Pinellas/Hillsborough border – is always open to the public and offers a complete pro shop, extensive practice area, restaurant, and a fun, friendly staff. Enjoy a perfect blend of challenge and relaxation on 27 holes with a wide variety of doglegs, bunkers and water features designed to test and GolfCoastMagazine.com

entertain you. Flanked by stately trees and sparkling waters, nature enhances the beauty of Silver Dollar Golf Club and adds to its enjoyment. Pristine Paspallum turf putting surfaces are always a pleasure to play. Practice facilities include full driving range, two putting greens, a pitching and chipping green with sand bunker, and three full-size practice holes. Lessons are available by Director of Golf Bobby Capobianco. With over 40 years of experience, Bobby is one of the Tampa Bay area’s premier golf instructors.


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LOCATION

12711 Silver Dollar Drive Odessa, FL 33556 310 S. Pinellas Avenue

Silver Dollar is ready to host your golf outing or tournament. Their no nonsense approach to planning events means there is little standing between you and success! Their professional staff has run hundreds of events and would welcome the opportunity to serve your group. Every time you play Silver Dollar earn Reward Points good for future golf, range balls and Pro Shop merchandise. Everyone is eligible to participate. No membership is required. The More You Play, The Less You Pay! GC

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gator/Panther: 6270/70.8/120 Bobcat/Gator: 6039/69.7/117 Panther/Bobcat:: 6110/70.0/119

COURSE FACTS Holes/Par: 27 holes, Par 71-73 General Manager: Ken Ross Director of Golf: Bob Capobianco Superintendent: Bill Stanton

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse & Snack Bar • Lounge • Pro Shop • Driving Range • 3-Hole Practice Course • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Thursdays Ladies day (1/2 Off) • Saturday AM Junior Clinics • Book Online 24/7

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Semi-Private GC

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO MAP #10

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gold: 6976/74.3/137 Blue: 6236/70.4/133 White M: 5615/67.6/129 White W: 5615/72.7/134 Green: 5033/66.2/114 Red: 4832/69.2/117

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COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Gordon G. Lewis, Jed Azinger Director of Golf: Rich Unger, PGA Superintendent: Don Cox

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Beautifully carved from Florida’s rich landscape, Heritage Isles is everything Florida golf was meant to be. Architects Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinger dedicated themselves to preserving the land’s rustic beauty to create a course that is not only challenging but also extremely enjoyable. Heritage Isles now features all-new Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass greens.

Clubhouse - Restaurant & Bar Pro Shop Aqua Driving Range Short Game Area Lessons by PGA Professional Tournaments, Outings, Weddings & Banquets Welcome • Book Online 24/7 • Home of Players Advantage Club

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Summerfield Crossings Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Green: 6903/73.0/125 Gold: 6375/70.6/121 Black: 5779/67.5/115 Silver: 5139/69.4/114

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Ron Garl General Mngr: Jason Blanchard, PGA Head Pro: James Gottschalk, PGA Superintendent: Keith Lamb, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse – Doc’s Grille • Tournaments for 12-144 • 2-tiered Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Practice Bunker Area • 7-Day Advanced Tee Times • Book Online 24/7

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Golf Digest’s Places to Play 4-1/2 Stars Summerfield Crossings is a links-style golf course that looks like the great layouts of Scotland. This championship course is unique with pot bunkers, waste areas and small, undulating greens. The signature 15th hole is a demanding Par 3 featuring an island green and unpredictable winds. Facilities include a two-tiered driving range, putting and chipping greens and a practice bunker. Doc’s Grille offers a full-service bar, golfer’s grille and full banquet facilities. 13050 Summerfield Blvd. Riverview, FL 33568 (813) 671-3311 www.summerfieldgc.com


PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

Semi-Private GC

MAP #9

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Champ: 6898/73.5/129 Blue: 6053/69.4/117 White: 5487/66.9/109 Red: 4773/68.2/116

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Course Architects: Jed Azinger & Gordon Lewis Pro Shop Manager: John Panno Superintendent: Marty Ford

COURSE AMENITIES

• Newly Renovated Clubhouse • Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Pro Shop • Driving Range • Putting Green • Short Game Area • Lessons • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

COURSES

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Lutz

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club Specializing in wedding receptions, golf tournaments, meetings, quinceaneras and all other celebrations. Heritage Harbor measures nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees and

is one of the most challenging public-access layouts in the Tampa Bay area. Four sets of tees are incorporated into the design, making the course fun for golfers of all skill levels. Swirling winds and strategically located bunkers can wreak havoc with players of this finely manicured links. Course designers Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis took extra care when laying out the course to preserve the wildlife in residence. Check our website for golf rates and specials. We specialize in wedding receptions, golf tournaments, professional meetings, quinceaneras, and all other celebrations! We provide the highest standard of personalized service, and an outstanding variety of menu items from which to choose. Our attention to detail and our goal of total satisfaction, has been noticed by receiving awards from national wedding websites. Our full-service dining room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with full liquor bar available, providing a full day of enjoyment before and after your round of golf. Wedding and current banquet pricing are available on our website. 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway Lutz, FL 33558 (813) 949-4886 www.heritageharborgolf.com


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COURSES

Upscale Public GC

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

MAP #36

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6699/72.6/131 White: 6233/70.6/127 Green: 5869/67.2/121 Red: 5205/70.8/127

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architect: Lloyd Clifton General Manager: Jarod Atkinson, PGA Director of Golf: Darryl Spelich, PGA Superintendent: Terry Mounce

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Full-Service Dining Room • Full Liquor Bar • Banquet Facilities • Weddings/Private Functions • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Season Passes Available • Book Online 24/7

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Tampa

Westchase Golf Club The course winds through acres of lakes, woods and conservation areas. The Westchase Golf Club takes full advantage of its setting… natural lakes and wetlands teeming with wildlife including an occasional gator. Florida golf at its best. The layout, designed by nationally recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, woods, conservation areas and communities. Westchase offers manicured Paspallum greens surrounded by natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. With its 9,500-square-foot clubhouse, full-service dining room, and fully stocked pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere along with first-class service. The club has established itself as one of Tampa Bay’s best upscale public golf facilities. The National Golf Foundation has ranked Westchase in the Top 10 nationally and #1 in the state of Florida in customer loyalty and satisfaction. Westchase Golf Club’s promise to its customers is the relentless pursuit of perfect conditions and uncompromising service in a fun and relaxed environment. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 854-2331 www.westchasegc.com


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Fox Hollow Golf C This Tampa Bay Favorite Keeps Getting Better

Fox Hollow Golf Club is one of the

premier golf course in the state of Florida and was recently rated 57th by Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Courses Accessible to the Public in Florida.” As a testament to the quality of the golf course, Fox Hollow has hosted U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers as well as qualifiers for the Valspar Championship, a PGA Tour event played at nearby Innisbrook resort. Opening in 1994, the Fox Hollow golf course has the distinction of being one of the last courses designed and built by Robert Trent Jones, Senior, one of the most prolific and innovative golf course designers of all time. In his design of Fox Hollow, the legendary Jones created a layout as picturesque as it is playable. GolfCoastMagazine.com

The par-71 championship layout features five sets of tees and offers new challenges every time it’s played, mixing native trees and vegetation, sparkling lakes, sand bunkers and a variety of wildlife. Fox Hollow’s rolling fairways are a delightful departure from the pancake-flat layouts found elsewhere in Florida. Fox Hollow’s greens feature SeaDwarf Paspalum turfgrass. This grass has the ability to deliver fast green speeds (9+ on the Stimpmeter) and requires less fertilizer, pesticide, weed control and irrigation than Bermudagrass. The updated Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by


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LOCATION

10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway Trinity, Florida 34655 On Little Road, three miles south of SR 54

STATISTICS its professional events staff. They handle tournament groups from 20 to 144 players. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit FoxHollowGolfClub. com or call (727) 264-8939. Fox Hollow’s practice facilities include a large putting green; a pitching green with sand bunker; and a natural turf driving range. Lessons and clinics are available, taught by Fox Hollow’s highly experienced PGA professional teaching staff. Fox Hollow is a semi-private club that welcomes daily fee players. You will be pleasantly surprised by their rate structure. Playing Fox Hollow has never been more affordable. Reserve tee times online at FoxHollowGolfClub.com or call the Pro Shop at (727) 376-6333. GC

18 Hole Championship Course, Par 71, Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Tee Yards Rating Slope Black 7079 74.6 134 Blue 6757 72.8 130 White 6288 71.2 125 Gold (M) 5908 68.3 122 Silver (M) 5529 75.4 137 Red (M) 4825 70.9 125 RESERVATIONS

For tee times up to 6 days in advance, call (727) 376-6333 or toll free (800) 943-1902. Tee times available online at FoxHollowGolfClub.com. Tournaments, Corporate Outings, Weddings and Banquets are welcome. Instruction by PGA Professionals available.

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COURSES

Type Hole

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TAMPA BAY 39

Black Diamond Ranch

(352) 746-3440 PR 18

18 18

72 72 72

P 18

69

5454/66.6/122

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(727) 937-4653 SP 18

72

6808/73.2/137

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(727) 581-3333 P 18

71

6451/70.1/128

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(727) 376-6333 SP 18

71

7138/74.6/131

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6898/73.5/129

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72

6976/73.2/132

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71

6251/69.1/130

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72

6466/70.4/132

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67

4803/62.3/96

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72 EC: 7015/73.8/136 • • • LC: 7230/75.8/131

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3125 W. Black Diamond Cr, Lecanto, FL 34461; CR 491, 1.5 miles N of Norel Bryant Hwy. (CR486).

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Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club

(727) 726-4673

Q:7159/75.0/137 • • • R: 6921/73.4/130 H: 3447/74.8/143

• • 3

3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761; 1/4 mile north of SR 580

3

Crescent Oaks Golf Club

3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd, 1/2 mile north of Keystone Rd.

7

East Bay Golf Club 702 Country Club Dr., Largo, FL 33771; 2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr.

8

Fox Hollow Golf Club

10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy., Trinity, FL 34655; On Little Rd., 3 miles south of SR 54

9

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club

(813) 949-4886 SP 18

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19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy., Lutz, FL 33558; North on Dale Mabry Hwy. to Lutz Lake Fern Rd., west to course

10

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

(813) 907-7447 SP 18

10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647; Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Cross Creek, East to course

11

Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

(727) 864-2714 PR 18

6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33713; On 54th Ave. South, 3 miles west of US Hwy 19

Maggie Valley Club & Resort

(828) 926-4831

9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782; On US Hwy 19 North, 1 miles north of Park Blvd.

14

Mainlands Golf Club

(727) 577-4847

9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782; On US Hwy 19 North, 1 mile north of Park Blvd.

17

Mission Inn Resort 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737; On CR 48 .2 miles past San Luis Blvd.

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(352) 324-3101 R 18


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Yardage /Rating /Slope

Practice Fac. Food Rental Clubs Pro Shop Lessons Ad on Page

COURSES

Type Hole

Map Number

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

(813) 973-3870 SP 18

71

6824/73.1/139

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(727) 584-6497 P 18

55

2235

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(813) 996-4653 SP 18

72

6436/71.1/127

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72

6501/71.2/125

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Type: PR=Private, P=Public, SP= Semi-Private, MIL=Military, R=Resort

TAMPA BAY 18

Pebble Creek Golf Club 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33647;

Off Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 7 miles N of Bearrs Ave.

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Pinecrest Golf Course 1200 - 8th Ave., SW, Largo, FL 34640; 1 1/2 miles west of Seminole Blvd.

20

Plantation Palms Golf Club

23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’Lakes, FL 34639; I-75 to SR 54, 7 miles west to Collier, north 1 mile

23

Seminole Lake Country Club

(727) 391-6255 SP 18

6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777; Take Park Blvd. to Park St., go south 2 miles.

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Silver Dollar Golf Club

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G/P:6270/70.8/120 • • •

12711 Silver Dollar Drive., Odessa, FL 33556;

72

B/G: 6039/69.7/117

SR 584 to Race Track Rd, N 6 miles to Patterson Rd, W 3m

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P/B: 6110/70.0/119

(813) 920-3884

Streamsong Resort

SP 27

(877) 366-8029 R 18

72

B: 7176/74.1/131 • • •

1000 Streamsong Drl, Bowling Green, FL 33834;

18

72

R: 7148/74.2/130

On Ft. Green Road, 4 miles south of CR-630;

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(813) 671-3311 SP 18

71

6903/73.0/125

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(727) 934-5191 SP 18

72

6243/69.3/127

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(727) 942-4760 SP 18

72

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6699/72.6/131

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Summerfield Crossings Golf Club

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13050 Summerfield Dr., Riverview, FL 33568; I-75 to exit 246, east 2 miles on Big Bend Rd

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Tarpon Springs Golf Course 1310 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; On Alr. US 19, 1 mile north of Klosterman Rd.

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Wentworth Golf Club 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd., 1/2 mile south of Keystone Road

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Westchase Golf Club

(813) 854-2331

11602 Westchase Golf Dr., Tampa, FL 33626; Take Veteran’s Expressway to exit #7, west on Linebaugh Ave 3.5 miles

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World Woods Golf Club

(352) 796-5500 P 18

17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veteran’s Expressway to Hwy. 98, then east 1/4 mile

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SHOPPING | ENTERTAINMENT/SERVICES | INSTRUCTION TAMPA BAY AREA MAP PAGE 36 & 37

SHOPPING Blue Collar Golf Shop 11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 | www.bluecollargolf.net | (727) 542-9228 | Map #51, Ad Page 20

ENTERTAINMENT/SERVICES Amuni Financial, Inc. 720 Second Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 | www.amuni.com | (800) 868-6864 | Map #59, Ad Page 2

Bob VanSweden Golf 2300 – 26th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 | www.BobVanSwedenGolf.com | (727) 321-4653 | Map #54, Ad Page 10

County Golf Association www.countygolf.com | (727) 446-6644 | Ad Page 10

Edwin Watts Golf Shops 32257 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | (727) 787-3370 | Map #52, Ad Page 63 www.worldwidegolfshops.com

Golf Today www.golftodaychallenge.com | (561) 880-1007 | Ad Page 20

Edwin Watts Golf Shops 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 | (813) 960-5330 | Map #53, Ad Page 63 www.worldwidegolfshops.com

On Tour Golf ontourgolf@msn.com | (561) 379-9367 | Ad Page 10

Florida Aerial Services Team www.fastaerial.com | (800) 723-7425 | Ad Page 24 In The Sand Golf 1628 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 | www.ITS-GOLF.com | (813) 264-7911 | Map #48, Ad Page 19

Pelican Women’s Championship 525 IndianRocks Rd., Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 | www.pelicanlpga.com | (727) 977-5180 | Ad Page 8 Ultimate Golf Experience www.UltimateGolfExp.net | (941) 374-3422 | Ad Page 12

Southern Golf of Pinellas, Inc. 4647 – 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 | www.southerngolfofpinellas.com | (888) 690-4920 | Map #55, Ad Page 19

DRIVING RANGES/LESSON TEE Ace Golf Riverview 12910 Boyette Rd., Riverview, FL 33569 | www.ace-golf.com | (813) 672-7750 | Map #32, Ad Page 22

T & D Golf Stores 4205 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 5 www.tanddgolfstores.com |

Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33626 | www.chichi.org | (727) 216-6387 | Map #61, Ad Page 11

T & D Golf Stores 180 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677 | (813) 855-5385 | Map #57, Ad Page 5 www.tanddgolfstores.com |

The Downs Golf Practice Facility 11225 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 33626 | www.tampabaydowns.com | (813) 854-4946 | Map #62, Ad Page 11


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DIRECTORY

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GOLF COURSES NOT FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE OF GOLF COAST MAGAZINE COURSE PINELLAS COUNTY

TYPE LOCATION

PHONE

COURSE Rogers Park GC

TYPE LOCATION P Tampa

PHONE (813) 356-1670

Bardmoor GC

SP

Largo

(727) 392-1234

Sandpiper GC

SP

Sun City Center

(813) 634-3377

Bayou Club

PV

Largo

(727) 399-1000

Scepter GC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-4393

Belleair CC

PV

Belleair

(727) 442-0229

Temple Terrace G&CC

PV

Temple Terrace

(813) 988-1791

Clearwater GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 443-5078

Terrace Hill GC

P

Temple Terrace

(813) 985-4653

Cove Cay GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 535-1406

TPC Tampa Bay

P

Lutz

(813) 949-0090

Walden Lake G&CC

SP

Plant City

(813) 754-8575

Cypress Links

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 551-3333

Cypress Run GC

PV

Tarpon Springs

(727) 937-3191

Dunedin GC

SP

Dunedin

(727) 733-7836

PASCO COUNTY

Fairway Village

PV

Largo

(727) 531-8134

Abbey at St. Leo’s

SP

St. Leo

(352) 588-2016

Feather Sound CC

PV

Clearwater

(727) 572-6677

Beacon Woods GC

SP

Bayonet Point

(727) 868-9528

Highland Lakes GC

PV

Palm Harbor

(727) 785-9819

Forest Hills GC

SP

Holiday

(727) 934-7317

Innisbrook Resort & GC PV/R

Palm Harbor

(727) 942-2000

Groves Golf & CC (The)

SP

Land O’Lakes

(813) 996-0161

The Landings GC

Clearwater

(727) 447-5272

Heritage Pines CC

PV

Hudson

(727) 861-1645

P

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7333

Heritage Springs CC

PV

Trinity

(727) 372-5281

Largo GC

P

Largo

(727) 518-3024

Lake Jovita G&CC

SP

Dade City

(352) 588-9200

Mangrove Bay GC

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7800

Lexington Oaks GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 907-7270

SP

Hudson

(727) 868-1091

Lansbrook GC

SP

Palm Hill GC

SP

Largo

(727) 581-1710

The Links GC

Pasadena Y&CC

PV

Pasadena

(727) 381-7922

Links of Lake Bernadette SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-7888

St. Petersburg CC

PV

St. Petersburg

(727) 867-2111

Meadow Oaks GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 856-2878 (813) 333-0033

Top of the World GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 726-7773

Quail Hollow GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

Tarpon Woods GC

SP

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7606

River Ridge GC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 847-4762

Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis P

Treasure Island

(727) 360-6062

Saddlebrook Resort

Twin Brooks GC

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7445

Scotland Yards GC

PV/R

St. Petersburg

(727) 896-8000

Sea Pines GC Seven Springs G&CC

Vinoy Club

R, SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 973-1111

Dade City

(352) 567-7600

SP

Hudson

(727) 863-1214

SP

New Port Richey (727) 376-0035

SP

Silverado G&CC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-1225

Apollo Beach GC

SP

Apollo Beach

(813) 645-6212

Southport Springs GC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 780-7637

Avila G&CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1754

Springer’s Gulf Harbor GC

P

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

P

New Port Richey (727) 849-7675 New Port Richey (727) 856-0771

Tampa

(813) 631-4374

Summertree Golf Club

P

Bay Palms Golf Complex MIL

MacDill AFB

(813) 840-6904

Tampa Bay Golf & CC

SP

San Antonio

Bloomingdale GC

SP

Valrico

(813) 685-4105

Town & Country GC

SP

Dade City

(352) 567-6622

Buckhorn Springs G&CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 689-7766

Zephyrhills GC

M

Zephyrhills

(813) 782-0714

Caloosa CC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-2870

Carrollwood CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1369

HERNANDO COUNTY

Cheval Golf & Athletic Club SP

Lutz

(813) 949-4231

Brookridge CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 596-8161

The Claw at USF

P

Tampa

(813) 632-6893

Brooksville CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-8876

Countryway GC

P

Tampa

(813) 854-1182

Glen Lakes CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 597-1118 (352) 596-2019

Babe Zaharias GC

(352) 588-5454

Club Renaissance

SP

Sun City Center

(813) 642-9091

The Heather G&CC

SP

Brooksville

Cypress Creek

SP

Ruskin

(813) 634-8888

Hernando Oaks GC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 799-9908

Diamond Hill GC

SP

Valrico

(813) 689-7219

High Point GC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 596-0833

The Eagles GC

SP

Odessa

(813) 920-6681

Oak Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 683-6830

Freedom Fairways

SP

Sun City

(813) 633-4653

The Quarry

P

Brooksville

(352) 544-5495

Northdale G&TC

SP

Tampa

(813) 962-0428

Rivard G&CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-1410

Old Memorial GC

PV

Tampa

(813) 926-8888

The Ridge GC

SP

Ridge Manor

(352) 608-4800

Palm Ceia G&TC

PV

Tampa

(813) 253-3061

Seven Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 688-8888

River Hills CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 653-1554

Silverthorn CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 799-4653

Riverside GC

SP

Ruskin

(813) 645-2000

Southern Hills Plantation

PV

Brooksville

(352) 277-5000

P

Tampa

(813) 673-4316

Timber Pines CC

PV

Spring Hill

(352) 666-2311

Rocky Point GC

P=Public SP=Semi-Private PV=Private MIL=Military M=Municpal


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NEWS

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

The President’s Report The West Central Chapter’s 2020 tournament season is coming to an end. There has been some great play along the way this year. The WCC Senior-Junior took place at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club in late September. Gary Koch and Justin Sheehan fired an 8 under par 63 to beat the rest of the field and they were crowned as champions. The 2020 WCC Stableford Championship took place at Fox Hollow Golf Club and Gary Koch came out on top again, scoring 45 points and earning him the title of champion. The West Central Chapter held its general meeting and elections following play after the 2020 Senior-Junior. After all the votes were in, Mike Glenn was elected as Secretary of the West Central Chapter. Bryan Moran moved up the chain of command and took over as Vice President and I moved up the chain of command and took over as President. Keith Kulzer remains as the Tournament Chairman for the next year. I would like to thank Matt Jordan – the outgoing Chapter President – for his dedicated support of the West Central Chapter. I would also like to congratulate him on becoming GolfCoastMagazine.com

the Secretary of the North Florida PGA Section. I wish Matt the best of luck in his next endeavor. As the 2020 season comes to a close, I would like to extend a special note of appreciation to Century Buick GMC of Tampa for sponsoring all of the WCC Chapter Championship events. I would like to thank all of our partners for their dedication and support to the West Central Chapter. Our Chapter Partners are: Tampa Bay Bone and Joint Center, Horus Construction, Breakthru Beverage Group, Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, Southern Pro Restoration, Full Torque Fitness and Golf Coast Magazine. It is because of your support that the chapter can provide it’s professionals with first class tournaments and educational experiences. – Tim Baker, President 2020 West Central Chapter Tournament Schedule Tues. Nov 3 NFPGA Porter Cup at Reunion (Palmer Course) Mon. Nov 16 WCC/ECC Pro-Pro at CC of Winter Haven Mon. Dec 14 Pro-Am at Avila


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University Park Country Club,

the area’s premier semi-private country club continues to be the “must play” golf destination on Florida’s Cultural Coast. The breathtaking championship golf course is designed to reward the golfer whatever their skill level and provide an exhilarating golf experience against a stunning backdrop of native Florida. The impeccable conditions and beauty of the course as well as the club’s renowned friendly service offer the daily-fee player a private club experience that is surprisingly affordable. As University Park Country Club continues to improve, it’s no surprise that the course consistently earns awards and recognition from independent reader’s surveys and discerning golfers. For the 23rd year in a row the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-Star Rating with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course. The Ron Garl-designed course has won accolades and distinction from Golf for Women, Golfweek and Florida Sportsfan placing University Park in “Florida’s Top Fifty.” Locally University Park County Club has been voted “Best Place to Play Golf” by Sarasota Magazine readers every year since 1993, and Golf Advisor has ranked it #10 in its top 25 courses in Florida. Respect for nature and a commitment to excellence is unparalleled at University Park. Careful planning and attention to detail have blended a beautiful


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University Park combines the best of sophisticated country club living with the finest assortment of custom built homes for an enviable lifestyle. piece of property with exceptional golf and unsurpassed lifestyle. The list of awards for this community grows every year both regionally and nationally. Among the most prestigious and revered are “Best Community Design in America” awarded by The National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder magazine, and “Best Development in Region” by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Future of the Region Award. Continual attention to detail ensures the high standards and player enjoyment of the course and keeps it in top playing condition. Add to this the hard work by all the employees to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and you can appreciate why the club has a reputation for first-class service. University Park County Club is committed to an ongoing program of enhancing and

upgrading its golf facilities. Each year the club introduces new programs and practices to meet the changing needs of its golfing members and visitors. The Golf Academy at University Park brings golf instruction to every level of golfer, young or old. Offering a variety of clinics, golf schools, playing lessons and private instruction The Golf Academy has a full schedule of events to appeal to the novice or the most experienced player. Naturally the golf experience is complemented by great food and beverage service, a good reason why so many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings, specail events and banquets are hosted at the club. The award-winning professional staff and culinary team will make your event exceptional. Visit University Park Country Club located just 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway (Exit 213). For Tee Times call (941) 359-9999. For Club Membership call Ann Backus at (941) 355-3888 x234. Visit our website: www.universitypark-fl.com to be included in special e-news and rate promotions.

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Schedule a custom Bellagena facial, plus a one-hour Swedish massage, and get a $50 gift card for dinner!* Bellagena offers a full scope of beauty and wellness services to promote overall health, including Basic and Advanced Skin Solutions, Massage Therapy and Skin Treatments. What’s most important about us is our focus on inner beauty. We empower our guests with the knowledge to fully understand our procedures and how they affect the individual from the inside. Staycation - noun: a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home. * Package value $200, you pay only $145. Bellagena will provide a list of restaurants participating in this program

5861 Cortez Rd W Bradenton FL 34210 941-554-SKIN www.bellagena.com


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The Meadows Country Club Hole #13

Nestled in a lush, vibrant setting of over 1600 acres with more than 80 pristine lakes, waterways and preserve areas, The Meadows Country Club is the centerpiece of one of Sarasota’s premiere master planned communities that just keeps getting better all of the time. Members enjoy three distinctive golf courses, a vibrant tennis complex with 17 Har-Tru courts, a junior Olympic pool, custom fitness programs and a clubhouse that offers both fine and casual dining. There’s something for everyone at The Meadows with many social events, educational programs and recreational activities including the 14 miles of oak canopied walking, nature and biking trails that weave through the community.

The 18-hole Members course at The Meadows has always been known as one of the finest layouts in the area, offering six sets of tees with yardages from 4,586 to over 6,700. In April, the Club began an exciting $1.5 million capital improvement project that includes the golf course and practice area. David Johnson who was contracted to reshape the golf course has a long and varied experience in golf course design including having worked on TPC Boston, the 2020 host of the Northern Trust PGA Tour event. All 18 greens have been reshaped and rebuilt using TifEagle bermudagrass, which offers improved speed, consistency and playability. All of the fairways have been resprigged; each of the tee boxes have been re-shaped and sprigged, and every bunker has been rebuilt.

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Johnson also worked with bunker positioning. On some holes he added bunkers such as on No. 5, the No. 1-rated handicap hole on the course. Five new bunkers


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have been added, including one strategically placed 215 yards from the tee box that collects errant shots. “David Johnson’s vision is at his best on this hole,” said Bill Snow, chairman of The Meadows golf committee. “The new bunkers at the dog leg are just begging you to reach them. And if you navigate the bend without entering them, you are looking down the chute of a tight but fair fairway, bunkered left with trouble right. It truly is a great hole. “ Number 12 is one of the more dramatic transformations where Johnson moved the green closer to the water in front, and added 3 bunkers behind the green. Accuracy and nerves of steel are both advised for challenging this short par-4. After seeing the completion of the 18th hole, Snow commented “The 18th green is a masterpiece. I always felt we had one of the best finishing holes in the area. Now we have the best finishing hole in SW Florida.” Also on the drawing board at The Meadows

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is the remodeling of the Regency Room in the main clubhouse, and expansion of the fan viewing area and restaurant seating of The Centre Court Lounge at the Tennis Centre. The Regency Room, the site of many weddings and events is a new design that merges “Old Florida” with a mid-century modern motif. Walls have been removed to provide greater views of the golf course as well as to facilitate ease of movement and socialization through the new modern open spaces. Membership plans at The Meadows are as varied as the people who belong to the club with many options available from full equity memberships to Seasonal Golf, Tennis and Social opportunities for those who visit Sarasota for limited times, yet want a wonderful club experience. With all of the new and exciting things happening, it’s no wonder their motto is: “Join for the lifestyle. Stay for the friendships.” Visit MeadowsCC.org or contact Amy Tuten, Membership Director 941-371-6000 ext.234 or atuten@theiconteam.com

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COURSES Semi-Private Course

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #151

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Bradenton

Peridia Golf and Country Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 3373 / 58.8 / 97 Yellow: 3014 / 56.2 / 89 Red: 2749 / 55.6 / 89

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architects: Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis General Manager: Tom Donato, CAM Pro Shop Manager: Brian Schmidt Superintendent: Ray Bartels, Jr. , CGCS

COURSE AMENITIES

• Complete Pro Shop • Terrace on The Green Restaurant with Full Bar service • Banquets and weddings • Golf Lessons available

Semi-Private Course

MAP #144

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Men’s White: 3752 / 60.3 / 101; Ladies Red: 3122 / 58.5 / 95

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Dean Refram Director of Operations: Joel King Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

Manatee County’s Premier Executive Golf Course offers lush fairways and redesigned Tif-Eagle greens that provide a challenge to golfers of all skill levels and the ability to play in 3 hours. Walk or ride anytime! It’s the perfect course for couples, families, and seniors to improve their short game. Peridia’s full service restaurant and banquet facility is open to the public for lunch and dinner. Sunday Brunch is the Club’s most popular event, every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, due to the pandemic, please call to make your reservation. 4950 Peridia Boulevard East Bradenton, FL 34203 941-758-2582 www.peridiagcc.net

Bradenton

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club S UB CLBLE L A NT ILA RE AVA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Putting Green • Pro Shop • Walking Allowed • Tournaments and Leagues Welcome • Rental Clubs Available

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club is one of the area’s finest executive courses nestled inside a beautiful community. Between the water-bordered fairways and the 37 bunkers surrounding 18 Champion Bermuda greens this 3,706-yard, par-61 course offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and handicaps. The amenities include a pro shop, snacks, refreshments and putting green. 4260 Ironwood Circle Bradenton, FL 34209 941-792-3288 www.PinebrookIronwood.com

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Tee off on this newly renovated championship course featuring TifEagle greens and Celebration Bermuda tees and fairways. Experience why The Moc is becoming “one of the best golf facilities in the Tampa Bay area.”

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COURSES Executive

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #119

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 3976 / 59.3 / 100; White: 3445 / 57.2 / 93; Red: 2840 / 56.0 / 85

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Ted McAnlis Director of Operations: Joel King General Manager: Denny Burnham Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

COURSE AMENITIES • Clubhouse • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Snack Bar - Lunch • Golf Club Rental

Semi-Private Golf Club

Englewood

Oyster Creek Golf Club S UB CLBLE L A NT ILA RE AVA

Not your typical executive golf course, Oyster Creek, designed by Ted McAnlis, is both challenging and scenic. Accuracy off the tee is important as water comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes. Distance is critical on only a few of the par 4s, but even low-handicap golfers find they play to their handicap. Oyster Creek offers meticulouslymanicured greens surrounded by environmentally-protected natural wetlands. 6651 Oriole Blvd. Englewood, FL 34224 941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com

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Punta Gorda

Deep Creek Golf Club

Par 70: Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 5836 / 68.9 / 124 White: 5424 / 66.9 / 115 Gold: 4942/ 64.8 / 113 Ladies Gold: 4942 / 69.0 / 121 Red: 4746 / 68.3 / 119

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Mark McCumber General Manager/PGA: Todd Evans Superintendent: Josh Czarnecki

COURSE AMENITIES • Clubhouse - Restaurant • Practice Facilities • Short Game Area • Walking Allowed • Golf Club Rental • Five Day Advanced T-times • PGA Instruction • 5 Day Advanced T-Times

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Now in its 35th year of operation, Deep Creek GC has been voted one of the best golf courses in the Charlotte County area year after year. A Par 70, 18 hole layout designed by PGA Tour player Mark McCumber is truly an enjoyable experience with a friendly welcoming staff. From tee to green, whether high or low handicap your experience will be top notch. Public play is welcome, and a variety of memberships options are offered at an exceptional value. Our restaurant and lounge serves only the best quality food and drinks under a casual setting to enhance your experience. 1260 San Cristobal Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33983 941-625-6911 www.deepcreekgolf.com

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WELCOMING MEMBERS SINCE 1926 Sara Bay Country Club is a private golf club located just north of downtown Sarasota. Designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, it is recognized as one of the most venerable clubs in Florida, and where the traditions of the game have been preserved. Experience a restored golf course according to the original designs of Donald Ross.

SARA BAY COUNTRY CLUB (941) 355-7658 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, 34243 www.sarabaycc.org dbudny@sarabaycc.org

• 5 sets of tees from 4899 - 7062 Yards • Walking / Caddies • General Manager, Paul Barone • Head Professional, Daren King • Director of Membership, Dennis J. Budny


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Semi-Private Course

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

MAP #112

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Meadows & Preserve Gold: 7182 / 75.4 / 141 Blue: 6619 / 72.2 / 133 White: 6053 / 69.8 / 121 Black: 5600 / 67.4 / 117 Red: 4939 / 68.9 / 117 Orange: 4166 / 64.3 / 106 Preserve & Hatchett Creek Gold: 7009 / 74.3 / 145 Blue: 6477 / 71.6 / 133 White: 5918 / 69.3 / 116 Black: 5326 / 66.5 / 109 Red: 4756 / 68.5 / 114 Orange: 4084 / 63.8 / 106 Hatchett Creek & Meadows Gold: 7039 / 74.5 / 140 Blue: 6526 / 72.0 / 129 White: 6067 / 69.9 / 122 Black: 5412 / 66.9 / 113 Red: 5075 / 70.4 / 118 Orange: 4272 / 64.9 / 104

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 27 Architect: Ted McAnlis PGA Head Pro: Bill Neal General Mngr: Tom Weaver Superintendent: Dan Haubein Assistant Pros: Travis Blauvelt, Brian Todd

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Venice

Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club Voted Best Semi-Private Club in Venice 19 years in a row! • Six Sets of Tees to Satisfy Every Skill Level • Beautiful Nature Preserves and Lakes • Extensive Driving Range and Practice Facility • PGA Professionals to Fine-Tune Your Game • Golf Tournaments & Corporate Outings Available • Award-Winning Sunday Brunch • Top-Quality, Creatively Prepared Menu • Private Parties, Banquets, Receptions and Charity Functions • Golf Memberships Available Conveniently located on Center Road between Jacaranda Blvd (I-75 exit 193) and Bypass 41. 4-DAY ADVANCE TEE TIMES

625 Center Road Venice, FL 34285 941-496-4653 www.pelicanpointeclub.com


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

Semi-Private Course

MAP #116

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6747 / 72.1 / 124; White: 6111 / 69.1 / 118; Gold M: 5435 / 65.9 / 110; Gold W: 5435 / 71.3 / 120; Red M: 5126 / 64.6 / 104; Red W: 5126 / 69.7 / 116

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Ted McAnlis General Mngr: Eddie Rodriguez Superintendent: Tom Hilferty

COURSE AMENITIES

• Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Driving Range • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Sand Practice • Concessions • Restaurant-Breakfast & Lunch • Golf Club Rental

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Sarasota

Tatum Ridge Golf Links Rated MMMM by Golf Digest. Tatum Ridge is conveniently located approximately 2 miles east of I-75 off of Fruitville Road (exit 210). Turn left off of Fruitville Road onto Tatum Road and you’re there. Tatum Ridge Golf Links is a Scottish-style links course complemented by preserved wetlands and 11 lakes in a natural setting, with plenty of wild life and nature at its best. We have been “Sarasota’s Fun Course to Play” since 1989. Our signature hole is the 504-yard, par 5, 13th, a dogleg right over water. A large practice facilty offers grass tees, chipping from grass and bunkers, and an 18-hole putting green. Lessons are available by appointment. Proper golf attire and soft spikes are required. Call for tee times up to seven days in advance or visit our website at www.tatumridgegolflinks.com to make your own tee time and look for special offers. We welcome large groups for outings and tournaments. Our restaurant is also available for special events. For information about lessons and clinics please call the golf shop at 941-378-4211 ext 3. 421 North Tatum Road Sarasota, FL 34240 941-378-4211 www.tatumridgegolflinks.com


3 Annual, Seasonal and 3 Month Memberships Available MULTI-CLUB UNLIMITED GREEN FEES 7 DAY ADVANCED TEE TIMES DRIVING RANGE BENEFITS & MUCH MORE RESTAURANT & BAR OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH

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Waterford Golf club 941-484-6621

Capri Isles Golf club 941-485-3371

Calusa Lakes Golf club 941-484-8995

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 5-Day Advance Tee Time Junior Golfers Welcome

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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #160

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Englewood

Boca Royale Golf & County Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 6357 / 70.9 / 125 Emerald: 6065 / 69.7 / 122 Platinum: 5720 / 67.9 / 121 Gold - M: 5366 / 66.4 / 118 Gold - W: 5366 / 71.1 / 127 Ruby - M: 4981 / 63.8 / 114 Ruby - W: 4981 / 69.2 / 113

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Golf Professional: Ed McConnell, PGA Superintendent: David Spencer

COURSE AMENITIES

• Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Sand Practice • Restaurant-Lunch Daily, Dinner Wed-Fri, Sunday Brunch • Golf Club Rental • GolfBoard Rental

Executive

MAP #166

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Boca Royale is a Semi-private Country Club that welcomes all golfers and offers a challenge for all skill levels. Our pro shop staff and our teaching professionals are waiting to serve our members and guests. Eighteen championship holes with NEW Champion Greens, five tee box locations and an excellent putting practice area are surrounded by towering oaks, cypress, palms, and lush green fairways. Native birds and wildlife can be spotted on the 150 acres of lakes, tropical nature preserves and the beautiful landscape of woodlands, sand and water. 1601 Englewood Road Englewood, FL 34223 941-474-7475 www.bocaroyale.com Venice

Venice East Golf Course

Yardage: 2791 / Par 58

COURSE FACTS

“ The Experts in the Game and Business of Golf ”

Number of Holes: 18 General Manager: Lila Purcell Golf Professional: The NFPGA is a group of approximately 1500 PGA Members Coleman Plecker, PGA and Apprentices serving the needs of the golfers Superintendent: Lou Corvo

at more than 600 courses in North Florida.

COURSE AMENITIES

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Section is the fourth largest in the PGA, • Rental Equipment The North Florida go to the beach? Want to exercise and like to walk? If so, then geographically comprised 41you. counties. • Snacks we’re the perfect courseoffor Venice East Golf Course is a • PGA Instruction semi-private 18-hole executive course withinto a par of 58 making Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has grown • Walking Anytime it easy to walk or ridesports and play a round in less than 3 hours. Our • Memberships Available - the world's largest working organization. Pro, Coleman Plecker can be reached at 410-960-2077. Equity & Associate • Driving Range & Practice Coupons see our website at: veniceeastgc.com If it’s about For golf,Specials chooseand a PGA Professional for advice! Facility They are the experts in the game and business of golf. • Automated Ball Machine 107 Venice East Boulevard • Special 5 Buckets for $20 Venice, FL 34293 On the web at: nfpga.com 941-493-0005 www.veniceeastgc.com

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