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FROM THE EDITOR

Golf Coast Magazine

Contents

Cover Story

Streamsong Resort takes the everyday ordinary to the absolute extraordinary. It’s a resort where golf is both a quest for perfection and an art form. Streamsong has everything you could possibly imagine.... and so much more.

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

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“Some of the most unusual, interesting and dramatic land forms we have ever encountered.” Bill Coore, Coore & Crenshaw

Summer is the time to travel to some of Florida’s great golf destinations. The pace is unhurried, the golf courses are in fantastic shape and you’ll also find fabulous golf packages

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REGIONS PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH, PASCO & HERNANDO COUNTIES 32 & 33 MAPS 34 COURSE DIRECTORY 36 SHOPPING, DINING, INSTRUCTION

MANATEE, SARASOTA & CHARLOTTE COUNTIES 64 & 69 MAPS 65 SHOPPING, DINING, INSTRUCTION 66 COURSE DIRECTORY

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Connecting Golfers on the West Coast of Florida. Bruz Fellenz, Publisher - Tampa Bay Area Mobile: 727-409-0797 bruz@golfcoastmagazine.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 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. © 2019 Every effort has to 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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course and that means tee times are always readily available and most clubs offer affordable summer memberships to all. So now it’s time for the locals to take advantage of the “off season.” We are excited to have Streamsong Resort featured on our front cover! We especially want to draw your attention to page 11, where we’re featuring the Streamsong Sweepstakes to win a three-night stay for two while playing all three of their magnificent courses. We’re thrilled to share two Stay and Play offers at Black Diamond Ranch and Mission Inn Resort that can give you an exceptional golfing experience at a tremendous rate. We’re also proud to announce that we’ve added two incredible people to the Golf Coast Magazine family – Olivia Baldassari, who oversees our industry leading digital marketing solutions, and Mary Raimondo, who is now the publisher for our SWFL Edition. We couldn’t be more excited to have them both on the team! No matter where you’re heading this summer, let Golf Coast Magazine take the wheel and be your tour guide. Please visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up on all the latest news in the local golf community and sign up for our free bimonthly e-newsletter. We are also happy to announce that we are on Instagram, follow @golfcoastmag to join in on the fun! Have a wonderful summer Fairways and greens, Bruz Fellenz, Jean Couser, Ryan Ruppert, Rose Ruppert


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Streamsong Resort Florida’s Highest Rated Golf Collection

Streamsong Red Hole #14 Florida residents enjoy many special

places and lifestyle advantages living in the sunshine state. But there is one particular perk that has passionate golfers packing their bags and heading to Streamsong Resort this summer. Streamsong is America’s hottest bucket list destination boasting the highest nationally-ranked collection in all of Florida and rivals the best golf venues in the world.

their Central Florida locale. Instead of flatland, you’ll find towering sand dunes and unexpected contours without a distraction or intrusion in sight. Just you, your friends, and the game you love. The way golf was meant to be.

Nestled in idyllic seclusion amid 16,000 acres and a convenient drive from anywhere in the state, Streamsong Resort is the only location in the world where Streamsong Resort offers a golfing explayers can experience three distinct perience like no other, in a setting like golf courses designed by four legendyou’ve never seen. With a seamless inte- ary architects – Bill Coore and Ben gration of indigenous and awe-inspiring Crenshaw, Tom Doak and Gil Hanse. terrain, Streamsong’s three spectacular Streamsong Red, Streamsong Blue and courses inhabit a landscape that belies Streamsong Black – three of the most GolfCoastMagazine.com


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highly acclaimed and widely pursued golf courses in the game today located right here in Florida. Streamsong Red

Streamsong Red is an 18-hole masterpiece. With its 419 Bermuda Grass fairways winding through decades-old sand dunes, lakes, and natural bunkers, Streamsong “is naturally conducive to uncovering great golf holes,” says Crenshaw, who himself is a two-time PGA Masters Champion. With its strikSimply put, Streamsong Red is like ing landforms, expansive lakes, rolling nothing you’ve ever played. Designed by the legendary team of Bill Coore and terrain and stretches of open savannah, Ben Crenshaw–architects of five designs Streamsong Red brings drama and strategy into play on each spectacular hole. in the Top 100 in the United States–

“...some of the most unusual, interesting and dramatic land forms we have ever encountered...the landscape is different than anything we’ve ever worked with.” – Bill Coore, Architect, Streamsong Red


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Streamsong Blue Hole #7

Streamsong Blue

Streamsong Black

“This is such a good piece of land for golf. The variety of contours created by the mining process is unique for a project in Florida–or anywhere in the Southeast.” – Tom Doak, Architect, Streamsong Blue

“The scale and shape of this landscape and the creative design features we were able to incorporate into this layout make Streamsong Black a fun and strategic course to play”. - Gil Hanse, Architect, Streamsong Black

With its multiple elevation changes, fairways navigating wild grasses and deep-water ponds and huge bunkers that roll off of towering sand dunes, Streamsong Blue seems designed by discovery rather than by intention. Created by Renaissance Golf Design’s renowned architect Tom Doak–who already has four designs ranked among the top 100 in the world–Streamsong Blue is equally destined for greatness. Streamsong Blue features spectacular terrain, with rises and falls in elevation, and contours that undulate offering some of the most stimulating holes in golf.

Golf Digest’s 2018 Best New Golf Course of the Year, Streamsong Black designed by acclaimed architect Gil Hanse is a dazzling Par-73 championship layout offering breathtaking views of the vast landscape, which includes flowing elevation, rolls, tumbles and sand ridges akin to the Sand Belt Region of Melbourne, Australia. This exciting new addition to Streamsong is big, bold and features The Gauntlet, a two-acre putting course and The Roundabout, a free-flowing practice area which includes several green complexes and practice holes. Streamsong Black is the perfect complement to Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue.

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The resort’s remarkable golf is complemented by equally accomplished offerings beyond the fairways. Modern, stylish and meticulous in detail, the Streamsong lodge features 228 spacious guestrooms and suites with striking sunAward-winning accomodations and restaurants await you. rise or sunset lake views. Rich linens, experience Florida’s best golf resort. plush robes and boutique amenities Choose from the one night 18 Stay throughout ensure no element of your & Play, the three-night, three round stay is overlooked. Tour package or simply contact one of Streamsong’s golf getaway specialists Recreational amenities include guided to create your own Streamsong golf bass fishing, sporting clays, archery, a experience. In addition, Streamsong is grotto-style spa, tennis, fitness center and offering a specially priced two night, a cabana-lined lakeside infinity-edge pool. two round Florida Resident ExcluGuests enjoy four fine and casual dining sive Stay & Play package that includes options, pool bar and a rooftop lounge. discounts on spa services, guided bass fishing, sporting clays and more. For Great golf resorts have great options. more information call (833) 279-0700 This summer, Streamsong Resort is or visit streamsongresort.com. GCM offering a variety of ways for you to

Streamsong Black Hole #9


Quarry Course

Black Diamond

Located in the heart of Citrus County, Black Diamond Ranch is a sanctuary for those looking for a golf retreat unlike any other in Florida. The rolling hills and towering pines provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable round of golf, and private homes welcome guests for a relaxing evening. The signature Quarry Course can best be described as breathtaking. The 13th through 17th holes are carved over and around the canyon walls of two abandoned limestone quarries. Writer Dan Jenkins once referred to this stretch as “the best five consecutive holes of golf anywhere in the world.” Designed by architect Tom Fazio, the Quarry Course opened in 1987 and has garnered high praise from Golf Digest, Links Magazine, and Golfweek, which ranked it 5th in its 2017 “Best Courses You Can Play” list for Florida. While the Quarry Course is one of America’s favorites, the Ranch may very well be the members’ favorite. The Ranch’s 16th, 17th and 18th holes “represent the three best finishing holes I’ve ever designed,” according to Fazio. The Highlands is no slouch either, and may be the most difficult GolfCoastMagazine.com

Ranch Course

course at Black Diamond. It can be played in tandem with the front nine of the Ranch or Quarry, offering two more 18-hole combinations. Off the golf course, guests enjoy three and four-bedroom accommodations; private, fully furnished homes conveniently located within the gated Black Diamond community. During their stay, club guests are invited to visit the Black Diamond restaurant for a pre-round lunch or quiet dinner. The chef and his staff delight members and guests alike with a world-class culinary experience. For those who need a break from golf, the club offers a heated pool and Har-Tru tennis courts. Stay & Play packages are available with one night and two rounds of golf, with add-ons available.To schedule your stay, visit www.blackdiamondranch.com or call Cherri Hall at 352-453-5454.

Lecanto, Florida (352) 453-5454 Kevin Streelman, Defending Champion BlackDiamondRanch.com/stay


El Campeon, #7

Mission Inn Resort & Club Located in the heart of Central Florida, in Howey-In-The-Hills, Mission Inn Resort is a one-of-a-kind 1,100 acre full-service resort located 35 minutes north of Orlando and 90 minutes from Tampa Bay. It is easily accessible by Interstate 75 or the Florida Turnpike. It is a resort destination with an abundant amount of activities for everyone. Mission Inn features 176 freshly-decorated guest rooms and club suites with golf front patios. All rooms feature new Stearns & Foster bedding, modern dĂŠcor, safes, a new lock system and doors, plus much more. Club suites are larger and now include refrigerators for snacks and beverages, a separate sofa and second TV for relaxing over dinner. The resort setting features quaint courtyards, low profile buildings, red roof tiled accents and an intimate Spanish hacienda feeling. With four restaurants, two championship 18-hole golf courses, a luxury spa, fitness center and a wide range of outdoor recreation, the resort offers a perfect guest experience for couples, buddy groups, and family outings. The golf is truly remarkable. The terrain provides hills that roll and pitch, mature pine and magnolia trees that tower, where eagles and ospreys fly overhead. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Las Colinas, #5

The terrain of this part of Central Florida, originally orange groves, provides up to 85-foot elevation changes and a peaceful ambiance removed from busy city life. Golfers looking to hone their skills can practice on the 130 person golf range, several putting greens and chipping areas before their rounds. After golf, relax over lunch at Nicker’s clubhouse pub or relax at Spa Marbella over a refreshing massage. Special Summer/ Fall 2019 Golf Package offers are now available with individual resort incentives. For example, book any two night golf package with rooms, golf and daily breakfast for as low as $189 per person, per night and receive a $50 resort credit good for merchandise, meals, and more! For all stay-and-play packages, go online to missioninnresort.com to review the many options for golf, spa, fishing, wine tours and more.

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COURSES Public Course

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TEE INFORMATION

Clear water

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

• Pro Shop • Snack Bar • 7-Day Advance Tee Times • League Play Available • Discounts for Groups • Club Rental • Proceeds support Chi Chi Kids Programs • Home of The First Tee of Clearwater

Public Daily Fee

MAP #7

TEE INFORMATION

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

For Best Rates Book Online at ChiChi.Com 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 newly renovated. 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. For more information and the best rates, please visit www.ChiChi.org. 3030 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 (727) 726-4673 www.chichi.org

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COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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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


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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 Pro Shop Manager: Darlene Bonds Superintendent: Aaron May

COURSE AMENITIES

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

Pinellas Park

Mainlands Golf Club Family owned and operated for over 48 years Family owned and operated for over 48 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

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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

COURSE AMENITIES

• 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

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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. COMING THIS SUMMER...OUR $30 DISCOUNT CARD!

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1310 South Pinellas Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 (727) 934-5191 www.tarponspringsgc.com


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We are Open to the Public June 1 -September 30, 2019 Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club is opening its doors to outside play June1 through September 30, 2019 Tee times are available after 10:00 a.m. any day. The course is closed on Tuesdays.

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18-Hole Championship Golf Course Seashore Paspalum Greens Renovated Tees and Bunkers Summer Membership Specials Available Check Website For Current Rates

IslaDelSolYCC.com Call Pro Shop up to two days in advance to reserve a tee time.

(727) 864-2417 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33715 On Pinellas Bayway 3 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 19

Semi-Private GC

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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Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club Rated 4 ½ Stars By Golf Now

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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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

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.

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Semi-Private GC

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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: Jim Poertner

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

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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TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gator/Panther: 6489/71.4/119 Bobcat/Gator: 6222/70.3/114 Panther/Bobcat:: 6139/69.9/111

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 with Bobby Capobianco • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7 • Trap & Skeet Shooting • Gun Rental

Odessa

Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club Home of the Southern Grand, the largest trap shooting event in the Southeast US. Silver Dollar Golf Club offers a truly great golfing experience for every skill level, with three 9-hole courses that can be played individually or consecutively. This scenic golf club, located on the northwest corner of Tampa, Florida, conveniently located on the Pinellas/Hillsborough border offers a complete pro shop, extensive practice area, restaurant, and a fun, friendly staff. Nature has blessed this country setting flanked by stately trees, sparkling waters, deer, gators and an occasional eagle. Practice facilities include full driving range, three putting greens, a pitching and chipping green with sand trap, and three practice holes. Come and round out your game with us at the Silver Dollar! Ask about our rewards program. Silver Dollar is also home to the finest trap and skeet shooting club in the southeast US. Before or after your round, test your ability at trap or skeet shooting. Gun rental and ammunition are available. 12711 Silver Dollar Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com

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River view

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

Upscale Public GC

MAP #36

TEE INFORMATION

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

Tampa

Westchase Golf Club

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 Superintendent: Terry Mounce

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Dining Room with Liquor Bar • Banquet Facilities • Weddings/Private Functions • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Book Online 24/7 • Advantage Card with Rewards Program

GolfCoastMagazine.com

Westchase Golf Club’s promise to its customers is the relentless pursuit of perfect conditions and uncompromising personal service in a fun and relaxed environment. The layout, designed by nationally recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, woods, conservation areas and communities. Westchase offers manicured 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. Join our e-mail club and be the first to receive e-specials on green fees, merchandise and more. Go to www.westchasegc.com and sign up today. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 854-2331 www.westchasegc.com


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Semi-Private Course

MAP #8

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 7079/74.6/131 Blue: 6757/72.8/127 White: 6288/71.2/126 Gold (M) 5908/69.3/123 Gold (W) 5908/75.4/135 Red 4825/70.9/125

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. General Manager: Dave Creighton, PGA Head Golf Pro: Jeff Leonard, PGA Superintendent: Terry Teats

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse~Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Full-Stocked Pro Shop • Driving Range • Putting Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

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Fox Hollow Golf Club This Tampa Bay Favorite Keeps Getting Better Fox Hollow Golf Club holds the enviable distinction of being one of the last in a long line of world-famous golf courses to be designed and built by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Everywhere you turn – from the playerfriendly five sets of tees, to the rolling, undulating fairways, to the penal bunkering – it’s vintage Robert Trent Jones Sr. Since the course was opened in 1994, Fox Hollow has grown and developed into one of Tampa Bay’s finest and well-known semi-private clubs with one of Florida’s best practice facilities and PGA professional teaching staffs. All 18 greens and the practice putting green feature SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf. The greens consistently run fast and true. Arguably, Fox Hollow possesses some of the finest quality, most environmentally friendly green complexes in the Tampa Bay area. The Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by their professional events staff. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit FoxHollowGolfClub.com or contact Joseph Manna at (813) 264-8939.

10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway Trinity, FL 34655 (727) 376-6333 or Toll Free (800) 943-1902 www.golfthefox.com


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Semi-Private Course

MAP #46

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope Green: 6081/68.3/122 White: 5362/66.1/108 Gold: 4769/63.6/102 Red: 4769/67.2/117 Blue: 4119/61.7/99

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Rick Dingus, PGA Head Golf Professional: Devin Dahlgren Superintendent: Marshall Edgren

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Stocked Pro Shop • Putting/Chipping Green • Short Game Area • Lessons Available • Tournaments, Outings, Weddings and Banquets Welcome

New Por t Richey

Timber Greens Country Club This Ron Garl Design is Always in Magificent Condition Timber Greens’ semi-private golf course features 6,081 yards of golf from its longest tees for a par of 71. The course’s USGA rating is 68.3 and has a slope rating of 122 on pristine Bermuda grass fairways and flawless Paspalum greens. Designed by renowned golf course architect Ron Garl, the Timber Greens golf course was opened in 1995. Abundant sand, wetlands and rolling, tree-lined fairways challenge players of all skill levels. Timber Greens is pleased to extend their hospitality to those playing a round of golf as individuals, groups or in corporate leagues the opportunity to visit their 19th Hole Bar & Grille for delicious food and beverages. The course is also available for corporate outings and tournaments. Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 372-0789 for details.

CHECK FOR GOLF SPECIALS AT TIMBERGREENS.NET 6333 Timber Greens Boulevard New Port Richey, FL 34655 (727) 372-0789 www.timbergreens.net


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TAMPA BAY Bay Palms Golf Complex (813) 840-6904 MIL 18 5 1803 Golf Course Ave., MacDill AFB, FL 33621 18

72 N: 6446/71.0/123 • • • 72 S: 6768/72.4/124

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Black Diamond Ranch (352) 746-3440 PR 18 18 39 3125 W. Black Diamond Cr, Lecanto, FL 34461; 18

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CR 491, 1.5 miles N of Norel Bryant Hwy. (CR486).

Cheval Golf & Athletic Club

72

6961/74.5/140

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5454/66.6/122

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72 B/L: 6635/72.1/137 • • • 72 L/P: 6766/73.3/135 72 P/B: 6665/72.6/133

• • 80

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6808/73.2/137

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• • 20

(727) 581-3333 P 18

71

6451/70.1/128

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• • 22

(727) 784-8576 PR 36

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N: 6807/73.4/142 • • • S: 6705/72.6/127

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(813) 920-6681 SP 18

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F:6604/72.3/134 • • •

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(727) 376-6333 SP 18

71

7138/74.6/131

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Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club (813) 949-4886 SP 18 9 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy., Lutz, FL 33558; North on

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6898/73.5/129

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72

6976/73.2/132

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7058/73.5/135

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• • 80

71

6251/69.1/130

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38 4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz, FL 33558;

(813) 949-4231 SP 18

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

On N. Dale Mabry Hwy, just north of Van Dyke Rd.

Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club

(727) 726-4673

1 3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761;

P 18

1/4 mile north of SR 580

Countryside Country Club

(727) 796-2153 PR 27

44 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33761; On Countryside Boulevard, 1 mile north of SR 580.

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Crescent Oaks Golf Club (727) 937-4653 SP 18 3 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd, 1/2 mile north of Keystone Rd.

East Bay Golf Club 7 702 Country Club Dr., Largo, FL 33771; 2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr.

East Lake Woodlands GC

47 1055 East Lake Woodlands Blvd., Oldsmar, FL 34777; Off McMullen Booth Rd., 1 mile north of SR 584

The Eagles Golf Club

6 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, FL 33556; SR 584 to Race Track Road, north 3 miles

Fox Hollow Golf Club

8 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy., Trinity, FL 34655; On Little Rd., 3 miles south of SR 54

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Dale Mabry Hwy. to Lutz Lake Fern Rd., west to course

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

10 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647;

(813) 907-7447 SP 18

Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Cross Creek, East to course

Hunter’s Green Country Club 49 18101 Longwater Run Dr., Tampa, FL 33647;

(813) 973-1000 PR 18

On Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 7 miles north of Bearss Ave.

Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club 11 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33713;

(727) 864-2714 PR 18

On 54th Ave. South, 3 miles west of US Hwy 19

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TAMPA BAY Mainlands Golf Club (727) 577-4847 P 18 14 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782;

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

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On US Hwy 19 North, 1 miles north of Park Blvd.

Mission Inn Resort

17 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737;

(888) 283-6363

R 18

On CR 48 .2 miles past San Luis Blvd.

Pebble Creek Golf Club

18 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33647;

(813) 973-3870 SP 18

6824/73.14/139 • • •

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

Pinecrest Golf Course

19 1200 - 8th Ave., SW, Largo, FL 34640;

(727) 584-6497 P 18

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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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1 1/2 miles west of Seminole Blvd.

Plantation Palms Golf Club

20 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’Lakes, FL 34639; I-75 to SR 54, 7 miles west to Collier, north 1 mile

Seminole Lake Country Club

23 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777;

(727) 391-6255 SP 18

Take Park Blvd. to Park St., go south 2 miles.

Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club

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6489/71.4/119 • • • LC: 7230/74.8/135

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Streamsong Resort (833) 279-0700 R 18 24 1000 Streamsong Drl, Bowling Green, FL 33834; 18 On Ft. Green Road, 4 miles south of CR-630; 18 Summerfield Crossings Golf Club (813) 671-3311 SP 18 28 13050 Summerfield Dr., Riverview, FL 33568;

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B: 7176/74.1/131 • • • R: 7148/74.2/130 Bk: 7331/74.7/135 6903/73.0/125 • • •

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27 12711 Silver Dollar Drive., Odessa, FL 33556;

(813) 920-3884 SP 27 71-73

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

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Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

(813) 972-1991 PR 18

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7004/74.3/140

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(727) 934-5191 SP 18

72

6243/69.3/127

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(727) 372-0789 SP 18

71

6081/68.3/122

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(813) 949-0090 P 18

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6898/73.6/135

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(727) 942-4760 SP 18

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6459/71.5/144

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Westchase Golf Club (813) 854-2331 P 18 36 11602 Westchase Golf Dr., Tampa, FL 33626; Take Veteran’s

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6699/72.6/131

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50 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647; On Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 3 miles south of I-75

Tarpon Springs Golf Course 30 1310 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; On Alr. US 19, 1 mile north of Klosterman Rd.

Timber Greens Golf Club

46 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655; On Little Road, 2 miles north of SR 54

TPC Tampa Bay

33 5300 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz, FL 33558;

1/2 mile east of Veteran’s Expressway (SR 589) exit #16

Wentworth Golf Club

35 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd., 1/2 mile south of Keystone Road

Expressway to exit #7, west on Linebaugh Ave 3.5 miles

World Woods Golf Club (352) 796-5500 P 18 18 37 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veteran’s Expressway to Hwy. 98, then east 1/4 mile

71 PB:7237/75.3/133 • • • 72 RO:7333/74.8/132

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SHOPPING | ENTERTAINMENT/SERVICES | INSTRUCTION TAMPA BAY AREA MAP PAGE 32 & 33

SHOPPING Blue Collar Golf Shop 11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 | www.bluecollargolf.net | (727) 542-9228 | Map #51, Ad Page 8

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

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

Trust In God Products T & D Golf Store | 4205 W. Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614 | www.trustingodproducts.com | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 41

Club Champion 2486 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511 | www.clubchampiongolf.com | Map #63, Ad Page 38 Opening March 2019

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

Edwin Watts Golf Shops 32257 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | (727) 787-3370 | Map #52, Ad Page 79 www.worldwidegolfshops.com

County Golf Association www.countygolf.com | (727) 446-6644 | Ad Page 41

Edwin Watts Golf Shops 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 | (813) 960-5330 | Map #53, Ad Page 79 www.worldwidegolfshops.com Florida Aerial Services Team www.fastaerial.com | (800) 723-7425 | Ad Page 10 In The Sand Golf 1628 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 | www.ITS-GOLF.com | (813) 264-7911 | Map #48, Ad Page 7 Southern Golf of Pinellas, Inc. 4647 – 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 | www.southerngolfofpinellas.com | (888) 690-4920 | Map #55, Ad Page 7 T & D Golf Stores 4205 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 5 www.tanddgolfstores.com |

Golf Today www.golftodaychallenge.com | (561) 880-1007 | Ad Page 8 DRIVING RANGES/LESSON TEE Ace Golf Riverview 12910 Boyette Rd., Riverview, FL 33569 | www.ace-golf.com | (813) 672-7750 | Map #32, Ad Page 20 Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33626 | www.chichi.org | (727) 216-6387 | Map #61, Ad Page 9 The Downs Golf Practice Facility 11225 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 33626 | www.tampabaydowns.com | (813) 854-4946 | Map #62, Ad Page 9 John Hayes Golf, PGA At Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex | 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761 | www.JohnHayesGolf.com | (727) 692-4679 | Map #61, Ad Page 8


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

TYPE LOCATION

PHONE

COURSE Sandpiper GC

TYPE LOCATION SP Sun City Center

PHONE (813) 634-3377

Bardmoor GC

SP

Largo

(727) 392-1234

Scepter GC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-4393

Bayou Club

PV

Largo

(727) 399-1000

Temple Terrace G&CC

PV

Temple Terrace

(813) 988-1791

Belleair CC

PV

Belleair

(727) 442-0229

Terrace Hill GC

P

Temple Terrace

(813) 985-4653

Clearwater GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 443-5078

Walden Lake G&CC

SP

Plant City

(813) 754-8575

Cove Cay GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 535-1406

Cypress Links

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 551-3333

PASCO COUNTY

Cypress Run GC

PV

Tarpon Springs

(727) 937-3191

Abbey at St. Leo’s

SP

St. Leo

(352) 588-2016

Dunedin GC

SP

Dunedin

(727) 733-7836

Beacon Woods GC

SP

Bayonet Point

(727) 868-9528

Fairway Village

PV

Largo

(727) 531-8134

Forest Hills GC

SP

Holiday

(727) 934-7317

Feather Sound CC

PV

Clearwater

(727) 572-6677

Groves Golf & CC (The)

SP

Land O’Lakes

(813) 996-0161

Highland Lakes GC

PV

Palm Harbor

(727) 785-9819

Heritage Pines CC

PV

Hudson

(727) 861-1645

Innisbrook Resort & GC PV/R

Palm Harbor

(727) 942-2000

Heritage Springs CC

PV

Trinity

(727) 372-5281

The Landings GC

Clearwater

(727) 447-5272

Lake Jovita G&CC

SP

Dade City

(352) 588-9200

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7333

Lexington Oaks GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 907-7270

Largo

(727) 518-3024

The Links GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 868-1091

Lansbrook GC

P SP

Largo GC

P

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7800

Links of Lake Bernadette SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-7888

Palm Hill GC

SP

Largo

(727) 581-1710

Meadow Oaks GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 856-2878

Pasadena Y&CC

PV

Pasadena

(727) 381-7922

Quail Hollow GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 333-0033

St. Petersburg CC

PV

St. Petersburg

(727) 867-2111

River Ridge GC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 847-4762

Mangrove Bay GC

M

Top of the World GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 726-7773

Saddlebrook Resort

Tarpon Woods GC

SP

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7606

Scotland Yards GC

Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis P

Treasure Island

(727) 360-6062

Sea Pines GC

Twin Brooks GC

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7445

Seven Springs G&CC

PV/R

St. Petersburg

(727) 896-8000

Silverado G&CC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-1225

Southport Springs GC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 780-7637

Vinoy Club

R, SP

Springer’s Gulf Harbor GC

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Wesley Chapel

(813) 973-1111

Dade City

(352) 567-7600

SP

Hudson

(727) 863-1214

SP

New Port Richey (727) 376-0035

SP

P

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

Apollo Beach GC

SP

Apollo Beach

(813) 645-6212

Summertree Golf Club

P

Avila G&CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1754

Tampa Bay Golf & CC

SP

San Antonio

P

Tampa

(813) 631-4374

Town & Country GC

SP

Dade City

(352) 567-6622

SP

Valrico

(813) 685-4105

Zephyrhills GC

M

Zephyrhills

(813) 782-0714

(352) 596-8161

Babe Zaharias GC Bloomingdale GC

(352) 588-5454

Buckhorn Springs G&CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 689-7766

Caloosa CC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-2870

HERNANDO COUNTY

Carrollwood CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1369

Brookridge CC

PV

Brooksville

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

Club Renaissance

SP

Sun City Center

(813) 642-9091

The Heather G&CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 596-2019

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

Freedom Fairways

SP

Sun City

(813) 633-4653

Oak Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 683-6830

Northdale G&TC

SP

Tampa

(813) 962-0428

The Quarry

P

Brooksville

(352) 544-5495

Old Memorial GC

PV

Tampa

(813) 926-8888

Rivard G&CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-1410

Palm Ceia G&TC

PV

Tampa

(813) 253-3061

The Ridge GC

SP

Ridge Manor

(352) 608-4800

River Hills CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 653-1554

Seven Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 688-8888

Riverside GC

SP

Ruskin

(813) 645-2000

Silverthorn CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 799-4653

Rocky Point GC

P

Tampa

(813) 673-4316

Southern Hills Plantation

PV

Brooksville

(352) 277-5000

Rogers Park GC

P

Tampa

(813) 356-1670

Timber Pines CC

PV

Spring Hill

(352) 666-2311

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GOLF COAST NEWS Local Golf News from the Greater Tampa Bay Area

Club Champion Expands Training Program

Club Champion can call itself the country’s #1 fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf for many reasons, but the expansive fitter and builder training program lends proof to the claim. As of April 2019, the premium fitting brand has updated and expanded its existing classes – already 150+ hours of learning – to include a wider array of topics, more hands-on exercises and additional teaching experts. The training program, called Club Champion University (CCU), now includes a 144-page manual, six professors, two weeks of classroom learning and mock fitting, followed by another two weeks of live fitting with the team at the Chicagoland headquarters. Hosted every two weeks, the program is the first step in becoming a certified Club Champion fitter. “Our fitters are the core of the company,” said Nick Sherburne, Club Champion founder. “Having the most passionate and most educated individuals in our fitting bays is what ensures that we can provide the results we promise and the immersive experience our customers want.” Sherburne himself is the Dean of CCU, personally overseeing all of the processes and fitters. His expertise, along with that of the other professors, is what drives all of the new hires and guides the company standard. Because

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Club Champion does not franchise – all its studios are corporate owned – the company is able to streamline everything nationwide to ensure that a golfer will receive as comprehensive a fitting in Seattle as they will in Orlando. To further the education of each master fitter after graduating CCU, Club Champion hosts its own online learning center called Thinkzoom. This platform has training and instructional videos about everything from fitting procedures to products, even customer service. Mandatory classes are held through this platform year-round, along with bi-weekly conference calls and webinars with product manufacturers like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Golf Pride and more. Understanding each brand and line of products is imperative when fitting a golfer into the best combination of clubs for their individual swing. Club Champion’s intensively trained fitters and builders are just another defining factor in its continued success. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the 100 Best Club Fitters ten years running, Club Champion is the only fitter in the country to offer 35,000 interchangeable head and shaft combinations on-site, at all locations. More information regarding the company can be found at GCM ClubChampionGolf.com.


PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

The President’s Report The West Central Chapter’s 2019 tournament season is well underway and very well attended. Our focus this year is on engagement and growth for our chapter. We are not afraid to try new events or venues to try to help overall participation and excitement within our chapter. With that said, we are excited to announce the first Woman’s Chapter Championship to be held at Belleair Country Club in direct correspondence with our Chapter Championship. All of our women chapter members are eligible to compete in this championship sponsored by Century Buick and Kia, as long as they are in good standing. Our Senior Chapter Championship was held at Dunedin Golf Club June 3rd and 4th. Gary Koch won for the third consecutive year with a 4 under par total of 140. Matt Mitchell, Keith Kulzer, Jim Slattery and Michael West tied for second one stroke back. Zoran Ilic, PGA continues to push our Assistant Association. Once again 5 events that combine education and tournament opportunities for our Associates will be offered. If an Associate attends a minimum of 3 events, they will have the opportunity to follow criteria to be awarded an Assistant Grant for $1,000 towards their PGA Associate education. The money raised for this grant came from our final Pro-Am of

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2018 at Lone Palm. Last year’s recipient, Michael Ramos, was recognized during our Awards Pro-Pro at Palma Ceia on April 4th. As always, we cannot thank our partners enough for their dedication and involvement with our chapter. Our Chapter Partners are Horus Construction, Tampa Bay Bone and Joint, Century Buick and Kia, Jan-Pro, Break-Thru Beverage and Golf Coast Magazine. Without our partners, we couldn’t provide the world class tournament and educational experiences our professionals have come to enjoy. – Matt Jordan, President 2019 West Central Chapter Tournament Schedule M.-Tu. July 8-9 Chapter Championship @ Belleair Thurs. July 11 Assistants @ Tampa Palms Mon. July 29 2-Person Championship @ World Woods Mon. Aug. 5 Pro-Pro @ TPC Tampa Bay Mon. Aug. 12 Gary Koch Pro-Junior @ Temple Terrace Thurs. Aug. 22 Assistants @ Avila Tues. Sep. 3 Quota @ Grasslands Mon. Sep. 23 Pro-Scratch @ Carrollwood Mon. Sep. 30 Senior-Junior @ Isla Del Sol Mon. Oct. 7 Stableford Championship @ Fox Hollow Mon. Oct. 21 Pro-Am @ Renaissance Vinoy Mon. Nov. 25 WCC/ECC Pro-Pro @ CC Winter Haven Mon. Dec. 16 Pro-Am @ Avila Continued Page 40


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ATTEN-SHUN!

Tampa Bay’s Best Kept Secret The beautiful 36-hole Bay Palms Golf Complex at MacDill Air Force Base IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. NOW ANYONE CAN PLAY at MacDill Just call the golf course at least 3 business days in advance with players’ names and driver’s license numbers. That’s it! You can also schedule an outing or tournament at MacDill. Gorgeous venues, great prices and a military “aura”… what’s not to like?

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2019 West Central Chapter Award Winners Chapter Professional of the Year: Matt Jordan, Streamsong Resort Chapter Horton Smith Award: Matt Jordan, Streamsong Resort Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award: Kennie Sims, Tampa Sports Authority Player Development Award: Jim Wright, Countryside CC Chapter Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Marc Carter, Old Memorial

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Chapter Merchandiser of the Year (Resort): Scott Wilson, Streamsong Resort Chapter Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Justin Wink, TPC Tampa Bay Chapter Teacher of the Year: Scott Wickham, Avila CC Youth Player Development Award: Mackenzie Mack, First Tee of Tampa Chapter Assistant of the Year: Donnie Kuhlman, TPC Tampa Bay Chapter Amateur of the Year: Wayne Raath, Lone Palm CC Chapter Superintendent of the Year: Kyle Harris, Streamsong Resort Chapter 2018 Player of the Year: John Mansfield, Clearwater CC Chapter 2018 Senior Player of the Year: John Falcone, Dunedin GC GCM


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Hello, my name is Ben Smith. Since 1996 I have been the owner/operator of T&D Golf Stores in Tampa. Earlier this year, I started a new brand called Trust In God Products. “T’nG” is about creating a line of products people use daily. I want to help people share their faith! T’nG products are available at T & D Golf Store 4205 W. Waters Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 Online at TrustInGodProducts.com or Call Ben at (813) 294-5639


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The Pope Golf Advantage A Commitment to Excellence. The combination of extensive golf knowledge, innovative course management, and a sincere passion for the traditions of the game elevate Pope Golf to a role as one of the top golf management companies in Florida and the Southeast. The Sarasota-based organization has over a dozen properties under contract, most of which are in the Sarasota/Manatee area, with thousands of rounds of golf played last year, and just as many satisfied customers! The personalized attention of a team with over 100 years of golf course management experience is what sets Pope Golf apart in the golf

course management field. The company has extensive experience helping under-preforming clubs reach their full potential. Whether your golfing adventures lead you north or south of Sarasota, and are seeking an exceptional Public Golf or a Private Club experience, Pope Golf offers you several outstanding options with the best value for your golfing dollar. From Private Club Memberships to Tournaments and Special Events, or just a round of golf, Pope Golf is the place to call. Visit www.popegolf.net for more information today!

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PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUBS VISITING GOLFERS ARE WELCOME WHILE WE FILL OUR MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS Bent Tree Country Club 941-371-8200

Tree-lined fairways of towering oaks, and acres of lakes and streams create a unique and tranquil setting for first-class championship golf. Come play our new TifEagle greens for a true roll. Plus, one of the most flexible and creative membership plans around! Open to the public and serving Breakfast & Lunch: 6:15 am to 5:00 pm. For membership information and tournaments call 941-371-5854.

www.benttreecc.net

Misty Creek Country Club 941-921-5258

Misty Creek is a Private Club in a 350 acre wildlife preserve. Just minutes from the beaches and downtown, Misty Creek is a special place! Visiting golfers are welcome while we fill our membership roster. The course plays 6900 yards from the “tips”, yet multiple tees make it friendly for all. New TifEagle Greens — Renovated Clubhouse. Located 3.5 miles east of I-75, on the Bee Ridge Road Extension.

www.mistycreek.net

Mission Valley Golf & Country Club 941-488-7747

A private Member-Owned club located between Venice and Sarasota. This tree-lined championship course has six sets of tees for all abilities, and is very scenic and walker-friendly. Course renovations in 2018 include new TifEagle Greens, New Tees, re-grassing fairways and roughs, and renovating all bunkers. The clubhouse offers casual and fine dining and is available for private parties. Located off Laurel Rd. between U.S. 41 & I-75.

www.missionvalleycc.com

Twin Isles Country Club 941-637-1232

Twin Isles Country Club is a Private Club, located 5 minutes south of the historical district of Punta Gorda, Florida. Visiting golfers are welcome while we fill our membership roster. Twin Isles’ golf course, tennis complex and spacious clubhouse create a comfortable atmosphere that makes new members feel welcome - we invite you to our special place in Punta Gorda.

www.twinislescc.org

Esplanade Golf & Country Club 941-306-3500

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Esplanade Golf & Country Club, the area’s newest country club is designed in an eco-friendly manner, featuring majestic oaks and varying elevations. Large greens, and generous fairways provide for an enjoyable round. World-class golf and resort-level customer service, professional golf instruction, superior golf programming, and boutique retail services make this course a must-play.

www.esplanadelwr.com


PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

EXCEPTIONAL VALUES, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES, GREAT SERVICE Buffalo Creek Golf Course 941-776-2611

The goal of Buffalo Creek is simple - offer the best value of any championship course in the area. A challenging par-72 Ron Garl design, perfect for all skill levels. Rolling, wide fairways in the Scottish links tradition wind through lakes and waterways, and not a house in sight! Featuring New TifEagle Greens! Staffed by PGA Professionals with a commitment to great customer service. The snack bar is open daily.

www.golfbuffalocreek.com

Manatee Golf Club 941-792-6773

Experience home town hospitality! Sharpen your game at the full practice facilities. A challenging layout, with five teeing areas making it friendly for all abilities. New Tif Eagle Greens! The snack bar is open daily. Centrally located, it is the closest championship length golf course to the beaches and 9.5 miles West of I-75 on SR70/53rd Ave. www.golfmanatee.com

Kings Gate Golf Club 941-625-0680

Golfers of all abilities will enjoy this 18-hole executive course. Enjoy the natural beauty of picturesque lakes, natural preserves, and a beautifully landscaped community. Walking is allowed anytime. Play in leagues, tournaments or just for fun! Whether you play for the challenge, the fun, the friends, the exercise, or to get away from it all, you’ll love living and playing here. West of I-75 off Kings Hwy.

www.kingsgategolfclub.com

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Dedicated to Excellence Our creative and professional team of country club professionals is committed to making your tournament or group outing a success. We specialize in banquets,weddings, corporate events and parties - from the intimate gathering to the grand occasion in one of our exceptional country club settings.

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University Park Country Club UNIVERSITY PARK in MANATEE COUNTY

University Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club, continues to be the “not to be missed” 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 is no surprise that the course consistently earns awards and recognition from independent reader’s surveys and discerning golfers. For the 22nd year in a row, the award-winning 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 on its 2015 top 25 courses in Florida. The founding partnership of Pat Neal and Rolf Pasold combined exceptional local expertise with an international vision. Respect for nature and a commitment to excellence is unparalleled at University Park. Careful planning and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Neal/Pasold management which has blended a beautiful piece of property with exceptional golf and an unsurpassed lifestyle. Among the most prestigious and revered awards for this community 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. Unrelenting attention to detail is evident and these high standards keep the course in top playing condition to maximize player enjoy-

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For the 22nd 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.

LOCATION ment of the course. Add to this dedicated employees who create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere which is why the club has a reputation for first-class service. University Park County Club is committed to an ongoing program of improving and upgrading its golf operations. Each year the club’s management reviews the changing needs of its golfing members and visitors and responds with innovative actions that reflect the rapidly changing environment and technology in the golfing industry today. The club’s website is now responsive for all mobile devices and offers online tee time booking options making it even easier to book a tee time at this awardwinning golf course. PGA Professional Clinton Whitelaw, a former South African Open winner, LPGA tour player Sue Ertl and Head Golf Professional Ashley Hayden, bring golf instruction to every level of golfer. The Golf Academy offers a variety of clinics, golf schools, the popular Get Golf Ready programs, playing lessons and private instruction. The outstanding golf experience is enhanced by notable food and beverage service. Golfers are invited to enjoy lunch post or pre round and drinks and conversation are always welcomed on the lakeside café. The awardwinning culinary staff and management attract many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings and special events.

7671 The Park Blvd. University Park, FL 34201 1.8 miles west of I-75, exit 213.

www.universitypark-fl.com STATISTICS

Number of Holes: 27 Par-72 10+1 Emerald 6446 Platinum 6095 Gold 5607 Ruby 5338 Bronze 4875

10+19 6598 6205 5720 5456 4949

19+1 6725 6161 5727 5432 4862

COURSE FACTS

Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Laurie Evans Head Golf Professional: Ashley Hayden Head Teaching Pro: Clinton Whitelaw Superintendent: Curtis Nickerson

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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Big Summer Golf Card ®

Giant Savings and Unlimited Play May thru October and beyond! PLAY THE COURSES YOU LIKE AT GUARANTEED LOW RATES ALL SUMMER AND MORE! “DON’T PAY OPEN RATES IN SUMMER AGAIN!” The Big Summer Golf Card saves you money playing your favorite courses at rates not available to the general public. Save big every time you play knowing the card can pay for itself in 3 rounds or less! You will find copies of the BSGC Golf Guide at every participating course. A daily updated website provides rates for every course, special offers, play dates and all the details you need to know about The Big Money TourSM. In Southwest Florida every Big Summer Golf Card holder is automatically registered to play The Big Money TourSM with 10 monthly prizes May to October of $2,500 cash, rounds of golf and top of the line golf equipment as well as a monthly Grand Prize of $1,000! Since 2013 over 380 area golfers have shared in more than $185,000 of prizes.

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Local residents, summer visitors and savvy area golfers all benefit from The Big Summer Golf Card®. If you are traveling outside your local area check the website and Golf Guide for all participating clubs and you will find plenty to experience.

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The Big Summer Golf Card® is the area’s most respected golf privilege card serving Southwest, South and Central Florida for over 25 years and growing every year!

2019 Big Summer Golf Cards can be purchased online at www.bigsummergolf.com and by phone at 941.923.2232/800.391.3665 or at these locations: Calusa Lakes Golf Club, Capri Isles Golf Club, University Park Country Club, Waterford Golf Club and 7 Edwin Watts stores, including Ellenton and Sarasota.

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COURSES Semi-Private Course

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE 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

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 • Exclusive Foot Joy Dealer

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

Semi-Private Course

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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

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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 10am to 2 pm, please call to make your reservation. 4950 Peridia Boulevard East Bradenton, FL 34203 941-758-2582 www.peridiagcc.net


IMG Academy Golf Club Enjoy Summer Savings! Semi Private Public Welcome

Call to reserve your tee time today! (941) 758-1464

4350 El Conquistador Pkwy. Bradenton, FL 34210 (941) 758-1464

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COURSES Public Golf Course

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #106

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: American, 6082 / 69.2 / 119; British, 6829 / 72.1 / 123; Gillespie, 1687

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 45 Architects: Donald Ross / Dave Johnson / Ron Garl General Manager: Susan J. Martin Assistant GM: Christian Martin, PGA; Teacher of the Year

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant • PGA Golf Lessons • Practice Facilities • Golf Shop • Walking Allowed • Golf Club Rental • Seven Day Advance T-times • League Play Available

Semi-Private Course

MAP #180

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: White: 2810 par 58 Red: 2525

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Sarasota’s only municipal golf facility with 45 holes of great golf fun and challenges. Play the American Course (18 holes, par-71) and the British Course (18 holes, par-72) for the challenge or the 9-hole, par30 Gillespie Executive for the fun! A full practice facility is available. For 19 years, Bobby Jones has been voted as the No.1 public/semiprivate golf course by readers of the Sarasota Herald Tribune and has been named Best of the Best by Sarasota Magazine. 1000 Circus Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34232 941-365-4653 (GOLF) www.BobbyJonesGolfClub.com

Sarasota

Village Green Golf Club

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Manager/Golf Professional: Jack Binswanger, PGA Superintendent: Al Williams

COURSE AMENITIES

• Complete Pro Shop • Daily lunch menu • Full Bar • Chipping & Practice Green • PGA Instruction • 9 & 18 hole rates • Walk or Ride Anytime • Golf Club Rental • Golf Club Repair • League Play Available • Memberships Available

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Village Green is conveniently located to downtown Sarasota and the beaches. It’s Sarasota’s fun place to play, learn, or tune up your short game. A great course for women, seniors, beginning golfers, juniors and family events or tournaments. Come join one of our leagues or form your own! The restaurant opens for lunch daily and the full bar is a great place to gather after your round. The clubhouse is available for special events. 3500 Pembrook Dr Sarasota, FL 34239 941-922-9500 www.villagegreengolfclub.com


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Semi-Private Course

MAP #136

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 7344 / 75.2 / 136; Gold: 6559 / 71.9 / 129; Silver: 6034 / 69.5 / 121; Orange Men: 5521 / 63.3 / 116; Orange Ladies: 5521 / 71.7 / 123; Jade: 5069 / 69.1 / 117

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Gordon Lewis Director of Golf: Mark Trotter Head Golf Professional: Charles Darbyshire Assistant Professional: Rich Williamson Golf Shop Staff: Jack Collins Superintendent: Josh Del Bene

COURSE AMENITIES

• Pro Shop • Driving Range • Short Game Practice Areas • Golf Lessons • Golf Club Rental • 19th Hole Restaurant

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Venice

Sarasota National Golf Club Spectacular TifEagle Greens Sarasota National is one of the fastest growing golf course communities in Venice and Southwest Florida. Sarasota National is excited to unveil its 40,000 square foot clubhouse with wonderful new amenities for the community to enjoy. The project is a perfect fit for the 2200 acre property which is nestled among gorgeous pines, oaks and palms. Be sure to visit the sales staff for more informaton on home sites and future models. The golf course, built to the specifications of Silver Signature by Audubon International, is both environmentally friendly and unparalleled in beauty and playability. The expansive fairways, undulating greens, multiple tee placements and strategic bunker positioning will allow the course to be flexible enough for high-handicap golfers to enjoy, but capable of challenging the very best golfers. Golfers can expect exceptional service and a world-class golf experience every time. The golf complex includes a fully-stocked pro shop, aqua range with natural turf targets, chipping and putting greens and lessons are available by PGA professionals. 25510 National Blvd. Venice, FL 34293 941-496-8676 www.sarasotanationalgolf.com


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COURSES Executive

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #166

TEE INFORMATION

Venice

Venice East Golf Course

Yardage: 2791 / Par 58

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 General Manager: Lila Purcell Golf Professional: Coleman Plecker, PGA Superintendent: Lou Corvo

COURSE AMENITIES • Rental Equipment • Snacks • PGA Instruction • Walking Anytime • Memberships Available Equity & Associate • Driving Range & Practice Facility • Automated Ball Machine • Special 5 Buckets for $20

Semi-Private Course

MAP #160

TEE INFORMATION

Golf should be fun! Want to have a nice relaxing round and then go to the beach? Want to exercise and like to walk? If so, then we’re the perfect course for you. Venice East Golf Course is a semi-private 18-hole executive course with a par of 58 making it easy to walk or ride and play a round in less than 3 hours. Our Pro, Coleman Plecker can be reached at 410-960-2077. For Specials and Coupons see our website at: veniceeastgc.com 107 Venice East Boulevard Venice, FL 34293 941-493-0005 www.veniceeastgc.com 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

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


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COURSES Semi-Private Golf Club

CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #172

TEE INFORMATION

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 Executive

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 • Exclusive Foot Joy Dealer

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Now in its 33rd 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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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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SHOPPING Edwin Watts 5247 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | 941-922-1006 | Map #200, Ad Page 79 Edwin Watts 5935 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton, FL 34222 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | 941-722-9000 | Map #200, Ad Page 79 SERVICES /ENTERTAINMENT Big Summer Golf Card www.bigsummergolf.com | 941-923-2232 | Ad Pages 52-53 Black Diamond Ranch 2600 W. Black DiamondCr, Lecanto, FL | 352-746-3446 | Ad Pages 16 &17 Play Away Travel www.playawaytravel.com | 866-659-3380 | Ad Page 80 Fahrenheit10 www.Fahrenheit10.com | Email:info@Fahrenheit10.com | 941-955-0151 | Ad Page 61 Golf Home Guru - Joe Morgan www.GolfHomeGuru.com | Email:Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com | 239-438-6426 | Ad Page 63 International Barter Exchange 1161 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 | www.IBEBarter.com | 941-955-6100 | Map #137, Ad Page 62 Mission Inn Resort 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL | 800-874-9053 | Ad Pages 18 & 19

Pope Golf www.Popegolf.net | 941-444-6600 | Ad Page 47 Streamsong Resort 1000 Streamsong Drive, Bowling Green, FL | www.streamsongresort.com | 863-428-1000 | Ad Page 12 INSTRUCTION Golf Academy at University Park 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park,FL | www.UniversityPark-FL.com | 941-359-9999 | Map #105, Ad Page 50


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MANATEE COUNTY (941) 776-2611 P 18 Buffalo Creek Golf Course 130 8100 Erie Road, Palmetto, FL 34221; I-75 to exit 224,

301 North to Erie Road, 2 mi to 69th St. E turn left

Esplanade Golf & Country Club (941) 306-3500 SP 18 139 5240 Esplanade Blvd. W., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211; SR 70 east from I-75; Left on LRB, east on Rangeland Rd.

IMG Academy Golf Club (941) 758-1464 SP 18 114 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34210; US 41 to Bayshore Gardens Pkwy, west to entrance

Manatee Golf Club (941) 792-6773 P 18 149 6415 53rd Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34210; Cortez road to 66th St W. Turn south then east on 53rd Ave.

Mocassin Wallow Golf Club (941) 723-0500 SP 101 9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto, FL 34221; Exit 229 off I-75,

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Peridia Golf and Country Club (941) 758-2582 E 151 4950 Peridia Blvd. East Bradenton, FL 34203; Exit 217 off

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Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club (941) 792-3288 E 18 144 4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton, FL 34209; Just off Cortez Road between 51st St. W. & 43rd. St. West

University Park Country Club (941) 359-9999 SP 27 105 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213)


(941) 371-8200 PR 18 Bent Tree Country Club 156 4700 Bent Tree Boulevard, Sarasota, FL; 1.5 miles east of

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I-75, Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207).

Bobby Jones Golf Course

(941) 365-4653

106 1000 Circus Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34232; Off Beneva Road,

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Boca Royale Country Club (941) 474-7475 SP 18 160 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 ; I-75 to Jaca-

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randa Blvd; Left onto Hwy 776, 4 miles S of US41

Calusa Lakes Golf Club

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Capri Isles Golf Club (941) 485-3371 SP 18 108 849 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292; I-75 off Jacaranda

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107 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75 Laurel Rd. W to Mission Valley Rd., Right, 1.3 miles.

Blvd. (exit 193), R on Venice Ave., R on Capri Isles Blvd

The Groves Course at The Meadows (941) 371-0982 E 18 135 3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

Highlands Course at The Meadows (941) 371-0982 SP 18 135 3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

The Meadows Country Club (941) 378-5957 PR 18 135 3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

Mission Valley Golf & Country Club

128 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75 west to Mission Valley Rd, turn right

Misty Creek Golf & Country Club

123 8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241; 3 miles east

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Sarasota National Golf Club (941) 496-8676 SP 18 112 25510 National Blvd, Venice, FL 34293; From I-75 Jacaranda

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University Park Country Club (941) 359-9999 SP 27 105 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213

Venice East Golf Club (941) 493-0005 E 18 166 107 Venice East Blvd., Venice, FL 34293; I-75 to Jacaranda Blvd (exit 193) West to US 41 S; approx 2 mi on Left

Village Green Golf Club (941) 922-9500 P 18 180 3500 Pembrook Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34239; Just North of Bee Ridge Road on Beneva, turn left on Pinecrest

Waterford Golf Club

(941) 484-6621 SP 27

117 1454 Gleneagles Dr., Venice, FL 34292; Exit 195, Laurel Rd., west to light at Pinebrook, left on Edmunsdson Rd.

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY Deep Creek Golf Club (941) 625-6911 SP 18 172 1260 San Cristobal Ave., Punta Gorda, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal

Kings Gate Golf Club

152 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 170 Kings Hwy

to Pine, left on Pine to SR776, left on 776, south 2 miles

Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Long Marsh (941) 698-0918 SP 18 121 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947; Exit 191 off I-75, Country Road 775 just north of Boca Grande Island

Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Palms Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Hills Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Links Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Pinemoor Twin Isles Country Club

(941) 697-8118 SP 18 (941) 697-2414 SP 18 (941) 697-8877 SP 18 (941) 697-7006 SP 18 (941) 637-1232 PR 18

143 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; Exit 161 off I-75,

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The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee Announces New Development Director

By Dave Daubert

The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee (TFTSM), an organization founded in 2005 with the primary goal of impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf, has hired golf industry veteran and good friend Andy Mears as its Development Director. Mears, a native of Michigan, and most recently Development Director for the First Tee of Greater Chicago has spent 40 years working in different areas of the golf industry. A PGA member, Andy moved from the club pro ranks in 1992 and has primarily been in the corporate and trade association side of the industry ever since. Mears is also on the executive committee of the International Network of Golf, the industry’s premier networking organization for resorts, businesses, manufacturers and media, celebrating its 25 year anniversary. His position will have him managing fundraising along with other duties under the leadership of Lexi McKenney, TFTSM Executive Director. With a view to the future, McKenney said, “We are thrilled to have Andy on board to provide us with his experience and knowledge of the industry and his leadership and organizational abilities to run and grow our vital fundraising program.” GolfCoastMagazine.com

Ranch ThisCourse is a very exciting opportunity for

me, as I am returning to where I began my professional career and to a community I have always had a close affinity to,” said Andy. He went on emphasize, “The First Tee has such great growth potential, and serving the youth of this area is an energizing and inspirational opportunity.” The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee will adopt a new development plan under Mears’ leadership. The plan prioritizes stewardship of current donors, as well as seeking new donors, especially at the corporate level. Andy’s responsibility will be to attract new resources to increase the opportunity to bring golf and its core values into the lives of young people ages 4 to 17 in the two counties. The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee currently serves area youth at golf course locations and in-school programs, as well as LPGA/USGA Girls Golf of Sarasota/ Manatee, Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association and PGA Junior League. The First Tee is supported by generous donations from corporate partners, foundation grants and individual donors. To learn more, give a donation or find locations visit TheFirstTeeofSarasota/ Manatee.org.


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Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL is a big part of the Worthington community. It’s a “bundled” community meaning your membership is included with every home purchase. Worthington is dedicated to offering quality golf, distinctive service, outstanding social and recreational activities and providing its residents and members with quality lifestyle opportunities. As a Worthington member, you’re entitled to take advantage of all golf, tennis facilities, the resort style pool with full cabana service and bocce courts. Bocce is big and their bocce facilities are state of the art and are lit for night play. There’s a lot going on outside of golf and tennis including fitness classes, Mahjong, bingo and walking to name a few. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Members can choose a casual dining experience poolside in the Cabana or move indoors to the Pub or Windsor Dining Room for great food, drink and camaraderie. The Course offers 6 sets of tees with yardage ranging from 4,574 to 6,730 yards - the opportunity to enjoy all of the pleasures the game of golf has to offer. In 2018, a major golf course renovation was completed by Ron Garl, Golf Course Architect. During the golf course renovation, a new chipping area with a practice green, bunker and a large putting green were all redesigned and enlarged. Greens and bunkers were reconstructed to USGA specifications; all greens were regrassed with TifEagle Bermuda and the fairways regrassed with Celebration


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Worthington Country Club A Whole New Look and Feel! Bermuda. A new state of the art irrigation system was installed. Regardless of your talent level, if you’re a golfer who appreciates a day on the course, you’ll be rewarded with what Worthington has to offer. The course is meticulously maintained, and the grounds are well manicured, giving Worthington a look and feel that will rival any private country club in South Florida. Worthington is truly a firstclass club in southwest Florida. Tennis is another popular sport at Worthington Country Club with their Har-Tru Clay courts which are illuminated for night play. Worthington’s tennis program includes activities for all levels of players from beginners to advanced players and includes clinics, team practices, doubles leagues and daily round robins.

Worthington has a large Activity Center complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, an exercise room, locker areas, and plenty of options for fitness classes and personal training. Worthington Country Club invites its Members to embark on a personal journey of fitness and enjoy a lifestyle change that will improve one’s quality of life. After your workout, relax by Worthington’s resort-style swimming pool and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. The Cabana offers casual dining and a fireplace. If you’re looking to relocate to the area or are looking for a winter residence, consider Worthington Country Club; it’s a community with everything you need. Check out their website at www. worthingtoncc.net.


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Club Position Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional A common feature among top players is the position of their club when it’s halfway back in their take away. Photo one shows my student Gayle with her club in the proper, straight back position. A checkpoint I use is that the shaft of her club is across, or parallel to the tips of her toes. This will make it easier for her to return to the ball squarely, and have the club swing Photo 1 straight through toward her target. Photo two shows us simulating her club swinging back too far around her. This is known as ‘inside’ too much. When the club swings back around you too much, it will be much harder to square it up at impact, and you’ll get many big pushes or hooks. Think of shooting a bow and arrow. If you pull the string back straight, it’ll then snap the arrow through straight, without you having to make any compensations. Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www.MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com. Photo 2 GolfCoastMagazine.com


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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional Many amateur golfers struggle with their short chip and pitch shots around the green. The most common error is that they hit ‘at’ the ball, and slow down at impact. This can cause inconsistent shots that rarely end up close to the hole. Professionals ‘accelerate’ the club through the ball and beyond impact, and realize the ball is simply in the way of the swing. The great Gary Player had a thought that I use with my own students that gets them hitting great shots almost immediately. He said to; “strike a match” when hitting these shots. Think about how you slide a match across the cover when trying to light it. You place it on the striking line and then slide it across. Your finger accelerates the match the whole way until it ignites. You can almost hear the ‘whoosh’ sound. When hitting a chip or pitch, try to make your club do the same thing, accelerating through ‘after’ impacting the ball for a few feet. This way your club is picking up speed as it strikes the ball, and that will always lead to much crisper shots and improved accuracy. Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www.MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com.


Use Your Imagination to Play Great Golf

If you had a chance to read the article in the last issue then you know that your imagination is one of your important inner tools.You’ve witnessed professional golfers, like Jason Day, using their imaginations as part of their pre-shot routine. I teach golfers of all levels how to guide their imaginations in a successful direction by using a proven pre-shot routine too. But did you know that how you think about your game off the course can be just as important to your success as how you think when you’re actually playing the game? Consider the number of times you’ve commiserated about missed shots over drinks with your golf buddies after a round. The habit of focusing on what went wrong can undermine your ability to consistently improve your scores. All you’re doing is reinforcing memories of the moments and shots you don’t want to repeat in future rounds. Negative reinforcement doesn’t work. Even trying to just forget about a bad round is a big missed opportunity to gain some ground in your next one. You can start using mental imagery when you’re at home to train your mind to perform better the next time you’re on the course. All you need is a simple strategy designed to use the power of your imagination to conduct a more productive post-round reflection. Replace the Bad with Better Step #1 - After you’ve completed your round, find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted and invest 5-10 minutes to reflect on your game.


Step #2 - Identify a shot from your round that resulted in disappointment. It could have been when you made a poor club choice, when you lacked confidence over a short putt and pulled it, when you rushed your shot, or when you lost a ball in a hazard. Select one to start. Step #3 - Objectively assess the situation you’re recalling, and ask yourself the following reflective questions — • What did I do correctly in that moment? • What can I now see and learn from the experience? • If I had an opportunity to replay the shot, what might I do differently, or what other options could I consider? Step #4 - Next, replay the shot in your mind using a better approach you’ve just considered. Step #5 - Repeat the process, going over every moment that left you frustrated or disappointed with your game, using your imagination to rewrite the narrative in your mind. By doing so, you’re imagining yourself staying in the power seat of your game. If you commit to making this strategy part of your post-round habits you’ll find that the next time you’re feeling challenged by the game you’ll be more prepared to find a good solution, pick a smarter shot, feel more confident about the situation and more. When you use your imagination to rehearse better play you’re actively priming your mind to help you play better under similar situations that will come up in future rounds. Get into the habit of imagining what you’d like to do more of rather than wasting time bemoaning the things you hope you don’t repeat. Would you like to learn more about how mental game training can improve your consistency from tee to green? Call me 239-431-6810 to set up a FREE CONSULT CALL to chat about your game. I look forward to connecting with you! Sport Psychologist, Dr. Shannon Reece teaches golfers how to play great using her proven mental formula. Her tactics help golfers of all levels reach their potential by leveraging their assets into championship form. For more information please call 239-431-6810 or visit trainingforoptimalperformance.com.

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