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FROM THE EDITOR

Golf Coast Magazine

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Cover Story

Fox Hollow Golf Club continues to be one of Tampa Bay’s favorite courses to play. It has the distinction of being one of the last courses designed and built by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

8 WELCOME

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

ON THE WEB

Visit GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up with local news and events.

10 & 11 PELICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

This inaugural LPGA Tour event will be contested at the Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience for players and fans.

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WELCOME LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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get the pleasure of experiencing “real winter,” but that does not mean we don’t get excited when spring arrives in our state. The summer heat has not hit us yet, member events are filling up calendars, and there is still quite a bit to look forward to in the coming months before the season ends. Tampa Bay will be home to not one, but two tour events in the coming months, as the Valspar Championship will be at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor from March 16-22. The lineup will include two-time defending champion Paul Casey and number one ranked golfer Brooks Koepka. Local favorites Nelly Korda and Brittany Lincicome and many more stars of the LPGA will be competing at the Inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair May 11-17. Our cover story for our spring issue features local favorite Fox Hollow Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.- designed masterpiece that offers a test to both professionals and amateurs alike. Aside from their golf course, Fox Hollow is known for their superb customer service and noteworthy clubhouse facilities. There is much to look forward to in the coming months along the Gulf Coast and we hope to be your guide for local golf courses as well as golf news, tech, tournaments and tips. You can also visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com to stay on top of all the latest stories and don’t forget to subscribe to our free e-newsletter which publishes every other week. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and join us as we continue to enjoy the season on Florida’s West Coast. Fairways and greens,

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The LPGA Returns to Tampa Bay May 11-17 The stars of women’s professional golf are headed to the Tampa Bay region for one of the most talked about new events this year in all of professional golf. The inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship will be contested at the Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience for golfers and fans. The Tampa Bay region last hosted the LPGA in 1989 when the final St. Petersburg Open was played at the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. The Tampa Women’s Open was held at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club from 1947-1960. The field for the Pelican Women’s Championship will be one of the strongest in all of professional golf and is expected to include stars like Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Brooke Henderson. It’s also expected to include top-ranked players with ties to the Tampa area including Brittany Lincicome and Nelly Korda. The week of festivities includes activities for kids and adults of all ages. Children under 18 get in free and are invited to the Junior Golf Show on Saturday to meet and mingle with LPGA professionals and learn about what it takes to be a professional athlete. The event also includes the opportunity to play and party alongside the pros in the Pelican Pro-Am. Golfers of all abilities are invited to contact the tournament office to learn more about this unforgettable experience. The tournament has been highly engaged in the community during its first year, including the launch of a Ticket Design Contest with local elementary schools. Thousands of students are

submitting their own designs and four winners will be selected to appear on the faces of the Daily Grounds Passes. The Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday of tournament week promises to be an amazing afternoon of personal and career development. Speakers include notable community and business leaders, as well as some of the world’s top professional golfers showcasing their skills. Every professional golf tournament needs an army of volunteers to assist in operations. While volunteer support has been especially strong leading into the first year, there are always open positions available. A few lucky volunteers will even have the opportunity to play a round of golf at the Pelican following the tournament. There are a variety of ticket options to attend the event. Grounds passes start at only $20 and provide the opportunity to walk the course and witness not only the impressive play of the golfers but experience the immaculate course renovation completed by Beau Welling Design. Fans looking to entertain family, friends or clients can check out the Lightning Lounge, a fully-enclosed luxury skybox overlooking the 18th green with complimentary food and beverages, climate control, private bathroom, televisions and observation deck. Active and retired service members and first responders are invited to attend the event free of charge by showing proper credentials. Visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information about the 2020 PelicanWomen’s Championship.


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Fox Hollow Golf Club Tampa Bay’s Premier Semi-Private Golf Club

Water comes into play on eleven of Fox Hollow’s 18 holes.

Since opening in 1994, Fox Hollow

has grown and developed into one of the premier semi-private golf facilities in the Tampa Bay area. The course was recently rated 57th by Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Courses Accessible to the Public in Florida.” One of the goals of Fox Hollow’s ownership is to take the facility to a higher level by elevating course conditions and constantly making improvements.

technology platform that brings GPS, XM Radio and more to the golf carts. It’s all intended to enhance the golfer’s experience while playing the course. The Fox Hollow golf course has the distinction of being one of the last courses designed and built by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., one of the most prolific and innovative golf course designers of all time. In his design of Fox Hollow, the legendary Jones created a layout as picturesque as it is playable. Quite simply, Fox Hollow offers a good, fair test of golf.

The latest upgrades include the purchase of additional mowing equipment as well as a state-of-the-art fleet of Club Car golf carts. The new electric carts feature the Water comes into play on 11 holes and “Shark Experience”, a new Greg Norman Jones’ other signature feature – plentiful GolfCoastMagazine.com


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and penal bunker complexes – abounds. Fox Hollow has hosted local qualifying for the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur as well as qualifiers for the Valspar Championship, the PGA Tour event held annually at Innisbrook Golf Resort. The par-71 championship layout features five sets of tees and offers new challenges every time it’s played, mixing native trees and vegetation, sparkling lakes, sand bunkers and a variety of wildlife. Fox Hollow’s rolling fairways are a delightful departure from the pancake-flat layouts found elsewhere in Florida.

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The third hole is a straightaway par 4 – measuring 451 yards from the back tee – that will challenge the most accomplished ball strikers. Viewing the hole from the tee there’s a water hazard left and OB right. A massive oak tree on the right pinches in the landing area, making the tee shot extremely demanding. The approach shot is uphill to a wide, narrow green protected by a deep bunker in front and more sand on the player’s left. From the tips, Fox Hollow’s finishing hole is a robust 445 yards. From the white tees it’s a slightly more manageable 429 yards. With water guard-


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

The 445 yard, par 4 18th is one of Florida’s most demanding finishing holes.

ing both sides from tee to green, the fairway appears to be an island of grass. Place your drive in play and your work is only half done. The approach demands a long, accurate shot to a large, undulating green protected by yawning bunkers front left and right. Fox Hollow’s putting surfaces feature SeaDwarf Paspalum, a hearty turfgrass that can be irrigated with effluent, reclaimed, or even seawater. This grass also has the ability to deliver fast green speeds (9+ on the Stimpmeter) and requires less fertilizer, pesticide, weed control and irrigation than other grasses. Arguably, Fox Hollow possesses some of the finest quality, most environmentally friendly green complexes in the Tampa Bay area. Convenience and an emphasis on friendly, unobtrusive service also GolfCoastMagazine.com

contribute to the Fox Hollow experience. From the time you drop off your clubs until you reach the first tee, everything you need is readily accessible. The 15,000 square foot clubhouse is the focal point, featuring a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms, private meeting rooms and an upscale dining room to serve as an alternative to the more relaxed atmosphere of the Grille at Fox Hollow Golf Club. Both dining areas share spectacular views of the golf course. Events The Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by its professional events staff. The staff will help design the menu, handle the details and have the golf course in impeccable condition for your event. They


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handle tournament groups from 20 to 144 players. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit http://FoxHollowGolfClub.com or call (727) 264-8939. Practice Facilities As you exit the pro shop, Fox Hollow’s The “Shark Experience” brings GPS, XM Radio and more to the practice facilities are new fleet of Club Car golf carts. all within easy walking distance. There’s a large Fox Hollow At A Glance putting green to your left; a pitching LOCATION green with sand bunker to your right; 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway and a spacious natural turf driving Trinity, Florida 34655 range straight ahead. Lessons and On Little Road, three miles south of SR 54 clinics are available, taught by Fox Hollow’s highly experienced PGA STATISTICS professional teaching staff. 18 Hole Championship Course, Par 71, Memberships Three attractive golf membership packages are available: Junior, Intermediate and Regular. Both single and family memberships are available in all three categories. Regular and family members may book tee times up to fourteen days in advance. Daily Fee Players Welcome Fox Hollow is a semi-private club. Daily fee players are always welcome. Rates are competitive with other area courses. Reserve tee times up to seven days in advance online at http://FoxHollowGolfClub.com or call the Pro Shop at (727) 376-6333. GCM

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

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


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spine segments without weakening the core muscles. He then strategically placed soft stretchable compression Xs on both sides of the belt to protect against excessive twisting, tilting or over-extension associated with golf and other sports that result in pelvic torque. The specific orthopedic arrangement of these Xs resulted in what Safko called his ‘X-Factor®’, an Enhanced Momentum Control that became the key to ideal lower back support and vital pelvic alignment. Available only at their online store. Visit xfactorbelt.com/golfcoast to view testimonials from golfers and patients about how the X-Factor Belt® helped them get back to their active lifestyles.


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TEE INFORMATION

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

Clear water

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club 40 S ING CES SE T A C BR SU URPO LE F CE RS O ITH P A YE AY W PL

COURSE FACTS

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

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For Best Rates Book Online at chichi.org The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club is open to the public with proceeds supporting the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. The par-69 course is well maintained and 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.

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Public Course

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TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

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Pinellas Park

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

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TEE INFORMATION

Largo

East Bay Golf Club e om c l e ic W l b Pu

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

COURSE FACTS

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

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Public Course

MAP #19

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

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

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

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e alu unty V f l o Go C st ellas e B in P In

Municipal Course

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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

Tarpon Springs

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

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, 2020 Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club is opening its doors to outside play June1 through September 30, 2020. Tee times are available after 10:00 a.m. any day. The course is closed on Tuesdays. • 18-Hole Championship Golf Course • Seashore Paspalum Greens • 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

18-hole Golf Course Driving Range Short GAme Area Putting Green Modern Pro Shop Clinics Event Hosting

Giving to those who have given so much.

1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 www.TarponWoodsGC.com (727) 784-7606

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Located in Palm Harbor, Florida, our golf course borders the Brooker Creek Preserve. As a result, this scenic 18-hole public golf course features an abundance of wildlife including deer, gators, turkey, coyotes, otters and exotic birds for you to enjoy as you play. In April 2017, Tarpon Woods GC came under the ownership of legendary LPGA Golfer Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation. The Foundation hosts tournaments and events that benefits Purple Heart, blind and disabled veterans and first reponders. Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization that benefits Purple Heart, blind and disabled veterans and first reponders. Tax ID#45-4646127


COURSES

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

Semi-Private Course

MAP #6

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope The Forest Course Black: 6604/72.3/134 Blue: 6159/70.2/129 White: 5606/67.8/117 Gold (M): 5112/65.3/112 Gold (W): 5112/69.9/123 Red: 4762/67.8/121 The Lakes Course Black: 7001/73.8/135 Blue: 6572/72.0/130 White: 6222/69.8/129 Gold (M): 5612/66.7/123 Gold (W): 5612/72.3/125 Red: 5200/69.8/124

COURSE FACTS

Forest Course: 18 holes, Par 72 Lakes Course: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Ron Garl/Gary Koch General Manager: John Russell Director of Golf: Brian Richter, PGA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant & Bar • Fully-stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • PGA Lessons Available • Banquet Facilities • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

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Odessa

The Eagles Golf Club Offering Two Championship Layouts at Affordable Rates The Eagles Golf Club boasts a long, proud tradition as the standard of excellence for public access golf in the Tampa Bay area. At over 7,000 yards from the tips, the Lakes Course features all-new Champion Bermuda greens and a traditional look and feel. Bring your long game as it will be tested with par 3s measuring up to 232 yards and par 4s topping off at 462 yards. At 6,719 yards from the championship tees, the Forest Course demands precise shot making and course management. The signature par-3 sixth hole offers the drama of a forced carry over water to a peninsula green. The back nine is nestled in a setting more reminiscent of a nature preserve than a golf course. Playing conditions at The Eagles are consistently excellent. Attention to detail both on the golf courses and in the clubhouse promise to make your experience at The Eagles a memorable one.

$10.00 OFF

POSTED MORNING & TWILIGHT RATE WITH THIS COUPON

• Not Valid on Super Twilight Rate or Replay Rate • Good for up to 4 Players • Offer Good Thru 6/30/2020

16101 Nine Eagles Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-6681 www. eaglesgolf.com


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Semi-Private GC

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO MAP #10

TEE INFORMATION

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

New Tampa

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

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

10630 Plantation Bay Drive Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 907-7447 www.heritageislesgolf.com

Semi-Private GC

River view

MAP #28

TEE INFORMATION

$5.00 OFF

POSTED 18-HOLE RACK RATE WITH THIS COUPON

Good Any Day until 2:00 PM • Not Valid on Replay or League Rates Good for up to 4 Players • Offer Good Thru 6/30/2020

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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


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Semi-Private GC

MAP #9

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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Lutz

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

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


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PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

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Public Golf Course

MAP #27

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse & Snack Bar • Lounge • Pro Shop • Driving Range • 3-Hole Practice Course • Lessons Available with Bobby Capobianco • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7 • Saturday AM Junior Clinics • Thursday Ladies Day (1/2 price)

Odessa

Silver Dollar Golf Club 27 Holes of Championship Golf Silver Dollar Golf Club offers a truly great golfing experience for every skill level, with three 9-hole 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. Enjoy the perfect blend of challenge and relaxation on three 9-hole courses with a wide variety of fairways, bunkers and water features designed to test and entertain you. Flanked by stately trees and sparkling waters, nature enhances the beauty of Silver Dollar Golf Club and adds to your enjoyment. Pristine Paspallum turf putting surfaces are a pleasure to play. 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. 12711 Silver Dollar Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com

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Upscale Public GC

MAP #36

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architect: Lloyd Clifton General Manager: Jarod Atkinson, PGA Superintendent: Terry Mounce

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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


World Woods Golf Club

Featuring Two World-Class Golf Courses

Opened in April 1993, World Woods Golf Club has since firmly established itself as one of North America’s finest golf facilities. World Woods offers two championship layouts, both consistently rated among the top 100 courses in the USA. For good measure, World Woods also boasts one of the top-ranked practice facilities in America. World-renowned architect Tom Fazio carved two distinctly different courses out of ancient live oak groves and pine tree forests along the rolling terrain of Florida’s Nature Coast in northwest Hernando County. “We didn’t start by designing golf holes, “ said Fazio. “We began by viewing the big picture, the land mass, the scale, the concept. We allowed the land to tell us what to do.” Pine Barrens is an intimidating layout named for its large number of pine trees and barren waste areas. Its terrain is reminiscent of the sand hills of North Carolina. Over 7,200 yards long, this par-71 course has impressed all players – amateurs and professionals alike – who have challenged it. Requiring long carries as well as precise placement, Pine Barrens resembles Pine Valley, perennially ranked the best golf course in America. Rolling Oaks – 7,333 yards, parGolfCoastMagazine.com

72 – is a traditional course with rolling hills and beauty rarely seen in Florida. Fairways lined with live oaks, dogwoods and magnolias complement large greens, which feature multiple tiers and cavernous bunkers. The presence of azaleas and closely manicured fairways and greens has helped Rolling Oaks draw comparisons to Augusta National. Prior to challenging World Woods’ championship tracks, players are invited to experience its nationally-ranked practice facility. The circular practice park, occupying over 22 acres, features eight separate teeing areas, target greens, bunkers and trees. Fazio created a rare opportunity for golfers to practice in a variety of wind and sun conditions. The practice facilities also include three challenging practice holes, a 9-hole short course featuring seven par-3s and two par-4s, and a two-acre putting course that has tremendous undulations guaranteed to challenge even the game’s best putters. If you have never experienced golf at World Woods, you have missed a little bit of golf paradise. For most golfers, it’s as close as they’ll ever get to Pine Valley and Augusta National. For more information – including rates and views of all 36 holes – visit www.worldwoods.com.


New National Junior Golf Tour’s Local Matches Start Spring 2020 The Junior Tour Powered by Under Armour® has selected Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties as a “Region” for its new national junior golf tour. That’s great news for area junior golfers as it gives them an opportunity to compete in 6 qualifying league matches at our area’s top country clubs and golf courses to qualify for the National Championship at Walt Disney World® Resort July 17 - 19, 2020. Regional all-star teams from across the U.S. will compete for both individual and team national championship trophies and prizes.

The Tour was created for juniors ages 6-18 to play in a Fun, Friendly and Competitive Environment. Starting 3/29/2020, golfers will compete individually in six 9-hole stroke play matches on Saturday or Sunday afternoons through May 30th.

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12 area golfers per each age division, who qualify based on points earned in each Region’s match, are invited to the two-round national championship at Walt Disney World® Resort. The 36-hole national championship (ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18) scores will count for Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings, which play a factor in college recruitment. The championship will be televised on FOX Sports Florida. The national event includes two lunches, an Under Armour® championship backpack and long sleeve performance shirt, plus an opening ceremony dinner for juniors and parents where each regions’ three individual champs are announced, team and individual awards, range balls and grand prizes. The tour has a $150 registration fee, which goes towards an Under Armour® golf shirt, online golfer profile with a photo, online scoring average and national ranking, and awards top finishers.


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

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

TAMPA BAY

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

Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club

(727) 726-4673

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

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Countryside Country Club

(727) 796-2153 PR 27

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

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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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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

Mainlands Golf Club

(727) 577-4847

14 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782; On US Hwy 19 North, 1 miles north of Park Blvd.

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TAMPA BAY Mission Inn Resort (888) 283-6363 R 18 17 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737;

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Pebble Creek Golf Club

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

(813) 973-3870 SP 18

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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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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 Golf Club (813) 920-3884 27 12711 Silver Dollar Drive., Odessa, FL 33556;

SP 27

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Streamsong Resort (877) 366-8029 R 18 24 1000 Streamsong Drl, Bowling Green, FL 33834; 18 On Ft. Green Road, 4 miles south of CR-630; 18

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Summerfield Crossings Golf Club 28 13050 Summerfield Dr., Riverview, FL 33568;

(813) 671-3311 SP 18

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I-75 to exit 246, east 2 miles on Big Bend Rd

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

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.

Tarpon Woods Golf Club

42 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL 34685;

East Lake Road S. to Tarpon Woods Blvd., east 1/4 mile

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 37 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veteran’s 18 Expressway to Hwy. 98, then east 1/4 mile


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SHOPPING | ENTERTAINMENT/SERVICES | INSTRUCTION TAMPA BAY AREA MAP PAGE 46 & 47

SHOPPING Blue Collar Golf Shop 11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 | www.bluecollargolf.net | (727) 542-9228 | Map #51, Ad Page 28

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

Bob VanSweden Golf 2300 – 26th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 | www.BobVanSwedenGolf.com | (727) 321-4653 | Map #54, Ad Page 12

County Golf Association www.countygolf.com | (727) 446-6644 | Ad Page 55

Edwin Watts Golf Shops 32257 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | www.worldwidegolfshops.com (727) 787-3370 | Map #52, Ad Page 95 Edwin Watts Golf Shops 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 | (www.worldwidegolfshops.com | 813) 960-5330 | Map #53, Ad Page 95 Florida Aerial Services Team www.fastaerial.com | (800) 723-7425 | Ad Page 19 Florida Physio 3700 Ulmerton Rd, #204, Clearwater, FL 33704 | www.floridaphysio.com | (727) 490-8262 | Ad Page 21 In The Sand Golf 1628 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 | www.ITS-GOLF.com | (813) 264-7911 | Map #48, Ad Page 12 Southern Golf of Pinellas, Inc. 4647 – 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 | www.southerngolfofpinellas.com | (888) 690-4920 | Map #55, Ad Page 19 T & D Golf Stores 4205 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 | www.tanddgolfstores.com | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 7 T & D Golf Stores 180 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677 | www.tanddgolfstores.com | (813) 855-5385 | Map #57, Ad Page 7 Winnie’s Golf Carts www.winniesgolfcarts.com | (813) 255-4726 | Ad Page 53

Golf Today www.golftodaychallenge.com | (561) 880-1007 | Ad Page 85 Pelican Women’s Championship 525 IndianRocks Rd., Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 | www.pelicanlpga.com | (727) 977-5180 | Map #25, Ad Page 11

Valspar Championship 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | www.valsparchampionship.com | Map #40

DRIVING RANGES/LESSON TEE Ace Golf Riverview 12910 Boyette Rd., Riverview, FL 33569 | www.ace-golf.com | (813) 672-7750 | Map #32, Ad Page 26 Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33626 | www.chichi.org | (727) 216-6387 | Map #61, Ad Page 20 The Downs Golf Practice Facility 11225 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 33626 | www.tampabaydowns.com | (813) 854-4946 | Map #62, Ad Page 20 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 21 James Kyle Golf At East Lake Woodlands Country Club | 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway | www.jameskylegolfacademy.com | (813) 810-9043 | Map #47, Ad Page 21


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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

TPC Tampa Bay

P

Lutz

(813) 949-0090

Cove Cay GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 535-1406

Walden Lake G&CC

SP

Plant City

(813) 754-8575

Cypress Links

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 551-3333

Cypress Run GC

PV

Tarpon Springs

(727) 937-3191

Dunedin GC

SP

Dunedin

(727) 733-7836

Fairway Village

PV

Largo

(727) 531-8134

Abbey at St. Leo’s

SP

St. Leo

(352) 588-2016

Feather Sound CC

PV

Clearwater

(727) 572-6677

Beacon Woods GC

SP

Bayonet Point

(727) 868-9528

Highland Lakes GC

PV

Palm Harbor

(727) 785-9819

Forest Hills GC

SP

Holiday

(727) 934-7317

Innisbrook Resort & GC PV/R

Palm Harbor

(727) 942-2000

Groves Golf & CC (The)

SP

Land O’Lakes

(813) 996-0161

The Landings GC

Clearwater

(727) 447-5272

Heritage Pines CC

PV

Hudson

(727) 861-1645

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7333

Heritage Springs CC

PV

Trinity

(727) 372-5281

Largo

(727) 518-3024

Lake Jovita G&CC

SP

Dade City

(352) 588-9200

Lexington Oaks GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 907-7270

Links of Lake Bernadette SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-7888

Meadow Oaks GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 856-2878

River Ridge GC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 847-4762

Lansbrook GC

P SP

Largo GC Mangrove Bay GC

P

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7800

Palm Hill GC

SP

Largo

(727) 581-1710

Pasadena Y&CC

PV

Pasadena

(727) 381-7922

St. Petersburg CC

PV

St. Petersburg

(727) 867-2111

Top of the World GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 726-7773

Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis P

Treasure Island

(727) 360-6062

Twin Brooks GC

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7445

PV/R

St. Petersburg

(727) 896-8000

Vinoy Club

M

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Apollo Beach GC

SP

Apollo Beach

(813) 645-6212

Avila G&CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1754

P

Tampa

(813) 631-4374

Babe Zaharias GC

Bay Palms Golf Complex MIL

MacDill AFB

(813) 840-6904

Bloomingdale GC

Valrico

(813) 685-4105

SP

Buckhorn Springs G&CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 689-7766

Caloosa CC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-2870

Carrollwood CC

PV

PASCO COUNTY

Saddlebrook Resort

R, SP

Scotland Yards GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 973-1111

Dade City

(352) 567-7600 (727) 863-1214

Sea Pines GC

SP

Hudson

Seven Springs G&CC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 376-0035

Silverado G&CC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-1225

Southport Springs GC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 780-7637

Springer’s Gulf Harbor GC

P

New Port Richey (727) 849-7675

Summertree Golf Club

P

New Port Richey (727) 856-0771

Tampa Bay Golf & CC

SP

San Antonio

Timber Greens CC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 372-0789

Town & Country GC

SP

Dade City

(352) 567-6622

M

Zephyrhills

(813) 782-0714

Zephyrhills GC

(352) 588-5454

Tampa

(813) 961-1369

HERNANDO COUNTY

Cheval Golf & Athletic Club SP

Lutz

(813) 949-4231

Brookridge CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 596-8161

The Claw at USF

P

Tampa

(813) 632-6893

Brooksville CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-8876

Countryway GC

P

Tampa

(813) 854-1182

Glen Lakes CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 597-1118

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

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


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

Valspar Championship Returns March 16-22

The Valspar Championship, one of the premier tournaments on the PGA TOUR®, returns to the challenging Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, on March 16-22, 2020. 2018/2019 Champion Paul Casey will be attempting a tournament historic 3-peat, but he’ll need to defeat 143 other top PGA Tour professionals first, including Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Jim Furyk, Gary Woodland, Bubba Watson, Cameron Smith, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Hadwin, Viktor Hovland and many more. Tournament patrons will also have a chance to see headliner Chris Young and special guests Big & Rich in a free concert. The Valspar LIVE concert presented by Chick-fil-A takes place on the Osprey Driving Range after the conclusion of play on Saturday, March 21st and is free of charge to Saturday tournament patrons. New in 2020 will be a Copperhead Crawl ticket, which will feature multiple drink tickets and food at a special price. For fans looking for an upscale hospitality option, tickets to the DEX Imaging Champions Club may be purchased by the day. Tickets to the 2020 Valspar Championship are on sale at

Spring 2020

ValsparChampionship.com. Kids 15 and under are free. Military ticket plans are offered with access to the Pinch A Penny Patriots’ Outpost. For updated information, follow @ValsparChamp on Twitter, like Facebook.com/ValsparChampionship or go to valsparchampionship.com. Florida Physio Offers Complete Golf Physicals

Florida Physio is a Physical Therapy and Sports Performance practice designed specifically for golfers. The business is operated by Dr. Leighton Peavler, a former Division 1 college golfer turned Doctor of Physical Therapy who is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute. He founded Florida Physio to help golfers increase their club head speed and distance by focusing on individualized strength training, flexibility exercises, and getting out of pain. He completes a thorough “Golf Physical” which includes a Titleist Performance Screen, a physical therapy evaluation of any injury, and a video swing analysis using a golf simulator. The “Golf Physical” helps Dr. Leighton find your “focus areas” and meet you where you are at no matter what ability you have. You are then given exercises via online videos to complete at home


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The President’s Report The 2020 season has begun.I hope everyone had a great holiday season and you’re ready for another fantastic year! We are extremely proud of our tournament calendar and offerings prepared by our Tournament Chairman, Keith Kulzer, PGA. But before we get into our tournament schedule, the chapter is proud to offer and recognize some other accomplishments. Zoran Ilic, PGA continues to push our Assistant Association into the future. Once again 5 events that combine education and tournament opportunities for our Associates will be offered. If any 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. Recently, Gary Koch committed to donating $3,000 to our Assistants Grant from his foundation. We are excited to be able to assist our Associate Professionals financially through their PGA Program and desire to be a PGA Member. Our 2019 grant winners are Harrison McClimans, Matt Camara, Tim Hume, and Dan Kutz. Congratulations to all of our chapter award winners. Each recipient will be recognized after our Pro-Pro at Palma GolfCoastMagazine.com

Ceia on April 2nd. For a complete list of our award winners as well as the chapter’s 2020 tournament schedule, please visit our website at NFPGA.COM. Education continues to assist our professionals grow. We will be offering 4 stand-alone opportunities discussing, Golf Fitness, Turf Grass Management, Teaching and Coaching, and the opportunity to become a specialized professional in golf operations. Our tournament calendar continues to get better each and every year with outstanding venues. This year we will showcase our Pro-Pro’s, Pro-Am’s and our latest addition, a Pro-Lady Amateur. As always, we can’t 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, Full Torque Fitness, Southern Pro Restoration, Capello Jewelry, Physicians Wellness, and Golf Coast Magazine. Without our chapter and section partners, we couldn’t provide the world class tournament and education experiences our professionals have come to enjoy. Yours in golf, – Matt Jordan, President


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Play Tampa Bay’s finest private, semi-private and public courses. Regular and senior (55+) men’s and ladies’ Divisions. Call (727) 4466644, visit Countygolf.com or email Ray or Jayne Goodman at CGA@countygolf.com. GCM

“a great way to play different courses and meet new friends.”

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• PGA Hosts • Golf News • Tour Talk • Interviews Listen on TAN TALK Radio Network WTAN-FM 106.1 WZHR-FM 104.3

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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 23rd 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. Respect for nature and a commitment to excellence is unparalleled at University Park. Careful planning and attention to detail have created 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.

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For the 23rd year in a row the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-Star Rating with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course.

LOCATION Unrelenting attention to detail is evident and these high standards keep the course in top playing condition to maximize player enjoyment 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 responsive for all mobile devices and tee times may be booked online 24 hours a day.

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

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.

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

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 award-winning culinary staff and management attract many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings and special events.

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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For Membership Opportunities contact Kim LeBlanc kim@golfinvenice.com or call her at 941-468-3462

General Manager

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Award-Winning Courses 8 Awards in 2019

Including 2019 Herald Tribune Readers Choice 2019 Gondolier Best of Venice 2019 Chamber Business of the Year Finalist

Waterford Golf club 941-484-6621

Capri Isles Golf club 941-485-3371

Calusa Lakes Golf club 941-484-8995

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

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

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

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


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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

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COURSE AMENITIES

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

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

Semi-Private Course

MAP #151

TEE INFORMATION

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


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

sports bar I full clubhouse I avaIlable for weddIngs banquets, events & tournaments membershIps startIng as low as $1.00 I aqua range I lessons avaIlable

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Become a member for a day! Or a lifetime! Call for Tee Times (941) 723-0500 or visit GOLFTHEMOC.COM to book online Located just seconds off of I-75 and I-275 in Palmetto at exit 229 Just 30 minutes from St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota

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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

Sarasota

Bobby Jones Golf Club

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

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

Two Golf Courses Two Unique Experiences!

Call us today to book your tee time! 941-371-0982

3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL 34235 Thehighlandsgolfcourse.com Thegrovesgolfcourse.com GolfCoastMagazine.com


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Executive

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

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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

Semi-Private Course

MAP #116

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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Sarasota

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


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TEE INFORMATION

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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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

Semi-Private Course

MAP #112

TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSES

Venice

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

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

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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

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

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Englewood

Oyster Creek Golf Club BS LULE C AL B NT ILA RE AVA

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


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE Semi-Private Course

MAP #157

TEE INFORMATION Yardage:

Par: 72 Oaks & Creek & Marsh & Marsh Oaks Creek Black 6869 6783 6816 Blue 6348 6406 6370 White 5940 5926 5880 Gold 5141 5217 5264 Red 4787 4755 4820

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Heron Creek Golf & Country Club

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 27 Architect: Arthur Hills Dir of Golf: Bart Cook, PGA Superintendent: Tom Rainey Course Records: Gary March, 62 Nancy Smith, 65

COURSE AMENITIES

• Complete Pro Shop • Full Menu and Bar • PGA Golf Lessons • 25 Acre Practice Facility with 3 Short Game Holes • Memberships Available

The 27-hole championship course is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest. The courses, tees, fairways and roughs have been recently renovated. Now featuring all new TifEagle ultradwarf Bermuda greens.

The 25 acre practice facilities and learning center are without question the largest and finest in the region, with multiple areas to develop every facet of your game. Annual Practice Range Memberships are available: Family-$595, Single-$495. Range Membership comes with 4 complimentary Twilight rounds of golf. Tee times available 7 days in advance.

5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 941-423-6955 www.heroncreekgcc.com

Join us as a Member for a Day! Nov, Dec, & April $59 Jan, Feb & March $89 May - Oct. $39

25 Acre Learning Center 4 USGA spec TifEagle practice putting, chipping and pitching greens

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Serenoa Golf Club Serenoa is not the typical Florida golf course. Regarded by many as one of Sarasota’s favorites, the course boasts large manicured greens and generous fairways that flow through wetlands and the natural layof-the-land to create a masterpiece that Florida Golf News calls one of the top 100 courses in Florida and one of the top three in Sarasota! Amenities include a driving range, well-stocked golf shop, putting green, and professional instruction. Rental clubs are available. The attractive lakeside dining room has been recently updated with new decor, and dining furniture, making it the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding , meeting or banquet. At Serenoa Golf Club, tournaments, corporate, charity and group outings are our specialty! Ask about leagues and membership opportunities. Conveniently located off I-75 in Sarasota, Serenoa is a quick drive from anywhere on the Suncoast.

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941-925-2755


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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE Yardage /Rating /Slope

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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 at Azario Lakewood Ranch (941) 253-2901 SP 18 139 4016 Santa Caterina Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211; On Lorraine Road, between SR70 & SR 64

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

Legacy Golf Club

(941) 907-7920 P

192 8255 Legacy Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34202; I-75 to exit 213; East 2.7 miles

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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5044-4109/72

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7021-5264/72

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Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club

(941) 792-3288

144 4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton, FL 34209; Just off Cortez

E 18

Road between 51st St. W. & 43rd. St. West

Sara Bay Country Club

(941) 355-7658 PR

141 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, FL 34243; Just N of the airport, US 41 to Montgomery Ave.; turn R

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,

P 45

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between Fruitville & 17th. Turn on Circus Blvd.

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 (941) 484-8995 SP 18 107 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75

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Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club (941) 496-4653 SP 27 112 625 Center Road, Venice, FL 34285; I-75 to South on

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Laurel Rd. W to Mission Valley Rd., Right, 1.3 miles.

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

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 423-6955 SP 27 157 5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port, FL 34287; Take I-75 to Exit 182 Sumter Blvd continue on to Heron Creek Blvd

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 of I-75, Bee Ridge Rd exit 207

Jacaranda Blvd., (exit 193) right on Center Road

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Serenoa Golf Club (941) 925-2755 SP 18 113 6733 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241; 2 miles east of

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I-75 off Clark Road

Tatum Ridge Golf Links (941) 378-4211 SP 18 116 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota, FL 34240; 2 miles eat of I-75 off Fruitville Road Exit 210

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

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 (941) 625-0680 SP 18 152 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 170 Kings Hwy

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 475-0334 E 18 119 66511 Oriole Blvd, Englewood, FL; I-75 to Exit 191 River Road 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 Shanks By Jeff Thoreson, Golf and Travel Writer j.thoreson@comcast.net

The shanks are the golf equivalent of the common cold. It’s a simple virus, so why oh why can’t anybody figure out how to cure either? They say a cold is three days coming, three days here and three days going. The shanks might show up and stay until Christmas. But you just have to let both run their course, and while you have either, you’re miserable. We’re only talking about a runny nose or a quarter of an inch in the arch of the swing plane, but the answer has eluded man for several millennia and the 500 years since the first shepherd had to yell “Fore” at the foursome playing to the rabbit hole way right. I don’t understand how we can be so scientifically advanced that we can isolate the Higgs Boson particle, land Curiosity on Mars and communicate with our thumbs, but we can’t figure out how to get the hosel out of the GolfCoastMagazine.com

swing path? I believe somewhere out there in this vast cosmos is a more advanced civilization where no one ever sniffles and no one ever shanks. But until we reach that more sophisticated level of human scientific know-how, we’ll just have to tolerate both. Truth be told, I rarely shank the ball. My outside-in, over-the-top excuse for a swing all but ensures the hosel is moving away from the ball at impact. So to me, the shanks are funny. I can’t explain them, and I can’t cure them, so I laugh at them. There was an E-Trade commercial many years ago that coined the hilarious term “Shankapotamus” and it’s still part of the golf lexicon. But if you get tagged with the moniker, it’s anything but funny. The worst case of the shanks I ever saw was my son after his junior year in college. He had played only a couple of times during the school year, so the


first thing we did when he arrived home for the summer was head to the course. It all started humorously enough with a floundering duck slice on the third hole into the adjacent 12th fairway, but he made a spectacular up-and-down for par. He hit a couple more that day, including one that ricocheted off a tree and back into the fairway, and we laughed about them all on the drive home. That’s the way it is with a virus. It creeps up on you. At first you’re not even sure you’re getting sick, but gradually it knocks you down. We went out a couple days later and his swing was clearly infected. We lost track of how many balls he shanked but it was probably half of his full-swing shots, several chips and I think even a couple of putts. It was a bad case, lasting most of the summer. I tried not to look when it was his turn to play, but it turns out the shanks are like an interstate car wreck.You just have to see what’s going on. So I studied hard. My research led me to the conclusion that a shank comes from a swing path slightly too inside-out, confounded by a slight forward movement of the head, thus redirecting the hosel ever so slightly forward and into the hitting path. The resulting shot looks like a one-winged bird trying to fly in a heavy wind. We ran through the litany of swing drills either of us had come across over the years, but no matter how we tried

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to fix it, his swing remained infected. It peaked on a 36-hole, triple-bogey hot August day when, on the drive home, we concluded that he had butchered the course with at least one shank, in either the first round or the second, on all but three holes. So I took him to the local pro who told him to he needed to make a better upper body turn with a quiet lower body and that his arms should feel like ropes. The pro fluffed one up for him on a plush piece of range turf, and he shanked it across the range like Tin Cup. Then he deadpanned: “Maybe I’ll just use the ropes to make a noose.” The shanks aren’t so bad you need a noose, but maybe they are more severe than a cold; maybe the shanks are the mononucleosis of golf. When September came my son returned to school and laid low. He didn’t exert himself too much; stayed away from the course and the driving range. When we hooked up for a round late in the fall semester, he looked good again – healthy and strong. He still fires one off the hosel every now and then, and when he does we look at each other as if to say, “Oh no, they’re back.”But now we have the cure: Feed a cold. Starve a fever. Ignore the shanks. They all go away. Just give it time.


Black Diamond Ranch By David Daubert

On a recent visit to Citrus County, I had

the opportunity to experience Black Diamond Ranch, the #1 golf community in the area. This gated enclave in the rolling hills just 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico is home to some of the most spectacular golf in the country, not just Florida. The 45 holes of unmatched golf were designed by the imaginative Tom Fazio, one of the true geniuses in golf-course architecture. At Black Diamond Ranch there was a land feature the original owner, Stan Olson, wanted to show off to the world, and Fazio made a big canyon-like hole in the ground come to life in The Quarry, which has been chosen as “one of America’s Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest for 20 years. He punctuated a nice rolling terrain of 13 fun holes with five dynamic gems, starting at the 13th (par 3), a 184-yard shot to a tiny green hugging the 80-foot cliffs on the right and a ravine to clear on the tee shot. This quintet of holes will give you as much trepidation as you GolfCoastMagazine.com

have ever felt. Before teeing off at the short par 5 14th, it would be wise to locate where the green is. Once in the right side of the fairway, where most golfers play safe to avoid the left side which careens dramatically, you cannot see the green. From there I recommend a layup to about 100 yards so you can stop your third shot on the green, or “arrivederci baby.” Teeing off from an elevated green at 16, a par 4, to a fairway at the bottom of the quarry, I really enjoyed this hole with the limestone walls as the backdrop to the green hugging a sparkling turquoise pond along the left. Two good shots and you can be walking away with a birdie. You climb out of the quarry to what I consider one of the toughest holes, the 429-yard 16th (a par 4) with trouble looming all the way down the left as the fairway narrows as you get closer to the green overlooking the big hole in the ground. Your last challenge is another par 3 at 218 yards hitting into a ravine with a


two-tiered narrow green with cliffs left and a sprinkle of deep grass bunkers right. Good luck!

Although Black Diamond Ranch is a private sanctuary, golfers and small groups can enjoy the “Black Diamond Experience” with one of the stay and play Black Diamond Ranch is 17,655 yards of awardpackages available with onsite private home accomwinning purely manicured Fazio golf. After you modations. Contact Cherri Hall at 352-453-5454 have challenged the Quarry, you can enjoy what I consider one of his best layouts and my favorite, or CHall@BlackDiamondRanch.com. The Ranch’s 18 magnificent holes at just under There are a variety of memberships available at 7,000 yards. The good thing about the courses, Black Diamond Ranch which are by invitation there are 5 sets of tees to make them all playable only and limited to 750 golf memberships. You for any level of player. The Ranch is pure undis- can apply for a Full Golf; a Young Executive for turbed golf at its best that you will be wanting those 45 years old or younger: Business to Busito play again and again that blends perfectly with ness for entities outside 30 miles; National, for the abundant rolling hills of “The Manatee Capi- those individuals living outside 30 miles, now tal of the World.” The fairways are framed by with only a $5k initiation for full golf privihammocks of majestic oaks, tawny-colored sand leges; Sport, which allows access to all social waste areas and dotted with vegetation. activities and fitness center: and Social which allows access to the pool, tennis, restaurant and The legendary late Tommy Bolt was once an honorary touring pro at Black Diamond, and Steve Spurrier Diamond Dunes. I recommend you visit Blackthought so much of the layout that he was a member Diamond Ranch.com or call 352-746-3440 for when coaching the Florida Gators football team. a personal visit or more information.


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