Posts Tagged ‘Tampa’

No Change is Good at Cheval Golf and Country Club

Easy AdSense by Unreal         I played at Cheval Golf and Country Club last week, almost exactly one year since my last visit.  It was like I had never left. What I like about this course is that it doesn’t change. It is consistently excellent and lives up to its reputation as one of the best private/public […]

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For the Love of Golf

        My Dad taught me the game of golf 40 years ago. Some of my best memories growing up, and as an adult, are on the golf course with my Dad. He was a good golfer, but even when I was younger he would never let me win. As I got older he […]

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Warning! Golfing Hunter’s Green May Cause Envy

        Living only a half mile from Hunter’s Green, a gated golf course community built 1989, you would think that I would play this course often. The problem is that it’s private. I played it a lot more when it was first opened with members and golf tournaments, but it has been a good ten years […]

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Great Course Design Highlight at Fox Hollow Golf Club

  I had the opportunity to play at Fox Hollow Golf Club a little over a month ago.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, each hole on this course presents its own unique set of challenges.  While some have open fairways, strategically placed water hazards and sand traps will keep you honest.  Some holes have tight, tree-lined fairways that provide visual intimidation.  The fairways are at […]

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Course Condition Update: Wentworth Golf Club

I played Wentworth Golf Club for the first and only time back in April.  I liked the course, but because I hadn’t played it before and was unfamiliar with the layout, I was eager for a  second crack at it.   The challenge at Wentworth is making good course management decisions andaccurate shot placement, as the course is not […]

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Course Condition Update: TPC Tampa Bay

I had a chance to check-out the latest conditions at TPC Tampa Bay last weekend.  We didn’t have the best timing as it had been raining the day before and also the morning of our start.  However, after much debate we decided to play anyway, if only to see how well the course’s drainage system worked. We were […]

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Enter the “Snakepit” at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course

A few days ago I was able to play the Copperhead course at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. Of the Innisbrook Resort’s four courses on property, Copperhead is the most famous. In their September issue, Golf magazine ranked Copperhead 76 in the top 100 courses you can play. Copperhead is also home to the PGA  Tour […]

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Top Rated World Woods Golf Club Provides Challenge

Recently I got a foursome together and made the drive to World Woods Golf Club  and played the the Pine Barrens course. I’ve played the course before but it’s been a few years. They have another championship  course called Rolling Oaks and I hope to get back in a few weeks to play that course. Both courses are consistently […]

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Course Condition Update: Lake Jovita North Course

I played Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club’s North Course recently with an out-of-town friend. I haven’t played the North course since July 2011 (see my previous post here). We played in spite of the weather, which had been on-and-off rain all morning, and got lucky. After drizzle for the first 3 to 4 holes, the rain was done for […]

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Hidden “Gem” Emerald Greens Golf Resort A Little Lackluster

Last week we had the opportunity to play Emerald Greens Golf Resort and Country Club. Tucked away in Carrollwood off busy Dale Mabry Highway, if you didn’t know it was there you might just miss it. It was once called Carrollwood Country Club but changed names a few years back when new ownership took over […]

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