Heritage Harbor is an Everyman’s Golf Course

Heritage Harbour: 14th hole

Wickedly long from the tips, the par 3 14th hole requires a shot over water to a small green.

At Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club there is a very playable golf course that has been a regular stop of mine for over a decade.  It’s not real long with 4 sets of tee’s ranging from 6900 yards to just under 4800.  However, if you decide to play the tips you will face a very  difficult 14th hole  – a 263 yard par 3.  But all the par 3′s  on this course are a challenge from whatever tee you play. 

I also noticed that the greens have gradually gotten smaller than when I’ve played previously , and now requires a more accurate shot to land them.  Since some holes are not long you’ll need to decide where to hit your tee shot to set up the right angle and distance to get the green on your second shot.

The course was in good shape.  The tee’s were cut as were the fairways and greens which also ran true to the practice green - that’s always nice.  The sand traps are also in good condition except for a few that were left unraked thanks to some inconsiderate golfers that played ahead.

We played friday morning and paid $32.  Prices are higher for weekends, but they have a great deal for afternoon golf at $1 a hole.  A great price if you can stand the Florida heat.  After teeing off around 8:30 the three of us got around the course in 3 1/2 hours which is a good pace of play for this course.  Some rounds I have played here have taken up to 4 1/2 hours.

From the pro shop clerk to the starter, staff were friendly and helpful.  Practice facilities consist of an aqua driving range where the teeing area was in good shape, as was the practice green which ran the same speed as the course greens. The carts don’t have coolers or GPS, but there is water on the course every few holes.

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club is located in Lutz on Lutz Lake Fern road and can be accessed by either Dale Mabry Highway or the Veteran’s Expressway from downtown Tampa.  It’s about a about 30 to 40 minute drive.  For more information visit: www.heritageharborgolf.com.

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