Plantation Palms Golf Club – Great condition, members-only feel

Plantation Palms Golf Club, 14th hole

The 14th hole is a dog-leg left par 5. Hit short of the water for a safe second shot.

What struck me most about this course was its overall condition which was great relative to some of the other courses I’ve played recently.  The tee-boxes, fairways and greens were mowed and in good shape.  The white tee’s play to just over 6300 yards and the blues to just over 6800, but they also have two forward tee’s available to suit all skill or handicap levels.

 The practice area was in good shape with 12 tee-boxes and variety of pins placed to challenge your distance and accuracy skills.  They also had a chipping area, sand trap for bunker practice and a 6 hole practice green that ran true to the speed of the course greens.

Plantation Palms is a unique course for the area – undulating terrain, plateau greens and uphill tee-shots provide a lot of shot variety for a Florida course which works for me as I like using a variety of clubs on the tee-box and an opportunity to set up for my second shot.  It’s a great course to hone your course management and ball-striking skills because it makes you think. 

The Club has a members-only feel at a course built for public play. As my buddy pointed out, even the sand in the bunkers was “Clearwater Beach” sand. The staff was friendly and helpful.  Golf carts are equipped with their own GPS system and a cooler filled with ice and two water bottles.  $45 is a good price for the course we played and worth an extra few dollars and miles for the great condition. 

Located in Land O’ Lakes just off Collier Parkway and Hwy 54, the course is easy to get to from I75.  Me and two of my buddies tee’d off on Sunday at 10:15 am playing from the whites and were done by 2:20 pm.  That’s pretty good for a spring Sunday in Florida. You might want to note that there is no water available on the course.  It helps that you get free water, but you still might want to stock up on hot days.

For more information check out their website at www.plantationpalms.net.

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