Plantation Palms Golf Club Still Up To Par

Plantation Palms Golf Club: 4th hole

The 4th hole is a par 3 that plays downhill. Sand on the left and behind the green. Sand can come into play depending on pin position.

 

 

 

 

Plantation Palms Golf Club was my first post over a year ago. At that time, the course was in great condition and I was excited to play it again. I am happy to see that although the course has undergone a management change, the course has not changed. In style, it is similar to many of Tampa’s residential courses. What makes it special is that Plantation Palms is in consistently excellent condition and provides good value for money.

The course features several elevated greens and other hole elevation changes that are challenging. Both open and narrow fairways add variety, but watch for fairway bunkers. Greens are well protected by surrounding sand. And, oh yes, some well placed water and waste areas are guaranteed to keep you focused from tee to green. After double-checking the score cards, the only thing I did notice (maybe a little trivial) is that the course is a little shorter. There are still four sets of tees, but they now range from just over 6700 yards from the back tees, to just slightly over 5300 yards at the front. The difference is about 100 yards different per set of tees.

As before, the course was in great condition. The tees and fairways were all cut and in good shape and the sand was still in “Clearwater Beach” condition despite the summer rains. The greens, although in good shape, were a little slow. The practice range was also in good shape as was the practice sand bunker, chipping  area and putting green. The carts all have a GPS systems and have a cooler with ice and water. With temperatures cooling, you can start later in the afternoon and take advantage of empty courses and cheaper rates. We played last Wednesday afternoon, teed off at 3:30 pm and finished in three hours. The price was also nice at $25.

Plantation Palms Golf Club is located in Land O’ Lakes just off Hwy 54 on Collier Parkway. For more information on tee times, rates and directions go to www.plantationpalms.net

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