Price and Convenience Make Babe Zaharias Golf Course “The Babe”

Babe Zaharias: 2nd hole

The 2nd hole is a par 4, dog-leg right with sand left. Favor right center off tee.

After being pleasantly surprised by the conditions and amenities at Rocky Point Golf Course, I decided to return to another city run golf course.  Babe Zaharias Golf Course, also called “The Babe” around Tampa, is named after Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, the amazing female golfer of the 40’s and 50’s, who owned and manged this historic golf course.

I arrived without a tee time on a weekday afternoon was able to get right out.  The course winds through a neighborhood in Carrollwood so houses and roads can come into play if you’re not on your game.  Although it is not a real long course, you can find challenges along the way. There are four sets of tees  ranging  from just over 6000 yards to 4800 yards from the forward tees. Dog-legs both left and right, and some well placed water hazards, can make this course tough at times.

The condition of the course was good. The sand and fairways were in good condition, as were the greens, but they ran a little slow. The tee boxes also were in good shape except for two or three that seemed a little rough. Playing as a single, I was able to get around in just over two hours which was nice. I’m sure this will change depending on the number of players, and the time and day you choose.

As with Rocky Point, the price is $22.  The staff was friendly at check in and there are two small putting greens to the side of the Pro Shop to warm up on,  but they don’t  have a driving range.

Overall, “The Babe” is a reasonably priced golf course that is a good test of your short game and accuracy skills. It is also conveniently located just 15 minutes north of downtown Tampa.  For more information visit

4 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by Mat Townsend on June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Are your images available for use on Wikipedia? There are none there on the golf course. (I live on it and I guess I could get a camera and take some. But yours are very good.

    Thanks, Mat


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