Expect excellent conditions at the Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, a Seminole par-72 course owned by PGA pros. Play on TifEagle grass greens, enjoy course elevation changes and see how many shots you’ll hit for the 16th hole, a creek-side par-5 that measures 521 yards from the back tees to the cup.
Considered one of the area’s best-kept secrets, the Donald Ross-designed Dunedin Golf Club offers a traditional par-72 course at an amazing value. Speaking of value, the reasonably priced Mangrove Bay par-72 municipal course in northeast St. Petersburg is the area’s busiest course, with well-maintained greens and a straightforward design.
At the semi-private Wentworth Golf Club, play rolling, tight fairways that are lined with oak, cypress and pine trees. Elevated greens create interesting putting. After you’ve conquered the par-71 course, enjoy a 19th-hole beverage and snack in the English Manor Clubhouse.
Those looking for a shorter course will love the two executive-style par-67 courses at Mainlands Golf Club in Pinellas Park. Aim to play your best because if you hit a 67 or below, you’ll get a free round of golf at the family-owned club.