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Playing 18 takes more green

By RODNEY PAGE, Times Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2007


When the days get shorter, the demand for tee times at area courses increases. Winter residents and locals compete for fewer tee times, and when demand outweighs supply, the price goes up. Winter rates at area public courses have kicked in, and golfers can expect to dig deeper into their wallets to play a round. At some courses, the rates go even higher in December and January.

"It's good to see all the snowbirds, and it's an exciting time around here," Bardmoor Country Club director of golf Jerry Moore said. "It's also a lot more work. We've got more people playing so we have to worry about pace of play. We've got people teeing off at 12:30-1 o'clock and they might not finish by dark."

Here is a look at some of the winter rates for public andsemiprivate courses in our four county area. For a complete listing of public courses, go to golf.tampabay.com and click on "public golf courses" under the "golf course directories" header.

Pinellas County

Bardmoor Country Club

Normal rates: $75 (6:45 a.m.-noon), $60 (1-3:30 p.m.), $36 (after 3:30). Tampa Bay residents: Nov. 1-Dec. 14: $50 (weekday until noon), $60 (weekend until noon), $40/$50 from 1-3:30 p.m., $30 after 3:30 p.m.

Contact: (727) 392-1234.

Clearwater Country Club

Rates: $32 (before noon, Monday-Friday), $26 (noon-3 p.m.), $22.50 (after 3 p.m.). $36 (weekends before noon), $29 (weekends, noon-3 p.m.), $22.50 (after 3 p.m.).

Contact: (727) 443-5078

Cove Cay Country Club

Rates: Nov. 1-30: $35 (weekdays before noon), $32 (weekdays after noon), $40 (weekends before noon), $37 (weekends after noon). Greens fees increase on Dec. 1 and Jan. 1.

Contact: (727) 535-1406

East Bay Country Club

Rates: Nov. 1-30: $37 (weekends before 11 a.m.), $32 (weekends after 11 a.m.), $22 (after 1:30 p.m.), $32 (weekdays before 1:30 p.m.), $22 (after 1:30 p.m.).

Contact: (727) 581-3333.

Lansbrook Country Club

Non-Resident rates: $54 (open-noon), $40 (noon-3 p.m.), $32 (3-5 p.m.). Applies seven days per week.

Florida residents: $36 (open-noon, Monday-Thursday), $43 (open-noon, Friday-Sunday, holidays), $29 (noon-3 p.m. M-Th.), $35 (noon-3 p.m., F-Sun, holidays), $20 (3-5 p.m., M-Thu.), $22 (3-5 p.m., F-Sun, holidays).

Contact: (727) 784-7333.

Mangrove Bay Golf Course

Rates: Nov. 19-April 1: $42 (with cart, every day before 2 p.m.), $31 (after 2), $27 (walk before 2), $18 (after 2.).

Contact: (727) 893-7800.

The Tides Golf Course

Rates: $45 (before 11 a.m.), $40 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), $32 (after 1 p.m.). Rates may change after Dec. 1.

Contact: (727) 392-5345.

Hillsborough County

Bloomingdale Golfer's Club

Rates: Monday-Thursday: $39 (before 11:30 a.m.), $35 (after 11:30 a.m.), $25 (after 2 p.m.), $15 (after 3:30 p.m.). Friday-Sunday: $49 (before 11:30 a.m.), $39 (after 11:30 a.m.) $20 (after 2 p.m.), $19 (after 3:30 p.m.).

Contact: (813) 685-4105.

Cypress Creek Golf Club

Rates: Nov.-Dec. 31: $55 (before noon), $45 (noon-2 p.m.), $30 (after 2 p.m.).

Contact: (813) 634-8888.

Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club

Rate: $30 (weekdays before 1 p.m.), $25 (weekdays after 1 p.m.), $39 (weekends before 1 p.m.), $25 (weekends after 1 p.m.).

Contact: (813) 689-7219

Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club

Rate: Until Jan. 1: $36 (weekdays until 11 a.m.), $31 (weekdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.), $46 (weekends until 11 a.m.), $36 (weekends from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Contact: (813) 949-6841.

Rocky Point Golf Club

Rate: $45 (every day before noon), $34 (every day after noon).

Contact: (813) 673-4316.

USF Golf Course

Rate: $44 (weekdays before noon), $32 (noon-2 p.m.), $22 (after 2 p.m.), $54 (weekends before noon), $40 (noon-2 p.m.), $25 (after 2 p.m.). There are special rates for players over 55 and for walkers.

Contact: (813) 632-6893.

Westchase Golf Club

Rate: Nov. 19-Jan . 13: $59 (Monday-Thursday before 2 p.m.), $65 (Friday-Sunday and holidays), $35 (M-Th. after 2 p.m.), $45 (Fri. and holidays after 2 p.m.), $25 (Mon-Sun and holidays after 3:30 p.m.). Rates increase on Jan. 14 by between $15-20.

Contact: (813) 854-2331.

Pasco County

Fox Hollow Golf Club

Rates: Nov. 1-March 31: Non-Residents: $73 (Monday-Thursday), $88 (Friday-Sunday). Residents: $63 (Monday-Thursday), $78 (Friday-Sunday).

Contact: (727) 376-6333.

Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club

Rates: Nov. 1-April 30: $119 (Weekdays, 7:30-11:50 a.m.), $139 (weekends, 7:30-11:50 p.m.), $99 (weekdays, noon-2:50 p.m.), $119 (weekends, noon-2:50 p.m.).

Contact: (352) 588-9200.

Lexington Oaks Golf Club

Rates: $35 (weekdays, open-noon), $29 (weekdays, noon-close), $45 (weekends, open-noon), $39 (weekends, noon-close).

Contact: (813) 907-7270.

Scotland Yards (Dade City)

Rates: $30 (weekdays until 1 p.m.), $25 (weekdays, 1-3 p.m.), $20 (after 3 p.m.), $35 (weekends until 1 p.m.), $25 (weekends, 1-3 p.m.), $20 (weekends after 3 p.m.).

Contact: (352) 567-7600.

 

Silverado Golf and Country Club

Rates: $32 (weekdays until 1 p.m.), $28 (weekdays, 1-3 p.m.), $17 (after 3 p.m.), $36 (weekends, open-1 p.m.), $30 (weekends, 1-3 p.m.), $17 (after 3 p.m.).

Contact: (813) 788-1225.

The Links Golf Club

Rates: $27 (every day, 7-11 a.m.), $22 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), $16 (1-2 p.m.), $12 (after 2 p.m.).

Contact: (727) 868-1091.

Hernando County

Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club

Rates: Starting Nov. 19: $39 (weekdays before 11:30 a.m.), $33 (weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), $26 (weekdays after 2 p.m.), $45 (weekends before 11:30 a.m.), $36 (weekends 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), $26 (weekends after 2 p.m.).

Contact: (352) 799-9908.

Oak Hills Golf Course

Rates: $35 (every day until 1 p.m.), $27 (every day after 1 p.m.)

Contact: (352) 683-6830.

Seven Hills Golfer's Club

Rates: $34 (weekdays until 11 a.m.), $29 (weekdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), $26 (weekdays after 2 p.m.), $39 (weekends until 11 a.m.), $35 (weekends 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), $26 (weekends after 2 p.m.). Rates may increase in Dec.

Contact: (352) 688-8888.

Sherman Hills Golf Club

Rates: $27 (weekdays before 11 a.m.), $22 (weekdays after 11 a.m.), $32 (weekends and holidays before 11 a.m.), $25 (weekends and holidays after 11 a.m.).

Contact: (352) 544-0990.

Silverthorn Country Club

Rates: Nov. 3-Dec. 24: $27.95 (weekdays before 8 a.m.), $32.95 (weekdays from 8-10:59 a.m.), $27.95 (after 11 a.m.); $39.95 (weekends and holidays before 10:59 a.m.), $32.95 (after 11 a.m.).

Contact: (352) 799-4653

Spring Hill Golf and Country Club

Rates: $30 (weekdays until 11 a.m.), $24 (weekdays after 11 a.m.), $35 (weekends until 11 a.m.), $26 (weekends after 11 a.m.). Rates may increase in December.

Contact: (352) 683-2261.

World Woods Golf Club

Rates: Through Dec. 31: $55 (weekdays), $65 (Friday-Sunday, holidays). Jan. 1-March 31: $115 (weekdays, Pine Bluffs course), $105 (Rolling Oaks course), $145 (weekends, Pine Bluffs), $135 (Rolling Oaks).

Contact: (352) 796-5500.