Dream Nine Course at Silver Oaks Golf & Country Club Ratings & Reviews
9 months ago
This layout features two of the dumbest holes of any championship layout in the Tampa Bay Area: #10 and #18.
#10 plays as a very long Par 4 from the back tees, but plays as a Par 3 from all other tees. That's right, there is a gap of roughly 250 yards between the back tees and the other tees.
#18 is a Par 5 with a water hazard splitting the fairway in what would normally be the landing area for tee shots. Even the yardage book describes this hole as one where you "lay up with your tee shot."
This is not creative golf course design, this is stupidity.
I see absolutely no reason why white, senior and ladies tees are not simply staggered in front of the back tees as a Par 4 on #10.
Meanwhile, who in their right mind wants to hit a "lay up" shot with their last drive of the day on a Par 5?
Honestly, #18 may be the worst finishing hole in the state of Florida for this reason alone. I've played 150 golf courses in this state and cannot remember anything this ridiculous to close out a round.
Move the tees up and make this a Par 4 with a forced carry, since you've basically asked players to lay up and do that anyway.
Beyond these two very dumb holes, the course is fine. Greens are not all easy to hit in regulation, but rolled nicely. Fairways were thin in many areas and a bit hard. Carts are gas powered with plenty of pickup.
Employees were casual and accommodating. Starter was still there for my 1pm tee time on a Monday and gave me the option of playing on my own or with others.
7 months ago
I thank all the staff at Silverado Golf and Country Club for the amazing service provided to my daughter's Sweet 16, Mrs Gale Fisher and her nightly staff were very professional attentive caring and very welcoming to all the guest. The food was fantastic, very tasteful and delicious overall, The venue was spotless clean. Thank You all, this venue is very well recommended!
Ivo 't Hooft
6 months ago
Greens were OK but other maintenance was poor. Slow play, silly ranger, no etiquette amongst players. Will not go back here.