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11412 Forest Hills Dr
Tampa, FL  33612-5120
United States
P: (813) 631-4374
F: (813) 631-4535
Babe Zaharias Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,163 yards | 121 slope

68.9 rating | Bermuda grass

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Babe Zaharias Golf Course

The 18-hole "Babe Zaharias" course at the Babe Zaharias Golf Course facility in Tampa, Florida features 6,163 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.9 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ron Garl, the Babe Zaharias golf course opened in 2004. Tampa Sports Authority manages this facility, with Paul Edelstein as the Director of Golf Operations.


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Reviewed June 30, 2015

For the money its one of the worst maintained courses in the Tampa area. I would place the value of this course as a starter course for someone that has never played the game. Fairsways are really bad bare in many area's and very hard. Greens are shabby lot of weeds in them. There are to many courses for a better price then this city course and in much better condition.Over priced and terrible shape check out other course for a better deal. City should invest in a better maintenance crew and superintendent.

Reviewed June 13, 2011

Not a bad place to play great value the women behind the counters were great and very accomodating they will even loan you a cooler.

Reviewed April 18, 2010

very tight fairways and they are not in the best conditions, more dirt than grass in alot of areas, very hard in most spots,greens were in decent shape and rolled pretty good. The course has alot of hilly fairways which was a suprise.The starter seemed to be overwhelmed and unorganzied.We made a tee time online for 2 people and had to wait over an hour for carts to come back in, while others kept getting allowed to go out ahead of us. Not sure how that worked but the tee time was meaningless. Alot of better valued courses in the area that are more properly maintained and not as mis managed.

Reviewed June 07, 2008

Reviewed May 08, 2008

I hadn't played The Babe in a while, so I gave it a go recently. Here's what I found: It gets lots and lots of play. The fairways were hard and dry. And saying it's hardpan is ... well being polite. Hardpan Alley! Kinda' like hitting from a limestone quarry or coral atoll. Greens inconsistent to below average, with several in poor condition. Fairways fairly wide open (good news to slicers & hookers). Several picturesque, well-maintained holes, however. Course is challenging, yet not overly difficult. I'll admit, I did have fun.

Course winds thru a 1950s neighborhood that, well, could use a facelift. Not as scenic as one would think. Neighbors not friendly when you're looking for errant balls either. Some big, barking dogs, too!

Not the friendliest pro shop staff. Starter and concessions staff were eager to please, however.

I played this course more as a tribute to The Babe herself. It's a heavily played muni -- easily accessible & convenient, and always htere in a pinch. For the money, however, there are better courses available. I'll play again but it's nothing to write home about re. your Florida vacation.

Truthfully, I think Babe Zaharias herself would be disappointed with her namesake golf course.

Reviewed February 10, 2008

A very well maintained course. Most holes are a straight shot and not too difficult. A joy to play for any skill level.

Reviewed September 16, 2007

I didn't think that the course was very nice for the price of the green fees.

Reviewed July 27, 2007

Great course compared to many in the area. The fairways and greens are in good shape and well maintained. This course calls for a precise tee shot for maximum second shot.

Reviewed December 30, 2006

Reviewed July 31, 2006

Nice renovation

Played jr tourney here. Course in much better condition than I expected since renovation. Will go back for fun.

Reviewed June 06, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Billy T. 18 40 22 01/27/08
2 Aaron J. 14 79 65 05/06/18
3 Wayne N. 19 86 67 08/25/07
4 Ernest M. 7 74 67 09/16/07
5 Christopher H. 17 85 68 02/09/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
15 Mike J. 18 94 75 03/15/20
2 Aaron J. 12 79 67 01/20/20
2 Aaron J. 12 86 73 01/15/20
2 Aaron J. 12 85 72 12/16/18
2 Aaron J. 13 83 70 09/01/18

Golf Course Information

About Babe Zaharias

Babe Zaharias Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Tampa Sports Authority

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Paul Edelstein, Director of Golf Operations
Michael Davies, Superintendent

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