Zephyrhills, FL lies to the northeast of Tampa and is bordered by nature and wilderness preserves, and is part of Pasco County.
There are 5 golf courses in Zephyrhills within the city boundaries with 2 semi-private courses, 2 fully public courses, and 1 private community course that has three 9-holes.
Zephyrhills has an inland countryside feel to it as opposed to the beachy vibes of the cities that lie west of Tampa such as Port Richey and Holiday.
The city has year-round playability with a warm and temperate climate that can get hot and humid during summers.
So, if you find yourself in this city for business or pleasure, do not miss out on playing some of these courses.
|Silverado Golf And Country Club
|Southport Springs Golf & Country Club
|Links Of Lake Bernadette
|Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
|Betmar Golf Club
Public Golf Courses In Zephyrhills Florida
Silverado Golf And Country Club – Semi-Private
The course at Silverado was built in 1986 and was designed by Bob Simmons. This is an 18-hole par-71 course with a USGA rating of 70.2 and a srdlope of 119.
The course is dotted with the native Florida flora and fauna with plenty of wildlife like cranes, hawks, geese, etc that can be spotted during a round of golf.
Another feature is the many 100-year oak trees that line the fairways and other parts of the facility that gives the course a serene feeling.
The course is beautiful and has a nice layout with undulating greens that roll true.
The fairways are decently wide with numerous bunkers and occasional water hazards that make it challenging, but overall this is a playable course for all levels with 4 sets of tees.
Measuring 6671 yards from the back tees, this is a course that doesn’t wear you out either.
Practice facilities include a grass driving range, chipping and pitching areas, as well as a 3000 sq ft putting green.
The club also has a pro golf shop and a bar and grill for post-game nourishment.
Golf lessons are available from a PGA instructor.
The green fees start at $40 for a morning tee time with cart that reduces to $25 for afternoon sessions. A 9-hole option for those who are short on time is available for $20 which is a standard rate all through the day.
Membership to the public is through invitation via existing members. A variety of ‘Single’ and ‘Family’ membership plans are available if you wish to become a part of the club.
Appropriate golf attire is required.
Southport Springs Golf & Country Club – Semi-Private
This is a community golf course but accessible to the public too. Built in 1989 and designed by David Rosow, Sr., this is an 18-hole par-69 course with a USGA rating of 63.1 and a slope of 100.
Measuring only 4890 yards, this is a very small course compared to today’s standards and is perfect for seniors and beginners – with not too many bunkers and water hazards either.
However, the course is challenging with tight fairways and accuracy is important to stay in the game.
The facility has a driving range, a putting green, and a restaurant.
Golf lessons and clinics are available from a PGA instructor.
The green fees for the public, between Jan 1 and April 15, are $34 for a morning tee time for 18 holes that tapers down to $26 for afternoon sessions. For the rest of the year, the rates average around $25 and $20 respectively.
A membership option is available for the Southport Spring residents.
Links Of Lake Bernadette – Public
This course is designed and owned by Dean Refram, who was also the previous owner and designer of the Saddlebrook Resort, at the nearby Wesley Chapel.
This is a short course though, measuring 6484 yards in length with 18 holes and playing to par 71 with a rating of 70.7 and slope of 125.
Although the course is small, there are some tricky holes with several doglegs that can make this course a challenging one.
The course has a nice layout with wide fairways that are wooded with tall pines and some water and bunkers. The 4 sets of tees, however, provide enough opportunities to test the skills of both the beginners as well as advanced golfers.
There are six par-4’s that play more than 400 yards that can make the course feel longer than it is.
There is no driving range or golf instructors, however, the property has two practice chipping and putting greens for short-game warmups.
A fully stocked golf shop and a grill are available in the facility.
Green fees – for weekdays – are $23.50 for early morning tee times that tapers down to $19 for twilight sessions. For weekends, the rates are $33 and $19 respectively.
Membership plans are available for both Single as well as Family requirements.
Zephyrhills City Municipal Golf Course – Public
This municipal golf course is an 18-hole par-68 with a rating of 70 and a slope of 113.
This is a very short course, measuring 5054 yards from the back tees, and is ideal for seniors, beginner golfers, or people with low handicaps who want to play a quick round.
The course is easy and fun to play with hardly any sand traps or water hazards.
The layout is a bit tricky with first-timers finding it difficult to get to certain holes. The fairways are not deep, so it’s very unlikely to lose a ball.
If you have high handicaps and want to make a decent score on a regulation course, this course is for you.
The facilities include a driving range, pitching, and chipping area for the short game as well as a putting green.
The green fees are $24 for 18 holes with cart, from open until 1 PM, $22 until 3 PM, and $16 until close.
A 9-hole option is also available at $19, $17, and $13 respectively.
Private/Community Golf Courses In Zephyrhills, FL
Betmar Golf Club – Community Private
This is a community golf course that is part of the Betmar Acres for people aged 55 and above.
The facility has an executive-style three 9-hole courses that were built in 1985 for the residents
Golf Courses Near Zephyrhills, FL
There are a lot of courses in and around the cities and towns bordering Zephyrhills that suit every budget and skill level.
View the below articles for golf courses nearby Zephyrhills.