New Port Richey, FL, is a city that lies 40 minutes northwest of Tampa and is part of Pasco County.
Measuring only 4.6 sq mi, New Port Richey has 5 golf courses within its city limits.
Two are semi-private courses while the rest are all fully public courses.
With Gulf Coast to the west and nature preserves to the right, this city enjoys the best of both beaches and countryside living.
The place has year-round playability with a sub-tropical and warm climate that gets hot and humid in the summers.
If you find yourselves in the area the next time, do not miss out on testing your swings in some of these courses.
|Seven Springs – Championship||Semi-private||18||72||6400||Yes|
|Seven Springs – Challenger||Semi-private||18||64||4145||Yes|
|Summertree Golf Club||Public||9||34||2597||Yes|
|River Ridge Golf Club||Public||18||68||4615||No|
Public Golf Courses In New Port Richey, Florida
Seven Springs Golf & Country Club – Semi-Private
Seven Springs is a 2-course golf club – a championship course and a shorter executive course.
Situated to the east of New Port Richey and adjacent to the preserves and marshes, Seven Springs is not far from the Gulf Coast beaches either.
This course was built in 1970 and designed by renowned golf course architect Ron Garl.
This is an 18-hole par-72 course with a rating of 71.8 and a slope of 127.
This beautiful and manicured course is one of the best in New Port Richey. The fairways are lined with trees with numerous water bodies, and water comes into play in a lot of holes. Wildlife is spotted including alligators, various types of birds, etc.
The course has a nice and tight layout. With a lot of doglegs, and measuring 6400 yards from the back tees, this is a challenging course.
Accuracy is important, but with multiple tees for every skill level, even novice golfers can enjoy this course.
The facility has a driving range that is 300 yards in length for your swing practice. A short game area, as well as a putting green, is also present.
Green fees range from $41 for morning tee times to $23 for afternoons.
The Golf Academy provides golf lessons and conducts clinics for beginners and advanced golfers as well as for juniors.
Membership is by invitation only. Four types of membership categories are available – Equity Golf, Equity Social, Social, and Golf Only.
Built in 1970, the same year as the bigger sister course, and designed by Ron Garl, this is a shorter executive course.
An 18-hole par-64 course with a rating of 61.2 and a slope of 104.
Although smaller, at 4145 yards, compared to the Championship course, this course is challenging, nonetheless.
There are water hazards in the form of a lake on the 15th, 16th, and 17the holes, and a meandering creek that comes into play in even more holes; but not as much as the bigger course.
The fairways are narrower and the layout can be a bit confusing for someone new. Accuracy is important here.
As there are no par-5s on this course, this course would be a good option for seniors and beginners as well for experienced golfers who want a quick round of golf.
The amenities and facilities available for this course are the same as the Championship Course too.
Cheaper than the bigger course, the rates here are $26 for the morning tee times and $14 for the afternoons.
Timber Greens Golf Course – Public
Timber Greens is a golf course retirement community right in the midst of wilderness parks, but just miles away from the Gulf Coast.
The course which is open to the public too was built in 1995 and designed by the golf course architect Ron Garl.
This is an 18-hole par-71 course with a USGA rating of 69.8 and a slope of 124.
Being surrounded by nature preserves, you can expect a lot of water bodies and flora and fauna that are characteristics of this region.
The fairways are lined with oaks and you can even spot wildlife, with the 18th hole having a forced carry over a preserve.
Measuring only 6080 yards from the back tees, this is a fun course to play but challenging for all skill levels as the fairways are tight with water hazards and with some challenging doglegs.
The facility does not have a driving range, however has a chipping area and a putting green.
Also accessible are a pro golf shop and a snack bar.
Summertree Golf Club – Public
Part of the Summetree Community, and open to the public, this is a 9-hole par-34 course with a USGA rating of 34.5 and a slope of 113.
The course was built in 1979 along the periphery of wilderness preserves and that is reflected in the course’s vegetation, flora and fauna too.
With a lot of wildlife that can be spotted, and with only 9 holes, and measuring only 2597 yards from the back tees, this can be a fun and challenging course for someone looking for a quick round of golf.
Also, this is ideal for seniors as well as beginners who want to practice their golfing chips and chops.
The practice facility includes a grass driving range, a chipping area as well as a putting green.
Golf lessons are available and the club has a pro shop as well as a snack bar.
Green fees are $18 w/cart.
River Ridge Golf Club – Public
River Ridge is the fourth Ron Garl-designed course in New Port Richey and built in 1985.
This is an 18-hole par-68 course with a course rating of 62.5 and a slope of 100.
Measuring only 4615 yards from the back tees, this is a pretty small course. So, if you are a senior or someone who is short on time, this course would be ideal for you.
However, note that this course has fallen on hard times with poor upkeep of the facility.
The facility doesn’t have a driving range but has a short game area and a putting green.
Golf Courses Near New Port Richey, FL
New Port Richey is only 40 minutes away from Tampa and Clearwater, cities that have dozens of golf courses. In addition to that, there are a lot of golf courses in and around New Port Richey in the Pasco County area, itself.
View the below articles for golf courses nearby New Port Richey.