Manatee Cove Golf Course

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Bldg 1492
Patrick AFB, FL 32925
(321) 494-7856
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The Patrick AFB golf course has been undergoing exceptional upgrades to enhance the golfing experience and deserves high marks for efforts. Any mid level pro or low handicap amateur would have a grand time with their skill set being tested. However, in the process of upgrading the course the every day player, especially those on active duty, is/are challenged more than necessary for supposed "recreation." In effect, the course is more for top grade players able to overcome the perpetually damp fairways that do not provide a sitting up lie. Be unlucky enough to touch the ground prior to hitting the ball will find your shot smothered by the wet soil and sod clinging to the club. This same soil/dampness robs distance as forward bounces are rare and a plugged ball is common. Balls ending in the rough find somewhat scraggly St Augustine grass adding to a golfer's problems. On the other hand, the greens at Manatee Cove are splendid, fast, groomed to perfection and a true test of putting skill. Just don't be unlucky with an approach to the green that hits the apron as it will stop as if the surface is glued velcro holding a net.
Perhaps this review is a bit harsh but it is not intended. Its purpose is merely to remind the management to let the course dry out enough to where the fairways can grow grass to play on -- "play" being the operative word.
(Management could also take a hand in correcting the impossible pin placements devilishly set on crests, some located too close to green boundaries, and c'mon, give us a break on flags just beyond sand traps with no approach landing area larger than a postage stamp.)
Thanks, and a tip of me hat from a high handicap duffer.

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18

Services Offered

  • Events / Banquets
  • Food Beverage
  • Golf Instruction
  • Online Tee Times
  • Practice Facilities
ParRatingSlopeYardage
Blue tee7273.21286,947
Gold tee7270.51226,344
Green tee7269.51265,055
Red tee7273.71295,693
White tee7271.61246,574
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Blue tee3443582135551684613904933963378
Gold tee3253351855351434343644613703152
Green tee3232511054311353122813922762506
Red tee3233311534741353523284293332858
White tee3313431975411544443744723813237
Par44353445436
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Blue tee4145533464512096031703914323569
Gold tee3805203164131745591452943913192
Green tee2693983062961374501352602982549
Red tee3274583063481674911352603432835
White tee3915313261754245691553654013337
Par45443534436
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.