Unspoilt natural setting, wildlife preserve, interesting layout made of strategic hole- and bunker-placements – no wonder the Bloomingdale Golfers Club has been an undisputed No. 1 course in Tampa Bay for ten years in a row. Yes, that’s an entire decade of holding on to the top spot in an area where there is a golf course in just about every turn. That is longer than most presidents have held on to their posts! And the reasons are quite easy to tell: from golf trips to tournaments, this course is an enjoyable treat – a combination of fun, challenge, and beauty.
Bloomingdale Golfers Club in Hillsborough County, just outside of Tampa, is a Ron Garl creation that sits on a 219 acre property laden with century-old oaks, natural marshlands, and a field of wildflowers.Half the property is still a wildlife preserve, so it is not surprising to have furry friends stand as spectators. The course measures 7,165 yards from the longest and most difficult tees, playing for a par of 72. 5 sets of tees ensure that more golfers get to enjoy this course that features massive waste areas, tree-lined fairways, and thirteen lakes that play on 13 of the course’s 18 holes. The course was made to be versatile, so as to be challenging for the pros, but fun and memorable for the retreating amateur player who wants to enjoy his golf vacation.
Apart from being a favored golf vacation destination, the Bloomingdale Golfers Club is also a top tournament host, having played host to such competitions as the PGA Tour Qualifying School, US Open Qualifiers, and Florida State Amateurs. This Tampa Bay course also holds a 3 and a half star rating from Golf Digest’s Places to Play and is a Ron Garl creation.