FOX HOLLOW GOLF CLUB (727) 376-6333)
Florida Golf Course Review
Fox Hollow Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. masterpiece that has become one of the Tampa Bay area's favorite places to play. Always open to the golfing public, this 18-hole
championship facility in Trinity - just 20 miles northwest of Tampa, boasts fine amenities including a pro shop, locker rooms with showers and a restaurant/lounge that serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Banquet/outing facilities are on property and there also is a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker and spacious putting green.
The layout features some outstanding golf holes including a nice group of par threes, two of which have water in play on three sides. The contoured fairways of the par fours and
fives are lined with intricate sand bunkers which are built into perimeter mounding complexes. The raised, large undulating greens are also well protected by sand traps, and by
mound that often slope off in back and on the sides.
In total, there are 56 soft sand bunkers in play along the fairways or greenside, on this layout which meanders through an upscale residential community. The design is links
inspired with wide landing zones and sparse tree and plant growth. Ponds and lakes come into play often. There are nine such hazards on property. Five sets of tees set to to
allow golfers of all abilities to choose a set that fits their game. The black tees measure 7138 yards with a 134 slope, while alternate sets play to distances and slope measuring
6801 yards/130 slope, 6402 yards/125 slope, 6018 yards/122 slope for men and 137 for women, and 5203 yards with a slope of 125 for ladies hitting from the red tee areas. Two
sets of Junior tees - with a dedicated score card are also located on each hole.
Hole number four presents a risk/reward opportunity inviting players to bite off as much of this dogleg left (around a lake) as they dare - and the short par four 13th does likewise.
The par five fifteenth bends left to right and also invites golfers to shorten the hole around a lake. There are only a couple of forced carries on the entire course however, and they
are reasonable in length.
Players will find the course well marked as yardages are posted on the fairways in the form of blocks and stakes at 100, 150 and 200 yards. Sprinkler heads are measured to the
center of the green, and color coded flags indicate front, middle and back pin placements. Rear covers are standard on all carts, providing protection for clubs during inclement
weather. Nice course, well conditioned, good people...we highly recommend a round here. Stay & play packages can be arranged with Homewood Suites in Port Richey, and the
Tampa North Suncoast Residence Inn.
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