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“Don't waste your money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby Jones Golf Complex

Bobby Jones Golf Complex
1000 Circus Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
941-365-4653
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Ranked #89 of 130 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Large sport facility offering 35 holes of championship golf: American Course, British Course and Gillespie Executive Course.
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The only good thing about this place is the greens, fairways are in poor shape,the rest of the place is terrible and the golf staff could care less about you as a person, just a number.
Fairways suck, behind one tee book you can see they had just rimmed the tress back, and laying just off the cart path was an old plastic chair how could they have missed picking that up.
Outside porto toilets, the restaurant was not open, the pro shop is overcrowded.
Really nothing good to say about this place, STAY AWAY.
Lots of better places to play golf for the same price or less.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“average course for price and layout(American Course)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our group of guys decided to try this location. The January rates are over 50$ which is high for the value you receive and quality of the course. The course condition is ok, with decent fairway and rough grass. Most greens are undulating and average size. They are weed free and in good shape. They are slow and inconsistent from one to the next. The layout is challenging enough with doglegs and strategically placed water and tree clumps. It meets all the basic golfer needs, is very walkable as it is flat. Won't be my next choice for the price as there are better deals for better courses

Visited January 2014
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“It may be a historical municipal course, but it is well past it's prime.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If the price of green fees is of primary concern, this course is a reasonable option for you. Same goes for those who seldom play or are just learning to play. Otherwise, there are so many better courses to chose from in the area that this course is not worth your time.

Visited August 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worst golf course I have ever played”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Having played many golf courses in Florida and golf around the world this is the worst golf course I have ever played. It completely lacked any of the fun, style, beauty and excitement of the usual Florida golfing experience and instead left us feeling gutted, desperate to leave and frustrated with having chosen to play this 'course'. I use the term 'course' loosely as this was not much short of a poorly maintained public park. The tees were sandy, the fairways unrecognisable and the greens beyond repair. Even for a beginner this was not a useful course to play, for anyone who remotely enjoys golf this was a terrible experience. Unfriendly staff and crammed and cramped course made for a desperate days golfing. Do not be fooled, you get what you pay for and for the same money you can get a whole lot more in florida. Avoid this 'course' at all costs.

Visited May 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great value and even kids are welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A couple of years ago my daughter, at the time age nine, decided she wanted to give golf a try. We were at home in LBK for a summer visit. We headed over to play the executive course. I had not had my clubs out in over 1o years. We hacked our way around the executive course but decided we liked it. My daughter is now 12 and shot 9 over at Justin Timberlake's Mirimichi this past week in a middle school match. She would not be so involved in the game if the folks had at Bobby Jones had not been so friendly and kind when we first started out going there. Our whole family has played the executive course together. It is fun, short and a pleasant walk. We still love Bobby Jones and now play the big courses when we are down. The staff is friendly. The food in the grill is tasty and reasonably priced. We consider Bobby Jones our home course in Sarasota.

Visited November 2012
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