TERRA ceia bay cc

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto.

PHONE: 729-7663.


WHO PLAYS HERE?: Semi-private; golfers of all ages and ability levels.

RATES: $25-$28, varies depending on season.

YEAR BUILT: 1984; renovated in 2005.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: A driving range, bunker, putting green and chipping area.

PAR/YARDAGE: Blue, 62/4,015; White, 62/3,644; Gold, 62/3,244; Red, 62/3,012.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Blue, 59.6/109; White, 58.6/99.

HEAD PRO: Dick Lawrence.

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 41 to Business 41 to 23rd Street W. north of Palmetto. Left on 23rd Street, which turns into Terra Ceia Bay.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 5 goes over water twice, first straightaway and then to the right. A really long drive is wet, and a slice drowns it, too.

UNFORGETTABLE: The 18th plays over water and, with the palm trees, makes the finishing hole one of the most picturesque on the course.

INSIDE INFO: This fun, intermediate course adjacent to scenic Terra Ceia Bay has upgraded sand traps, tees and fairways, replaced four greens and renovated No. 11. It also was originally built as a 9 hole course and later expanded to 18 holes in 1996.

DID YOU KNOW?: Dick Lawrence is the co-founder and former director of the Ben Sutton Golf School in Sun City Center.