Bartow GC: #4Bartow Golf Course

Bartow Golf Course
190 S Idlewood Ave
Bartow, Florida 33830
Polk County

Phone(s): (863) 533-9183
Fax: (863) 519-3758

Bartow Golf Course is a municipal course that offers an affordable yet challenging round. The course has a classic design with an interesting mix of holes that range from being wide open to narrow and tree lined. The postage-stamp-sized greens demand accuracy and there are also a few strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides. Build up your score on the front nine before tackling the tougher back nine. The golf course has enough challenges to keep more advanced players satisfied but it's forgiving enough to appeal to beginners as well. One of the most memorable holes is the par-3 13th. There is a tree that stands right in the middle of the fairway, forcing you to either go over or try to get around and risk going in the sand trap.

Bartow Golf Course
2 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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View of the 4th hole at Bartow Golf CourseA view of a fairway from Bartow Golf CourseA view from Bartow Golf CourseA view of a tee at Bartow Golf CourseA view of green #11 at Bartow Golf CourseA view of the 13th hole at Bartow Golf CourseA view of hole #14 guarded by bunkers at Bartow Golf CourseA view of the 1st green at Bartow Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Ross
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1919
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $15 - $40
  • Weekends: $15 - $40

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6623 126 72
Red (W) 72 5304 120 69.8
White 72 6211 116 68.6
Yellow 72 5703 112 66.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Bartow Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Jake Friesen
    on February 07th, 2017 12:05
    Played this course on Feb. 6, 2017.
    The greens were not bad, rather slow but putted true.
    The fairways are sparse of grass with a fair bit of deadpan.
    The bunkers have nice soft white sand.
    The overall layout is flat with live older live oaks lining most fairways.
    We paid $35 dollars for 18 holes with a cart.

    Would place this course below average for value and playability.
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