On May 3, 2004, Babe Zaharias Golf Course closed to the public and began a 1.9 million dollar construction project. Construction was completed on November 18th and the course reopened to the public on Saturday November 20th.
All of the putting greens were reconstructed to USGA specifications. They were also replanted with tifdwarf bermuda grass. The irrigation system was replaced with all new pipes and sprinkler heads. All of the tee boxes were reshaped and several new tee boxes were added. The sand bunkers have also been renovated, several bunkers were added and some taken out. The cart paths have been resurfaced as well as the parking lot. Bollards have been installed around the perimeter of the course. New furniture and carpet will await your return.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown in the Forest Hills section of Tampa, "The Babe" meanders through a tree-lined residential neighborhood.
The course measures a modest 6,244 yards, but should not be taken lightly. Although both nines are par-35, the back side sports four par-4s in excess of 400 yards, providing a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.