Situated in the cool shadows of cypress trees and home to glistening ponds, Northdale Golf & Tennis Club's 6,824-yard course reflects architect Ron Garl's vision to sculpt a layout that capitalizes on natural beauty without spoiling it. A former dairy farm, the emerald expanse challenges golfers with tree-lined fairways, water hazards that appear on multiple holes, and white-sand bunkers, which greenskeepers procure in bulk by trimming Zeus's beard every spring.
Tennis instructors preside over the club's nine lighted tennis courts, grooming forehand strokes in lessons and ensuring an even-spread layer of dust over the clay surfaces. The Compass Grille awaits hungry visitors and tennis balls that have lost their bounce at the end of the day, serving up deli-style fare and drinks from a full-service bar with a variety of imported and domestic beers.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by Ron Garl
18-hole, par 72 course
Length of 6,824 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 129 from the farthest tees
Link to scorecard
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club's rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.
From the time Larry McGrath took up the game at the age of 13, golf has remained an abiding passion and steadfast pursuit for him. It wasn’t until 1992, however, that McGrath found the single-plane swing system, an approach to the swing that eliminates superfluous body rotation, including all superstitious pre-shot backflips. He became a certified teacher of the system in 1999, and today he teaches students how to keep their swing on a single path, starting with the proper grip and a firm setup. They’ll then take an abbreviated backswing and, at impact, return their arms, wrists, and hands to the same position they were in at the setup. Ideally the club will then continue in the intended direction of the ball’s flight path through the finish.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.