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Golf Newsletter

27 October 2020

Happenings of the Week


With September 21st in our rearview mirror (the last day of summer), and temperatures still peaking in the 90’s, we have maintained our “summer rates” a few weeks longer than normal in hopes YOU will take advantage of the discount and post a few more rounds than you typically would. However, these discounted rates will be coming to an end on Friday, Oct. 30th . Next Saturday, Oct. 31st, we will go back to our posted greens fee rates for all golfers. So, for you discount minded individuals, you have one more week to take advantage of these discounted summer greens fees.


The few showers we had this week only seemed to interfere with some afternoon rounds of golf. Not enough rain to effect mowing or to restrict golf cart operations. MUCH better than what we went through most of September! Both courses are shaping up quite nicely going into the winter season. With the North Course greens showing the improvement from a summers worth of care (thank you Sam!), I don’t think we are going to get too much kickback when we start alternating courses for our Saturday morning 0800 shotgun starts. And while the North Course will never compare design or quality wise to the South Course, I’m confident a discounted rate to play the North will help soften the blow of any dissatisfaction in course condition. PLUS, as soon as we start getting some cooler night time temperatures, we will be over-seeding the North greens with winter grass. As a reminder, we will be having our next 0800 Saturday morning shotgun start on November 14th. As a point of information: We enforce the 90 degree cart rule in the best of weather conditions to protect the golf course. Golf carts are a double edged sword to a golf operations. While financially they are a serious contributor to the bottom line, they also cause the most damage to the course with the majority of the damage coming in the form of compaction to the turf, with the majority of this coming from people not using cart paths next to tees and greens. For the overall care of the course, we ask all golf cart operators use cart paths whenever possible, ESPECIALLY next to tees and greens! Thank you!


If you have not already done so, I would like to recommend downloading our app (Bay Palms Golf Complex) from your cell phone app store. The app is free and a great way to keep up with the day to day happenings at the course, as well as being on the inside track for all Pro Shop sales and any discounts we may be offering. You will also find a menu for the grill, online scorecard with GPS function, this newsletter, and we hope the ability to make tee times in the near future.

About Us...

     Tropical weather and beautiful surroundings make our two 18-hole, par 72 courses a 'golfer's paradise'. The complex houses a lighted practice putting green, a 24-hour-a-day lighted driving range, a practice chipping green and sand trap areas to help you perfect your game.
     The atmosphere of the 12,500 sq. ft. clubhouse makes it a great place to relax. The clubhouse features a private tournament room, and ultramodern pro shop, larger restroom/locker areas and a colossal eatery. To further complement this facility, the building is mostly surrounded by a 10 ft. wide veranda.
     The South Course is one of the most scenic & challenging courses in the Air Force. The North Course offers yet another opportunity to experience our little "Paradise by the Bay."
Group and private lessons can be arranged through the Bay Palms Pro Shop.

Congratulations to

Dave Stewart

Assistant Manager of Bay Palms Golf Complex
on his new classification as a PGA Class A Professional!

Links of Interest:

Golfers Lunchtime Special

Mon-Fri • 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Golf Shoe Sale!



USGA Golf Rules

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FREE USGA Rules of Golf App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Enjoy Golf Team Building!

Enjoy a fun game of


Nov-Mar: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Daylight Savings Time: 6:30 am-6 pm


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Click here to download Fillable Score Card

Tournament Room Rental

$100 for up to 4 hrs • $25 each additional hr

Tournament Room Rental




For Tee Time Reservations

Call (813) 828-0046

Distance Measuring Devices


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Golf Dress Code

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E1 to E4 

Annual Green Fee Special

(Active Duty Only)


Group & Private Golf Instruction


  Group and private instruction
is available at Bay Palms Golf Course

  Call the Pro Shop at (813) 828-0046
for details and scheduling

Bay Palm Golf Course

Coupon Books


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Golf Lessons:

To schedule golf lessons, email Dave Stewart, the golf course director. Include your name and phone number and return email address and Lou will contact you to schedule a lesson.

We Need Golfers!

We need more players for the following:

The MacDill Women's Golf Association
(Play every Wed at 8 am)

The MacDill Men's Golf Association
(Play Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun, Hol at 7:30 am)

Call Bay Palms Golf Course at 828-0046

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Facility Information

1803 Golf Course Ave
MacDill AFB, FL  33621

Facility Director:
Mr Lou Harris

Hours of Operation:
  • Golf Courses: 
    Daily:7 am-Sunset
  • Pro Shop:
    DST, Daily:
    6:30 am-6 pm
    Nov-Mar, Daily:
    6:30 am-5:30 pm 
  • 8-Iron Grill: 
    Tue-Sun , 6:30-10:30 am
    Tue-Sun , 10:30 am-1:30 pm
    Grab & Go:
    Tue-Sun, 6:30 am-1:30 pm

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      • 8-Iron Grill:

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