Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

  4 Reviews

I have only been here for a business dinner event but it is decorated very nice and seems like it would be a great place for a wedding or other similar size function.

The sound quality is very good in the main dining area and there is a small raised stage if your event requires it.

My event had caesar salad, chicken marsala and a dessert. All were above average but nothing to really brag about.

The bathrooms are a little small if you have a large event but that shouldn't affect the success

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Beautiful grounds and top notch course. Right in the heart of South Tampa

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Last Played: March 1, 2012

Putting green next to the clubhouse provided a true roll.  It was a great place to get some feel for the greens - the course was rolling true to the practice green.  However, it would have been nice to include some undulations for the practice green to help gain a feel for the speed.

Chipping area was fabulous.  The chipping area allows for all types of uphill and straight chip shots from different lies.  It was ideal for practicing here before the round (very tight lies out on the course).  There were no downhill chipping lies in this area, but I don't think it was necessary - didn't encounter any of these lies out on the course.

Range was decent for warming up.  There was only one flag ~100yds to aim at, which felt a bit missing (did not whack a few pre-round with the driver) - but it was enough to get warmed up.

Course layout was a walker's dream.  Most of the tee boxes were very close to the greens.  This helped a great deal with the pace of play.  For a Thursday afternoon, we only had to wait on one hole (par 3).  

Being a Par 70, the course was also a bit shorter than I'm used to.  What made the course interesting was the need for more target golf.  It'll be very helpful to know where to miss on your approaches - many of the fairways and greens will funnel into the bunkers.  

Tip: It's also helpful to know where the OB is on each hole.  The shrubbery and trees can sometimes mask the water.  You'll be rewarded by some safe shots off the tee.

The course was also in great shape.  When I played, the greens were a tad longer than I'm used to, but I'm sure the greenskeeper can add speed if desired.

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Delish buffet & friendly, heavy-handed pouring bartenders. A country club experience everyone can appreciate... I mean, who doesn't like a pasta buffet?!

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