Local Golf Courses – Central & South Pinellas County

Local Golf Courses – Central & South Pinellas County Florida

Central & South Pinellas County Florida have many wonderful golf courses and a convenient list is something that every golfer appreciates! With that in mind, here is a summary of what awaits you in our county if you are south of Clearwater:


Baypointe Golf Club     727-595-2095

This public par 61 course allows walking but electric carts are also available.

Bardmoor Golf Club    727-392-1234

Home of the PGA JCPenney Classic, the Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club of Largo offers many great packages for family enjoyment.

Bayou Club Golf    727-399-1000

The Bayou Club course offers 16 water hazards on this 18 hole course. Tom Fazio designed this Largo course with a state-of-the-art practice facility.

East Bay Golf Club       727-581-3333

Located in Largo Florida, this semi-private par 71 course is convenient to the Gulf Beaches.

Isla del Sol Golf Club    727-906-4752

A par 71 course, this 18 hole course is part of the Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club in St Petersburg.

Mainlands Golf Club     727-577-4847

This 40 year old public golf course located in Pinellas Park Florida is a par 67 course.

Mangrove Bay Golf Course   727-893-7800

Mangrove Bay Golf Course is an 18 hole 72-par course on 180 acres in northeast St Petersburg.

Pasadena Country Club    727-381-8337

The Pasadena Golf Club is part of the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, located in southwest St Petersburg. Founded in 1924, this 18 hole course has been played by many famous golfers such as Arnold Palmer and Walter Hagen.

Pinecrest Golf Course   727-584-6497

A semi-private par 55 short course allows walking and also offers golf carts. Located in Largo Florida.

Renaissance Vinoy Golf Course   727-896-8000

Located in beautiful Snell Isle, this private 71-par 18 hole course is one St Petersburg course you will want to check out.

Seminole Lake Country Club    727-391-3318

This 18 hole championship course offers magnificent views of Long Bayou and Lake Seminole. Another course that Arnold Palmer has played.

St. Petersburg Country Club     727-867-2111

St. Petersburg Country Club was first opened in 1924 and has a long history that includes being home to the New Year’s Invitational, which is the South’s oldest amateur tournament. This private par 72 course borders Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

Tides Golf Club          727-393-8483

A semi-private par 72 course located along Boca Ciega Bay in Seminole Florida, this course was established in 1973. This course is convenient to the Gulf Beaches.



Pricing Your Home For Sale – What Is Involved?

Pricing your home for sale is something that Realtors do on a daily basis and why you need to work with a Realtor.

Your Realtor will first take a complete inventory of what features your home has to offer. Naturally the number of bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the square footage plays a role in the price but there are so many other factors that are involved. Have you updated the kitchen and bathrooms? How about those appliances? How old is the air conditioning system? Did you just get a new compressor or was the entire system replaced? How about the roof? How old is it and when you updated the roof, did you do it recently enough that it meets the newer hurricane safety standards? The same applies to the cage around your pool – is it up to par with the latest code for hurricane winds? These are just some of the things that are going to assist in determining the list price.

There are many other factors involved. The flooring is extremely important. Most people today do NOT want carpeting in any rooms except perhaps the bedrooms. I remember in the sixties; shag carpeting in the bathrooms was the thing. Today people realize that carpet hides so many organisms that they generally don’t want it in the house. When was the last time the house was painted – inside and out? What do the gutters look like? How about the landscaping? Great landscaping can make the difference between getting people out of the car and into the house! That first appearance DOES count!

This may sound like an enormous laundry list but they are ALL items your Realtor takes into consideration when pricing your home for sale. Remember, this information as well as what other homes in the area have sold for within the last six months, is all combined to reach that magic number. It is a process that takes a little time and the better you have cared for your castle, the higher that number is going to be.

Listen to your Realtor when suggestions are offered on things you can do NOW to increase the selling potential of your home. We do this daily and know what we are talking about! There are many things you can do to make showing your home flow seamlessly. Crate those pets, clean that litter box daily, keep the trash cans out of sight and empty, the kitchen should be spotless. Sound like a lot? Your Realtor wants you to get top dollar. Work with a Realtor. Together you can be a winning team that will get your home SOLD.



Purchasing Waterfront Property In The Palm Harbor Florida Area

Purchasing Waterfront Property In The Palm Harbor Florida Area – Tips & Advice

What are some of the things you need to know about purchasing waterfront property here in the Palm Harbor Florida area:

Type of Waterfront Property: The term ‘waterfront’ can mean anything here from direct ocean access and view to being on a salt water canal with direct ocean access, salt water canal with fixed bridges, canals with no ocean access, fresh water canals and lakes, ponds and even retention ponds. ALL of these are ‘waterfront’ classifications!

Sea Walls: If you are purchasing waterfront property and there is a seawall, you need to have a seawall inspection completed by a seawall specialist or a structural engineer. The inspection will cover the condition of the actual seawall as well as any cracks or structural issues in the area of the dock.

Boat Docks: The dock also needs to be inspected prior to purchase. What condition is the dock in? If you are intending on adding a dock, be sure to contact the local government office responsible for permits to make sure that you will be allowed to add that dock after purchase.

Lifts and Davits: Unless your boat is so large that it must be in the water at all times, most boat owners will choose to keep their vessel out of the water. Inspecting the davits is always recommended!

Not all canals are equal! Often homes located at the end of a salt water canal farthest from the open sea will find that there are times they cannot put their boat into the water due to low tides. If you think this may be an issue, check the depth of the water behind your prospective property during low tide prior to purchasing.

These are all items that you need to be aware of if you are considering purchasing waterfront property. The Palm Harbor Florida area has numerous waterfront homes currently on the market. Contact me for a list of homes available and let’s begin your search!