Written by: Kelly Stuart Williams, MA
Way back when Dale Mabry Highway was a two-lane road that led motorists into the “country” lined with orange groves, the Carrollwood Village Golf and Country Club was built in 1972. Not only was it the largest Country Club community in Greater Tampa Bay, but it included 27 holes of Championship Golf that brought golfers and home builders to the area of Northwest Hillsborough County known as Carrollwood Village.
Over the past 47 years, the iconic Carrollwood Country Club (CCC) has become inextricably tied to one of Tampa’s most coveted communities, Carrollwood. Nearly every story of growing up in Carrollwood includes fond memories of swimming for the Carrollwood Village Swim Team (CVST); attending a special event in the CCC banquet rooms, or spending Independence Day on the CCC golf course where Tampa’s best community fireworks light up Carrollwood the Saturday before the 4th of July.
Conveniently located only 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport, CCC remains centrally located and provides the best of a Country Club lifestyle in the heart of one of America’s fastest-growing communities. Whether you are looking for a place to play, a place to meet, a place to celebrate, or a place to stay; CCC has something for all interests and ages.
Carrollwood Country Club is known as Carrollwood’s meeting place for the North Tampa Bar Association, the Carrollwood Rotary Club, the Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA), and many other business, civic and charitable groups. With 5000 square feet of meeting space, gourmet cuisine, and an expert concierge staff, CCC has earned its reputation as one of Tampa’s favorite meeting venues. Whether in the quiet of a distraction-free meeting room, the Casual Bar & Grille, the Formal Dining Room, or on the spacious outdoor terrace; members confidently host and entertain their clients and guests in their Home Club.
For members who look for variety and travel options outside of their Home Club, CCC is part of the 20+ affiliate clubs group of Concert Golf properties. Members enjoy knowing that the quality of their Home Club and the benefits of their CCC membership will be matched by reciprocal clubs that span from America’s East Coast to as far west as Phoenix, Arizona.
And for those seeking a Florida “Staycation,” few local clubs offer the kind of “Stay and Play” accommodations of Emerald Greens Condo Resort on the property of Carrollwood Country Club. Elegant condo-style accommodations are provided in each of 50 condominiums decorated like a golfer’s lodge. Additional amenities include golf packages, business center, transportation arrangements, tee times, and luggage/golf club storage.
Not only do members enjoy hosting their business colleagues at Emerald Greens, CCC is often the first choice for visiting family members or guests attending special events ranging from weddings, graduation parties, banquets or quinceaneras. For nearly five decades, Carrollwood Country Club has been the first choice for Club members and community members to host their special events in one of four (4) distinctive banquet rooms to include the spacious terrace overlooking the perfect background of the golf course. Many prefer hosting their holiday parties at CCC, where they enjoy the convenience of having a gourmet chef, sommelier, and concierge at their dispose. Each event features access to an onsite coordinator and catering staff who oversee every detail.
For the gourmet or the wine connoisseur, CCC features monthly Bacchus Wine Dinners that include a perfectly paired, five-course dinner with featured wines. Top wineries and winemakers are presented each month for the incredible value of $65 per person. For music lovers, CCC includes live music every Friday and special events like “Hot Night in Havana,” that feature dinner, dancing, drink specials, and live entertainment. Daily specials include 2 for Tuesday, Wednesday Pasta Night, Thursday Prime Rib Night; Friday Live Music; Saturday Apps & Taps; and Sunday Burgers & Brew.
The Tennis & Aquatics Center (TAC) offers lots of opportunities to burn some of the calories from the CCC’s gourmet cuisine and libations. There are eight (8) Har Tru Lit Tennis Courts and a state of the art fitness center as well as a Junior Olympic-Sized, heated swimming pool. Kids enjoy the Splash Pad & Playground, and many children learn to play tennis, swim, or golf in Kids Camps and the Resort Sports Camp.
With 27 holes of Championship Golf, CCC includes three (3) challenging courses: Cypress, Meadow, and Pine. It’s hard to believe that the lush greens of CCC are a short drive from downtown Tampa. Reflecting the best that Florida has to offer, the Pine course features seven water holes with the ninth being an island green. Many golfers have been drawn to CCC to play its renowned golf courses, and many stay to enjoy Tampa’s most centrally located “country club.”
For a limited time, Carrollwood Country Club is offering 25% off the one-time initiation fee for full memberships and Tennis & Social memberships. First month’s dues are complimentary (up to $399 value) in addition to three (3) months of complimentary cart fees and four (4) complimentary golf guest passes. Some restrictions apply. There has never been a better time to become a member of CCC.
For more information or to become a member, contact Membership Director, Renee Constantine at 813-961-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 weeks ago-
Had another great lunch and relaxing time. Staff are incredibly friendly and service great.
4 months ago
This is a beautiful club. I like to go here as a guest. I list homes in and around Tampa, and I like to take a break and to play at such a beautiful course is enjoyable.
a month ago
The happening place for an independence day celebration every year Carolwood Country Club is awesome!