The Place to Meet, Play, Celebrate, and Stay!

By Carla M. Dubis Tedeschi

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 central 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 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. “The service is phenomenal, and the bartenders are top-notch!” says Woodrow S. Customer Barbara K. agrees, saying, “Beautiful golf course and friendly atmosphere.”

 For members who look for variety and travel options outside of their Home Club, CCC is part of the 20+ affiliate club groups of Concert Golf properties. Members enjoy knowing that their Home Club’s quality 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 50 condominiums decorated like a golfer’s lodge. Additional amenities include golf packages, a business center, transportation arrangements, tee times, and luggage/golf club storage.

Not only do members enjoy hosting their business colleagues at Emerald Greens, but CCC is also 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, including 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 and concierge at their disposal. Each event features access to an onsite coordinator and catering staff who oversee every detail. Customer Kelly W. recommends CCC stating, “What a great place to hold special events. Thank you to the catering managers and event planners. We will be back soon!”

For the gourmet or the wine connoisseur, CCC features Bacchus Wine Dinners, including a perfectly paired, five-course dinner with featured wines. 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 is Mexican Fiesta night featuring delicious tacos, burritos, chimichangas, taco salads, and Margarita specials. Thursday is Prime Rib Night, Friday Live Music, and Saturday Apps & Taps.

The Tennis & Aquatics Center (TAC) offers many opportunities to burn some of the calories from the CCC’s gourmet cuisine and libations. There are eight (8) tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and 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 stays to enjoy Tampa’s most centrally located “country club.” Conrad F. compliments the golf course saying, “the course is in great condition, and the greens are outstanding.”

With COVID-19, CCC is taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety, such as face mask requirements, social distancing, and extra cleaning and sanitation. For more information or to become a member, contact Membership Director Renee Constantine at 813-961-1881 or renee@carrollwoodcc.com.