This morning we drive north to Lutz, Florida and check in at the TPC Tampa Bay. We sense it is sort of a grumpy-old-man kind of clubhouse, but we’re soon out on the 1st tee, ahead of a couple foursomes.
By now you know the drill. Eighteen holes, lunch, then eighteen more. The morning round was wet and humid. The afternoon round was better – drier – albeit swampy hot. The course itself is quite beautiful and well maintained. Linda played some very good golf here, shooting a lovely 81 including 2 birdies on her morning round. I did not play too badly either, although the layout of this course is not really to my liking.
The staff was a bit less friendly than at most of the resorts where we’ve played, especially the glum staffer who met us at the cart return. Oh well – you play enough golf you see a pretty wide spectrum of course operations.
We found Land & Sea Market on the way home and spent an hour looking at practically everything on their shelves. We considered some mondo shrimp (4-count!) until we found out they were $30/lb. We just couldn’t eat $7.50 shrimp.
We settled on some great looking grouper and fresh broccoli, and headed back to the condo. Grilled grouper with garlic and lemon, jasmine rice, steamed broccoli, and The Voice. Presto – another fine day, another fine evening.