Ace Golf’s Pebble Creek Golf Club won Favorite Golf Course in the “2012 Best of New Tampa” Neighborhood News Reader’s Survey. This distinction is given on an annual basis, determined by customer votes of their favorite businesses in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area to businesses from dining to daycare.
In its 45+ years, Pebble Creek has long been a favorite Tampa Bay golf course. It is best known for its fun layout, water on 16 holes, funky Irish Pub (along with a very popular St. Patrick’s Day BASH), and its very un-country club-like friendly customer service. “We are not stodgy”, claims Golf Director Stacy Keisler, and “we earned our ‘best course’ award by offering excellent course conditions at a great price.”
When first built in the late 60s, Pebble Creek was along a 2-lane country road now called Bruce B. Downs Blvd. It was a lengthy hike for Tampa residents then, but it’s now within a 20-minute striking distance for most. Now with Bruce B. Downs up to 8-lanes, Pebble Creek is in the middle of everything and quite easy to access just past the USF/Tampa Palms area.
But Pebble Creek hasn’t always had the stellar reputation that it has today. Before local residents Bill Place and Su Lee purchased the club in 2005, there was a period for 7 or 8 years where the course and club fell into disrepair. Place and Lee invested over $2 million to totally renovate the course and club. New Champion greens and tees, new sand bunkers, a huge new ballroom for weddings, and, of course, a new, popular Mulligans Irish Pub defines Pebble Creek as an area favorite.
Place and Lee own Ace Golf, including Pebble Creek along with sister courses Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks Country Clubs in Tarpon Springs and the Ace Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview. They have owned and operated Ace Golf for 20 years. All Ace Golf courses have memberships and are also open to the public.
Pebble Creek Golf Club and Mulligans Irish Pub are located at 10550 Regents Park Drive in New Tampa (phone 813 973-3870). Tee times may be made by phone or online at PebbleCreekClub.com.