Cheval Golf and Athletic Club

Golf Overview

Par 3 Course & Junior Course! 
Cheval offers several courses open to all players. We have an adult par 3 course or junior par 62 course. The yardages per hole range from 92 - 176 yards. We also have a golf course at 5,300 yards in length. These additions give Cheval GAC a total of 7 sets of tees. Something for everyone!


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A semi-private club founded in 1986, Cheval features 18 holes of Championship golf complimented by a spectacular Clubhouse and awe-inspiring scenery.  The golf course, considered one of the finest in the Tampa Bay area, is situated amidst a gorgeous cypress forest. Golfers will revel in the beauty and challenge of the Steve Smyers design which offers an ideal environment to hone your golf skills or spend a relaxing day with friends.

When your round is complete, please unwind at our restaurant, Prime 19 Bar & Grill, overlooking beautiful Lake Cheval.

Our promise is to provide an exceptional golf, social and dining experience that fosters friendship and camaraderie. Our focus will be on delivering a warm, personalized and attentive service to our members and guests while maintaining unparalleled facilities and amenities.


Conceived by Steve Smyers, known for designs such as Isleworth, Southern Dunes and Old Memorial Golf Club, this beautifully mature and meticulously maintained course meanders through 860 acres of cypress forest. With just under 100 strategically placed sand traps and nearby water on 17 of the 18 holes, Cheval promises to be a challenge for golfers of all levels. The drive along Cheval Boulevard past our signature holes, # 17 and # 18, offers a glimpse of what our golfers experience.

The Par 71 layout offers five sets of tees ranging from 7,021 yards at the tips to 5,056 yards from the forward tees. Doglegs and blind tee shots abound on a course which brings new meaning to the term “target golf.”

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Area's First Club Car Connected® Golf Cars offering new state-of-the-art golf experience
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Cheval is Tampa’s only course that offers Visage™ Mobile Golf Information Systems in their cars. With cellularnew golf carts technology, Club Car Connected® golf cars include real-time leaderboard scoring, direct communications with other cars, and even the ability to electronically have food and drink delivered while playing on the course. 

The use of technology to enhance a golfer’s experience is innovation in itself. Traditionally, golfers always had the task of recording and keeping scores manually, but Visage™ offers golfers the ability to see where their shots have landed, to view interactive scoring and leaderboards with other players. Golfers can easily set up scoring for as many as four players, and have their cards emailed to themselves at the end of the round. Customized game features are also available through the Club Car’s Connected® design.

Visage™ system offers much more than simple GPS; it heightens the golf experience for players. Connectivity helps golfers keep cars out of lakes and other sensitive areas and the ability to see other golf cars on the course at any time.

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Our large practice facility includes target greens, distance markings, a practice greens-side bunker, large putting green and separate pitching area.

Course Rules:

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Choose Cheval Golf & Athletic Club as the location for your next golf event. From the moment you begin coordination until the final award is handed out, we are here to serve you. Whether you plan to hold a large corporate or charity event, or just a group of 12 on a golf getaway, we desire to ensure your complete satisfaction. To get your planning underway, call (813) 949-4231.

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  • Men's and Women's Club Championships
  • Match Play Tournaments
  • Member-Member and Member-Guest Tournaments
  • Couples Tournaments
  • Cheval Men's Golf Association (CMGA) conducts 6 tournaments annually
  • Cheval Golf Association Women's Division (CGAWD) conducts 6 tournaments annually


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The Cheval Men’s Golf Association (MGA) was established to encourage a rewarding golfing environment for all members.  The focus is to have fun, play competitive golf, meet new people, and win prizes.  Each tournament encourages participation, camaraderie, and competition within the membership. These tournaments also provide new members an opportunity to meet new friends and new golfing partners.  Most events require an established handicap.

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Cheval Golf Association Women’s Division is an enthusiastic group of ladies who have a “play day” every Tuesday. “Golf Together” is a Saturday morning play day that incorporates a weekly game chosen and run by the Golf Professionals. 

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