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3.8
1123 Reviews (1123)
5 Stars
217
4 Stars
446
3 Stars
258
2 Stars
110
1 Stars
92
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
79.0%
Recommend this course
828 out of 1123 reviews
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4.1
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
85 out of 95 reviews
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3.9
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.5%
Recommend this course
165 out of 193 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6079 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.4

Cove Cay Golf Club is located along the shores of Tampa Bay, offering scenic views and abundant wildlife. Water is a prominent feature on the golf course, coming into play on 12 holes. The course is tight with narrow, tree-lined fairways and several tricky dogleg holes. In addition to all of the water hazards, there are also deep bunkers lining the greensides. At 6,000 yards, it is not a long course by any means but what it lacks in length it makes up for in shot-making challenges. Thanks to its length though, it can usually be played in under four hours. The layout features a diverse set of hazards that will require the use of every club in your bag. Cove Cay Golf Club's signature hole is the par-5 17th. This dramatic hole runs alongside the bay, making accuracy a necessity in order to reach the small peninsula green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Wallace (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Shriver Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.8
1123 Reviews (1123)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 51
19th Hole Scenic Views 33
19th Hole Specials 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 90
Bunkers 73
Narrow Fairways 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 54
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 42
Seniors 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 84
Near the Airport 27
Near Local Attractions 19

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Nice people, good layout

Approaching 5 hours is just too long. We'll run, nice people, good layout and maintenance. Just can't do 5 hour rounds. Played twice, likely will not play again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average for area

Course seemed dry and thin. Traps need work, to gravelly. Good value though

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Andy 50

Very well maintained golf course!!We are so excited playing there.We played 18 holes in 3 1/2.We will back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sheepshank

This is a great golf course plain and simple. Excellent clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Cove Cay

Excellent course. Just the right amount of challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cove Cay K. Judd

First time playing this course. Did not realize it had a few beautiful waterfront holes. Looking forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

slow, slow, slow

if you want a short course that takes 5 1/2 hours to play, this is the place to go. As a bonus, you might get to tee off 20 minutes late late we did, for a total time of almost 6 hours. No marshalls in sight to speed up play. Very disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Visitors Fix Your Ball Marks & Rack the Traps

You can always tell the snowbirds are coming back to Florida. Excessive ball marks on the greens and unraked footprints in the bunkers. If you can't bend over to fix your ball mark on the green or rake the bunker, take up bowling, please.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

A very nice course, well maintained.. Good value for the money. A few of the holes are tricked up. Otherwise, very fair

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Contest going on

Nice course in good conditions and in a nice hoods whit wiev over the bay.
But we where suprised after 11 holes suddely a contest start whit shotgun start on every hole whit some kids. The pace was horribly and no one mentioned this to us before start.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

A great challenge, a bit narrow. Some teebox need some attention but overall is the course in good condition. Suddenly there was an competition whit shootgun start so we have to wait the last 5 holes.
Hcp 10,4

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Enjoyed playing the course. For the price you can’t beat it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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