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3.7
753 Reviews (753)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
294
3 Stars
188
2 Stars
86
1 Stars
75
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
80.1%
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539 out of 753 reviews
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3.7
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.9%
Recommend this course
60 out of 77 reviews
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3.7
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.4%
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100 out of 126 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

3.7
753 Reviews (753)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
19th Hole Scenic Views 33
19th Hole Specials 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 89
Bunkers 71
Narrow Fairways 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 52
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 41
Seniors 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 83
Near the Airport 26
Near Local Attractions 18

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course on great setting.

Course was in ok shape. Not a lot of surprises. What.you see is what you get. For the price there are better courses nearby.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Conditions Good
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Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

no grass

the people were so nice and the staff great. fantastic views and layout... but maybe it was the time of year but there were no grass on the tee boxes and a lot of bare spots in the fairways. the greens were ok.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Bad

Fairway has no grass, hit dirt every time. Greens are brown and horrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Could be better

Staff and layout as well as views were pretty nice. After talking to several other groups it appears they staggered the tee times 5 minutes apart. We had a foursome and played in just under 6 hrs. Everyone we spoke with had the same complaint and said this happens a lot. Also the greens and fairways lack a lot of grass. We paid 50+ for this course and were disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun and challenging at the same time

This is a great course that requires you to keep on thinking. Beautiful views!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going downhill

Greens and tee boxes are in terrible shape. The location could make this a very nice course, but the conditions of this course are not worth $50. Not a terrible course, but not living up to their potential and there are better quality courses in the area for the price. Course and clubhouse staff are great though.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t play here!

Small layout, tight fairways, dry course. Not worth 35$ to play here! Go to bardmoor or Blair wood CCs
Trust me they are phenomenal!
Course is rundown and range is on a slope. Had to wait 35 minutes past tee time for a cart. Range balls chewed up
Very good staff
COURSE IS NOT AS GOOD AS SHOWN IN PHOTOS!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

Nice affordable course. I would recommend for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Horrible Pace of Play - Didn’t finish

Decent course except for the fact that once I got to hole 15, a lady seniors league had a shotgun start. There’s was absolutely no one playing behind me for quite a few holes. They put these seniors in front of me. They were insanely slow. I had to quit. What a rip off. Will never play here again and would not recommend anyone taking a chance on it.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course has lovely views and a nice layout

We were booked as a twosome and were joined up with another duo who were very friendly and nice to play with.
The pro shop is stocked with a great selection of clothing for both men and women, and a really nice restaurant on site overlooking the 9th and 18th holes.
The layout of the course is challenging but manageable, and women get a break from the front tees.
One suggestion is it would be nice to have an overhead view of the holes on the tee markers or card.
Staff was friendly and helpful, and the course has many beautiful views of the bay.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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