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3.7
915 Reviews (915)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
350
3 Stars
225
2 Stars
100
1 Stars
86
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
74.0%
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649 out of 915 reviews
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3.9
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.6%
Recommend this course
85 out of 111 reviews
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3.7
203 Reviews (203)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.0%
Recommend this course
138 out of 203 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
915 Reviews (915)

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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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course BUT!!!!

We really enjoyed this course today and I mean it, beautiful layout very challenging small greens very fast, but it was our first time there and they make no effort to give you a course layout not on the score card, there are no illustrations of the hole at the tees, I even went in after the turn and would have gladly paid for a flip card hole by hole note pad....nothing ....nada... when I asked the guy at the counter he said we have 200 yard markers out there...seriously!

We put our tee shots in the water because you did not know the water was there....high fiving all the way thinking we just danced on it!!

It is such a small thing to think about the first time players and what they need to enjoy the course I hope someone from this course reads this and takes it to heart.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
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
5.0
Previously Played

Course really improved

Very enjoyable round. Pro shop staff very friendly. Course really improved since last visit. Fairways and greens in good condition. Will definitely go back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything was great except for 1 thing

My tee times was at 11:12 . I arrived about an hour early to warm up on range. Upon checking in I was told that the driving range was closed because of a teaching clinic and I couldn’t use the range for another hour. So I worked on putter green until about 10:40 am and I see that the clinic has moved to one side of the driving range. So I go into clubhouse and ask if I can utilize the opposite side of the practice range and was told “No” and that I had to wait another 15. minutes. After exiting the pro shop I look and the are 3 people not associated with the clinic, now hitting balls,Less than 5 minutes later about 10:50 am I see patrons walking out of the pro shop with buckets of range balls? I didn’t like the way that was handled and felt totally disrespected! The starter was great. The teaching pro walked by and was great and cordial but apparently the clubhouse pro shop attendant had a problem with “me” utilizing the range. Two things: 1) Don’t hold clinics during the busy time on a Saturday.. In the afternoon when the tee sheet isn’t as busy would be much better. 2) 5 minutes after walking out of the pro shop after the second no, I should’ve been approached and given the opportunity to get range balls before people with tee times behind me should have..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course had some beautiful views of the water. Club rental was only $20 which was good because we are playing from out of town. Would recommend this course to anyone coming the the Bay Area.

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

Must play!!

Absolutely loved the course layout. From tee to green one of the best keep courses in the Tampa, Clearwater and St.Pete area. Been playing for 45 years and carry a 3 handicap. I will play Cove Cay again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Roiund

Wry good shape. Paving the cart paths in progress but nice touch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2021

We appreciate you! Glad to hear you had a great round.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2021

Thank you for the 5-stars!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/09/2021

Can you give us more feedback?

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Golf Course

I've played here twice now, and both times have been fantastic experiences. The course has some beautiful scenery along the water. Greens were running fast, fairways were in good shape. I highly recommend to try this course if you haven't already!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2021

Thank you so much! See you soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course in FL so far!!!

The course was immaculate. Restaurant food was wonderful. Harliegh our server was amazing. The only slight complaint is the age of the carts and the lack of technology. But would recommend to all! I WILL BE BACK!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/09/2021

Coincidentally we are getting new carts. Thanks so much for playing Cove Cay!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at this course. Coming back

Fun right layout. Beautiful views, great layout, super fun. Wonderful staff. This has to be Tampa’s best-kept secret.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2021

That's very nice of you to say. Hope to see you soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day at Cove Cay, Again!!!

Get it now while the weather is as good as can be.

Fairways decent, but rough is sparse and the ball goes all the way to the bottom. So don't go roughing it.
You'll enjoy it a lot if you've never been there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/09/2021

Great tips! Thanks!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Enjoy this Course.

Course is always in good shape. The Husband and Wife team are constantly upgrading the course. Several of the back nine holes border Tampa Bay .Nice vistas. Several Dolphin sightings . Friendly staff. All around good experience. Have recommended the course often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Course & Value

Fairways and greens were in great shape. Pace of play was excellent hearing will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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