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3.8
1156 Reviews (1156)
5 Stars
230
4 Stars
463
3 Stars
260
2 Stars
111
1 Stars
92
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
79.6%
Recommend this course
858 out of 1156 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
80 out of 90 reviews
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4.0
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.9%
Recommend this course
170 out of 198 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
1156 Reviews (1156)

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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No beverage carts no GPS no course cards of layout of course. Very not very golf friendly. Will notgolf there again.

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Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Decent course

We got there 45 mins early so that we could hit on the range but the range was closed for a lady’s clinic. Would have been nice to be able to save a few spots. The starter sent us out as soon as we got there since another group was late. Normally, that is great but we told him we weren’t ready…he wasn’t having it, he kept pushing us to hit…so we felt a little rushed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 6
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Conditions Good
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Nothing special….

Arrived to find….SURPRISE!…..a ladies outing was holding our booked tee time back an hour….They claim it was a GolfNow error….it wasn’t. The course management COMPLETELY FORGOT THAT A LADIES OUTING WAS BOOKED……staff was unaware about the outing as well, and had to scramble to get the outing off.
Told the greens rolled a 12….maybe a 10, but not a 12 . Tee boxes need work….flat footing hard to find on many.
3/5 …wouldn’t play again

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Amenities Average
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First Time Playing

Love this place

If you are new to golf and can’t control your ball; you will loath this place. If you are a decent golfer this is a great challenging course! Golf Cart Seats are great!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Thumbs up

Course was in good shape. T-boxes were okay but the rest of tge course was very good from fairways to tge greens. Would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 71
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great condition!

Course was in great condition. Some of the greens were a bit pockmarked, but that’s due to golfers not fixing their marks. Fairways and tee boxes were almost perfect. Only blemish was the the bunkers. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend for anyone in area

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
First Time Playing

Good, but pricey

Not worth the price. Beautiful course. No bev cart… overall bad amenities

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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