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4.4
484 Reviews (484)
5 Stars
278
4 Stars
152
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
91.6%
Recommend this course
443 out of 484 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
42 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7153 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.2

Although it is tucked away among rolling green hills and mature oaks, Lake Jovita Country Golf & Country Club is conveniently less than 30 minutes north of Tampa. The club offers two championship golf courses, the North and the South. The South Course, the original track at Lake Jovita, has a more traditional design than the other course. It features generous fairways and velvety-smooth greens. The layout weaves through lakes and ponds that into play on several holes. The course was built to fully utilize the hilly terrain, incorporating a variety of elevation changes throughout. The par-5 11th hole even features a 94-foot drop from tee to green, which is the largest natural elevation change in the entire state. It is one of Florida's "must-play" courses

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Lehman (1999) Kurt Sandness (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, slacks or shorts (walking short length) are preferred: work-out shorts or denim are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
484 Reviews (484)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Forced Carries 18
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Playing Multiple Courses 11
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 4
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course, time well spent !!

Had a really good time played a great course, found it challenging and rewarding at the same time. The only issue was that the range was closed so we couldn’t hit any balls which was advertised was included in our price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Jovita Gc

We had great time and course was in great shape
Grass was green and greens were in nice shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

South COURSE

The course was in great shape. The greens were in excellent shape, running quite fast and true. The weather was perfect, 70 degrees with barely any wind to contend with. Altogether, a great day to be out playing golf on a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Inconsistencies

Inconsistency with the sand traps and recovering greens, lowered my scoring the course....if this weren't the case the course would be 5 stars.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Played for $65 with a Hot Deal. Well worth the money and then some. Greeted in parking lot with bag pickup and excellent service from everyone we encountered. We played the South Course at roughly 6500 yards. The greens were very good as was the overall course condition.. Good variety of holes with more elevation change than expected. A fun and fair challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

It’s dead

I have played the north course a couple of years ago (2021) was very impressive and been looking to play the south course considering how good the north course was . Finally get to do it this July.
And let just say that it was awful so sad to see how they let it goes to death like that ?? Fly in from New York what a waste of money.
The green were dried and crusty with patches of sod around it really!!
Fairway has crab grass. Out of all 18 maybe 2 were in ok shape. Bunker were hard as rock. Don’t know where the good review came from “ stay away “

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