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4.6
429 Reviews (429)
5 Stars
246
4 Stars
135
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.3%
Recommend this course
393 out of 429 reviews
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4.3
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
73 out of 78 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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2021 #13)

Reviews

4.6
429 Reviews (429)

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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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Friendly and welcoming. All staff members were super. The course layout is fun and challenging.. The fairways were good by looked like we’re being over seeded thus needed mowing. The greens were fast and smooth. It was a very enjoyable day of golf at a very reasonable price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow

Course has some of the best holes in the area. Challenging and scenic. Greens are best in area

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

Played here a number of times and always have a great time. Course conditions and layouts are great. Pace of play is good and the facilities are top notch. Highly recommended for anybody that likes a challenge

Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course but

Let me start with the good part of the course - the layout is challenging and great, very fun if you know how to shape some shots! The greens are in very good speed, better than most courses I played recently. The course wasn’t busy, so the pace of play was very enjoyable, the starter is very friendly. Now it comes the average part - my daughter used to play junior competitive golf tournaments here, the conditions were much better than it is now. The tee boxes can definitely use more care, fairways are not bad but can be better especially inside 100 yards. The golf cart GPS system kept telling us it’s car path only when it wasn’t. From #10 green to #11 tee boxes we had to drive reversely or it wouldn’t go! There is a course worker kept blowing the fairways behind me, completely ignoring that I was in the middle of my games! I had to let him know in #9 before my chipping, either let him finish through or wait for me to finish, this was unfortunately very annoying. The driving range didn’t open at our tee time, that was a surprise. We drove almost two hours, the experience was a bit disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Relative

wet conditions no surprise fl in august couple holes cart path only but a great time by all

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Lots of variety and some unique holes. Definitely a course to play again -easy to get out of position on some holes.
Course was in good shape, except some bunkers need work. I’ll come back for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Exceptional Conditions

The south course is in exceptional condition at this time. Diffidently recommend playing Lake Jovita south course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent track for the price

A true country club experience at a muni price. Course was in excellent shape, wasn't packed to the gills, and was challenging but still fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

Course in good shape except the bunkers. Horrible conditions, mud in most of the bunkers. All bunkers were washed out not even raked and holes in the sides under the lip of the edges up to a foot deep! What’s up that? Holes in the fairways not properly marked that you could fall into up to five feet deep. ? Why not fixed? Rip off for the money!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Played On
Reviews 91
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

It was hot and a few storms came through but my son and I finished.
The course was in good shape except the sand traps (all) were in bad shape due to the rain.
Overall we had a great time on the south .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but didn’t get to finish

Only got to play 10 holes before bad storm came and we had to leave. So only played half and got charged full price.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but greens punched

We play this course frequently and were told the greens had been punched eight days earlier but unfortunately they were still not in great shape and it was no fun putting.. We will be back soon as this is one of the greatest courses in the area !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best in a hour drive

I got a deal time for $70. It was totally worth it! The course condition is always good! Greens are in great shape and tees and fairways are well kept. Everything is green and has grass! Carts are nice and staff is great! Only thing it's missing is a few more on course amenities, more water and cups and bathrooms. And the bunkers were a bit rough might be renovating them couldn't tell wasn't in them much. I would spend $70 to play here again in a heart beat and maybe even $100. But it might be a stretch for $135 or whatever the weekend rate is.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fantastic. Feels and looks like what the pros play on.

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