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4.6
405 Reviews (405)
5 Stars
234
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.0%
Recommend this course
372 out of 405 reviews
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4.7
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 56 reviews
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4.7
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.6%
Recommend this course
83 out of 85 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
405 Reviews (405)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fantastic course

Thoroughly enjoyed the South Course . First hole is a very challenging start . Always great condition and well worth a visit. Club House and pro shop both friendly and welcoming. Stunning view from the restaurant.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pristine Condition

The course is in absolute perfect condition right. Found a deal on Golfnow for $60. Well worth it. The starter said they are preparing for the Open qualifying round. Greens area super fast and rough is almost as good as fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf course and good test of skills.

The golf course has great scenery and nice layout. Some long par 4’s will test the average golfer. Can’t wait to play the course again. Only drawback is the bunkers are in terrible shape. The sand is clumpy and not what you would expect on a course of this caliber. The bunkers should be pristine for the cost of play. Stay out of the bunkers and this course is near the top in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

never disappointed

For me, it's the court I prefer to play when I come to Florida. The asking price to play is very reasonable. Today the bunkers were not in good condition. very icy welcome from the assistant to the pro.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play this course

Complete satisfaction with course conditions. Bunkers not fully recovered from recent rain storms.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Jovita south

Had played this course last year and wanted to play it again. Played on a overcast and wi dy day and enjoyed it. The tee boxes looked like they could usa a little TLC as well as some of the HUGE greens. But the most disappointing thing about the course this year is the condition of the numerous traps throughout the course. With the excepion of the ones you can see from the clubhouse, most of the others were lacking sand or they needed to be raked badly. I hope they either remove some of the traps or they put sand in them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Please rake your bunkers

Course layout was great. Tee boxes, fairways and greens are well maintained. The fringes around the greens were a little rough,. None of the sand bunkers around the greens were raked. When playing less expensive courses this would be acceptable, but not for the rate they charge.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

First time playing the course - bunkers weren’t always the best on most holes. They need work but course was in good condition and the layout was challenging. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jovita South

Great layout and in wonderful condition. Always a great experience playing at Lake Jovita.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A fun course

Our first time playing this course. Hole number on is the toughest hole. Put the driver away and stay right of center. Greens in good condition with moderately fast speed. Fairways generous in landing zones so you can be comfortable playing driver on most 4&5’s. Good pace of play. I will play there again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course.

Very nice course in very good condition, fast ondulating greens,
Very challenging and fun layout, great day at Lake Jovita.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old Hoosiers

Disappointed . Heard nice things about this place and not up to standards. Sand traps need sand plus some physical labor. A 5 hour plus around is unexceptionable, no ranger in site. Waiting on every tee shot after the first three holes makes a long day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hawk

Fun course. Best conditions we have played on a course this winter here. Super fast greens! Fun course to play. Challenging with lots of trouble awaiting you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
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

Great course and friendly staff

Course was in excellent shape and the pace of play was 4 hours, not bad because the course was full!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

I drove to Lake Jovita from Orlando which was about 1 1/2 hour away. I would do it again and maybe get the north course in.

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