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4.6
699 Reviews (699)
5 Stars
428
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
16
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.2%
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651 out of 699 reviews
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.7%
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4.7
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7226 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.8

Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club offers two championship courses, the North and the South. Both courses sprawl across a verdant landscape covered with mature oaks, lakes, and ponds. The terrain is unusually hilly for Florida. Like the South Course, the North Course is undulating with a lot of movement but it has even greater elevation changes than the South, which provides scenic views of the surrounding community. On a clear day, golfers can see at least five miles to the northeast from the second tee. The North has a more modern layout that plays a little bit longer. Although the golf courses are nestled amongst rolling hills, Lake Jovita is situated just 30 minutes north of Tampa. The unique hilliness of the courses and their convenient location have made them some of Florida's must-play courses.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kurt Sandness (2002)

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

Reviews

4.6
699 Reviews (699)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Dinner 11
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 50
Elevation Changes 44
Undulating Greens 41
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Playing Multiple Courses 33
Locals 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 43
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
2.0
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First Time Playing

Lake Jovita North

Unfortunately my experience was very disappointing. There had been quite a bit of rain recently and probably half or more holes were cart path only, the bunkers were In awful shape and many had washed out areas and still contained quite a bit of water. Many fairways were spongy and the ball would plug so time had to be spent searching for balls in the fairways . The greens though were in good shape and very fast. Overall I was very disappointed and even with a very good price from GolfNow, the course was greatly overpriced for conditions. I’ve always heard such good things about this course and was really looking forward to a great experience but unfortunately that was not the case.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unbelievable

The course conditions were great! It was a lot of cart path only holes which made for a long hike! Overall had a great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 37
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 147
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Thirsty

Love the North course, great condition and layout, numerous elevation changes unlike most courses in Florida, always a good pace of play. Only negative is the lack of a drink cart. Last 3 rounds, cart was heading in FOR THE DAY as we were heading down hole 1 (before 11am). This round, she was covering all 36 holes by herself so we didn’t see her much. You won’t see the clubhouse/snack bar until you finish 18. Bring a cooler with your own drinks or you’ll be thirsty in this Florida heat!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Be ready for a hike!!

Very hilly, challenging....greens were plugged so lacked a little speed. Some cart paths were a fair distance from the greens, which is fine from maintaining course quality. After playing the 17th hole & climbing back to the cart path, I was glad I only had one more hole to play. This is the most exercise I have ever gotten riding in a cart! I will come back.....good time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Range was closed but still shot a solid 81, open fairways, greens rolled true. Great course, scenery , golf shop, can’t beat this course.

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

Beautiful course!

We played the North course of Lake Jovita and it was beautiful! The greens are very well maintained, as well as the fairways. The course is challenging but enjoyable. We especially loved the free use of the driving range prior to our tee time. Highly recommend!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

fantastic

I had been forewarned that Lake Jovita was a hidden gem, but still - I was overwhelmed
this is a Great layout, with expansive views ( due to the un-Florida-like terrain - Hilly !)
we were booked for the North, but got "upgraded" ("it is more scenic") to the South
the starter sent us off a little early - to avoid being behind a tournament - we played in under 4 hours, and had No One behind nor in Front of us - all day
This course stands up to any & all - in Pinellas & Hillsborough counties

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Issue with both lake Jovita and golf now

Set up twosome thru golf now hot deals, thought I could add my son to make a threesome but couldn’t, either on phone with golf now rep, or thru course website. I assumed course had put my twosome with another, but when we show up to play, they sent us out with three other twosomes, all separate groups. A little frustrated I couldn’t add a third player, whether is on a list of golf now “friends” or not.

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

This was a challenging course for me. Fairways were generous but a number of approaches were narrow with bunkers and water on both sides. Greens were true with some tough pin placements. Womens tee boxes were in good shape which is usually not the case at most courses. Will definitely play here again.

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

Above average course in Tampa

I would go here again.. pretty course with some elevation changes that other Tampa courses don’t have. Nice greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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