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4.5
593 Reviews (593)
5 Stars
354
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.2%
Recommend this course
548 out of 593 reviews
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4.6
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.0%
Recommend this course
47 out of 50 reviews
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4.6
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
81 out of 84 reviews
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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

4.5
593 Reviews (593)

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 15
Skill Intermediate
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Don't bother

Very nice mid range price course. BUT our round was derailed by the grounds crew. Very first hole mowers right in the middle of the fairway disrupting tee shots & second shots. Then while on greens 1 & 2 mowers very close the greens as we were putting. Again on 3 fairway a worker on a utility cart doing something in the fairway. At the prices they charge here this should never happen.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Terrible Service

With the heat index today in the 100’s you’d think it would be responsible to have a beverage cart service that you would see at least once in the first 13 holes. Or plentiful drinking water on the course as most courses do in FL. When we finally found her it took her forever finalize our order and slowed the round down even more. There was also no communication of where there would be water out on the course. When we did find it. It was warm. The pace of play the entire round was awful .There wasn’t a single ranger on the course pushing people along. You had hacks waiting for the Greens to clear on 300 yard approach shots on par 5’s and then chunking it 80 yards. The course overall was great and the layout is tremendous as it always is. The service after the round in the clubhouse was even more atrocious. We had to go up behind the bar to get our own menus after being seated by Connor (who was great btw.) our server finally was found by Connor who came out of the kitchen with a plate of food of his own and eating in front of the guests. We had to get his attention to put our orders in before he even acknowledged our presence. At this point we paid as fast as we could and couldn’t wait to get out of there. I won’t be coming back here anytime soon.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Hi u409256468,

Thank you for your feedback. We at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club strive for the best customer service and we obviously did not fulfill that with your experience. We will will make the proper adjustments to ensure this does not happen again to any of our guests. Please contact us directly at proshop@lakejovita.com or call 352-588-2233 and ask for General Manager Scott Yates.

Thank you,

Lake Jovita Management

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

sand traps need to be worked on

The North Course should have a cart girl going around at least 4times since you don't see the clubhouse until your done with 18 holes.On a hot day like today we only seen her once and her beverage wasn't even stocked.The sand traps are pitiful they need more sand in them.The greens were aerified three weeks ago and they are still bumpy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Nice course lot of area to play smooth greens and nice fairways

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Punched

One of my favorite courses in the area. It doesn't state it on here, The North course was recently punched but still playes well. Still need some work on those bunkers around the course. Draining issues and hard dirt make for bad bunkers. Need some better sand in them. Overall, The layout of the course is great for any level of golfer. Staff is helpful and friendly to all.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great morning at Jovita

Early start, course in great condition. Greens incredibly quick. Challenging as always. Staff does a great job. Seems to rarely disappoint.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

The course is in nice shape. Fast greens. Slowest round I've played all winter. Over five hours. Towards the end the tees were backed up three groups deep. Enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is in excellent shape. Smooth fast greens. Very different from the South course, but equally enjoyable. Only downside is a few missing amenities: no beverage cart came around, no trash cans or ball washers on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Day on Lake Jovita North

Had family in town and they always enjoy Jovita. North course is always a favorite. Pace of play was unusually slow for this course, but was extra busy. Green speeds above average in the area. Rest of course well maintained. Staff friendly as always. Nice day overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great round

Everything was as to be expected. Good Teeboxes, very good fairways traps all raked and greens in very good condition and fast compared to other local courses. Three - .)6. YynhPutts abound

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Jovita - Fantastic Shape

From tee to green this course is a great experience. Greens were in excellent shape and rolled very nicely. No matter what distance or tee box you play from this course will challenge your short game. Great test of golf and just a great layout overall. Highly recommend either the South or North course. The South course is definitely on the tougher side to play but is a great challenge for above average handicappers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

North course amazing

North course was WIDE open and the fairways and greens were beautiful. Driving range had a ton of balls ready to go. 12/10 recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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