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4.6
689 Reviews (689)
5 Stars
420
4 Stars
202
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.1%
Recommend this course
642 out of 689 reviews
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4.8
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 54 reviews
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4.6
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.1%
Recommend this course
98 out of 102 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

4.6
689 Reviews (689)

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 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 14
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 37
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 24
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 24
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
Played On
Reviews 3
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 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Outstanding Course

All 4 of us said it was the best course we played in Florida. Simply amazing and in superb condiition. We loved the layout and the club house.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old Hoosiers

Great course and pace was fine. After playing south in over 5 hours happy with under 4 hours. Greens fast but fair. Must’ve employee problems because some sand traps need physical labor. We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course but bunkers were unplayable

Overall this is a nice course with a nice layout, however, I was surprised that all of the bunkers on the north course were full of water and you could see the tremendous ruts that were in them. I would’ve liked to of seen them pumped out and raked. Other than that it was a very enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

JD & Dan's Review

course was in good condition, greens especially nice. Sand traps were not great with hard packed sand. Would like to come back when in better condition...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

Course was in great condition, some bunkers could use some TLC, however overall it was great playing the North course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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