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4.5
612 Reviews (612)
5 Stars
365
4 Stars
182
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.3%
Recommend this course
566 out of 612 reviews
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4.5
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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4.6
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.9%
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93 out of 97 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
612 Reviews (612)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

North Course

The course was challenging and absolutely gorgeous and fun would love to play it again I actually can’t wait till I can play it again looking forward to playing the South course as well
Guy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

South

Course in great condition. Green s very fast . If you looking for a good course this is it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course in great shape

Course in great shape
Rachel provided great service on the beverage cart.
Bring in High Noon seltzer’s

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I love the layout. Greens and fairways were in excellent shape. The only negative was condition of the bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Didn't finish

Great course, played front 9 in 1.5 hours, 2.5 hours for next 5 holes, gave up. Our trip, an hour each way makes this a course not worth driving to.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are slicking up-maybe an 11

Greens are almost back, rolling close to 11/12, I would guess, yes lightening quick. Almost rolling true, punched 3 weeks ago, light punch. Great pace of play and I enjoy the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding course condition!

Looking to pay a course in superb condition? Pace of play was due only to a lot of people playing. Being a single there was no where to go.
Good food and drink in club house.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In good condition

Small punched 3 weeks ago. Course is in pretty good condition. Most greens are rolling nice. Tee boxes were shaggy today. Worth the drive

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great dy at Jovita

Pro shop let us go 45 minutes early on the south course. We were booked on the north course. This was something they did not have to do . It saved us at least 45 minutes, we really appreciated it. Course is in great shape from tee to green.Always enjoy Jovita from start to finish. Will be back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course with excellent layout

This was the first time playing this course and I must stay it was in stellar shape. The bunkers were water logged in places but you were allowed relief if you found one. Tee boxes, fairways, greens and rough were all in great shape. If I wasn’t stuck behind a foursome I would have played in less than 2:30 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1st Timer

This was my first outing at The North Course. it was a noon time Hot-Deal. Incredible value. Course was Beautiful. Greens were fast. Great course condition. If you have never played here, Why Not??
You members get it.
Thank You - extremely enjoyable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant

Nice course layout very pleasant surroundings excellent course enjoyed it very much I will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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 17
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
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