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4.5
441 Reviews (441)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
173
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
97.3%
Recommend this course
422 out of 441 reviews
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4.7
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
99.1%
Recommend this course
112 out of 113 reviews
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4.7
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.8%
Recommend this course
168 out of 170 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 65
Length 4019 yards
Slope 101
Rating 60.8

Surrounded by 200 acres of carefully preserved wetlands, the Groves Golf & Country Club offers championship golf in a spectacular setting. It sits conveniently just 20 minutes north of Tampa in Land O Lakes. Maintaining the natural beauty of the landscape was a top priority when designing the golf course, which is why the layout manages to seamlessly blend into the surroundings. The course, which measures 4,019 yards, offers all of the challenging qualities of a championship-length course but can be played in four hours or less. The player-friendly golf course offers something for all skill levels whether you are a scratch golfer looking for a quick round, or a beginner looking for some challenging practice. In addition to the course, The Groves also boasts a unique aqua driving range as well as putting and chipping greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Koch (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.5
441 Reviews (441)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Brunch 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 21
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 24
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course, slow pace of play

We absolutely love this course. It’s a short course but very challenging. They keep it in impeccable shape.

My only complaint today is that the pace of play was very, very slow. The starter had us begin at the 10th hole because of a group ahead of us but there was two groups ahead of us that were very slow. In fact, they spent nearly 1/2 hour on the 10th hole, with much of it spent fishing out balls. That was not cool. Very selfish and disrespectful of our time.

That said, still loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Little Gem

Par 65 course that is challenging and fun nestled in a lovely community with a friendly staff. After a round you can enjoy a pitcher of beer and tasty Cuban sandwich. Affordable gem that won’t disappoint!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

LoveTheGroves

We'll keep on coming each week... llove everything about it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 122
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nicely Maintained Course

This short course fools you into thinking it is much easier but after a few balls in the brush you realize that angles are super important.
Note: a large group, certainly members, were lined up on the first tee. Rather than make us wait they were super courteous to allow us to tee off ahead. Having played at many community courses, this was the nicest group I have encountered.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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The Groves is always in good condition.....for a short course ( 4000 yds from the tips ) you can get into some trouble if you don't drive the ball straight as it is narrow in spots and there is plenty of water hazards on most holes. The staff is very accommodating as they let the three of us use separate carts....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A fun course to play

Course is in great condition. Highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great Course - Great Value

The Groves prides themselves on maintaining a course with great conditions ... even during winter months. It is deceptively tricky and will challenge you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

For first timers...keep your ball where you can see it!

Good course and very challenging. Completely changed up the way I typically play a hole (Driver, wedge...) I've never used my 7 iron more off the tee! Really good course to work on your short game.

If I had a negative, the homes on the course are close...so make sure you're accurate and keep the ball in play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

I really enjoyed this course.. it is on the smaller side but I liked that I got to use my irons a lot to better that part of my game. The pace was great and the staff was super friendly! I will be back. Thanks for the great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for newer female player

No par 5’s, but enough challenges. It is well maintained. Be advised they have installed GPS on carts and if you go to close to a green you’re cart will stop. Only way to move is in reverse. They didn’t tell us about this our first time there.
There’s a screen installed in the upper area of cart that shows yardage from your location. That’s helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 105
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Previously Played

As good as it’s been

This course continues to amaze. Most recently they have improved carts by adding GPS. The new tee boxes are in and look to be getting close to opening (can’t wait). The Fairways were over seeded and are in immaculate condition. The greens are rolling true and seem to be picking up speed. And the Staff as always is extremely pleasant. Of the several times I’ve played here I have yet to have a bad experience and will continue to enjoy this lovely diamond in the rough.

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