The Groves Golf and Country Club
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4.4
674 Reviews (674)
5 Stars
347
4 Stars
256
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
96.3%
Recommend this course
644 out of 674 reviews
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4.3
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.4%
Recommend this course
117 out of 124 reviews
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4.5
299 Reviews (299)
5 Stars
176
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
Recommend this course
287 out of 299 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 67
Length 4026 yards
Slope 105
Rating 61.7

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 4,026 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

4.4
674 Reviews (674)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

I love The Groves

SO I tell my friend we are going to play The Groves, a short course par 67 and he pitches a fit. He wants to play a regular par 72 but it might rain so he agrees to go. He didn't realize what he was in for.
This "short course" will totally challenge you from 1st tee to the 18th green and you will have a blast. It may be short but you will go home exhausted and completely satisfied.
They have had a lot of rain and it was cart path only but the greens keepers are doing an incredible job managing the conditions. The fairways are beautiful and pristine, the greens are in superior condition and roll straight and true.
I highly recommend you play here this fall, you'll keep coming back.
I'd like to give a special thanks to Joel for keeping the pace of play flowing nicely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rained out

Played 1 hole on cart path only then strong thunderstorm came in. Still strong rain 45 minutes later so packed up and left. Bad side about booking with GolfNow, can’t cancel unless course closes down. They did not close down in nasty conditions so I guess we’re out on fees.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello Corkybailey,

I have been in contact with GolfNow and they will be refunding this issue. We agree the course was unplayable at the time and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Thank you and we look forward to having you back soon. - Nico, The Groves Pro Shop.

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Commented on 09/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seniors course

Seniors course This cough course is he specially designed for senior golfers making it a joy to play. I will play there every opportunity I get.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fairways

two fairways were closed because they are redoing two fairways . had to play to other holes when done.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

GettingBetterEachTimeWePlay

Thrilled to see that holes 10 and 12 have been re-sodded. This course is well in its way to regaining it's 5 rating!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice place, but wait for the sod to grow.

This a nice course that is very affordable. Layout is nice, greens were awesome. Holes 10 and 12 were closed for re-sodding, so we only played 16 instead of 18. My best score ever! Haha!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Many areas of the course were soaked and several of the par fours had temporary tee boxes about 100 yards from the greens

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

ImorovedFairwaysWillBringThisBacktoa5StarRating

One the fairways measure up to the greens and sand traps, this course will again be exemplary!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Under repair...

Usually I think this course is perfect for a round of golf on a hot humid Florida summer day. If I had known about 4 unavailable tee boxes, I would have skipped today. Teeing off from a mat on the sidewalk was disappointing. I've been here many times over the past two years and this was my first bad experience. The wildlife was cool.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Bring your A game out

First of all the staff inside the pro shop is top notch. Very respectful and out going. The course is not a long course but a very nice layout all through the low country areas of LOL Florida. Many holes you can drive the green but if you miss you will find the score card ain't your friend. Some times hitting an iron and having a short wedge in is better than being out of play. The wild life all around will have your mind off a miss hit or two. The greens are rolling well and true. Plan on less break than you see if you have never putted on zoysia. The members are really super friendly. The course is about to host a tournament for special Olympics, I love them giving back to help others out. The course also has a community around so if you like the course maybe consider living here as well. Everytime I've played here they are always trying to improve the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 59
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

NeighborhoodFavorite

Love this course. Looking forward to seeing it after the fairways are repaired.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Diamond in the Rough@

Love this course! Had only my 2nd EAGLE of my life on Prar 5 hole#4 today!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1st timer

Overall good condition. Greens were so dry they crackled when walking on them. The worst part of the course was the tee boxes. You could not tell them from the first cut of rough. Very difficult to tee from. If not deep, they were barren. I would like to play again when it is in better condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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