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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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing 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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

FunCourse-FairwaysNwedWork

Love this course. Looking forward to improved course conditions...soon, we hope.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/11/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent short course - always courteous staff !

A little gem I don’t want too many others to find !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

We booked a twosome online. There was no indication of a “seniors tournament” until we arrived. Pace was exceedingly slow. Ranger was very cordial and requested our utmost patience when we arrived at the third tee box. Patience ran out after observing two foursomes chatting on the greens (9th and 10th holes). We politely requested to jump ahead. We received permission from a couple but snide and rude remarks from others. We gave up any idea of finishing the back 9 and started to make our way for the clubhouse respectfully waiting for players to make their shots first, of course, when we were berated by another “gentleman” for “jumping a tournament”. He “threatened” to call the ranger and was advised to do just that as we drove away.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Groves Golf and Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hello, We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Groves Golf and Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

This is a nice course with a gps on the cart. The pace of play which is important to me was excellent and the staff was friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A nice course

nice course, nice layout, a little short but challenging. a great course for beginners and intermediates

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun short course

Conditions were not as good as the few other times I have played here. The greens were about half way healed from the aeration, of which I am not concerned. The fairways were pretty spotty on several holes, I don't know if there is something going on there or not. Did not notice it as much on my other visits. My only other ding would be the grill staff were not as attentive as they should be. I had breakfast before my round and everyone that came while I was there asked if anyone was working due to the wait for someone to serve them. They may be understaffed in that area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tournament play

Can not believe how nice this tournament was ran. They had a red white blue tournament. We used different tee boxes than we normally do. The staff ran this tournament like you would expect from PGA. The way every detail was handled. I'm very impressed with the staff here in the groves. The course may not be in the best shape I've ever played but work is being done to improve it daily. Steve's world of golf has the proshop full of goodies to buy before the round. I left my shoes at house and had three different styles to choose from. Prices are very good. You owe it to your self to come play here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great short course

My wife likes the friendly nature of this course and I like it to work on my short game and so far, excellent pace of play. Second time we’ve play the course and will probably play weekly through summer. Nice staff and good value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Back9NeedsWork

This is our favorite local course. When we rounded the front 9 to hole #10 we were shocked to see the poor conditions of the fairway which extended beyond hole #10. While disappointed. I was pleased to hear that they are actively working on a fix including the resodding of a couple holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2021

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 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Fairways need help

Course usually in good shape, today a majority of the fairways were in poor shape . Some of the tee boxes rough as well. Greens were ok. Staff always excellent and course layout is fun and challenging and pace of play good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Groves Golf and Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Always Enjoy Playing This Course !!!!!!!!!

This course is perfect for a mediocre duffer like me. Today was very interesting as the front 9 was cart path only due to wet conditions. The back was supposed to be free roam but the GPS was terribly confused and would not let us drive on some fairways. There was a couple that were in rough shape but most were perfect as always. I think they need to recalibrate the GPS. The course is not long but still challenging. A long hitter would be bored though.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun for all

Fun & always in good condition. The folks working here are very nice & are very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Huge Disappointment on Conditions of Course

My wife and I have played at this course numerous times. The conditions were better then but not now. Our last trip to this course was back in April 2021. A lot of the tee boxes, fairways and greens (especially in the front nine holes) were barren. Looked like they forgot to water the course. After reading from the Paradise Club sponsors that the Course management had spent over $500K to upgrade the course and the carts (the carts having GPS was a definite plus), it appears something is lacking to see the course conditions this bad. My wife compared this course to the cow pasture known as the Abbey Course at St. Leos, however, that course has more weeds that cover the bare spots. The Groves just has lot of bare spots.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/02/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Groves Golf and Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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