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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Average Rating
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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
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great staff! Friendly and courteous.

Course in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Greens are in excellent condition. Tee boxes are not bad, mostly all good. Fairways are fair but could use some work. Very nice course and challenging for a short course. Layout is a bit odd through the neighborhood but it’s still a great value. It’s much better than some courses I’ve played in the area and will definitely play here again sometime. Overall very pleased. And a side note, they do have a practice area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

I’ve played this course quite a few times. I was disappointed because the condition of the course is not good. A lot of bare spots weeds everywhere no grass on some of the fairways it’s in it is not in good condition. The state that it’s in right now I would not recommend this to anyone.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2021

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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course to play

Love this course, they take very good care of it and at this time are putting more into it as it is that time of year .

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great short course

Get the fairway conditions right and this is a 5 star course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/23/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Groves Golf and Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Staff

I want to recognize Jake for his outstanding personality and courtesy to his guests at the club. There has never been a time when he was working that upon entering the pro shop he has not greeted us with a smile and huge welcome.
This goes very far and wide with us and we both feel that someone such as Jake be recognized for his professionalism, personality, courtesy etc. We look forward to our golf day when Jake greets us as it is up lifting by being so pleasant.
He is also good at advice especially when the few holes were changed and offered up some great advice on playing them.
Huge thanks to Jake !!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice short course

Course is always nice to play. Good for working on iron game. Not a fan of hole 18, it’s a terrible layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
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 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun father son round for Father's day.

Enjoyed the round with my son. Course was in good condition considering the heat we are having.

Staff was friendly and accommodating.

We had a great time!

Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

review

Don't let the short length fool you....despite it's length, one can get into trouble real easy if you are not careful....The greens and fairways are in fine condition, but water will come into play on several holes if you tend to spray your tee shots.....it's always a challenging course to play.....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Neighborhood course. Great Gary Koch layout. Iron tester.

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

The Best Summer Golf Course

The Groves is a great course to play during the summer. It is inexpensive and not crowded during the summer. The course has a great layout and always in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Water

Put some water on the course
The greens are so dry they crunch when you walk on them. Finding grass to hit off on on the fairways is darn near impossible

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/14/2021

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 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a great staff... they make you feel like family!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Groves Golf and Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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