The Groves Golf and Country Club
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4.5
860 Reviews (860)
5 Stars
465
4 Stars
319
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.9%
Recommend this course
829 out of 860 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
99.3%
Recommend this course
151 out of 152 reviews
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4.5
284 Reviews (284)
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
Recommend this course
275 out of 284 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

4.5
860 Reviews (860)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Bunkers 22
Forced Carries 18
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 25
Locals 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 15
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/09/2022

Hello and thank you for your great rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another good outing

Played the Groves again this Wednesday. The course is in great shape. The fairways and greens are very good. Very few folks braved the Florida heat so pace of play was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Afternoon round

The greens are in excellent shape, the entire course is in very good condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/09/2022

Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Groves Golf and Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2022

Hi, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Groves Golf and Country Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

review

The Groves, while only 4000 yds can be a challenge for a high handicapper as there is plenty of water and tight fairways to contend with.....the greens are in great shape, nice and smooth, relatively fast and not too undulating.....fairways are cut close and well groomed. The last hole is a very short par 5, but really tight and I usually don't do well, but still enjoy the round over all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/05/2022

Hi, thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at The Groves Golf and Country Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Short Course

Played the course with my grandson who doesn’t play very often. This was a great course for him to play due to the shorter length yet very nicely framed holes. Fairways and greens are very good, although some greens had different grasses growing, but rolled very nicely. Course layout is excellent with some very challenging holes, although not long. Very fun, non-stressful course to play. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at The Groves Golf and Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

The staff is always very friendly, and the course always in great condition. Best short course in Florida.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Groves Golf and Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time!

First time on this course. We drive about 45 mins to try a new place to play and different. Loved it. We got a little backed up on 10 but that quickly resolved by 12. Layout is very nice and will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Groves Golf and Country Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, we would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stellar Track

1st time playing at The Groves but it wont be my last. Unique set up from hole # 1 to the Par 5 #18 that is challenging for golfers of all skill levels. Course was in great shape all the way around, awesome restaurant and food and very friendly staff, Do not sleep on this course, get out there and play this as soon as you can. You will not regret it !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hello, thank you for visiting us at The Groves Golf and Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 Stars all day

Beautiful course, well maintained! Well worth the hour drive from Lakeland!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, we would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Groves Golf and Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

review

Don't let the distance fool you as there are plenty of difficult holes on this "short" course. Water, sand and tight fairways will "capture" a stray shot....The greens were fast and true...fairways cut close...very little rough to contend with...overall a fun course.....just hit it straight and make a few putts.....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in amazing shape

Played this course several times, it’s pretty short so it’s a great time with friends who might be new to the game and the holes are fun and tricky at times. The greens are in some of the best shape I’ve seen in the area at this time of year when many are dead or dried out. Really good value especially for tee times in the afternoon, definitely give it a try

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at The Groves Golf and Country Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Was in great shape. It fun playing in the back tees. Alot of wildlife to see Definitely will be playing this more often!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Groves Golf and Country Club.

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