The Groves Golf and Country Club
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4.5
677 Reviews (677)
5 Stars
349
4 Stars
257
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
647 out of 677 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
42
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
118 out of 125 reviews
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4.5
296 Reviews (296)
5 Stars
172
4 Stars
96
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
95.9%
Recommend this course
284 out of 296 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
677 Reviews (677)

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 23
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This Course Is Always Perfect !!!!!!!

I have played this course many, many times. It is always perfect. When there is something that needs attention they fix it. It is only a par 67 but still challenging. Tee boxes, fairways and greens are always in great shape. I compliment the management and wish every course in my area was maintained so well. Thank You !!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Groves Challenge

My favorite course in Florida. Short but very challenging. My wife really loves this course. Can’t wait to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great gem of a course....

GREAT course, fairways and greens were in great shape! Pro shop staff and ranger were super nice. Weather was great. Course is NOT long, I played from tips a little over 4000, BUT I only hit driver 175 tops, so it was and is a great shorter course. Planning on putting this in my monthly rotation!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day of Golf

We had a great day today. Staff in Pro Shop and the Ranger were all very nice. We will definitely come play again!

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

review

The Groves is always in excellent condition and fun to play....it's pretty short ( only 4000 yds ) from the tips, but you can still end up in trouble with an occasional stray shot.....the greens are smooth and fast, fairways nice and wide and cut close.....the rough is not too high, but the woods come into play on several shots if you are not a straight hitter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 53
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Groves Country Club

We have played the Groves a number of times. We appreciate the clubhouse staff as always friendly, along with the course ranger. Other golfers are friendly and patient with each other.
Although an Executive style golf course, it can be challenging in that you need to hit good (or perfect) shots on many of the holes to maintain a low score.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great short course

This course is great to play, they are in the process of getting the T boxes , fairways and greens up to better conditions after the curfew treatment.
My wife and I played this past Saturday and it was much better than a couple weeks ago. The carts are getting to the point of serious servicing.
The staff is always fantastic in thee we pro shop ! The 19th hole or restaurant has changed hands and needs to step it up to be as good as previous.
Still this course is a favorite and has some great challenges such as the 4th hole, par 5. handicap 1. You can eagle this hole as I have but you need to be on your game.
Highly recommend checking this course out

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

NOT Friendly for New players

Twice we have been on the course, each time the ranger pressuring us to pick up pace at 3 in afternoon. Stated its 10 minutes per hole even for group of 4. IMPOSSIBLE. Group behind were just as slow and waited 30 minutes after told to hurry up for group behind to pass. This is an open to the public course, we chose afternoon time because we are slow with two new players. It is borderline harassing players as some people are beginning the game and don't play often. The ranger was also argumentative even though we knew to let others play through as we are slow. But we all pay our fee so others can just wait. Not everyone is as good others.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.
Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome Layout

This course is not long but very challenging. My favorite course to play in Florida.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing in Paradise

If you like being out in nature and playing a nice golf course, the Groves is the course for you. Played mid day September 29th. The weather was great, course was great and good pace of play. I will return soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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