Cove Cay Golf Club

3.1501000000 3.2 stars from 5 (373)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6079 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Shriver Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6079 yards 70.4 130
White 70 5659 yards 67.8 123
Red (W) 71 5283 yards 71.4 130
Beige (W) 71 4216 yards 66.7 111

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 373 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
102
2 stars:
52
1 stars:
49

recommend this course

246 out of 370 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views 19th hole specials  

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"Nice lagout"


u2685256's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice design. Friendly staff. Tee boxes and some fairways need work. Greens were in nice shape. Overall a keeper. Looking forward to playing it again.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worthy of play"


Alonasboy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Picturess course that is worth the time and money to play. We knew if would be wet with all the rain we had the last week , but that did not take away from our enjoyment. If you are a sprayer of the call like me you may pay the price like I did. The greens were a little slow as expected and held the approach shots because of the dampness. I look forward to playing it again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jkelly2293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

whenyou consider we are in the middle of a drought the course was in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs a lot of work."


redness's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are in bad shape. Greens not good. Cart paths need repair. Not a lot of attention to detail. Fairways in decent shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad"


u072750340's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven't played here in about 6 months and the course is still in great shape except for some weed patches on a few of the greens. The practice green was in better shape than most of the greens on the course. The course is extremely fun and well worth the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worst course I've played in Florida for the money"


ChrisDunhamJr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The greens roll well in spots where there are grass. The pace of play was good.

Otherwise, it was a miserable day. There was more dirt than grass on many tee boxes and fairways and you couldn't find a 10 foot putt over just one type of green surface. I played The First Tee course in Jacksonville -- $12 for 18 holes -- and it was in better shape. Wouldn't pay $30 for this course again. Anything over $20 is more than excessive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Avoid if you can..."


mcchea's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I try to avoid playing Cove Cay but the location is so close to me. I've played this course many times and the experience is always poor. Greens have improved from a year ago but they are still not in good shape. Mosquitos and nats are everywhere, especially when playing an afternoon round. There was a dead fish near the 8th tee box that you could still smell on the 9th tee box. It was nauseating. I made a pact with my buddy no never play here again, even if it's convenient. Not worth $30...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


u356934409's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course with plenty of water and sand. Overall course was in good condition. We will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time"


dwdfla's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing this course but was battling strong winds all day which made something f the holes quite challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


cjjoyce1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We've played this course a few times now and are always drawn back by the beauty. The views, the layout, the mixture of trees and plants and the wildlife all make for a picturesque experience.

The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. The food in the clubhouse is good and they have an extensive menu. There are showers available in the locker room as well.

The course itself was in fair condition - not great, not bad. The greens have patches of other grass and previous hole locations that haven't healed and rolled inconsistently. The fairways were mixed in terms of health.

While we enjoy playing this course the one layout feature we always find vexing (and I could really do without) is nearly every green is closely guarded by several deep bunkers...bring your pail and shovel


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1st time Here"


mtnsedona's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in great condition, some T boxes a bit thin, over great in good shape, played fast, used a hot deal so it was also cheap. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Track.."


kaneboysx2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast greens, some bare faiways. Overall decent track..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


u338979547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Nice course with great scenery. Lots of dogleg holes to challenge the best players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


bdboulet1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Coarse should be in better shape , greens are pityfull,fairways are below average , not worth the money, will not rebook.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000004181771's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Staff were very helpful"


Phil3637400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I kept hearing from other golfers atound the area that the course had improved with new ownership. I was happy with the course conditions, considering how dry the area has been lately, but what impressed me most was the staff. They were very accomodating. I was just golfing on my own and they went out of there way to place me with a good group.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Almost There"


pshollenberger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course! Lay out very interesting, greens fast and true, friendly helpful staff, great restaurant/bar with fabulous view, and very reasonable fees. Lack of grass in fairways Cove Cay's only disappointing feature. Not so bad we wouldn't return, but more seed please!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Seem like they are doing good things"


Patricia3507583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I actually had to fix divot on green haven't had that happen all winter


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000006281393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Use you brain"


schau29770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course starts with that friendly handshake and then the pars aren't that easy. Club selection, wind check and you might be leaving the driver in the bag. Pick your spot and hit the shot. Excellent layout, fair and a challenge for all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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