Cove Cay Golf Club

3.1303000000 3.1 stars from 5 (353)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6079 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 2612 Cove Cay Dr, Clearwater, Florida 33760, Pinellas County
  • (727) 535-1406
  • (727) 536-5810
  • www.covecaygolf.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): David Wallace (1972)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 353 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
99
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

231 out of 350 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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"Lots of water!"


dmf121's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Challenging because of the many ponds. Fairways were getting a little ragged with the little rain they have had.

Greens were in ok shape considering the traffic they get this time of year.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back 9 jumpers"


u567262359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We started at 7 am. Had a steady pace of play. Finished the front 9 and on our way to the 10th we found a group of 4 80+ Year olds in front of us. We were told that they were members and they were allowed to jump in front of us. The pace of play came to a screeching hault and the round was ruined. Member or no member when you pay to play at 7 am you don't start people off of the back 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"1st time."


Fortheloveofgolf71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Nice views. Older short course. Not a lot of need for a driver. Still needs work to restore to its original condition. Little high on price for conditions but being at a resort the price can be higher. Lots of par 3's. My nemesis!! Good overall.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice game"


u941122833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this course a lot .

Nice people / nice course

Slow pace of game however

Lots of well placed water on second 9

Nice scenery

Will come back and bring friends


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000008074346's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good , not great shape. Layout was good. Great water views on back 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u658815491's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very nice but layout is the same for every hole, every green is surrounded by at least two bunkers. Distance markers are very poor, sprinkler heads aren't marked. Overall it was a very fun course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cove cay"


Rick2927234's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yesterday was busy but moving well. Four hour game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


fwmckee2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a little dry and rough in certain areas, but a good value for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has many water holes"


u901559773's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not for beginners as it is narrow and has many water holes. We enjoyed our day. Staff very friendly and accommodating


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Alright option"


u7280416's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course has inconsistent bunkers (compacted and hard to soft and somewhat fluffy) a lot of leaves on the course, even if you hit the green good luck making it stay on the green. The greens are lightning fast you may as well take one putt and pick it up, there are better options around


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Staff"


Palace237's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

The lady at the desk was friendly and helpful. The starter on the other hand could not have been more rude. I understand that the owners are PGA professionals and are working very hard to build their business. The starter was very UNPROFESSIONAL. I, along with my playing partners enjoyed the golf course enough to come back but minus the impolite attitude of the starter. Also, assuming that you have more than one starter, our tee time was an afternoon tee time. Best of luck moving forward.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play too slow for us."


Manon1416068's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After 4hrs we were at hole 16... too long for our liking. We've played many others such as Pasadena (on a Monday as it is private & open to public only on that day) where we never waited to tee off. I believe a golf game should be played in 3 1/2-4:00 hrs max!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


u000005415617's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was exceptionaly slow. Many twosomes could've been made to play in a foursome. It took us 3 plus hours to play 10 holes. We had to quit as the play was so slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf"


u00000364563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course and the layout. Cart paths are I. Terrible disrepair, all broken up in some spots. Greens good. Some ball cleaners broken. For the price needs some repair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cove Cay"


u8113998's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I enjoy golfing at Cove Cay. The course is great and the staff are usually very friendly. The price of a round is a bit high considering other courses are much cheaper however hot deals on GolfNow help offset the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"2nd time around"


mfb999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the 2nd time I played Cove Cay in as many weeks. Layout is interesting...lots of water and course can be challenging especially if its windy. Fairway grass is pretty thin as it has been dry. Greens have some tufts of foreign grass in them and can be bumpy in places. I got the Golfnow hot deal so value was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice views"


u000001758580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to play this course more than once to get the lay of the land. Had fun anyway, nice views on some of the holes, lots of water holes also,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"course shows signs of improvement ,, but has a way to go yet"


Vance6315360's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is tight and challenging on front 9 ,,,

overall pretty simple course in design ,,, but the pay rate of $ 50 takes it off the table ,,,, not worth it ,,,I have other choices of better courses at that rate ,,, on a promo at @ 30 ,,, would be ok


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Back Nine is worth the wait"


u00000594385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played here twice in two weeks, the second round was much better than the first. Key to playing here is hitting fairways and controlling distance. The front nine is pretty unremarkable, but there is a little water to navigate around. The back nine is my favorite, it is very scenic as many holes border the bay. The fairways were in good shape, the sand traps could use work, the greens are quite small but fast. I will definitely play here again.

On a side note, I made my tee time using GolfNow, some courses are less than pleased when you use this app, not knowing your coming, making you wait for an opening (even though you had a time), etc. This was not the case at Cove Cay, the staff was very helpful and I teed off when promised.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. The course is challenging in that there is plenty of water to navigate and greens are well-guarded by sand,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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