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3.8
702 Reviews (702)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
276
3 Stars
177
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
70
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
84.4%
Recommend this course
503 out of 702 reviews
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4.0
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.3%
Recommend this course
50 out of 56 reviews
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3.9
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
85 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6079 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.4

Cove Cay Golf Club is located along the shores of Tampa Bay, offering scenic views and abundant wildlife. Water is a prominent feature on the golf course, coming into play on 12 holes. The course is tight with narrow, tree-lined fairways and several tricky dogleg holes. In addition to all of the water hazards, there are also deep bunkers lining the greensides. At 6,000 yards, it is not a long course by any means but what it lacks in length it makes up for in shot-making challenges. Thanks to its length though, it can usually be played in under four hours. The layout features a diverse set of hazards that will require the use of every club in your bag. Cove Cay Golf Club's signature hole is the par-5 17th. This dramatic hole runs alongside the bay, making accuracy a necessity in order to reach the small peninsula green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Wallace (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Shriver Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.8
702 Reviews (702)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
19th Hole Scenic Views 33
19th Hole Specials 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 89
Bunkers 71
Narrow Fairways 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 52
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 41
Seniors 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 83
Near the Airport 26
Near Local Attractions 18

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Tough after a heavy rain.

Course played well today even though there was a very heavy rain the night before.

On the first green there were a large amount of worm holes.

All traps were water holes.
But otherwise I still shot 71. Not crying.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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Wet weather
Used cart

Course was in rough condition.

The course was in rough condition. Bunkers were harder than driving mats. If you missed the fairway slightly you will be hitting off dirt with grass patches sprinkled throughout. The maintenance team really needs to have better management to get the course in shape. Won't play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

No fairway grass. Greens a bit rough too

I’ve played Cove Cay 20 plus rounds this year. Today it was in poor condition in most fairways. The grass could not support the ball. So it would sit on the mud or sand below. You couldn’t even move it to a spot that would support the ball.
It was like a balding mans hair. Not much there.
The greens were rolling ok but grainy and slow.

I still played well. Had to really hit down and though all the irons.
71 total. No cry

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

No notice of recent maintenance

Course had recently had greens aerated. No mention of that when booked or would probably booked another course. Greens extremely bumpy and impossible to get a good read and putt. Price should have been reduced as well. Probably will not return as Course does not appear to be customer friendly. Not the best level of clientele frequenting this course either.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
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
5.0
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Previously Played

Best shape in years

Just punched greens a week ago and they are healing very well! Greens are a little bumpy but rolling great and very receptive! I played more prestigious courses in the last two weeks and this place was better than all of them!! Go play it, you will be surprised!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pradeep

Loved the course. Short but challenging. In good condition in spite of rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

The greens are not in great shape . Fairway were in nice shape

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Haven't golfed here in many years and it did not disappoint! Course was in great condition, staff was professional and, other than the heat, it was a perfect day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value!

Back nine much prettier than front, but pace of play was great, staff was friendly, course was good if not slightly cramped. Decent condition (cart paths are rough). Had a nice day. Would return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Cove cat round

Course was in great shape , the early morning pace was great greens were exellent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Greens and fairways are in great shape especially for the middle of summer. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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