Cove Cay Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||71||5283 yards||71.4||130|
|Beige (W)||71||4216 yards||66.7||111|
|Blue M: 70.4/130||349||408||524||389||198||379||123||369||535||3274||441||334||134||522||143||364||138||524||205||2805||6079|
|White M: 67.8/123||335||383||510||375||176||365||110||355||515||3124||407||310||120||490||115||340||110||500||143||2535||5659|
|Red M: 66.4/115 W: 71.4/130||323||375||486||360||110||360||100||335||455||2904||396||300||117||480||102||330||98||465||91||2379||5283|
|Beige M: 64.2/110 W: 68.7/111||240||275||440||360||60||247||91||243||400||2356||325||201||79||350||95||240||84||400||86||1860||4216|
Photo submitted by Kdk131 on 05/06/2019
Photo submitted by u786997372 on 01/21/2017
Some great views Photo submitted by sprk33 on 10/27/2016
Photo submitted by edobbie on 07/13/2015
Photo submitted by nrepp on 02/27/2015
Photo submitted by MarkD53 on 10/27/2014
Great views from Cove Cay Photo submitted by mattputman on 03/24/2014
Jacaranda in bloom on the course. Photo submitted by aharman526 on 04/30/2013
Cove Cay on Tampa Bay Photo submitted by webbknight on 09/21/2012
Fun layout. Not a long course. Greens run well. Fairways and surrounding areas a little scruffy. But for 35$ on a Saturday 8am tee time....
Yet to be disappointed at Cove Cay
Great conditions great views.
We have played here a few times over the years. Today was the best shape it's been in for us. Lots of nice brick work has been done around T boxes, greens were in good shape. Was a good day, pleasant greetings from the gentlemen at check in from Sudbury.
Another great day of golf
My son and I are average players. We didn't feel rushed like on many courses
Nice layout. Needs a lot of TLC. No grass on the tee blocks. Fairways are a bit rough. Greens ok.
Nice layout course improves in condition every time I play it. Relaxing round some tougher holes lots of water.
Excellent course great views only issue some of the greens were under repair.
Excellent Challenging Muni
First time on course, conditions very challenging on some. need to love water. A shot makers course but once you tried it you will want to go back. My son, a 9 handicap ,loved it so much looking into being a member.
Ha! We have lots of single digit handicappers, as well as scratch golfers, who love coming to Cove Cay Golf. It's a great course for those who want to hone their skills. Thanks for the review!
The course is very short and the greens were in absolute terrible shape. Good views and the staff was friendly but its not a $40 a round course. Especially with all the Par 3s on the back.
We're in spring maintenance so the greens do look rough right now. Especially after our crazy busy winter. But did you enjoy the challenge of the course? Pros love playing here because the course may be short but you have to be very accurate to do well.
Challenging Golf Great Views
I've only been golfing for a couple of years so I want to play a course that challenges me so I can improve my skills. I've played numerous courses in Tampa Bay but Cove Cay Golf Club "hurts my feelings", in a GOOD way! You need to be accurate to shoot well and I've improved greatly in that department since playing here. I still have a brain cramp with water, and they have water on 12 holes. Bottom line, if you want to improve and enjoy great scenery and nice people, this is the place to play.
I am not a long hitter and this was exactly what I needed. A fun straightforward layout with an opportunity to score well if you put it into good position.
The greens could use some attention but they weren't unplayable. The tees had just been airated but they were manageable.
Thanks so much. Yes, our greens are in transition from being dormant and are a little slower than we'd like. A couple have caught a virus that is being treated. Thank you for the review!
Challenging course but bad conditions
Let me first say based on previous review responses that my review has nothing to do with how I played. Greens are in good shape and fast although not as green as some would like. Many of the tee boxes were aerated and had no grass. Fairways are not in good shape. Not what I would expect for the money. The course has a challenging layout and you can’t just bang it and go get it. If you like course management this is the course for you. If you want to hit driver every hole it is not. I enjoyed the layout. If this course was in good shape it I would highly recommend it. They were definitely working on it so I’m sure there are times it’s in great shape just not the day I played. It’s a little disturbing that they can’t take any criticism and immediately assume the criticism came as a result of a bad round. I would not play this course again in the condition it was in the day I played.
Thanks Scott for coming to Cove Cay. You came during a maintenance period, and transition time for the Bermuda. That's why the tee boxes were aerated and the fairways and greens look off.
COURSE IS SCENIC WAS PRETTY DRY AND BURNT OUT IN PLACES AND GREENS BUT ITS FLORIDA
You made me chuckle with your "but it's Florida" comment. YES, we've had a record number of golfers visiting over the past few months. Which has left the fairways a bit trampled. Top that off with the Bermuda coming to life and it looks greener in some places than others. Thanks for playing here Pat and for the review!
A very good choice of course to play.
Could have been in better condition but can be overlooked due to overall layout is very good. Greens fast but aerated which caused me a couple of stroke(excuse).
The day was very good.
Hi and welcome to Florida! We hope you had a nice stay and want to thank you for playing Cove Cay Golf.
Because this is our busy season and we're very popular because of our views, we have gotten a tremendous amount of play over the past couple of months. But we're keeping up as best we can. Thanks again!
Don’t get fooled by the nice pictures you see. The course conditions were brutal. I would not recommend this course for anybody especially being so pricey.
If there were a way for me to attach a current condition photo here I would. You're nuts! It is winter so the greens don't look pretty, yet they are lightening fast. The fairway has seen a lot of traffic do to snowbirds and vacationers yet still look good and are weed free. The tee boxes look amazing and have been rebuilt or are in the process of being rebuilt. And we have new cart paths and new carts.
Day of Golf
Rained most of the day, paired with a local and two others from out of town. We got soaked to the bones, could not have had a better time. Great company, great course, great time.