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3.6
605 Reviews (605)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
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3 Stars
155
2 Stars
79
1 Stars
67
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
77.8%
Recommend this course
419 out of 605 reviews
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4.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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3.8
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.9%
Recommend this course
73 out of 85 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

Reviews

3.6
605 Reviews (605)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Thanks so much!

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice layout

The course is a nice layout and is in pretty good shape. Some of the greens were still healing from airifying but for the price it was a really good value. I will go play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2019

That is great to hear Troy. Thanks!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent value

Played early morning before hot part of day. Course in great condition from tee box to greens. Very consistent play from wet morning nag to hot dry 11 am finish. Sand traps very good condition considering very wet weather recently. Pace of play was great finished in a little over 3 hours. Will play again in early morning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Awesome! Thanks Richard and we hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice as always

I play here at least once a week. Good course like always. It’s a very hard par 70. Definatly not a easy course. People are great though. There was a little confusion about the raincheck. One person tells me one thing and when I go to turn it in Thisbe person was telling me somthing different. I paid for 18 got to play 9 got rained out after front 9. So when u get a raincheck and go back to play the back 9 why should I have to pay another 7 dollars?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Hi Eric. I'm guessing you played the first time either after noon or before our winter rates kicked in. Time of day definitely changes price by a little bit.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great Value

Summer in Florida had great deals. This was no exception. A few greens could of been in better shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Understood and thanks! We are working on them.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great course

good course would recommend to any intermediate player or average player also well kept grees and fairways plenty of challenges. Will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Thanks so much!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Enjoyable

Very friendly staff
Constantly improving the course
Definitely worth a try

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Thank you so much!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Well worth playing!

Very nice course, but very few yardage markers. Without GPS, it was hard to determine distances.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Good note. Thanks so much. We would like to take credit for making your round even more challenging, but it wasn't intended. Thanks for the review!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Thank you so much!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

It's in Rough Shape

Unless you get it for $15 or less, it's not worth playing here. Most of the Tees, Fairways, Rough, Bunkers and Greens are in pretty rough shape. Bunkers were full of water from 2" of rain the previous day; but did not appear to have been raked at all for some time. Did not see a single maintenance worker. Did not see a water jug on the front nine. Course is short and narrow in a lot of places; some holes layouts quirky. Views are nothing exceptional. And when they tell you the greens have all healed from aerification, don't believe him.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Going to have to beg to differ with this. Our course is in excellent shape but we have had a ton of rain and do have a drainage issue in our bunkers that we're working on. The greens are wonderful but we have a couple that still are a work in progress. Sorry to hear you had a bad round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A GREAT DAY!!!

The course was really in good shape. The greens were slow because we started earlier in the day the pace was great.. the course sped up a little bit and when I got to the 18th hole the conditions were perfect. On the 18th hole I hit my first hole in one. This course is always in great shape thank you to the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, room for improvements

Picked this course for play on our mini vacation. Course was in decent shape. Greens were good overall and ran true. We enjoyed the layout.
Course could use 2 more water stations, 1 on each 9.
We did not have a beverage cart on the course which was disappointing but I understand they usually do.

The staff was very friendly and we overall enjoyed our round. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/12/2019

Glad you found us and hope you enjoyed your mini vacation. YES! We are working on improvements daily. So sorry you didn't see the beverage cart while you were out because, typically, it's out daily between 11am and 6pm.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course for the money

Nice course, still some greens that need help, friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/12/2019

You're the best. Thanks so much!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Target golf course

I have played at Cove Cay many times. The greens were in much better shape than the last time we played. The course is always challenging and rewarding to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/12/2019

So glad you noticed the improvements. Thanks for the review!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout

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....

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hi Mark. Glad to hear you had fun!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hmm. What can we do to improve the rating Marcus? We have been working on conditions but it is summer so the heat takes a toll.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Yet to be disappointed at Cove Cay

Great conditions great views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate the review and feedback.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Glad you enjoyed your round. Thanks for visiting!

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