Cove Cay Golf Club

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3.3
538
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
202
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
64
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
69.5%
Recommend this course
363 out of 538 reviews
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4.1
28
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
107
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
63.6%
Recommend this course
68 out of 107 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6079
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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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
Scorecard for Cove Cay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 7 11 1 13 5 17 3 9 2 10 12 4 16 8 18 6 14
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 5 3 34 70
Handicap (W) 13 9 3 5 15 7 17 1 11 4 10 12 2 14 8 16 6 18

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

3.3
538

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

short and strategic

It's in fine shape. The greens are very fast and the fairways are fine. It's more of a placement course. Didn't really need to hit driver and for that matter couldn't for most of the day. Lots of water in play and some of it hidden.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cove Cay - Great Views

Cove Cay is our go-to course on the weekend mornings. Beautiful views of the Bay when you get to the middle holes of the course. Difficult par 3s all with water separating the box and the pin. Difficult par 4's with dog-legs both left and right. Would recommend to any other golfer for a good morning of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course for the Price

This is a challenging par 70 course and the greens are in terrific condition. They are fast and true. The course is a bit tight so it requires accuracy and also provides great challenges. A couple of holes bring the view of the bay into play.

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

Decent course if the price is right.

Got a hot deal for $25 a player. Regular rate is $50 for this time of year. I would’ve been disappointed if I paid $50 but the course was in decent shape. Greens are nice and roll well, not to fast. Overall was in decent shape. The highlight of the day was the cart girl. Lol. Has a driving range and putting area. Course is pretty tight but not to long. Overall it’s a decent course but definitely better in the area if you’re paying full price

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good greens

Overall, this course is in good shape. Greens were in great shape, minus a few bare spots. Fairways and tee boxes were in good shape. Driving range was a bit beat up, but the practice green was in great shape. Recommend this course especially with a hot deal rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Value

Greens pretty quick, not helped by some of thee hole locations. Layout was fairly challenging. Value was really good. I got a good discount, but even at the normal rate it would have been a pretty god vale.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic florida!

Great variety, and super true greens with accuracy rewarded and slot of shot making opportunities. This course was a little patchy in the rough but tee to green in good shape. I really enjoyed the views of tampa bay as well which is what really makes this course a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-18T20:53:22.000+00:00

Thanks for the awesome review and we hope you enjoyed your round!

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

Improved conditions

Course was in much better shape then the previous times I had played here. Most the greens where in excellent condition and fairways and tee boxes good shape also. Played on a hot deal rate so the price was good but $45 is the regular rate and I think that would be ok but there’s other courses for around that same price. Layout is tight but has some beautiful holes. I was impressed with how much better the greens are from previous. A few holes weren’t perfect but most of them in excellent shape and they ran fast nd true.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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CoveCayManager
Commented On 2018-12-01T18:48:38.000+00:00

Thank you so much for noticing the hard work put in by our grounds crew for over the past several months. More improvements are still coming!

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

Much Improved

This course has been reawakened from a near death 4 years ago. Continued improvements are bringing it back to a top notch course. New owners are working very hard to make Cove Cay a great course. Greens are really nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Absolutely picturesque and beautiful layout

Our foursome loved this coursefrom the first tee. We have played at many places throughout Canada and United States and this course has some of the most scenic views.

The course layout is nice and there are enough holes to challenge experienced golfers.

The food at the restaurant was absolutely excellent and fresh. The prices were well within reason especially how well the food was prepared.

We are definitely going back.

The only negative was they dont have any players books for visitors that dont know the layout and yardage toward hazards or proper landing areas. This is a fault and oversight by management not the employees but guest shouldnt have to recommend these books and as to their usefullness.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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CoveCayManager
Commented On 2018-12-01T18:49:50.000+00:00

Thank you for the great review and excellent recommendation. I'm going to forward your comments to the owners right now. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Will not go again

Course is not in good condition. Fairways and tee boxes are rough. Greens partially with lots of Sand. Not worth the money. Staff at the pro shop unfriendly. Will definately not go back again and cannot recommend this course at all. There is much Better value for money in the area.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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CoveCayManager
Commented On 2018-12-01T18:50:44.000+00:00

I think you must have reviewed the wrong course. Our conditions are excellent. And we have pictures online to prove it. @CoveCayGolf

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Played On
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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course has great water views!

The course was in rough shape in the spring of this year and if you played it now you would be amazed at the improvements that they have done to make the fairways and greens as pristine as they are today!

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

Cove Cay is Back

Congratulations to Bill & Pat for there hard work & perseverance. Cove Cay has come a long way

from Tee to Green. All 18 greens looked and putted “true”. There were 2 or 3 that had signs of

Germinating seed problems but they were on the greens edges and did not and should not affect how the hole is played.

I had the opportunity to talk to the owner and although he indicated he’s proud of it’s current condition

He says “He’a not quite there yet”

I look forward to my next round at Cove Cay.

By the way the Range can not be beat either @ $ 8. For a Large bucket. Practice green is also in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brother and I play 18 at cove cay

Greens mostly in real good shape, fairways great! Views memorable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-10-16T15:00:44.000+00:00

Thanks so much! We hope you and your brother had a great time. And we really appreciate the review!

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Played On
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
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CoveCayManager
Commented On 2018-10-16T15:01:23.000+00:00

Thank you for the excellent review! Come back soon.

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