Cove Cay Golf Club

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3.3
526
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
195
3 Stars
140
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
64
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
69.3%
Recommend this course
351 out of 523 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
30
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
123
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.6%
Recommend this course
77 out of 123 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6079
Slope 130
Rating 70.4
Type Semi-Private
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
526

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 20-24
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1.0
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 10/16/2018

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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Commented On 10/16/2018

Thank you for the excellent review! Come back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 10/16/2018

Hi Lucy. Awesome handicap! Thanks for playing at Cove Cay Golf Club and for the review.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Course

1st time on this course. My Dad lives there so I thought I would give it a try.. besides the course so wet all in all I enjoyed myself. I live in St. Pete so I know it's been a wet summer.. I will do it again..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/18/2018

Hi Vince! Yes. It's been a soggy summer, hasn't it? Come back soon as we've had a couple of dry days in a row. Glad you liked our course.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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CoveCayManager
Commented On 09/11/2018

Thank you for the 5 stars! We really appreciate it. And come back soon!

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

Great Corse

always greeting in the Pro Shop Court Raleigh course was in good shape even with a lot of rain always looks pretty good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rain took its toll

Course was roughed up due to rain. Had an issue with agitated member due to carts on the fairways. Pace was slow but still had a great time. Course is challenging and laid out well.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/11/2018

This rain has been crazy! Mother Nature is starting to lighten up a bit though. Glad you enjoyed the challenges of our course. Come back soon!

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Commented On 08/13/2018

We're glad to hear you had a great time and were challenged by our course. We are pretty tired of this rain! Thanks so much.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Descent for beginners

The course was not very busy when I arrived so hit a few range balls then 1st tee with no problems. I was truly surprised how some greens were so nice but other so bad! Large pits that were unlevel and caused the ball to jump or go off line. I actually made a few that would have never gone in with consistant greens. The layout was fair but really doesn't give much of the Bay views as I expected. Some clearing of trees along banks would really give the curve appeal for views and scenery. This is a good course for beginners or someone working on the swing but wouldn't recommend to the long hitters or scratch golfers!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 09/11/2018

We have been working hard on conditions and the greens have come a long way. No rain in the winter took it's toll. However, our only rough greens are 2 and 15. The rest are looking great!

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Commented On 08/13/2018

Thanks for the review. We've been making major repairs and the greens have been at the top of the list. They have come a long way. We have been attempting to clear trees but there are some legalities involved there. Come back again!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day on a great course!

Greens were in great condition, well maintained course. Cart path a little dicey in a few places but looks like they are working on that!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/13/2018

We are working on the cart path currently. Thanks for the great review!

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Commented On 07/30/2018

Yes! Our cart path is being patched and repaved in key spots as I type. Thank you so much for playing Cove Cay Golf and for the review. We really appreciate it!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape, great staff

This course is in great shape right now. Greens are consistent. The staff is always very friendly. The course is short but offers lots of challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/25/2018

Thanks so much! A lot of the area pros come here to practice. Accuracy is very important here.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/10/2018

We saw you gave us an Excellent on Value for the money. Gotta love the Summer Special of 18-holes for $30!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Noticeably Improved

For the most part the fairways and greens were in good shape. One or two greens need more work but the improvement in course conditions is very noticeable over the past 6 months. Some tee boxes still need work but I could tell work has been done on them as well. Drainage for traps is not great but they did get quite a bit of rain the previous day so that's understandable. Course could use a starter/ranger as there was some slow play but all in all it was a good day of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/08/2018

Thank you for noticing the work we've been doing. We have quite the plan for improvements and recently just started patching and repaving critical areas of the cart path. Thanks again for the review and comments!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rained out

Couldn't even start. Ate lunch and left. The other twosome came from Northdale area and were upset also. I used one of my rewards, but unfortunately mother nature overruled.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/08/2018

We really hate that Mother Natured ruined your fun. Thanks for trying to play at Cove Cay Golf. Please come back!

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