Cove Cay Golf Club

3.5011588235 3.5 stars from 5 (431)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6079 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Shriver Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 431 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
115
2 stars:
55
1 stars:
53

recommend this course

295 out of 428 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views 19th hole specials  

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kwickrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



wdolski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very disappointed with the condition of the course. Terrible shape, tee boxes are terrible, fairways questionable, greens and around the greens are terrible. Not much good to say about the place. Must not have much of a grounds crew if any. Sorry Cove Cay but won’t be coming back anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u072750340's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes need some work. Decent value course otherwise


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


jersoner's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course may not be long, but it certainly tests your game and makes up for the length in character. Not one hole is the same and it requires you to shape the ball each way and being on the water forces you to hit knock down low ball flight shots. I had more fun on this course than I expected, and it didn’t hurt that I played some of my best golf either! I am adding this on to my list anytime I’m in the Tampa area. Grounds crew deserves some serious credit for having it in that shape in January! Really impressive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



goofy99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Albert1405250's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Strangest round I ever played"


u000003988181's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decided to play Friday as I and everyone else had been unable to play all week due to the cold weather. Hooked up with 3 great guys, Doug and Jim from New York and Daniel from Chicago. Played horribly on the front 9. Thee doubles, a triple and a quadruple for a smooth 51. I told Daniel I wanted to shave 10 strokes off on the back nine.

I bogeyed 10, birdied 11 then missed 8-12 foot birdie putts on 12, 13 and 14. On 15 I put my tee shot in the drink and ended up with a triple bogey. I three putted 16 for a bogey. On 17 I hit a palm tree with my tee shot. With my next shot I hit 2 more palms. My next shot with a 3 wood was headed for the center of the green when it bounded 30 ft. in the air after hitting the cart path. As it was headed for the trap at the back of the green it hit the flag stick and dropped 4 feet from the flag. Not bad I thought. 3 palm trees a cart path and a flag stick and I have a short birdie putt. Obviously I proceeded to miss the putt. I made up for the missed putt however as on 18 I hit my tee shot into the hole for an ace. The other guys were more excited about it than I was as they said it was the first one they had witnessed.

All in all a great day with some really good guys!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

OMG! That has to be the best post ever. Thanks for the review and for sharing. And, remember, we all have days like that. At least you had fun.



willies3867's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u072750340's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Strange layout"


JMandry's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not well kept, weeds growing in the greens, bare t-boxes and very strange lay out. Some holes were actually ridiculous especially par 5’s with sharp dog legs requiring irons for first shot. Difficult to enjoy unless you play just to practice some shots and not worry about score


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

Hi J.

It's always tough playing a new course when you're not used to the layout. We are working on issues with a few greens and tees but we have worked hard, for the last three years, to get it into shape. Thanks for writing!



Sabine2844372's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Sabine2844372's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

Short and sweet. Thanks for the review!


"Always enjoyable"


u5400882's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was excellent on Tues.12pm tee off.Course was in great but thete was no beverage cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


lefties99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well laid out course with enough water and sand to keep you on your toes. Staff were very helpful and informative. I arrived as a single and left with 2 new friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Havn't played for awhile"


rmmacken's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Alot of tee's were not in great shape but fairways are in good shape and greens are very good.

I would play this course again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2017

Hi Lindsay,

Thanks for the review! We are having some issues with the tees and we're working on it. So glad to hear that you'd come back.

Take care!


"Coming up, albeit slowly, to its designers expectations.."


Rajansah's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new owners have done a wonderful job. Some greens have patches of different grass which must be removed. The location and the design of the course is excellent. With some money and vision it could be one of the primer golf course in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

Hi Raj,

Thanks for the review and for noticing that we've been working hard to improve conditions here. We have a long way to go but are proud of what we've accomplished in such a short time. Thanks again!


"Great day"


u437112546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great, the staff is excellent very friendly and helpful, would recommend this course anytime.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

Thank you! We really appreciate the review and recommendation.


"Good Test for a shorter layout"


uZSUH9541ZS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent test of golf and pretty good conditions. Not overly long but semi tight and the traps were well maintained. I would recommend it especially as there are great deals to be had.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2017

Awesome. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and for the detailed info. We appreciate it!



u000005417117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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