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4.4
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
93.3%
Recommend this course
247 out of 276 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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4.4
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.4%
Recommend this course
57 out of 61 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7153 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.2

Although it is tucked away among rolling green hills and mature oaks, Lake Jovita Country Golf & Country Club is conveniently less than 30 minutes north of Tampa. The club offers two championship golf courses, the North and the South. The South Course, the original track at Lake Jovita, has a more traditional design than the other course. It features generous fairways and velvety-smooth greens. The layout weaves through lakes and ponds that into play on several holes. The course was built to fully utilize the hilly terrain, incorporating a variety of elevation changes throughout. The par-5 11th hole even features a 94-foot drop from tee to green, which is the largest natural elevation change in the entire state. It is one of Florida's "must-play" courses

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Lehman (1999) Kurt Sandness (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, slacks or shorts (walking short length) are preferred: work-out shorts or denim are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.4
276 Reviews (276)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Forced Carries 18
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Playing Multiple Courses 11
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course and in great shape

The greens were very smooth and fast. Enjoyed a beautiful fall day on the course!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Love this course

Good condition. They’re working on the bunkers to get them back in shape after all our heavy rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Course is in great shape after all the rain we’ve had. Bunkers we’re washed out or holding water. But greens and fairways were nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
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5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough parch

I have played this course many times. I love the layout. The good news is the greens are good. The bad news is the rest of the golf course is in tough shape. The fairways are wet and being seeded but they need it because there isn’t a lot of grass . The bunkers are in horrible shape ...... virtually unplayable except for the fact that right now you can lift , clean and place. Lastly, they are currently fertilizing the entire course so it smells like a ripe barnyard....... which is great when the feels like temperature is north of 100 degrees. Good luck !

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Big track!

It was wet so it played extremely long!
Greens were very good! True rolls and held a correctly struck approach! A big challenge to your game from all tees!
The one thing that was a negative was most bunkers were either flooded with water and you would lose the ball or not playable! Overall will return again and it’s worth the price!
Ps- jump on the tips if you want to see were your game is as a single digit hdcp! It’s a beast!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too wet!

Played the South Course for the first time and very impressed with the layout. Typical summer rain has taken it’s toll. The bunkers were unplayable. Many of the green side traps were full of water so it made it very difficult not only to play but find your ball. Considering the wet conditions we had a great time. I can only imagine this course dry and playing fast! Whoa!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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