Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club - South Course

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4.4
501
5 Stars
257
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
93.3%
Recommend this course
445 out of 498 reviews
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4.4
36
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.2%
Recommend this course
35 out of 36 reviews
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4.4
127
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.7%
Recommend this course
119 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7153
Slope 135
Rating 74.2
Type Semi-Private
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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Lake Jovita - South Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7153 yards 74.2 135
Blue 72 6690 yards 72.2 131
White 72 6206 yards 69.6 128
Green 72 5750 yards 68.0 119
Black (W) 72 5603 yards 72.3 130
Red (W) 72 5145 yards 70.3 121
Scorecard for South Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.2/135 465 549 368 193 403 456 202 420 534 3590 422 559 221 562 146 420 451 362 420 3563 7153
Blue M: 72.1/131 421 531 333 181 393 425 172 390 501 3347 395 537 201 539 134 394 402 341 400 3343 6690
White M: 69.6/128 387 473 315 163 379 384 151 372 471 3095 366 511 180 518 105 363 364 320 384 3111 6206
Black M: 68.0/119 W: 72.3/130 387 473 315 163 333 359 151 339 471 2991 319 492 143 456 105 309 302 320 344 2790 5781
Red W: 70.3/121 326 433 216 115 310 277 126 339 448 2590 319 426 97 422 100 309 302 287 293 2555 5145
Handicap 3 9 11 17 13 1 15 7 5 6 14 10 12 18 4 2 16 8
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 5 17 15 1 13 7 11 10 4 12 6 18 8 14 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
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.

Reviews

4.4
501

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Dinner 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 64
Elevation Changes 59
Undulating Greens 56
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 55
Playing Multiple Courses 42
Locals 38
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 57
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 17

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Greens great fast and true course excellent shape I will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Outing!!

We played the North Course and overall, the course is in great shape and the greens are rolling! Looking forward to returning to play the South Course. I highly recommend playing Lake Jovita and bring your A game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/29/2018

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 11/29/2018

Thank you for the 5-star review of Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
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 Good
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Commented On 11/19/2018

Thank you for the 5-star review of Lake Jovita. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of best around.

From the time the young man picked up my clubs as soon as I got out of the car till the time I left the 19 hole the word excellent discribe it all. If you have not played this course you have missed a truly amazing time. Should warn you the down hill putts take just a turning of the letters.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/19/2018

Thank you so much for the kind words and 5-star review of Lake Jovita! Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in good shape even with over seeding,

Our biggest disappointment was the staff. They were not very informative, friendly or helpful with golfers who had never played the course. We were given no direction as to where to start, had to go back in for balls for the range. Once we found the starter, it got better. He was friendly. Greens were excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/19/2018

We would like to apologize for the treatment by the pro shop staff. Thank you for playing Lake Jovita! Please come back and see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

One of the best around the area. I brought a friend in from out of town and he really enjoyed it. Pace of play was pretty slow and cart with drinks would have been nice to see more often.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 11/19/2018

Thank you for the 4-star review of Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. Glad that you and your friend enjoyed yourselves while you were here. Please come back and visit us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape as usual; staff helpful;beautiful day; starter was friendly but could have been more forceful about combining groups; too many 2somes;contributed to slow round of 5 hours; busy day as well but didn't need to be as protracted; otherwise a first class faciluty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad hip

This course is great ! Price is right . Maybe a private club. So play it now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club - North Course
Commented On 11/12/2018

Thank you for the 5-star review of Lake Jovita. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

LJ South Course

Played here on a Friday morning in a outing and had a blast. Was a little disappointed as I played the south course the previous Saturday with similar conditions expecting this time to be fixed. Many of the tee boxes were overgrown and needed a lot of love. For a course that charges at the least $50 with many times more depending on prime time play I was expecting much better conditions then what you would find at a county course. I have played here a couple times and outside of these last 2 recent times have had better experiences.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/07/2018

Thank you for playing Lake Jovita. We are very sorry to hear the course was not up to your expectations.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track

I played the south course last February and had to play it again. So far it's my favorite in the Dade City area. They recently over seeded but the course was still in nice shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/01/2018

Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/01/2018

Bill, thank you so much for the 5-star review of Lake Jovita. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice layout and enjoyed the course. Greens are faster than many of the other courses around but roll true. Quite a number of holes that are picturesque from the tees.

Only issue was it was the slowest round we've played in years. We were a threesome, had only saw a threesome in front of us and a twosome in front of them and it took 5 hours to play 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

South course

Overall the course was pretty good. Bunkers could use some sand. Golf cart was not great (bad brake and old). Greens rolled pretty good and fairways were good. Once we played through one group the pace of play got better. Having played here occasionally over the past 10 years I guess it’s just not in quite as good of shape as it used to be. Starting to look a little more run down. Did get a great rate online so it was worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive.

Nice layout. There's room off the tee on the front 9, tightens for a few holes on the back. Greens have a lot of subtle movement, hard to see the little breaks. Overall in great condition. Try it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Played as a twosome and under 3 1/2 hrs on a hot deal rate. Course and greens were in great shape, but sand traps were unkempt. Very little sand and most were not raked.

Overall a good day o golf on a almost private course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lake Jovita North

First time there. Will definitely play there again. Had a great deal from GolfNow. Aerification gave the deal but greens were in great shape.. Must stay in fairways. Only played 13 holes, heat was unbearable. Only saw cart girl once and she was out of stuff we wanted.

Bunkers are compacted and no fluff. Otherwise nice track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club on 10/01/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Lake Jovita. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course, please come back and visit us soon.
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