Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club - North Course
Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club offers two championship courses, the North and the South. Both courses sprawl across a verdant landscape covered with mature oaks, lakes, and ponds. The terrain is unusually hilly for Florida. Like the South Course, the North Course is undulating with a lot of movement but it has even greater elevation changes than the South, which provides scenic views of the surrounding community. On a clear day, golfers can see at least five miles to the northeast from the second tee. The North has a more modern layout that plays a little bit longer. Although the golf courses are nestled amongst rolling hills, Lake Jovita is situated just 30 minutes north of Tampa. The unique hilliness of the courses and their convenient location have made them some of Florida's must-play courses.
|Black (W)||72||5522 yards||70.9||122|
|Red (W)||72||5184 yards||69.1||117|
|Gold M: 74.7/139||557||225||461||187||360||510||427||448||413||3588||526||420||440||158||462||541||407||198||486||3638||7226|
|Blue M: 72.8/135||527||216||437||160||345||502||400||415||390||3392||517||394||417||149||426||517||400||189||462||3471||6863|
|White M: 70.4/132 W: 75.7/135||488||190||403||136||325||490||350||402||381||3165||486||373||388||124||376||467||351||161||408||3134||6299|
|Green M: 67.8/125 W: 73.0/129||464||177||363||132||306||455||308||360||330||2895||476||300||340||120||310||460||341||157||385||2889||5784|
|Red M: 64.9/119 W: 69.4/121||427||147||363||116||278||420||308||334||250||2643||390||300||340||107||277||407||288||118||314||2541||5184|
|Family M: 61.1/109 W: 63.5/109||303||120||254||110||219||303||216||240||240||2005||292||214||275||91||270||320||251||118||260||2091||4096|
Food & BeverageSnacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Lake Jovita, North Course
great course and worth the price, greens are fast and firm but will hold a high wedge.
Used a golfnow plus reward so my 45$ hot deal was free.
Arrived early for my 12:06 tee time, pro shop guy(no mask on) told me the starter was gone for the day and i could head out after i hit my range balls. He also stated that there was no beverage service and no water on the course. I brought a cooler so that was fine. Started about 15mins early and never saw anyone in front of me, 18 holes in just about 2 hours.
Carts are nice, with gps and blue tooth speakers.
Greens are still a bit sandy, especially on the edges but still rolled smooth and are quite fast. Tees are very level with only a few bare spots but nothing to complain about. Fairways are great and offer lots of roll out. Bunkers are different from hole to hole, some have fine white sand, others yellow almost clay like. Jovita is always well maintained, but that comes with the price tag. Hot deals are the way to go if you can stand the heat in the afternoon. Very nice layout with great views and lots of elevation changes, and large greens.
Easy course to play but if you are a big hitter it plays over 7200 yards. I played white tees and that was enough for me. The tee boxes were choppy but I assume that is temporary rest of course great shape
DO NOT PLAY HERE
The pace at this course is absolutely horrible. The pro shop does not care that on carts in groups of three people the total round took over 4.5 hours, well above what’s recommended from the USGA. The staff is also incredibly rude and told me not to come back since I was upset about waiting on every single shot. The course is ok. There are some incredibly unfair holes where you hit a perfect drive 300 yards in the middle of the fairway and it plugs and you have a muddy ball with a very sloped lie. Legit courses don’t have bowls in the center of the fairway or trees in the center for that matter. The center of fairways should be more flat as a reward for hitting it there, not sloped, wet, and muddy. As a 4 handicap player who plays regularly, I will never be coming back to this course again. Way over priced and certainly not worth it to wait on every single golf shot.
Always Worth The Drive
The North course is not as dramatic as the South course but it always seems to be in much better shape. The fairways are excellent and the rough, fairways, tee boxes and greens all get my vote for tops in the area for the price. The carts are top of the line and the restaurant has a decent menu. The South course is not as nice and is more challenging, but both are worth the drive from the city.
Lake Jovita continues to impress
Lake Jovita continues to be my favorite course in the Tampa area. The value of play is very good, especially in the summer. As a big fan of fast greens, I always feel at home here, which seems to be few and far between in the area. More space than a traditional Florida course allows for more forgiveness and better views. I highly recommend playing this course if possible.
One of the best course in Florida. I have played many of them. 1st class . Long drive from south Hillsborough county, but worth it.
3 1/2 hour round. Cart girl was timely. Staff was friendly and helpful. Course in great shape especially for this time of year. No complaints
Lake Jovita (North)is one of the nicest courses in the Tampa Bay area. For a high handicapper it is a real challenge, not so much in your approach to the greens but once you get on the greens. The greens are some of the fastest greens I've seen around and I play an average of 4 rounds of golf a week at various courses. Despite this, it was an incredibly great day with great friends, especially for a hot deal price of $25. A couple tee boxes need work, but the fairways are in great condition, the sand traps are filled with sand, unlike many surrounding courses that are rock hard or thin. Play the North Course, you won't be disappointed. My next venture there is to play the South Course, which is just as good and even more challenging than the North Course.
The course has some interesting holes.
Beautiful course well Manicured and the staff is first class.
Four tournaments running plus member event no parking
Pace of play not controlled by anyone