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4.5
515 Reviews (515)
5 Stars
299
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
94.8%
Recommend this course
473 out of 515 reviews
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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4.5
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.0%
Recommend this course
121 out of 126 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7226 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.8

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kurt Sandness (2002)

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

4.5
515 Reviews (515)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Dinner 11
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 50
Elevation Changes 44
Undulating Greens 41
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Playing Multiple Courses 33
Locals 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 43
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Lake Jovita, North Course

great course and worth the price, greens are fast and firm but will hold a high wedge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Conditions

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Top Rated

One of the best course in Florida. I have played many of them. 1st class . Long drive from south Hillsborough county, but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice round

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

The course has some interesting holes.

Beautiful course well Manicured and the staff is first class.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over booked

Four tournaments running plus member event no parking
No carts
5:30 round
Pace of play not controlled by anyone

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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