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4.5
571 Reviews (571)
5 Stars
307
4 Stars
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3 Stars
47
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
94.5%
Recommend this course
513 out of 571 reviews
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4.7
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.3%
Recommend this course
72 out of 74 reviews
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4.6
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.3%
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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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Lake Jovita - North Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7226 yards 74.8 139
Blue 72 6863 yards 73.1 136
White 72 6299 yards 70.2 130
Green 72 5812 yards 68.2 125
Black (W) 72 5522 yards 70.9 122
Red (W) 72 5184 yards 69.1 117
Scorecard for North 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: 74.7/139 557 225 461 187 360 510 427 448 413 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
Handicap 11 15 1 17 9 13 7 5 3 10 4 6 16 14 18 8 12 2
Par 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 17 1 15 11 9 7 3 13 8 4 2 16 14 10 12 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
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.

Reviews

4.5
571 Reviews (571)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Dinner 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 65
Elevation Changes 60
Undulating Greens 57
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 56
Playing Multiple Courses 43
Locals 39
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 58
In the 'Burbs 26
Convenient to the City 17

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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Just go.

I like this course. It's in great shape. Leave your ego at home and choose the proper tees. Big, fast greens. Anything downhill is just plain scary. Don't let that stop you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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1.0
First Time Playing

Never Again

Stuck behind a slow 4 some. They would not let us pass and the teen age workers wore no help. Pay a little more and go to a different course. Life is tooo sort, sorry birthday tanks.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First time playing Jovita South

Lovely course which was in good condition. Greens rolled really good and very true. Only down side was that some bunkers were compact and needed more sand. Other than that we had a very enjoyable day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent courses

I played the South course-18 and also the front 9 of the North course. Both in excellent condition! South course is the best course I’ve ever played. Challenging, but with the conditions being so pristine, I played some really good golf. The elevations are incredible. Both South and North are awesome! I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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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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Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club - North Course
Commented On 05/09/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jovita/North

First time I played Lake Jovita. Course was in great shape and greens were very nice. I enjoyed the course and will come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

holds its own even placed next to the South Course

if this course were alone, it would get even higher ratings, but when you are right next to the award winning south course, you will probably pale slightly. if you need a respite from the demanding shots of the south, then head over to the north and enjoy a more open and less hilly layout. still some nice elevation changes, but fairways are wider and greens more receptive. certainly not a pushover, especially when it stretches out over 7000 yds, but more playable overall.

they have a fantastic stay-n-play package, w villas directly next to the clubhouse on the 18th of the south course. this is definitely a buddy trip worthy resort!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

a gem worth the drive

actually played the original (south) course the first year it opened - 20 years ago, and just returned for the first time since. lots more houses, and a mature course has aged beautifully! elevation changes rarely seen anywhere else in FL. this is a PGA caliber track (Tom Petrovic won here in 2005). conditions are perfect - very large greens mean 3 putts will be the norm if you don't find the right spot to land your approach shots.

can't say enough about the quality of the shotmaking required and the rewards given when you strike it pure. worth the drive for a full say on both courses (north course reviewed separately)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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livelyrich
Commented On 04/06/2019

sorry, was mistaken about Petrovic - he is from the Jovita area, but won in New Orleans

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Lake Jovita has two very good courses. Excellent conditions right now.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

17 great holes.

Nasty first hole. Driving range was closed. Ouch. And no ball washers. Most par 3s pretty long. Fast greens. I'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing Course

A true jewel in state of Florida. All around everything on and off course perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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

A good layout

The golf course is a good layout. It was breezy, so that added another layer to the challenge. I played early afternoon and I wasn't paired with anyone. Two groups let me through early and I played at a good pace.

The biggest problem is the encroachment of poa annua on the greens. I noticed area that had been worked on and I saw workers doing repairs, but it is also something that they need to get under control.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive!

Made the drive from Orlando and was pleasantly surprised with the course.
Great shape and challenging but fair.
Enjoyed!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sand Bunkers

This course has a lot of sand bunkers but the sand is not in great shape

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

Great course in Dade City

I love both Jovita courses. Played the South and it was in nice shape. Only complaint would be the bunkers need more sand. There’s a pretty thin covering and then it’s hard pack.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing course

First time playing here. I think I now have a new favorite Florida course. Amazing layout and well kept, from clubhouse to the 18th green everything was in great shape. Greens are fast and rolling but fairways really wide open. Don't expect to shoot your lowest score of the season here but just enjoy a great round of golf on a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A good test of golf

Well conditioned course with ver undulating fast greens will give any golfer a great challenge..

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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