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4.3
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.9%
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212 out of 227 reviews
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
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4.8
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4.4
51 Reviews (51)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 65
Length 4019 yards
Slope 101
Rating 60.8

Surrounded by 200 acres of carefully preserved wetlands, the Groves Golf & Country Club offers championship golf in a spectacular setting. It sits conveniently just 20 minutes north of Tampa in Land O Lakes. Maintaining the natural beauty of the landscape was a top priority when designing the golf course, which is why the layout manages to seamlessly blend into the surroundings. The course, which measures 4,019 yards, offers all of the challenging qualities of a championship-length course but can be played in four hours or less. The player-friendly golf course offers something for all skill levels whether you are a scratch golfer looking for a quick round, or a beginner looking for some challenging practice. In addition to the course, The Groves also boasts a unique aqua driving range as well as putting and chipping greens.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 65 4019 yards 60.8 101
White 65 3401 yards 59.4 98
White (W) 65 3401 yards 61.0 97
Red 65 3001 yards 58.1 91
Scorecard for Groves
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: 60.0/103 318 125 301 375 153 284 172 134 273 2135 260 153 205 233 168 105 292 161 307 1884 4019
Blue M: 58.0/95 303 115 273 362 135 254 163 106 252 1963 249 138 185 226 145 98 260 149 300 1750 3713
White M: 58.0/95 276 104 262 347 122 242 128 88 240 1809 234 133 180 170 121 82 250 144 278 1592 3401
Red W: 58.0/95 245 73 219 316 106 226 111 73 225 1594 210 125 153 152 95 68 226 122 256 1407 3001
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 3 4 33 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 32 65

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Koch (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
227 Reviews (227)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 20
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 23
Locals 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
In the 'Burbs 12
Convenient to the City 7

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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great round

This is a great short course. Challenging layout that makes you think of club selection. It is a great confidence builder for those of us that don’t hit very long. The course was in great condition and we basically had the course to ourselves. Will definitely keep on our rotation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed maiden voyage

My wife and I played The Groves for the first time in preparation for a scramble there later in the week. We enjoyed the experience. Pro shop staff was very helpful and friendly. Course conditions were excellent. The only par 5 was a challenge, particularly because it was difficult to locate the flagstick until we cleared over the swamp hiding the green. Look forward to playing The Groves much more.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

AlwaysaPleasuretoPlay be

Playing The Groves is always a great time. The course layout is ideal and staff couldn't be friendlier!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

After a week of heavy rains, the course had no cart restrictions as the course was dry after 1 day of no rain. Course conditions were as good as I've seen them at The Groves, from tee to green. As usual, the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always in Great Shape

Greens rolled smooth and above average speed. Fairways were great and tees were fine. Course was considerably dry compared to most in the area with so much rain lately. Designed to always make you place your shots which makes it challenging. Always a great experience at The Groves!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great short course.

I have played this course many times over the years and I have always enjoyed it. Short course, only 4019 yards from the tips but a really fun course. Greens were in great shape and the fairways were very good. Well worth the cost.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing

Great Course. Great fun.

I booked a round on Golfnow today to play the course. I called the course before hand to request if I could walk instead of use a cart. Normally the course would not allow this, as well as many other courses around the area, but with the tee sheet being empty they allowed it. The course opened up with many great holes with lots of twists and turns. Greens rolled a bit slow but nothing that changed my enjoyment of the round. The Marshall, pro shop attendant, and PGA professional I encountered were all very friendly and made me feel welcome to the course. I like the mixture of par threes and fours. Also, there were quite a few short confidence building par fours that made the round that much more fun. Perhaps the most exciting hole is 18 that features a narrow fairway surround with trees and a green tucked away from civilization. Very serene. Overall I had a fantastic time and will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great condition

Recent rains = lush, soft turf. Few small spots around bunkers that are still recovering from May’s long hot/dry spell. Holes 3 & 4 cart path only, some standing water on a couple cart paths. It’s such a fun short course. Accurate tee shots are definitely necessary as most OOB areas fall off into the wetlands, and errant balls never to be recovered. Pace of play, essentially as fast as you can play; midday heat seems to keep the course very open between 11-2.

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

Nice course!

Nice layout. Course is kept nice.
A little wet from the rain to be expected..
Several bathrooms and water on the course, A++

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

Wonderful experience great round of golf with friends

Great little course short well-manicured with trouble all around.

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

Great short course

We play here often. The greens were rebuilt last year and are in great condition. Leave your driver in the car and have fun.

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

Nice place to play golf.

Played here several times. Very nice course with great greens. Not a very long course but has its challenges. Very well kept and staff is great. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

4 out of 5

Solid course all around. Challenging lay out that plays small with winding fairways. Precision is key here, leave the driver in the bag - you won’t need it. Opportunities to lose balls are everywhere, as a miss hit is rarely able for punch out. It’s simply gone into the wetlands for all of time.
I like to arrive 30/40 minutes early to get loose and sink some putts, however the club pro sent me out immediately which I wasn’t keen on. He partnered me up, no big deal, but said we “have to” share a cart. I thought the price I paid included a cart, but apparently not.
Whatever, I’ll be back. I recommend you do as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The fairways are really in bad shape as well as around the greens

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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

PerfectDayOnTheCourse

Our chilly, rainy day on the course was perfect! The greens were in excellent condition, sand traps had nice sand and even though the fairways we're a bit hard, the course played true to form.

Conditions Good
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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

PerfectDayOnTheCourse

We hadn't been to this course in several years are we're thrilled with everything about today's round. We will absolutely be back...soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

I always enjoy playing here. Great place to work on your irons and wedges The greens are in excellent shape, the fairways are nice. Wish there was a first cut, but still a great place to have an enjoyable day of golf, and then great food and cocktails after.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace on a weekend

We were following a 16 x foursome tournament who took a lot of time to play
Would not go back on the weekend when we have a choice to play on a week day

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/25/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, The Groves Golf and Country Club, in the Land O Lakes area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the foursome tournament so we may work towards any necessary improvements. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

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