The Groves Golf and Country Club

4.0556000000 4.1 stars from 5 (176)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 65
  • Length: 4019 yards
  • Slope: 101
  • Rating: 60.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
85
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

162 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for seniors locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Course"


u070392713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the scenery, atmosphere , great stafff. Going back for sure.. It is a nice course to play..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u935585047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"lack of communication"


johnson1242's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

got to the course, checked in at pro shop ,went to first tee and the sprinklers were on. another golfer saw me and shouted that the front nine was closed. went to tee #10 and found out that not only had the tee boxes been punched but so had the fairways so no roll on the drive also. had to play 18 holes of punched fairways. no notification on golf now at the time of booking and the pro shop was quiet also. several of the greens needed repairs also. not the day of golf I had expected. wait a few months before playing again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 05/14/2018:

Hello, on behalf of The Groves Golf and Country Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

"UNDER MAINT"


u000003367447's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

UNDER SERIOUS MAINT ... FRONT 9 CLOSED ... ON THE BACK ... TEE BOXES TORE UP ... FAIRWAYS PUNCHED ... GREENS HAD DAMAGE DUE TO FROST ETc ... COURSE NEEDS RAIN AND TIME TO RECOVER


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 05/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"On going improvement"


u000004493738's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a short course but nice layout. Staff is friendly. They just punched the rough and around the tee boxes. Other then that it is a great course for around $20. Good place yo work your irons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 04/27/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at The Groves Golf and Country Club, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.<br/>

"rough"


bobbaker349's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The greens are getting worse, and they are aerating the rough , so you have to stay in the fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 04/27/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the condition of the greens. We can assure you our staff works tirelessly to keep the course in tip-top shape!

"Great day of golf!"


garysprague's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been to the Groves Golf course several times. It is always a lot of fun. It is a very nice course, perhaps a little short for long ball hitters, but great for senior players. Simply just a wonderful time.

Only bad thing is that a couple of greens are a little dry. But then again many courses are much worse. Looking forward to going back. And the staff and food service is very good!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"greens"


bobbaker349's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greens are not the best. Was told they are going to close down for the month of june and put in all new greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a difference !"


Lalonca's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course two weeks ago the greens were good but the fairways like most courses were very dry

Gave it another chance and wow what a difference the fairways were all very green it was nice for a short course of course

Would go back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"The Groves in Land O Lakes Florida"


Capcanuck's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in average to poor shape with patchy greens and very dry fairways. There was new sod around all the greens and some new grass down many fairways in the middle so it seems progress is being made. Getting around to various holes involves a lot of driving on property roads. Can’t imagine walking this course. There are a lot of par threes, so it felt like we could never get away from people behind us.

The staff were very friendly and the food and service was very good with a well stocked pro shop. The carts were good and we liked the mapped out course greens on the scorecards, but the high number of par threes, coupled with the bizarre road trips between holes made us not recommending this course to friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 03/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at The Groves Golf and Country Club, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.

"the greens"


bobbaker349's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in good condition except the greens. they need a little care as there is very little grass.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short course"


u060914671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for golfers who like a short course. Will go back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great day of golf."


garysprague's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a wonderful day of golf. Welcome kept fairways and nice greens. A little windy but still great. Looking forward to going back next week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


gognjg08's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course, very tight with lots of water and marsh. Very enjoyable to play. Staff very friendly!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"L O La"


Mavnan's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was nice to get back to playing again. Course was in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great iron game course"


Wint8m's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here regularly, it’s a great course to work on your iron game. If your a long bomber I’d move on, greens are fast coming out of a weird Winter into a fast spring the course was not in great shape however for the $$ couldn’t beat it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 03/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Groves Golf and Country Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Land O Lakes, FL area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Nice fairways and great greens!"


garysprague's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great place to play golf. The staff treated us as if we were members. And the course is in great shape. The greens are consistently somewhat fast. No dead bare patches either. We had not played in a while, but had a great day. So good, going back Thursday!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Short but good"


Vick43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short but challenging. Better keep it in the Fairway lay up when you need to plan your whole before you turn it loose. Greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Everything excellent"


vtcwe's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was one of those rare perfect days. The pro shop people could not have een nicer. We had a good meal there - loved the course ! We live 50 miles away in Lakeland but will go back someday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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