The Groves Golf and Country Club

4.1732823529 4.2 stars from 5 (154)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 4019 yards
  • Slope: 104
  • Rating: 61.3
  • 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
Gold 72 4019 yards 61.3 104
Blue 72 3713 yards 60.8 99
White 72 3401 yards 59.6 95
White (W) 72 3401 yards 60.7 96
Red 72 3001 yards 58.1 191

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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 154 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

142 out of 151 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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Type of Golfer
Gender

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"ready to give up golf"


polo4058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

before I played this course, I was ready to give up golf. after I played it, I wanted to play more.

it is an executive course, but a lot of challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Crazy Course Management"


sfavors's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked a tee time via Golf Now. Arrived at the course on time and was sent out before a women league started @ 0800. When we reached the 10th hole we came to a halt because the course management sent out two women groups of 5 ahead of us on hole 10. Now we have 3 groups of players (women league group now caught up to us) sitting on hole 10 waiting on this group of women. When I call the course management they advised that was the only place they could put them because they needed to keep the front 9 open for a group of men that was arriving later. They did say they were sorry but refused to offer us a refund. Needless to say, they won't see me again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Groves Golf and Country Club on 02/12/2018:

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. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Layout"


Charles1296560's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course(glorified exec course)but strategic and fun. Course was in good shape. If your a mid to lower handicap player, you definitely have to be careful on club selection. Had a good time, would come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Fun"


AL3752078's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course so enjoyable although it’s a short course but you Must hit Quality shots to score well. This course makes you think need to be very accurate on club selections.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Gloves"


u855960180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play! Great staff! Course is always kept nice. Not real long, but still challenging.

Always enjoy playing here!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The Groves"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very tight and challenging on many holes. The 18th gets very narrow at the hole, but otherwise is fine. Course employees were extremely helpful and out-going.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good pace of play, good value"


tmc13706's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good condition for this time of year. Staff polite. Overall good design , except a couple holes. Especially hole 18. I talked with a couple of members and they only play 1-17 and skip 18. I agree.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Just a little short"


tim1915744's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nicely laid out course, but for a 220 yard driver off of a lot of the holes, would leave you with 40-50 yards to the hole. So most of the holes I used a 4 iron off the Tee and had a 100yd pitching wedge to the green. Greens in pretty good shape, but a few holes have a lot of clover growing on them. With lunch at the turn we finished in 3.5hrs


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Short Course"


Donbdaone's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd time playing this course, very nice course, greens in Good condition, staff very friendly, and nice layout for a short Course. Great deal on Golf Now, and really enjoyed my round. One little knock, 2nd time playing and both times got Stuck behind (2) older lady foursomes. I was a single and they should have let me play through, but neither round was the case. Please let them know about golf etiquette. Luckily they only played 9 Holes. Other Than That minor hiccup, had a great time and will be Back ...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Short Course"


dexgolf85's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Green speed was a little inconsistent but the greens was lush and healthy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a great round"


fbmabry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our trip out to The Groves. Friendly staff greet you and the course is fun to play. I enjoy it so much because the wife finds it so enjoyable. The length is perfect with just enough challenge to make it interesting. We’ll continue to take advantage of this local gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Sugar0203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing the course and greens were well taken care of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice friendly staff, course in good condition"


tmc13706's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second visit, very friendly staff and course was in good condition . Played from blue tees, not crazy about layout when you play back. Leave driver home, course layout values precision over distance .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Short Course"


Donbdaone's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really Enjoyed playing this short Course. Course is in Great condition. Short, but some holes require good placement. Long hitters can go through the fairway or find trouble if too aggressive. If you are in command of your irons, Great scoring course. Most of all ... I got a Great Deal on Golf Now. I would highly recommend giving this course a Go. Short but Fair ... Challenging but Fun ...


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


"Little gem"


zitroh49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, not long but nice challenge to course . Course was in great condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


fbmabry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the greeting at the pro shop until the end of the round, it was a great day of golf. I don’t hit as long as I used to and my wife is just picking up the game. The layout and length were just as advertised. You have to make shots and manage the course but it is fun and fair. The course is in fine shape and well kept. When we go out together, this will be our go to Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Guest service"


bar1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The young lady at the pro shop was new . She was the most pleasant person .I wuld love to have her work every pro shop i visit...and she liked my shirt. Lol


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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