The Cove of Rotonda Golf Center

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2.6
Value
3.7
Layout
2.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
77.2%
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About

Holes 18
Par 59
Length 3630
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 59 3630 yards
White 59 3175 yards
Red (W) 59 2716 yards
Scorecard for Duffys Golf Center
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 58.5/110 301 163 122 264 176 217 177 157 362 1939 275 196 152 107 148 180 310 165 158 1691 3630
White M: 57.3/108 267 138 96 234 112 197 152 133 323 1652 250 171 137 95 131 161 297 144 137 1523 3175
Red M: 56.1/106 W: 57.6/109 235 109 72 195 100 172 125 112 256 1376 214 146 122 80 114 142 283 123 116 1340 2716
Handicap 3 13 1 11 15 7 9 5 17 6 16 12 10 2 8 18 14 4
Par 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 30 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 29 59

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.9
57

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 15
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 24
Beginners 23
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Poorer and Poorer

A shame this little course has gotten in poorer condition, thought new owners would do better. Fairways rough with lots of dead grass and greens were spotty with dead spots also. All the trees and growth along the ponds and lakes have been cleared and takes away from the appearance of the course. With the dead grass and trees gone it makes you feel like you are on a desert. The green fees are such that I feel owners could do better than this. Shame on you, hope next time course is in better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

no control

Searching for a course to play will on a vacation in the Port Charlotte area and noticed this venue offered night time golf. Thought it would be fun, it was more of a nightmare. The management has no control over the course. They allowed a group of 12 to play in front of us, yes 12 drunk morons in front of us. We finally gave up and left the course early. They wait for each hole at the tee box was at least 15 minutes while we watched this group of idiots make complete fools of themselves. The so called ranger thought it was funny and they play every week. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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coveofrotonda
Commented On 04/27/2016

This sounds like a frustrating experience! Since this sort of thing typically doesn't happen at our course, and since we meticulously take care of our course, we can only point to this being an isolated experience. Regardless, we're looking into what may have gone wrong and will make the necessary adjustments. If you're ever in the neighborhood again, please feel free to stop by. We guarantee you'll have a better experience.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

What happen?

Four months ago we played here and I though the course had greatly improved. This week it was like the old owners were back. The greens were in horrible condition, the tee boxes were bare and the fairways were like a farmer's field.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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coveofrotonda
Commented On 12/02/2015

We're disappointed that you didn't have the best experience possible here back in May. We are continually working to improve course conditions, and truly hope you'll give us another shot to impress you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great/Fun Course

My wife and just got in from Canada and tried this course for the first time. Having the driving range there was a great warm up. Staff was friendly and courteous. Course was a great mixture of length and skill testing accuracy. You had to be way off base to get into serious trouble, but it could be done!! Yardages seemed accurate. I would recommend it for the novice to the mid range player. Some golf rules were missing with some folks, but nothing serious, regarding pace of play etc. Need to list slope and rating to establish a handicap.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good for kids and seniors

I played the course with my 11 year old son who's a beginner,. I didn't have to worry about the course or pace as it was slow and we had no problems keeping up. Having said that, we kept up, but didn't wait. I am a 10 handicap, if I were with similar level golfers I would have ate my putter by the 3rd hole. Like the title says, it's good for beginners and seniors. I should mention though, the smell of dead fish is pretty gross on a couple holes. I should also mention, kids under 16 are free, so you know not to book a child. FYI, that goes for most Florida courses. Happy Golfing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Average Par 3 course but still fun

This is an average par 3 course for this part of Florida. The grass is okay with as good as no ruff to hurt you. There is plenty of water and swamp to lose some balls especially if the wind picks up which it did. The driving range is pretty cool. They use floating balls and you hit them into the big lake and the wind blows them back to shore. There are lots of target to aim at. The greens were okay certainly not the grass bare that some reviews mentioned. It's worth a try. The staff bent over backwards to have us enjoy the day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Much Improved

Used to be in terrible condition but new ownership has obviously committed to better maintenance. Greens and fairways are excellent. Grass is green and healthy and like that of pricier courses. Not the greatest and most demanding executive course I've played but definitely worth the $19.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Lots of confusion @ check in

Doesn't seem to be muck organization or coordination Starter just says go get in line. Tee times too close together waited on every hole . Cheap rates j

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Cove of Rotonda

No.1 is a tough opening hole, water left and right. It's a fun course par(59). It's a little rough. The fairways are very firm with little grass. The price is ok.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Some improvements

I played this course a couple of years ago and wasn't impressed with the condition it was in but since the ownership has changed the greens have improved a lot but I think that the fairways need more grass. The rough is very thin, mostly dirt and some weeds which is difficult to play off of.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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