The Cove of Rotonda Golf Center
|Red (W)||59||2716 yards|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Nice challenge and nice people to play with. Will come again
this is a short course, with slow greens & nothing outstanding
I felt this course was overpriced for what they had to offer. They over booked, had to wait for cart, dress code was lacking--simply nothing that would take me back there.
Conditions much improved from last year, greens in good condition and putting fast enough. Staff was pleasant as usual and the beer was cold.
it changed from the past reviews
I played 18 holes paired with 3 others. windy day . New golf carts, green and fairway in very good condition( they are well taken care of.) no issues with fish,like the review I read . I would play it again. It would seem they have put a lot of work in and it shows.
Course has been improved.
The course has undergone quite a few renovations under its new ownership. The fairways are lush and playable. The greens are rather slow and could use a cutting and rolled. Overall it is good place to practice your short game. Look forward to playing it at night under the lights. Recommended for a quick challenging round of golf on an executive course.
Dead Fish Rotting
The stench on this course is deplorable. Dead fish on the cart paths, dead fish all along the banks of the large pond, at least 200 pelicans and to many to count vultures were all along the banks of the pond. The smell was actually making me sick. It appears that there is no effort by maintenance or Anyone else to clean the place up. To bad this is going on, course started to look decent but who can play a relaxing game of golf when the stench of rotting fish is all around.
A good short round of golf
I would not want to pay full price here, but for $10 (golf now) it's a great deal! The new owners are working to improve course conditions . It's much improved from the old Duffy's. I haven't played night golf there but I hear it's fun
Nice course but stinking fishes
The lake with the driving range has a big oxygen problem. Hundreds of dead or nearly dead fish were fighting for their lives. Hundreds of all kind of birds were waiting to feed them. This was the a poor experience when starting at tee 1 and 10 and 11. Besides this the condition of course is very good and allowed a nice round
Great place to have a first round of the year.
Have golfed here numerous times in the past. Always enjoy practising my short game here. The carts are great as is the staff. Was not bottled up either. Will definitely return.
the course has improved over the year.
the new owners are doing a good job improving the fairways and the Greens.