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3.4
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
133
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
15
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
71.5%
Recommend this course
227 out of 276 reviews
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2.9
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
56.2%
Recommend this course
27 out of 48 reviews
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3.0
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
58.9%
Recommend this course
33 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 63
Length 3852 yards
Slope 110
Rating 62.5
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Groves Golf Course at The Meadows Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 63 3852 yards 62.5 110
White 63 3524 yards 61.3 106
Red (W) 63 2951 yards 60.3 100
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
Blue M: 62.5/110 355 255 274 117 128 289 145 159 150 1872 309 235 159 244 126 309 173 160 265 1980 3852
White M: 61.3/106 336 241 237 107 118 279 135 144 135 1732 285 208 140 213 116 290 151 148 241 1792 3524
Red W: 60.3/100 247 217 201 95 106 254 126 129 91 1466 239 192 115 175 109 263 122 84 186 1485 2951
Handicap 3 13 15 11 17 1 9 7 5 4 16 8 14 18 10 2 12 6
Par 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 31 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 32 63
Handicap (W) 3 13 17 15 11 1 7 9 5 6 16 18 12 10 4 2 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
276 Reviews (276)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 8
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Undulating Greens 34
Narrow Fairways 30
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 39
Locals 25
Beginners 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 36
Near Local Attractions 14
In the 'Burbs 12

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor Golf

Took my wife to get her some swings after a lay-off. Not worth ever going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
2.0
Previously Played

Bad shape

Poor condition very slow greens tees all dirt and greens in bad shape Bumpy slow and Sandy

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

real skill

This course may be somewhat short , but make no mistake, if you want to score well you better bring your A game.The greens were not in great shape , and the fairway grass was almost non existent, but the layout and real challenge of this course would bring me back .The rate I paid was great and really made it worth the experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course for the money

Great layout , fun course to play but condition of greens are horrible. Good course to practice short game, price is right

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging to find the right course

Irrespective of the quality of the course, advance directions from the pro shop, on-line google map location, and even verbal directions from the adjacent courses were all incorrect. But the golf was good and the $6 lunch was a good price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Layout

Little rough around the edges. Some greens were excellent and some were spotty. Overall had fun.

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

Short course layout

My wife and I played the Meadows CC Grove course today. The course is in need of more upkeep. It appears that they are trying to get it in better playing condition. It was in decent shape and we will play it again, however there are a lot of nice courses in the Sarasota Bradenton area for the same cost. Overall we had a very nice time today at the Groves course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good and bad features

Well laid out design. The course is in poor condition although you can see that work is being done to attempt improvements.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun short course.

Unfortunately, The Meadows CC has really let this course go. They have tried to sod over some sand traps and are trying to keep the green in decent shape, but that is about it. Obviously the Meadows cannot afford to refurbish The Groves. It's a shame.

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

A fun course

This is a fun, yet challenging layout. There is plenty of water, sand and difficult lies. There are many sloping, undulating greens, which make for many three-putts. Fairways are pretty tight, for the most part. The only poor aspect of the layout is on the 10th and 18th holes. The 9th hole was reconfigured to carve out a driving range, resulting in a severely shortened 9th hole, and the need for golfers finishing the 18th hole to drive down the 10th fairway while others are playing it, to get back to the clubhouse. Seriously dumb! A few of the greens were unhealthy and in need of repair. On the good side was that the green fees were so low as to make you wonder how they make any money. Talk about good value for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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