The Groves Golf Course
|Red (W)||63||2951 yards||60.3||100|
|Blue M: 60.4/108||355||255||274||117||128||289||145||159||150||1872||309||235||159||244||126||309||173||160||265||1980||3852|
|White M: 59.1/106 W: 62.3/112||336||241||237||107||118||279||135||144||135||1732||285||208||140||213||116||290||151||148||241||1792||3524|
|Red W: 60.8/109||247||217||201||95||106||254||126||129||91||1466||239||192||115||175||109||263||122||84||186||1485||2951|
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.
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
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.
Little rough around the edges. Some greens were excellent and some were spotty. Overall had fun.
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.
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.
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.
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!