The Groves Golf Course

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3.8
234
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
83.0%
Recommend this course
201 out of 233 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
12
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.8
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
41.7%
Recommend this course
5 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
49
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
77.6%
Recommend this course
38 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 63
Length 3852
Slope 110
Rating 62.5
Type Public
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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

3.8
234

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 8
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 43
Undulating Greens 33
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 13
In the 'Burbs 12

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Jem Gone Bad

Extremely disappointed with the way management has let this gem of a course become one of the worst condition courses I have every seen, or played. The greens are shabby, some of the tees have dirt and weeds comprising most of the playable area and the fairways are fair at best. I spoke to a staff member and they agreed that the course has been very poorly maintained, and only recently has management paid any attention to the turf. Hopefully this wonderful Arthur Hills layout will be revived. It's currently about to "code" and life support will not help. Management must be really struggling to have pulled the plug on this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Disappointed with the conditions of course

Greens were in pretty bad shape, tee boxes weren't in great shape either.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a mess

At one time this was a great little course but it has really gone down hill. The greens are a mess except for the 7th hole a par 3. Tee boxes are shot, greens are a mess. I hope in the future they bring back this course to it potential. But at this time I would say, save your money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in the worst condition we have ever come across

Approach to the courses is very impressive but unfortunately we were VERY disappointed with the course.

The course was not marked out for yardage measures and the buggy for that course us not supplied with a distance measuring device.

We realise that we had a deal through yourselves for this course But we would never play it again even if it was offered for free. The star rating should be a maximum of 2 stars if that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In declining shape

I had not played here for a month or so and was surprised to see that the course condition had declined. The greens we're in bad shape, the fairways we're poor and the rough was really rough. I like this course very much and I hope they will maintain it properly.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging short course

I enjoy playing this course. It is short but challenging and helps me work on my short game. The course is in pretty good shape, especially considering we have had a lot of rain

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Executive Golf Course

Nice layout for an executive course. Putting greens are very challenging with a lot of hills and dips. Lots of good challenging Fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Iron Course

We always enjoy the Groves and the value is great. Greens were slow which I like and the course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great intermediate course

This is one of my faves. Mostly par 4's and some very challenging par 3's. It is very playable and not often crowded. Getting on is often easy and I often am able to finish all 18 holes in 2-3 hours. The par 4's are short (200-360?) but they layout makes them a playable challenge.

The fairways are not always totally up to snuff - the grass is uneven in spots but the layout and availability always keeps me coming back. This is my "everyday" golf round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice short course. It is Very challenging!!

Back UP as usual. Can't wait to play when it slows down in April/May.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Groves at The Meadows

The Groves is an executive course I have played many times as being a former member of the Meadows Country Club.

The course like many this time of year in Florida was over played and showed the wear and tear with greens that were in ill repair and extremely slow.

What I didn't expect was the fact that although they indicate 7 minutes between tee times, they were clearly jamming as many golfers as they could on to the course. Thererfore, play was extremely slow. It took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to play the first nine holes. When we reached the 10th hole, there were three groups in front of us waiting to tee off. At that juncture our frustration reached a point where we decided to leave.

We did complain to the person in the Pro Shop who did apologize but offered only excuses for the slow play when in fact the issue was simply too many players with too little gap between tee times on a short course.

I will never play any of the Meadow courses again and certainly cannot recommend this course to anyone else based upon course conditions and pace of play,

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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