The Groves Golf Course
|Red (W)||63||2951 yards||60.3||100|
|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|
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.
Disappointed with the conditions of course
Greens were in pretty bad shape, tee boxes weren't in great shape either.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Nice short course. It is Very challenging!!
Back UP as usual. Can't wait to play when it slows down in April/May.
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,