The Groves Golf Course

3.9782294118 4.0 stars from 5 (225)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 63
  • Length: 3852 yards
  • Slope: 110
  • Rating: 62.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 225 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

199 out of 224 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals beginners   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Challenging short course"


AdrienneV's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
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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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Executive Golf Course"


Michael2212104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Nice layout for an executive course. Putting greens are very challenging with a lot of hills and dips. Lots of good challenging Fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Iron Course"


u000002791751's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Mandi5345955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u260318821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great intermediate course"


u000007112508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u425802244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice short course. It is Very challenging!!"


u260318821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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Back UP as usual. Can't wait to play when it slows down in April/May.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



doctor1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u5798676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Groves at The Meadows"


John2247214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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Reviewed on

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,


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play and slow greens"


Hayesbryan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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We teed off at 2 pm and finished at 6:15. We followed 4 novice golfers who were sharing clubs and didn't know how to play ready golf. What should of been a 3 hour round took 4:15. We never saw a Marshall. Course conditions were generally OK. Tee boxes however were only fair. Greens had a few bare patches and were very slow despite being closely cut. This course is good for the casual round and is really geared for the novice golfer.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000004395955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u425802244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004807929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Par 63"


terp57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Executive course . Short course no par 5, s but some challenging par 4 and 3,s. Nice place to play a practice round in 2 1/2 3 hours.friendly staff , water and clean rest rooms on the course. Conditions were ok for this time of the year, during our busy winter season. Carts are also clean and in good shape. No gps on meadows carts, but not really necessary ....2 nd shot is usually a short iron to the pin.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u425802244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Met expectations"


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Great short course par 63 which really does play like a par 72. Great greens, nice layout with plenty of challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super Slow"


jimbopa1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Winter conditions but the greens cut higher than normal. Slower than the greens, however, was the pace of play. Should have been a ranger to move things along


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good place for irons. You get to work all your clubs."


u709892052's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Would be nice if the refreshment cart would start out earlier.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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