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Address: 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater, FL 33760
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+1 727-536-1406
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

Come visit our Waterfront 18 Hole Championship Golf Course & Bayview...

Come visit our Waterfront 18 Hole Championship Golf Course & Bayview Pub & Grill Cove Cay Golf Club is a USGA rated, 18 hole championship length golf course located on Tampa Bay. Built by architect David Stewart, this challenging layout places a premium on accuracy with water coming into play on 12 of our 18 holes. Spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife make Cove Cay a golf course that you won't want to miss! An 18 hole round rarely takes over 4 hours to complete, making for an exceptional golf experience. With 4 sets of tees, Cove Cay has a yardage to suit every player. Golfers can choose their length, from 4,216 yards to 6,079 yards at our longest tee, from a beginner to low handicapper, we have a challenge for you! Our signature hole is the 17th. This par 5 runs along Tampa Bay with a spectacular view and a challenging shot into a small peninsula green. Accuracy is a must on this approach with any wayward shot sure to find the water.

Cove Cay golfers and guests may also enjoy fantastic waterfront dining at our Bayview Pub & Grill. We offer a great variety with everything from Fred's Famous Chicken Wings and Coleslaw to fresh salads and juicy burgers. Our dinner entrees offer something for every taste, so stop in and enjoy some great food with a great view!

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Interesting golf course on Upper Tampa Bay. Improvements made since the new owners took over

I have played at Cove Cay 6 times in the last year. The course was purchased by new owners about a year ago. Prior to that, the course was going down hill due to lack of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan Z
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have played at Cove Cay 6 times in the last year. The course was purchased by new owners about a year ago. Prior to that, the course was going down hill due to lack of maintenance. There have been improvements made, but much more still needs to be done. The greens are fast, but there are some weeds on... More 

Thank Alan Z
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on the off chance of a game, the course was empty so not a problem to play. Clubs hired , pro was extremely helpful and the prices are reasonable for such a lovely course. Water on just about every hole so quite a challenge if your a novice but some really beautiful holes, was in good condition to say... More 

Thank Margo T
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I recently played at the goat ranch with my golf league. We will not be coming back. The course has a scenic location and very large parking spaces. The staff is friendly. However, these positive points could not make up for the shabby course conditions. I did not that much crab grass could grow on putting greens!!! I mentioned the... More 

Thank Gary H
Twinsburg, Ohio
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Played this course in late February. I expected much more. Fairways and greens were very average. Weeds were way too prevalent in both. "Sand" traps were laughable. They were really "dirt" traps, finely raked dirt. And not very deep dirt at that. Rate was fine at $45 but condition of the course is not good. If they spent a little... More 

Thank MarkOhio14
New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Played 18 early on Monday 2/20.. Just 2 of us so got off behind only 2 groups.. Play was slow until ranger got group one moving then pace was fine.. Green were nice.. Rolled true.. Rest of course was not as great... Bunkers were mix of mud and sand.. Fairways were below average.. Some tee boxes were actually quite bad... More 

Thank Oblio27
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I played this course recently after swearing it off years ago because the conditions were so poor. Everyone said the new owners have really improved it. Well...not so much. The greens are definitely better although there is still quite a bit of weed growth on them. I know it takes time for the course conditions to show improvement but there... More 

2 Thank SwirleeGirl
Pinellas Park, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Not our favorite golfing location, but conveniant. and conditions are improving on the fwys and greens.

Thank haroldellis1925
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I went here solely for the driving range. The range is small and average. The course seemed pretty nice. It was in a retirement type community and had to go through a guard getting inside. Seemed like a pretty course though and some holes looked close to the intracoastal.

Thank woahwoahsam
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This golf course challenges the average golfer. Lots of picturesque water holes that make it tough to par. Greens in good shape, pace was good. Overall, a good course that I'd recommend.

Thank 1MRW1
Palm Harbor, Florida
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Played here yesterday. Very disappointing course condition. The cart paths we in disrepair. The greens on 1 and 2 were sand. For the price I expected a much better course to play. There are other places to play in the area for a better value. I called the new owner to complain and he blamed it on the city and... More 

3 Thank albert7755

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