Double Your Golfing Pleasure at Lake Jovita

Lake Jovita North: 4th hole

The 4th hole is a beautiful downhill par 3 over water. Great hole!

The wonderful treatment you recieve at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club always makes for a pleasant visit, and with two courses to play, you have an excuse to visit twice as much.  After playing Lake Jovita’s South Course last month, we decided to visit the North Course this month. 

As with the South Course, the North Course runs through rolling hills and takes advantage of the terrain with even greater elevation changes from tee to green on several different holes.  This is a nice change from the flatter terrain of most area courses.  Compared with the South Course however, the fairways here are a bit more open, but strategically placed fairways bunkers can foil attempts to take advantage of an easier tee shot.   The North Course is a little longer than the South Course playing anywhere from 5200 to 7000 yards depending on the tees.

The tee boxes and fairways were in great shape.  The only disappointment was the greens that were a little sandy.   In spite of the rain we had recieved in the past last few days, there was no sign of the wet conditions unless you count the maintenance crews in front of us that were fixing the sand traps that were washed out.  I think we were the first group off the tee  and had no trouble getting around in under 3 1/2 hours. Depending  your day and time that will change.

For more information about costs and club amenities, check out my 6/13/11 post on the South Course: Lake Jovita Golfers Enjoy “Pro”-Like Experience.

Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club is located a few miles from I-75off  SR 52 near Saint Leo University about a 30 to 40 minute drive from downtown Tampa. For more information visit

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  2. [...] out-of-town friend. I haven’t played the North course since July 2011 (see my previous post here). We played in spite of the weather, which had been on-and-off rain all morning, and got lucky. [...]


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