Cove Cay GCCove Cay Golf Club

Cove Cay Golf Club
2612 Cove Cay Dr
Clearwater, Florida 33760
Pinellas County

Phone(s): (727) 535-1406
Fax: (727) 536-5810

Cove Cay Golf Course is situated along Tampa Bay, its location offers scenic views throughout the course as well as abundant wildlife, several varieties of native birds call the course home. There are four sets of tees available with the longest measuring just over 6,000 yards. It's a layout that will appeal to players of all skill levels, from beginners to low handicappers. Water comes into play on 12 holes and you'll also have to contend with plenty of sand. Cove Cay's 17th is the signature hole. This par 5 runs along the bay, providing one of the best views on the course. Don't get too distracted though because you'll be facing a challenging shot to a small peninsula green. You'll need to be accurate since even slightly errant shots will end up in the water.

Cove Cay Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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Bunkered green at Cove Cay Golf ClubView of a green and bunker at Cove Cay Golf ClubA view over the water from Cove Cay Golf ClubAerial view of a green protected by bunkers at Cove Cay Golf ClubAerial view from Cove Cay Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: David Wallace
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1972
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 70 6079 130 70.4
Red (W) 71 5283 130 71.4
White 70 5659 123 67.8
Beige (W) 71 4216 111 66.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Cove Cay Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Phil R
    on March 01st, 2015 17:14
    I've always loved the layout of the course at Cove Cay. It's a challenging course that can reward you when you hit a good shot and punish you terribly with a bad one. It;s very scenic with lots of water bordering the fairways and on the approaches, plus it has several of those nasty sand traps that act just like magnets to a mishit shot. It's a challenging course. I LOVE the layout!!!
    I have not played this little gem for years, due to horrible course conditions and extremely rude personnel in the pro shop. It was a chore getting through 18 holes without shaking your head at the chewed up greens, nasty tee boxes and grassless fairways. WE had quit!!! We were DONE with Cove Cay.

    Fast forward to 03-01-2015. Most Golfers have a short memory and can be we tried the course again. New owners have taken over and poured their heart and soul into this course. The owners are both PGA professionals and have brought their efforts to Cove Cay. The efforts show in the condition of the course. Now...I'm not saying that it's in perfect condition..but it's EXTREMELY playable. The tee boxes...although chewed up a bit by the hackers...are in good shape. They were level...and you could easily find a spot to get good footing. The fairways were in good shape. Not super lush...but still in good shape. The rough was...well..rough!! Very playable however!! There are a lot of pines on this course as well as oaks. If you visit the rough,,you might be hitting off pine straw or oak leaves as your base. But...when my buddy was complaining about it, I simply stated the obvious. "It's the rough! Hit it straight..and you won't have to and complain!" The greens were a little sandy...but here is the great part! The greens are fast and they roll true. The sandy APPEARANCE does NOT effect the roll of that ball. I love faster greens..and this course does NOT disappoint.

    At the turn at 9, we visited the restaurant for a dog and coke..and price was reasonable and the bartender was very pleasant and efficient. I will say...I think there is a corroboration with the cart girl and the black birds on that course. If you have ANY food on your better hide it..cuz' those little ^&%$% will steal you blind! Do they make a shotgun that looks like a golf club? I want one! The big black bird is MINE next time I visit that course. I ate 1 cracker out of the package of 6!!!

    We finished up in good time. We were a twosome....following a 4some. We were never held up for more than a minute and pace was great. I had the opportunity of speaking with Pat Shriver after 18 and I can tell that she and her husband take great pride in that course and that they are trying hard to change the golfing public's old perceptions. I just want to say, that I'm so so glad that the Shrivers have taken over and making such great strides in improving the courses condition.

    We WILL be back!! LOVED IT!!
  • Cove Cay Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Tommy
    on July 25th, 2014 12:32
    Love the layout. Shotmakers course for sure. Course was getting ragged, but the new super has the course coming back nice, Great staff and good food. I would recommend Cove Cay.
  • Cove Cay Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by George B.
    on January 30th, 2012 06:41
    Well maintained course that is challenging, yet fun to play. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Would recommend to all golfers from novice to "pro".
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