Golf has always been at the heart of Lake Jovita.
The first Lake Jovita Golf Course opened to great acclaim in the spring of 1926. A contemporary account described the 6499 yard, par 71 course as follows: “The course turns and twists in all directions, and passes through hammocks, over natural and artificial hazards, crosses lagoons and small streams, goes up hill and down and finally winds up on the top of the same hill from which the start was made, a short walk from the club house.” By another account, the course had seven water hazards and was “one of the sportiest that can be found in Florida.”
The first course closed in the early 1930’s, a victim of the Great Depression. In the early 1990s, developers began breathing new life into these hills and reached out to course architects Tom Lehman and Kurt Sandness to create the North and South Courses.
Playing Lake Jovita is as close to playing famed Carolina courses like Pinehurst as you’ll find in Florida. Whether you’re a serious player or a dedicated duffer, both courses offer unforgettable golfing experiences.