A beautifull sunset view of hole #3 at Sapphire National Golf Club
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3.0
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
16
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
53.2%
Recommend this course
103 out of 157 reviews
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2.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
37.5%
Recommend this course
6 out of 16 reviews
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2.8
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
43.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 70
Length 6331 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.0
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Sapphire National Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Ron Garl (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.0
157 Reviews (157)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Undulating Greens 20
Water Hazards 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Advanced Golfers 19
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 8

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good carts and paths-course needs work

The Sapphire National course is a challenging layout to begin with. given its significant topography and numerous stream crossings, etc. When you play this course for the first time, you really need to drive up and look ahead because there are hazards you will not see from the tee. The course difficulty is compounded by the poor condition of the sand traps which have not been repaired/refurbished in quite some time. The footprints and ruts in the traps make them more than difficult, they are pretty much unplayable. it is peak fall foliage season with the leaves falling and although the foliage color was outstanding, unfortunately there were a lot of leaves in the rough areas and on several holes the fairways also had a thin coating of leaves. As a result, we spent a significant amount of time looking for our golf balls amongst the leaves. Several balls were abandoned because we just could not find them amongst the leaves.

The $90 rack rate for the course is not warranted with the course in its current condition. Using TeeTime we play for $65 but even that was too much for the course in its current condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice public course in an area where most are private

Played in late October so fall leaves occasionally made finding the ball a challenge, but the colors were spectacular.

Bunkers needed some work, but greens were in nice condition.

I will play it again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mountain Golf

A great out of the ordinary golf experience for a Floridian. Play here 4-6St times a year. When we play here we are not concerned with score. We just enjoy the challenge of having to hit shots we are not accustomed to hitting! This fall the greens were best I’ve seen them. Because the bunkers are not maintained, we take a free drop. Just enjoy the challenges, the views, and the experience of mnt golf!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

Bunkers have been neglected which really took away the beauty of the course and playability if you were unfortunately in one!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Could be a really nice to play

2 main issues- bunkers not payable. Either dirt and sand mixed or dirt and weeds. only one Teebox I found that was in half decent shape, not much grass to tee off on other ones. Overall, course needs overhaul on landscaping. Still loved being in the mountains to play in the really nice fall conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great potential

Played here a handful of times. Love the layout and scenery. If the owner doesn't fix the drainage problem, this course will die soon. You can't cut grass slogging through mud. The best thing to happen to this course would be it being sold to Hilton. They would turn it into a playable and profitable course. Currently the green fee is completely unreasonable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Atrocious Course Conditions

I very much want this golf course to simply be in reasonable condition. I do not expect to be pristine. But it should be moderately playable. On Sunday it was not. All tee boxes were little more than dirt. The fairways were unmowed and full of weeds. The bunkers appeared to have been abandoned years ago. The greens were like putting on shag carpet.

This course has a great layout and the scenery is spectacular. But the conditions of this course are the worst ever in several years. I live close by and would love for this to be my go to course. At this point it is my never go back to course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Could be a great course but looks like it’s poorly managed,maybe due to no money being put into it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced and Needs Maintenance

I loved the staff, but the lawn mowers must have been broken. The greens, tee boxes, and fairways were unplayable. They are leveraging the location and lack of public availability to price it at $90 a round. If it was a $40 round, would have a completely different review. Goat track

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Can’t Recommend

The course is in terrible shape. The greens are shaggy. There are lots of grass clippings throughout the fairways. The fairways have alternating heights of grass in the same fairway as they weren’t mowed correctly. You have to remove your ball from the sand traps as they are in dire need of sand. The course does not drain well anywhere. Lost a ball on an approach shot that hit the apron of the green but the ball plugged so deep it disappeared. No range, no putting green. Clubhouse restaurant was closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Less than Par

Good layout, Hugh potential, but maintained poorly!
From tee to greens all areas lacked maintenance and attention.
Unfortunate!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We enjoyed our round of golf. Challenging with lots of hills. Many beautiful mountain views. Best shot of the day was a birdie on #15!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Grass was a little bit tall . The Fairways could be cut a little bit shorter. Greens as well. If cut to short you can expect to add 30 strokes to your round. That's coming from a 5 handy cap. I will play again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful condition miserably slow greens

Couldn’t finish the back nine. The course was in terrible shape. Greens haven’t been cut in awhile. For the price, literally go anywhere else, pay less, and have a far more enjoyable experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

PASS

The course layout is fantastic. The views spectacular!!

I’ve played courses with shorter rough than the fairways at Sapphire.

Greens were very rough and slower than my shag carpet.

Save your $90 bucks and find a mini golf course nearby.

Very very very disappointed!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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