Ocala National at Golden Hills Country Club in Ocala, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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3.7
962 Reviews (962)
5 Stars
313
4 Stars
446
3 Stars
119
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
40
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
79.6%
Recommend this course
831 out of 962 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
70.9%
Recommend this course
73 out of 103 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
200 Reviews (200)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
150 out of 200 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7364 yards
Slope 134
Rating 75.0

Previously known as Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars for men & appropriate tops for ladies are required at all times; Men's shirts must be tucked in.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.7
962 Reviews (962)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
Watching the Game 23
19th Hole Scenic Views 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 93
Elevation Changes 86
Plays Long 60
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Locals 65
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 75
Convenient to the City 57
In the 'Burbs 30

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Reviews 1
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
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Previously Played

Course in bad shape

The course is in terrible condition. The greens are decent but that is the.only thing in decent shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day of Golf

Fun day out on the course, mostly great conditions but recent rain made bunkers hard and some with standing water. Course needed mowed, again lots of rain recently contributed but off fairway was very shaggy just a good day of mowing, cleaning and fixing bunkers would bring back to great. Likewise, greens were slow due to mowing and wet weather. A fun course that plays well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course was in bad shape.most sand traps didn't have sand

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great potential.

The greens and fairways were in good condition. The rough was overgrown to the point that it was difficult to find your ball just off the fairway and the bunkers were not in good shape. I enjoyed the layout and will return.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs work

The conditions were horrible. rough needed mowing, greens very slow

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course and Great Rates

We enjoyed all 18 holes!!
They are a little behind tending the fairways but was a delight to play!

Due to 99 degree weather there was not a crowd!! We enjoyed that!!

Restaurant and bar wasn’t open, not sure if it was because there were not a lot of people playing golf during the heat?

We will play there again!!

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

Maintenance

Grass was not cut well……fairways were covered with dead cut grass and rough was terrible. Lost two balls……one in the fairway and one less than 2-3 feet off fairway. Course could be very nice, but not well maintained.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Used to be a golf course

I hadn’t played Ocala National in over 9 months. Previous rounds were sometimes slow but course conditions always good to excellent.

This time rough so high and covered with previously mowed hay that while looking for your ball you could find many other lost balls. Fairways were rough and needed mowing. Greens were bumpy and slow. We quit after nine holes.

Disgusting

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mow the grass! Open the pub!

Great layout...nicely challenging course...bring your A game. The greens and fairways are in decent shape, but the rough is SO TALL that if you miss the fairway you mostly have to drop another ball.

The pub/eatery is closed so there is no after round sit and have a drink/bite. Too bad, because the clubhouse is very nice and the pub is very attractive.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but needs better mowing

Course has a good and challenging layout. Fairways and greens are cut ok but the rough are a little too rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs Help

Course has a lot of potential, several holes with great views of rolling hills and century old oak trees but course conditions were less than spectacular. Greens were in good shape albeit a little slow but no real complaint there. Fairways and tee boxes were okay. The rough however is another story. Never played anywhere where you could miss a fairway by 3’ or roll of the back of a green and lose your ball until I played here. This isn’t like a US open thick rough to make it challenging, this is just overgrown, not mowed for whatever reason rough. Ponds were overgrown and more of an eyesore than a compliment. Pro Shop was stocked with 3 bags and 4 shirts. Some good grounds keeping could make this course a gem but until then I wouldn’t go out of my way to play here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great course- no maintenance!

Was once a good course but has gone to pieces.
Has gone downhill fast in the last year or so.
Fairways covered with cut grass, goose grass taking over the entire course. Please spray for weeds and make it playable again! What a shame. Need someone in charge that knows what to do!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

An Abandoned Gem

At one point, I bet this place was great. The owner obviously doesn’t care about it.

It is a great layout that is so unkept.

I would never recommend playing this course unless there is a new owner who puts some money and care into it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Mow the grass

Greens were nice but ruff was way too high we couldn't find the ball even though we knew where it landed...

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

The course has a great layout.

Either they don't have people to maintain it or they don't have the money. It's in terrible shape. The grass was cut wet and the clippings were left on the fairways. Someone doesn't have the knowledge.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NICE BUT OUT OF SHAPE

The staff is super friendly and nice!!!

Nice design but out of shape as most courses in north Florida..

Bunkers and fairways need some love (it is missing money).

Greens are still okay if compared to the fairways.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course rough shape

It is a good course but the homeowners didn't support it so they can't afford to maintain it well but it is cheap to play

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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