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4.2
738 Reviews (738)
5 Stars
270
4 Stars
353
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
92.0%
Recommend this course
669 out of 738 reviews
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4.2
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.5%
Recommend this course
147 out of 159 reviews
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4.2
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.2%
Recommend this course
197 out of 216 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

4.2
738 Reviews (738)

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 92
Elevation Changes 85
Plays Long 59
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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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Greens are tricky and little slow (to be expected in summer) but in great condition . I love the layout of this course and will definitely play it again !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 159
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout. Demanding course. Rough is very high and tough. Stay in fairway. Lostballs in rough. Bunkers need work so stay out of them. Greens are great. Layout very challenging. Stay away if you want easy. Play for the challenge. Well worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Played today. Course is in great condition, except for two greens, they need work. I'll play again, I like the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Rough

Course was nice, the Rough is bad. Good luck trying to find your ball. But overall nice course, tough tight fairways on some, but challenging course,!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Play this course!

Recommend this course to anyone … mature well maintained course that is among the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Our first time playing this course. I found the pro shop staff to be very friendly. The course layout was actually pretty good...mature trees alongside most fairways and some hills. Unfortunately, the course conditions were not the best. The front nine conditions seemed poorer than the back 9; however, the conditioning overall needs attention. The bunkers have not been trimmed, the sand is poor; the rough is mostly weeds. Greens had some sand left on them and rolled very slowly. It's too bad the conditioning isn't better because the setting is nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Good value

Been playing here for several years,. While generally worse than in its prime years, conditions have improved a bit with drier weather, and the staff appears to be making an admirable effort to keep greens and fairway landing areas in decent shape while spending less time on bunkers, rough, tee boxes, etc. (a more than fair trade-off). Bunkers are in particularly rough shape because they've removed rakes for COVID precautions, which is sensible. You will absolutely lose balls mere steps off the fairway in some cases, as the rough is essentially not being cut or maintained (especially in wet conditions). Greens had a few sandy patches as other reviews have said, but overall I thought they were rolling relatively true and were not a detriment to play at all. I suggest avoiding after any lengthy periods of rain, but the course is a fantastic value in dry conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ocala National

Arrived early for our tee time and was allowed to go right off. Pace of play was great. No wait I. Front of us and nobody up our backside all day. We will definitely return!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great fun

This course is my favorite. It is always in good condition. However it is now owned by an absentee owner. This is not good. Several employees have told me the owner is NOT providing sufficient funds for proper upkeep.
I hate to hear that because it can be the best in Ocala. Beautiful grounds ,greens that hold the ball. I like it and for the best.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really challenging course.

Curse in really good shape, greens soft, probably needs more water as the sun, wind and lack of rain is not helping. Overall the greens were in good shape. Sand traps need rakes but Covid-19 probably prevents use. Some areas next to fairways need cutting which in turn would speed up pace of play. Staff very accommodating and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course ,great value

As always I was very pleased to get back to a course I truly believe give me my monies worth. Course was in great condition. I met the course grounds manager and was impressed with his care for the course. I hope it remains as good as it is.
I'll be back often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Greens were OK a little better than most the fairways were nice but the layout in the hills of Ocala make for a gorgeous golf course. There was a nice breeze today course was pretty empty it was a great day and the course like I said was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice but ……

Course and layout was nice. There were slot of homes but we’re not that close to the fairways. The roughs were just that …. rough and uncut on some holes.

All of that was manageable including the friendliness of the golfers! That was another plus!

But the pace was very slow.. At my tee time I was asked to join a two some in front of me and they were great guys! There were two foursomes immediately behind us and three foursomes teeing off in front of us …… at tee time .

Once we started the pace was good, finishing the front nine in 2 hours 15 minutes, which was respectable.

The back 9 was much slower as we were all backed up pretty badly as the pace of play slowed pretty badly. We got to meet the 4 some in front of us and the one behind us as we all were backed up from hole 10 on. Our 3 some left after hole 14, we all had to go and do other things.

I’d try the course again though

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

This course is always in great shape. I am ways impressed with the care and maintenance of this course. The greens are well groomed and provide just enough challenge to make you think. The tee boxes are green with grass and not beat up or overused. The fairways provide a great challenge, open, but they reward you with good placement and can prove difficult with a poor tee shot. This is one of my favorite courses in the area, I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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