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2.7
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.9
Amenities
2.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6422 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.4

Challenge the Savannahs. On the windward side of Merritt island lies one of the most unique golf courses on Florida's Space Coast. The 6,450 yard Gordon G. Lewis design winds through majestic hardwood forests, natural wetlands, and scenic lakes to reveal protected, undulated greens. Nine holes are framed by a natural savannah conservation area, bordered by hammocks with a high canopy of trees and coastal flatwoods. Water, in the form of natural wetlands and manmade lakes, comes into play on thirteen holes. The course boasts several unforgettable holes, such as the 525-yard, par 5 Signature 7th, regarded as one of the most challenging holes in Central Florida. This beautifully tight, typically southern course features six sets of tees, making play ideal for beginners and pros. The back tees are demanding even for the best of the best, while our new “Family Tees” are playable by anyone who wants to tee up. Prepare for your round by warming up on our practice facilities that include: unique aqua range, chipping and bunker area, and full-sized practice putting green. Look around during your visit, and you will notice nature's splendor on display. Our preserve features many water birds, birds of prey, reptiles, and low country mammals that make the savannahs their home. The fairways additionally offer a great view of the nearby Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Our southern plantation styled Clubhouse is a great place to start and end your day at The Savannahs. Inside you will find a golf shop, plus a bar and grill with great food and hospitality to match. Or, wander outside to the veranda overlooking the aqua range and golf course to catch the sunset.

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Golf Academy at Savannahs Golf Club"
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 and shoes are required to be worn by anyone on the course; proper attire excludes the following: short shorts, tank tops, halter tops, midriffs and bikini tops.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.7
444 Reviews (444)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 60
Narrow Fairways 37
Bunkers 30
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value

I have read a lot of reviews trashing this course. Yes the fairways have some bare spots and almost half of the tee boxes are in rough shape, but overall this is a great course. First of all the staff is exceptionally friendly. Being a first time customer, they were very helpful and gave me a lot of information on the course. It is a challenging course with narrow fairways and a LOT of water. It is a very pretty course with an abundance of wildlife. Best of all, the twilight rate is only $17. I have no idea what some people are griping about.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shockingly poor condition

I have played this course probably 50 plus times over the last twenty years but I have not played it in probably five years. The course is in terrible shape. The tee boxes are all crowned and mostly dirt and weeds with some grass. The fairways are about the same with a lot of dirt and not a lot of grass. The best grass on the entire place is on the greens with one problem........they are same thickness that the fairways should be. You have to hit the ball like you are putting from 30 feet in order to get it to the hole on a 10 foot put. I was just really shocked at what poor shape the course was in. I thought it was odd that we pulled up on a Friday morning and there were only four or five cars on the parking lot and we only saw two other groups on the course when we teed off. I know there has been a lot of turnover here with management over the years but with this shape, I'm surprised they can even stay open. They could drop the price to ten dollars and the frustration still wouldn't be worth it. Don't waste your time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Decent course on Merrit Island

Was looking for a decent course in the Cocoa Beach area and had read mixed reviews on the course.
Very windy conditions although being a bit sheltered inland helped. Lots of water and tight fairways. The greens had been recently sanded and were a bit rough in spots. They need to get the weeds off the greens. Some wet areas from recent rain, but not a bad experience overall. Would like to see more fairway grass but that will come hopefully in the weeks ahead. One foursome held up three groups behind and no Marshal to move them along. 4 1/2 hours which seemed longer as the back nine dragged on.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Andrew at the reception desk made the rain dance and we were able to play our 18 holes without rain as promised. We really enjoyed our game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

I felt like the deal we got on this course was a really good value. The greens are a bit sorry but the course was lovely and a bit tight. We enjoyed our round immensely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointed with condition

Have played this course many times in the past. Always had a nice time playing here and course used to be fairly well maintained. Since turning the course over to the homeowners it has taken a turn for the worse. Extremely poor maintenance if any at all. Greens were terrible with weeds growing on them and lack of grass. Fairways were also weedy , wet and cart ruts all over them. Tee boxes were fair. Would not return until they fund there maintiance account and hire a good company to manage the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Andrew was very nice when I arrived at the counter of the departures. The starter acknowledged us on a friendly manner and the pace of the play was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition

Course is showing other type improvements, however the greens are not quite puttable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/22/2019

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent visit. We hope to see you again this season for a second chance.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good for the price paid

We got a $15 deal through Golfnow and for the $15, it was just ok. Anymore than $15 would have been too much.
The greens, for the most part were cut low (stimp 10) but contained many weeds. The fairways, most of them, contained weeds. On the 10th, the fairway was really full of weeds. They are doing some work out there, but it looks like it's at a standstill. They should try to kill the weeds before it's too late.
For the price, it was just ok.
The snowbirds will play it only once if the conditions remain the same as yesterday.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Thank you Vernon1946 for the five star rating!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Played his course yesterday as was grossly disappointed. Course hasn’t been maintained whatsoever. Greens were the worst I’ve ever seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not Worth It

I golfed here today and can tell you the course is in rough shape! greens were some of the worst I've ever seen. Looks like it isn't taken care of at all. With a lot of options around the area i will not be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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