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3.1
937 Reviews (937)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
461
3 Stars
172
2 Stars
71
1 Stars
79
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
60.0%
Recommend this course
715 out of 937 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.6
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
36
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
48.3%
Recommend this course
58 out of 120 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.9
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
39
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
55.8%
Recommend this course
92 out of 165 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6529 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.9

Located in Florida’s oldest city, Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club offers a glimpse of the area’s lush foliage and native marshlands. The course has a visually interesting layout with elevated, sprawling greens and a variety of bunker shapes and sizes. The moguled fairways and sandy waste areas are two other distinguishing features of the course. It is a tight course with large greens and gentle undulations. The layout provides a “target-golf” experience that puts a premium on accuracy and distance control. The numerous bends in the course in combination with the blustery winds also makes proper club selection very important.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.1
937 Reviews (937)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Watching the Game 15
19th Hole Specials 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 80
Water Hazards 78
Bunkers 53
This course/club is great for:
Locals 51
Advanced Golfers 44
Seniors 33
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 68
Near Local Attractions 39
Worth the Drive 20

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Plays Once a week
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Used cart

Terrible course maintenance

Although there has been a lack of rain, the conditions were not good at all

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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1.0
Previously Played

In a word….awful

Poor excuse for a golf course. Abysmal conditions. Greens were unplayable. Tee boxes bare. Should be embarrassed to charge what they do. Don’t be fooled by website. Stay away from this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Goat Farm Conditions

I have never seen a course with such poor lack of care and mainitence. Uncut tee boxes, greens that look like pot holes, covered in crab grass, tee boxes unlevel, weeds and mold covering fences. I have pictures. No water, no ball washers, worn off paint for yard markers, terrible sand in traps. The place is a wreck. When I specifically asked about course conditions, I was not told about what horrible condition the greens were in. Only that they were punched. This woman I am sure has never seen the condition of the greens. I could not count my round score, the putting surface was in such bad condition. Large areas of fairway were totally dead and brown, or covered in sand.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course not maintained

The greens were horrible - little sprouting weeds made a put bump and jump - super frustrating - not enjoyable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Cow Pasture

This course is in terrible condition, take it off as an option. They should not allow us use it until it’s repaired. Tee boxes were dry the fairways with patches of grass and weeds. Waters smell horrible. The greens were with almost no grass weeds were cut low on the greens which made the surface lumpy and irregular. I’ve never played on a course reserved through GOLFNOW this poor.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Do Not Waste Your Time

As a person in their mid-50s, I've played a host of course in my lifetime -- dog tracks included.

But this just may be the worst-maintained course I've ever played. There is not a single redeeming aspect of this course. I played the course the first week of June 2022, which should be when courses are in their prime condition.

No such luck here.

The tee boxes are barren and the fairways aren't much better. And the greens are an embarrassment -- a third of them have sections that have absolutely no grass on them while the others are mostly crabgrass.

And to make matters worse the people that work there do not see to care. When I voiced my opinion to the person working the Pro Shop I received a weak "I'm sorry" with a shrug.

GolfNow should remove this course as an option for players because it simply lacks any basic standard of a working golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

The first hole was totally dead from to green it did get a little better but greens are full of weeds and art aren’t very putable

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

What has happened to the course?

Not played here for a year. The course is in terrible condition.
Greens fairways and bunkers all awful.
Such a shame

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible shape

I mean was my day fun? Yes, I was playing golf and not working. With that said though, the course was in terrible shape. The greens were ate up and the fairways incredibly spotty. I don’t remember this course being in such bad shape before.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Staff

Friendly staff and nice amenities. Greens could use a little work. Great food and drinks. Shannon and Barb are terrific!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t group people together who book solo rounds

This wasn’t the first time I’ve played 18 at The Royal, won’t be my last but won’t be back for a while. I booked a solo tee time for 08:00 for 18. Upon arrival, the man with the clipboard at the beginning of the course grouped me with a set of 3 other players. This should not have been done, and he did not give me an option to opt out of group play. The “starter” as he labeled himself needs to be more polite when addressing people. On a course note, the greens were patchy and inconsistent. Otherwise the course is beautiful. Please, if someone books a solo spot for themselves, let them play by themselves…..was not happy with that.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad shape

2nd time playing there and course keeps going down hill fast. Haven't mowed in weeks because weeds are only thing growing. Greens are as dead as fairways.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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