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3.0
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
35
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.5
56.6%
Recommend this course
125 out of 211 reviews
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1.9
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
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3
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
13
Conditions
1.4
Value
2.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
3.6
24.1%
Recommend this course
7 out of 29 reviews
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2.6
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
26
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
44.8%
Recommend this course
39 out of 87 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6866 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.1
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Gainesville Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1963) Mark McCumber (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No denim, t-shirts, short shorts, warm-up clothing, cargo pants, hats worn backwards, bathing suits.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.0
211 Reviews (211)
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Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

CLOSED-FINALLY

Finally closed this dump. Should have happened a year ago. It’s a shame for the people out of work but the owner clearly doesn’t care. Good riddance

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

High potential, course neglected.

Greens neglected with many invasive grasses and weeds. Bunkers unkempt with grass and weeds. Not raked and no rakes available. Fairways O.K. but cut tall. Any ball hit off fairway likely lost. The game I played there cannot be called golf. It's too bad because I liked the course when it was maintained better.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a face lift

Great course layout and it could be a great course if someone came invested a few million dollars, but: a lot of whole on most of the greens (holes from balls and animals), sand traps were either filled with weeds or they were like concrete, grass on the fairway is much higher than normal courses.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

The Death of the Blue Color Golf Club

Just another example of how the middle class are being destroyed in the great reset ! The course is in such bad shape it was like playing on a literal Goat Ranch. Clearly they have no Money for maintenance weeds throughout greens and bunkers while fairways are sand and weeds I was so sad to see how badly this beautiful layout has been neglected. I assume it’s only a short time until this club closes just as many clubs (Blue Collar) have in the past 10 years .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Read the reviews, believe the reviews.

Every staff member I met was very friendly, both of them. The greens are like how I used to like my women, bumpy and fast. Every hole is like a game of plinko. Most fairways are over grown, a few were at least cut. When you have over grown greenside bumkers, that really says it all. Too bad, layout is great.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course needs attention.

Fairways are O.K. Greens are spotty, but improving. Ball marks go unrepaired, but that's on golfers, not management. Bunkers receive NO attention. Grass and weeds are growing in them, never raked or cleaned and no rakes are available for golfers. Some bunkers are more like gravel pits.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Declining

The decline continues, Course condition is abysmal. From fairways to greens to bunkers the course neglect is evident. Green approaches are similar to rough on several holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Potential untapped

I like the layout of this course. There are nice changes in elevation, several natural water hazards consisting of ponds and streams, trees that force accuracy and/or shot-shaping, and well placed bunkers. The problem is that maintenance priorities are questionable. In particular, bunkers are completely untended. I have played this course almost weekly over the past year, and have watched the bunkers deteriorate over that time. They are not raked and no rakes are on site for players to use. Many are becoming overgrown with grass and weeds, and all of them are full of footprints, dried rivulets from rain, and gravel from erosion

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Better

I have seen this course at its best and I have seen this course at its worst. A few weeks ago was one of the worst times I've seen this course and I almost decided to never go back. That has now changed. They are definitely making headway in the maintenance area. I don't know what the equipment issues where in the recent past but that seems to be over as the course is being mowed again. They did recently aerate the greens and I wish they would have communicated that better but I still appreciate that they did it. I think things are getting better and I'm would take advantage before others realize it. Back to having faith is this old girl!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Would be a great course to play with better conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worst Golf Course in Florida!!

The Gainesville Country Club has a name that denotes quality, but it is a 1000 miles from that. Very very poorly kept greens, fairways, tee boxes, and bunkers. Should have known when you arrive at 9am and there is only 2 cars in the vast car park, something is up!!! Layout of the course is superb... but it seems as though it has been left to grow wild, probably the course ran out of money. We did see one grounds keeper on a mower, but this would take him 2 years to bring the weeds on both rough, fairway AND on the greens under control.1st tee box was a mix of patchy dry soil & sand base than grass and it did not improve from there. It is a pity as you can see it was once a great course with the tree lined fairways, but sadly that was probably 10 years ago.. This should be removed from GolfNow as the dissappointment creeps into your game with each hole.. The 18th was the best hole, reasonable tee box, proper fairway and 5/10 green.. But alas it is far to late to think positively by then...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition poor

Fairways need weed eradication and mowing, bunkers unplayable, tee blocks bare and weedy, greens neglected. Not much else to say, may not play here much longer. Our group is approaching revolt!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very poor condition, like it’s about to close

Terrible greens, fairways uncut, bunkers -no sand, weedy- greens mostly dead. Range was a mess. But golf carts worked. Not worth playing, course layout looks like it was a beauty .

Conditions Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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