Ocala National Golf Club

4.2001823529 4.2 stars from 5 (332)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7364 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts with collars for men and appropriate tops for ladies are required at all times; Men’s shirts must be tucked in.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Man-O-War 72 7364 yards 75.9 141
Secretariat 72 6870 yards 73.8 134
Seattle Slew 72 6445 yards 71.7 130
Gold/Green Combo 72 5928 yards 0.0 0
Needles 72 5481 yards 68.4 124
Needles (W) 73 5481 yards 74.4 132
Green/Red Combo 72 5108 yards 0.0 0
Genuine Risk 72 4754 yards 63.9 114
Genuine Risk (W) 73 4754 yards 69.3 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 332 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
159
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

296 out of 330 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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"Very nice"


u772701752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course layout with some solid challenges and a lot of uphill holes with elevated greens. Fun course to play with a good price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National Golf Club on 06/14/2017:

Hi u1777602, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again in the future!


u000001200328's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

"Lots of bunkers!"


Mkpeck2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Back nine is very challenging with elevation changes. Greens in good shape. Major advantage from the red tees. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/02/2017:

Thanks for leaving us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!

"Great course, Challenging not intimidating"


Bob3826642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a gorgeous, well maintained course. Not too intimidating for a high handicapper but still challenging for low handicappers. Enough old oaks for shade to help with the Florida sun. Homes sit far enough back off the rough so as not to "crowd" the golf course. Be aware there is no beverage cart service so come prepared.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/31/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again soon.

"Ocala National Golf Course"


wcbendell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good shape for this area of FL.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/23/2017:

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon.


hqapmoc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/18/2017:

Thanks for leaving your feedback. We apologize that the pace of play and course conditions weren't up to par during your round, but are happy to hear you had a good experience with our staff. We hope you give us another shot in the future!


bigdenny's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/21/2017:

Hi hbigdenny, thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the challenge. We're looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!


redfish010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/15/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!


uCNCY1602CN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Attractive layout, greens bumpy and inconsistent mostly, firm around greens, fairways firm with lots of roll, elevated half of time, course well bunkered. played blue tees being tips were 7300 yds,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/10/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize that the conditions of the greens weren't completely up to par, but are glad to see you enjoyed the course layout. We hope to see you again soon!


iang1924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition fairly good considering the near drought conditions in central FL at the time. It's a course I'll play many times when I'm in FL (7 months per year).

Present handicap not known - when i lived in NC it was 14.2 (USGA rating).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/15/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to seeing you again while you're in Florida. Thanks for playing!


stringer10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again soon!

"Ocala National Golf and Country Club"


marksetera's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked my tee time on GolfNow never seeing this course before and was pleasantly surprised at how outstanding the entire experience was going to be. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot, a gentleman named Bruce approached me with a clean golf cart and proceeded to get my clubs out of my trunk and load them onto the cart. He then gave me detailed directions to the practice putting green, chipping area, pro shop and 1st and 10th tee boxes. My wife and I pulled up to the pro shop to pay for the round and were warmly welcomed by Bob, the person running the pro shop. He also gave me details about the property and asked if I'd like to tee off early or wait for a few other people to golf with. I decided to wait for 2 other guys to play my round with. I then practiced some putting and chipping while waiting for the guys to show up. When we finally got to the first tee box, it was absolutely gorgeous. The fairways were cut beautifully and maintained very well and the greens were impeccable. The course had some of everything on it such as: doglegs left and right, water, sand, straight fairways and multiple elevation changes on just about every hole. It was a challenging 18 holes and I'm definitely going to be playing this outstanding golf course again very soon. I had 2 birdies, 2 bogeys and 14 pars shooting an even 72 for par and my best round of 2017. After we got done playing, another young man walked out to the parking lot and asked me how I played. While having some small talk, the young man pulled each club out of my bag one at a time and cleaned each and every one of them as if they were his own and he just bought them. He placed the head covers back onto my clubs, put my golf shoes in the side pocket of my bag and then placed my golf bag into my open trunk of my car. I tried to tip the young man and he adamantly refused to accept one. I did mention that I had lost one of my favorite golf towels somewhere on the course somewhere and if it was found and turned in, I'd come back to get it. I shook his hand and off he went to clean and recharge the golf cart while I got into my car. As I was finding my way from my parking spot to the exit, 2 very friendly women pulled up on a golf cart and through my car window, handed me my missing golf towel. The young man had mentioned to the women that I lost my lucky towel and they just happened to have found it right before he told them about it. The women were members at the country club and if that's the type of people who are members, then I may seriously have to think about joining Ocala National Golf and Country Club. I could've made this a 2 or 3 sentence review, but it was such a grand experience that I needed to tell the whole story. Thank you to the staff, board, members and owners of the Ocala National Golf and Country Club for making me feel like a member for the day. ****OUTSTANDING, BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING and an AMAZING STAFF****


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/03/2017:

Thanks for the review and for playing Ocala National! We hope to see you again soon.

"Great Value"


belkins10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in very good shape from the last time I played it. This is one of my favorite courses to play in the area, however, the condition had deteriorated. You can tell they have put in a lot of work to get this course in very good shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pace of play was a bit slow. Will definitely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/03/2017:

Thanks for playing! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good price"


u000007901481's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Greens were exceptional, although VERY fast. (No rain for last two weeks.)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/03/2017:

Thanks for playing! We hope to see you again soon.


u210086310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

staff extremely friendly, brought carts to lour car, course was in very good condition. We have played several other courses where the fairways were DIRT-not in this case. Strategically placed bunkers for our group. We average low to high 90s-we count all of our strokes/penalties etc. Greens were in really nice shape. Highly recommend this course. Beer prices were reasonable...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/03/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again soon.


u00000863391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. A challenging course

Fairways and greens in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/03/2017:

Thank you for the feedback!


wepascoe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/05/2017:

Thank you for the kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again soon.

"Great potential"


macoonie's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course 15 times in the past two years. I am a 6 handicap. This is a challenging course. If you don't think so, move back a tee. The back tees are 7200 yds and there are dramatic elevation changes. I've seen reviews saying not challenging. A 500 yd par 4 not challenging? Move back. Then we'll talk. The greens are very hard to read. Ask the locals. You need to play here alot to know the Greens. I would play here even more BUT. THE SOIL IS CLAY. THE COURSE DOES not DRAIN.

If it rains I avoid this course. Bunkers will be under water, literally puddle's. Mud balls in the Fairways. If this course drained I'd play here alot. A true challenge with length. The clubhouse was great when Mojos was running the restaurant. Now it's sad. They need a true 19 the hole and good restaurant. It is a beautiful place. Beautiful old Southern look and feel. But sad inside. Again I'm a big fan. But do not go it it's rained hard. Don't expect a great restaurant. It could be a top course but money needs to be invested. I do not see that happening with an Old membership. Very old. Us young guts love it. Invest in it. Improve the drainage, Restaurant and we will come. The course layout is that good. Ok I'll shut up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 07/12/2017:

Hi macoonie, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your detailed feedback, especially about our course conditions after we get a good amount of rain and about our restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoy the course layout and hope you continue to come back. Thanks for playing!


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