Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

3.7468764706 3.7 stars from 5 (560)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7005 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Carl Rabito Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7005 yards 74.2 137
Gold 71 6581 yards 71.8 130
Blue 71 6143 yards 69.4 124
White 71 5695 yards 67.4 118
Other 71 5035 yards 69.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 560 Reviews
5 stars:
153
4 stars:
270
3 stars:
97
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

492 out of 555 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Course is very hilly and pretty but like a cow pasture."


u329590645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging but the shape it is in, is pitiful. Obviously, it has been neglected for a long time and way over priced. Currently $5.00 would be a fair price for the terrible conditions. The staff are quite friendly especially the waitress named "Vickie". Good service in the restaurant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2017

We are sorry to hear about your experience, we have just recently become under new management due to the condition of the golf course, they are working very hard everyday to improve the course and it is looking better every day so we would love to see you come back and give us a try!


"Rough"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Rough was way too think and unmanaged. Greens need mowing badly. Never putted anything near as hard as had to at Sanctuary


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2017

We are sorry to hear about your experience, we have just recently become under new management due to the condition of the golf course, they are working very hard everyday to improve the course and it is looking better every day so we would love to see you come back and give us a try!


"Pleasant Round"


u263519434's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty rough condition. Easy to lose balls just off the fairway. BUT...amazing views and unique layout due to topography changes! Very fun to see in Florida


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/05/2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the views and topography of the course! We are now under new management and the golf course is their number one priority. Please come back and see us the course is improving everyday!


"New favorite"


Jchance58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I recently moved to the area and this was the first course I've played in Clermont. It was so great it's probably going to be my home course. The layout is unlike anything I've seen in Florida with lots of hills. The view from the bar is awesome so were staff. Nice lift from the fairways and greens were on the slow side but once I got a feel for the spped I good to go all day.


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


Commented on 08/07/2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! We always love to become a players home course so please stop by in the pro shop and ask about our discounts and memberships!



U000004747448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Benny1808026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice layout - Iffy conditions"


golferguy8's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the few courses in Florida that actually has hills - the major elevation changes are awesome but the course isn't in great shape which is about on par for golf courses during the summer. Greens had been recently punched and were still recovering which made putting a bit frustrating at times. Staff was very nice, too.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


aknight4u's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have played this course a number of times and conditions were always great , this time have never seen course in such bad condition. We were lied to about aerification of greens. Greens were terrible, unbelievable amount of weed in fairways and surrounding green perimeters. This is a Billy Casper managed course and doing a terrible job if they handle the maintenance end.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Elevations, as advertized"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens quick, tees decent. fairways best condition in center. Playing alone so at times will look for balls to refill bag. After driving on 12th hole, noticed a sign that said, "WILD ANIMALS". Thought strange sign. Maybe snakes, raccoons. Went down a couple hundred yards and went on right side of hole to look in woods for balls. Saw one. Walked into woods and stepped down into thicker brush. Had the scare of my life when I spooked about a 200lb bear about 12 feet from me. Luckily, he ran the other way. Left ball!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



JLewis45's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is ran by the Casper golf management team. The course is in terrible condition. Bunkers appear to be severely neglected with weeds growing in and around them. Most of the cart path exits into the fairway are so bumpy with holes that it makes for a very rough ride. The course layout is nice and if the maintenance was kept up to par would be a lot of fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poor rating."


dwight9311274's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The general layout out is poor at best. I was told by a friend that this course was hilly but I can't explain how uniquely awful this course is. Washout areas in the fairways, hardpan greens and bunkers with rocks mixed with sand made for a terrible round. The round took over 5 hours and not a single course drove by. The extreme condition and slopes made for a lot of searching for your ball even though it was hit in the middle of the fairway. One comfort station on the whole course without a club house turn.

I will never play this course again and will be glad to share my experience with all of my golfer friends. Please consider updating the 4 star rating from Golfnow. I depend on the rating for selection of courses to play. I would rate this course two stars. Course condition, pace of play and lack of comfort stations are reflected in my rating.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fun, challenging courae"


robwright130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Sanctuary Ridge is a fun course after playing so many flat, Orlando courses for years on end. Some of the views are awesome. The elevation changes and lies make you rethink shots that Orlando courses don't. Fun, fun, fun course to play. Only thing I can complain about is that the few times I've played this course, I've never been visited by a beverage cart and there's no good opportunity to hit the snack bar at the turn.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hills"


Coachrgt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course for its hills so I can practice before going north to


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No course marshall"


u2696201's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play extremely slow, player etiquette lacking, balls being driven into foursome from behind after waiting to approach greens, slow players would not allow faster players to play through. Course in poor shape with sand traps poorly maintained.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Mickey Mouse course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First 9 was ok. On the second 9, you cannot see the flag ever. It slows the pace considerably. The fairways are good. The lay out is awfull and the green are hard to put.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sanctuary Ridge"


Bobh230's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course and was excited to take my friends who were visiting from up north to play here. Well we got here and the start gave one of the guys grief for bringing a cooler. Good thing he did! He said a cart girl "Loren" would be around multiple times for any drinks we needed. She never showed up!! It was 90 deg. out. The rough and parts of the fairway needed serious attention. Looks like a lack of watering. Hope it is better next time but for this round not worth the money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"In town for vacation and can only play one round dont"


u000001426685's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are a local and can get a cheap rate under $35 and just want to hit s few balls then the course is perfect. Now if you are on vacation and only have one fay to golf go somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good but could have been better"


u000005613426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is ok. What let's it down is the state of the fairways. They are scruffy and weedy on almost every hole. However, the greens are in very good condition

Very few bunkers have rakes available yes I know some players are lazy but having rakes give them no excuses

Would I play the course again - yes but if nothing is done soon to the fairways I would say a no!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"dry"


u000008008005's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course but like most other courses in the area, very dry with sparse grass on fairways and poor tee boxes. Greens are good. Course layout is very nice . Hope it rains there soon or at least water the course. Several other courses better but minimally more expensive - Highlands Reserve and much more green Providence.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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