Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

3.9701000000 4.0 stars from 5 (535)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7005 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • 2601 Diamond Club Drive, Clermont, Florida 34711
  • (352) 243-0411
  • (352) 243-1521
  • www.sanctuaryridgegc.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Terrill LaGree
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 535 Reviews
5 stars:
152
4 stars:
260
3 stars:
88
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

475 out of 530 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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"The worst condition I have ever seen"


u000002805598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in appalling condition. Tall weeds in the fairways, no rakes in some bunkers, if you could call them bunkers, ver dry and sandy throughtout. Almost bald greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Who is giving this course 4 Stars?"


Koray8108773's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Those 4 star givers out there must like playing golf on "concrete"! There is no grass on fairways and the course is so dry, you can't hit a ball. Management must be very stingy because you know they don't water the course. Too bad, it has great views and challenging lay outs but no course!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Grumpy and his Cousin"


tmsmechgt500's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice track, Greens receptive, SAND TRAPS LEAVE A LOT TO BE DESIRED. Some traps impossible to get out. Faces of bunkers should be rebuilt and redesigned. Sand should be replaced with ANYTHING but what is in them now. Fairways need to be reseeded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Florida Mountian"


Lobri001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs to provide yardage books so you can get an idea as to the course plays a challenge but a fun course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This is not Disneyland"


uQGYS6565QG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course several years ago, much younger then. Was very nice then. Now, Very little grass, most fairways slant to the right or left, ball rolls from off the fairway. Deep sand traps almost impossible to play. Pace was extremely slow, took almost 3 hours to play the first nine holes. 10th tee, had two groups waiting to tee off. We decided to leave after looking at a possible six hour round of golf. We left after nine holes, don't see us returning there anytime soon. We usually can 18 holes in 3 hours. Sad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Keating70"


keating70's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my absolute favorite courses..have seen it in better shape. Still well worth playing. Bottom line is Florida courses need rain right now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular views."


SimonFrie1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Wow! Lots of slope and views. Greens were fast. Staff was good. We got there about an hour before our tee time and the starter jumped us out in front of a group thar was not ready to go. That was nice. The only bummer was no beverage cart on a full course and after nine holes you don't come past the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


usgolf2211's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marvelous golf course with extraordinary view of the landscape. Tricky for any skills. We'll play there again for sure.


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


"Challenging course which requires knowledge of course to score well"


u000007512774's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Agree with recent reviews , this is a target course with a good layout for the most part. Because of the challenging layout , player must know the course, otherwise wrong club selection will occur. There are many blind shots .

Corurse condition is average. Greens were good, fairways were average , but sketchy in a number of places, tees below average. Players with prior experience told me it was in the best condition they had seen, so apparently the course is trying.

Sand traps were in poor condition , often without rakes- so we played smooth and place.

Pace of play was OK. We played the first nine behind a shotgun start and there was some backup, but not terrible. After they finished there was a Marshall on the course encouraging pace of play. But the number of hazards, rough terrain, can slow play if people spend too much time looking for balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Views"


tkneip's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had beautiful views of the countryside. A lot of elevation changes. It's a target golf course where ball position off tee is important.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play slow. Have played numerous times and usually a 5 hour round. Greens good. Fairways fair.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Most hilly"


Trish5123's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The view was spectacular. The course was challenging but enjoyable. The greens were fast. Would love to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u00000540500's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course to play . Greens were in great condition.

Pace of play was slow. Almost 6 hours to play 18 holes. Too much waiting between every shot. Would not play again because of this.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Returned after a year!!"


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played this course b4 and enjoyed it. Price is high(thank goodness for GolfNow)) but, this time it was worth it. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course slow pace"


Asherwood46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time we played here. The views are great. Course is fun and in reasonable shape considering the lack of rain. Took over five hours on a Monday afternoon. It seemed the several groups we could see in front of us were all a half hole or so behind, completely unaware any one else was on the course and very nonchalant. No sign of a marshal .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun and challenging but does not beat you up"


u920625986's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The starter gave us some tips before we t-d off that were helpful. This course is all up and down but there is plenty of room to land your ball and play into the greens.. Some of the sand traps, which there are a few, did not have rakes. They should put rakes on their carts to solve this problem. Sand traps were nice in that they actually had sand in them. Greens were in excellent condition, slow but held the ball. Pace great.

I am a high handicapper and shot under a 100 which is great for me. You will have fun, give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly needed some work."


wharfrat1980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been playing here since it opened in the early 2000's. I love the layout and the hills. Challenges all around the course, but fair for any level of golfer. While the greens were in good shape, I was a bit surprised to weeds around the edges and in most fairways. This course has a lot of bunkers, deep and tough, but it's not that they were just unraked, which has been typical over the years as many play like waste areas, but the edges of the bunkers are getting very bad and haven't been maintained for awhile. Tee boxes were fairly rough and the entire course is just not in the shape it was meant to be. While I still love the layout, I was disappointed in the care for this course. I had played to take some friends visiting to the play here next month but likely will choose another location now. Last time I played this course for one year ago, and it's definitely declined a bit. Sad......


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Tim's review"


u1162468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall had a good round, however took 5 hours for the round. Too many very slow golfers ahead of us, tee boxes need work. Core aeration needed, too many bunkers neglected and have filled in with grass.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course to play, and with a little TLC could be one of the best to play."


u000001298648's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I last played this course a year ago. Last year there were two issues. One was the end of the cart paths were extremely bumpy, and the other were many bunkers were not being cared for. The latter still has not been addressed. All in all, I enjoy this course immensely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



kmccdryden's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

When we got there we were a little early but there were 7 foursomes lined up to play. It was extremely slow and it took us four and three quarter hours to do a 18 hole round. We waited on every hole for the foursome ahead of us. they would wait on a par 4 for the green to clear before they would hit. There was not a marshall anywhere to be seen. Other wise it was great.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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