Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

3.7401117647 3.7 stars from 5 (594)
  • 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: 3.6 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 594 Reviews
5 stars:
160
4 stars:
287
3 stars:
102
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

521 out of 589 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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"Fantastic Views"


Rafascott's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We arrived early for our tee time and were greeted by the very friendly and helpful Larry who provided our cart and instructions on how best to play the course. Course was not busy so we were allowed to head off when ready. Course has lots of elevation changes which is a bit different to the standard Orlando links. Especially enjoyed the front nine as some of the views were spectacular. Holes 10 and 15 were a bit strange - took some time to see where the green was on 10 in spite of playing from the middle of the fairway and the line off 15th tee was not obvious. Greens were a bit slower than some though they were running true.


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


"Nice layout but it needs a lot of work."


u000001521287's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was only the second time I played this course. I enjoyed the round but I felt the course was run down. Very few racks in the bunkers answer bunkers were in need of some immediately attention. I still think the average golfer would enjoy the course on a perfect Florida day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Downhill"


James1400881's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been a while since I last played here and thought conditions would be good. Greens were inconsistent and slow. Probably won't be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A course to play with someone who knows it"


u000005550581's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I drove over 30 minutes to get there so I was hoping for a nice course and was disappointed. I got there some 30 minutes ahead of time and because no other people had booked my tee-time I had to play the back first and by myself. When I got back to the clubhouse to play the front 9 there was not supposed to be anybody before another half and hour but they let two twosome go ahead of me. It took two holes before the gentlemen in front of me who were very slow let me get if front of them. It did not take too long when I reached the other twosome which did not seem as friendly but after three holes and because one of them was on the phone they let me go through.

As to the course most of the shots are blind and either uphill or downhill so the right club selection is important. Because I did not know the course I hit some very good shots that ended up in trouble because of the layout. If you plan to try this course ask to be match with someone who played it before.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great day at a course!"


jgbeljan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great layout! A little rough in places but greens were fine. I found out the hard way that GolfNow won't cancel a "hot deals" round. We had a buddy not make it because of wife's medical problem and GolfNow wouldn't cancel. I explained this to the proshop staff and they gave us a raincheck for his round right on the spot! Thanks you Staff!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Returned after many years"


u319023531's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time played the course in many years and not disappointed. Greens were in great shape and whilst some fairways were a little patchy this did not detract from a most enjoyable round. Played as a single and round in 3 hours which was a bonus. Will certainly play again soon and would recommend the course to anyone wanting a different (hilly) course to play.


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


"still great"


dobbies's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

have not been here for over six months but still found the course in great condition. Always a challenge but also always a fun course to play.. If you are in the area you have to try it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mountain Course"


pessy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A number of people had told me how good it was, and while I found the tees and fairways a little scruffy than I was expecting, the course itself has more than its fair share of really excellent holes. Forget the typical Florida course here, this one has some serious climbs and drops, and the design has used the terrain splendidly.

It does run through housing, but I don't remember any holes where the homes are really in play.

I've played a number of courses around Orlando where you'll enjoy the round, but come away not remembering any of the holes. That won't be the case here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not a course I would recommend"


bigzeee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Suggest that one would do better by going elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow greens and sparse fairways."


mrpotts33's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was considerably than the last time I played it 5 or 6 years ago. Greens were slow and the grass on the fairways was very thin.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The course is like a North Carolina mountain course,lots of elevation changes"


steelerdave1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout and fairways were in good shape.The greens were just topped dressed so they were running slow.Otherwise an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



axgrinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice views"


andy20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the most scenic courses in central fla....major elevation changes make for very interesting holes. Crews were verticutting and topdressing greens which slowed putting....needs some TLC on some fairways but still playable....overall an grreat place to spend an afternoon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just Great"


golfer1948's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time golfing at this course. Course was in good shape for this time of year. I golfed with 2 other golfers which they were very friendly. Greens were on the slow side. This is a great course to test your golfing skills or lack of. Great course layout.


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



richview506's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor fairways too much money for the course the only good thing was the greens


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Wish they would put some effort into the course"


deegel's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I know there's many many options and challenges for golf courses in the great Orlando area, it's just a shame to see a good layout/design lacking effort and probably money to keep it in better shape. I would've hoped that with all the rain the course conditions would be better but no. The greens were ok, very fuzzy and slowish but in good shape. It's a common occurrence with the courses here in central Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


bigzeee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Met up with Frank and Bill who plays it 4 times a week. At 71 he is quite a golfer, playing of the white tees he shot 3 under par! A plus was his running commentary on every aspect of the course, rating it as one of the best in central Florida and I agree with him. The course, layout, condition, staff and weather teamed up to make it an almost perfect round of golf, well, at least the best way to spend an afternoon on any golf course. Will definitely go again.


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


"Many more ups than downs."


u000007648873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most interesting course layout in central Florida - lots of elevation changes to keep you into the game. Course conditions were good to excellent, greens fine, too. Staff very courteous and helpful. The fact that a meal (breakfast or lunch) was included was an unexpected bonus. We stayed for an excellent lunch after finishing our 4 1/2 hour round at 2PM. All agreed we should come back soon for another round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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