Candler Hills Golf Club

4.6710235294 4.7 stars from 5 (334)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7233 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • 8139 SW 90th Terrace Road , Ocala, FL 34481
  • (352) 861-9712
  • candlerhillsgolfclub.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Gordon Lewis (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: TifDwarf

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men - Shirts with sleeves and collars; slacks, or mid-length shorts. Women - Blouses with collar; slacks, skirts, or mid-length shorts
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7233 yards 74.2 125
Green 72 6589 yards 71.1 123
Blue 72 5978 yards 68.2 117
Blue (W) 72 5978 yards 73.8 125
White 72 5508 yards 66.0 111
White (W) 72 5508 yards 71.0 119
Red (W) 72 4795 yards 66.9 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 334 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
104
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

322 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 seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens plays long   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Right of highway in Ocala"


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

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

Reviewed on

This course was friendly and convienent and the conditions were excellent. We were a threescore playing at a good clip until we caught up to a foursome of ladies not letting anyone through. A twosome was in between us. But that was on the back nine. Still I wI'll be back again it is a great track.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pleasure"


nadine21's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a pleasure to play at Candler Hills. When you arrive the bag drop area always have a helpful person, who is there to serve you. Mike, Bob, and John always take care upon your arrival. Then going inside to pay, you meet Karen and the pro Denise who always greet you in a friendly manner. The starters always are informative. The rangers keep play moving and offering ice and water for refills. The restrooms are always clean to your liking. This staff you would have to say is tops.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a fun course - quick greens"


Jill4351799's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and paceof play was very good. Damp in bunkers due to recent rains but not terrible. Some long holes but not too difficult a course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006811558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"good day"


timk18's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

play Candler HIlls regularly. Course was a bit below its normal excellent condition as aeration had been done recently...another couple weeks and it should be perfect again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Times!"


u000004413659's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been making my way around the courses in Ocala. Candler Hills is proving itself to be the best in the area.


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


"First time"


u5512365's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition, even though it was apparent recent course and green maintenance had been done.

The greens were a little rough. Biggest issues was my friend and I were sent out with a couple of guys who had never met, one a smoker one with emphysema. After nine the non smoker wanted his own cart and we took off for #10 after we all hit a ranger came out and stated we could not have 3 carts and four guys. Interruption of play after a player had been given a cart and allowed to play was rather unpleasant. The non smoker felt uncomfortable and left the course. It could have been handled better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Summer stress"


Mikmos916's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in my rotation of courses I play regularly in the Marion County area. The greens and fairways were recovering from the summer maintenance. The greens rolled true, a bit slower than I'd like, but the fairways were beat up and the thinnest I've ever seen them. I know that they will recover in the next month but it was surprising to see it in this condition. Still a great course and I never pass on the burger and beer special.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u5065502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've seen the course and been wanting to play for some time. Glad I had the opportunity because the course and staff were great. It had rained the day before and the course held up very well. Looking forward to my next round.


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



erchong16's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Candler Hill's Staff"


nadine21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff at Candler Hills is excellent---from the time you drop your clubs at the bag drop, check in, on the course rangers, and back in to bag pick up. Denise has a good team and her leadership shows. It truly makes you feel like you are a member at a private club. Also the carts are the cleanest around Ocala clubs.


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


"Great conditions and Mike is a great guy"


u1665477's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Drove from St. Petersburg, FL to Ocala to mix it up a little bit and find a different golf course. The course was in great shape, can't say one bad thing about it. Fairways and tee boxes were the best and greens were in great shape being early August in Florida. The clubhouse amenities looked nice but I didn't utilize much. The biggest draw and reason I would come back is because of the excellent service and attitude by Mike, the golf cart attendant. Great guy, very helpful and knows his stuff. He is the kind of employee businesses are looking for and should take care of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004413659's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
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


"Beautiful course"


u000001368611's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and was beautiful. Love the wide fairways. Greens were not too fast or too slow in others words perfect. Highly recommend to play this course.


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


"No water holes"


u554968152's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

10th time played and love it.I play 60-70 rounds a year and this course and the club @ eaglebrook in Lakeland are the nicest followed by championsgate cc and mission inn @howeyin the hills.Candler has the nicest fairways and great greens! The staff is great.not too many nicer.


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


"Great Course!"


Harry7843530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for money.

Good strong holes and some friendly holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great outing with friends"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played Candler since sometime last year and I was extremely surprised with the condition of the course.

I play many of the local courses throughout the year and I have to say that Candler Hills is in the finest condition of any of them at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



oldhawk2258's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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