Ocala Palms Golf Club

4.0673647059 4.1 stars from 5 (118)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6501 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 5174 NW 26th St, Ocala, Florida 34482, Marion County
  • (352) 732-4653
  • (352) 732-7453
  • www.ocalapalmsgolf.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Steve Nugent
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-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: Appropriate attire required for all golfers; No tank tops, fishnet tops, cutoffs, bathing suits, denim jeans or jean shorts allowed; Collared shirts required for men.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 6501 yards 72.0 130
White (W) 72 5611 yards 72.0 131
White 72 5611 yards 68.0 117
Blue 72 5023 yards 64.0 106
Blue (W) 72 5023 yards 69.0 122
Burgundy 72 4636 yards 67.0 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 118 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
71
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

101 out of 117 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner family dining  

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Reviews


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Used cart Hot weather 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"excellent web site for golf enthusiasts on the go!"


u8063035's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

terrific golf site for golf players, who at the last minute decide to play a round of golf at their local club.


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


"target course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

narrow, out of bounds on every hole. greens are good now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course-Good Value"


u864096730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spur of the moment round for me and first time playing the course. Course was in good shape. Played by myself in about 2.5 hours for 18. Played from the longest markers (green). Tough course for first time playing. Several blind tee shots and I wasn't sure of placement. Good thing I had my phone gps to give me some idea. Experience will be even better after playing a round.

Would definitely recommend...good value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"See ya soon"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm definitely going to come back to this course. I've lived close by for 4 years and never tried it before. Hint: It helped that I played with a member because there are several unseen hazards that are blind trouble spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Experience"


u894475851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocala Palms is challenging and fun to play. It is very "woman friendly" and is in excellent condition. All the staff and golfers were very accommodating.

I would highly recommend Ocala Palms for a fun and exciting day on the course.


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



"Tough Course - Bring Your "A" Game"


Michael6686321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A real beauty but the front nine is unforgiving to mishit shots so bring your A game. Greens recently aerated --- making for bumpy putts --- only thing kept from a 5 rating for course conditions. Otherwise a great place to play a challenging round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Layout"


Don6910163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not your typical Florida flat course layout. Almost felt like playing a mountain course- course was in good condition and had some challenging holes.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course was in great shape"


John1966819's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a bit tight and there are a few shots that require local knowledge . Greens where fairly fast and overall experience was great .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Supurb Condition"


Deerhunter1111's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff (Chrissy) is a delight to work with, getting going was a breeze.

Course was in great shape, ball rolled out good, greens were fast and a challenge to putt on.

Big peeve was rakes left out of sand traps, effected 2 shots. Believe the group outing ahead of us did this, locals know better


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not as good as it was"


JRobby1234's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Play this course a number of times over the winter. It has been in fantastic shape until the last few weeks . The course is very dry and the turf base in the rough is sketchy. It doesn't look like they are giving it enough water. The greens are not as good as they have been this season. Still in nice shape but not as good as it has been.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008022873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played 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


"A challenge"


u000005338686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round. They could improve the description of the course. There are several blind shots that are hard to determine on the score card.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005338686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course for seniors"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly course from senior tees. Greens were good and ran fast. Several blind tee shots for a first time player. Played 18 holes in three hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Shockingly Good Course"


dickmcd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was amazed at the quality of this course. I wasn't expecting much, especially since I paid so little but, the course was in very nice condition. I'll definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


u000007876888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways are in excellent shape, bunkers could be softer. Not long but challenging. The restaurant was closed for renovation but is reopening by the end of the month.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


carlster21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many holes with narrow fairways and large depressions. Greens on the front nice were super fast, a bit slower on the back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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