Pine Oaks of Ocala

3.8209000000 3.8 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6533 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6533 yards 71.1 124
White 72 5972 yards 68.7 116
Gold 72 5460 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5044 yards 68.5 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

58 out of 64 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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"Not terrible but you can do better in Ocala"


Restless24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The layout of this course is fine, typical muni with a definite "old Florida" feel. Most holes are pretty straight so shaped shots don't come into play a lot, but water definitely comes into play on most holes. In fact, right now there is way more water than there should be. I'm not sure if it's due to extra rain lately but many of the hazards have run over, creating standing water in the fairways and in other areas where there would not typically be a hazard. Rough was overgrown too. If you miss the fairway by a few feet be prepared to potentially lose your ball. Hard to enjoy your round when this happens multiple times. Some greens looked good, some looked bad, but even the ones that looked good were incredibly slow.

We played as a foursome and got chased by singles and twosomes all day. I understand a single playing a twilight round but the clubhouse needs to be pairing people up for 10:00 tee times. We didn't see any other groups with three or more. This is frustrating because you're looking at a 5 1/2 hour round if you let every group play through, but if you don't let them through you are constantly rushed. Clearly Pine Oaks is just happy to be bringing in players.

Blue tees aren't overly difficult but the tight layout means blue tee boxes very near the previous hole's green and you become a prime target for the approach shot of the group behind you. Some holes like #18 are ridiculous with the tee box placement. To get to the blues you have to drive around a pond and up the cart path of another hole to get to the tees.

I'm from Gainesville so Pine Oaks would be a decent option here considering the lack of good public courses; the value is still decent for $20. But in Ocala you are better off finding a hot deal or paying a few bucks more to play elsewhere.

Note: If using Swing By Swing golf app it finds the "North" and "South" 9 holes separately.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible course and staff"


Joseph7147389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
Previously played Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Worst course in ocala


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



"Great GOLF at Pine-Oaks Golf Coarse,OCALA,FL,"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

TITLE, Great Golf at Pine Oaks Golf Coarse OCALA I recently moved to Florida and been playing Pine Oaks since December of 2014 upon moving here from PA, I like your coarse and you will be seeing me more than likely on a weekly basic, See you soon Glenn!!!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


bigvin1972's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens have made a huge comeback in recent years, and now are just about perfect. Even the trouble greens are good. Patchwork on 4,5 and 17, but that did not interfere with play. Fairways are a bit bare in spots, but they have new carts and price is right. Since this is a city course with a disc golf course adjacent, there are no houses on course at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs attention"


u292121046's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't play this course last year because of inferior conditions in late fall of 2013. Conditions have not gotten better! Some greens were diseased and there was little, if any, fairway grass. Whatever grass there was is mostly brown and dormant with weeds. I will not play here again. This was a good municipal course 4-5 years ago but now $32 dollars for greens fees is insulting.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A little rough"


u000001053248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This being a local course I visit it about once every two months. The staff is always friendly and helpful! The course needs a little work especially on the greens. Overall it's a good value if you get a discounted rate.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good timing"


mhunter11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No other course had our tee time so we played here. Apart from 3. Greens that need desperate attention the course was in good shape. Staff were excellent and they made the difference. So so weather....but beats work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Good Muni Course"


u000007464962's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day we played it was below 60 degrees so all of their league play was canceled which opened the course up for us to play a 3.5 hour round. The course was in very good shape except for 2 greens on the front that had some bad areas. This was our most enjoyable round of the 6 we have played in the past 2 weeks while in this area. All the staff we met were very friendly and inviting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"greens and fairways were very good"


u642344201's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the course was well worth the money and the staff was very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course fun"


David2775239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was fun to play only two greens were not up to great fair ways were in great shape would say play it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Municiple Course"


Gary5542526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. I didn't know what I was in for, but I have been looking for a course with water in the area for a while and the aerial photography for this course confirmed what I was looking for.<br/> The course is a very well maintained municipal course, especially compared to some of the others in the area. Some of the greens had some bald spots which is a shame, but overall they were pretty quick. I enjoyed the undulation of the fairways and the challenge of going uphill on one of the par 5's. There were a couple of pretty memorable holes on the front nine, but the back nine was a bit lackluster, but to it's credit, played completely different from the front 9. I will definitely go again.<br/> P.S. It was very refreshing that the pro shop area had an actual locker room that a person could change and the patio area was very neat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Golf …"


slammalot's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play regularly at Pine Oaks and the combination of extremely friendly staff and an always pleasant atmosphere makes for a relaxing day at the golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"play golf,"


todd4090385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beauty full day. course is in good shape good course to score on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape except for a couple of greens. Friendly staff. Great value with golf now price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


flgolfer44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course to play especially on 'hot deal' rates.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"getting better"


sabastian7093's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played once couple weeks ago when greens had been sanded. Greens now are much better and getting faster. Layout is nice. Will play again. Need to check prices before booking on line.they had a special that was cheaper. Oh well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A nice local course"


steinstu213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice well kept local course that presents some challenges with good bang for the buck.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice open golf course"


Arie9058263's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very open course, however on some holes the oaks and water do come in play<br/> Greens had some bald spot , but there has action been taken.<br/> Fairways were irrigation is available good to play<br/> Worth playing this course for acceptable fee


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"It's wide open"


GodismyDriver's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hooked up with a few older fellows had a great time. Be back as so as possible. Loved it


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pine Oaks Great Course"


uZZWW9575ZZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is in very good condition. The staff are very friendly. My friends and i have a great day. We will be back. Frank


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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