Marion Oaks Country Club

1.6771571429 1.7 stars from 5 (115)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7031 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 430 Marion Oaks Golf Way, Ocala, Florida 34473, Marion County
  • (352) 347-1271
  • (352) 347-1270
  • www.marionoakscountryclub.com

Year built: 1980
Architect(s): John Denton
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7031 yards 72.9 130
Middle 72 6469 yards 70.6 126
Forward 72 5298 yards 69.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 2.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 115 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

63 out of 115 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include plays long bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks  

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"Would have given a zero if possible"


lastcall027's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the worst course I have ever played. Even for the discounted price I would not recommend this course. There is no grass in the fairway, it seems to be replaced by sand which is all over the course. Not replacing the divot sand but bunker sand. Maybe this course was good a long time ago but it seems they've decided not to spend any money to upkeep the course. This is the cheapest course I've played since moving to Central Florida and I guess you get what you pay for, that being said I'll never be back to this one.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout But bad condition"


Murph52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many years but at this time it seems to be be in not so good shape. Fairways are really rough and the greens need a lot of work. Will try the course again in a few months.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs a lot of work!"


scott4211962's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

There was no grass in any of the fairways. The greens were in terrible shape, some of them looked like you were hitting into sand traps. This use to be our groups favorite course, it's a shame that they have let it get in this shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Every Fairway is full of sand"


Halpar4's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No irrigation, golf T's are horrible sometimes you hitting the ball above your feet Fairways are full of sand hardly any green grass and the sand I'm talking about are not bunkers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Goat Field"


tnsgolf77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We got a deal from Deal Caddy and thought from the write up this was going to be a country club course. Little did we know it was a goat pasture with no grass in the fairways. Weeds and sand!! On the good hand NO WATER..not one lake or pond. Found some water by a sprinkler head.

Made tee times for friends from New Jersey with us from Ohio expecting to take them to a lovely course.

Fortunately we are a fun group and got LOTS of LAUGHS but for a serious golfer would not recommend this course. Poor shape and condition.

A big disappointment and definitely would not pay full price to golf this course. Need to pay the water bill and get some grass please!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"So bad..."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst conditions I've ever played under...greens were worse than the fairways I'm accustomed to playing...5 stars for pace of play because there was no one else in this course...Buyer beware!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"BRUTAL"


THEWALRUS44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst conditions in all of Marion County, hands down..

I wanted my money back !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your money!"


Dick164's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They say a day on the golf course is a good day. Try this course and you will see that is not really true. This place is terrible! If you like golfing on sand dunes with a occasional weed, this may be your place. Some of the tee boxes were all sand. Fairways are in sad shape and that is a compliment. went into the club house on the turn to get a beer. I drink Michelob Ultra and when I saw a sign that said Ultra bottles were $1 off the regular price of cans. When I asked the girl at the counter for one she said they did not have any. When I asked if she was going to honor that price with a can, she said NO. I find it hard to believe they would allow bottle beer on the course. I will not ever again be disappointed with this place and now you know why.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice greens"


jamesblanchard2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok for the discount price


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"weekly golfing trip"


carolbrown's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

8 golfers play a different course each week, we've done this for several years Marion oak wins hands down as the poorest we've ever been on. Greens ok at best, fairways like playing on the beach. RB


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Sorry for their issues"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was extremely cordial and helpful. Other than greens, course was in deplorable condition, apparent issues with sprinkling system. Pace of play was severely hindered by 2 Foursomes just ahead of us. No reason this course should have taken over 3 1/2 hours to play but was 4 1/2 hours, waiting, waiting, waiting. We are sorry for what ever the issues are that prevent them from having a better course condition, but pace of play needs to be enforced.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: 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


"new greens? looked great but painted and fertile?"


corryvca's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways were very rough and weedy. lots of elevation changes and scenic bit sand traps need more sand


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Be Forwarned"


thormoody's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Was passing through the area so booked online as a single. First, the positive, I played in 2 hours and 20 minutes. That's it for the positive.<br/> There is no grass anywhere on the golf course except on the greens, and they are very small. They are also inconsistent from the front nine to the back, so difficult to judge.<br/> The rest of the track (tees, fairways and rough) is just weeds and bare ground. There is not a single water feature anywhere on the course, which is unusual for Florida.<br/> Lastly (honest), if you have any kind of back issue, driving a cart on this course will wreck your back. The cart paths and even the fairways are very bumpy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Absolute craphole"


bigwaggle59's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

We should have known in the driveway we were in trouble . maybe 5 cars there on a great Sunday afternoon. The Women behind the desk was very very nice ..the kitchen was closed ..and no draft beer .the $35 rate for the course caught us off-gaurd for this course ..the carts were nice ..that was the best part of this course ..get to #1 tee box and there it was not mowed grass in patches and a ton of weeds ..there was no fairways ..the grass is nowhere to be found .the greens were uncut and superslow but decent. There was no water on the course the bathrooms were locked so my wife couldn't use them ...this use to be a nice course not anymore ....I really hope they close it and someone else takes over and will do the right thing with it....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"AWFUL!!!!"


suranni1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is awful-don't waste your time or money. we played it for 12 bux which I thought was good deal but this place is not a deal for 12 cents....weedy-holes all over place including tee boxes-the course is just in awful shape there is no other way to put it.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"awful"


suranni1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No grass on tee boxes greens terrible fairways full of holes and weeds. Just awful. ...I wouldn't go back here if it was free go to lake diamond for 2 bux more


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Needs help"


NikeWarrior's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is slipping fast, not giving Warrior Golf a lot of credibility<br/> Pretty bad when you have a better lie in the rough than fairway


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Really Rough"


Cathy1022's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing. Course is a field that was being mowed while we played. Clumps of grass everywhere. Price too much for what you get. If they are not going to fix it, close it. Don't waste your time or money. Better courses elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This couse needs help!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marion Oaks is well laid out with beautifully maintained greens; however the tee boxes and fairways are in very poor condition. Crabgrass, clover and bare areas permeate the fairways. My nieces son and I played and since it was only his 3rd or 4th time playing we enjoyed the day for only $24.10.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Played and Worked at this course."


don132's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This course has gone down ever since warrior bought it from Carlos. I am surprised Carlos has not taken it back from them, since they still owe payments on the place. They have gone through six supers and about the same amount of managers and they still can't get it right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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