Morning view of a green at Ocala National Golf Club
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4.3
486 Reviews (486)
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
237
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
92.7%
Recommend this course
439 out of 486 reviews
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.4%
Recommend this course
81 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7364 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.9
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars for men and appropriate tops for ladies are required at all times; Men’s shirts must be tucked in.

Reviews

4.3
486 Reviews (486)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
Watching the Game 23
19th Hole Scenic Views 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 92
Elevation Changes 85
Plays Long 59
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Locals 65
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 75
Convenient to the City 57
In the 'Burbs 30

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Very warm,fit nicely.

We had not played this course and where surprised how nice it was!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course Layout

One of the most visual courses I can recall playing in years. Absolutely beautiful tree-lines holes. Shot-makers course, Unique layout with numerous elevation changes, Very good condition, and remarkably low price given the quality and character of the course, You just have to play it,..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tremendous views, quick pace, and great conditions

We played on a Saturday morning and despite a full tee sheet, our group played in a solid three hours and forty minutes. We were blown away by the aesthetics and charm of this gem. Every tee box offered a spectacular view of the Ocala hillside and every hole presented a different challenge. From 7,300+ yards, Ocala National required an infinite amount of shots and strategy, and it was fun trying to gauge shots that got hoisted up into the wind above the century old oak trees that lined the fairways. The overseed rye has come in nicely and the greens were running smooth. We can't wait to come back and play Ocala National again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Underrated

This course was an exceptional value. The layout took advantage of the relatively hilly (for Florida) terrain with almost all of the greens elevated. Shot placement is rewarded with smart ( and deep) bunkering, interesting angles and huge Spanish moss dripping live oaks. The course is mature and every hole makes you think. Rees Jones did a great job as usual on redoing the course. The people are friendly but the clubhouse is dated and the pro shop needs a lot of help. Conditions of the course are very good. The bunker sand is like wet cement, however.
If you appreciate really good golf design, you will love the course. If you’re looking for a luxury pampering go to a resort. I’ll definitely go back to this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Design

In great shape. Always loved design, greens excellent. Fwys good. Rough ok

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course Design

Green are fast but not excessive. Course is in good shape, greens and fareways. Traps are deep. Every hole offers a different challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back again.

The course was very good, again. We only get to play here 1-2 times a year when visiting my son in Gainesville. The course is challenging, especially for me today. I should have used the GREEN tees and not the GOLD. 6455 is too long for me - especially for my first time out this season. Staff was great, from check in to Ranger to cart helper.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was in good condition. Slow threesome in front of us but still a good pace. Greens in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

The course is a great, challenging, and fun layout with character.. Fair,rewarding but yet forces you to consider choice of clubs and the shots. Greens were tricky.. i enjoyed my round and cannot wait to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course...pace of play comes and goes

My wife and I played this course; it can be too busy at times for I believe they overbook. Sometimes the pace of play gets rough and we have played 18 in over 4 hours at times. 3/12 hours on 18 should be on any course played.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course. Testing layout. Course conditions very good. All in all a great golf day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No Carts Available - 50 Minute Wait To Start

We arrived 1/2 hour early and waited 50 minutes past our t-time for a golf cart. The golf course booked a group of 18 players before our t-time but did not have available carts and everyone was standing outside the clubhouse waiting past their booked t-time.
T boxs good, fairways good, traps not so good, greens good moderate speed. The fair rating for pace of play was given because the course overbooked a large group before our t-time and could not supply carts for the players to get to t-box number 1.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable day

I have not played this course in some time , so I did not know what to expect. I brought a fellow student to experience the course with me. We were both pleasantly surprised at the conditions of the course. Greens were excellent and ran at a good pace. Layout is quite challenging for beginners and avid golfers. Great layout. Hope to return soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect Day

This course never disappoints. Beautiful course excellent friendly staff. Love this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course. Bunkers need work but overall course in very nice shape. Plays long with alot of elevation changes. Very challenging as usual. Must be able to move ball both ways. Will challenge every club in your bag. Will use them all also which is unusual for most courses. Fun track. Will return for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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