Ocala National at Golden Hills Country Club

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4.2
402
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
193
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
90.1%
Recommend this course
358 out of 402 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
55
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 55 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
60
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.3%
Recommend this course
53 out of 60 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7364 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.9
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Ocala National at Golden Hills Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Man-O-War 72 7364 yards 75.9 141
Secretariat 72 6870 yards 73.8 134
Seattle Slew 72 6445 yards 71.7 130
Gold/Green Combo 72 5928 yards
Needles 72 5481 yards 68.4 124
Needles (W) 73 5481 yards 74.4 132
Green/Red Combo 72 5108 yards
Genuine Risk 72 4754 yards 63.9 114
Genuine Risk (W) 73 4754 yards 69.3 127
Scorecard for Ocala
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.9/141 341 573 314 624 163 470 417 202 489 3593 412 167 550 459 241 541 479 410 450 3709 7302
Blue M: 73.8/134 339 550 299 588 147 430 387 179 430 3349 393 149 522 431 220 505 449 402 419 3490 6839
Gold M: 71.7/130 321 527 294 524 126 397 379 171 370 3109 384 141 502 399 194 488 426 383 404 3321 6430
Green M: 68.4/124 W: 74.4/132 301 418 276 482 95 348 350 151 338 2759 375 128 492 368 180 468 301 325 351 2988 5747
Red M: 63.9/114 W: 69.3/127 245 374 244 415 81 310 278 128 302 2377 281 123 407 318 125 390 289 315 317 2565 4942
Handicap 13 9 11 7 17 3 5 15 1 6 18 16 8 12 14 4 10 2
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 11 9 7 13 3 5 15 1 8 18 12 6 16 4 14 10 2

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

4.2
402

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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Skill Advanced
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5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Nice

Driving is key as it is tight in spots. Greens rolling perfect. Just super!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Course with some Character and Challenge

This course will not disappoint you! Great track in good condition. They were redoing some of the bunkers for drainage, but not a issue. The only issue we had was we had to wait on almost every hole and it was a really hot day.

Would definitely come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Old fashioned player friendly course

Fairly nice layout, in good condition. Tee boxes are set up very well for players of different abilities, in terms of appropriate yardage. Very little water and out of bounds or wooded areas. Enjoyable place to play!

Worth a visit

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First Time

The course is beautiful. The greens and fairways were is good condition. The sand traps were questionable. Some didn't have sand in places. Not sure if the course managers were wanting to let the traps grow in a natural state or if they needed better maintenance. All in all it was a good experience and will definately be on the return list.

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

Great layout!

This is 3 rd time playing this course and look forward to playing again. Great mix of holes with good right left variety. Greens rolled true fairways and tees very good. Sand traps need alot of work. They have poor drainage and most need to be reengineered. I would suggest they rethink the bunkering for easier mainantance. Course is strong enough to due with fewer smaller bunkets. I would leave the depth around greens and narrow with. Buy sand not maintenance.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can’t wait to get back

Love the course. Thought condition was a little off but it is February. Living in the Ocala area and golfing all over I find this to be a favorite.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course to play with some challenges and uniqueness

Play this course with some friends and it was a great round, greens were quick and Course conditions were overall great for this time of the year. Had to wait early in the first nine holes not too bad but clean sailing after the front 9.

Would come back, great value for the price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Ocala National at Golden Hills Country Club

Played Ocala National at Golden Hills Country Club today. Course was wet, but the fairways and greens were in good shape. Greens were pretty fast but ran true with not a lot of break in them.

Lots of hills , not to many water ways, and some woods that you will need to stay out of.

Temperature was in the early 70's with cloudy skies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well worth the money

Excellent conditions,tee boxes, fairways & greens. Despite being a cart path / rough only morning the course was very playable..

The new ownership improvements have been noticeable.

Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

The course is in great shape

This course has a great variety of holes , is in great shape ( bunkers could use some talc,especially after rain ) , will definitely Play here again .

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

Great course

First time playing this course, will definitely play again.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf at Ocala National

Beautiful, well maintained course with interesting design - challenging, rewarding with various elevations and hazards. The greens were pretty fast and they rolled true.

Staff were welcoming, warm and friendly.

This course was a gem of a find and we will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging course with a great variety of holes

This course is one of the best in the area , greens were fast , bunkers could use some TLC.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

JUST GO PLAY THERE!

Haven't played this course in about 6 months. It has really turned around since new owner took over about a year ago. I am glad I gave it another try. Greens and fairways were excellent and very pleasing to the eye - traps good in flat areas - rough is very playable. It was a pleasure to see this great track again. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Slow

Course conditions were fair for this time of year. Went expecting to play 18 however with all the fivesomes out on the course that didn’t happen. Disappointed to have seen no ranger or anything done about the groups slowing down our play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bummer

Tee time was 1 pm. Plenty of time to get 18 in with sunset around 5:30 pm. BUT.... unknown to me they have a Sunday scramble with several 5somes.teeing off on #1 from 12 pm to 1 pm!

Grueling pace!! I finally gave up at hole 13 realizing I wouldn’t finish.

Do not go to this course on Sunday!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were slow due to heavy rain the previous night. Quickened up as the sun came and wind picked up. Front easier/longer than the back. Take an extra club on every approach shot.

Pro shop help and on course refreshments people were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice track

Nice track, greens were a tad slow but enjoyed my round overall, staff was friendly

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

Challenging layout

Beautiful course with many challenging dog legs, sand bunkers, and fast greens. One of the few area courses with elevation changes. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and friendly, personable staff. Good restaurant also. I will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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