Ocala National Golf Club

4.1836470588 4.2 stars from 5 (344)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7364 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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: Shirts with collars for men and appropriate tops for ladies are required at all times; Men’s shirts must be tucked in.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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 N/A N/A
Needles 72 5481 yards 68.4 124
Needles (W) 73 5481 yards 74.4 132
Green/Red Combo 72 5108 yards N/A N/A
Genuine Risk 72 4754 yards 63.9 114
Genuine Risk (W) 73 4754 yards 69.3 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 344 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
163
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

307 out of 342 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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"Had a wonderful experience at this beautiful (but affordable) Championship style golf course!"


kveryus's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with fabulous views! Fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Perfect venue for events and weddings! Wonderful banquet facility, great restaurant & attentive staff. If you have to opportunity to play here, do so.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could be a gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a great layout with elevation changes and a variety of holes that's a lot of fun to play. If some money was spent on the condition of the course notably the profiling of the bunkers as well as some thin areas of the fairways the course would be elevated from "give it a try" to a "must play" . Off the course there is renovation work going on at the clubhouse which itself is a handsome building in the antebellum style it'll be interesting to see what it is like when finished. In the pro shop there is a team which handled a booking problem we had with aplomb and a " no problem here's how we can fix it" attitude...top notch. If you are in Ocala it's certainly worth a go...we will play it again if we are back this way.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Play"


RegiKurien's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The greens are in great shape

Fairways look beautiful

Super layout

Weather was bit cold


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


"Excellent Play"


RegiKurien's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I had a lesson with the pro.

It was really good. Helped me fix several issues and make my game a lot better


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Rude, Unprofessional Pro Shop/Management"


Ron3971692's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

The pro shop employee at check-in was incredibly rude. He acted as if he was doing me a favor by taking my money to play there. I won't bore you with the details, but he has no customer service skills. At the end of my round when I went inside to talk with the guys I played with, both the pro shop employee and the general manager approached me in a very condescending manner and tone to tell me he did not charge me the right amount; that he should have charged $5 more than I paid. Since the course conditions are below average and there is no restaurant/bar, they should be begging golfers to play there. The course is ten minutes from where I live, but I won't play there again even if it's free. Go somewhere else to play golf if you want to enjoy your round and be treated as if your money is appreciated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout, Plenty of Options"


davidsmith1977's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I recently played this course with one of my students. It was a windy day, but the course was in great shape. We played the blue tees, one of several options to choose from, and were adequately challenged.

The property is near the horse country of Marion County and very quiet. The layout is such that it makes you hit every shot in the bag. Our twosome was also able to play in just over three hours. Great day. We'll definitely go back!


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


"A Diamond in the Rough"


Golfmoreinflorida's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golf course is in amazing shape and can be played by all.

Longest Tee: 7364 Yards / Shortest Tee: 4754 Yards

Putting surfaces are in exceptional condition;

rolling at a friendly 9.5 - 10.5 depending on weather conditions

View ocalanational.com to receive the best prices on your next round

You won't be disappointed with this course layout!!!

Clubhouse Hours: 7am - 5pm

Driving Range Hours: 7am - to dark

Lessons available see Golf Shop Staff for more details


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never Disappointed"


Michael6686321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my favorite golf course in the Ocala area. Course in very good condition with the exception of a few minor flaws. Always a good track to play, challenging yet playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot & Wet"


u00000314210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course other than being a little wet was in great shape. The ruff was a little difficult in finding and then playing the ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Rough Condition"


nadine21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rough needs cutting---you will find it no matter how good a golfer you are and the ball will be very hard to find. The fairways are the best I have played off there in six years---no more tight lies. The greens have been worked on and good improvement for this time of year. Some attention needs to be directed at the bunkers because of all the rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Muggy and Hot"


grimmr15's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ocala National is one great layout, and has some challenging holes. We played early morning using Golf Now's VIP pricing and a reward to bring the price down to an to what you would pay for a two star course.

You have long fairways, undulating greens and beautiful views on the course. There aren't any bad holes or fairways. We will be back a few more times this summer and fall for sure. Give it a try and you will come back too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


u772701752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course layout with some solid challenges and a lot of uphill holes with elevated greens. Fun course to play with a good price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National Golf Club on 06/14/2017:

Hi u1777602, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again in the future!


u000001200328's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played 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: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/05/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

"Lots of bunkers!"


Mkpeck2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Back nine is very challenging with elevation changes. Greens in good shape. Major advantage from the red tees. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/02/2017:

Thanks for leaving us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!

"Great course, Challenging not intimidating"


Bob3826642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a gorgeous, well maintained course. Not too intimidating for a high handicapper but still challenging for low handicappers. Enough old oaks for shade to help with the Florida sun. Homes sit far enough back off the rough so as not to "crowd" the golf course. Be aware there is no beverage cart service so come prepared.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/31/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Ocala National. We hope to see you again soon.

"Ocala National Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good shape for this area of FL.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/23/2017:

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 05/18/2017:

Thanks for leaving your feedback. We apologize that the pace of play and course conditions weren't up to par during your round, but are happy to hear you had a good experience with our staff. We hope you give us another shot in the future!


bigdenny's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ocala National on 06/21/2017:

Hi hbigdenny, thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the challenge. We're looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!


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