Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club
|White (W)||71||5695 yards||71.4||129|
|Green (W)||71||5035 yards||67.9||118|
|Black M: 71.9/124||555||250||398||445||385||190||556||230||425||3434||340||430||560||461||190||375||420||350||445||3571||7005|
|Gold M: 69.4/119||535||205||370||420||360||175||525||181||395||3166||330||410||510||435||160||365||405||300||415||3330||6496|
|Blue M: 67.5/113||525||185||355||400||340||155||495||165||353||2973||315||385||490||405||135||345||385||285||390||3135||6108|
|White M: 65.5/108 W: 71.4/129||485||155||325||375||310||135||465||145||310||2705||300||365||470||390||125||325||370||255||360||2960||5665|
|Green M: 63.0/101 W: 67.9/118||440||110||295||315||280||105||435||115||255||2350||245||345||470||360||110||280||310||235||330||2685||5035|
Surprised by aerification
Booked through golf now, drove 45 minutes to replay this fun track. Had been here last week and wrote a stirling review. As we entered the clubhouse, we saw a sign saying “restaurant closed due to aerification”. I looked at my brother and said “wow, I hope the restaurant has a turf floor and they don’t mean the course”. Well they meant the course. It had been aerated the day before and was totally unplayable as the greens were covered with chunks of dirt and mud. I spoke to the manager about why there was no aerification alert on Golfnow and he blamed GolfNow for not posting it. I also asked why they didn’t post a sign last week and he had no answer. Very disappointed after the log drive and stuck with no other option except to play on un-puttable greens, and to have the restaurant closed.
Fun course, amazing elevation changes
Played here a few times, always enjoy playing this hidden track. Super friendly staff jumped on our bags from the parking lot and guided us through checkin. Reasonable price through golf now. Greens were excellent with plenty of break. Tees and fairways a little rough in spots but mostly fair to excellent. What makes this place unique is the extreme elevation changes on just about every shot you hit. The only flat stance I had all day was in the pro shop while checking in! I’m a 10 hcp and played the blue tees and was adequately challenged on every hole. My wife is a 17 and was happy with her position and opportunities on every hole. Very fair course. Drinking water on nearly every hole and beverage cart available. Lots of natural hazards abound on each side of most holes and if you hit it crooked expect to be taking a long walk down a hill for your next shot.
Poor condition it use to be a nice course
Fairways are thin, greens are slow and bumpy and not mowed, rough well if your off the fairways good luck finding your ball. The course use to be one of the better ones
It's been a dry summer
The greens were slower than I'm used to for Sanctuary Ridge, but they were generally rolling true. The fairways were OK, with many of the less important areas (drive on to the fairway and green surrounds) having excess bare patches. I'm really surprised that few are playing here, since the price is good and most of the problems are cosmetic without affecting play. Just don't lose a ball in the deep rough. You may not find it.
Great layout, interesting elevations.
This course is a bit of a paradox. Unique topography that makes for a very fun layout. Like many central FL. courses it gets a bit overgrown in the summer. But if you keep it in the fairway it is very playable. After a period of neglect the course seems to be improving slowly. Goofy no carts allowed in the parking lot policy a bit of a deterrent to many. Pricing seems a bit steep for summer rates and current conditions too. Still it merits a round to test your skills.
This is probably one of the only course around that is playable.
Coarse in poor shape
I like the coarse layout but the conditions are poor. The are bare areas on the fairways , greens and rough. Grass in the rough goes from 8" to no grass. It needs a ton of work. It is a shame because when this place is in good shape, it is a fun place to play. I used to enjoy playing here, not now.
The conditions remind me of the Legends coarse before it closed.
The name of the game is fun
The scenery is great and the hilly course is fun, and challenging. This course is accommodating to just about any level player. Play it , I think you'll agree.
A great course destroyed
Sanctuary Ridge is without doubt one of the most challenging and enjoyable courses in the hills of Florida. If it were in better condition it would rival Mission Inns El Champion.
Sadly it in deplorable conditions with runnels running through the fairways and multiple bare areas. The grass is overgrown and the greens on the front nine especially are just bad.
Cannot understand how Clermont and the county does not see holding as a part of their treasure and step in to assist these great golf courses in that area.
Poor rental clubs.
We enjoyed the golf course, it’s in decent shape. They must not get people renting clubs very often here, they only had 2 hodgepodge sets and we had a foursome. The layout doesn’t come back to the clubhouse at the 9th hole and we only ran into the Bev cart on the first hole. So we had to make the trek all the way back to the clubhouse to get a drink and something to eat. I would love to play the course when it’s in better shape and I will be sure to bring my clubs next.
I picked this course because i knew it would be dry due to the elevations. We played early and the pace of play was great. The greens were a bit sandy and inconsistent. Most of the fairway bunkers are not being maintained and had some weeds in them.
I would only recommend if you are looking for a quick round and not having to worry about cart path only during the rainy season.
Poor condition, really bad layout and way over priced. This course is worth maybe $10 around at most.
Fantastic Course, needs some work
We have played this course dozens of times and always enjoy the layout. Unfortunately, this week the course appeared to be very tired. There were weeds on the fairway and the rough had not been cut. The exits from the golf paths were rough and bumpy. Many of the bunkers had weeds.
A real shame.
This is a beautiful course that needs some tic.
Brian and Steve Awesome
Golfnow messed up my tee time but Brian and Steve were so understanding and worked me in a slot to play. These guys get it. Their customer service is amazing and a great example for all business. Thank you guys.Sincerely Scott.
Play this Florida mountain course.
Good course. Greens rolling well but a tad slow. Fairways are growing in nicely and the few holes that need extra grass should be ready soon.
Fun course but requires stricter marshalling
Fun course, good layout and good challenge.
The day was spoilt by the pace of play - 4.5 hours for a single and the lack of etiquette displayed by other players.
Slow play is the curse of golf, and the marshalls could and should have been far stricter.
A very hilly golf course that requires some local knowledge to successfully navigate your way. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Course condition was just average with the greens just being punched and sanded.
I called to check how the course was and was told that the greens have recently been dressed but they were running good now.
I was shocked to find the course in awful shape and the greens covered in sand.
I guess them working on the greens is a good thing , but they really need to do a major overhaul on the course itself. its in terrible shape. weeds everywhere.
we stopped after 9 and I did go in and ask for a little money back and they were not too bad about that. they offered me a return game of golf , but I doubt i ever would come back to this golf club. It will take a long time to get it back into decent shape, I doubt they will manage it, but i hope they do, too many course have gone this way and then shut down.
their buggy boys were quite rude , and could do with a little training on customer satisfaction, they seemed to have more buggy boys than course maintenance people, maybe it was a training day....