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3.3
964 Reviews (964)
5 Stars
197
4 Stars
424
3 Stars
210
2 Stars
88
1 Stars
45
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
69.2%
Recommend this course
772 out of 964 reviews
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3.2
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
70.3%
Recommend this course
52 out of 74 reviews
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3.1
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
64.0%
Recommend this course
105 out of 164 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7005 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.9
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Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Terrill LaGree

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No denim. Collared shirts required.

Reviews

3.3
964 Reviews (964)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
19th Hole Scenic Views 40
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 167
Bunkers 120
Forced Carries 69
This course/club is great for:
Locals 97
Advanced Golfers 90
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 83
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 113
Convenient to the City 65
In the 'Burbs 55

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Dog Patch

Awful conditions. Don’t waste your money or time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/17/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

It’s different

They have given up on trying to maintain the course. Bunkers might be as bad as I have ever seen, and there are lots of them. It is a strange layout that is close to unplayable for a high handicapper, which resulted in the pace of play being excruciatingly slow

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

Ct Pat

Played the course several times and I don't get tired of it. Will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/17/2020

patdmbs, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

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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

Slow Polay

The course was busy but short of carts. The starter was run off his feet trying to retrieve incoming carts.
We got off at our chosen tee time, bit play was terribly slow - a five hour round.
We love the course and the starter was great. Just wish the slow players would get the lead out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for your review, budcraig1. We will pass along your experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We apologize for the pace of play issue that you encountered and we will take note to make improvements. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi u3892428. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ct Pat

I have played the mountain courses of New Hampshire and Vermont, this place is almost as scenic. Love the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for your review, patdmbs. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold but Great Fun!

I actually never finished the course the first time I played due to a flat-tire late in the day. Anywho... Course is what you might expect in Northern NJ or Eastern PA, lots of ups and downs, challenging looks, hidden greens, it does not start this way but before long you are being challenged!!

It has a warm "small course" feel with plenty of hospitality and well-wishes from the staff.

Everyone is friendly, pace is well kept and they have cold-beer for a fair price!

Seriously, great course and hope you don't come so it stays nice!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for your review, u094168373. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

The Carts Were Fast!

But that's about it. Huge letdown! One of the better layouts you will find in the Orlando area. But just about every negative comment you can think of could be made for at least 3 holes on this course. Fairways resembled small explosive test area. Sand traps were caved in. They didn't even bother providing rakes. Somehow greens were both muddy and sandy. #2 had a sandtrap on the green.

Staff was friendly and they have everything you need for practice. It's disappointing to see a course with so much potential be in such disarray.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi, u9978053. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

nice course

Sanctuary Ridge is a good course with a good layout. Could do some work around greens. Overall a good value for your money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course needs some work / upkeep.

Sanctuary Ridge has a beautiful layout and some challenging holes. The course needs some work. The greens needed to be cut and plenty of the tee boxes needed maintenance. Still a good bargain at $28. $35 included lunch which was a good deal and recommended.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello u904178509. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great warm up for snowbirds

This course is easy to play and has an interesting layout , and has uncommon elevation changes with great vistas. Since the topography is difficult to maintain, the conditions are not good. However, we always include Sanctuary Ridge as one of our warm up rounds for our start of our winter vacation. This course is perfect for snowbirds looking to get back into playing golf!

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello, tonyalfano. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pretty disappointed. Played this course for years and it is not in good shape. Should have known since the price was inexpensive for this time of year. Greens were patchy and had not been cut. Fairways had many areas with no grass, pot holes, ruts, generally poor areas. The staff is excellent. Hopefully they can bring it back as it’s a great layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hi, mf1062. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great possibilities

Course has great possibilities. Very interesting and elevation changes makes course very pretty. However course is not kept in very good condition. Also, greens in poor shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Hi golfgramps. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

As Noted By Others

As the others have mentioned in their comments, this course it not in very good condition.
Tee boxes, fairways and bunkers all need attention.
The value is there but we will not return any time soon.
Very hard to navigate around the course for the first time, so I suggest buying the course booklet.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Hi Pawel8947. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice to see it back in shape!

Played this course since 2012 and have seen it various conditions (foot high rough to bald fairways and greens). Right now it is in the nicest shape I've seen in a loooong time! Fairways have grass, you can find your ball in the second cut and if you hit in the high stuff - well then you've hit a horrible shot and deserve to lose your ball. Greens are rolling nicely, as well as any in the area and the tee boxes are acceptable. The bunkers vary from nice to washed out but this course has many different bunker types so waste bunkers shouldn't be compared to greenside bunkers ... I've played twice in the last week, on the day with nice weather the pace of play was NOT good with 8 groups running into each other on holes 12 & 13 but today with cold weather we had the course to ourselves. Overall this is a definite play right now with it being in good shape and it's unique layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Hi Swing2theright. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money!!!

The only good thing about this golf course was the elevation changes and views. The golf course itself was in terrible condition. Weeds growing every where in the fairways. Dead grass lining the sand traps. Gas golf carts. The course looks like it wasn't maintained in a long time. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dramatic elevation changes

I like difficult holes not just flat grass to a green so I really like this course. If you are a purist that needs great grass, perfect sand and no sidehill lies you might not like it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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