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3.1
1069 Reviews (1069)
5 Stars
202
4 Stars
452
3 Stars
244
2 Stars
106
1 Stars
65
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
63.8%
Recommend this course
827 out of 1069 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.7
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
20
Conditions
1.9
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
49.4%
Recommend this course
44 out of 89 reviews
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2.9
176 Reviews (176)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
28
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
59.1%
Recommend this course
104 out of 176 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.1
1069 Reviews (1069)

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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Reviews 1
3.0
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Sanctuary tidge

I always liked this course because it is so hilly and the rest of the courses in Orlando are flat but this course is in horrible condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course needs some work, but improving. If you stay in the fairways and hit the greens it is a lot easier. I like the elevation changes. Need to ask to socially distance, ride by yourself. What out for the wacko that lives close to the landing area on hole #10.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a shame

I love this layout. The views for Central Florida are spectacular. The course is fair but challenging in its heyday. But today was not that. Bunkers are overgrown. Greens were in bad shape and hairy. But the worst of all was the pace of play. There were 2 foursomes in front of us who took FOREVER. We had 3, caught the group on the tees in front of us at least 5 times, and still they never offered for us to play through. We only got to play 17 holes, and it was still longer than 4 hours. We ended up skipping a hole just to get ahead of the slow pokes, other wise it would have been another hour. Of course there was no ranger to move them along either. I used to love this course. It might be a little bit before I go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course - but !!!!

First time playing The Ridge ....
Course has a great uphill / downhill layout.
Real fun course. Great course - but ......
Just seams like the grounds crew is letting it go. Grass needs cut / maintained, seeded , traps are more of “weed trap” then sand traps.
Cart paths (where there are some) have cracked. I know that they are going through a “switch over” now - really have hi hopes for outcome. So I’d go back - not right now....
But maybe after renovations take place.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi, u314160429560. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Course

Solid overall experience, can’t beat $35 for a round of golf with a beer included. Great layout but course could use a little TLC.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Thank you for your review, u000005086814. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course went to Shizzle

The only reason the course has grass is because we’re in Summer rain season. There’s more grass in the sand traps than on the fairways. Greens are pretty crappy. Grass on the greens was probably three days I mowed. No such thing as a true roll. Greens are full of thatch.

Clubhouse restaurant wait staff is top notch.

The people in the pro shop are aware of the crappy course conditions and will tell you that the owners don’t want to put ANY money into the course.

I played there on a hot deal because it was so cheap it was the same price as hitting a couple big buckets of balls at a lot of places.

The pictures on golf now of the course are false advertisement by the course. This course is garbage now.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/13/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Condition

Course ha a great layout. Greens are in good shape , but are way too slow. Fairways need a lot of work. The trap placements are pretty well done ,but they are terrible there is no sand at all and are overrun with weeds.
Course needs a lot more care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hello billybrough. 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!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course looked like twenty miles of bad road

I love this course, but the condition of the course was terrible. The bunkers are full of weeds. The fairways were brown and some spots were dirt. This used to be a fantastic course. It had hills and you second shot on most holes was a great looking shot at the green. It needs an overhaul. I can’t bro the people that live on the course aren’t upset with the conditions. Not sure if I will ever go back

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/13/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

First off, the negative reviews have not overstated how bad course conditions are, but don’t let that scare you away. The course layout, and the use of varying terrain (quite extreme by Florida standards) made for an exciting day. All things considered, it was great day of golf. Highly recommended if you’re willing to play on terrible greens, and like the $30 price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Thank you for your review, u3575506. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible Course Conditions

The grass was in horrible shape. Many holes had more dirt and dead grass than green grass in Fairways. Made play difficult. Greens were not in best shape either, but at least they were mostly green. would have been nice for someone to tell us (starter, check in, booking) that conditions were poor.
Won't be back for a while, if ever.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hello, u314160337780. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

WaterWouldDoWonders

What shock and dismay met us when we returned to Sanctuary Ridge after 3 years. To say it was dry would be like saying the Sahara Desert is sandy. We live in rhe Tampa area so this wasn't exactly a quick trip. We have no plans to return any time soon. Such a shame as the course has the potential to be magnificent!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi blaawndee. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Save your money

All I can say is save your money. They should have paid us to play there. Maybe they should close it and fix it up. It could be absolutely beautiful!!! But it’s absolutely horrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hello, ciuzioel. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We are working on getting the course up to par and we always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Father’s Day Round 2020

Course in very poor condition; fairways burned from lack of water, greens recently punched and sanded unevenly so that large sand areas cover most greens.
Green full of pot marks and holes, resulting in putts wobbling instead of rolling.
Very disappointing from previous outings...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hi, LGA56. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible conditions

Fairways and greens were horrible - some of the worst conditions on any golf course I have played. Surprising in that the last time I played here they were very good - went downhill fast

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hello, JCyitHwuRybP8Kt9Lebl. Thanks for the review. We apologize for your experience as we want our guests to always have a 5-star experience. Please give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout Terrible shape

The last time I played there was over 10 years ago. Yesterday, greens were in terrible shape dirt spots, sandy conditions just bad shape. Bunkers were not even playable. Grass in traps ,just very bad shape. Such a great layout gone to waste.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hello, u3695871. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not As Good As Last Time

Have played this course 5 times since December. Seemed a little rough this past time. Greens were dried out and dead in spots. Still a good course. Will play again. Just kinda lost some of it's shimmer from the first time I played it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi colketts. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Awesome course, horrible shape

So sad to see this course falling apart. Greens are horrible. The ground is so uneven, the golf carts are bustung apart from banging around so much. This is ine of my favorite courses to play, please, someone give that place some TLC.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hello u272293663. 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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