Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

3.6455941176 3.6 stars from 5 (679)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7005 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Carl Rabito Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7005 yards 74.2 137
Gold 71 6581 yards 71.8 130
Blue 71 6143 yards 69.4 124
White 71 5695 yards 67.4 118
Other 71 5035 yards 69.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 679 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
318
3 stars:
131
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

578 out of 674 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Stay out of the bunkers."


u1261492658's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Best round I've played this year scoring wise. Toughest bunkers I've seen this year. Greens were in excellent condition a tad slow but so consistent from 1 through 18. Nice hilly terrain not seen everywhere in Florida. We waited on every hole so the pace was slow. There were foursomes right through so no one tried to play through and all players waited properly. I will play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"To much play"


wwnorket's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Course is in worst shape ever. Thin or no grass on fairway. Greens need rest.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"4hr 50m"


Germain52's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Pace of play is very slow. Long wait on every shot. Not going back. Too bad the layout is good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Visually interesting and intimidating. Shot making is a premium. for first time players, deciding where to put your tee shot can be tough. Great change of pace for those tired of flat courses. Fairways were in ok shape considering the below average temps and dry conditions this winter. Greens were overseeded and lush to the point of being shaggy and painfully slow. Our foursome played on Tuesday afternoon and took 5 hours, waited ever shot. To be fair, the course was booked up, but a good marshal surely could have sped things up a bit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A tad slow!!"


richiep1958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Greens were good, a little bit on the slow side but very green and thick. Pace was brutal and we also started late!A bit of rain will help the fairways we hope and the bunkers could use a little work. Still a very fun course to play with the elevation changes and the rolling greens


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"slow slow round"


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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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this was terrible experience, we started off with a 20 minute delay, then it was so backed up that at one point around the ninth there was a four ball on the green, a four ball in the fairway, a four ball on the tee and two four balls queued waiting. Disgraceful !!!!! and not a Marshall to be seen !! worst round ever we will never be back or recommended this course to anyone.. Five and a half hours for a four ball unbelievable.. Fairway are in rough condition, the TEE boxes where in worse condition. The greens were still in good shape..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000004047351's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


uZJXC9724ZJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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I have always enjoyed Santuary Ridge layout. The elevation changes in Central Florida are a treat. The greens were in good shape but not very fast. Overall the course was in the best shape I have seen in in for the past couple of years. I was surprised that there were no rakes on the carts or any of the sand traps that I could see. I was only in a trap once but my playing partners were in a few times and once their ball came to rest in a footprint in the sand. I hope to see them keep improving the course over the spring and summer. It is one of my favorite layouts in Central Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super slow greens"


jordan64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Gorgeous views but greens are super slow and far ways and tee boxes in horrible conditions. Great views though


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u030587280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too slow"


LUIS6297206's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Course was in excellent condition but the playing time horrendous. Tee time at 1:35. Had 3 full groups in front and three waiting on the time. Did not allow to start at back nine to alleviate packed starting tee. Started at 1:35 p.m finished exactly at 6:30 p.m unnecessary golf time of 5 hours for a two som.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


Bruce17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Great Layout, Good greens. Lousy Tees and fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course with marginal conditions"


Heeringa's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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This course has great elevation changes. Views of the surrounding countryside are very nice. There are several truly unique holes. However, there is very little green grass on the tee boxes and fairways making fairway wood and iron shots difficult. The greens are lush, but they are the slowest greens I have played in 40 years of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Placement for a good score."


epoterek1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Sancturary has a nice layout for golfers that know their game. There are several par 4 holes that dare you to go for the gusto. Others you can cut in half with a good iron off the tee and get a bird or easy par. It was a fun course for me and my brother.

We were met in the parking lot by a young staffer that helped us load our clubs on to a cart. Very pleasant starter and other staff.

The fairways were not very thick and did not reward good shots. The greens were slow even on down hill putts.

It is a fun course, but pricey for the condition of the fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sanctuary 2018 first time"


uZWJD9523ZW's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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We were pleased with the pace of play, contrary to other experiences here in prior years. I am always pleased with some of the surprise elements to the course. On a couple of the fairways the roll was significant. I also like a couple of the holes where the green is below the tee (2) and one of the other holes where the green is below the approach shot. In all I always find the course to be quite fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Fredwin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice layout"


u066690639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Second time playing the course. There are some fun holes, a nice layout. The greens were way to slow. Not a fan of slow greens. Round was slow as well waited on almost every tee box. Overall this is a nice course that I would probably play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lush greens"


Norm3898722's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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I like the layout of this course, it’s elevation changes and large, lush greens. I found the fairways thin and tight with inconsistent grass - it took a little away from the otherwise good experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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