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3.8
438 Reviews (438)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
214
3 Stars
99
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
88.0%
Recommend this course
372 out of 438 reviews
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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
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3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.1%
Recommend this course
25 out of 32 reviews
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3.9
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.3%
Recommend this course
63 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6422 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.2

Challenge the Savannahs. On the windward side of Merritt island lies one of the most unique golf courses on Florida's Space Coast. The 6,450 yard Gordon Lewis design winds through majestic hardwood forests, natural wetlands, and scenic lakes to reveal protected, undulated greens. Nine holes are framed by a natural savannah conservation area, bordered by hammocks with a high canopy of trees and coastal flatwoods. Water, in the form of natural wetlands and manmade lakes, comes into play on thirteen holes. The course boasts several unforgettable holes, such as the 525-yard, par 5 Signature 7th, regarded as one of the most challenging holes in Central Florida. This beautifully tight, typically southern course features six sets of tees, making play ideal for beginners and pros. The back tees are demanding even for the best of the best, while our new “Family Tees” are playable by anyone who wants to tee up. Prepare for your round by warming up on our practice facilities that include: unique aqua range, chipping and bunker area, and full-sized practice putting green. Look around during your visit, and you will notice nature's splendor on display. Our preserve features many water birds, birds of prey, reptiles, and low country mammals that make the savannahs their home. The fairways additionally offer a great view of the nearby Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Our southern plantation styled Clubhouse is a great place to start and end your day at The Savannahs. Inside you will find a golf shop, plus a bar and grill with great food and hospitality to match. Or, wander outside to the veranda overlooking the aqua range and golf course to catch the sunset.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon Lewis (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes are required to be worn by anyone on the course; proper attire excludes the following: short shorts, tank tops, halter tops, midriffs and bikini tops.

Reviews

3.8
438 Reviews (438)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 60
Narrow Fairways 37
Bunkers 30
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 15

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5.0
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Previously Played

Andrew at the reception desk made the rain dance and we were able to play our 18 holes without rain as promised. We really enjoyed our game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Good Value

I felt like the deal we got on this course was a really good value. The greens are a bit sorry but the course was lovely and a bit tight. We enjoyed our round immensely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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2.0
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointed with condition

Have played this course many times in the past. Always had a nice time playing here and course used to be fairly well maintained. Since turning the course over to the homeowners it has taken a turn for the worse. Extremely poor maintenance if any at all. Greens were terrible with weeds growing on them and lack of grass. Fairways were also weedy , wet and cart ruts all over them. Tee boxes were fair. Would not return until they fund there maintiance account and hire a good company to manage the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Andrew was very nice when I arrived at the counter of the departures. The starter acknowledged us on a friendly manner and the pace of the play was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition

Course is showing other type improvements, however the greens are not quite puttable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/22/2019

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent visit. We hope to see you again this season for a second chance.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good for the price paid

We got a $15 deal through Golfnow and for the $15, it was just ok. Anymore than $15 would have been too much.
The greens, for the most part were cut low (stimp 10) but contained many weeds. The fairways, most of them, contained weeds. On the 10th, the fairway was really full of weeds. They are doing some work out there, but it looks like it's at a standstill. They should try to kill the weeds before it's too late.
For the price, it was just ok.
The snowbirds will play it only once if the conditions remain the same as yesterday.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Thank you Vernon1946 for the five star rating!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Played his course yesterday as was grossly disappointed. Course hasn’t been maintained whatsoever. Greens were the worst I’ve ever seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not Worth It

I golfed here today and can tell you the course is in rough shape! greens were some of the worst I've ever seen. Looks like it isn't taken care of at all. With a lot of options around the area i will not be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0

We had a lot of rain this past week so there were some places that were really messy. Course is really fun to play though.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Thank you u630902580 for the four star rating. We are glad the recent rain didn't affect your golf round. Hope to see you again soon this season.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wet

The course was wet because they got about an inch of rain the night before. Usually, it is perfect and the issue was not the course's fault. Because of the course conditions, the staff gave us a 9-hole raincheck when they didn't have to.

I highly recommend the Savannah's. Great staff, plenty of drinking water on course, great scenery and nature, and a fair price for the challenge. This experience wasn't great, but it almost always is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you dpsingletary for the five star rating and review from your recent visit with The Savannahs. We are disappointed to hear that the weather wasn't in your favor, but hope you can join us again on another day where the weather is more forgiving.

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

Always fun playing there,the fairways were a bit beat up for renovations,staff always friendly

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Thank you Rob6890569 for the four star rating and review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back on the greens soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

MAKING PROGRESS

I played this course for a second time. Being a new Cocoa Beach resident, I'm trying to find a home course. The practice facility is very good and the staff is very friendly. This is an older facility but in good shape. The course does need a little more work and it appears the owners are doing that. This is a very challenging layout with lots of water and alligator sightings in addition to other wildlife. The greens were decent with just a little weed issue on a few greens. Tees are not terrible but could use a little more care. Fairways are not bad but concrete cart paths are showing age and folks are creating new paths to avoid them. Overall this course is worth checking out if your visiting and want a true Florida golf experience complete with Florida nature.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Thank you FlyMike for the review and feedback. We appreciate your insight on your recent visit with The Savannahs. Hope to see you again soon this season for another great round of golf.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

4th of July Golf

Course was bust but play was fast, finished in 3 hours 45 minutes. Lots of water on almost every hole, good drives a big plus. The greens were in good shape and were a decent speed. Will come back again and try to overcome some of my mistakes on my drives.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/10/2019

Thank you William6749867 for the four star rating and review! We are pleased to hear you had a great holiday golf round. See you soon this season.

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

East Coast Treat

The greens were in amazing shape and ran smooth and true. Some of the fairway were under some repair but did not interfere with play much.
Great course to.play, definitely worth the trip

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thank you EYOM for the four star rating and review from your recent visit to the Savannahs. We hope to see you again soon this season.

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