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3.8
426 Reviews (426)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
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3 Stars
97
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
88.3%
Recommend this course
363 out of 426 reviews
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3.6
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
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2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.8
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.0%
Recommend this course
66 out of 75 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
426 Reviews (426)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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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
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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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Handicap 10-14
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
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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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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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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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting use of the lake

Some fairways are patchy, likely due to some water damage. The rough is...thick. The course likes to eat balls if your not on the fairway. Overall pay attention to the course lay out it’s challenging. Fun place!

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

Thank you gkharper for the feedback regarding your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon this season for another round with better conditions.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

90 degree rule

Course in great shape but wet from previous weeks rains.
Even with 90 degree rule, course was very enjoyable to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thanks dstark0 for the five star rating and review! We hope to see you again soon this season.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Water Everywhere, Even the Sky

My wife and I played here last year and fondly remembered the scenic and nature-filled fairways. However, we forgot about the numerous water hazards. This came back to bite us after bragging to the other family members in our foursome about the "open fairways and natural beauty" surrounding the course. Each of us lost numerous balls in creeks and ponds, tall brush, and trees that paralleled a couple of fairways.

As we approached the 4th green we were slowed by a brief thunderstorm. However, we completed our round in under 4 hours - a testimony to exceptional drainage and the fact that we were the only ones left except for a lone duffer who played through us twice on his way to completing 36 holes.

There was a confusing moment as we finished #5 and headed for the #6 tee. It's not well marked, and once you're on the cart path the signage has you heading down an adjoining fairway. We finally found it but there could be better directions for out-of-town guests.

Overall it was an enjoyable, albeit high-scoring round for everyone. We will be back, but on a dryer day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bring your A Game!

First time playing the course. Made the mistake of not warming up. Lots of water requires accuracy off the tee. Layout has many challenges that require good placement on the fairways. Greens recently spiked and rolled at an acceptable level. Several ground under repair areas. Clubhouse is sort of plain but in good shape. I'll be back after some time on the practice range!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another nice golf round

Different wind different course like most around brevard.I like the challenge here.. It's feast or double..Fun day of golfing and it's so quiet here, no highway noise or planes just birds and gators..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good not great

Enjoyed this course. Greens were good. Fairways were good . Layout was challenging. Played for $24 with cart. Several groups let me play through. Played in 2 1/4 hr.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Savanah's - after big storm

The course was quite wet - front nine - due to a storm the night before - probably why the greens were quite long and shaggy, very slow. Cart paths only but managed to play a twosome in 3.5 hrs with a little bit of wait after catching a 4 some. Played white tees due to the wet conditions. We both played well so that colored our opinions somewhat. Rained a little on hole 2 but after that was a great day on the course. Front nine a challenge due to the water left and right and front but back nine is more traditional with some wide open fairways on half the holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your challenging round today. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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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
First Time Playing

Great Round

I was invited to play with local golfer and fishing guide Captain Rick Worman who displayed the southern hospitality I’ve come to enjoy all over Florida. Check him out and this course for a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Layout had water on almost every hole fairways were tight. Rough and fairways basically the same. Greens were in good shape you could tell they took care of them. Hard to control ball because it was so windy that once your ball got above tree line it was hard to tell what your ball would do. Sometimes it would carry and other time no carry. Wind would take your ball right out of play and if you tried to play the wind sometimes ball would break and other times nothing. Course in general not that impressive. I’m a 12 handicap and I thought it was a hard day out there because of the wind mostly. Overall course not in bad shape.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average

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