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4.2
400 Reviews (400)
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
224
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
Recommend this course
379 out of 400 reviews
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4.2
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 40 reviews
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4.2
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.4%
Recommend this course
66 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6703 yards
Slope 118
Rating 71.3
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Royal Oaks Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Terry LaGree

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt required, No Denim

Reviews

4.2
400 Reviews (400)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Brunch 13
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Narrow Fairways 15
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 40
Seniors 32
Advanced Golfers 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 24
In the 'Burbs 20

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best course in central Florida

Our twosome played in less than 3 hours with very little waiting. The course is in excellent condition better than any other course in the area. Everything was prepared for the impact if the virus. Felt safe and all staff were very friendly. Great time. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Wind

With a big front pushing through the area you can expect winds to be gusty, and boy were they. Probably a steady 15 mph to gusts of 25 mph. Made for a day of club choices not usually needed.
While the fairways were in great shape the greens had been verti cut and not up to their usual shape. Given a few days all will be as normal. Great course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Should not have allowed players

Being a golf now vip for several years, I become upset when I book tee times to find the course is being worked on when I start to play. It is important for the course to let GN know what conditions are going to be taking place the day of play. This was not a pleasing day for us to be playing at Royal Oaks. First problem was the greens were sanded and they were putting water to them . The ball picked the sand up and putting was not a pleasure. Next thing that was a problem was the fact they were using powerful spray to treat the greens and aprons to kill insects on the course. We were rushed to stay ahead of the contarted equipment that was injecting the surface. Why did they even have a tee time if they knew this was going be scheduled ? Plus the workers who were pulling cups as soon as we walked off the greens would drive up and talk while we were putting. Poor management I would say. Normally I enjoy this course but today we should have not played. It was a waste of time and money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Resurgence

I played this course several years ago and virtually placed it on the back- burner.
It was a pleasant and inspiring occasion to witness an almost complete resurgence , a renaissance if you would of the course.
No longer was there the old standard Floridian club house but a new resurgent modern and energized clubhouse and staff. The check in was painless and the starter was upbeat and succinct in their briefing of the course and it’s condition.
We found the course in supreme shape. The fairways and the rough cut to exacting standards and the greens a little slow but perfect in the roll, give and mysterious in the read.
The woods and shade exemplary as was the ability to find the wayward ball. A distinction the few clubs seem to grasp. Shot shape and precise irons are paramount on this course.
A beautiful challenge to any level of game.
Hurrah Royal Oak

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is getting better all the time

My wife and I had a good day of golf at Royal Oaks.
Fairways are getting greener as spring arrives. Best shape since we've been here . Will certainly go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice track

Nice track in a residential area 20 minutes outside of Ocala. While there were homes along the fairways, they were well set back. Greens were in excellent shape. Fairways and teeing areas were a bit scruffy hence the 4 star rating. Good variety of holes. Enjoyed our round. Excellent pace of play, in part due to early start and impact of Covid-19.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Great hidden jem. Very good shape. Greens are very true. Overall AAA+++

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sat morning round

Not sure what course others on here played. While the greens were reasonable, the rest of the course was trash. No grass in the fairways or tees. Spotty at best. Pace of play was also very slow. Wouldn’t play here again with other reasonable courses in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Royal Oaks

Beautiful day and course conditions for this time of year.

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

Golfj

Very happy with the course and all I came in contact with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun course in very nice shape. Great value and a good challenge for your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Great course. Maintained well. Greens very good. Overall great deal and fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, terrible Ranger

Course condition was good, greens were fast, the problem is and why I will not play their anytime soon again is because of Ranger.
When the ranger comes up to your group half way down the fairway on the 1st hole and is lecturing on pace of play with absolutely no one on the tee box, once again 1st hole, needless to say he has no clue, our round started at 10:45 and 10.52 and ended before 3:00.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the price

As a hot deal, this course is fantastic. Not your typical Florida public course. Has plenty of trees and sand, but little water. Good fairways and greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly Place to Play

This was my first booking through golfnow, and it couldn't have gone better. The pro shop staff were great, even to the extent of helping to pair me up with a member couple, giving me some female company to tee off with.
The greens were fine, fairways a little patchy.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day of golf

I play here quite often. The greens are still in good shape but the fairways are spars. Many bare spots lead to dirt lies with no grass under the ball. Hopefully the transition from rye to burmuda will happen quickly to help alleviate the problem.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy

The course was in good winter condition as was the weather. Winds at 25 to 45 mph made for a golfing experience worth remembering. The best news was the temperature which was above 80 degrees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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