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3.8
677 Reviews (677)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
372
3 Stars
113
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
85.1%
Recommend this course
576 out of 677 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
68 out of 85 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.9
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.2%
Recommend this course
121 out of 142 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6529 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.9

Located in Florida’s oldest city, Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club offers a glimpse of the area’s lush foliage and native marshlands. The course has a visually interesting layout with elevated, sprawling greens and a variety of bunker shapes and sizes. The moguled fairways and sandy waste areas are two other distinguishing features of the course. It is a tight course with large greens and gentle undulations. The layout provides a “target-golf” experience that puts a premium on accuracy and distance control. The numerous bends in the course in combination with the blustery winds also makes proper club selection very important.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
677 Reviews (677)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Watching the Game 15
19th Hole Specials 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 80
Water Hazards 78
Bunkers 53
This course/club is great for:
Locals 51
Advanced Golfers 44
Seniors 33
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 68
Near Local Attractions 39
Worth the Drive 20

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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What Happened?

I have played this course about 30 times. Every time the course was in impeccable shape. Fairways, greens etc always were in great shape. I had not played here in about 9 months so when I suggested to a friend I did not realize what was going to happen. Weeds, crabgrass, high fairway grass unkept bunkers were routine. They put us behind what appeared to be a league of slow players and did not let us know. The carts used to have gps but now they only have a sign that says to clean your cart out after you are done with the round. On top of this I had forgotten my shoes and was wearing sandels. They did not have shoes for sale in the pro shop. I played in flip flops. I can only assume they are closing soon.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

overall experience

Great pace of play, interesting layout, friendly staff, will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course, narrow fairways.

This is a good course although with very narrow fairways.
Played from forward tees with irons instead of driver and was able to enjoy it.
It was not kept up to par maintenance wise as compared with similar priced courses in the area.
There is an inordinate amount of driving in between holes and needs better signage.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better than years ago

This course is in better condition than years ago. Was able to collect my first Eagle after driving home 3 and sinking the putt.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great staff, all of them

The course is pretty good but the staff is absolutely great from the guy in the pro shop to the bar staff to the maintenance crew... all friendly.

As mentioned, bring a few extra golf balls maybe some of those old top flights and Wilson's that have been hanging around. You will use them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful Experience!

Really enjoy this course each time we play it. Perfect weather, excellent cocktails, everyone very friendly! I consider this a challenging course because some of the fairways are very narrow and if you drift off to the right or left, the rough is a Forrest! I highly recommend playing this course, it;s a tremendous value as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course for the price!

The course was in amazing shape! Greens were a little on the slow side but in great shape. Long drives between holes and not a lot of signage but we figured it out. Will definitely be coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very Tight

I’m from up north and our courses are a lot more forgiving. There is water on nearly every hole on this course. Hit an errant shot in the woods and forget about it. Rough was thick. You really get punished for errant shots on this course. Bring extra balls.

The course was in great shape and scenic. Lots of challenging and rich holes. I think I used my driver 3 times the entire round.. lots of laying up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Horribke

Golf course was in terrible condition and although the price wasn’t high it did not measure up to other courses in the area for same price. Terrible experience and I would avoid this course at all costs!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course.... without the photographer!

So my daughter and I came to play here for the first time. Staff was friendly, not much of a driving range (enough to warmup on), and finding the first tee was a bit of a challenge. Got there and ready to tee off when up rolls a golf cart with a man with more local knowledge than Ponce de Leon! After he stopped us from starting he talked to us for 5 solid minutes on what we should and shouldn’t do, how “difficult” the course is, and then proceeds to make us pose for a photograph??? Played golf for 35 years and NEVER had that happen. He then proceeds to pull up on the tee box right behind me to watch me tee off! Wow. Again, another first. Other than being accosted by this man at the turn to “purchase” the picture he had taken of us, the rest of the day was great. Pace of play was awesome, which is important to us. Course conditions were fine. Greens were slower than what we are used to, but very playable. Very glad the assistant pro was nice enough to give us a yardage book that had pictures of all the holes. Made it easier to play for the first time. I would definitely come back to this course, but would be VERY happy to not be photographed and accosted. Definitely dampened the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

This course make you play every club in the bag. Bring your iron game because this one is narrow but relatively large greens. Greens were a little slow for me but I’m really good shape. I play this course about twice a year while on vacation. I’ll be back in a few months!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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