Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

3.8479352941 3.8 stars from 5 (451)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6529 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6529 yards 71.9 137
Blue 71 6115 yards 69.3 131
White 71 5363 yards 66.6 121
Red 70 4670 yards 64.5 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 451 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
257
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

384 out of 446 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole specials  

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"Great value"


adamlagunas's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Tight fairways and some holes are very challenging. Great value, well worth my money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007414323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lush and green!"


u000006398791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rain has greened this place up. The greens are always good but now the rest of the golf course is lush too. This helps keep golf balls in the fairway and out of hazards. If the course was watered during the summer months and these conditions were maintained the course would be much busier year round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super unforgiving"


oshua7878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad course but very tough off tee. If u miss fairway ur dropping another ball


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course....."


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

only issue is there aren't any bathrooms out there for the ladies. There is a port-a-potty after the 3rd hole but, nothing on the back 9 "yikes"!!! It's a nice course, we had to quit on the 16th because of the weather was turning bad - rain, thunder. If we ever get to St Augustine again, we'll go back!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Locate."


flintrock52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Didn't believe the reviews until i played it. I am a straight hitter, and having played hundreds of courses i am able to say this one is as tight as it gets. Not because of the acreage alone but everything slopes away from where you want to go. You will not be able to locate your tee shot or approach. You will not be able to locate the next hole! Not enough signs on the course. Others were also asking where they were. We got lost hunting #15. There are no pics of hole beside the tee boxes. No cart girls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very good condition"


Michaellmoore's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tight course but fair and very nice condition great value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2018

Over charged by 10 per person and people setting tee times pro shop were rude to my wife.


"Nice and challenging"


u5154355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very nice. The 18th fairway was crabgrass but all other holes and fairways were well maintained. Just a few surprises over some small hills leading to bunker/water traps that made the round interesting and challenging.

I will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Course with character"


FlyNavy675's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

After reading other reviews about tight and sloping fairways and many hazards, I played the strategy card for course management. I hit mostly 3 woods off the tee and used my GolfNow GPS to navigate to the landing zones and had a very good round. Some of the fairways have a links feel with mounds, and like the other reviews stated, shots will run off into the water or woods. That being said, it will definitely slow play when so many players are searching for balls. From tee to green this course offers a challenge to every level of player and is worth a visit.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u000004248272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"This is a challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition, greens were smooth and uniform, fairways were in good condition.

Shot accuracy is mandatory as the fairways were bordered with water and woods and are somewhat narrow and undulating.

However, the course winds its way through natural settings and was very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



thjopr's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Really tight course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round of golf. Interesting lay-out but very tight, bring enough golf balls,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jahiz123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes it's a little intimidating when u see water&sand traps surrounding a hilly green..but I don't love golfing because it's easy..this course asked one simple question..want to go pro? Then this challenge is just going to get your game ready for golfs many unfortunate obstacles..Play&enjoy I surely DID...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bring lots of balls"


u986611048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played tight courses but this is absurd. Abundance of fairways slopes toward winding lakes and tons of overgrown vegetation create an environment where shots hitting the fairway dead center can end up in the drink. If you do choose to play it bring range balls!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Ok"


tedlys2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grumpy old guy behind the pro shop needs to retire! If we're an inconvenience he needs to go! It's all about customer service which he doesn't have any!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Extremely difficult"


u000005600122's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very treacherous course with hidden hazards, very narrow fairways with hazards left and right, mostly water...but certainly in good shape and quite scenic. Not a course for the average player though. It’s just too demanding and hard.

More than reasonable price, but you can add the cost of several sleeves of balls to the average green fee! If I had to play here often I would need to be a better golfer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tightest course I have ever played!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Without the yardage book the golf staff gave me I would have been lost as most hazards (and there are many) are not visible from the tee boxes. I don't think I have ever driven more from the previous green to the next tee as I have a Royal St. Augustine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course. Lots of fun."


Bill10to7's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. I had played this course a few times and always look forward to coming back. The staff was great, the greens were fast and the fairways were very well maintained. Gps was included with the cart and was very handy. I only lost one ball and that was in the water from the tee box. If anyone finds it let me know. Thanks. Enjoy your next round at a great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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