Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

3.8563941176 3.9 stars from 5 (418)
  • 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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 418 Reviews
5 stars:
74
4 stars:
239
3 stars:
70
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

357 out of 413 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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u3383168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great value for the price"


u759192317's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I drive from Jax to St. Aug to play Royal. They have the best prices, lot of available tee times, and a very friendly staff. The course is challenging but not over whelming. Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A St. Augustine gem."


kenmcdonald32225's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always one of our favorite places to play. The course has water on many holes, and can be difficult if you are not hitting 'em straight, but ranks as one of the best values around. The course itself is usually in great shape, has nice undulations, and great vistas. Grab a burger at the turn - their food is a cut above the usual clubhouse fare.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u810615466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible pace of play"


Theresa2787737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to leave, 4 groups waiting to tee on the 13th hole, ridiculous


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/31/2017

Hi Theresa, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your round. We had a tournament out that morning so the course was very busy. That wasn't the issue though. The problem was the extremely windy conditions. It was making the course play much more difficult and slowing play. That tournament took over 5 1/2 hours to finish because of the wind. That is not a normal round. Players usually get done much closer to the 4 hr mark. I would love to have you back out for another round. Please give me a call at 904-824-4653. I would like you to see what RSA is really like on a normal day.


"The course has great features"


uJVVZ4067JV's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time , greens good, fairways cut and good, no lost balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Steve"


Sln6650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape.It is a tight course course so you will find yourself going to your " go to shot" often to keep the ball in play. Quite a challenge ; bring extra balls!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


tonyleigh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even without the recent heavy rains, this would still be a challenging course. The fairways are narrow and the semi-rough is deep. The greens were much slower than we expected them to be. Would suit lower handicap players. Staff were friendly and overall it was a good experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Helps to know this layout"


jcummings1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was a fun course to play. Straight tee ball is critical as course is tight. Pay attention to cart GPS especially on safe layup distances. Course condition was very good but they were in midst of verticutting greens so they were slow and a little rougher than usual. Played early on vacation, finished in 3 hours with no holdups. If you don't hit it straight you will lose some balls due to woods and water. Not long, so back off on tee shots and keep it in play. Only hit driver twice from blue tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u759192317's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Royal St. Aug is always a value that competes or beats the other local courses. Challenging layout, most of the time in good condition and very friendly staff. I drive from Jax to St. Aug to play, about 40 miles one way, because of the availability for early tee times and for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course."


u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tight fairways. Short course. Played late Sunday morning and never saw anyone in front of us. You can play every hole without a driver. Lots of long irons off the tee. Fun layout. Fairways were a 9/10. Greens a 7/10. I will play this course again next time in the area. Had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Neighborhood Course"


Jpbuster's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are a bit slow, but it's a fun layout. Easy course, but a few holes can get you if you're not careful. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u218691912's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging holes and a great layout. One of the better courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Dalton2358399's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course, poor customer service"


John2012910's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice course. From tee to green it is top notch. It did appear that they have drainage issues though as some holes were cart path only and were pretty wet and soggy. Layout is great but it is a very tight course. Definitely a ball striker type of course. If you play "spray and pray" golf this course will test your nerves and cause you to lose a lot of balls. Now to the bad....upon arriving at the course, there was 2 members of their staff sitting at the bag drop. Not one of them spoke. No good morning and no assistance offered with the bags. Loaded bag on cart myself while they just sat there and watched. Same thing happened as other golfers showed up. In my opinion, if you are going to have them there and paying them, maybe they should do something. At least a simple good morning and/or welcome will go a long way. Or at least point people to range, putting green, even home 1. Just thought the customer service was not up to par.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/30/2017

Hi John, I'm glad you enjoyed the course. I would like to speak with you about the staff issue. I only have one cart staff in Thursday's. I'm curios who the other staff member was or if you played a different date reported. We try to provide an amazing experience for everyone on and off the course. Please give me a call at 904-824-4653.


"Nice track"


DS1241's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time playing here. Reviews are right...very tight so if you are not in fairway...will be tough day. Course in good shape for July. Will definitely be back. Pro shop was great as they gave me lower rate since I was over 55.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you for playing! We appreciate the positive feedback. Hopefully we will see you again soon!


"Unmowed greens?"


Cheezew1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

St Augustine fl. In july... how can you not mow the greens. Ridiculous, ruined the conditions for playing the game. Grass was very healthy. So that you could not putt. I would never recommend this facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/30/2017

Hello Cheeze,

I apologize for the slow greens. We aerated the greens 2 weeks prior to 7/5/17. We were still letting them grow in and fully heal before mowing them back down to normal playing height. It has been a very rainy June and July. The grass is very full and lush right now. We typically keep our greens at a faster speed. I would like you to come back out and try them again. Our conditions are above and beyond the rates we charge. Please give me a call at 904-824-4653.


Commented on 07/30/2017

Cheezew1,

Thank you for playing at RSA and for taking the time to leave a review. I do not know why you left the comments that you did, the course has been in exceptional condition all year. There are reviews here from players who played the course only a day or two before you and gave very positive reviews about course conditions. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss the poor experience you had. We would love to have you back.

-Ryan S, Warrior Golf


"Outstanding Course"


Jose8708980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was fantastic, the people were very courteous and the course was absolutely great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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