Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

3.8363882353 3.8 stars from 5 (443)
  • 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: 3.7 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 443 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
251
3 stars:
75
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

378 out of 438 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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"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


"Not user friendly"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although one has to admit that this course may be to some people’s liking, it was not user friendly for us. Between blind shots, hazards that are not visible, extremely small landing areas, undulating fairways where you can hit it in the middle and roll into a hazard or have a random downhill lie, it really wasn’t much fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"fast round"


uLNTF4979LN's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played at 8.00 in the morning and we were done at 10.45


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well laid out"


fastnh's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent condition, the overseeing had not caught on very well, probably because of the severe cold snap. Not very green, but fairways were well groomed and the rough short enough to play fairly easily. Fairly difficult course layout. Lots of places where water sneaks on to fairways and you need to be very aware before every approach shot. I was surprised the in cart GPS didn't have more information. Challenging layout,seemed like back nine was easier but greens on both sides were in great shape and fast...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, strange layout"


u984959904's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Royal St. Augustine is a nice course. It was in pretty good shape for this time of year. Greens were much slower than I’m used to. The staff was friendly.

I will definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting"


Matt6186014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The holes on this course are actully pretty good if it wasn't 1/4 mile from green to tee I would rate it higher, but the layout is terrible. The first tee is a not welll marked 1/4 mile from the clubhouse. Twice the course crosses a major road over a wooden bridge, often the distances will be extreme between holes. Often you find yourself driving on neighborhood streets searching for the cart path.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course."


crizzer451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Narrow fairways and lots of water hazards to lose your ball in. Greens were smooth and traps well maintained but the tees were lacking grass cover. A fairly challenging course which requires some thought before most shots but is fun to play. Will definitely play this course again when in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Royal St Augustine Golf"


Coach42's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First round this year in Florida and I was not disappointed. A challenging course with greens in excellent shape. The fairways are not bright green, however they played fine and the rough was manageable. The woods took a ball and the water took another, however that was not the fault of the course! I am 75 years old and an average player that shot 48 on the front and 44 on the back, (putter was not working well) too many two and a couple of three putts. Will be playing here again with friends. Pro shop staff was friendly and accommodating. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cold Round!"


Doug7774842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was not cooperative. It was 45F, Windy, and misting. The staff was great and course and greens in very good condition. Can’t wait to play again in better conditions.


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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