Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

3.8370117647 3.8 stars from 5 (433)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 433 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
245
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

370 out of 428 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 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
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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
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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
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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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 50 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


"Great course"


shortgame000003's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Great golf course enjoy the layout. Course is always in great shape.

Unfortunately can't say the same about the weather.


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


"Gets the job done"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
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A fun track, but nothing that will blow your socks off. If, like me, you visit the area from time to time, stay close by, and are just looking to kill a few hours, this course is perfect. A fun layout with some fun holes. Greens are slow, sometimes VERY slow. A short golf course as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
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I play a couple of courses in N.C. from time to time owned by same company. This one fits the same bill, excellent value for very adequate conditions. Clubhouse is very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"December golf at Royal St. Augustine’s"


u000005395994's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape even though they were working on removing some hurricane damaged trees. All in all, a good set-up and I would certainly play there again soon.


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


"Great course"


bonanza15d's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape for this time of year and challenging. I would play here again and recommend it for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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