Candler Hills Golf Club

4.6191352941 4.6 stars from 5 (401)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7233 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Gordon Lewis (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: TifDwarf

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men - Shirts with sleeves and collars; slacks, or mid-length shorts. Women - Blouses with collar; slacks, skirts, or mid-length shorts
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7233 yards 74.2 125
Green 72 6589 yards 71.1 123
Blue 72 5978 yards 68.2 117
Blue (W) 72 5978 yards 73.8 125
White 72 5508 yards 66.0 111
White (W) 72 5508 yards 71.0 119
Red (W) 72 4795 yards 66.9 109

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 401 Reviews
5 stars:
263
4 stars:
123
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

388 out of 397 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens plays long   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Datsl234134's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



kball128's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

I still do not understand why the fairway grass needs to be mowed so short. It seems that with the heat & lack of rain it would be better to leave it a little longer.


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



flenhardt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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I recommend this course


Commented on 04/19/2018

We appreciate your feedback on your recent round at Candler Hills Golf Club. We apologize for your experience. Please contact our Director of Golf, Matt Hibbs (352) 427-3977 so we can discuss in more detail. Thank you for playing Candler Hills Golf Club and we hope to see you on our course again very soon.


"one of my top 3 courses in the area"


katunkis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

staff very friendly and accommodating; well organized check in; worth a 50 minute drive; pace of play always good; fairways and greens very good


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


"Couldn't be better"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Got paired with real nice people, had a good round, and the weather was great. The staff is probably the best around central Florida. What else can you ask for?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Never disappointed"


u000005408484's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Our foursome that likes to play different courses loves playing here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u367645633's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Course in great shape. Land construction on front but doesn't hinder play. I played as single but teamed up with a double. No delays on course and finished in 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


daflores's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in amazing shape, Need to bring a bucket and a shovel cause you will be playing on the beach. Many bunkers. But great sand to work out of. Long course if you play from the Green or Black tees. Very challenging for all levels. No water on the course and wide open for the straying tee shots. No doubt a great course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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Fairways very thin. Greens good, but slow. Bunkers good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/02/2018

We appreciate your feedback on your recent round at Candler Hills Golf Club. We apologize for your experience. Please contact our Director of Golf, Matt Hibbs (352) 427-3977 so we can discuss in more detail. Thank you for playing Candler Hills Golf Club and we hope to see you on our course again very soon.


"Fun Place To Play"


Joe5575010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Good course, enough challenges to keep your attention. Staff is excellent, well marshalled and pace of play is very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Senior friendly"


marvinclark's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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Very enjoyable course , challenging but fair. Pin placement can determine the degree of difficulty. Mostly open fairways with no water hazards but lots of sand traps


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Strickj4's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
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Great course. Layout great. Conditions today disappointing due to recent aeration and top dressing. But that is normal for this time of year. Play it a lot. If u don't play this course ,u r missing a real treat. Especially after the greens heal. Fun!! course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Lou437c's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Have played it many times and always enjoyed it. Highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Kinda over priced due to the competition in the area.."


Robert4018537's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Course was in great condition and ripe for the picking!! Putts rolled true and no surprises from the tee box.. great experience and would certainly play again!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"As advertised, Candler rocks."


glenk69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Great greens, fairways, sand. NO water hazards. Just great, classic golf under nice conditions at a great facility.


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


"Friendly and Fun"


u000005957974's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We play here every year when visiting friends who live in Candler Hills and always have a great day. The greens are large and interesting and the layout and diversity is very nice. All the staff are very friendly and the restaurant is now very good as well - it has been taken over by new management and the food was very good - especially enjoyed the 1/2 size wedge salad and the crab cakes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Chris2180782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
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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!!"


mislanier's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
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Reviewed on

When we travel to south Florida, we make it a point to stop in Ocala just so we can play Candler Hills.

Wonderful course. Wide open fairways. Friendly staff and a really good restaurant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"What's the deal with the greens?"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We have played Candler Hills before and enjoyed it enormously as other reviewers have noted off course the staff are great and the amenities excellent..Likewise the the layout is great but for some reason the the day we played the greens were slow, and when I say slow I mean putting through treacle slow, in addition the fairways were very thin. To be fair this may have something to do with the time of year and the changing of the seasons and so forth. and we will certainly give it another try in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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