Candler Hills Golf Club

4.5804470588 4.6 stars from 5 (411)
  • 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 411 Reviews
5 stars:
268
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

397 out of 407 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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"not to happy"


u000003146508's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The golf was great. The price was right. Everything was great until I tried to order some food after the round at the bar at 2pm on Sunday 6/17. After waiting what I thought was a long time I made the mistake of asking the girl behind the bar how much longer it would be for the food to come out. She proceeds to give me this response how it takes time to cook food etc. etc. I thought it was very rude and uncalled for. At that point we left. I had actually thought about looking at a house there but if this is the type of people that work there I don't think so.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"4.5 Stars"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Candler Hills is a fun design with lost of sand but no water in play. Fairways are wide, rough is barely taller than the fairway, though there are plenty of traps and native grass clumps waiting to grab errant shots. I'd say it's 4.5 stars if that were an option on here, just had a few greens that were sandy/patchy in spots on the back side. Otherwise it's pretty solid from tee to green. Staff was friendly, and it had a good practice area., Greens were a bit shaggy and slow in the afternoon. It's well worth a play if you find yourself in the area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Always Great"


Blaise4430779's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live next door to Candler, this course is always in great condition, the employees are great and the food is good, a real player designed course.


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



u349512748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



tish3441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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"


erhjr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in great condition. The staff is super friendly. A fun course to play. Some of the regular members play way too slow and don't consider the players behind them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



bob5289185's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course.The fairways and greens were in great condition.Pace of play was good, it took 3 and a half hours for our foursome to play.Alot of sand to make things challenging.Great deal for the money.


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


"Good day"


timk18's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Candler Hills was in great shape...I call it the Augusta of Ocala because its usually in such good condition. Greens were moderately quick, fairways lush and full. Good place to play!


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


"2d time playing"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape had my best round ever 76


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



u540637607's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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



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