Candler Hills Golf Club

4.6400352941 4.6 stars from 5 (378)
  • 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

Accolades

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: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 378 Reviews
5 stars:
249
4 stars:
116
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

366 out of 374 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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"Special place"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course . Great condition, super lay out. If u don't play this course u r missing a treat.⛳✌


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


"Fun and friendly"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is always friendly and helpful. Course is fun. Played the same ball for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has a real nice layout. The condition is always excellent. Staff is very professional and friendly. I really enjoy playing this 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


"Outstanding course & staff"


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 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and staff (inside staff & pro). The only problem was that we were paired with a very rude person (who we understand lives at Candler, by the name of "Richard"). We came on GolfNow at 1:10 and were paired with this rude person and another . This guy would drive his cart up close to the greens (ignoring the signs) and on the 18th he ws to lazy to walk to the restroom , need I say more! In my opinion this "slob" should be barred from the facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"JUST GO PLAY THERE!"


42844's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees, fairways, traps and greens in really good shape. One of the best courses in the Ocala area. Get a Hot Deal on Golf Now for the best price.


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


"Best FL experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quit after 9 because my rider couldn't handle the cold but shot the best score in a long time. Staff was extra friendly. They gave my rider a hot choc and a blanket while he waited in the clubhouse for me to finish the front. There's some detours around construction. Will go back to play all 18 soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sand traps"


u693225377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course. Interesting amount of sand traps but doesn’t prevent shot making. Will play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Price through Golfnow was a good value, but I wouldn't pay premium price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very friendly staff"


u1169641794's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had great experience at this golf course.Both pro shop staff and restaurant staff were friendly and informative. Course was in excellent shape. Greens were quick but rolled true. Only disappointment was that par 3’s all of similar length requiring long irons from both back tees .Would definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


JRobby1234's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. The greens role true and the fairways are in good shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great way of Golf!"


u000008106898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Great experience thru the day! Course well mantained with some wind challege and well designed bunkers! Definitely going back! Friendly staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent course"


u000005612760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide fairways and lot's of traps. Moderately maintained. Very good clubhouse staff. Ineffective marshal dealing with slow play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/25/2018

We appreciate your feedback on your recent round at Candler Hills Golf Club. We apologize for your experience with our ranger. 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.


"Candler Hills"


TellTJ's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Nice course. I played on a cold and windy florida winter day. Pace was good, not many players out.

Starter gave great advise before front 9 and added more tips for back nine at the turn. Looking forward to playing again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout & friendly staff"


SharonPark82's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is extremely well kept. Friendly staff greet and check in with you often during the play. Above par restaurant. I would recommend the place to fellow golfers!


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


"enjoyable round"


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 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Candler was in very good condition following the harsh weather. Greens were as fast as I've seen them!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Rhonda1480793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



timatwell's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
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


"Super course"


Darrel2632217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition. A lot of sand traps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Candler hill golf course"


u00000876406's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and very helpful. Course is excellent condition with moderately fast green. Enjoyed playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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