Juliette Falls

4.5652117647 4.6 stars from 5 (448)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7236 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Viking 72 7236 yards 75.4 143
Blue 72 6729 yards 72.6 139
White 72 6269 yards 70.4 130
Green 72 5747 yards 67.8 124
Red (W) 72 5071 yards 69.3 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 448 Reviews
5 stars:
281
4 stars:
130
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

425 out of 445 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Almost my home course"


timk18's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I moved to the area so I could get closer to this course. Enjoy it every time I play. It was in very good condition - fairways full, greens good and fairly fast...its a great layout!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I just picked this course from looking at reviews and I wasn't disappointed. Gorgeous layout and the course was in fabulous condition. Will definitely play again.


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


"Absolutely awesome"


Lenny65's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Entire course was in fantastic condition, wonderful greens, Friendly Staff & a great layout. Do yourself a favor & go play a round there--you won't regret it.


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!!!!"


doplussee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Juliette Falls on 9/30/2017. The course was in great shape... as it always is. It's a real hidden gem, and well worth the 2 hour trip from Orlando. Its a fantastic layout! As good as the course is, the service at Juliette Falls WAS always terrible. I wrote a review stating this in January of this year. I stated the course was a 5/5... but the service was a 1/5. The staff WAS just downright rude. This was not just our experience in one trip there, but 3 consecutive times.

Note the emphasis on the word WAS. What a difference 9 months has made. Gone is the rude staff. Management obviously realized there was a issue, and replaced the problem staff with staff that were extremely friendly and helpful.

It all started when we expressed our disappointment with past service to the new club manager Wyatt Stephens. He profusely apologized and stated that ownership/management had addressed the issue, and assured us our experience would be different. We were greeted on the first tee by the starter. Upon reaching the 1st green, the starter drove up and asked if we would mind if Wyatt joined us for a couple of holes. We told the starter it wasn't necessary, since we had all already decided to leave positive reviews for the course, based on our check-in experience. He insisted, and Wyatt joined us on the 2nd tee. He played the next 8 holes with us, and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. We finished our round and once again had a blast playing the course.

The nett result of the new staff was that rather than simply getting in our car after the round and driving away disgusted (as we did 3 previous times), we all enjoyed a meal at their restaurant. The food was excellent (probably the best potato salad I have ever had at a golf course). The waitress was extremely friendly, and her service matched the rest of the excellent service now at the club.

I applaud and thank the ownership/management for addressing the issue. I now actually look forward to returning there as soon as possible. It is a pity I now live in Houston, otherwise I would make a point to play there every month or so.

PS: Even though Wyatt has only been playing the game for 3 years, he has a VERY impressive swing and game. He absolutely annihilates the golf ball, and it was fun to watch


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


"Excellant Course"


u4130926's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and always in good condition. Burger and Beer special on Golf Now is hard to beat.


Pace of Play: Average

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in amazing condition considering the area had hurricane damage a couple weeks ago. Layout is challenging but playable. We played late afternoon so we did not have a group in front of us or behind us so it was a great pace of play! Heard comments from players as we checked in that pace of play was not good for earlier tee times. We will definitely go back to 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


"Very strong course!"


John1142613's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Several shots and holes require a plan. Very fair at the same time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very pleased with the course and had a great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and in great shape. I will be going back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in the Ocala-Gainesville area"


cwarner62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Juliette Falls is my favorite course in the Ocala-Gainesville area (I'm in Gainesville but I routinely drive up to an hour to play the nicer courses in Ocala). The greens were in perfect conditions and other than a couple stray mushrooms I saw growing here and there (which I'm sure they'll take care of as those were not there a month ago), the fairways were great too. Challenging and fun layout and very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"very nice course"


369960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in great shape. staff extremely friendly.

sadly, it was raining and we were only able to get 9 in.

will be back...


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 course in the area for the price."


u4130926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little out of the way but beautiful course that is always in great shape.


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


"Juliette Falls, Dunnellon FL – A Great Place to Golf. A Better Place to Live"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Ask anyone that has taken up residence here and they will tell you that the Ocala area has it all. The nearby Rainbow Springs connects to the sparkling Rainbow River and produces more than 460 million gallons of crystal clear water daily. The Gulf of Mexico and all its wonderful beaches is about half an hour away. And as Florida goes, the climate is perfect; just look at the live oak trees, many of which are hundreds of years old; you’ll see them throughout the property. The area also offers endless recreational opportunities directed towards seniors. In short, it’s a great place to live.

One community that exemplifies a laid-back style of living and offers fantastic recreation is Juliette Falls in Dunnellon, about 40 minutes southwest of Ocala on US-40, and about 35 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Juliette Falls boasts 540 golf home sites on 546 acres; 136 acres of which are part of a nature preserve. The nature preserve features 5 miles of trails, perfect for walkers, bikers and hikers, and offers a sometimes much needed “get-away-from-it-all” ambiance. The homes in Juliette Falls are concrete block with stucco with floor plans and range from 3 to 6 bedrooms and 1,500 to over 7,000 square feet. Home prices range from $200,000 on the low end to over $1 million. Garbage collection, satellite TV, internet and lawn maintenance are all included in monthly HOA.

The centerpiece of the Juliette Falls community is the par 72, John Sanford-designed championship golf course. Sanford Design has been a part of over 60 course projects worldwide, in such locations as Japan, Egypt and Canada. Golf Aficionados may recognize the Sanford name from his days with Nicklaus Design.

Juliette Falls is consistently ranked as one of the best golf communities and courses you can play in the entire state of Florida. Shortly after opening in 2008, Golf Digest ranked Juliette Falls in the top five “Top Ten New Courses You Can Play” in the country. The next year, the magazine ranked it #5 "Top Ten Best New Courses". Another accolade bestowed upon the course comes from WorldGolf.com, who in 2016, ranked it #4 on their "Best Under-Publicized Golf Courses in Florida" list; which is great for golfers looking to get on a great course relatively easy.

From the back tees, Juliette Falls plays 7,236 yards with a course rating of 75.4 and a slope of 143. The White Tees will give most golfers all they can handle from 6,269 yards (70.4/130) and still allow them to leave with some dignity. Ladies will have an enjoyable time playing the Red Tees (5,071/69.3/123). Five sets of tee boxes make Juliette Falls fun and challenging for all golfers who choose to play from the set of tees that best suits their game.

The rolling hills of Ocala’s horse country have paved the way for this beautiful, thought-provoking golf course. Juliette Falls winds its way through mature pines, live oaks, flowering magnolias and seasonal annual flowers which adorn the property. For most, the four man-made waterfalls are the aesthetic highlights of the course, especially on the par 3, 13th, aptly dubbed “The Falls”. Wide open fairways give way to well-manicured sand bunkers and waste bunkers lying in wait for errant shots. Water comes into play on 6 holes and creates a dramatic approach shot to the 18th green.

In addition to one of the best golf courses in the area, Juliette Falls also has some of the best practice facilities. This 10-acre practice facility makes working on your golf game fun and you can practice from dawn until dusk. The practice facility includes a state-of-the-art turf range with multiple target greens and bunkers that create a sense of actually playing the course. There’s also a short game area directly behind the driving range complete with a practice bunker and a huge, undulating putting green to get you ready for what you’re about to face.

The clubhouse features a pro shop with all of your favorite logoed apparel and golf accessories as well as separate bar and dining areas. Prime rib is featured on the last Friday of every month and at $20 a plate, attracts a large area following. The rest of the time, Kitchen Manager Scott Bartman serves up some great sandwiches and burgers. No fries though; Juliette Falls has gone the healthier route and rid their kitchen of deep fryers. Sides include potato salad, coleslaw and Miss Vickie’s Chips.

Here are some highlights from the golf course:

Most Memorable Hole: Number 17, “Double Trouble”, Par 4, 362 yards. Waterfalls aside, I’ll always remember the large waste bunker on #17 that splits the fairway in two. Keep It left and you’re more likely to hit the fairway; there’s also a lot less carry over sand to get to it. The right side is the more direct route. Either way, a good drive will leave a mid-iron slightly downhill to a green well protected by sand.

Favorite Par 3: Number 13. “The Falls”. If I can only pick one, this has to be Juliette Falls signature hole; it is by far the easiest on the eyes. At only 147 yards, it’s the shortest – and easiest – hole on the course. Water makes up the left side of the green and left pin placements can be tricky as you’ll have to fly it on if you want to get it close. The green is long, narrow and well undulated. No matter how good – or bad – you do on the green, look at the waterfall behind it and you’ll forget all about your score.

Favorite Par 4: Number 18, 408 yards. Although it plays slightly downhill, it’s going to take two well struck shots to reach the green on “Viking Challenge.” If the 408 yards is a little more than you can handle in two shots, play down the left side of the fairway. That will take the water on the right side of the green out of play. Sand left and water right makes this the most challenging hole on the back side.

Favorite (and Toughest) Par 5: Number 6, 517 yards. “Reflection Lake”. This is your first glimpse of water on the course and it only requires a short carry to put it in the rear-view mirror. Playing down the right side of the fairway takes the long waste bunker on the left out of play. Hitting your layup shot across the fairway to the left side will take the largest of the greenside bunkers out of play. Your approach shot is uphill to an elevated green that can be hard to hold. With all the roll in the green, a two-putt is good.

Last Word: Juliette Falls is more than a place to live or a place to play golf; it's more about a lifestyle. While the community and clubhouse may have a laid-back feel, the course is anything but. Pick the tees that best suit your handicap and you’re guaranteed a fun – and challenging – round. The course is well manicured and the greens roll true. Most holes have plenty of room off the tee, setting up what Juliette Falls is all about – the second shot.

Approaches are challenging, although unlike many Florida courses, it’s not the water that will get you, it’s the sand! And it’s everywhere, in all shapes and sizes, Waste bunkers, pot bunkers, fairway bunkers, greenside bunkers; play your round without encountering one and you deserve some sort of prize. Juliette Falls is a great test of golf with great people; every staff member I encountered was outgoing and eager to answer any questions.


Pace of Play: Good

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



"Course maintenance"


Kyle1209578's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would always call the course asking if there greens have been punched or aerated within the last 2 weeks bc if so, like most course it's not worth playing and paying there prices, if not then course recommended to play for sure, well maintained and good layout also challenging but fun as well.


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



Ferd4992095's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful place, difficult greens for an European.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course for practicing your bunker shots. The course was in very good shape despite having just been aerated. Love the lay out and every hole had its challenges.


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


"WOW - A Diamond in Central Florida"


jfiore's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I run a small golf group out of Tampa and this was our first trip to "The Fall" but I can guarantee it won't be our last. The course was in great shape and the people could not be nicer. We seen the cart girl 3 times during the round, and stayed for lunch afterwards. WE WILL BE BACK!


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 experience"


u8683457's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track play it about once every two months

Nice greens

Fairways are a little dry now but the rain has been missing this area

As usual good experience


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u918936344's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was nice but for $42.00 they should have told us the greens were just Aerated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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