South Course at Highlands Ridge

2.2611176471 2.3 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6176 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6176 yards 69.8 129
White 72 5605 yards 67.3 123
Gold 72 4899 yards 64.0 117
Red (W) 72 4469 yards 66.0 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

40 out of 45 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways  

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"Great course in bad shape"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Highlands Ridge courses have been very nice in the past, but were taken over by a New York company that absolutely doesn't understand anything about running this type of business. At one time, the South Course restaurant was a thriving business, but it's now closed. The greens on the South Course roll OK, but are infested with weeds, and patches of sand. I understand the golf courses and common areas have been purchased by a new owner, and I wish him the best of luck. Hopefully, the courses will be returned to their original glory,,,


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u206265119's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played today the course is in poor condition tee boxes hadn't been cut recently and weeds on greens

All the resources seem to be invested in the north course

Disappointed to be charged full price when the course doesn't reflect the cost and no clubhouse open for a post game drink

Must do better before we will return


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Average course in average condition"


uPXNL6261PX's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable to play. Is short, but narrow with plenty of water on almost every hole. It's tricky, but greens are fairly generous in size. I enjoyed playing it the 2nd and 3rd time, but not the 1st. The conditions could be better as some of the fairways were in sub-par conditions, and the cartpaths were bruised quite badly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highland ridge south"


Rodger4470485's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing here for 10 years in the winter months, I know that they have had a lot of rain and that the course does not drain well. But some French drains would really help . The greens were poor , very slow and had some fungal thing going on. It used to be in much better shape I think they are more concerned with the north course. Hope it improves otherwise I won't be back this winter!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden jewel"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I truly enjoyed this course. Due to a mistake on my part I asked the staff to play Highlands north instead of south ,without blinking the answer was No Problem. The course is a jewel, the staff very accommodating and ready to help at every turn.The course is in excellent condition and the play is brisk ,nice job.You will enjoy your round and the club house is beautiful. The only complaint I have are there are not enough air conditioners on the course. Just kidding go there uyou will enjoy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition for this time of year"


u000001337939's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will play again soon. Appeared that the greens had recently been aerated but grass had grow back in and ball rolled well. Fairways were well filled in a in above average condition. Only issue was low laying areas had water. But nothing course could have done as we have received above average rainfall recently.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course condition"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape could not believe the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great vaule"


xoq7731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained fairways and greens, pace of play was excellent, great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but Fun"


Gordonch02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course and value, challenging and in excellent condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good greens"


stemar's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We've played here twice - very enjoyable. Staff very friendly. Fairways and greens very good condition. Moderate green speed. Lots of sand traps with soft sand. Will play here again. We recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/26/2015

Thanks for the nice compliments stemar. We are glad you enjoyed playing our South course


"Fun to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Has challenging holes that are not too long. A couple w/ length but more open. Fun to play as it has grass on fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highlands County Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the bests golf courses in Highlands County. The course is in great condition, and offers a challenging layout for the experienced golfer.<br/> This is not a course for duffers !<br/> If you are coming to Highlands County to play golf put this one on your list !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


3eagle27's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Good course for the money. Agronomy was good and bunkers had nice depth of sand. Greens were a bit slow for my taste. Only running at about a 12 on stimpmeter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"BEST GREENS I EVER PLAYED"


vance72's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

MY SON AND I PLAYED THE COURSE AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. IT WAS IN GREAT SHAPE. FAIRWAYS WAS IN GREAT SHAPE THE GREENS WAS THE BEST I EVER PUTTED ON EVEN BETTER THE BIGGER CLUBS IN ORLANDO. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK

VANCE


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gheens had a slow roll to them"


egraham1911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were great look up the course was excellent but the greens are very slow


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


wag1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and a joy to play. Can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short yet challenging"


Dave1259757's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good alternative to the longer, more open North course. Has a "northern" touch with a lot of trees, and rolling terrain. Has the Flooda touch being situated in the middle of Orange groves and a bordering game reserve. Well worth the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A shot makers course , not long but challenging. Tee boxes could be cut a little closer, fairways in very good shape and the greens excellent. A little out of the way but well worth the drive. Really enjoyed ourselves. Just a great value for GolfNow. No food available until 11:00am. We were first off the tee so only vending machines available.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Target golf"


rgar70162005's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tight course. Trouble on both sides. Hitting the fairway a must to score well. You won't use a driver on every hole. Fun course if youre up for a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect day"


krsquires's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course itself was in great shape, but we were even more impressed with the staff and their friendliness and helpfulness. What a memorable day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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