Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.8
267 Reviews (267)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
137
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
82.3%
Recommend this course
231 out of 267 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 40 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 63 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6472 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.4

Previously known as Championship at Plantation Inn & Golf Resort.

Book a Tee Time at
Plantation on Crystal River Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1955
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark Mahannah (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Spa

Reviews

3.8
267 Reviews (267)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 36
Bunkers 30
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 23
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 16

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 101
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
First Time Playing

Kicked off Course at 600pm

The lady in the pro shop was not super friendly. The course itself was pretty average to poor. No memorable holes. Boring layout. Greens were below average. Course was super wet but obviously not the courses fault. We had about 5 holes left to play around 545pm and were told the carts had to be in by 600. 600 is two hours before dark. Last I knew the paying customer determined when the staff got to go home not vice versa. Most Ludacris thing I've ever seen. So we left and went home with 4 holes left to play. Wouldn't go back due to the course though, not the staff. Cart guy was super friendly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

The course was in good shape. When heavy rains come it gets pretty soggy, but right now it is Great. I’m disappointed that the Golf Now price is so high. The Plantation advertises a lower price. I hope Golf Now gets in line because normally I do most of my golf through them but right now they are out of line.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course in good shape

Laid back staff, very nice! Course was in good shape even after a lot of rain! We’ll play here again definitely! Thanks guys!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Past its prime

Excellent layout but time has not been good to this course. Lots of weeds!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Favorite Local Track

Relocated to area just about 4 years ago. This is quickly becoming my favorite go to track. I was spoiled, for many years was in the Golf business in Miami and got to play some wonderful coursrs regularly. Struggled to find a local course that offered everything on my check list until I found Plantation Crystal River.
Aesthetically pleasing .....check
Good overall condition......check
Makes you think your way around the course......check
Friendly staff......check
Reasonable fees....check

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Third attempt to like this course

I’d played here twice last year, and both times came away feeling that it’s a competent course as far as offering 18 well-maintained golf holes - the groundskeeping is good, fairways are generally good, mowed to a height that doesn’t have you perpetually on a tight lie, greens well maintained. That’s still the case. It’s the kind of course you really want to find a reason to love, but there’s just no memorable or challenging terrain, views, or layout that say “wow”. It’s completely fine for the day where you just want to get out and practice, and not have 10 traps between tee and cup - “utilitarian” is the word that comes to mind. Pace of play was just over 2.5 hours on a early afternoon tee time, as I had no one ahead or behind for the entirety of the round and played 2 balls most of the round. A big plus is not a lot of housing close to fairways as is so common on Florida courses; it’s only at the perimeter of the course and rarely near enough to be intrusive. Allow extra time if coming from the south due to construction on Rt 19.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course for your money!!

Greens was in good condition an course is a challenge with hazards on almost all holes. Bathrooms on course an water coolers. Course was the best bang for my buck I've ever played. Though sometimes on this course u can get a bit lost. But over all its a nice an challenging course for a good price. I would recommend it to anybody!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 88
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Breezy day

The sun was out and the day was warm and windy in Inverness Florida. The course was in spring condition, meaning that the grass on the fairways was green but the ball sits on the ground not supported by grass. The greens were decent and not awful fast, still springtime condition. All in all a nice day to play the game.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun Day

It was a well maintained course and we had a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair to midland

We had a 7:46 tee time. Staff didn't show up until 8:00. Course was long and i was hopig for mire trees for shade. The course was great from an aesthetic point of view. I would definitely golf it again!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

can be challenging

Love this set up. Have played here 4 times now.
Some holes are very challenging, if you don't play
them right.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Won’t be back.

I play golf about 3 times a week, never the same course twice in a row and love to travel around Florida playing. I drove about an hour and thirty minutes to play today and unfortunately this ranks among the worst courses I have played. It started with me having a tee time at 8:00am and the staff not getting to the course until 7:55. He was rude and inconsiderate, then pointed us to the first tee box. No warm up or and range was closed (I get this with covid-19). Then there was the course. Bare spots everywhere, ground so hard I couldn’t take a clean attack angle to the ball. Worm holes all over the green, so couldn’t get a true roll. Tee boxes were bad for the most part. There’s no reason for me to keep going. In conclusion; I won’t be back and I encourage you to look further if you are used to playing above average courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf

The course is in good shape and is getting a lot of play. An all round great place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fair course

First I will say that I will probably play this course again. Layout was ok. The condition was ok (not good or bad). Staff in the clubhouse was not overly friendly but not rude. Nothing here made me think of returning. I hope that it was because of the crazy times we live in with COVID19. I will probably try it again after things clear up to see if it improves.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice place to golf

Staff is friendly, course in pretty good shape. They are doing an awesome job cleaning because of the virus. Feel safe to play And the price is good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

better than Inverness gcc

Plantation is an overall pleasant experience. First you don't have mouthy members who live on the course being jerks. Course layout is nicer than the flat/straight holes of Inverness GCC. Staff are friendly and pleasant compared to Inverness GCC. Both have poor ranges. Play this course and you'll have a pleasant experience. Inverness is just waiting to push you around.... Lots of attitude for a course thats struggling with members who are slowly "leaving"

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Nearby Courses
Crystal River, Florida
Resort
3.7732529412
267
Lecanto, Florida
Private
4.9166666667
14
Lecanto, Florida
Private
4.9166666667
14
Lecanto, Florida
Public
0.0
0
Beverly Hills, Florida
Semi-Private
3.5227882353
102
Beverly Hills, Florida
Semi-Private
3.6894
23
Hernando, Florida
Public
4.92735
41

Stay & Play Offers

From $489
Valid dates: Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Book our Classic Golf Package, which includes a stay at the Forbes Five-Star Lodge and legendary golf.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE