Gainesville Country Club

4.4736666667 4.5 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6866 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 7300 SW 35th Way, Gainesville, Florida 32608, Alachua County
  • (352) 372-0961, (352) 372-1458
  • (352) 377-5664
  • www.gainesvillecc.com

Year built: 1963
Architect(s): George Cobb (1963), Mark McCumber (1992)
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

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: Appropriate golf attire. No denim, t-shirts, short shorts, warm-up clothing, cargo pants, hats worn backwards, bathing suits.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6866 yards 73.1 134
Combo 72 6457 yards 70.8 133
Regular (W) 72 6264 yards 76.5 135
White (W) 72 6256 yards 76.5 135
Regular 72 6164 yards 69.9 131
Intermediate 72 5750 yards 67.6 120
Intermediate (W) 72 5750 yards 73.4 130
Forward (W) 72 5163 yards 69.8 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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"Great course"


9347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

GCC. Great staff and course. I live in Gainesville, I invite friends to play.

I am looking for to play again.

Thanks⛳


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



Tjackson0012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 course"


Brownje51's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a little wet from the recent rain, but always enjoy playing this track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course cool be very nice"


Timm7064259's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course could be ver nice but is kept in really poor condition.

Looks pretty run down. Bunkers look really bad, greens look pretty rough and the whole place looks run down.

Pace of olay was excellent though


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u417575490's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played here once a week for the past month. Great course and great value for the price. Staff is extremely friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000008113643's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great fun."


Bill10to7's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son was home from the Navy on leave and wanted to play a round of golf with the old man. I went with him instead and showed him how the game is supposed to be played. We had great fun and made a few good memories. The carts were clean, the course was well maintained and the staff was great. We moved along well till the last couple of holes on the back but that could not be helped. The greens were fast and in very good condition. We also ran in to some other Golf Now guys and hooked up with one on the first tee. He had a good time too.


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


"Great Day"


Duck5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing and we were impressed. Great layout that is challenging to all levels. Conditions were very good and the pace of play was exceptional. We certainly look forward to a return trip to Gainesville CC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



danopats's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Taylor4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Top notch club"


u000006437354's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition 5 days after hurricane Irma. Course layout awesome. Friendly staff inside and out as well as club members. Must lay when in Gainesville area, can't wait till next visit.


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



u000004413659's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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


"First time"


Howard4231410's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I loved this course.What a breath of fresh air to play a course that gives you room to drive the ball and doesn't have water on every hole.Loved the big old oak trees and the wildlife.The greens were in great shape and rolled true.I just wish I could afford to live right on the 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


"nice layout"


djp266's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee boxes, fairways and greens were in good shape. I had an 8 am tee time and was able to tee off early but they were mowing and fertilizing the greens in front of me. July in florida at a golf course is busier in the am than the evening so perhaps they should change there maintenance times if possible. The staff was very friendly amd i would play this course again when i am in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gainesville Country Club – A Fresh New Look. A Fresh New Start"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Since its opening in 1963, the mission of Gainesville Country Club has always been the same: To offer its members a lifestyle that includes high quality recreational facilities, member services and social opportunities in an open, friendly and family-oriented environment.

The golf course is a special part of the equation here at Gainesville Country Club. It was originally designed by architect George Cobb and opened in 1963. In 1992, Mark McCumber and Associates rebuilt the greens and brought them up to USGA standards. Playing anywhere between 5,163 and 6,866 yards, the course is well suited for anyone from beginner to touring professional.

While there are many outstanding holes, my favorite is the first hole, a dogleg right, par 4, that plays 399 yards from the White Tees. Number one portrays the challenge of the course and brings several elements into play: elevation changes - which are prevalent here - water and sand. You’ll need to avoid the trees on the right side of the fairway off the tee if you’re going to get off to a good start. Favoring the left side gives you a good approach to the green which sits well below the fairway. Your approach shot is played downhill, over water to a large green, well bunkered on the left. A very challenging and scenic opening hole that sets the stage for what’s in store!

Most of the members I spoke with favored Number 16, a short par 4 that plays slightly uphill to a well contoured green surrounded by bunkers. Most players will need to fly the ball onto the putting surface. The green features a lot of undulation and can be tricky depending on pin placement.

One of the more interesting features of the course is the monster moss-draped oak tree that sits between #16 green and #17 tee. Some of the members told me the tree is over 200 years old and has been hit it least twice by lightning. Its massive branches stretch down into the ground, making for some incredible photo opportunities.

Presentation is everything and the food at Gainesville Country Club is not only exceptional, it looks great when it arrives at the table. Little touches such as shaved Parmesan cheese on the French fries add a nice touch. The food is so outstanding, I saw a table of 18 women in the dining room and not one was eating a salad! Pretty impressive! The head waiter Phillip has been there for years and practically knows every patron by name. If you’re unsure of what to order, he’s a great help and will never steer you wrong.

Gainesville Country Club is pulling out all the stops when it comes to attracting new members. The grand opening of the new clubhouse is set for May 17th and beginning that day for a limited time, GCC is offering a “Summer Preview Experience” that will let non-club members +see firsthand all that this private club has to offer on an “a la carte” basis with limited restrictions. The program will run from April 24th – October 15th and prospective members will have access to all club social events, dining services, the pool facilities and tennis as well as complimentary Junior Golf and Tennis programs. This is a great opportunity for those who are thinking about joining a private club to experience Gainesville Country Club.


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



"Bermuda rough"


u000006646032's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course and great value on GolfNow. Lots of recent rain made cutting the roughs a difficult task to keep up with. Greens were slow but rolled well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Taylor4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Exclusive private club in Gainesville"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here with a longtime friend that is a member here and really thought the course was in unreal shape. I have been around some great tracks including TPC Sugarloaf, East Lake, Harbour Town, and Kiawah Island but this ranks up there with the top courses definitely in Florida. The staff is some of the best I've been around and loved the whole atmosphere.

The practice facility where great pure green grass thick rough at the chipping area and great putting green. Mark Mucumber gave this course a major facelift back in 1996 and thanks to him there is now a great Lowcountry golf course. The buetifuel mossy trees and magnificent trees put the course together.

The greens where slippery and thought the bunkers where in great condition. (Pure white sand). The fairways where great and the rough was unbelievabley thick and gobbled up all balls that missed the fairways making it a great challenge to score. I ended up shooting one my best rounds of the year and enjoyed the whole expirence.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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