Harbor Hills Country Club

4.3706142857 4.4 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6910 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6910 yards 72.0 128
Black 72 6551 yards 70.0 125
Blue 72 6515 yards 71.0 122
White 72 6113 yards 68.0 122
Silver 72 5540 yards 66.0 112
Red (W) 72 5373 yards 70.0 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

39 out of 49 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks  

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Reviews


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"Great layout"


tmccracken01's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in average condition, had to keep carts in the rough due to overseeing which was not that obvious to us. Won' every playing here again for a while.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Superintendent Has Done a Great Job"


Nicepar38's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've been playing here for 5 years, and I've experienced the good, bad, & ugly. I can say right now the course is in great playing condition. With the exception of a couple tee boxes browning (this place never seems to get rain) I would say the course is in the some of the best condition I've seen. F'ways were tight, & greens rolled and held great.

The super has done a great job of trusting his training and knowledge. Others should do the same!


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


"Excellent Experience"


Nick1694876's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It was my first time playing the whole course. Everything was great from a welcoming check in to friendly service in the restaurant afterwards.

This course is worth the ride for the day. There are a lot of interesting holes that are memorable and it's fun to play. Both the GM and the Golf Professional spent time speaking with us after our round.

We played in three hours and look forward to returning soon.


I recommend this course


"dont play there until mid july"


uCBQW1698CB's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

staff nice- mosquitos everywhere- fairways might get cut 2 times a week-

yardage markers on course no where to be found-course plays really slow because of the height of the fairways-

all 18 greens are covered with SAND and putting is next to impossible

sandtraps are in poor shape

played on 6/12/16 and it will be at least 4-6 weeks before the greens are decent

take alot of mosquito spray you will need it-they are really bad

Avoid this course for now

1 positive -the course has a nice layout and im sure when its in good condition it would be fun to play but that time is not now


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bad greens"


Jakpen's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was decent. There were lines in the fairways from the mowers being set at different heights and the greens were in real bad shape. But all of the greens in this area are bad right now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2016

I agree, with the heat it's hard to get good greens, BUT, I've played down in Ocala and at Citrus hills and the greens were just about perfect. Take a trip!


"Needs Lots of TLC"


u00000697081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a potentially awesome course, but the fairways are weedy and irregular, greens are bumpy and a mixture of grass, dirt, and sand depending on the hole. It just isn't up to par. This particular day we were besieged with swarming blind mosquitoes. I didn''t know whether to bat the bugs or hit the ball.

Pretty vistas, though, and employees were pleasant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"good layout,terrible greens"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs a lot of work greens were bad seems like they're letting it go


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs Work"


jtongue's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Extremely Dry and poor greens. Beautiful layout and nice vista from club house.

Looks like they're trying to recover, but it's going to take a while.

The course was wide open and saw only one other group on the course. Played in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs some TLC"


Gregg5548367's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs a lot od attention

The transition from winter back to summer grass is not going well

The greens in particular poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff friendly, nice facilities, and a fun golf course. Several of the greens were not in good shape but I understand it's the time of year for the transition from winter rye to Bermuda so I was OK with the conditions of the greens. The pro shop check-in was fast and very professional. He even asked me if I had played there before and when I told him no he gave me a yardage book...that's great service! I will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awful at every turn"


suranni1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this course Saturday april 2 2016. The pace of play was super slow and I mean SLOW-2hrs 45 min for the first 9 holes. This might not have been so bad was I not frustrated by the greens being JUST AWFUL-there are more holes and sand on the greens than there are in the bunkers-not kidding. This has been the case for around 2 months now. WHat used to be one of the best courses in the area has turned into the worst. As if the greens were not bad enough, there were no Tee box markers on the back 9. I called into the pro shop after realizing this on the second or third hole on the back and they said they just had a tournament and that the markers would be put back tomorrow. WHile I can understand that the course was set up for a tournament, perhaps the markers should be put back for the afternoon players or close that side-just a thought. SO all of these factors adding up, I went into the pro shop at the turn and asked who was in charge. A 15 year old kid working the counter said he was????? So I shared all of my concerns. The response I got was the tee markers will be out tomorrow and we are fertilizing to help course conditions. The kid acted like he could care less about my concerns. I asked for the general managers name and he reluctantly gave iit to me. I called and left a message for him but got no return phone call. I wont be returning and I would suggest other courses in the area that are in better shape, have nicer people working at them and offer better customer service. I WILL NOT RETURN-JUST PLAIN AWFUL


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very enjoyable course, going back next week."


Brakedaddy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice, fun course. The entire staff was super friendly. The course certainly has the "country club" feel to it. Fairly tight with very hard-pan ground when not in the fairway due to time of year and golf cart traffic... it was basically impossible to take a divot with a wedge from these areas so I started hitting 8-irons and rolling it up when in these situations. Some rain will probably remedy this problem soon enough. The greens are a little rough right now I'm sure due to time of year.... But look like they would be very nice when they are at 100%.

Overall very enjoyable experience and going back to play there again next week when in town visiting my parents.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"ok course"


baymar1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

course seems to get alot of play so cant expect a whole lot.... also greens are bad dont plan on making very many puts


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"somewhat disappointed"


u000005495253's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I guess when you hear a lot about a course and it is not up to what you anticipated, one is disappointed. That was my round at Harbor Hills. In particular the greens were not in good shape at all, which ruins it for me immediately. Many bared spots sprayed green, but not putting friendly. Love the layout, but disappointed in the shape of the greens and I mean almost all of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"sorry greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the green are severe and their overseed was not very good. If you were near or above the hole even the pro's would not 2 putt. All else was good. The greens were built for Bermuda grass i.e slower pace having little winter grass made it tough. So we played take one putt and pick it up!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great challenge"


u411390295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast greens and it will be a lot harder when grass starts to grow. Great layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course at a great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in good shape. The holes give a great variation rather than just similar holes going in different directions. I like to play different courses, but I play this course at least twice a month.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay for price paid. Would prefer to play better courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


sttcapt's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course was actually green, compared to the other courses I've played in the Ocala area due to the lack of rain this fall and early winter. Everything was great! Definitely coming back for a few more rounds!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and Challenging"


loreejl's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that makes you use all your clubs and shots. Love the course!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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