Marion County has a wealth of golf clubs. With crisp manicured greens, beautiful vistas, and a variety of challenging course layouts, it is now wonder that golfers from all over the country flock to central Florida for premier golfing. To find out about golf clubs in the vicinity of our hotel, please check out the course descriptions below.
Ocala National Golf Club
4782 Northwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL * (352) 629-7981
This private Championship 18-hole course was designed by Rees Jones and is located in the heart of horse country. It has many event facilities including a ballroom that seats 250 people, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fitness center, and a pro golf shop. Ocala National is known for hosting many notable golf events such as the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships.
Ocala Municipal Golf Course
3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL *(352) 401-6917
Conveniently located on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, Florida, the Ocala Municipal Golf Course offers a paradise of Bermuda grass fairways, Emerald Dwarf Bermuda grass greens, 5 sets of tees, and 34 sand bunkers. A practice facility is available and includes a driving range, putting green, short game area, and bunkers. Rental clubs and golf carts are available upon request. Traditional golf attire is required.
Candler Hills Golf Course
8137 SW 90th Terrace Road, Ocala, FL *(352) 861-9712
The beautiful Candler Hills Golf Course, designed by Gordon Lewis, is located within On Top of the World Communities, one of Florida’s premier retirement communities. Among its other significant attributes, Candler Hills is a Par-72 Championship Golf Course. Practice areas are available for both shot-making long and short options. Candler Hills is a semi-private course offering five tees ranging from 4,877 to 7,333 yards and contains the longest par 5 in Florida.
Country Club at Silver Springs Shores
633 Silver Rd, Ocala, FL * (352) 687-2828
This semi-private, par-72 course offers a challenging game for any golfer. The combination of several different landscapes means that you will play through both parkland and typical Florida settings. This Desmond Muirhead designed course has a rating of 73.5 and a slope rating of 133 on grass. Additionally, the course offers a large clubhouse with banquet facilities perfect for weddings or other such events. A golf shop is also available on-site.
Baseline Golf Course and Lighted Driving Range
9000 Southeast 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL * (352) 245-4414
The stunning scenery of Ocala’s Baseline Golf Course will inspire your golf game. Perfectly manicured greens are juxtaposed with stylish tropical landscaping and a view that goes on forever. Golf cart trails are well maintained and allow easy access throughout the course. This public course does not do tee times, you just walk on. Prices are Baseline are exceptionally reasonable and as are concessions at the course snack bar. A lighted driving range allows play until 9pm.
Huntington Golf Club
799 Marion Oaks Manor, Ocala, FL * (352) 347-3333
This semi-private golf club boasts a Par-72 of Bermuda grass greens, and Bermuda grass fairways and tees. Landscaping includes tree-lined fairways and various elevation changes. An on-site golf shop and restaurant offer golfers the opportunity to purchase needed equipment or snacks throughout the day.
Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club
16 Golf View Drive, Ocala, FL * (352) 680-0269
Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club offers a secluded woodland setting in Central Florida. This semi-private golf club offers tight fairways that encircle beautiful Lake Diamond, a steep slope, and a #9 hole that was featured as one of the best in Marion County. Additionally, Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club offers a practice range, a pro golf shop, and a snack shop.
Marion Oaks Golf & Country Club
430 Marion Oaks Golf Way, Ocala, FL * (352) 347-1271
Marion Oaks offers 18 holes of manicured Bermuda grass greens, tree-lined fairways, and tricky sand bunkers. This championship golf course is a Par-72 and provides ample elevation changes with rolling topography. Marion Oaks has an on-site practice facility as well as a pro shop and clubhouse with event hosting available.
Royal Oaks Country Club
11220 SW 69th Circle, Ocala, FL * 352.861.1818
This challenging course will offer you 6,703 yards of manicured greens, changing slope angles, hazards, interesting approaches, and towering old Blue Jack Oaks and Slash Pines lining the fairways. The front nine and back nine of this stunningly beautiful Par-72 course is very different. The front nine are more secluded and feature 35-foot elevation changes whereas the back nine offers a meadow landscape. Royal Oaks also boasts a notable clubhouse restaurant which offers light meals during the day and fine dining in the evenings. Live music is provided in the clubhouse on weekends.
Ocala Palms Golf & Country Club
5174 NW 26th St, Ocala, FL * (352) 732-4653
The Ocala Palms Golf Course is nestled into a beautiful country club and retirement community. This Par-72 course features 18 holes of green fairways, ponds, sparkling waterfalls, white sand bunkers, old growth oak trees, and interesting topography that offers a challenge to skilled and amateur golfers alike. Ocala Palms is a semi-private course that offers four sets of tees and is open seven days a week. A pro shop is available on-site.
Pine Oaks of Ocala
2201 Northwest 21st Street, Ocala, FL * (352) 401-6940
This municipal Par-72 golf course offers amazing greens, landscaping, and wildlife to delight you during your game. Flowering trees in bloom provide a stunning background to this 18-hole course. A practice facility with full driving range and 4 acres of short-game area will help you hone your skills. Unlike most Ocala courses, Pine Oaks offers Disc Golf, a fast growing sport similar in principle to golf. Additionally Pine Oaks offers a snack bar and a fully stocked golf pro shop.
The Country Club of Ocala
6823 Southeast 12th Circle Ocala, FL * (352) 237-6644
This Par-72, 18-hole course was designed by Steve Nugent, and showcases the best golfing that Ocala has to offer. The Country Club of Ocala has hosted USGA, State Golf Association, and regional PGA events amongst others. A full tournament schedule is posted along with regular charitable events. The Country Club of Ocala also hosts a state-of-the-art practice facility which includes three putting greens, instructional tee, a short game practice area, a private practice tee, and a full driving range with complimentary range balls. A pro golf store and restaurant are available on-site.