Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

3.0853764706 3.1 stars from 5 (1094)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7005 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. No denim. Collared shirts required.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7005 yards 71.9 124
Gold 71 6581 yards 69.4 119
Blue 71 6143 yards 67.5 113
White 71 5695 yards 65.5 108
White (W) 71 5695 yards 71.4 129
Green 71 5035 yards 63.0 101
Green (W) 71 5035 yards 67.9 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1094 Reviews
5 stars:
204
4 stars:
454
3 stars:
254
2 stars:
110
1 stars:
72

recommend this course

837 out of 1089 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"O SO SAD"


crainiac's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This used to be such a nice track. The layout is great and the greens were in pretty good shape. The fairways, rough and traps were pathetic. Zero maintenance and horrible drainage issues.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Golf now booking"


u314160755682's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Why do you need golf now yo book courses then get charged a fee when you get there? This happened at Sanctuary ridge and Metro West. Seems that GN is a waste.

GN should inform you that all fees are not covered when you set a tee time and how much more you will pay when if you still want to play that course. Looking forward to your response.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u314160486303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello, u314160486303. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.



u314160896923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sanctuary Ridge in Clermont Florida is the worst Course I’ve ever played on it’s in such bad shape it shouldn’t even be open for business. No matter how cheap it is it is not worth it trust me


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course needs love"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bunkers have no sand. Fairways are worn out. Greens were fair. It’s a little sad the course had to have been beautiful at one time. With all the elevation changes in it’s prime it had to be quite the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Dannytran2818's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello, Dannytran2818. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.


"Better than it was 6 months ago"


golfhog2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course needs water. It is dry with patches of green. It needs the bunkers to be redone and some omitted. It needs someone to pull the crap grass. It needs mowing in a couple spots. Plusses... The greens roll consistently. They're working on the greens to get them better and you can tell. few greens are spot free but the main thing is number 18 rolls as nicely as #1 and all in-between.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/14/2020

Hello, golfhog2. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club!


"Terrible condtion"


Rob1stbaseman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very nice and friendly. I played this course a few months ago and it was in good condition. The course is in very bad condition now. I would not go back nor recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


Infinitygcs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played here numerous times in the past and this is by far the worst condition course right now. Fairways and greens have not been maintained need to be cut, dry patchy..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Larry4007440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/14/2020

Hi Larry4007440. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (352) 243-0411 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club!


"Great Elevation, conditions need a lot of help"


Jacknthebucs's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve played here 30-40 times. Staff is almost always friendly. 7 years ago this was the best course in West central Florida. It has been on the decline since then. Some greens were in great condition but most fairways were dead grass. The bunkers were unkept, most green side buckers were more grass than sand. I think the course could be brought back but would take some money and talent. I will still play it, it’s close to home and I love the elevation.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good price course rough"


u000008212116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course but the fairways and majority of the bunkers are in very rough condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2020

Hello, u000008212116. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club!



Inkinu3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/31/2020

Hello, Inkinu3. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club.


Commented on 08/30/2020

Played here many time since it opened..One of my favorite.

But it's gone now ... wondering why management doesn't post a statement.. Are you waiting to sell to housing track? Come on guys... fix up the place or close it.. Stop taking golfer's money !!!


"Yikes!!!"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay so the course is in terrible condition and I am not saying that because someone made me upset, but the course really is bad shape from tee to green on every hole. I wish it wasn't so, but it is. The course has a great layout, with rolling terrain and some of the elevation changes are spectacular for a Florida course, but it is poor shape. The carts are not the best either, mine and another person in our foursome had no windshield which sucked because it started to rain very hard.

My positives are everyone is very cordial and the course layout. You have to play here at least once and just imagine if it was in great shape, just block out the cow pasture look.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u314160658823's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition today. The play was slow because lots of people playing today.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/26/2020

Thank you for your review, u314160658823. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Kind of Rough Shape"


jburgstiner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course but not the greatest shape. Normally in good shape but not that day......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


CamGolfer9892's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course a few years ago and it’s just not the same.

Fairways have inconsistent grass and bald spots. If your ball is anywhere off the fairway good luck finding it. The greens were in just a bad a shape. Sandy and inconsistent. Bunkers are absolutely garbage. I’m not even sure if you can call them bunkers. ( it’s clear they were struggling here before covid)

It’s a real shame the conditions are so poor because they terrain is great and provides a great challenge for up and down hill holes. There are drivable greens because the terrain slopes down so hard. It’s go a lot of potential but definitely needs so TLC.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course undermaintained"


steven122's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways full of holes and weeds, greens had Sandune‘s in them, tee boxes not maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"I should’ve listened to other bad reviews!"


Souzafamilygolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

As my husband said ‘they should’ve payed us to play here!’!

No fairways whatsoever...all weeds, dead grass, dirt, random sand. Tee boxes were mounds of dirt. Every bunker had no sand added to it and grass growing out of it. Their description says they are like Scotland with interesting course layout...well, I’ve never been to Scotland but I highly doubt it’s ANYTHING like it! Odd layout, a lot of blind shots, disgusting lack of care of the facility, dangerous lack of proper cart paths and lack of direction to holes.

Also...staff WAS NOT social distancing or wearing a mask! I did not feel comfortable in that regard at all.

On back 9 the only restroom facility was one port a potty.

I should’ve listened to other reviews but wanted to see for myself...it’s a two golf clubs down . Go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great views"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very good, fairways were so so. Course needs just a little touch up here and there to make it great again. Every hole is challenging, weather your hitting down to the hole or up to it. The views from some of the tee boxes were awesome. For the price you can’t go wrong.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi golferinflorida! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!



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