Kings Ridge Golf Club - Kings Course

3.6542411765 3.7 stars from 5 (934)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6269 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

  • 1950 Kings Ridge Boulevard, Clermont, Florida 34711, Lake County
  • (352) 242-4653
  • (352) 242-6345
  • kingsridgegc.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Lloyd Clifton (1996)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Kings Ridge Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Emerald 71 6269 yards 69.2 118
Sapphire 71 5924 yards 67.4 114
Diamond 71 5586 yards 65.8 110
Gold 71 5173 yards 64.0 105
Ruby 71 4564 yards 65.2 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 934 Reviews
5 stars:
218
4 stars:
478
3 stars:
156
2 stars:
48
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

818 out of 927 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Best public course in Clermont. By a mile"


u051805881's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you play in Claremont, play this course. It is the best in town by a long shot. Yes there are a few weeds on the green, yes there are a few tee boxes that need work, yes there are some weeds in the fairways, but this course is the best in town hands-down. It seems they are in the midst of taking out some trees. Once they clean up the debris and get rid of some of the weeds it would be the best place to play. Looking forward to playing here again soon. People in the pro shop were nice. They could improve the signage a little. A good little fun course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My heart hurts...."


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kings Ridge Champion course "was" always our favorite. We had an 11;00 tee time and we basically the only ones out there besides a man we let play through. Now I know why. The greens are terrible, too many patches of some sort of weed that's flattened out and there some other kind of greenery around the greens and on the greens that causes your ball to slow down. AND they are cutting trees and some of the areas the cart paths are blocked, plus the noise of the cutters/equipment. We had a good pace but, frustrating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nice layout, good greens, fairways need some work"


u314160569076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, like the layout, lots of elevation changes and rolling hills which isn't common in FL. The greens were large and in good shape..The fairways could use some attention, weeds, bare patches, ground under repair are noticeable but wouldn't prohibit me from playing there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don’t Bother"


Anthony4589359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At one time this was probably a nice course. Unfortunately, the owners have chosen not to put any money into it. The course is in horrible condition. Nothing about this course is worth the money. Don’t bother playing this dump unless you are a beginner. Almost anything else would be better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Overall average"


u000004110623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2020
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally I would be excited to play 19 holes, but the fact that the signage was so poor I played 9 twice offsets this. Seriously, someone should really redo the signs. The parking sign coming in has you parking as far away from the pro shop as possible. The cart return sign is only visible when you come around the cart shack and is facing the other direction where you can only see it as you come up on it. Course was very beat up in some areas, but mostly just average condition. I enjoyed the layout of the greens, though they need some TLC.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Better than Expected"


kdndbd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have not played Kings Ridge for almost a year due to the reviews. I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. The course was in good shape. The greens were moderately fast and rolled true. It is actually in better shape now than many courses in the area. I will be putting it back in my weekly course rotation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Hawkeye26's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very poor no information about airverification of the green


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Did not state that the greens were aerated."


u314159333389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually a nice place to play but they are charging full price for greens fees when you cannot putt on the greens. There was no mention of aeration on Golf now and the director of golf, Bobby did nothing for me once I told him about it. He said it was Golfnows fault. That's pretty crappy business to not warn people of the conditions and charge full price! Then offer range balls???? I guess business is great and they don't care about lying to people to get them out there. Really disappointing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Buyer Beware"


tomt32707's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Arrived early for our tee time. I had booked a threesome but was told I had a foursome all in my name. Told staff that was incorrect but they didn’t seem interested. Insisted we ride two in a cart OR PAY A $10 UPCHARGE!!! Spoke to the manager and he just kept repeating “it’s our policy”. Front nine was closed and we had to play the back twice. I asked if we could go out early but we’re told we had to wait until our tee time to allow golfers to make the turn but we didn’t see any any evidence of that. Also , every golfer we saw was one in a cart. I asked if they all paid the upcharge and they all said no. My friend and I were the only ones on the course that were doubled up. Around our tee time I asked if the “fourth” had arrived and he said no, but a fifth(?) had arrived. When asked how we could have a 5th when there was no 4th I was told he actually had the tee time after us and was already sent out even though we had been waiting over 30 minutes. In light of all this I asked again for a separate cart and. was told by the manager “If you don’t mind, I’m in a meeting”! I found the manager’s attitude totally unwilling to appease the customer even after mishandling our booking. The course was in mediocre condition although I do like the layout but it will likely be a while before I return there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"One of our fave....."


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy Kings Champ, it's only 15 minutes from home. The tee boxes could be improved otherwise, always a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



krkbowl47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor conditions"


kstrink's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course could be nice if it were kept up. Tee boxes were overgrown with weeds. Fairways were the same. The greens were a little more mixed. Some were pretty good, others had patches of weeds and dirt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u314160296624's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u314159902343's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2020
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"JR"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREAT VALUE FOR THE PRICE. FAIRWAYS WERE GOOD AND GREENS WERE BETTER THAN A LOT OF OTHER LOCAL COURSES.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Last minute selection"


lsu84jrs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

I booked this round the night before. Not bad for the money. Some of the course could use some care. There were several areas that had significant weeds. The greens were better than average though a bit slow. Interesting layout. The back 9 is shorter than the front. It helped that I was paired with someone who had played the course before. They gave tips on what to avoid as some of the hazards are hidden.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor conditions in bad policies"


Ronald9905865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I like played this course with a friend. When we arrived at course after booking through golf now we were told that there was a $10 fee if we wanted to play with separate carts. We are both covid-19 at risk so require separate carts. I find this policy to be fundamentally inappropriate during times of unemployment, plague and financial hardship .what happened to we are in this together?

By the way there were plenty of carts available, no wonder they have always had a reputation as not being costumer friendly for years.

I think it is unpatriotic to up charge like this at the checkin counter with no previous notice.

I will always look for other alternatives And try to discourage other golfers from playing there


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Our fave....."


SHASHI60's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great day at Kings Ridge. A few greens were fast but, I have to be more productive in hitting my ball up so it'll stick to the green and not roll to much. Otherwise, it's always a great course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000260016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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