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“Great layout, challange but not impossible”

Ocala National Golf Club
Ranked #11 of 28 Outdoor Activities in Ocala
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Homosassa, Florida
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135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great layout, challange but not impossible”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Traveled with a few others from my home club about an hour to this course now run by Stan Cook, the old Pro from my local course in Homosassa. My first time to play here... and was impressed with the layout. We were treated by a Titleist demo day first introducing some new golf balls and received a mini-sleeve to use as well. Our tee times were met on time.

I liked the hole layout and the topography changes in each hole..... not a flat old Florida floor plan. Most holes were in very nice condition with beautiful greens to putt on. There was 1 hole that was not in great shape due to extreme rains a day or 2 before.... but it was not that bad.....

The locker rooms were clean and inviting as was the pro shop. we did not stay to eat there as one of our group needed to get back home right after the round. All agreed we would return this summer ... several times. All in All... a super nice day.

Visited April 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
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87 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“second day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have to say when entering the neighborhood, I was unsure we made a good decision for this round of golf. I recently heard they infused a lot of money to improve the course, and changed the name to "Ocala National Golf Club". I didn't see too much of Reese Jones in the design, maybe a little< but it is a beautiful older course. The greens were in excellent shape and rolled very good. the fairways were also in excellent shape, except for 13, and 18. those should be cart path only and shortened until they are regrown. Evidently all the rain they had, washed out these two fairways. This course is very player friendly, and wide open in a lot of places. it's not a difficult layout, and a lot of fun.

Visited October 2013
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent condition, slow greens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Played Golden Hills now Ocala National this morning. Course was very wet from overnight rains. That being said the course was in excellent condition. Bunkers that were raked were very soft. The biggest issue was the pace of the greens. Dreadfully slow. Pace of play was good. Back 9 is the tougher of the two 9's. Definately will be back and hope the greens are a little quicker.

Visited August 2013
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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837 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Now called "The National" as it should!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

July= The course is pristine! I saw only two greens with "slight" bare spots. Fairways are great, sandtraps firm, most greens wonderful. Early morning play can be mildly slow, but moves along nicely. Chilled water on every third hole. Refreshment lady drives around. Through the end of July - lunch is included. Have played there five times and loved every time. We WILL return! We understand they have completely re-sodded five greens and have done a wonderful job! Congratulations, Boys!

Visited July 2013
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Hernando, Florida
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Now called Ocala National”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Older style course, with lots of elevation changes. Greens were in great shape. The club house is very nice too.

Visited March 2013
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