This is a typical trees-and-bunkers golf course. There is no water. The greens are large and gentle. Somewhat uneven ground ... More
Marion Oaks Country Club
This is a typical trees-and-bunkers golf course. There is no water. The greens are large and gentle. Somewhat uneven ground yields some interesting uphill and downhill shots. The par-3s are 170 yards on the front nine and 208 yards on the back nine. The par-5s are short, and the par-4s are long only from the Blue tees. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged. The green fees are subject to change.
As we drove into the Marion Oaks development we were pretty disappointed in the condition of most of the homes there. Almost all of them had patchy lawns, junk in the yards and the street was a broken pot-holed strip of asphalt. That should have been a precurser to what the course was like. The picture of the clubhouse on the website looks great. But when you get there the grass around the clubhouse is thin and what is growing is knee high weeds. If you're going to care for anything at a golf course the entry and the clubhouse should be #1. We should have turned around and gone somewhere else right then. As we drove to the first tee we had already decided we would never play there again. The course itself is a great design. The greens were really pretty good. But tee boxes, fairways and rough (patchy weeds among areas of sand and hard pan) were dismal, although the bunkers had apparently been groomed that morning. The staff seemed like hirees off the street who had no knowledge or interest in golf. In fact, we stood around waiting to pay while the three girls there ate cake and gossiped. However, the girl on the drink cart was cute. As for the FREE Warrior Club, they were out and I was told they may get some in a couple of weeks. When I made the reservation I was told they might be there by Friday, the day we played. As I looked back over the reviews I noticed that back in 2007 this must have been a pretty nice course. But in the past 4 years it has really gone downhill, just as the surrounding development has turned seedy. Would I go back there again? FREE would be overpriced.
It is the worst course I have ever played in my life. Greens, tees, fairways are horrible. The said thing is that it could be a top notch golf course; the layout is superb, one of the best. But the conditions are, as I said, terrible.
The course is in terrible condition: greens, fairways, tees, and rough. The worst I've ever experienced. The golf was awful. Little surprise that my auto was the only one in the parking lot on a beautiful day.
I love to live here and i love the views. has so much green around. It's very different from N.Y.. WAS SO GRAY...
It's so calm here that takes awhile to get used to but after that nobody wants to go back north anymore.
And the weather... ...Fantastic!!!
The appealing thing about Ocala is it is NOT like the rest of Florida. It has beautiful rolling hills, horse farms and citrus orchards. PLUS it has FLORIDA weather. You can golf every month of the year. Great value in housing. We love it.
This place is awful. Quickly becoming a Schenectady, NY #2. Far from beaches, not 45 mins from Orlando thats an urban myth, it's more like an hour and a half.
People are flocking here because of the cheap prices and blah blah blah. Moving here would be a grave mistake.
Central Florida is not FLORIDA if you get what I mean. It's just another place. There's no Florida here.