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Best golf courses near Ocala, FL

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Ocala, FL. There are 28 courses within a 15-mile radius of Ocala, 22 of which are public courses and 6 are private courses. There are 20 18-hole courses and 8 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club
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When Ron Garl designed Golden Ocala in the 1980s it was believed to be golf's first tribute course. Located in the horse country of live oaks and gentle hills surrounding Ocala, an hour northeast of Orlando, the original 18 possessed holes that Garl designed but others that were approximate replicas of famous holes from around the world including Augusta National's 12th and 13th holes, a version of the Road Hole complete with a stone wall at the corner, the par-3 fourth at Baltusrol, the par-4 third at Oakmont, just to name several.
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Candler Hills Golf Club
Candler Hills Golf Club
Ocala, FL
Situated in Ocala, less than an hour south of Gainesville and the University of Florida, Candler Hills is a sprawling layout that can tip out around 7,300 yards. The course has 89 bunkers, many of which are very large and natural looking, helping the Gordon Lewis layout blend with the surrounding terrain. The course is a great option for fans in Gainesville for a Florida football game and is well worth the drive.
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Ocala National At Golden Hills Country Club
Ocala National is a challenging layout with sprawling century-old oaks and towering pines framing many fairways, requiring strategic shot-making. The course was redesigned by Rees Jones ahead of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
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