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.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 25, 2007. Ranked 26th, 2011-'12. Ranked 27th, 2013-'14. Ranked 29th, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 30, 2005, 2009-'10.
Current ranking: 48th.