Conceptualized by celebrated golf course designer Tripp Davis and PGA Tour star Tom Lehman, the Golf Club at Ocala Preserve is where golf changes forever. Not only does the course include all the challenges of a traditionally-styled golf course, but its revolutionary routing provides maximum flexibility in terms of playability, challenge, and time commitment. Not least of all, the course’s footprint – on 50 acres as opposed to the 100+ required by conventional, full-size courses – reduces its environmental impact. The result is a course that can be played in multiple ways, each offering a new experience.
Call 352.402.3176 to book your tee time!
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Sunday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Sunday
8:00am – 3:00pm
18-HOLE, PAR-54 SHORT COURSE
This course is designed to challenge the creativity of players of all levels, with holes varying in length from 63 to more than 200 yards. Whether you choose to walk the course or take our golf carts out for a spin, you’ll likely complete the course in under 3 hours, allowing you plenty of time to relax with a cold beer on our lake-view patio.
WELCOMING PUBLIC PLAY
TUESDAY – THURSDAY: $25 WALKING ONLY (+$10 TO RIDE)
18-HOLE, PAR-72 PLAYERS COURSE
Loop twice more – selecting from a number of tee box configurations – to complete the Players Course, and you have yourself a par 72 round of golf that’s USGA handicap approved. It’s a real test of golf, with a relaxed vibe, on a footprint which allows you to complete 18 holes in around 3 and a half hours. If you need a quick pit stop after a loop or two, come on in to Salted Brick for a bite to eat and a cool refreshment. And, when you’re ready to get going again, simply slide back into the natural flow of play.
WELCOMING PUBLIC PLAY
FRIDAY – SUNDAY: $25 WALKING ONLY (+$10 TO RIDE)
6-HOLE, PAR-18 SHORT COURSE
When the Players Course is in use, Members have the opportunity to still enjoy a 6-hole, par-3 only experience we call the Gallery Loop. Able to easily be played in under an hour, the Gallery Loop will test your skills while still getting you done in time for Happier Hour.
MEMBER PLAY ONLY | AVAILABLE DAILY
“The small footprint of 50 acres created a unique challenge for us. The whole idea with Ocala Preserve was how can we create something where you can help people really develop their game without sacrificing traditional golf. Here players can challenge themselves, have fun, make up their own games and by the way, they can earn a USGA handicap playing the six hole loop. I think that’s important”
– Tom Lehman
Join your fellow golf Members for a shotgun start and friendly round. Our Men’s group meets on Wednesdays, the Ladies meet Thursdays, and Couples join forces and meet Sundays. The vibe is fun and relaxed, but don’t be surprised if the competition hots up throughout the season! You must be a member of the league to sign up for the weekly matches. Stop in at the Golf Shop to learn more and to sign up! Members, sign up for your matches below.
We welcome public play 6 days a week on both the Skills Course and Players Course. To reserve your tee time, please call our team at 352.402.3176.
We like to say that there are 24-hole new ways to play. That’s because within the 50 acres of rolling fairways you may play anything from a 6-hole loop to a more traditional 18-hole golf experience.
But wait, there’s more…
The 18-hole (par 3) Skills Course is available Tuesday-Friday while the par 72 Players Course is available Saturday-Sunday.
Yes, to reserve your tee time, please call our team at 352.402.3176. Tee times may be made 10 days in advance on the Players Course and the Skills Course. The Gallery Loop is first come, first serve basis except for days when the Skills Course is accepting tee times.
Our daily fee rate is $25. To reserve your tee time on either the Skills Course or Players Course, please call our team at 352.402.3176.
Absolutely. The courses were designed by accomplished architect and player Tripp Davis along with PGA Tour legend and designer Tom Lehman. Don’t let the 50-acre size fool you – there is real shot value and real design integrity on display throughout the routing. We’re also extremely accessible for the beginner golfer. If you’re looking to enjoy a relaxed round, or try out a few holes, you’ve found the perfect club!
Yes. We now have 10 golf carts in our fleet, with use based on availability and limited to cart path only. However, our golf course was designed in a park-like setting where use of a golf cart isn’t necessary. Distances from green to tee is minimized, and the gently rolling terrain make carrying, pulling, or using a push cart very enjoyable.
“ I've always been intimidated by the difficulty of golf, but playing the Skills Course was a ton of fun. ”
“ Completing a round in less than three hours. If that's what they mean by "hybrid course", I'm in. ”
“ THE IDEA IS TO HELP PEOPLE DEVELOP THEIR GAME WITHOUT SACRIFICING TRADITIONAL GOLF FOR SERIOUS PLAYERS ”
“ Unusual format with challenging layout. Five Stars ”
“ It was the biggest bang for the buck. we were treated like royalty by course staff. would go back in heart beat ”
“ This is a course EVERYONE who golfs, needs to play !!! ”
“ Excellent course if you are looking for a course to work on your irons and short game. Very friendly staff and the course is well maintained. ”