Gem In the Woods
Played on Saturday 10/13 at 3:00. $26.50. This is a great course. Tee boxes great, fairways great, bunkers great. Greens were great, running about 10 on the stimpmeter. Great variety of holes with some very scenic Par 3's, Las Vegas style, waterfalls, etc. My favorite hole is #8. Course has some elevation, not spectacular but still nice for Florida. Drains well after raining so don't let a shower deter you from playing here. If it were closer to Tampa I'd play it quite often, but at 100 miles not practical, but do it at least 2-3 times a year. Great track, play it I promise you'll enjoy it. Bar and restaurant staff worth a visit too.
October 15, 2012
If you get a deal here, Take It!
Summer golf in Florida is a challenge. Juliet Falls makes the challenges of hot weather worth it. It is one of those courses that have all the qualitites for people who like elevation change, challenging bunker placement and quick, true greens.
Sometimes while playing Juliet, I realized this is more of a desert layout in which you would find in Arizona, Palm Springs even. And the greens, even in the summer months, they are quick, well maintained and if you end up on the wrong side of the hole and grain, you better have a good short stick.
When the snowbirds get back, and the seasonal rates kick in, it is worth every penny if you find a decent rate under $50. The rangers are always cordial, and the staff is nice throughout the house. I can't really comment on the food, but my playing partners have never complained. Also, there is a full service cabana at the turn which is well stocked.
My conclusion of Juliet Falls is: A treat to play, challenging, (Viking Tips, they make it a long track!) and not what you expect when palying in Florida unless you play in and around the Ocala and Dunellon area. My good friend even threw a hole in one on #3, from 185yds. The plaque was bought and is prominently on his wall. Yes, he did get the round at the 19th.
October 6, 2012
A real hidden gem!
We played the course after having very little rain for several weeks even so, the grass was in good shape except in the roughs which were a bit thin and the greens were excellent and fast. The course layout is really nice and suits my eye. The scenery is lovely. It is hard to think of a more beautiful course layout. It is back in the sticks, so to speak, but getting there affords some lovely sight-seeing. You will enjoy this course!
April 4, 2013
Nice layout , fast greens and tight lies in the rough as well as the fairways , really enjoyed playing it !
April 4, 2013
Great layout and value
Great course for $40, especially considering our green fee included lunch and a beer. Greens were in great shape, although the fairways were a bit off. There is plenty of sand around to eat golf balls and the greens are large and tricky, but this course is a blast to play when you're playing well. You can make some birdies, but double bogeys lurk everywhere. I've played every course in Marion County, and this one is in my top three. The starter/ranger could've been a little nicer.
April 3, 2013
The course was in good condition for this time of year. I
Juliette Falls is always a challenging course. I shoot from the silver tees and the par threes are alright vicious. But all-in-all, good day on the course. Also watch out for the hard and fast greens.
March 17, 2013
Beautiful course that I enjoyed playing but have issue with charge for booking
My credit card was charged for making this tee time. I did not mind this but thought the amount would be deducted from my green fee but it was not. Did not realized that I would be charged for booking my tee time on line and thus I will no longer do my green fees on line with you.
February 26, 2013
Nice course in great shape.
A very nice course without too much trouble - very picturesque and in great shape. I had played this course 3 years ago and this time it was in much better shape. (Almost perfect)
Play it if you get a chance - you will enjoy it and you'll have some good birdie opportunities.
February 25, 2013
Challenging Greens Nice Layout
After playing a couple of the area golf community courses, it was a nice surprise to find holes that actually have character. Juliette has great mix of dog legs, up hill, down hill, with sand and water that can comes into play. the greens were tricky. Unfortunately the course was very dry and scared. Also, Guys don't play Sunday afternoon and expect a quick round!!!!
February 11, 2013
A 5 Star layout with large undulating greens and wide fairways with no housing present.
Course is in excellent playing condition with good grass on fairways and greens in excellent condition. Tee boxes are flat with good grass. A very aesthetically pleasing course with waterfall features on two holes. Very well maintained. It could provide a few more ball washers but this is something that more and more (even good) courses seem to be lacking these days. Overall a great value for the money, whatever the deal you get on GolfNow.
January 31, 2013
Great golf course. Looks like the type of course the pro's would play. Ian Baker-FinchMarker on the 11th fairway confirms.
Great course! Picturesque. A golf architechts success story. I plan to play Juliette Falls many times while I'm here in Florida.
January 31, 2013
nice course layout
challenging holes..fast, undulating greens..fairways cut short and no grass to speak of to hit off.. fairways were hard with lots of roll and bounce off fairway...
January 23, 2013
This course was a joy to play. Very pretty scenery throughout. Relatively easy to play provided you choose the proper tees. I played this course with my dad and he chose to play the white tees and I played from the championship tees. Pretty easy course to play aside from some difficult par three's. Greens were in pretty good shape. Kinda hard and a little on the dry side which made for some interesting bounces and made it a little difficult to control the ball on short pitch shots around the green. Overall I loved the course and will definately be going back. I will say that the carts need some work or they need to be turned in as battery issues took some time away from our round. We had to exchange carts twice during our round with the replacements not being much better than our original. Other than that it was a great time. Great practice facility as well. I wish I lived closer and could take advantage of it.
January 22, 2013
Not a course for handicaps over 20. Requires good sand player. A must to play from correct tees. Beautiful landscape.
January 17, 2013
Very unusual course and will get your attention.
This is a very different course. Extremely unusual course with extremely large, small shell, waste areas. Most of them you can drive your your cart into, play your ball, and then drive right out. Greens are in excellent shape but very difficult to play as they are fast, and very hard to read - multiple breaks. I would highly recommend this course.
January 11, 2013
Juliette Falls Golf Course
This course is challenging but not so much that the average golfer would spend a great amount of time looking for golf balls. It is open enough for the average player to enjoy the game. Play was at an excellent pace. It is a very scenic course. There is water and sand which make it challenging but very fair. If you are in the area, it is a must play course. You will really like it. I played last fall and it was my first choice for a course to play in January. I will play it again.
January 10, 2013
The greens were in good shape. They held long iron approach shots well and rolled decently. They had good speed but weren't super fast. Over 7k from the tips but very playable. Not many forced carries. Wide landing areas that allowed you to work the ball off the tee to set up an interesting variety of approach shots.
January 9, 2013
Exellent day on one of my favorite courses
Played straight through without waiting on any hole. while course was over seeded. it was in great condition. A great time for my entire threesome.
January 9, 2013
This course is bitter sweet
Novice player would find it very challenging. Hence, a bitter sweet experience. Would recommend going during the week at this skill level. So you will not feel as rushed with the players behind you. Enjoy the challenge and your surroundings.
January 5, 2013
Not worth the drive.
The course is beautiful and well maintained. A joy to play. Let's just get that out of the way. We got hung up in traffic on the drive up (2 hour drive) and I called to let them know and was treated like they were doing me a favor by letting me out later. When we arrived, there was hardly anyone to be seen and no wait on the tee, so they weren't busy. They had an app to use for yardages and hole layout which I like. However, the app was poorly designed and required too much effort to use. We then paid a very non-energetic, "wish I were somewhere else" member of the shop staff, that seemed like we were interrupting her time talking with girls in the bar. Everything got better once we got on the course right? Wrong. We saw the beverage cart in the parking lot but apparently she was coming in and we never saw her once we got out there. We then proceeded to follow the rudest group I have ever followed on a golf course...ever! The entire course was open in front of them all day and they never let us play through. We waited on every shot. The website says it all. They have an ad for a ranger/starter on the main page. Let me tell you, they desperately need to fill that position. The course was great and I enjoyed the challenge. As a former PGA Professional, I would recommend a major overhaul of the staff or at least some proper training for them. No golfer would have ever had an experience like this at one of my clubs. The course will only get you so far, the golf staff and f&b staff are your last point of contact and they have to sell golfers on the idea of coming back. Especially when you are so far off the beaten path.
December 31, 2012
Love playing this track. Very challenging with great greens
Only gave course condition medium grade because they are having smal issues with the greens like every other course in the area. They are otherwise in excellent shape, fast and true. Crew was picking up leaves off course which makes finding errant shots much easier. Definitely a must play course in the Ocala area.
December 21, 2012
Juliette Falls is a nice layout and player friendly. It is challenging enough for most golfers.The fairways are nice with overseed.
The greens are lush and run a bit slow for my taste. My wife loved the speed,or lack of.It might be on an alternate day mowing cycle, because I could feel noticeable tips on the greens.The pace will probably vary depending upon who one plays behind. A slow group of super seniors let us through on the 7th hole mercifully.Good value through Golf Now.
December 19, 2012
the survey doesn't allow me to move the slide bar to the spot where I wish to go, for example the pace of play bar, the course difficulty bar and the staff friendliness bar, they are all high because I could set it anywhere but high or average so I set it high.
In saying that, the course if a favourite of mine and I always enjoy playing it.
December 17, 2012
A wondeful golf course!
We had visited the course several weeks back as a visual "preview." It was impressive at that time. On playing it this past week (Dec 12), it is more than impressive, a Keeper! Its greens are manicured and run very true, not to be confused with easy. The fairways are an eye-catching green, even for this time in Florida. And, at times, it is difficult to determine the "signature hole" for the course, there are at least 4 that capture the visual and playing characteristics of Juliette Falls.
December 13, 2012
never have been dissapointed at this course. always in very good shape and not overcrowded after 11 am
December 9, 2012
excellent and enjoyable , can't wait to play there again
excellent in every way. thx for the experence.condition and challenge were excellent
December 9, 2012
This is the best coarse around marion county.
The fairways are almost like greens. The greens are very fast and are in perfect condition A+!!!12/08/2012
December 9, 2012
What a gem.. Great shape for time of year. Best greens I have seen around area. Friendly staff. My fav course I have played so far. Would def play again. Hopefully soon....
December 8, 2012
course was great. very busy for a Tuesday would definately play again
December 5, 2012
The staff was so welcoming and appreciative. .
Lunch was incredible, the course was amazing and the people had no stuffed shirts. Range was in great shape. Fairways were manicured greens were awesome. We had a wonderful time experiencing the whole facility. Look forward to going again soon.
December 5, 2012