How Many Golf Courses in The Villages?

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The Villages Florida is a community of retirement neighborhoods that are located in Florida, USA. The senior citizen community is located about an hour north of Orlando and is famous for its extensive number of golf courses and other amenities.

Course difficulties range from chip and putt entry-level to eighteen hole tracks that challenge the most advanced player.

There are a variety of golf courses with various characteristics and styles, all of which are complemented by gorgeous views, lovely greens, and fairways. In addition to the golf courses, there are three full-time golf academies that work with all skill levels.

Finding information about the facilities can be difficult with this many independent golf courses so we have summarized common questions here.

Also, check out the below video which explains all about life at The Villages and future plans!

What is the Total Number of Golf Courses in the Villages?

There are a total of fifty-six (56) golf courses in The Villages. Options include chip and putt, nine-hole, and eighteen-hole courses. Executive courses, mostly nine holes, are almost all primarily par 3’s and short par 4’s. There are a total of forty-four (44) Executive courses.

Championship courses are full-length eighteen-hole rounds that can challenge the most formidable players.

Some of the Championship courses are designed with 27 holes and there are a total of twelve (12) Championship courses.

Did you know – there are more than 648 holes of golf at The Villages Florida

How Many Executive Golf Courses are in the Villages?

The Villages in Florida boasts an impressive forty-four (44) golf course that is spread throughout its vast properties. These courses are open every single day. Many of the properties are grouped in clusters of three unique and independent courses for a total of twenty-seven holes.

Routine maintenance schedules ensure that the golf courses are in as good shape as possible and ensures their condition all year long.

Silver Lake Executive Golf Course, the first Executive course opened in 1987.

A new golf course has opened almost every single year since then. Two new golf courses opened in 2019, Belmont Executive Golf Course and Churchill Greens Executive Course.

The most recent executive golf course added to The Village’s portfolio is called Lowland Executive Golf Course.

It is a Par 29 course that ranges from 1075 to 1600 yards (depending on tee box selection).

It is billed as one of their most picturesque new courses due to its location along the Hogeye Preserve, a historic natural Florida water basin that connects with Fenney Spring.

Another recent opening at The Villages is their new ‘pitch and putt’ course.

Marsh View Pitch & Putt is designed for first-time golfers. The longest hole is over 100 yards and the shortest is only 40 yards.

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How Much Does It Cost to Golf in The Villages Florida?

Executive golf courses are free to play for the resident members of The Villages in Florida. Championship course fees range from $12-$34 for Priority Members and $15-$45 for Resident Members. Those price ranges vary heavily depending on when you want to play during the day.

Non-residents can expect to pay a higher premium than The Villages residents or guests of residents.

The course fees range from $20-$57 and those price ranges vary heavily depending on the time of day.

Executive course greens fees for guests and nonresidents range from $7-$11 depending on the time of year and a cart costs $4 per round.

Unlimited play is available at the 18-hole rate after the afternoon water-shed period.

This is a first come first serve system and can begin as early as 3PM (depending on the specific course). Golf cart rental is not unlimited, however, and will be charged according to holes played.

Early Bird tee times can be booked from 7 AM onwards on some of the courses, and this needs to be arranged by calling the Pro Shop.

The Villages offer a gracious rain check system. If inclement weather forces course closure, players will be granted a full round of 18 if the players group has not teed off on Hole 5. If you have already teed off past Hole 5, you automatically receive a 9 hole raincheck.

Can Guests Play Golf in The Villages Florida?

Guests can play golf in The Villages, although they must pay for applicable greens and cart fees.

All guests must obtain and present an appropriate guest pass.

Guests can expect to pay a higher premium than The Villages residents. The course fees range from $18-$54.

Executive course greens fees for guests and nonresidents range from $7-$11 depending on the time of year and a cart costs $4 per round.

Unlimited play is available at the 18-hole rate during the evening.

This is a first come first serve system and can begin as early as 3 PM (depending on the specific course).

Golf cart rental is not unlimited, however, and will be charged according to holes played.

Some of the golf courses offer an early bird tee time (starting at 7 AM) and must be scheduled by calling the Pro Shop directly. You must request these tee times a few days in advance.

The Villages offer a gracious rain check system. If inclement weather forces course closure, players will be granted a full round of 18 if the player’s group has not teed off on Hole 5.

If you have already teed off past Hole 5, you automatically receive a 9 hole raincheck.

How Do I Book a Tee Time in the Villages?

You can book a tee time at The Villages using their automated tee time system up to seven days in advance of your round. You can also book a tee tie by calling the pro shop or starter building.

You must use the automated tee time system to book tee times in advance.

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Residents are invited to attend The Villages’ Good Golf School, where the tee time system is discussed in detail.

A need for a more robust booking system became more and more important as new golf courses opened on The Villages properties.

Tee time reservations are allocated 3 days in advance. Priority for tee times is determined by how many “Placement points” you have, which can vary depending on what type of package deal that you have.

Can You Rent Golf Clubs in the Villages Florida?

All Championship standard golf courses at The Villages in Florida rent golf clubs and other equipment for around $15 per round. 

There are many retail shops that offer golf clubs for sale. There are many services that will provide high-quality golf club sets to players.

They work by delivering the golf club set of your choice to the location you want them.

Full golf club set rentals come along with complimentary towels and extras.

Most services also offer the option to rent individual clubs (a driver, for example, or just irons) and have them delivered the same way as a complete set of golf clubs.

These services do request that you call in advance (at a minimum two days) to ensure that they can ship you golf clubs to the right address the day before your rounds begin.

They make it easy to return the equipment when you are done with it. Simply place the label that they provided with your set of golf clubs onto the box that they were shipped in.

You then leave the entire package at your golf course pro shop or hotel front desk so that they can be placed in the mail cycle.

Can Non-Residents Golf At the Villages?

Non-residents can play golf in The Villages, although they must pay for applicable greens and cart fees. A non-resident is a person that resides outside of The Villages properties.

Non-residents can expect to pay a higher premium than The Villages residents.

The course fees range from $20-$57. Executive course greens fees for guests and nonresidents range from $7-$11 depending on the time of year and a cart costs $4 per round.

During the evening, you may play as many times as you want for the same price.

This is a first come first serve system and can begin as early as 3 PM (depending on the specific course).

Golf cart rental is not unlimited, however, and will be charged according to holes played.

Early Bird tee times can be booked from 7 AM onwards on some of the courses, and this needs to be arranged by calling the Pro Shop.

You must request these tee times a few days in advance.

The Villages offer a gracious rain check system. If inclement weather forces course closure, players will be granted a full round of 18 if the player’s group has not teed off on Hole 5.

If you have already teed off past Hole 5, you automatically receive a 9 hole raincheck.