Redefining The Game

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

Golf Shop
Tuesday – Sunday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Tee Times
Tuesday – Sunday
8:00am – 3:00pm

Skills 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.


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.


Gallery Loop


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.


Designed by
Tom Lehman & Tripp Davis

“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

Member Golf Groups

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the golf course private or public?

    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.

  • What do you mean by "hybrid course"?

    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.

    • The Skills Course is an 18-hole, par-3 course designed to challenge players of all levels with holes varying in length from 63 to more than 200 yards.
    • The Players Loop is a 6-hole route complete with one par 3, four par 4’s, and one par 5. Holes vary in length from 155 to 520 yards. With multiple tee box locations, the Players Loop can be enjoyed in roughly 90 minutes.

    But wait, there’s more…

    • The Players Course is three rounds of the Players Loop. It can be completed to provide an 18-hole, par-72 routing that plays to more than 6,600 yards and includes multiple tee complexes, meaning that each 6-hole loop is distinct. And by the way, our Members can earn a USGA handicap playing the 6-hole loop. Pretty cool, right?
    • The Gallery Loop: If you’re pushed for time or just want a quick taste, then the first 6-holes of the Skills Course provide a convenient loop back to the club. Playable in under an hour!
    • The Horse Course: Granted this is more for our Members, but the unique match-play option allows players to select the tees and holes they wish to play in a golf version of the classic basketball game, HORSE. We’re showing off a little, but with a course built for fun, why not!?
  • When can I play?

    The 18-hole (par 3) Skills Course is available Tuesday-Friday while the par 72 Players Course is available Saturday-Sunday.

  • Are there tee times?

    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.

  • Is this "real" golf?

    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!

  • Are there golf carts?

    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. ”

    Ben K., New to the Game

  • “ Completing a round in less than three hours. If that's what they mean by "hybrid course", I'm in. ”

    Kate S., visiting player


    Tom Lehman (he’s kind of a big deal)

  • “ Unusual format with challenging layout. Five Stars ”

    GolfAdvisor Review

  • “ It was the biggest bang for the buck. we were treated like royalty by course staff. would go back in heart beat ”

    GolfAdvisor Review

  • “ This is a course EVERYONE who golfs, needs to play !!! ”

    GolfAdvisor Review

  • “ 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. ”

    GolfAdvisor Review


4021 NW 53rd Avenue Road
Ocala, FL 34482

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Golf Shop

Phone: 352.402.3176