The Top Golf Courses in The Villages, Florida to Play & Live Near

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The Villages, Florida is a retirement community that is famous for its recreation and the unbeatable Active Adult lifestyle it offers its 55 Plus residents.

It’s also loved for the overabundance of opportunities it provides to enjoy one of Florida’s most favorite past times – golf.

There is no better way to enjoy 55 Plus living than by getting out on the links showered by sunshine and enjoying good company, making the area a top destination for Active Adults and leading them to seek their very own home for sale in The Villages, Florida.

A Look at The Villages, Florida Golf

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Did you know there are over 640 holes of golf available for residents to play in The Villages, Florida? The area offers over thirty executive 9-hole courses in addition to 10+ championship courses. Most courses consist of three-par holes with a few four and five par holes. 

Not quite an expert when it comes to the game, but eager to learn to play and take advantage of the area’s prime golfing? A premier golf academy offers private and group lessons for beginners looking to learn from scratch or experienced players who want to improve or sharpen their game. 

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Famous courses designed by PGA and LPGA players also exist in The Villages, FL, and make the area a one-of-kind destination for golf. Seasoned golfers will love the challenges presented at these famous courses.

Looking for your perfect piece of The Villages, FL to take advantage of the golf-loving lifestyle? Here are some of the top courses in the area, what makes them unique, and where they are located to help you take advantage of the best golf in The Villages, Florida! 

Sandhill Executive Golf Course


2580 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162

Golfers of all handicaps can play this exquisite course known for its many sand bunkers and staggering terrain. Sandhill Executive Golf Course® has beautiful scenery and is a wonderful place for beginners and pros to play. Homes in the Village of Gilchrist® or Duval® are situated in a nice location relative to this golf course.

Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf & Country Club


17145 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162

This 27-hole golf course was designed by professional golfer Nancy Lopez. The Hall of Famer and winner of 48 LPGA tour events put a lot of thought and pride into this course, which features beautiful waterways and large oaks.


Oakleigh Executive Golf Course


7415 SE 172nd Legacy Ln, The Villages, FL 32162

The golf course at Oakleigh® provides a nice challenge to all who play these greens. Water hazards are present and many of the holes call for a par three situation. A strong, long ball game will help golfers achieve a scratch score here.

Belmont Executive Golf Course


534 Belvedere Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162

The Belmont Executive Golf Course® offers more of a challenge than Oakleigh® or Sandhill®, but it also has more yardage and chances for a golfer to test their woods and irons. This course is great for strong golfers looking to shoot a more consistent and precise game on their way to achieving par or better.

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Heron Executive Golf Course


1261 Sunset Pointe Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32162

Pennecamp®, Sunset Pointe®, and Liberty Park® are some neighborhoods close to this exceptional course. Amazing sites of nature and wildlife exist at Heron®, so golfers may experience wildlife sightings from birds to alligators while playing a round of golf!

Palmer Legends Country Club


1635 Palmer Way, The Villages, FL 32162

Amazing vistas and over 7,000 yards of play exist at this 27-hole course designed by the great Arnold Palmer. Experienced golfers will enjoy the challenges presented by all of the water hazards and steep bunkers at Palmer Legends®. A practice facility is also on-site, so golfers of all skill levels can work on their putting game and chip shots.

Bonita Pass Golf Course


2313 Buttonwood Run, The Villages, FL 32162

A new course established in 2009 and one of the prettiest courses in the area, the Bonita Pass Golf Course® offers great fairways with a few tough holes as its calling card. The Villages of Buttonwood® and Pennecamp® are located nearby Bonita Pass!

Redfish Run Golf Course


Buttonwood Run, The Villages, FL 32162

Redfish Run® has long and short drives to accommodate any golfer’s game. Homes in the Village of Pennecamp® are near this golf course that is patterned with challenging shots, changes in elevation, and lush oak trees.

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Yankee Clipper Executive Golf Course


2514 St Charles Pl, The Villages, FL 32162

This long course has some fierce putting greens that will allow a golfer to use a multitude of clubs while enjoying his or her round of golf. In fact, it’s one of the longest courses in the Executive Golf Trail® in The Villages, Florida. Woods and putters will be put to the test while players navigate Yankee Clipper. It is situated near the Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center® and homes in the Village of St. Charles® are conveniently nearby.

Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course


1698 Scotch Pine Way, The Villages, FL 32162

Everyone from beginners to experts are welcome at Turtle Mount® where there are more opportunities to make shorter shots and hit from a variety of tee boxes. The Village of St. James® and The Village of Duval® are located nearby this fun course.

And these golf courses are just a few of the many wonderful greens and fairways present at The Villages, Florida to help you get started learning the ropes on your golf-filled, Active Adult lifestyle! 

Looking for your own piece of the famous lifestyle?

Browse all homes for sale in The Villages, FL here!

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