The promise of “free golf for life” has long been a big part of the allure of The Villages, though not all the courses are free to play…details below.

How many golf courses are in The Villages?

Right now there are an astonishing 693 holes of golf spread out across 12 championship courses and 42 executive courses.

In case you were wondering, that’s more than any other community in the world!

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The Villages Championship Golf

There are currently 12 Championship courses in The Villages. The Villages Championship courses are immaculately kept, and are both fun and in some cases very challenging to play. Some of them were designed by the games biggest names in golf like Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez. 

Most of these courses have 27 holes. Residents of The Villages are automatically members of these courses as well, but unfortunately they are not free to play.

Belle Glade

352-674-2700
434 Moyer Loop
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2014

Bonifay

352-753-1776
1033 Pinellas Place
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2011

Bonifay Country Club has three nine-hole courses that officially opened in 2011 and were designed by the Clifton, Ezell, and Clifton Design Group. In keeping with to Florida feel that the club is going for, the courses are named Destin, Ft. Walton, and Pensacola. The Destin and Ft. Walton courses play to the north of the clubhouse, while the newer Pensacola course plays to the south of the club.

The club promotes the fifth hole on the Destin course as its most famous hole. It is a short par three that uses both water and sand to challenge players. The hold is only 95 yards from the green tees, but will require a perfect shot to dodge the hazards. The Destin course also features the longest hole at the club with its par five first hole. At 429 yards from the green tee, you will have to have some length on your drive to hit this green in regulation.

The Pensacola course features some of the best views of any of the three courses. The third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh holes work their way around three of the biggest water features on the property. The par three fifth hole is the shortest at the club at only 92 yards from the green tees. The rest of the holes on the Pensacola course make up for that though, because the Pensacola course is the longest of the three courses.

Located right next door to the clubhouse and pro shop is the Bonifay Country Club restaurant. Keeping with the laid back Florida coastal feel of the club, the restaurant is decorated like a classic Florida beach house. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio and bar that overlooks the golf courses. The most frequently used descriptions of the menu are “eclectic” and “Florida-inspired.” 

Cane Garden

352-751-7029
1728 Bailey Trail
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2004

Evans Prairie

352-205-8910
1824 Evans Prairie Trail
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2012

Glenview Champions

352-753-3345
3190 Glenview Rd
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2000

Glenview is comprised of three nine-hole courses: Talley Ho, Fox Run, and Stirrup Cup. These courses were designed by Clifton, Ezell & Clifton with input from PGA Pros Hubert Green, Tommy Aaron, and John Mahaffey as design consultants. The Stirrup Cup course is probably the most challenging, while Fox Run might be the most scenic course in all of The Villages.

The par three seventh hole on Talley Ho might be one of the most intimidating holes anywhere. Golfers will have to rocket their tee shot over the lake, and land it right on the green. If the shot is too short, it won’t clear the water, but if it slices to the left it will end up in the sand. It can’t go too far either, or it will be in the rough. Club selection is going to be of the upmost importance on this hole.

The ninth hole on Stirrup Cup is an excellent way to finish a day on the course. This moderate length par four has a beautiful view of the clubhouse as a backdrop.

Hacienda Hills

352-753-5155
1195 Morse Blvd
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1990

Havana

352-750-8085
2488 O’Dell Circle
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2007

Lopez Legacy

352-753-1450
17145 Buena Vista Blvd.
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2002

Mallory Hill

352-753-3730
1675 O’Dell Circle
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2005

The challenge at Mallory Hill is the elevation changes that result from its rolling hills. The course is split into three separate nine-hole courses: The Virginia Course, The Caroline Course, and The Amelia Course. 

The Virginia Course is built on a former watermelon patch and is known for its nine different water hazards. Golfers will have to elevate right over one of those water hazards on the par 3 fifth hole, which is only 89 yards from the green tees. This will require precision placement off the tee.

The most popular hole on the Caroline Course is the par 4 seventh hole, which has a length of 246 yards from the green tees. While waiting to tee off on this hole, golfers will be able to see one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. This adds a “respectfully quiet” feel to this section of the course.

The par 3 third hole of the Amelia Course offers golfers a majestic view of the Lake Sumter Landing area. The tee box is located approximately 60-70 feet above the hole. This is not uncommon on the Amelia Course, which features some of the highest points in the entire county. 

The most popular item at the restaurant, by far, is the pizza. Mallory Hill Country Club pizzas are all made with hand tossed crust and homemade sauce that is made fresh daily. Pizzas are cooked in a 600 degrees hearth oven and only the finest ingredients are used. Some of the popular pizzas available are Caprese, Veggie Delight, Philly Steak, Meaty, and Portobello Swiss. If you would like a pizza custom made with your favorite toppings, there is a long list of fresh toppings to choose from.

Orange Blossom Hills

352-753-5200
1548 Water Tower Circle
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1985

Palmer Legends

352-753-5300
1645 Palmer Way
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2004

Tierra Del Sol

352-750-4600
806 San Marino Dr
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1996


The Villages Executive Golf Trail

There are now 42 Executive courses in The Villages. These mostly nine-hole courses (Marsh View Pitch & Putt has 18 holes) are primarily par 3’s with a few par 4’s and the rare par 5 sprinkled in for fun.

These courses are free for residents to play…if you live in The Villages you’re in! You’ll pay no greens fees and if you want to walk the course its free. But, there is a small fee for golf cart rental. You can also use your own cart and pay a trail fee either daily, semi-annually, or annually.

These courses are free for residents to play…if you live in The Villages, you’re in! You’ll pay no greens fees and if you want to walk the course it’s free. But, there is a small fee for golf cart rental. You can also use your own cart and pay a trail fee either daily, semi-annually, or annually.

Amberwood Executive Golf Course

7435 SE 172nd Legacy Ln
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-0423
Year Opened: 2003

Bacall Executive Golf Course

2042 Canal St
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 430-3431
Year Opened: 2005

Belmont Executive Golf Course

534 Belvedere Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-2019
Year Opened: 2004

Bogart Executive Golf Course

2042 Canal St
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 430-3431
Year Opened: 2005

Bonita Pass Executive Golf Course

2313 Buttonwood Run
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-8029
Year Opened: 2009

Briarwood Executive Golf Course

8501 SE 172nd Legacy Ln
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 259-2967
Year Opened: 2001

Chula Vista Executive Golf Course

1019 Rio Grande Ave
Lady Lake, FL 32162
(352) 753-4170
Year Opened: 1990

Churchill Greens Executive Golf Course

534 Belvedere Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-2019
Year Opened: 2003

De La Vista Executive Golf Course

803 San Marino Dr
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 753-0977
Year Opened: 1995

El Diablo Executive Golf Course

2381 Enrique Dr
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-6670
Year Opened: 1997

El Santiago Executive Golf Course

2381 Enrique Dr
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 750-6670
Year Opened: 1998

Escambia Executive Golf Course

3020 Moyer Loop
The Villages, FL 32163
(352) 674-2707
Year Opened: 2015

Gray Fox Executive Golf Course

5674 Hummingbird Lane
The Villages, FL 32163
352-205-8902
Year Opened: 2017

Hawkes Bay Executive Golf Course

740 Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL 32159
(352) 753-8043
Year Opened: 1999

Heron Executive Golf Course

1261 Sunset Pointe Boulevard
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 205-7427
Year Opened: 2004

Hill Top Executive Golf Course

352-753-8276
1432 Water Tower Circle
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1988

Loblolly Executive Golf Course

352-259-6452
2197 Fenney Way
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2018

Longleaf Executive Golf Course

352-259-6451
2217 Fenney Way
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2018

Lowlands Executive Golf Course

352-751-7786
5197 Marsh Bend Trail
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2019

Mangrove Executive Golf Course

352-751-2335
3198 Hendry Drive
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2013

Marsh View Pitch & Putt

5223 Marsh Bend Trail
The Villages, FL 32163 2019
352-751-7788
Year Opened: 2019

One of the newest and most exciting additions to the lineup of executive courses is the Marsh View Pitch & Putt, a golf cart free course that features holes ranging from 40-110 yards in length. Considered a par-3 course, golfers can expect to play a quick 18-hole round in about an hour and a half.

Mira Mesa Executive Golf Course

352-753-0436 998
Rio Grande Ave
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1993

Oakleigh Executive Golf Course

352-750-0423
7415 SE 172nd Legacy Ln
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 2003

Okeechobee Executive Golf Course

352-674-2707
3020 Moyer Loop
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2015

Palmetto Executive Golf Course

352-205-8911
3106 Hendry Drive
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2012

Pelican Executive Golf Course

352-205-7427
1261 Sunset Point Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2004

Pimlico Executive Golf Course

352-750-2019
534 Belvedere Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2003

Redfish Run Executive Golf Course

352-750-6730
2376 Nobelton Lane
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2009

Red Fox Executive Golf Course

352-205-8902
5674 Hummingbird Lane
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2017

Roosevelt Executive Golf Course

352-750-2374
2735 Canal St
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2007

Saddlebrook Executive Golf Course

352-753-8201
2980 Saddlebrook Ln
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1999

Sandhill Executive Golf Course

352-259-2128
2580 Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2007

Sarasota Executive Golf Course

352-674-2706
2991 Morse Blvd
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2015

Silver Lake Executive Golf Course

352-753-5151
679 Rainbow Blvd
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 1987

Sweetgum Executive Golf Course

352-751-2335
3198 Hendry Drive
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2013

Southern Star Executive Golf Course

352-259-3018
2514 St. Charles Pl
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2011

Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course

352-750-6730
2376 Nobelton Lane
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2010

Truman Executive Golf Course

352-750-2374
2735 Canal St
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2007

Turtle Mound Executive Golf Course

352-750-6907 2605
Turtle Mound Path
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2007

Volusia Executive Golf Course

352-674-2710
128 Moyer Loop
The Villages, FL 32163
Year Opened: 2015

Walnut Grove Executive Golf Course

352-259-2967
8501 SE 172nd Legacy Ln
The Villages, FL 32159
Year Opened: 2001

Yankee Clipper Executive Golf Course

352-259-3018
2514 St. Charles Pl
The Villages, FL 32162
Year Opened: 2009


Fenney Putt & Play

Another fun addition though it’s not an actual executive course is The Villages’ very first professionally designed putting course, Fenney Putt & Play, which feature two nine-hole putting courses, lawn bowling and croquet greens, and a walking trail, all located on a very cool island in the Village of Fenney.

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