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301 Royal Saint Augustine Pkwy
Saint Augustine, FL  32084-1888
United States
P: (904) 824-4653
F: (904) 824-7486
Royal St. Augustine Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,529 yards | 137 slope

71.9 rating | Bermuda grass

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Royal St. Augustine Golf Course

The 18-hole "Royal St. Augustine" course at the Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club facility in Saint Augustine, Florida features 6,529 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.9 and it has a slope rating of 137 on Bermuda grass. Designed by J. Christopher Commins, ASGCA, the Royal St. Augustine golf course opened in 2001. Green Golf Partners manages this facility, with Mark Devany as the Pro Shop Manager.


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Reviewed June 03, 2013

I like this course. It is challenging enough to make it fun. You must be able to place your shot on a couple of holes. Once you know the course, you realize where not to hit the ball. It is in great shape and well maintained. I will say that the holes that you have to hit over marsh; the marsh foliage is growing to tall to see over. The staff has always been friendly. I have noticed the driving range is not as well maintained as it used to be. Very nice range though.

Reviewed October 08, 2012

This place gets a bad rap and one of the reviews here was very uncomplimentary. I've played here a number of times and didn't like it at first but once I learned to leave my driver at home it became a better challenge.
You have to control your ball here. It's not forgiving and a couple of holes (#13 especially) are just unlikeable. #15 isn't easy and requires lots of thought. #17 is a nice hole and I like #8. Once you "get" this course, you enjoy it more.
It's not my favorite or even close but it is an interesting trip around and I look forward to taking it on every now and then. Flat, wide-open courses then look a lot easier.
BTW, I am about an 18 HDCP.

Reviewed August 24, 2011

Played this course recently. GREAT conditions, new management has made a big difference. Had a burger after that was one of the best I've ever had....and it's cheap! Most courses cost twice as much. I have to go back.

Reviewed January 07, 2011

Was excited when I drove by and saw the layout of the course. I called and spoke with Mark, he was very polite on the phone and very accomedating. Asked about a set of rental clubs he said no problem.

Upon arriving the guy at the counter gave me a worried look when I reminded him about the rental clubs. It took a couple minutes but he returned with a mis-matched set of clubs from the eighties with the original grips. They were so hard I couldn't use half the clubs in the bag. I can't remember the last time I saw a 10 iron. Upon arriving back at the club house the starter came out and scolded me for having my 14 year old son driving the cart (he's on the golf team and has been driving a cart since he was 8). I asked him about maybe re-gripping the set and he said they couldn't afford it. The highlight of the round was the barmaid she was polite competent and easy on the eyes. I won't ever golf there again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone I liked.

Reviewed August 16, 2010

I've been playing at Royal for about 6 years and the course has had a bad review by golfers who only come here to play one time and they loose some golf balls therfore they say this is a bad golf course, maybe they are just a bad golfer, the golf course is in the best shape I have ever seen it, the greens are thick but true, the fairways are green and full and they are really trying to please all the golfers all the time and we all know their will be some people that are never satisfied, maybe they ought to give the course a fair shake, they have new carts, a good Lunch menu and they are offering a lot of specials, maybe we in the golfing world should give Royal another chance.

Reviewed August 16, 2010

Course in great condition. Staff was very helpful and informative. A must play for anyone visiting the area. Will definetly be back!

Reviewed August 11, 2010

You have to be very careful with your ball placement and club selections. Some shots that feel good end up not so much.

Reviewed July 22, 2010

One of the nicest courses ive ever played, and extremely fun. Definitely bot for the beginning player. You have to drive the carts through a neighborhood which is fun, and the course is very well kept. Only discouraging thing is there is no map on the scorecard and the water hazards are hidden from view off the tee. I had 3 over 300 yard drives that to my surprise were in the water.... But still very fun. All the other reviews are rediculous, if theyre losing balls then they need to go take lessons or something. This is a very nice course.

Reviewed April 11, 2010

I don't know what to say about this "course". It really isn't a true full size course. It's more of a hybrid between a par 3 and a full sized course. There just was not enough room to build a full size course on this site. Given what I had read, we loaded up on top flights at WalMart and off we went. Most of the cheap balls are gone. Thing is I made some excellent shots, Drove a green from 265 and almost made one from 319. I would hit fairway or green and could not find my ball. Everything is on a slope but the grass was so short, good shots rolled into the rough or water. What's up with the moguls? If I want moguls on a 400+ yard hole, I'll go skiing. Hole 13! Tight dogleg left, 90 degrees over water and what do we have on the bridge I hit over, a whole gaggle of guys fishing, blocking the bridge with chairs and cane poles. Next hole is tight next to a divided highway and water! Do you want to take a chance on driving a ball thru someone's windshield? Fairways were 20 to 40 ft wide and very sloped, greens are small and hard; hard like I had balls bounce off but slowwwwwwww. I don't get it. Anyway, try the county course, same price 27 holes, less crowding. No fishermen or ball hawkers. The locals swarmed this course, feeehin, ball hawkin and dawg walkin. Save your $, save your balls, go to a driving range for "target golf". Go to a real course and just play. This was a waste of time and money.

Reviewed January 19, 2009

Reviewed September 25, 2008

Difficult course, but for better players a nice challenge. Good people working there. Too much driving from hole to hole, with driving between small houses only 4 feet from the cart on each side a couple of times. But I rate the care that the crew take with what they have been given as high. Closest course to central St Augustine, easily accessible to the sights. If you have a few extra balls, and a lower handicapper, you might just like it.

Reviewed July 08, 2008

Very tough course as far as tee shots goes. Pretty tight. A good shot on this course could still go wrong. The course is not in good condition as it once was. I don't mind a difficult course because I know that it will only make me better!

Reviewed May 28, 2008

Course is o.k.!

Reviewed April 11, 2008

Landing an approach shot from the fairway to the green is not impossible but a fairway drive is. My cousin hit the ball 315 yards down the center and still lost his ball in the road on 18. Keep the driver in the bag and use your irons for all their worth. A well maintained course but not the best value in the area.

Reviewed November 29, 2007

this place is a joke. the staff was rude and acted as if they was doing me a favor by taking my money from me.. and once on the course it was no better,. this place has really went downhill the past few years... if you like rude people that do not know how to treat people and make you feel like a bother to them,, by all means try this dump.. you will get it there for sure... hit em straight everyone and dont bother with this place...

Reviewed November 23, 2006

Wow! What a Course...

I am on Thanksgiving Vacation from Pennsylvania visiting family. I asked my Dad to just pick a course. We ended up going back the next day. Being from Southeastern PA we are satuarated with top rate golf courses. This course by far exceeds them all in my book of my top courses. This was an emmaculately kept course with smooth undalations. Is it difficult yes but extremely worth it. I would play here 5 days in row if I were on a golf vacation for a week.

Reviewed October 24, 2006

Great Course

Tight yes, unfair no. This is a player's course. Want to spray the ball you're out of luck, but if you like a tough thinking golfers track give Royal a try.

Reviewed October 11, 2006

Reviewed July 17, 2006

St. Augustine.....We have a PROBLEM!!!!

Why would anyone build such a poor layout!! Golf is meant to be fun and this course is not fun. My wife and I lost so many balls, hit so many houses and was treated poorly!! Please take the time to search better values in the area. This place made me want to give up golf!!!!


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Abe M. 35 100 65 07/31/10
2 andrew A. 25 91 66 08/01/09
3 Colin G. 18 84 66 01/20/16
4 Pete R. 35 102 67 12/29/08
5 Eric C. 21 90 69 03/17/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 Colin G. 18 87 69 02/06/16
3 Colin G. 19 88 69 02/02/16
3 Colin G. 18 86 68 01/30/16
3 Colin G. 18 84 66 01/20/16
3 Colin G. 18 88 70 01/15/16

Golf Course Information

About Royal St. Augustine

Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

Community facility

Managed by Green Golf Partners

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Royal St. Augustine

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Royal St. Augustine

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Course Staff

Mark Devany, Pro Shop Manager
Steve Forrester, Superintendent

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