Gator Trace Golf and Country Club features an 18-hole, par 70 championship golf course with strategically placed water hazards to provide golfers of all levels exciting shot variations. Designed by noted architect Arthur Hills, the course has one par 5, fourteen par 4s, and three par 3s.
How do I reserve a tee time?
To schedule a tee time, call the Pro Shop at 772-464-0407 after 7 a.m. and before 5 p.m. The attendant will ask you what time and how many holes you’d like to play, and how many players you're reserving for. Non-members can book tee times 3 days in advance.
How long will a round of golf take?
Players should maintain a standard pace of play: 18 holes should take no longer than 4 hours to complete, and 9 holes up to 2 hours. It's customary to offer to let a smaller group behind you play through if they are playing faster.
What time should I arrive?
Your tee time is the exact time your group needs to be on the first tee box, ready to play. Be sure to arrive at the golf course at least 15 - 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time to get your golf bag loaded, check in, get snacks, and warm up.
What should I bring?
All players should bring their own set of clubs. Be green—bring your own reusable cup for water. The Pro Shop sells golf balls, gloves, tees, hats, cold sodas and bottled water, and you can also purchase beer and food. To pick up drinks or lunch at the turn after hole 9 to take with you, call the clubhouse 772-464-7442 to order before you tee off on 8.
Can I walk the course instead of using a cart?
Sure! Walking is a great way to appreciate the course fully and get more exercise. Golfers can walk the course carrying their clubs or using their own walking pull cart after 2 p.m. Just ask for the rate when scheduling your tee time.
How is the course marked?
The number of the hole is indicated on the square planters located near the top of the first tee box on each hole. Many holes have a round blue stone in the fairway at 200 yards from the center of the green. A round white stone in the fairway marks 150 yards from the center of the green. A round red stone plus a square red-and-white vertical marker indicates you are 100 yards from the center of the green.
The flag on each green has a smaller secondary flag—when it's close to the ground, the hole is at the front of the green; center indicates a center green hole, and near the top indicates a back of the green hole placement.
Where can I drive the golf cart?
Keep the cart away from tee boxes and 30 feet from all greens. Do not drive close to water or bunkers. Making sharp turns or sudden stops damages turf grass. Stay on the cart paths wherever possible, and always on all par 3s. If the course is wet, drive slowly and avoid marshy areas. If other carts have left tracks, seek drier ground. As a courtesy to golfers behind you, park golf carts near the side or back of the green before you walk up on the green.
Please leave the course in good condition for all by driving carefully, filling divots with the sand provided on the cart and fixing ball indentations on the greens.