Ocala's Adena Golf Course is the pinnacle of luxury golfing.

Floridians are well-known for approaching relaxation and recreation as an art. It certainly helps that our state is overflowing with natural beauty, from its sugar-white beaches to its slow-moving rivers. Some of the state’s most enchanting outdoor attractions are right here in Central Florida. Ocala is less than an hour away from the gorgeous Rainbow River and Goethe State Forest in Dunnellon, as well as wildlife-rich Paynes Prairie in Gainesville. We also have our own nature getaways right here in town, the most famous of which is the Ocala National Forest. Whether you like to hike, bike, or trail ride, Ocala’s parks are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the Florida sunshine!

Along with deep appreciation for nature, the game of golf is also part and parcel of the relaxing Ocala way of life. Our area is home to an incredible variety of golf clubs and courses, making Marion County a paradise for casual and serious golfers alike.

Browse the list below for the park or golf course that’s perfect for you!

 Local Golf Courses

Private Courses

Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club
NW Ocala

Ocala Palms Golf & Country Club
NW Ocala

Country Club of Ocala
SE Ocala

On Top of The World
SW Ocala

Juliette Falls Golf and Spa
SW Ocala

Black Diamond
Citrus County

Semi-Private Courses

Del Webb Spruce Creek
(SE of Ocala)

Royal Oak Golf Club
(SW Ocala)

Eagle Ridge Golf Club
(SE of Ocala)

Stonecrest Golf
(SE Summerfield, SW of Ocala)

Lake Diamond Golf & Country Club
(SE Ocala)

The Links of Spruce Creek
(SE Summerfield, SW of Ocala)

Public Courses

Baseline Golf Course
(SE Ocala)

Huntington Golf Club
(SW Ocala)

(SW Ocala)

Stone Creek Golf Course
(SW Ocala)

Candler Hills Golf Course
(SW Ocala)

Marion Oaks Golf & Country Club
(SW Ocala)

Pine Oaks Golf Course
(NW Ocala)

Summer Glen Golf Club
(SW Ocala)

Country Club at Silver Springs Shores
(SE Ocala)

Ocala Golf Club

Rolling Greens
(SE Ocala)

All horses welcome on these riding trails.

 Local Parks and Forests

Tuscawilla Park | 352.629.8358

This 34.3 acre park close to downtown Ocala offers playgrounds, a 3/5-mile concrete walking trail surrounding Lake Tuscawilla, six lighted tennis courts, two lighted outdoor basketball courts, and a raquet ball court. There is also a baseball field, shuffleboard, picnic tables and pavilions, and restroom facilities.

The Florida Greenway 

Crossing Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. Over time, this corridor was transformed from one of the nation’s largest uncompleted public works projects to a world class greenway with hiking, biking, equestrian and paddling trails, boat ramps, fishing spots, campgrounds, a barrier-free Boundless Playground® and picnic shelters.

Shalom Park | 352.387.7404

Shalom Park is comprised of paved walkways winding through mature oaks, hickories, sweet gums and long leaf pine trees. With a fully stocked koi pond, picturesque surroundings, and numerous benches available where guests can simply rest and enjoy themselves, Shalom Park is a must-see in Ocala.

Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest is the southernmost forest in the continental United States. It has more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs, where visitors can swim, snorkel, and dive in these crystalline waters year-round. The forest also offers numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as dispersed camping.