Florida Golf Retirement Community in Central FL


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Looking for golf retirement communities in Florida? On Top of the World has it all. Choose from three (3) golf courses. Two private courses: The Tortoise & The Hare and The Links. One Semi-private course: Candler Hills Golf Course. You can walk or ride and enjoy nature and beautiful vistas. Our private golf club features two links-style, par 72 championship courses for On Top of the World residents and their guests. Impeccably maintained, these courses offer outstanding play throughout the year. The club also features a driving range, practice facility and pro shop.

The On Top of the World Golf Club has both men’s and ladies’ golf associations which plan tournaments. The club also organizes events for the residents to offer competition and promote camaraderie. Clinics and lessons are available by PGA and LPGA professionals on staff. Membership is available but not required.

Our Candler Hills Golf Course is a semi-private, expertly manicured par 72 championship course. Designed as a Palm Springs-style course, Candler Hills has a state-of-the-art practice facility (both long and short game practice areas) and five (5) sets of tees to provide a rewarding game for every player. There’s also a pro shop and restaurant for your enjoyment.

Candler Hills Golf Course also offers daily play and tournaments as well as clinics and lessons by PGA and LPGA professionals on staff. Membership to the club is available but not required. The course serves as a venue for private fundraising and corporate events. In addition, it is home to the Ocala Open professional golf tournament, which has raised over $573,000 for various local charities during its 13 years of play.

With many golf retirement communities in Florida, On Top of the World leads the list.

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On Top of the World golf courses featured on Golf America!

World Golf Memberships

Offers membership for On Top of the World residents to all three On Top of the World Communities golf courses.

Indigo Residents must have ‘Gateway of Services’ to be eligible for golf participation.

Annual World Golf Membership Fees
Single $4460 | Couple $6720
Cart Lease – Single $800 | Couple $1215

World Golf Membership Privileges

  • Prepaid Greens Fees at both On Top of the World Golf Club and Candler Hills Golf Club
  • Golf Shop discounts
  • No charge for Range Program at either club
  • Handicap Fee included for each member
  • Participation in all “Member Only” events
  • Advanced eight (8) day tee time reservations at Candler Hills
  • Membership card
  • Two easy payment options: Quarterly payments or monthly deductions from your checking, savings or credit card.
  • Three (3) golf lessons per membership
  • Round of golf with two friends and one of the staff Golf Professionals
  • Birthday dessert, a well drink or draft beer for each member with lunch or dinner entrée at either Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli, The Pub or The Club at Candler Hills Restaurant
  • Option to purchase annual World Trail Fee
  • Four (4) entries into a World Golf Clinic; Eight (8) per couple

Sales tax applies to all fees.
All rates subject to change without notice.


With unmatched amenities, On Top of the World Communities is the leader of 55+ recreational activities in retirement communities in Florida, in both quantity and quality.


Each new home at On Top of the World Ocala is built with quality, steel reinforced, concrete block construction using superior materials and brands for better energy efficient homes.


As the premier 55+ active adult retirement community in Florida, On Top of the World Communities is an award-winning, family owned, debt-free company founded in 1947.

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