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Luxury Golf Course Retirement Community

3 Courses. 54 Holes. Let's Play!

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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Luxury Golf Course Retirement Community

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Recent Improvements at The Tortoise & The Hare!

Golf is a big game here at On Top of the World in Ocala, FL. With 3 courses that meander throughout the community, there are always opportunities to get out and play. In the summer of 2015, The Tortoise & The Hare course was renovated to update the putting surfaces which enhanced the 2014 update to the tees allowing for both championship and executive length play.  You’ll find this 18-hole course winding through our Windsor and Providence neighborhoods, offering some spectacular golf views to the homeowners there.

As part of the renovation of The Tortoise & The Hare course, all greens were constructed using USGA specified growing medium and grassed with TifEagle ultradwarf Bermudagrass. The majority of the sand bunkers were overhauled including reshaping, draining and new sand installed. The course reopened for play in October 2015 and has been getting rave reviews ever since. Come out and enjoy the updated course and see why you deserve the world at On Top of the World.

Playing a round on Candler Hills Golf Course at On Top of the World Communities.

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 $4200 | Couple $6300
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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