Best Golf Clubs in Florida (II)
Miles of lush green fairways, tee times available 365 days a year, courses designed by big-name architects and world-class golf academies are just a few of many reasons to tee up in Florida.
The golf course lineup in the Sunshine State features nearly 1,500 courses, including more than 50 amenity-laden resorts where golf is king.
When it’s time to chase the white dimpled ball, there’s no place better than a scenic and challenging golf course in Florida.
Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHEAST
The Trump National Doral Miami Resort, with its five championship golf courses, has undergone a property-wide US$200-million refurbishment in the past two years. The resort’s famous Blue Monster course has been completely redesigned to be even more monstrous. Be sure to check out the 2015 Cadillac Championship taking place from March 4–10.
In Aventura, 18 miles north of Miami,
Turnberry Isle Miami has two palm- and lake- dotted courses with high-impact water features. The property showcases a Mediterranean- designed resort hotel, voted one of the “world’s best” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is home to The Champion, site of the PGA Tour’s annual Honda Classic, and four other impressive layouts—plus the PGA National Golf Academy.
Best Golf Clubs in Florida: SOUTHWEST
Encompassing golf-happy communities such as Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, this region of the state is extremely welcoming to the white- dimple ball set.
The upscale, family-owned Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been entertaining golfers since the late 1920s. Redesigned, refurbished and enhanced several times, the course often receives accolades as one of the top women-friendly golf courses in the nation.
For fans of legendary Scottish designer Donald Ross, the venerable Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota has two 18-hole champion- ship courses and a nine-hole executive course ideal for players of all skill levels.