Best Golf Clubs in Florida (IV)
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: CENTRAL WEST
There are an estimated 100 public-access courses in the Tampa metropolitan area with an excellent selection of resort and daily fee layouts.
Two Arnold Palmer-designed courses await you at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel near Tampa. A wonderland of cypress, pines, palms, undulating fairways and well-maintained greens, the courses are the quintessential high-quality Florida resort experience.
If you want to play where the pros tee up, the 900-acre Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, offers 72 holes of golf including the spectacular Copperhead Course, which hosts the PGA Tour each March for the Tampa Bay Championship.
Highly rated TPC Tampa Bay, a co-design by Bobby Weed and Chi Chi Rodriguez, is a great challenge in a natural setting that’s been designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Best Golf Clubs in Florida: NORTHEAST
This golf aplenty area is brimming with high- profile courses and resorts.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, headquarters for the PGA Tour, the Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa is home to 99 holes of golf featuring THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, where the famous No. 17 island hole awaits you.
Near St. Augustine, the sprawling 6,300-acre World Golf Village resort/residential development draws golf enthusiasts with World Golf Hall of Fame, and the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire courses.
Two other area resorts on golfers’ must-play lists are Hammock Beach, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Coast with 36 holes of exceptional golf, and Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, which has three picturesque and challenging courses certified by the Audubon International Certified Sanctuaries.