With year-round sunny weather and miles of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida has become a golfing destination.
Abundant herbaceous vegetation and shrubs, from the poor in the south to the pines and pines in the north, provide beautiful backdrops, while lakes, rivers, and canals provide the environment and challenging conditions for golf courses in Florida.
Benefits of Florida
Resort hotels and home groups also take advantage of everything Florida has to offer, many of which include multiple golf guides and other amenities. Vacationers, full-time Florida employees, and part-time site visitors can all find guides to help them learn whether they're newbies or experienced players. There are plenty of golf opportunities, and these are some of Florida's leading golf guides, from Destin to Miami.
Lakewood Ranch about 13 miles from the Ritz-Carlton Resort, Lakewood Ranch is surrounded by tropical wetlands with mature octopuses and native grasses. Designed by Tom Fazio, this easy-to-walk trail includes 12 lakes and numerous elevation changes. Personal passes are available for visitors to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
Sarasota National Golf Club
This trail is surrounded by local wetlands and nature reserves. A signature sanctuary certified by Audubon International, the trail is both beautiful and tough, with many of its 18-hole putting courses.
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Saddle brook Resort
The resort has a landscape guide, all designed with the help of Arnold Palmer. The Palmer Course features huge undulating fairways with white sand bunkers, water hazards, and vegetables covered in Bermuda grass rough.
The fairways of the Saddle brook Course are overgrown with mature cypresses. His distinctive 18th hollow between tall cypress bushes leads to a green setting surrounded by three bunkers and a pond.
Innisbrook, located about 20 miles from Tampa in Palm Harbor, is home to his four guides along with the Copperhead Course, where his championship on the PGA Tour Valspar is held each year.
Copperhead features rolling terrain, lakes, ponds, and pine thickets bordering the fairways. The North Course's narrow fairways, lush bush, water hazards, and bunkers make playing a challenging experience. The South Course is a linked layout with water hazards and golf style. Built-in 1970, the Island Course features narrow fairways, bunkers, elevation changes, and views of Lake Innis brook.
TPC Saw Grass
Home to the Players Championship, the stadium course was built in 1980 as the event is always held domestically. Designer Pete Dye has created a path that consists of the well-known par 3 17th depression and its less experienced island. Opened in 1987, the Dyes Valley Course features large greens, rolling hills, sloping fairways, and water hazards.
Ponte Vedra & Club
His two guides to the Ocean and Lagoon courses offer links mode golf, enhanced Bermuda grass veggies, and steep bunkers respectively. The Ocean Course was originally built nearly 100 years ago. It has been refurbished several times with modern lawns and layout improvements. The Lagoon Course was designed with the help of Robert Trent Jones and Joe Lee. Lakes, lagoons, pines, arms, and trim trees are uploaded to the challenge.
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World Golf Village
Home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort offers championship guides. King & Bear is the most hands-on collaboration between two famous champions, designed with the help of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus and incorporating the styles of both players.
The trail has lakes, pines, okay, and easy veggies.
The Slammer & Squire course is ready with pristine woodland areas and swamps with water hazards and contoured vegetation. Play with three unique golf guides, designed with the help of Palmer and Tom Watson, each of which will teach you the best layouts. The Nicklaus course features a Parkland-style format with improved tee boxes and vegetables. The hilly terrain and elevation difference of the Palmer Course combine to form a huge fairway. The Watson Course is surrounded by local grasses, flowers, and foliage, with fast, large fairways and an abundance of vegetables.
With the help of famous designers, three types of golf guides offer website visitors specific golf experiences. Layout by Bill Core and Ben Crenshaw, the Stream song Red takes golfers to dunes, lakes, rolling terrain, and open savannah. Created with the help of Tom Dock, The Blue features elevation changes, sand dunes, ponds, local grass, and large bunkers. The Black Pass via the Middle Way in Gil Hanes is known for its breathtaking scenery and sandy ridges.
PGA National Resort
The PGA National's largest hard format is a championship course with water hazards, wind, and pot bunkers. Named after its designer, The Palmer is recognized as one of the most fun, scenic, and honest guides for gamers of all skill levels. Fazio is a traditional format and consists of the resort's largest hard holes. Located eight kilometers from the resort, The Estate is one of the PGA National's shortest guides, combining hard holes, huge fairways, and abundant greens. The Match is a whole new avenue for fun gaming with a modern twist and fresh mechanics.
Designed with the help of Andy Staple, The Staple is a 9-hole course with holes ranging from 60 to 130 yards.
Kerry Plantation Golf Club
Fred Couples/Gene Bates' layout on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay features huge fairways, heavily contoured veggies, and towering bushes. The eco-friendly trail offers panoramic views of the bay and gorgeous local landscaping.
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Bob designed it with the help of his cup, the trail follows most of the South Walton coastline and the Choctawhatchee Bay coastline and has water features on 12 holes. The 4-unit tees are exciting for golfers of all skill levels and the perspective from his 9-unit return is spectacular.
Burnt Pine Golf Club
Located at Sandstone Golf & Beach Resort, this course was designed with the help of Reese Jones. Pine forests, wetlands, undulating fairways, and hard bunkers provide an exciting format with beautiful bay views.
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