Florida has over 1,000 golf courses, which means picking the perfect golf vacation can be daunting, but it also means that there is no better place to hit the green. Florida golf vacations can provide you with not only beautiful and challenging courses, but with fun for the whole family as well. Look at these top 10 Florida golf vacations in order to gain an idea of what is available, and don’t forget to enjoy the food, the beach, and the sun on your Florida golf vacation.
Miami might be the business capitol of the Caribbean, but it also promises one of the top Florida golf vacations. The course at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami is open to the public, so you don’t have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy this 18-hole golf course. The Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami has four championship golf courses.
You don’t have to be staying at a Disney resort to enjoy the beautiful golf courses at Walt Disney World resort. Some of the greats have walked these emerald courses. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort has four courses designed by Jack Nicklaus which provide versatility and a challenge. Orlando is also a great place to bring the whole family.
Tiburon Golf Club was designed by Greg Norman to play like a British Open with 36 holes. Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club boasts the oldest course in the state and, while it is flatter than others, the small green and well designed bunkers will still put your skills to the test. Florida golf vacations don't get much more charming than Naples.
At the PGA National Resort and Spa, you can play like a professional. The headquarters of the PGA are located here, with five 18-hole courses and over 2,000 acres. The Emerald Dunes Golf Course is located in West Palm Beach and, while expensive, is one of the few golf courses that are open to the public in the area.
The Mangrove Bay Golf Course in St. Petersburg is one of the top 50 municipal courses in the nation. Here you have a driving range, you can take lessons, and you can even rent clubs if you did not bring your own, or if they got lost on the flight.
The Westin Innisbrook Resort is home to the Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course, which was named the number one golf course in Florida by Golfweek. The 600 acres of course is visited by golfers from all over the world. Book your Tarpon Springs golf rental today.
Known very well as one of the top spots for Florida golf vacations, Destin is home to Kelly Plantation, an award-winning golf course that meanders through the wetlands of North Florida. This is the ultimate nature course, as it is designed to merge with the land instead of interrupt it.
Port St. Lucie
The PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie offers 54 holes of championship golf between its three courses. Tom Fazio designed two of the courses and Pete Dye designed the third. The PGA Golf Club also has one of the best learning centers in the country.
Eastwood is located in Fort Myers and is a municipal golf course set in a beautiful natural setting with no homes surrounding it and plenty of wildlife. While the surrounding land is fairly flat, the course is well designed with rolling fairways, bunkers, and water hazards.
Enjoy the Florida Keys and Crandon Park, a gorgeous tropical golf course which has an Australian design. The course twists underneath the low-lying mangroves and provides both challenging holes and breathtaking vistas.
Enjoy Your Golf Vacation
You can enjoy many of these golf vacations, even the ones connected to specific resorts, without the price tag often associated. Look into renting a vacation home or condo in the area instead of staying at a resort hotel. Get the privacy and luxury of a place all your own, along with some of the greatest golfing in the world.