While Florida's tourism industry originated from its breathtaking beaches and world
well-known amusement parks, it has established itself as a prime golf destination.
Although there are top golf courses found throughout the state, the areas are
Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami have the biggest impact
the state's golf industry.
Tampa Bay Area
The Tampa Bay area is the fastest growing golf region in the state, though it has
not yet established itself among the "giants". The area is gaining notoriety
with first-class resorts, upscale courses with daily fees and a number of public access
facilities for any level or price range. If you are looking for a course with an old one
time Florida feel, spend a day at the Copperhead Course at Westin Innisbrook. The
has been labeled as one of the best golf resorts in the country due to its full nature
and challenging features. The course is lush and green with lots of risk and
reward opportunities. The Copperhead Course is only open to resort guests,
members and friends of members with a green fee of $ 160 for guests.
A new arrival to the Tampa Golf scene is only a short drive north
the city. The World Woods Golf Club was recently developed with two courses, a nine-hole
short course, and an advanced practice center. The Pine Barrens and Rolling
Oaks courses provide two different golfing experiences. Pine Barrens is unique
challenging, making a comfortable lap while Rolling Oaks is full of relaxing
dips and peaceful climbs through Florida farmland. Both courses are worth a visit
this new golf club and with 700 hotel rooms within 20 minutes drive, you can
Make a vacation with it.
Although historically, Walt Disney World and other theme parks have attractions
Shaded Orlando golf scene, the area is full of top-rated courses and
premium golf resorts. There are between 100 and 150 courses in the area and
Orlando hosts two PGA Tournament events. In an article about Orlando golf you can't
overlooks the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. One of the most prestigious semi-private
clubs in the country, it has been part of the PGA tour since 1979. The club has
three nine-hole courses, Challenger, Champion and the Charger. Bay Hill
makes an effort to provide top-of-the-line service by improving the smallest details.
For example, every four in the club gets an advance request at no extra cost
pull clubs, rake sand traps and give tips for difficult shots. You must be a guest
or resort member to play these $ 175 green fee courses. round during
The north-south course at Grand Cypress Villas, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one
of the most well-attended courses in Florida. This combined with man-made scrolling
fairways and turtleback greens provide a lot of fun play. The course has been
Marked as inclusive but challenging and is a must-visit for any golfer in Orlando
Area. The green fees run from $ 115 to $ 180, well worth a day away from the mouse.
Jacksonville, one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast, has a great waterfront
setting and is a well-established golf destination. The city and its surroundings
The areas are home to 68 courses, PGA and Senior PGA tour headquarters, and
World Golf Village, just minutes from I-95. Courses in Jacksonville
requires accuracy but is known to provide lots of variety. The world famous TPC
The Sawgrass was built in 1981 and is the annual host of tournament players
Championship. The two lanes, Stadium and Valley, are maintained to
remarkably high standards, but are two very different golfing experiences. The
Stadium Course, home to the infamous 17th Island Green, the most photographed
hole in golf, is known for fast greens and tight fairways. This course can fool anyone
level of golfer to a sense of false security with hidden bunkers and difficult water
dangers. The younger sibling, Valley Course, is more technically extreme, but is
often overlooked. The larger greens and fairways add to the weakness
golf experience. To play, one must be a guest at the Marriot at Sawgrass or one
member. The green fees range from $ 140 to $ 305 for Stadium Course and $ 110
for $ 170 for Valley Course.
World Golf Village is home to two courses, both with two different nine, one
open and a wooded. The King & The Bear, designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack
Nicklaus, recently joined Slammer & The Squire to offer fantastic courses to everyone
Designed by the best in the business. The Slammer & The Squire course has plenty
of lakes with rolling fairways, while the newer course focuses more on aesthetics
without compromising the quality of the game. Players with fantastic short game execution
will enjoy the sludge and the area, while the king and bear demand accuracy
with distance and location. These fine courses combined with the World Golf Hall
of Fame and all the attractions that come with it are a great way to improve yours
Jacksonville golf experience. The green fees are $ 99 to $ 179 for the older course and
$ 125 to $ 200 for the king and bear.
It is easy to add golf to any luxurious Miami vacation. With world-class resorts,
notorious South Beach and a series of semi-private courses in the backyard, Miami
has become a top destination for golf holidays. PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens
golfers offer five caliber course tournaments, all ranked by Zagat for America's Top
Courses. “There is a course for all kinds of players at PGA National, whether you are
a seasoned pro or someone just coming into the game. The Haig, The General, The
Champ, The Squire and The Estate are unique and offer something a little different.
Haig, the first course developed, was intended for and offers quality golf for
all players. Qualities such as having any danger of crossing water abilities game
field regardless of skill. The latest course is The General, modeled after Scottish
courses. Players will see these roots in its rising and falling fairways and in common
greens. The most famous of the five is The Champ, which offers the finest game
surface available anywhere in the world. For information on start times and
golf packages, visit the PGA National website.
The perhaps most revered of South Florida golf resorts is Doral Golf Resort and
Spa. Doral is home to 5 courses, nine pro shops and a top rated spa. The
Blue monster, the big white, the red, the silver and the gold are the world
Known for great golf and with water in over 60 of the 90 holes they are too
known for their challenge. The Great White, designed by Greg Norman and The
Blue Monster, one of the most recognizable tracks in the country, is the top two
courses at Doral. The big white, framed by palm trees and white sand, is difficult
to play and favors those who play position golf. The blue monster is known for
huge water hazards, unforgiving rough and an 18th hole that is one of the toughest
ending on the PGA Tour. The green fees range from $ 100 to $ 225 depending on
the race and the season.
A Florida golf vacation can be enjoyed no matter which destination you choose.
From Jacksonville to Miami and Tampa to Orlando, there are countless top grades of golf
resorts, clubs and courses you can choose from. These destinations, linked
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