6 Superb Golf Courses in Florida

By: Sunil Tanna

Florida is well known as as both a vacation and retirement destination, and as you might expect, is home to many excellent golf courses. In this article, we will review some of beautiful public golf courses in Florida, and what they offer.

1. When most people think of Orlando, they tend to think of the area's many tourist attractions, including the Walt Disney World Resort (which is actually in nearby Lake Buena Vista), SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios Florida. The city is also home to Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lodge, which has been rated as having one of the best 100 public golf courses in the country by Golf Digest. As well as excellent golf, the facilities include a 70 room lodge, a spa, a salon, a fitness center, a pool and tennis courts.

2. and 3. Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, located in Palm Coast, which on the Atlantic Coast of Florida near St. Augustine, offers two interesting golf courses: "The Conservatory Golf Course" and "The Ocean Course". The Conversatory features undulating greens that very unusual for golf courses in the state, and in fact has the highest slope rating of any golf course in Florida. The Ocean Course is a signature design by Jack Nicklaus, and has six holes that are right on the Atlantic Ocean - it is also generally considered one of the best public golf courses in the country, and beginning this year, 2007, will be home to the new Ginn Championship, which will surely become one of the biggest events on the PGA Champions Tour.

4. TPC at Sawgrass is a world reknown golf facility in Jacksonville, which is home to the PGA Tour's THE PLAYERS Championship. There is more than one course at the TPC at Sawgrass, but surely the highest rated is the Stadium Course, which is one of the very best golf courses in the country. The Stadium Course has recently been renovated and improved, so as to offer an even better golf experience, all year round.

5. and 6. World Woods Golf Course which is in Brooksville, offers two excellent golf courses: "Tom Fazio's Pine Barrens" and "Rolling Oaks". It is also home to a high quality golf practice facility and driving range, which is sure to help you improve your game.

Golf Guide
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Golf Guide