Best Golf Courses in Florida
The top golf courses to play on a trip to Florida.
Looking to play the best golf courses in Florida? GolfReviewsGuide.com picks out the top courses to play in Florida.
The Sunshine State is a major tourist destination in the USA. World-famous beaches, the everglades, and the home of Disney World have made Florida popular with Americans and internationals alike.
Golf fans won’t find a shortage of courses to pick from in the state of Florida, a destination that offers a range of diversity.
The pick of the lot is TPC Sawgrass, however, we’ll round out our top picks for the best golf courses in Florida with a deeper look.
1. TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass, built-in 1980, is located on the Atlantic Coast, to the southeast of Jacksonville, and is home to one of golf’s most famous holes.
The venue boasts two immaculate golf courses, The Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course, both of which are the design of Pete Dye.
TPC Sawgrass is the host venue of The Players Championship each year on the PGA Tour and the iconic island green on the 17th hole of The Stadium Course is known the world over.
This course stretches out to 7,245 yards with shorter tees-to-pins available for the lesser-able drivers.
2. Trump National Doral Miami
The Trump National Doral Golf Resort in Miami is one of the premier golf destinations for the state of Florida.
The headliner at this luxury golf-course resort is the signature course known as “The Blue Monster,” named so because of all the stroke-costing water hazards.
This legendary golf course is almost as wet as the Florida Everglades. In fact, this course, which was a PGA regular prior to Donald Trump’s presidency, has water on every hole.
Additional to the signature course, Doral has four more courses for a total of five. They are all 18-hole loops that promise to keep any tourist or visitor to the golf destination busy for days.
3. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Located near Orlando, the home course of Arnold Palmer is Bay Hill. The club is open to club members or registered guests of the Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
There are three courses at the venue, a 9-hole course known as the Charger and then the club’s signature courses. The 18-hole Champion/Challenger course, which features on the PGA Tour, is breathtaking course and was created by Palmer himself.
Anyone lucky enough to play Bay Hill will be trying to emulate the efforts of the PGA Tour stars that have succeeded in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
4. Seminole Golf Club
Seminole Golf Club, located in Juno Beach, Florida, is a stunning club that Donald Ross designed back in 1929. Later this decade, the club will celebrate its centennial.
Its accolades have consistently made it a centerpiece in many top lists, whether for Florida or for the USA as a whole.
It may come as a surprise to many that it was only in 2020 that the club first hosted a televised event.
A venue for the pure golfer, this course features many trapping sand dunes and the kind of greens that will frustrate the non-thinking golfer. However, all will enjoy the amazing scenery at a golf course that has remained secret for decades.
5. PGA National Resort & Spa
If you are looking for a golf destination in the state of Florida, then Palm Beach Gardens’ PGA National Resort & Spa has enough holes to keep you busy for days.
Five championship-level 18-hole courses are there, including The Champion. This golf course is the best that the PGA National Resort & Spa has to offer, a course that hosts the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.
Additional to The Champion are The Fazio, The Squire, The Palmer, and The Estate – all 18-hole courses at PGA National.
It has hosted the Ryder Cup in the past, the USPGA Championship, and several Senior PGA Championships.
The entire site of the resort includes 339 hotel rooms and nine restaurants/lounges.
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