The Ten Best Golf Courses In Florida

There are a number of reasons to vacation in the state of Florida. With its land mass sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the state offers a number of beach and ocean based activities. The state also offers great opportunity for outdoor recreation, shopping, and going to world class amusement parks. One of the best things to do in all of Florida though is to go golfing. Florida offers some of the best golf courses that can be found in the entire country.



There are a number of reasons to vacation in the state of Florida.  With its land mass sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the state offers a number of beach and ocean based activities.  The state also offers great opportunity for outdoor recreation, shopping, and going to world class amusement parks.  One of the best things to do in all of Florida though is to go golfing.  Florida offers some of the best golf courses that can be found in the entire country.  The warm weather that greets a traveling golfer can experienced at any time of the year.  The coupling of this pleasant climate with the splendor of the golf courses there make it the ultimate vacation destination for anyone with an interest in golf.

Here is a look at the ten best golf courses in Florida:

Pine Barrens Golf Course

Pine Barrens Golf Course.

Pine Barrens Golf Course.
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The Pine Barrens Golf Course is part of the World Woods Golf Club facility and is located in Brooksville, Florida.  The course opened in 1993 and is equally popular for its overall ratings as it is for its beauty.

Players Stadium Golf Course
The Players Stadium Golf Course at the TPC Sawgrass facility is more than 7,200 yards in length and carries a par of 72.  The course is located in Ponte Vedra Beach and is one of the newer courses in the area, having just been opened in 2006.

Copperhead Golf Course
The Copperhead Golf Course measures in at just shy of 7,300 total yards, yet retains an overall par of 71.  The course opened in 1970 and is part of the Innisbrook Resort & Golf club, it is located in the community of Palm Harbor.  This is one of the best golf outings that those traveling to Florida can experience.

Shingle Creek Golf Course
Opened in 2003, the Shingle Creek Golf Course is one of the many fantastic courses available in the city of Orlando.  The course has been popular with locals and visitors from outside the area nearly since the day it opened and regularly receives high ratings for nearly every service they provide.

Stoneybrook West Golf Course
The Stoneybrook West Golf Course is part of the Stoneybrook West facility and first opened in 2000.  The course is located in Winter Garden and is the recipient of many awards and wonderful customer feedback.  The staff at the Stoneybrook West Golf Course routinely wins many accolades from players from outside the area.  This can be a challenging and fun golfing experience for even the most average of golfers.

Challenger/Champion Golf Course
Located in Orlando and a part of the Bay Hill Club & Lodge facility, the Challenger/Champion Golf Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and first opened in 1963.  The course has stood the test of time and remains a great choice for any golf enthusiast who finds themselves in or around the city of Orlando.

Magnolia Golf Course
Part of the Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary, the Magnolia Golf Course is a true highlight for golfers, both locally and those from outside the region.  One of the more difficult courses in the area, the Magnolia Golf Course can give even seasoned professionals a run for their money.  A great experience for any golf enthusiast.

 Eaglebrook Golf Course
With just over 7,000 total yards of golf available, the Eaglebrook Golf Course which is part of The Club at Eaglebrook, has a par of 72.  The course opened in 1996 and is located in the community of Lakeland.  This is a popular course with golfers of all abilities.

Calusa Pines Golf Course
Located in Naples, the Calusa Pines Golf course opened in 2001 and quickly became the top golf course in the area.  Those playing the course routinely remark that it should be rated as Florida's best golf course.  Despite it being located in a predominantly flat area of the state, the course does its best to offer a variety of contours to those playing it.

Marcus Pointe Golf Course
While the Marcus Pointe Golf Course only measures in at just over 6,700 yards in length, it still has an overall par of 72.  The course is part of the Marcus Pointe Golf Club facility and is located in Pensacola.  The course opened in 1990 and is one of the most well thought of courses in that part of the state.  The Marcus Pointe Golf Course is regularly rated as one of the best values in the area and offers some of the nicest amenities too.

Golfing in Florida is a dream come true for any golf enthusiast.  The warm weather that embraces the state at all times of the year makes golfing there possible regardless of when a vacation or business trip may take a visitor there.  Because of this year round popularity, many golf courses in Florida are nicer than those in other areas of the country because they have to be kept in a constant state of being ready to be played.  Anyone visiting Florida for any reason, either business or pleasure, should bring their golf clubs along so they can experiences some of the nicest golf courses that the entire United States has to offer.  Visit Florida, for the golf. Use a travel booking engine such as Expedia. Use a coupon code for expedia and get savings on your next trip.  Expedia discounts to Florida are common since it's a top destination for vacation activities such as golf.

 

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Last updated by traveldude on 7/28/2009
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