6 Best Golf Courses to Play in Florida

• 18.12.2023

Florida has more golf courses than any other state in the US, making it a popular destination for golf enthusiasts looking for a getaway. Dispersed throughout the Sunshine State, these golf courses are tucked away in resorts with first-rate family-friendly amenities. Florida's golf resorts offer the ideal combination of leisure and relaxation, with amenities like spas, beach access for guests who don't play golf, and kid-friendly water parks and lazy rivers.

These luxurious golf resorts are perfect for family vacations. Explore the top 6 golf courses in Florida for a memorable combination of relaxation and golfing delight.

Slammer and Squire Golf Course at World Golf Village
The Slammer & Squire course, located directly beneath the World Golf Hall of Fame tower, is a great place to begin your golf game. Architect Bobby Weed, along with well-known players Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, designed this course. Their shared goal was to create a course that preserves the stunning environment while honoring outstanding strokes. What they created is a well-maintained course that showcases the area's unspoiled forests, marshes, and scenic beauty. There are some curved putting greens on this open course. There are a few water obstacles, but the view of the Hall of Fame is so breathtaking that it will lessen the significance of any difficulties you experience.
 Slammer and Squire
                                                                            Slammer and Squire Golf Course at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Palm Harbor
Copperhead, Innisbrook's most famous course, is the PGA TOUR's 7th toughest at 7,209 yards and Par 71. As the Valspar Championship host, elite golfers love it. Famous for the Snake Pit, where championships take place, Copperhead has pine tree-lined fairways and undulating terrain, combining beauty and challenge. Golfers can see animals with water hazards like lakes and ponds on the long course, making it a must-play at Innisbrook for its challenge and beauty.

Copperhead Course
                                                                            Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort

The Boca Raton Club Course
The 6,253-yard, par-71 Boca Raton Club Course has 18 holes and twelve acres of water. It has a long history and is well-known for its unique island-green last hole. The course is ecologically sustainable because it is situated in a stunning Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Only resort guests and Club members are eligible for tee times.

Boca Raton Course 
                                                                            The Boca Raton Course

Challenger Course at Bay Hill Club & Lodge
The golf courses at Bay Hill are located along the Butler Chain of Lakes and provide superb playing conditions for both amateur and professional players. With 27 championship holes, the club is known for its Champion/Challenger course, which is considered to be among the hardest on the entire course. Visitors to the Bay Hill resort may experience a truly championship-quality layout and tee off where the pros play. Because of its lengthy and constrained layout, water regularly enters the picture, making every hole difficult.

Bay Hill Club & Lodge
                                                                            2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass
The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was designed by former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane R. Beman in 1980 to be the fixed site of the best golf tournament in North Florida and make the on-site fan experience better. Working with famous golf course designer Pete Dye, Beman created a plan that didn't favor any one style of play, resulting in a well-balanced design. The famous island green on the par-3 17th hole is a big part of why this course is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world.

Stadium Course
                                                                            THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

King & Bear at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
The King & Bear is the only golf course in the world that Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer co-designed. Combining two different design philosophies, the back nine offers a more classic Florida golf experience, surrounded by water features, 200-year-old oaks, loblolly pines, and coquina rock. The front nine embraces an open, links-style layout commemorating St. Augustine's history. This 7,279-yard course rewards strong drivers, mirroring the strong strokes of both Palmer and Nicklaus during their prime.

King and Bear 
                                                                            King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort

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