Golf Vacation Guide to South Florida [y]
When people think of moving or vacationing in Florida, there are so many great attractions to explore that it can be difficult to choose the right city. Those who play golf begin by looking at some of the touted best golf courses such as those in Orlando, Miami and so forth. What are they missing? Well, there are golfing gems in some of Florida’s smaller cities that can please any golfer from duffer to pro.
If you are a golfer then being able to participate in this sport twelve months of the year would be an absolutely wonderful existence. The state of Florida and it the Florida golf resorts offer this experience for the avid golfer. Florida ’s tropical weather means that the greens stay green year-round, and there is no need to shovel the snow off the tees to play golf in January or February.
You can enjoy afternoons on the golf course and mornings on the beach by combing a travel or vacation package to Florida with a golf trip. For seniors retiring to Florida, golf packages are also becoming more popular. A good web site to check for more information is the official site on Florida golf at “Play Florida Golf”.
During the months of May through October, the Florida golf resorts will usually never be crowded, which allows for a much more leisurely round of golf. Many duffers just do not enjoy being rushed through a crowded course. It can really take a lot of enjoyment away from the game. Another good point of golfing during the less busy months is you have a better chance of picking a tee time that you want.
Fort Lauderdale Golf Vacations
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, tucked away on 16 sun-drenched oceanfront acres is designed to ensure its position as Fort Lauderdale’s preeminent resort. This resort boasts South Florida’s largest private beach; water sports galore, and has been listed in “100 Best Spas of the World.”
Inverrary Vacation Resort – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida’s Inverrary Vacation Resort captures the beauty of the Floridian area. The Inverrary Resort is a superior first-class resort located minutes from downtown & its convention center, 20 minutes from Ft Lauderdale International Airport. Rooms are tastefully decorated with private terraces and are comfortably appointed.
Coral Gables Golf Vacations
Florida golf is year-round golfing at its best is to be found throughout the state. The white sandy beaches of the west coast are dotted with courses tucked away in small towns and villages.
The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables, Florida
The exquisite craftsmanship and detail found throughout The Biltmore is reminiscent of an Old World European luxury hotel. Rehabilitated in the 1980s at a cost of $55 million, the hotel’s 280 guest rooms and suites boast tasteful décor and warm, inviting accommodations with magnificent views of the hotel’s famous pool, golf course, or the City of Coral Gables.
Orlando Golf Vacations
While Orlando’s theme parks may be the big attraction for some the golf courses tucked away in the smaller towns around Orlando welcome you with people that are happy to see you and will make your visit an enjoyable one. The trick is not to limit yourself to major cities that are often crowded and very expensive. Some of the smaller cities have comparable courses for a lower price. The enjoyment is the same.
The Omni Orlando Resort – Orlando, Florida
Luxurious Omni Orlando Resort is one of the finest resorts in all of Florida. The Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate features 730 luxurious guest rooms and suites are lavishly decorated with over-sized modern furniture and the latest in technology.
Orange County National Resort – Orlando Florida
Florida’s Orange Count National Resort is a golfer’s haven. While at Orange County National, enjoy the comfort and convenience of staying in our on-site lodge located just a few steps from the first tee, complete with its own lighted putting green for those players who just can’t get enough!
Orange Lake Resort – Orlando, Florida
Located in Orlando, Florida just four miles from Walt Disney World Resort®, this full-service resort stretches across 372 beautiful acres of fairways, lake and woodlands. This is the perfect golf vacation getaway. Orange Lake prides itself on offering superior accommodations, amenities and services that create an unparalleled family vacation experience.
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa – Orlando, Florida
Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa is a paradise conveniently located inside the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. As an official Downtown Disney® Resort area hotel, we’re the perfect Florida destination. Our guests enjoy special privileges – like continuous complimentary transportation to all Disney theme parks, dining with favorite Disney characters, access to championship Disney golf courses and more.
Parc Corniche – Orlando, Florida
Warm weather and golf await you at Parc Corniche. Aside from complimentary continental buffet breakfast, you’ll have a completely furnished kitchen for those times when you just want to stay in and enjoy the privacy of your luxuriously appointed suite.
Tampa Golf Vacations
Saddlebrook Resort – Tampa, Florida
Saddlebrook Resort is a secluded retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life. Located on 480 acres of lush Florida countryside, Saddlebrook Resort is just 30 minutes north of Tampa’s International Airport. Set on rolling terrain and surrounded by lagoons, tall cypress and palm trees, two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer challenge golfers of all skill levels.
Palm Beach Golf Vacations
The Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort – Stuart, Florida
The Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort is a 200-acre island resort conveniently located only 45-minutes from the West Palm Beach International Airport. This golf vacation resort features 283 deluxe newly renovated accommodations with 214 guest rooms and 70 suites, of which our Sandpiper Building is located directly on the ocean.
PGA National Resort & Spa – Palm Beach, Florida
Golf at PGA National Resort & Spa is an experience you will savor for a lifetime. With 90 holes of championship golf, there is truly something for every level of player. PGA National is the home of the PGA of America and the host site of many national, as well as international tournaments. Instruction is also available at the Academy of Golf.
St. Augustine Golf Vacations
The wonderful thing about Florida is.., you just never get tired of finding new things to do. You know we have great golf courses, and a great majority of the professional golfers make Florida their choice of home.
Sheraton Vistana at World Golf Village – St. Augustine, Florida
Situated in St. Augustine, Florida, World Golf Village offers an environment that not only honors the game of golf, its great players and its values and traditions but also provides an entertaining and educational experience for golfers and non-golfers from around the world.
Other South Florida Golf Resorts
When it comes to choosing one of the numerous different Florida golf resorts your options are endless. Anywhere in Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami you will find world-class courses designed by the most famous names in golf course design. In South Florida, there are such famous courses as the Doral. This resort features five courses, nine golf pro shops, and a world-class spa.
Doral Golf Resort and Spa – Miami, Florida
Vacation at Doral Golf Resort and Spa – A Florida oasis. Surrounded by green fairways and shimmering water, Doral Golf Resort and Spa is an oasis of luxury in the South Florida sun. The recently renovated guest rooms and suites are situated in intimate lodges near the main clubhouse and reflect the colors, beauty, and ambiance of South Florida’s natural landscape.
ArrowHead Golf Club – Naples, Florida
ArrowHead Golf Club has established itself as one of the favorite golf courses to play in and around Naples. In 2001 the management of the entire facility was turned over to the management team of Coral Hospitality. ArrowHead has an extremely friendly atmosphere. The challenging nature and great condition of the golf course, which is maintained by golf course Superintendent Brian Kinney along with International Golf Management make it the place to play.
Turnberry Isle Resort and Club – Aventura, Florida
South Florida’s Pristine resort – Turnberry Isle Resort and Club. A soothing retreat atmosphere draws guests from all over the world to The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, a private resort, situated in the heart of South Florida. This resort is conveniently located between the two major international airports and seaports, of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Boca Raton Resort and Club – Boca Raton, Florida
Boca Raton Resort & Club offers five distinct styles of deluxe guestrooms and suites. The Cloister, built in 1926, is the Resort’s signature building and features Mediterranean-influenced antiques and architecture. The secluded one – and two-bedroom Golf Villas are located on the Resort’s championship course.
Coral Springs Marriott – Coral Springs, Florida
Golfers’ delight-Florida’s Coral Springs Marriott offers all a golfer could wish for. The Upscale resort-style hotel & conference center located directly on the Tournament Player’s Club at Heron Bay golf course. Conveniently located midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, just off the Sawgrass Expressway, in the prestigious Heron Bay development.