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Florida Golf Vacations

Enjoy top class golf all year round in the Sunshine State

Florida golf resorts have got it all, and it’s easy to see why the state is widely regarded as a golfer’s paradise. With beachfront courses on the Gulf or Atlantic to inland courses close to Walt Disney World in Orlando, golf resorts in Florida offer something for everyone. But it’s not just the play that makes Florida golf vacations so enjoyable; the year-round sunshine and laidback lifestyle also provide the perfect atmosphere.

For truly iconic golf vacations in Florida, you can’t get much better than TPC Sawgrass. This location is home to two championship courses, each offering picturesque scenery and plenty of challenging play, as well as the famous Island Green 17th hole. Florida is home to more golf courses than any other state and our Florida golf vacation packages comprise the best courses in the Sunshine State. Take your pick from the Ritz-Carlton Naples, PGA National, Innisbrook, Bay Hill, and Trump Doral.

Florida Golf Highlights

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Over 1,100 golf courses
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Courses open year round
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Luxury spa resorts
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The Best Golf in Florida

The ‘Sunshine State,’ home to a number of the world’s best golf courses, is one of the most popular stops on the PGA Tour. There is no shortage of championship golf in Florida, with at least three events held each year, known as the ‘Florida swing’, and for those wishing to challenge themselves on some of the game’s most difficult courses, Florida is the place to be. TPC Sawgrass home of The Players, is undoubtedly the most recognized of them, with its island green on the 17th hole being one of the most iconic vistas in golf.

Recommended Florida Golf Destinations

The Island Green at TCP Sawgrass with reflections of blue sky in the lake

TPC Sawgrass

The Stadium Course, created by Pete Dye, is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. The Players Championship, the tour’s unofficial 5th Major, is held on the course, which is best renowned for generating some of the year’s most entertaining play, peaking on the 17th hole.

With its island green, the short par 3 is one of the most famous holes in the game, a defining moment of The Players.

Clubhouse and putting green at Arnold Palmers Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Bay Hill’s golf sweeps across the shores of the Butler Chain of Lakes, which creates superb playing conditions that will challenge seasoned professionals and amateur players alike.

The club features 27 holes of championship golf, and the Champion/Challenger, where the invitational is played, are said to be some of the toughest on the tour.

Copperhead Golf Course name in foliage on the side of a lake at Innisbrook golf resort, Florida

Innisbrook Golf Resort

Innisbrook Golf Resort in Florida is a golfing goldmine situated on the idyllic gulf coast at the Palm Harbor, a short drive north-west of Tampa.

Featuring four championship golf courses, the most renowned being the Copperhead Course which is the annual host of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, Innisbrook is one of Florida’s proudest golfing locations.

Bronze bear statue signifying the beginning of the bear trap at PGA National, Florida

PGA National

Home to the PGA of America, PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens is one of the finest in the US. Flagship course, The Champion, which includes the notorious ‘Bear Trap’ hosts Honda Classic every year on the PGA Tour and has also played host to the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship.

PGA National also offers four other championship golf courses; The Fazio, The Match, The Palmer, and The Estate, each worthy of a trip in their own right.

18th hole at the blue monster golf course, Doral, Miama

Doral Miami

This course, aptly titled the “Blue Monster,” is 7,590 yards long and has a variety of water hazards that are guaranteed to catch a few golf balls. The course was redesigned in 2014, with each hole resculpted and developed into the modern-day beauties that they are now.

To score, golfers must drive the ball far but also have a sharp short game because of the steep bunkers, dense rough, and challenging greens.

“Florida is the world’s greatest amusement park.”

Budd Schulberg
Island green on the edge of a lake at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Florida

What Makes Golfing in Florida Special?

Florida is the most visited golfing state in the United States and it won’t fail to impress, both on and off the course. Florida offers everything for those seeking not only great golf, but also the perfect vacation. Beautiful weather, exciting nightlife, pristine beaches, and world-class golf courses combine to make your golf trip one to remember.

The sunshine state is unique in providing year-round golfing opportunities, with winter low temperatures averaging 65 degrees, T-shirt Golf. Florida experiences its lowest rainfall from November through mid-May, and the colder weather makes fall, winter, and spring the ideal times to visit the state’s top golf courses.

Florida is home to stunning beaches, a variety of awe-inspiring theme parks and national parks, vibrant nightlife, and a wide range of distinctive tourist destinations that make it a one-of-a-kind vacation. Take a trip to the Everglades and see the almighty alligator in its natural habitat or go thrill-seeking in Orlando with a visit to Disney World or Universal Studios.

A golf trip to Florida requires a lot of planning. If you want to fit in all the best courses, or try somewhere new, get in touch with our experts.

A lake at Arnold Palmers Bay Hill Club & Lodge with the course in the distance

Orlando Golf Tour

Proudly established as one of the top cities in the US for attractions, and notably, Orlando holds the crown as the most visited city in the state. Home to multiple theme parks, including the world-famous Walt Disney World, there is definitely no shortage of things to do during a golf trip to Orlando.

Around 55-60 million people visit this Floridian paradise every year, enticed by its warm climate and abundance of activities.

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A Florida Golf Vacation

Play the best golf in the Sunshine State Glorious blue skies, intimidating water holes, and the occasional golfing gator. The Florida swing is underway on the PGA Tour, and the anticipation is building as we move toward The Players Championship and The Masters. There’s a reason why the tour travels to Florida in February and March – escaping late winter…

Book a Florida Golf Package with Premier Golf

Premier Golf creates luxurious golf vacations to Florida to suit your requirements. For couples, small groups, or a large tour, our experts will produce itineraries that will meet your brief, ensuring your golf trip is exceeds expectations.

Premier Golf’s experts have extensive knowledge of the Florida golf scene, we can make recommendations and build itineraries for your ideal trip. Get in touch with our representatives to create your own bespoke golf trip to Florida.

Florida Reviews

An experience to remember

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 11, 2023

It had been a dream of mine to play the Stadium Course, as a Pete Dye fan and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We received a warm welcome and a cool introduction about the complex. After checking in we hit some balls on the range and continued to the first tee. I have never felt as nervous. The course was in fantastic condition and I ended up playing the round of my life. All of the staff were very friendly and the food in the clubhouse was excellent.

I can’t wait to return to TPC Sawgrass and until then, I will highly recommend it to friends and other golfers.

Graeme F

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Florida Golf FAQs

According to Travel Magazine, there are over 1,000 golf courses in Florida.

Fees begin at around $20 for municipal courses and can reach far pricier levels at exclusive country clubs.

Different players will give you different answers, but most would say either TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, or Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green as the best golf course in Florida.

Typically, they start around May or June and last to September or October, depending on the location and demand of each course. Summer golf rates are usually lower than peak season rates due to the extreme heat.

In the hot Florida climate, peak golf season coincides with the winter months of November to April.

Yes, you can golf year-round in Florida, as most golf courses are open throughout the year and offer different rates depending on the season and time of day.

The best time to visit depends on whether you want to avoid crowds, the weather, rates, and other preferences. You can visit any time of the year. Our recommendation is late-fall or early spring.

All our packages for Florida are stay-and-play, allowing you to take in the majesty of courses like the TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course.

Major tournaments in Florida include The Honda Classic (part of the Florida Swing), The Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, The Valspar Championship, and The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play.