6 Brilliant Golf Getaways in Florida

Florida’s tropical weather makes it a perfect destination to enjoy world-class golf year-round. There’s no shortage of golf courses in the state, but some are better than others. Here are the six best courses for fabulous golf getaways in Florida.

 

Seminole Golf Course, Juno Beach

 

– The Seminole Golf Course is one of the top courses in the world. It is an exclusive club with about 300 members. The club famously turned down Jack Nicklaus for membership. The course was designed by Donald Ross in 1930. It doesn’t host PGA Tours, charity classics or any other tournament. The 6,787-yard, par-72 course has dunes along the Atlantic Ocean and an enormous sand ridge to the west.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida Seminole Golf Course

 

TPC Sawgrass, Ponta Vedra Beach

 

– TPC Sawgrass is home of The Players Championship and serves as the backdrop to the PGA Tour headquarters, making it one of the world’s most famous golf courses. The course was opened in 1980 and designed by Pete and Alice Dye. The course is 7,215 yards with a par-72. It is known as one of the most difficult courses in the world.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida TPC Sawgrass

 

Calusa Pines, Naples

 

– Calusa Pines is a private club that can only be accessed by invitation. The 18-hole course was designed by Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry and sits on the highest land point in South Florida. Calusa Pines has been ranked as one of the greatest golf courses in the United States since it opened in 2001.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida Calusa Pines Golf Club

 

The Concession, Bradenton

 

– The Concession was designed by Jack Nicklaus in partnership with Tony Jacklin. In addition to the 18-hole par-72 course, visitors can perfect their skills on one of the world’s largest private practice areas. The Concession has 23 facilities including a 10,000-square foot putting green and a 14,000 square-foot chipping green.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida The Concession Golf Club

 

Jupiter Hills Club, Tequesta

 

– Jupiter Hills is a very private golf community. The exclusive club has two 18-hole championship golf courses – the Hills Golf Course and the Village Golf Course, both designed by George and Thomas Fazio. The Hills course is 6,915 yards with a par 72.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida Jupiter Hills Club

 

The Bear’s Club, Jupiter

 

– The private Bear’s Club was founded in 1999 by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. It is a huge part of Jack Nicklaus’ legacy because for decades the golf legend wanted to create a premier club in his South Florida backyard. The Bear’s Club is that dream realized. Membership is by invitation only.

Top 6 Golf Courses in Florida The Bear's Club

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After receiving a degree in journalism, she pursued a career as a professional photographer that has allowed her to travel extensively. When not traveling, she lives in Atlanta where she is working on opening a photography studio and bar that's inspired by her favorite cities around the world and merges her love of food, culture and art.