Florida is a state known for their warm tropical climate, sandy beaches, and amusement parks. What is not commonly known is Florida actually has some of the top golf resorts in America. There are actually around 100 Florida Golf Resorts spread across this great state. Combined with year-round sunshine, this makes Florida an excellent place to spend your next golfing vacation. Here, is a list of the top five golf resorts in Florida.
400 Ave of Champions Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
The PGA National Resort and Spa is one of the most recommended golf resorts in the state. The resort is home to five excellent golf courses, to include the Champion, which is home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. All the golf courses are championship level courses with excellent fairways, perfect greens, and plenty of water hazards to avoid. Two of their courses were inspired by golf professionals, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The golf resort is located about 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and with 10 to 15 minutes of shopping, dining, and the beach.
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178
The next great golf resort is the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The Doral has been one of the more established golf resorts in Florida for the last 40 years. Several of their golf courses have been designed by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Jim McLean. The most famous of these courses has to be the championship caliber “Blue Monster” which only very few professional golfers have conquered. The resort hotel and amenities are second to none. Every aspect of the resort is maintained to the highest quality possible. Guests feel like they are treated like kings when they stay at this hotel. This resort also has dining accommodations, a kid zone area, and the Jim McLean Golf School.
Saddlebrook is located one mile east of I-75 at exit 279, 30 miles north of Tampa International Airport
Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida is another great golf resort. The resort offers two Arnold Palmer Signature golf courses that will put your skills to the test. In addition, they have 45 tennis courts, kid’s camp, multi-million dollar super pool, and a world class spa. On top of all of the available activities, the living accommodations are truly remarkable, with over 800 deluxe rooms and suites. Overall, Saddlebrook is a wonderful resort nestled in the Tampa, Florida region.
6800 1st Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Next, is the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, which is one of the oldest luxury resorts that have received many accolades for their accommodations and golf courses. The 1,350-acre resort features four premiere golf courses, tennis facility, kid’s recreation center, shopping, and a luxurious hotel and spa. Their golf course has received Links Magazine’s “Best of the South” award is Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resort in the US.”
1000 Pga Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Finally, the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa is probably one of the best resorts you will see anywhere in the United States. They feature the two famous golf courses, TPC Sawgrass and Dye’s Valley Course. This resort also has more to offer then golf, they feature a variety of beach activities, children’s programs, and wacky golf tournaments. In addition, they have the distinction of having one of the most premier hotel and spa accommodations anywhere. Everything is maintained to the highest standard, and you will surely enjoy your experience here.
Karlee Wiggins blogs about her travels and research. She enjoys golfing with her husband on their travels around the United States