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Golf Courses in Florida

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Golf Courses in Florida
The 17th Island Green at Sawgrass During the PLAYERS Championship 2011

The 17th Island Green at Sawgrass During the PLAYERS Championship 2011

Copyright © 2011 Blair Howard
It probably will not surprise you to learn that there are more than 1,250 golf courses in Florida, more than in any other state, and there are at least 100 major hotels and resorts to serve them. Many of Florida's Golf Courses are ranked among the best in the world, most maintained to championship standards. From Pensacola to Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra in the north, to Miami & West Palm Beach in the southeast, and from Naples and the southeast Gulf Coast, to Destin and Fort Walton Beach on the northern Gulf Coast, each location offers a unique opportunity to stay and play the year round. Florida is, after all, the Sunshine State. To date, I listed and reviewed more than 350 of Florida's golf courses and resorts; resorts such as Doral Golf Resort & Spa, the PGA National Resort & Spa and, of course, Sawgrass Resort & Spa. Golf resorts such as these are miniature worlds where the focus is not just upon the sport around which they were created, but on providing a "total family adventure."

Top Florida Golf Courses and Where to Find Them:

Florida, it's resorts and its golf courses cater to golfers of every budget and every level of skill. Nowhere on the Planet will you find more world-class properties than here in Florida. In the Greater Naples area alone there are more than 20 grand resorts featuring more than 40 courses, and more are being constructed each year. All of this would ordinarily mean that finding the right resort, hotel or courses to play would involve a great deal of research and planning; but not here. Below you'll find links that will provide you with all the information you need about where to stay and where to play; you'll find in-depth hotel guides, golf course guides and golf course reviews to help you with your planning. I've endeavored to make your research as simple as possible. Just browse the links below and you'll find everything you need to plan that once-in-a-lifetime golf outing or vacation in Florida:

Where to Stay in Florida - Regional Guides to Florida's Hotels and Resorts:

The Pros Call Florida Home:

Florida is home to the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, World Golf Hall of Fame and more professional golfers than any other state. The Tournament Players Club is at Sawgrass; the PGA National is at Palm Beach Gardens; the LPGA International is at Daytona Beach. So, Florida really is the center of professional golf in the United States. Check out these special packages and save money.

A Florida golf vacation offers something for everyone - there are no golf widows here. For the kids there are the great theme parks; for the ladies there are hundreds of spas of international repute; for the entire family there are Florida's World Famous Beaches. Then there are the attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment. Whatever the occasion - a business convention, a group outing for golfers or the family vacation - and no matter where you stay, there's always a great course nearby and plenty to see and do for everyone else. Florida has it all!

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How to get There:

[There are four major air terminals that put all of Florida's great courses within easy reach: Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Pensacola. There are, of course more than a dozen regional airports serving the state. These include, Fort Walton Beach, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa St. Petersburg and others.

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