The Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Florida, opened in December of 1989, and is today recognized as one of the best championship golf resorts in the Sunshine State. The inaugural round was played by a legendary foursome: Hubert Green, Hal Sutton, Donnie Hammond and Buddy Gardner. Hombre Golf Club is a watery place. Its 27 Championship Holes, three separate nines fondly named "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly," feature water on 21 of the 27 holes and that, my friends, can make even the low handicapper shudder. All 27 holes are maintained to stringent PGA specifications throughout the year, and that means the course is always in the best condition. Hombre is a scenic and challenging layout nestled set among some of Northwest Florida’s most beautiful natural wetlands, marshes, lakes and wildlife preserves. It’s a land of palm trees, old-growth oaks and pines, seagrass and azaleas.
The Hombre has four sets of tees designed to bring the course to a playable level for golfers of all skill levels and is, in fact, the annual host of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, so you can bet it’s a tough track to plough, I mean play. Hombre also boats one of Florida’s best golf schools, The Academy at Hombre Golf Club ranked Golf Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 25 Golf Schools.
Green Fees: $69 - $89, includes cart; subject to change, so please check with the golf club for up to date rates
Where to Stay
Personally, I like the Watercolor Inn & Resort, Water Sound, Florida. A second option I can recommend is the Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Both are a little on the expensive side but, as always, you do get what you pay for.
For more options that might be a better fit with your budget, you can try the hotels listed in my Golf Travel Panama City Hotel Guide.
Hombre Golf Club, 120 Coyote Pass, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2470, United States; P: (850) 234-3673, F: (850) 234-1701
How to Get There:
The closest major airport is the Panama City Bay County Airport located about eight miles from Panama City. You can look for the best airline and car rental deals with these two aggregators, which provide travelers with an up-to-date search tool to compare prices on airfares and car rentals of all ratings.
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