When you talk about golf, Florida automatically hits your mind. With a golfing history that dates back to the 1890s, you’ll all agree that Florida has earned its place in golfing history. In Florida, golfing was introduced by John Gillespie a Scottish immigrant who built a golf course in his homestead in Sarasota. Ever since this sport has almost become a tradition. In the United State it arguable that Florida golf scene is more resourceful than any other state with the exemption of California.
Over the years, Florida’s golf courses have been graced by the presence of famed golfers including; Babe Zaharias, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen just to mention a few. As well as, renowned golf course management companies like Hampton.golf. If you are looking for pals, romantic or a family getaway we always have a place for you. Here are some places for you to visit and experience something new and completely different from your normal golfing routines.
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
The golf course is one of the 50 courses in the Florida Historic Golf Trail. It was established in 1928 and is located in St. Augustine/ Ponte Vedra. The Ocean course boasts as one of the best-golfing locations as it sits next to the beach making it an ideal location. It also offers accommodation with first services and a good view of the course.
Elgin Golf Course
Another course in the North of Florida. The course that sits in Niceville was established in 1923. The Eagle course is run by the 96th Force Support Squadron of the Eglin Airbase. The Elgin course is well known for its two unique holes. A blind top shot over a hill is required for the two holes number six and seven. The eagle course has two championship course; the Falcon and the Eagle named after the F-16 Falcon and F-15 Eagle aircraft. If accommodation is what stops you from experiencing the perfect getaway, then worry no more! There are numerous luxurious, spacious and yet affordable hotels around including; Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn.
Bobby Jones Golf Club
Established in 1927 the course is located in a southwest city of Florida Sarasota. Because of its association with Gillespie first course, it’s also referred to as ‘cradle of golf’. The golf course has earned its rights in the golfing world with a 9-hole par three executive courses and two 18-hole championships. It is also located near Hotel Indigo, Hyatt Regency, Aloft Sarasota and the Westin Sarasota which happen to be among the best suits in the state.
Biltmore Golf Course
Biltmore Golf Course sits in Coral Gables a city in the southeast. The hotel and resort offer exceptional accommodation and services. In fact, in 1996 the hotel and resort were acknowledged as a National Landmark. The golf course features two 18-hole, par-71. The golf course is also home to the Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. The event is one of the most competitive tournaments as it hosts top amateur golfers from all over the world who come to participate.
Winter Park Country Club
The golf club is located in central Florida in winter park city. The golf course was the first golf course to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Florida. The golf course is a 9-hole, 35 par and has an enjoyable playing space of 2,470 yards. They also offer out of this world services and accommodation with luxurious suites.