Golfing Bright Spots: 5 Great Night Courses

By: Carling Nolan


Since most of the country is under snow and ice, this is the perfect time of year to sneak off to Florida for a golf vacation. Avid golfers are looking to play 18-36 holes per day, but how to accomplish that when the sun sets at 5 p.m.?

Your problem is daylight and the only prescription is Florida night golf!

Here’s a list of Five lighted golf courses in the Sunshine State:

1. Duran Par 3: Viera, FL

This par three course is right across the street from the lovely Duran Golf Club. After playing the challenging 7,100 yard par 71 course, you can sneak across the road for a quick 9 under the lights. The best of both worlds!

2. Terrace Hill Golf Club: Tampa, FL

Bring your driver! This is one of the few lighted courses that is not par 3. This course features 3 par 4's and a challenging par 3 that’s over 200 yards!

3. Island Golf Center: Fort Walton Beach, FL

This par 3 course runs along the water, and you can enjoy the bay scenery on most holes. It also has a unique pitch and putt course for your short game!

4. Jo Daddy's Lighted Golf Course: Palm Beach, FL

This golf course didn't make the list strictly for it's amazing name, but it's a great golf course too! It's 1,1470 yards with a par of 29.

5. The Links of Naples, (you guessed it) Naples, FL

This is the only lighted golf course in all of Naples. So if you're in Southwest Florida, stop by after dark for some birdies!


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Tom Bartosek
Tom Bartosek January 7, 2014 3:25 PM
Hi Carling,

Tom Bartosek here, with Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism. Great story about night golf courses!

We're happy you featured Duran's lighted course. But unfortunately, you placed Jo Daddy's (it is a great name!) in Palm Beach. It is actually in Palm Bay, just south of Melbourne on the Space Coast! I'm not sure if you can correct that, but I know Jo Daddy's and our office would appreciate it!

Please let me know if I can help with any future Space Coast golf references.