Florida Golf Calendar

    By Carmen Bandea

    Florida has more golf courses than any state in the nation, all of them bathed in sunshine. Here are just some of the golf deals and events to get you swinging...

     

    THE EAGLES GOLF CLUB – This gem has set the standard of excellence for public access golf in the Tampa market. Located in the prestigious Eagles community, this facility offers two distinctly different 18-hole challenges in the Lakes and Forest courses. Rates start at $26.
    When:  through Jan. 31
    Where: Tampa
    Web: eagles.com

    CELEBRATION GOLF CLUB – The Celebration Golf Getaway Package includes overnight accommodations at Gaylord Palms, one round of golf for two people daily at Celebration Golf Club and lunch for two at Celebration Golf Club. Rates start at $249.
    When: through June 2018
    Where: Kissimmee
    Web: celebration.com

    JACARANDA GOLF CLUB – Create a golf package tailored to your wish list. Select your hotel accommodations from three different luxury locations, enjoy breakfast each morning, golf rounds on Jacaranda’s Championship East and West golf courses and complimentary range balls.
    When: through Jan. 31
    Where: Plantation
    Web: jacaranda.com

    LOST KEY - Framed by the natural beauty of Perdido Key, Lost Key is located between historic downtown Pensacola and the pristine sugar sand beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Purchase the Six Pack Deal for substantial savings. Rates start at $219.
    When: through March 2018
    Where: Pensacola
    Web: lostkey.com

    WINDSWEPT DUNES – Show up your buddies next time you’re on the links thanks to lessons with Class A PGA Head Golf Professional Eric Farrior. Drive for show and putt for dough, as the saying goes. Eric can help you brush up on your skills with both. Rates start at $40.
    When: through Jan. 31
    Where: Freeport
    Web: windswept.com

    BLACKSTONE GOLF COURSE – The 10 Round Savings Card will help you save more than $1,200. This mini membership features a different special every day of the week. Enjoy a quality golf experience that includes exceptional service and a tranquil atmosphere.
    When: through April 2018
    Where: Defuniak Springs
    Web: blackstone.com

    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s championship golf course has been dramatically renovated by globally acclaimed course designer Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with accomplished architect John Sanford.  Jack Nicklaus has a historical tie with the original course, as at age 11, he first broke 40 for nine holes on the resort’s course, shooting a 37.

    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s championship golf course has been dramatically renovated by globally acclaimed course designer Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with accomplished architect John Sanford. Jack Nicklaus has a historical tie with the original course, as at age 11, he first broke 40 for nine holes on the resort’s course, shooting a 37.

    - Naples Beach Hotel & Club


    NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & CLUB – The Solo Package includes luxury accommodations, 18 holes with golf cart, bag storage, and access to practice facilities. This par-71 course consists of five tees, ranging from 4,800 yards to over 6,900 yards. Don’t forget to hit up the 300-yard practice range.
    When: through September 2018
    Where: Naples
    Web: nbh&c.com

    THE DIPLOMAT – The B&B Offer includes luxury accommodations, a $100 voucher for most anything at the resort, including golf, one fitness class, four beach lounges, unlimited range balls and access to all non-motorized water sports.
    When: through Jan. 31
    Where: Hallandale Beach
    Web: diplomat.com

    BLACK DIAMOND RANCH - In 1987, Tom Fazio transformed the abandoned limestone quarries, with their sheer 80-foot cliffs plunging into the lakes, into the Quarry Course. Play the Quarry Course and the Ranch Course all while staying private home in the community. Rates start at $75.
    When: through April 2018
    Where: Lecanto
    Web: blackdiamond.com

    THE HABITAT - This championship golf course is a haven for wildlife and golfers. A sense of solitude prevails throughout the wetlands, pine forests, and rolling terrain. Book online to save up to 10 percent off regular rates. Rates start at $27.
    When: through Jan. 31
    Where: Malabar
    Web: habitat.com

    Have a golf deal or event you’d like to be considered for inclusion in this monthly feature? Please forward information at least 30 days in advance to our correspondent:

    Carmen Bandea
    visitflgolf@gmail.com

    Our mission is to support and promote Florida tourism throughout the state. Because of the heavy volume of requests for listings, not all submissions can be included in our calendar each month.

    Carmen Bandea, born in Atlanta, moved to Florida at age 11 to attend IMG Academies, where she learned to appreciate and love golf. She is a professional golfer with experience on the Canadian, Symetra, LPGA and Hooters tours, plus Tour De Las Americas.

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