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 deals and events to get you swinging…
TPC SAWGRASS – The Players Stadium Package includes three nights of accommodation at the Marriott Golf Resort, one round of golf each on the Players Stadium Course and the Dye’s Valley Course, breakfast daily at The Clubhouse and more. Rates start at $319.
When: through Aug. 31
Where: Ponte Vedra Beach
WORLD WOODS GOLF – Enjoy the lowest rates of the year, starting at $144 per night, in a two-bedroom villa. All villas include a full kitchen and laundry room. Play Southern Woods, Sugarmill Woods and World Woods for $32 per round with replay rates as well.
When: through Sept. 30
HAMMOCK BEACH – Take a loved one on a golfing adventure with the Couples Golf Package. Reside at the stunning Hammock Beach Resort, walk to the beach, several restaurants and your tee time on the picturesque Conservatory Course. Rates start at $165.
When: through Aug. 31
Where: Palm Coast
ORANGE COUNTY NATIONAL – Make a day of it and splurge with 36 holes of golf. For $125 you can play the Crooked Cat and Panthers Lake, home of Final Stage PGA Q-School. Florida residents receive an additional $20 discount.
When: through July 3
Where: Winter Garden
THE DUNES – Play unlimited golf for seven days for $220. The seven-day playing pass allows golfers to play from sunup to sundown or until they can golf no more. Satiate your golfing thirst on a beautiful course surrounded by water and Florida wildlife.
When: June 1 – Sept. 30
LAKE WORTH GOLF CLUB – This public course will give you some bang for your buck. Book your tee time online to receive rates as low as $13 per round. Rated four out of five starts on Google Review this course is both affordable and a good time.
When: June 1-30
Where: Lake Worth
WILLOWBROOK – The Summer Savings Card is a short-term membership for those looking for a bargain. For $40, gain access to low daily golf rates, 10 percent off golf shop merchandise and discounted entries into club hosted events.
When: through Oct. 31
Where: Winter Haven
OSPREY POINT GOLF COURSE – With numerous awards since its opening in 2010, this public course is cream of the crop. It features the new Platinum Paspalum turf, which presents a lush playing surface from tee to green. Join the E-club to receive $10 off your next round.
When: limited time
Where: Boca Raton
BILTMORE – The Golf Inclusive Package includes luxury accommodations, a buffet breakfast, one round of golf on a Donald Ross Classic course, unlimited range balls and 10 percent off both golf instruction and merchandise. Come play where the legends play.
When: through July 31
Where: Coral Gables
ORANGE LAKE – This resort offers two very distinct playing experiences. Scottish-style golf is featured on the front nine, while the towering pines, majestic oaks, winding fairways and flowing water on the back nine are reminiscent of the Carolinas. Receive up to 21 percent off when you book your tee time online.
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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.