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.

     

    PALAKTA GOLF CLUB - Designed by Donald Ross in 1925 this natural Florida beauty gently tumbles over the undulating terrain and wraps around the tranquil woods of Ravine Gardens State Park. Play for as little as $10 on this hidden gem.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Palakta
    Web: palaktagolfclub.com

    THE DON CAESAR - Stay one night at the fabulous Don Caesar and enjoy two days to play 18 holes of golf at the always impeccable TPC Tampa Bay. Relax with two beach lounge chairs and an umbrella on St. Pete Beach and get a VIP discount card. Rates start at $436.
    When: 2017
    Where: Tampa
    Web: tampabay.com

    HAMMOCK BEACH – After a year of renovation the Ocean Course’s grand reopening is just around the corner. All fairways, greens and rough have been sodded with the new salt-tolerant Platinum Paspalum. Delight in the sweeping ocean views.
    When: Oct. 12
    Where: Palm Coast
    Web: hammockbeachgolfspa.com

    CRANDON GOLF - This course offers a playing experience featuring seven saltwater lakes, challenging sand traps, mangrove thickets, and holes overlooking Biscayne Bay. It’s the only course with a subtropical lagoon in North America. Rates start at $30 for 18 holes.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Key Biscayne 
    Web: crandongolf.com

    The Waldorf Astoria is visually stunning and immensely playable. This par 72 golf course is enhanced by natural elements like majestic cypress trees lining the fairways and features a five-tee system to accommodate golfers of every caliber.

    The Waldorf Astoria is visually stunning and immensely playable. This par 72 golf course is enhanced by natural elements like majestic cypress trees lining the fairways and features a five-tee system to accommodate golfers of every caliber.

    - - Waldorf Astoria


    WALDORF ASTORIA –
    The Golf Stay and Play Package includes a deluxe guest room featuring premium bedding and twice-daily housekeeping, one round of golf per night of stay for each registered guest and a complimentary golf cart rental. Rates start at $345.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Orlando
    Web: waldorfastoriaorlando.com

    EMERALD BAY - This course includes multiple water features and views of the bay as it winds through the exclusive gated community of Emerald Bay. Book your tee time online and look for the Hot Deal to save up to 40 percent off regular rates.
    When: 2017
    Where: Destin
    Web: emeraldbay.com

    CAMP CREEK GOLF CLUB – The Tee-Rific Golf Getaway Package includes a beachfront room at WaterColor Inn, one round of golf per day on your choice of two nearby championship courses, unlimited use of the practice facility and use of bikes, canoes and kayak rentals. Rates start at $370.
    When: 2017
    Where: WaterSound, Fla.
    Web: campcreekgolf.com

    ORANGE COUNTY NATIONAL -The Tooth Course provides the perfect venue to try out new shots in your arsenal. This short but challenging course offers golfers the opportunity to play a quick but stimulating nine holes. Walk The Tooth for as little as $19.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Winter Garden
    Web: ocn.com

    TIBURON – Enjoy a luxury golf weekend for two with the Golf Fore Two Package, which includes overnight accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, 18 holes of golf including cart, unlimited golf, same day continuous play and complimentary club rental. Rates start at $669.
    When: 2017
    Where: Naples
    Web: tiburon.com

    IMG ACADEMY – The newly opened Cool Clubs facility at IMG Academy has the latest technology for the club-fitting experience. All new shafts are checked and analyzed for conformity to specifications of over 100,000 measurements. Only the best make it to your bag.
    When: 2017
    Where: Bradenton
    Web: img.com

    GOLF CLUB OF NORTH HAMPTON – This classic risk-reward golf course plays just over 7,100 yards from the tips but can be played from an additional four tee boxes for those who prefer a more relaxed round. Play 18 holes for $30 when you book online.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Fernandina Beach
    Web: golfclubnh.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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