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...

     

    LPGA INTERNATIONAL - This premier golf club boasts two world class four-star courses as rated by Golf Digest. The Hills Course and the Jones Course are distinct in design and playable for all skill levels. Join their mailing list to receive one free round of golf.
    When: limited time
    Where: Daytona Beach
    Web: lpgainternational.com

    HIDDEN LAKES GOLF CLUB - This course winds through large pines and stately oaks, along the pristine Turnbull Bay estuary and around beautiful lakes and winding creeks. Bring the kids along for an evening outing; they can play for free. Rates start as low as $12.
    When: through Nov. 30
    Where: New Smyrna
    Web: hiddenlakes.com

    REUNION GOLF & SPA RESORT – The Reunion Golf Classics Package includes luxury accommodations at a AAA Four Diamond rated property in an exclusive 2,200-acre destination and one round of golf per day on one of the resort’s four prestigious courses. Rates start at $89
    When: through 2017
    Where: Orlando
    Web: reunion.com

    SANDESTIN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT – The Ultimate Golf Buddy Package includes luxury accommodations, a free 6-pack of beer, a daily 30-minute golf lesson, free burger, chips and soft drink each day, a 50-minute massage, play at either Baytowne Golf Club or Raven Golf Club and a sleeve of golf balls.
    When: through Nov. 30
    Where: Sandestin
    Web: sandestin.com

    MARTIN COUNTY GOLF COURSE - Part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, this course offers two 18-hole courses, a driving range, putting and chipping greens. Located in the heart of the Treasure Coast, this is a beauty. Public rates starting at $26 for 18 holes.
    When: through Nov. 30
    Where: Stuart
    Web: martincc.com

    Recognized for its premium conditioning and risk-reward opportunities, The Nicklaus Course is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew’s Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary.  Panoramic vistas of the bay, marsh and scenic wetlands abound throughout the course as it stretches more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

    Recognized for its premium conditioning and risk-reward opportunities, The Nicklaus Course is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew’s Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marsh and scenic wetlands abound throughout the course as it stretches more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

    - Sheraton Bay Point Resort


    SHERATON BAY POINT RESORT – The Birdies, Brews and Breakfast Package has everything you need for the ultimate getaway. Play unlimited golf, breakfast for two, two complimentary beers per person at Tides or Flip Flops and complimentary range use.
    When: through 2017
    Where: Panama City
    Web: sheraton.com

    COVE CAY GOLF CLUB – Break out your golf clubs, ladies, and get ready for the Ladies Only Golf Clinic hosted by the fabulous Mrs. Pat McClanan Shriver, PGA Class A Teaching Professional. Every Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Pat will assist you with bettering your golf game for $15.
    When: 2017
    Where: Clearwater
    Web: covecay.com

    LAKE JOVITA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB – When a short and simple vacation won’t make the cut, a month-long stay is just what’s needed. Customize your vacation to your needs and specifications with the Stay and Play offer. Enjoy the perks of membership that come with your rental.
    When: 2017
    Where: Dade City
    Web: lakejovita.com

    JULIETTE FALLS GOLF CLUB – The Stay and Play Package is perfect for the family that loves to golf together. Stay on the golf course in a four-bed, three-bath private house and play one round of golf per day on this award winning 7,200-yard course. Rates start at $299
    When: through May 2018
    Where: Dunnellon
    Web: juliettefalls.com

    MISSION INN RESORT & CLUB – The Golfers Getaway Package includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast buffet, 18 holes of cart golf per day, advance tee times, access to range and practice facility, club cleaning, storage and complimentary bag tag. Rates start at $181
    When: through Jan. 12
    Where: Howey in the Hills
    Web: missioninn.com

    TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL – Play unlimited golf with the Championship Golf Package. Reside in a lavish deluxe suite, enjoy breakfast daily and play one round of golf per day. For a short while, enjoy a complimentary arrival, replay or departure round with your stay. Rates start at $250
    When: through 2017
    Where: Miami
    Web: doral.com

    BAYTREE NATIONAL GOLF LINKS – Play 18 holes of cart golf on a gorgeous course peppered with 82 white-sand bunkers and the unique red shale coquina waste areas that have helped make Florida golf famous. Lunch at the club is included with your $45 round.
    When: through Nov.30
    Where: Melbourne
    Web: baytreenational.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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