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.

    PEBBLE CREEK GOLF COURSE – Play a course with 16 waterfront holes, moss-draped grandfather oaks and a plethora of wildlife from alligators to sand-hill cranes. Stress melts away in this setting. Book online to receive rates as low as $25 for 18 holes.
    When: through Aug. 31
    Where: Tampa
    Web: pebblecreek.com

    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 and a complimentary golf cart rental. Rates start at $290.
    When: through Aug. 31
    Where: Orlando
    Web: waldorfastoria.com

    METRO WEST - Located 10 minutes from Universal Studios, this classic and traditional style 18-hole public golf course provides golfers of all playing abilities a challenge, good times and an enjoyable experience. Rates start at $19.99.
    When: through Aug. 31
    Where: Orlando
    Web: metrowest.com

    JACARANDA GOLF CLUB – The Fort Lauderdale Golf Package includes hotel accommodations, breakfast each morning, golf rounds on Jacaranda’s Championship East and West golf courses and driving range balls. Multi round specials are available upon request.
    When: through Sept. 30
    Where: Plantation
    Web: jacarandagolf.com

    GREEN GOLFER DAY – Osprey Point, Okeeheelee, Parkridge and Southwinds golf courses are taking part in efforts to preserve the game for future generations to come. . On select dates through October, take the GREEN GOLFER PLEDGE and receive a discounted golf rate for 18 holes to support environmental stewardship.
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Palm Beach
    Web: pbcgolf.com

    Located only 25 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, North Hampton provides golf in a casual setting, great conditioning and local wildlife.

    Located only 25 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, North Hampton provides golf in a casual setting, great conditioning and local wildlife.

    - Golf Club of North Hampton

    GOLF CLUB AT NORTH HAMPTON – The PGA Professionals at The Golf Club are equipped with the latest in radar technology. A two-day school offers player assessments, K-Vest 3-D motion software, swing analysis and impact and ball flight assessment using video analysis and Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor. $700 per person
    When: through Oct. 31
    Where: Fernandina Beach
    Web: golfclub.com

    SHALIMAR – The Summer Golf League at Shalimar is the happening place to be every Thursday evening at 5:30. New participants are always welcomed and encouraged to partake in nine holes of golf, prizes, contests and free draft beer following play. Rates start at $15.
    When: through Sept. 30
    Where: Shalimar
    Web: Shalimar.com

    THE DON CESAR – Enjoy a luxe room with a beach view, two beach lounge chairs and an umbrella on St. Pete Beach, play 18 holes of award-winning golf at TPC Tampa Bay, complementary valet parking and a VIP discount card. Rates start at $436.
    When: through Aug. 31
    Where: Tampa
    Web: doncesar.com

    PANTHER GOLF CLUB – Located less than 30 miles from Naples’ beautiful beaches, this course is committed to preserving the area's significant environmental resources as well as its rural and agricultural heritage. Book online to save up to 50 percent off regular rates.
    When: 2017
    Where: Ave Maria
    Web: panthergolf.com

    HOLLYWOOD BEACH RESORT – While the resort is in the process of a complete remodel the golf course is offering a $25 Tuesday & Thursday special. Play 18 holes of cart golf with your buddies and then relax on the patio with $2 draft beers.
    When: limited time
    Where: Hollywood
    Web: hollywood.com

    SANDRIDGE - With island greens on the front nine to rolling hills on the back nine, the Dunes course winds around an old ridge that runs up the East Coast of Florida and was once used for mining operations.  Play 18 holes for as little as $20.
    When: 2017
    Where: Vero Beach
    Web: sandridge.com

    RENAISSANCE - Enjoy four nights in an elegant suite, breakfast daily, one round of golf on both the Slammer & Squire and the King & Bear, and partake in single club fitting at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy with the Hall of Fame Experience Package. Rates start at $287
    When: Sept. 30
    Where: St. Augustine
    Web: renaissance.com

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    Carmen Bandea

    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.