One of the benefits of these economic times is that many private golf clubs, experimenting with different revenue models, are opening up to the public.
So, if you ever wanted a private, Florida golf club experience, now is a good time for it.
Seminole Lake Country Club is one of the latest examples. It's a private club in Largo that has a year-round, "member for a day" package.
For $39, you get a round of golf, shared cart, range balls and lunch – and you don't even have to tip. That's included.
The course was designed by an architect named Chic Adams and built in the early 1960s. Like a lot of country clubs built in that era, it won't overwhelm you with length like many modern courses; Seminole Lake is barely 6,500 yards from the back tees.
It has a full-service bar and restaurant, locker rooms, driving range and a short game practice area.
The course has had some mixed reviews – this is one of the few Florida tracks I have yet to play -- so my advice would be to try the package and if you like it, consider the club's book of 10 "member for a day" packages for $390, with the 11th round free. The offer is good through October.
If you and your buddies can't wait, Seminole Lake has a "foursome special," any time, any day for $116.
Call 727-391-6255 for more information.