So you’re zooming along on one of Florida’s interstate highways, head nodding slightly because, let’s face it, interstates can get kind of boring.
Well, that five- or six-hour Florida drive from north to south or east to west doesn’t have to be tedious. There are golf courses galore lying alongside Florida’s interstate system. Sometimes they might be hidden a bit, but rest assured, they are there.
Why not pull over, relax and play a few? Let up on the gas and stretch out on some of Florida’s best courses.
Here are my recommendations of the best courses, or at least the most convenient, all of them just minutes off Florida’s super-highways: I-10, I-95, I-75 and I-4.
I-10: Perdido Bay Golf Club, Pensacola; Lost Key Golf Club, Pensacola; Southwood Golf Club, Tallahassee.
I-95: Hyde Park Golf Club and Bent Creek Golf Course, Jacksonville; TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra; World Golf Village, St. Augustine; Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast; LPGA International, Daytona Beach; Doral Resort, Miami.
I-75: Ironwood Golf Course, Gainesville; Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa; Stoneybrook Golf Club, Bradenton; Tiburon Golf Club, Naples.
I-4: Waldorf Astoria Orlando; Deltona Club; Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee.