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...

     

    WORLD WOODS – Named for the many pine trees that outline all 18 holes, this acclaimed layout is sculpted from an expansive pine forest with surprising, dramatic changes in elevation. Save up to 50 percent off regular rates when you book online. Rates start at $39.
    When:
    2019
    Where:
    Brooksville
    Web:
    worldwoods.com

    MYSTIC DUNES – The Swing Away at Mystic Dunes Package includes three nights of accommodation, a discount of up to 50 percent off one round of golf and golf club rental, and access to the practice facility. Rates start at $121.49.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Celebration
    Web:
    mysticdunes.com

    NATURE WALK – This par-60 layout, which stretches to a length of 3,512 yards, is nestled amidst majestic oak trees. Nature Walk Golf Club is where you to want to play. Rates start at $15.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Lynn Haven
    Web:
    naturewalk.com

    SHINGLE CREEK – The Stay and Play Package includes accommodation, two rounds of golf at the award-winning Shingle Creek Golf Club including golf cart, discounted rates at Brad Brewer Golf Academy for hotel guests and no resort fees.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Orlando
    Web:
    shinglecreek.com

    PGA GOLF CLUB –The PGA Learning Center offers year-round programs for learning all aspects of the game. The Get Golf Ready 5 Fun Lessons for $99 Package is for players of all skill levels and ages. Golf clubs are provided if needed.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Port St Lucie
    Web:
    pgagolfclub.com

    SPESSARD HOLLAND – This beautiful par-67 stretch executive course is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Indian River Lagoon, offering year-round refreshing breezes and memorable views. Rates start at $15.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Melbourne
    Web:
    spessardholland.com

    INNISBROOK – The Classic Golf Package includes one round per day, $10 retail credit in the pro shop, advanced starting times at time of reservation, unlimited use of practice facilities, and club storage and locker room service. Rates start at $189.
    When:
    2019
    Where:
    Palm Harbor
    Web:
    innisbrook.com

    OKEEHEELEE – Offering 27 holes of championship golf in a quiet park setting, Okeeheelee Golf Course has meant quality golf to Palm Beach County for more than 20 years. The course is set up in three nine-hole courses that can be played in multiple 18-hole combinations. Rates start at $15.89.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    West Palm Beach
    Web:
    okeeheelee.com

    THE BREAKERS – The Complimentary Daily Benefits Package includes a full American breakfast buffet, weekly group fitness classes, unlimited tennis court time, discounts for golfers, and special events for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
    When:
    through Sept. 30
    Where:
    Palm Beach
    Web:
    breakers.com

    BONITA FAIRWAYS - The beauty of this course is that it challenges your short game as well as your long game. There are seven par 4's; the remainder are par 3's. The course features valleys, sand traps, and several small waterholes. Rates start at $26.29.
    When:
    through Oct. 31
    Where:
    Bonita Springs
    Web:
    bonitafairways.com

    MICCOSUKEE – This course, which has hosted many LPGA and PGA events, is situated in the heart of Miami and is considered by many to have the best layout in the South Florida area. Stay at the resort to save up to 30 percent off your round.
    When:
    through June 30
    Where:
    Miami
    Web:
    miccosukee.com

    STREAMSONG – The Tour Package includes three nights of guest accommodations, one round each on the highly acclaimed Streamsong Red, Streamsong Blue and Streamsong Black courses and a $75 Streamsong Resort Credit for each player.
    When:
    2019
    Where:
    Bowling Green
    Web:
    streamsong.com

    TPC TAMPA BAY - The Monthly Invitation Tournament gives golfers the opportunity to play 18 holes, and partake in contests and raffle drawings, a buffet lunch with free beer, and a hole-in-one contest for a Vantage Membership, a $2,300 value.
    When:
    May 1 – Oct. 31
    Where:
    Lutz
    Web:
    tpctampabay.com

    REUNION RESORT – The Unlimited Golf Package includes accommodations, golf on arrival and departure days, unlimited golf with cart on mid-stay days, breakfast each morning, and 1 p.m. late check-out. Rates start at $199.
    When:
    2019
    Where:
    Kissimmee
    Web:
    reunion.com

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    Heritage Isles Golf Course is a championship design layout that proves a true test for the advanced golfer. From the Gold back tees, the par-72 course plays at 6,976 yards, and the par 3’s are possibly the most challenging in Tampa.

    - Heritage Isles Golf Course

     

    HERITAGE – The Player’s Advantage Club includes 18 holes of championship golf, unlimited range balls, courtesy player development clinics, and you have the opportunity to earn additional points for discounted golf and apparel. Rates start at $34.95.
    When:
    monthly throughout 2019
    Where:
    Tampa
    Web:
    heritage.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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