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...

     

    INNISBROOK – The South Course at Innisbrook has undergone a major renovation. After a five-month overhaul, every green on the South Course now boasts TifEagle Bermuda Grass. Players can now enjoy a smoother and more consistent putting experience.
    When:
    This Fall
    Where:
    Palm Harbor
    Web:
    innisbrook.com

    UNIVERSITY PARK - Consistently rated four stars by Golf Digest since 1996, University Park Country Club features 27 holes of championship golf designed by renowned golf course architect Ron Garl. Partake in unlimited access to the range and play 18 holes for $40.
    When:
    through Aug. 31
    Where:
    University Park
    Web:
    universitypark.com

    The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club features historic charm and modern convenience. The award-winning hotel is situated in the city's vibrant downtown district, just a short distance from attractions including Tropicana Field, the Dali Museum, the Florida Aquarium, and miles of pristine beaches.

    The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club features historic charm and modern convenience. The award-winning hotel is situated in the city's vibrant downtown district, just a short distance from attractions including Tropicana Field, the Dali Museum, the Florida Aquarium, and miles of pristine beaches.

    - The Vinoy

     

    THE VINOY – The Golf Getaway Package includes a luxury bay view room with one king or two double beds, golf for one or two players and unlimited same day replay, complimentary range balls, and unlimited access to the resort's health club. Rates start at $249.
    When:
    2018
    Where:
    St. Petersburg
    Web:
    vinoy.com

    THE BREAKERS – The Complimentary Daily Benefits Package includes lodging, full American breakfast buffet, meals for kids ages 12 and under, unlimited access to the Ocean Fitness Center, unlimited tennis court time, and discounts at the golf course.
    When:
    through Oct. 31
    Where:
    Palm Beach
    Web:
    breakers.com

    HILTON – The Golf Stay and Play Package includes luxe accommodations, access to four of the most elite golf courses in Destin, plus a free round of golf that comes complete with a golf cart rental for each night you stay. Rates start at $357.
    When:
    through 2018
    Where:
    Sandestin Beach
    Web:
    Hilton.com

    NATURE WALK GOLF CLUB - Nestled amid majestic oak trees and Florida pines this Par 60 layout stretches to a length of 3,512 yards. Opening in June of 1997, this course quickly became an area favorite for its well-manicured conditions and ease of play. Rates start at $15.
    When:
    through Aug. 31
    Where:
    Lynn Haven
    Web:
    naturewalk.com

    PLANTATION ON THE RIVER – The Golf Package includes one night of accommodations, breakfast, one round of golf on the 18-hole Championship course, golf cart and bucket of range balls. Rates start at $119.
    When:
    through Aug. 31
    Where:
    Crystal River
    Web:
    plantation.com

    OMNI RESORT – The Unlimited Golf Package includes accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf on the Oak Marsh Course, complimentary golf bag storage, unlimited range balls and complimentary cart use. Rates start at $809.
    When:
    2018
    Where:
    Amelia Island
    Web:
    omni.com

    ROYAL ST. AUGUSTINE – This challenging layout meanders through lush foliage and exotic wetlands. Winding fairways, sandy waste areas, well-placed bunkers, numerous lakes and large greens are characteristic of this course. Save up to 15 percent off regular rates when you book online.
    When:
    through Aug. 31
    Where:
    St. Augustine
    Web:
    royalstaugustine.com

    REUNION RESORT – The Reunion Unlimited Golf package luxury accommodations, unlimited golf during your stay, breakfast at the Clubhouse Restaurant and late checkout. Rates start at $144.
    When:
    2018
    Where:
    Kissimmee
    Web:
    reunion.com

    DELRAY BEACH GOLF CLUB – It’s not too late to sign up the kiddos for golf camp. Kids will learn practical golfing skills, how to excel in both short and long game, physical fitness and, of course, how to have a good time on the course. Camps are held Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. and lunch is included.
    When:
    through Aug. 9
    Where:
    Delray Beach
    Web:
    delraybeach.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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