Florida's Oldest Mini-Golf, in the Nation's Oldest City

By John Schwarb If you’ll be in the vicinity of St. Augustine, get to Bayfront Mini Golf in the heart of the nation’s oldest city. You won’t find better views or a more relaxing round for just a few bucks. Bayfront, built in 1949 and owned by Ripley’s, operators of the city’s red tourist trolleys…

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Ace Your Golf Game at These Top Golf Courses in Florida

By James Y. Bartlett These 18 golf picks take you around the state. In the Miss America pageant, the judges have to choose one winner from a field of 50 beauties. In baseball, 28 teams play all year long, but only one wins the World Series. In golf, especially in the Sunshine State, you can find…

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Florida Golf Course Designed by the Masters

Master golf course architects turn Florida's landscape into works of art. By James Y. Bartlett Picture the state of Florida as one gigantic canvas, stretched between Floribama and Key West, and imagine that all the world's artistic Masters – Michelangelo, daVinci, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and…

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5 Family-Friendly Golf Resorts in Florida

By Tim McDonald You may be looking for a place where the whole family can enjoy golf, not just mom and dad. There are plenty of family-friendly golf resorts in Florida. I've stayed and played at all of them at one time or another. Here are my top five picks. 1. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort…

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Best Places to Play Florida Golf with Elevation

By Tim McDonald Play Florida golf in the mountains? Not exactly. But there is golf in these here hills - or hills in this here golf. True story: When my wife first moved from Nebraska to Florida, when she crossed the Georgia line into the Sunshine State, she was stunned and amazed to see oak and…

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Take Your Pick From Orlando's World-Class Golf Resorts

By Tim McDonald It may be convincingly argued that Florida is the epicenter of golf in the U.S., with more golf courses than any other state. It can also be said that Orlando is at the center of Florida golf. In fact, the problem is an embarrassment of riches. With so many courses to choose…

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Get the Royal Treatment at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

By Tim McDonald The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples is one of the swankiest golf resorts in the state and the country for that matter. You come here to play golf, you get treated like royalty. Speaking of royalty, at least in golf terms, the resort's two courses were designed by Greg Norman…

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Heading to Miami? Check out These Golf Courses

By Katherine Sealy Heading to South Florida? Look, you know you can't party 24 hours a day. You have to take some time off, and that means hitting the golf course. I've played a ton of golf in the Miami area, and here are some of my personal favorites. Doral Golf Resort and Spa is the most…

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Shot-Makers Will Love Cimarrone Golf Club

By Tim McDonald The area from Jacksonville south to St. Augustine has some of the best golf courses in the state – in the country, actually – and they sometimes tend to overshadow some other fine tracks in the area. Cimarrone Golf Club is a good example. It's got good length – 6,891 yards from the…

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