Play golf in Florida – with more than 1 000 golf courses to chose from the state of Florida is absolutely “The Golf Capital of the World”.
Places with most golf courses are Orlando and Naples, but you will can play everywhere. Although many courses are private, many are open for green fee play. Our focus in this compilation is Orlando, Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Tampa/Sarasota.
- On practically all courses you drive a golf cart, you can not choose to walk the course yourself.
- Some courses have a dress code that, for example does not allow you to play in a T-shirt.
Play golf in Orlando – 10 popular public courses
Play golf on 82 (or more) courses in Orlando – but we are not sure if that means the area is number one in Florida. It is possible Naples has more.
Anyway, links to all 82 further down.
We present 10 well-known and popular public golf courses in the Orlando area.
Orange County National
Two 18-hole courses in Winter Garden: Panther Lake and Crooked Cat, plus Tooth, which is a 9-hole walking course.
Championsgate Golf Club
Close to Disney World with two courses designed by Greg Norman. Although in the same landscape a big difference in style between the National Course and the International Course. Luxury and world class golf is promised.
Harmony Golf Preserve
Play golf in Florida, in a wildlife preserve 45 kilometers south of Orlando International Airport. A beautiful golf course in the little town Harmony.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club
This club in Davenport invites the golfer to an environment not typical for Florida. Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and has pine tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, spacious fairways like in Scotland and some “Old Florida” with citrus trees.
Hunters Creek Golf Club
The course winds around 13 lakes and offers, with its five tees, a challenge for beginners as well as for the more experienced golfer. Golf Digest appointed it to one of the 75 best courses in the US.
Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
An award winning golf & country club in Haines City. “The Dunes” was ranked as sixth best golf course in Florida by Golf Digest.
Celebration Golf Club
Do not miss the opportunity to have a look at “the perfect town”, Celebration was the result of the Disney theme park Epcot going in another direction than what Walt Disney had in mind. 1996 the inhabitants got their own golf course.
Royal St Cloud Golf Links
A typical links course with rolling hills, designed to reflect a typical Scottish golf course with stone bridges, wood-clad bunkers and even an old English phone booth to further emphasize the origin of golf.
Metro West Golf Club
In the middle of the city, not far from Universal Orlando Resort. The par-72 course features thousands of trees, well-positioned sand bunkers, and a few water hazards that protect lush fairways and manicured greens.
Eagle Creek Golf Club
According to Golf Digest “a unique European design with state-of-the-art American technology”. Par 73, which is rare in Orlando. The club has a strict dress code for those who wants to play golf in Florida on this course.
Play golf in Miami and Fort Lauderdale: 8 popular courses
Links to eight of the most well known and popular golf courses in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. All of them are public.
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Bonaventure Country Club
200 Bonaventure Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33326
Play golf on the west coast: 10 popular courses in Tampa and Sarasota
Ten of the most popular golf courses in the Tampa/Sarasota area. All of them are public.