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Best Golf Courses in Florida
When you think of Florida, you see sun-drenched images like sandcastles, suntans, and surfin’ safaris. But another sun-filled activity has earned our sunshine state much renown, and it has nothing to do with bath salts or wrestling gators!

Our diverse courses and welcoming weather conditions have solidified Florida as a top destination for golf. Though sprinkled with satisfactory courses amidst housing developments, the wide-ranging topography of the state offers a melánge of elite options for top-notch competitors. The wooded hills of the Panhandle and the dense Pineland stretches of North Florida transport you while the reclaimed swampland and stretching sand ridges of the south provide that signature sunshine state feel.

Whether you’re happy with making par or looking to sharpen your skills for your next Sunday showdown, we’ve compiled a list of Florida’s esteemed courses just for you!

Seminole Golf Club - Juno Beach
Long-running as one of the most exclusive courses in the country, Seminole has undergone multiple facelifts since its original Donald Ross design in 1930. This rectangular layout set adjacent to the blue seas of Juno Beach boasts sandy expanses in the rough and bunkers that imitate the crests of waves. If you find an IN to this prestigious course, we hope we’ll get the invite. ;)
Calusa Pines Golf Club
Home to the firmest, fastest Bermuda fairways and greens in Florida, Calusa Pines is the long-shot course of the pack. After surviving a rare form of cancer, Gary Chensoff gambled on a flat piece of land in South Florida and constructed ridge lines nearly sixty feet high out of pond fill flush with mature oaks, pines, and sabal palms—elevated beauty in every sense and against all odds. 
TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra Beach
Home of the infamous and much-feared sink-or-swim 17th island hole, TPC Sawgrass challenges the best in the game with its distance and target golf blend. Pete Dye brought Deane Beman’s brainchild to life with his “grenade attack architecture.” 
Streamsong Resort
Steamsong combines three of the most prestigious design firms in America to give players multiple experiences in one. To play this sprawling 31-hole resort triple-header is to compare and contrast the best designs in the business. Players enjoy the mix of bump-and-run link holes and target-like water holes and rave about the dunes that reach 75 feet into the air.
The Dye Course at Wye Oak
As Golf Digest’s 2022 Best New Private Course winner, Dye Course at Wye Oak is one of the most exclusive courses built in the new millennium.  It has no members and no on-site clubhouse. Located on the Florida-Georgia border, Dye Oak offers pure solitude unlike any other course in Florida. Do tell us if you become one of the few to experience this isolated gem!

Now, for the REAL players looking for family fun, here are some of the best Putt-Putt courses the Sunshine State offers!

  1. Congo River Golf on International Drive
  2. Putt-Putt Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach
  3. Goofy Golf in Fort Walton Beach
  4. Ripley's Bayfront Mini Golf in St. Augustine 
  5. Polynesian Putter in St. Pete Beach

We’ll see you on the green!

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