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5 Florida Golf Resorts Worth Checking Out

Winter weather is just around the corner for most of America. When the weather turns gray and snowy, many golfers put their clubs away for the winter. Some head south to the warm temperatures and lush fairways of Florida. The Sunshine State’s golf resorts are perfect for snowbirds and offer an escape from the ice further north. Florida has some of the best golf resorts in the entire world. Blue skies, great temperatures, and amazing courses built by iconic designers make Florida a destination on many golfers’ bucket lists. If you are searching for a great golf resort, here are 5 Florida golf resorts worth checking out.

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Hammock Beach, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Hammock Beach, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Palm Coast, Florida
Hammock Beach runs along the Atlantic Ocean and provides golfers with dreamlike views. The beautiful course is just yards away from the ocean’s waves crashing upon the beach. It is one of the most stunning views and one that can be completely distracting to golfers. Fortunately, golfers get use to the tremendous sights as they are all around. There are two courses located at Hammock Beach and both are smooth with rolling green features. The Ocean Course, which rubs up against the Atlantic contains six holes designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Meanwhile, the Conservatory was designed by Tom Watson. It lies more inland, but it still provides players with breathtaking scenery.

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Reunion, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Reunion, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Kissimmee, Florida
Reunion offers golfers three different courses to choose from. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson designed the courses and put plenty of thought into them. Kids can also enjoy games of foot golf while visiting Reunion. The soccer-golf mashup is a popular game that tests kicking accuracy. Reunion was one of only six resorts to make Golf Digest’s resorts 2018 Best Of list. Players can also get help with their game from resort’s highly rated golf academy. In all, Reunion is a tremendous Florida resort that offers plenty of extras.

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Streamsong

Streamsong

Bowling Green, Florida
Streamsong is located 90 minutes south of Orlando, which may seem in the middle of nowhere to vacationers. Once travelers arrive at Streamsong they will find a plush resort with a five-star hotel. The resort is now home to three world-class golf courses, increased from two in 2017. The original two courses were designed by Tom Doak, Bill Coore, and Ben Crenshaw. Meanwhile, the third was crafted by Gil Hanse. After playing 18-holes, golfers will want to hit Streamsong’sfantastic spa for rest and relaxation. According to USA Today, Streamsong’s“links-style courses have few forced carries and generous fairways with no rough to fear, especially around the greens where players have plenty of options when it comes to chipping, putting and pitching the ball.” Sounds like a winner.

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La Playa Beach and Golf Resort

La Playa Beach and Golf Resort

Naples, Florida
La Playa Beach and Golf Resort is one of the premier golf and beach locales in Florida. The resort is home to an excellent golf course with rolling fairways and smooth greens. The golf course was designed by Robert Cupp and features a world-class playing surface. Golf isn’t the only thing on the menu at La Playa. The resort offers a well-kept spa that will help you relax the stress away. It is especially great if you have had bad day on the golf course. Located on the gulf coast of Florida, golfers are treated to some amazing ocean views.

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Turnberry Golf Resort

Turnberry Golf Resort

Miami, Florida
Turnberry Golf Resort has been called the most prestigious golf resort in and around Miami. The resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses. The courses were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. In more recent years, they were redesigned and further developed by Raymond Floyd. The courses are so well built and maintained that the South Florida PGA and LPGA championships hold events there. The resort possesses a luxury wellness spa providing massages, therapies, and other high-quality experiences. Turnberry also gives guests two award-winning restaurants. Celebrity chef Michael Mina is the man behind Bourbon Steak. Vacationers come for the golf, but stay for the amazing culinary treats.

Florida is home beautiful locations and perfectly built golf courses. It is a bucket list destination for any true golfer. The great thing about Florida is the number of golf resorts to choose from. Luckily, many of them are perfect for a vacation. If you’re looking to improve your game and perhaps work at one of these amazing resorts someday, you may want to consider earning a golf course management degree. There are options to attend college in Florida and be closer to these great Florida courses as well.