Create Your Ultimate Florida Golf Holiday

There are many and varied reasons for visiting Florida. The Sunshine State has a multi-faceted profile in the attraction stakes, and you can pick from any of 10 great motivations as to why people choose this for their holiday year after year.

The basic variety is often top of the pops for many. There is simply SO much to do, and on such a broad front, that you just can’t go wrong. But one reason that goes overlooked by many – but not the sporting cognoscenti – is Florida’s great history and modern track record in Golf.

The sport of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino – to name three golfing greats who have all taken the state into their hearts – has been a major component of the local scene in every region for longer than you’d think, but it has really become a modern staple since the 1970s.

Just to start with, Florida’s golf heritage dates back to the 1890s – among the oldest in the USA – with the development of the railroads and hotels in the state, and it quickly became associated with the best experiences on offer, from Jacksonville to Key West, and just about everywhere in between. No other state has more courses (over 1,500, and counting), and, in simple terms, you can hardly go anywhere in Florida without falling over an excellent course.

You will also find some of the most immaculate golf in the country, in general terms, as well as a handful that are rated among the very best. The use of eye-pleasing water features is widespread, and you will also need to bring your best bunker play with you, as sand-traps feature equally widely. And, whether you’re in the North-West or South-East; Miami or Panama City, there will be a course to challenge your game within a very short drive (of both your car and a four-iron).

Fairway Bunker on Florida Golf Course