Florida Golf Calendar
By Carmen Bandea
Florida has more golf courses than any state in the nation, all of them bathed in sunshine. Here are just some of the golf deals and events to get you swinging...
SAWGRASS – The Stadium Play Package includes accommodations, breakfast daily at Vernon’s, one round of golf on the iconic Stadium Course, and access to practice facilities and resort amenities. Rates start at $442.
Where: Ponte Vedra Beach
LEGACY GOLF CLUB - The Practice and Play Membership includes unlimited range balls and use of practice facilities, free afternoon rounds of golf, free clinics at Serenoa & Legacy Golf Club and a draft beer or soda included with your round. Rates start at $35.95.
Where: Lakewood Ranch
SHULA’S – The Perfect Getaway Package includes breakfast for two at Shula's Steak 2, one $25 certificate to the Steakhouse, one round of golf on Shula's Senator golf course, use of practice facilities, $10 off at the Spa at Shula's and unlimited use of Shula's Athletic Club.
When: through Oct. 21
Where: Miami Lakes
OMNI – The PGA Tour Package includes an upgraded room, one round of golf at the Oak Marsh Golf Course, a $75 resort credit, a PGA TOUR welcome gift, and a snack. Rates start at $251.
Where: Fernandina Beach
JW MARRIOTT – The Unlimited Golf Package includes unlimited golf for two at The Ritz-Carlton’s Grade Lakes Golf Club, 15% off spa treatments, breakfast buffet for two adults and two children in Citron Brasserie, and a $50 resort credit nightly. Rates start at $279.
When: until Aug. 31
DISNEY WORLD – Play during the Sunset 9 promotional hours for a quick nine holes before dusk and enjoy a complimentary hot dog and beverage. Play courses such as Disney’s Lake Buena Vista, Disney’s Magnolia, Disney’s Palm, or Disney’s Oak Trail golf courses for $29.
Where: Buena Vista
NAPLES BAY RESORT – With the Suite Deal, guests stay their fourth night free. This package includes complimentary shuttle rides to and from the beach, discounted rates at several local golf courses, and close proximity to the Florida Everglades.
When: through Dec. 20
RED REEF GOLF COURSE - This 9-hole course provides breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. The course was designed by Charles Ankrom and highlights Seashore Paspalum grass. Rates start at $16; juniors play for free.
When: through Nov. 24
Where: Boca Raton
MISSION INN – The Unlimited Golf Spectacular Package includes a room upgrade, buffet breakfast, unlimited golf on two 18-hole championship courses, unlimited range balls, club cleaning and storage, and advance tee times. Rates start at $232.
When: until Sept. 12
HYATT REGENCY – The Golf For 2 Package includes late checkout, greens fees for 18 holes with cart for two persons, club storage and cleaning, unlimited use of range facilities, and daily breakfast for two adults.
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Carmen Bandea, born in Atlanta, moved to Florida at age 11 to attend IMG Academies, where she learned to appreciate and love golf. She is a professional golfer with experience on the Canadian, Symetra, LPGA and Hooters tours, plus Tour De Las Americas.