Florida is full of top quality Championship Golf Course. These can all be played but at a premium in terms of cost. Championsgate GC www.championsgategolf.com/ (36 holes designed by Greg Norman) and Reunion GC www.reunionresort.com/(54 holes designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson) are under a mile from the villa. Others such as The Blue Monster at Doral www.doralresort.com and the TPC Course at Sawgrass, Jacksonville (with the famous island hole) are a few hours drive away – but well worth the experience. For those wanting quality golf but at more budget prices keep reading!!
Budget Golf Courses
There are many local golf courses of superb quality to suit all purposes. Contact and course website details are detailed below. Some can be booked online using the 2 websites in the next paragraph. Stonegate CG Diamondback GC Ridgewood Lakes GC Highlands Reserve GC Stoneybrook West GC Southern Dunes GC Mystic Dunes GC
Websites to book Cheaper Golf
www.golfnow.com and www.playerspass.com are 2 excellent websites to book golf online. The first is free of charge and has numerous discounted golf times at a variety of courses. The second requires a small annual subscription and has similar tee times to the www.golfnow.com site but has some different courses and many 2 for 1 offers which can be good value – though you will find that you have to often pay the second persons golf cart fee. Golf will generally be cheaper if booked very early morning (when dew might still be on the fairways and greens) or later in the day (twilight) when there may be more risk of thunderstorms/rain which may terminate the round prematurely. It is good to check with the local weather stations on the TV channels or online at www.baynews9.com/Weather.html These however will provide your best chance of playing many fine courses at reasonable rates.
Ridgewood Lakes GC
Highlands Reserve GC
Stoneybrook West GC