best golf resorts in Florida
Hammock Beach is one of the best golf resorts in Florida. Credit: Hammock Beach

Florida is a great place for golfing. There are beautiful coastal views to give you the perfect backdrop and a wide range of different courses and styles to try out. Of course, you don’t have to go and visit just one, pick a few of these high-quality golf resorts from the list below and spend your vacation golfing every day to your heart’s content.

1. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
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Located near Jacksonville in North Florida, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is one of the best golf resorts in Florida. For one, it has a rich history, having been around since 1928. It also has a great rating with an AAA Five-Diamond rank.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a golf resort without golfing. There are two courses at Ponte Vedra; the Ocean Course and the Lagoon Course. The courses boast that they are challenging enough and offer enough variety that you will end up going through all of your clubs at some point during the courses.

Golf isn’t the only thing available at the resort either. There is a spa, places to eat, tennis, and various other resort activities. If you want to step away from the resort a bit, the resort is also near the beach, and near shopping centers perfect for collecting souvenirs.

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2. Hammock Beach Resort

Hammock Beach Resort
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Hammock Beach Resort offers two signature golf courses. The first, the Ocean Course, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The second, the Conservatory Course, was designed by Tom Watson. The courses are meant to be challenging while offering beautiful views of the ocean and rolling hills.

There are a few different accommodations to choose from when you book a stay at the Hammock Beach Resort. There are one, two, and three-bedroom suites and villas. There are also condominiums and the lodge. If you’re passionate about golfing, the Lodge is the way to go as it provides views of the golf course and the ocean in every room.

In the resort, there are eight dining options to fill you up after a nice day of golf. Choose something a little more fresh with sushi or seafood, or go with a classic at the pub or chophouse. There are even options for lighter fare if you need a quick pick-me-up between rounds.

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3. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill
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The Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge offers a traditional golfing experience. There are a total of 27 holes made up of 270 acres along the Butler Chain of Lakes that offer a fun and exciting challenge. The 18-hole course is the Champion/Challenger course, while the 9-hole course is the Charger course. Unless you’re a member, the only way to play on the course is by booking a night.

In addition to golf, there are luxurious rooms to stay at. If you need a break from golfing for a bit, there are other ways to stay in shape such as the fitness center and tennis course. Need a day to relax? Check out the spa at the resort. There’s even a marina if you want to check out or ride your own boat.

With so much to do at one resort, it’s no surprise that Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge has made it on the list for the Best Stay and Play Golf Packages in Florida. This list is full of places that offer great rates, lodging, and golf courses throughout the state. Check it out!

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4. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
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This is another resort right near Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach. Those who stay at the Sawgrass Marriott get additional exclusive privileges when it comes to golfing at the TPC Sawgrass Golf Club. There are 36 holes at the golf course, both championship courses that are regularly maintained.

Some of the benefits include playing on the course and getting a lesson with a pro. You still have to book a tee time, though, so make sure you do it well in advance. Try out both the Stadium course and the Dye’s Valley course to get the most out of your experience.

Other amenities at the resort include several pools, balconies or terraces with most rooms, a complimentary shuttle ride to the Cabana Beach Club, and direct access to Ponte Vedra Beach. While golf is great, don’t forget to take advantage of these other benefits as well.

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5. World Golf Village

World Golf Village
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With a name like “World Golf Village” how can this resort not be on the list? Located in St. Augustine, you get a historic building full of luxury rooms. Each bathroom is made to feel like a spa. You also get amenities like internet access, wet bars, in-room coffee, and large desks in every room.

The golf courses alone are worth the visit if the room doesn’t do it for you. There are two courses. The first is The Kin & Bear, which was codesigned by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. It’s the only course in the world that can boast this unique design.

The other course is the Slammer & Squire. This course was designed by Bobby Weed, Sam Snead, and Gene Sarazen. There are a variety of water hazards and definite rewards for good shot-making. The course offers scenery of the natural areas such as wetlands and heavily wooded areas.

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6. Reunion Resort & Golf Club

Reunion Resort & Golf Club
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You won’t ever see a place like the Reunion Resort & Golf Club anywhere else. Not only does it offer three signature golf courses, but there is much more to do. Tennis and basic amenities are at the resort, of course. What really makes it stand out, though, is the 5-acre water park also located on the property.

There’s really so much to do at this resort. One unique feature is footgolf. This is a mix of soccer and golf. Bocce ball, miniature golf, community pools, playgrounds, and pickleball are also sprinkled throughout the property.

Each course was designed by a different PGA legend. One features the classic Arnold Palmer style. Another was created by the famous Jack Nicklaus, and the third is a challenging course by Tom Watson. Each course stands out in its uniqueness and offers its own challenges.

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Reunion Resort is also on our list of the top recommended golf resorts in Orlando. You should definitely check it out if you plan to stay in Orlando.

7. The Biltmore

The Biltmore
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The Biltmore is located in Miami, Florida. If you didn’t know, Miami is one of the top destinations for Golf Bachelor Parties in the United States. Not only is Miami one of the best destinations, but The Biltmore is one of the best places to golf near the city.

The Biltmore Golf Course is 18 holes. It was designed in 1925 by Donald Ross. In 2018, it underwent a renovation to better fit the modern game. Despite this renovation, there weren’t many major changes, so the course still has a strong Ross feel to it.

The resort itself is one of the most luxurious on this list. The rooms are large, clean, and elegant. If you want a day of relaxation with your friends or family, you can rent a private cabana beside the pools. Or, if you’re traveling alone, rent a daybed.

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8. PGA National Resort & Spa

PGA National Resort
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If you’re looking to go on vacation with the sole focus of golfing as much as possible, the PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida is the way to go. They have the gold golf experience stay and play package. With this package, you get luxury accommodations, daily breakfast, and the chance to golf every day on the championship course of your choice.

And boy, are there courses to choose from. The first is the Champion Course. This is the host of the Honda Classic tour. It features “The Bear Trap” known for being the hardest three-hole stretch in professional golf.

There are also courses named after the famous architects who designed them. The Palmer and The Fazio are their names. The Estate Course is a shorter course with a mix of difficulties. There are even new courses coming to offer more modern challenges.

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9. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples Tiburon
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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and the Tiburón Golf Club offer 36 holes. The course was created by Greg Norman. The courses double as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, thanks to Greg Norman and his dual passion for golf and nature. You’ll find sod wall bunkers and coquina shell waste bunkers throughout the course.

The courses at Tiburón Golf Club host the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship, the PGA Tour’s QBE Shootout, and the Champions Tour CHUBB Classic. Practice playing like the best in these two courses. Replicate some of the famous winning shots or just test out new play styles.

Of course, the rest of the resort is just as amazing. Try out the spa after a hard day of golfing, or keep up the energy with bicycle tours or a nature walk. Like the golf courses, the resort aims to keep the surrounding nature pristine and ready for its guests.

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10. Innisbrook Resort

Innisbrook Resort
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Innisbrook Resort is known for being a golf haven in the state of Florida. There are four championship courses included in the resort. The most noticeable course is the Copperhead Course. This is where the Valspar Championship during the PGA Tour is televised each March.

Though this is by far the most famous course, it isn’t the only one worth playing. There’s also the Island Course, North Course, and South Course. Each one offers different challenges, skill levels, and beautiful water features. Make sure that you book enough time at the resort to try all four courses.

You will feel like you live at the resort, rather than just visiting. The resort was built in a condo style. This design lets you feel more comfortable and at home at Innisbrook, no matter how long you decide to stay. It’s also right near a few airports to give you options to get to and from the resort.

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11. Streamsong Resort

Streamsong Resort
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If you’re looking for truly unique courses, visit the Streamsong Resort. This resort offers courses that feature Coore/Crenshaw courses, Hanse/Wagner courses, and Doak courses all in one area. Each golf course at the resort is listed in the top 50 in the entirety of the United States.

Each designer made sure to emphasize the natural area surrounding the golf course. They claim the land is full of the most unique natural designs. That makes the area the perfect location for a challenging, unique, and one-of-a-kind golfing experience.

The resort is far away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. No concrete jungles, songs of traffic, or thousands of people to navigate through here. You can spend your days in the resort relaxing and golfing without worrying about the time or when the weekend will end.

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12. Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf
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Sandestin offers 73 holes within four championship courses. These courses stretch across land all the way from the beach to the bay. Some of the designers were people such as Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rees Jones, and Tom Jackson. The courses are known as The Links, Baytowne Golf Club, Raven Golf Club, and Burnt Pine Golf Club.

The resort stretches out just as far as the courses. You can pick a vacation rental anywhere between Choctawhatchee Bay to the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. In total, the resort encapsulated 2,400 acres and plenty of amenities.

Don’t want to handle the details? Don’t worry. You just need to call the resort. They’ll help set you up with a trip organizer to make sure everything is booked just as you want. If you are going to book yourself, though, make sure that you check the maintenance schedule so you’re able to visit all of the courses in one trip.

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If a resort is not a must, Florida has a lot more golf experience to offer. Here’s our list of the top golf courses in Florida, check it out!

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