Florida is known as the Sunshine State and is spread over the “panhandle” in southern USA. The state lies between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, with a coastline of gorgeous beaches. The state has many fun theme parks, including Walt Disney World in Orlando. The art deco city of Miami is well known for its culture, arts scene and nightlife. There are also many green areas in the state, including the Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, where alligators are regularly seen as well as a wide variety of bird species. This sunny state is also ideal for golfers, and there is a great range of top golf resorts in Florida, USA, to choose from. Scroll below to view our top picks.
This stunning golf and spa resort is located in Palm Harbor, 3.2 km (2 mi) from the Gulf of Mexico, 4.8 km (3 mi) from Crystal Beach and only a 10-minute drive from Honeymoon Island. The resort has a total of four champion golf courses, all designed by the innovative architect Lawrence Packard. These include the Copperhead golf course where the world’s finest golfers play each March in the PGA Tour. The sprawling resort also features several outdoor pools, including water slides, along with 11 tennis courts. The resort offers a fitness center and a full-service spa with a massage service and a sauna. Dining can be enjoyed at the five on-site restaurants, including Market Salamander Grille and Packard’s Steakhouse. Guests can relax with a drink at the Turnberry Pub and Osprey Bar. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a kitchenette. Select suites offer a full kitchen and a balcony. Free wireless internet is available throughout the resort.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features a private beach area and offers a range of water sports. The resort is located in Destin, Florida, and is a 10-km (6.2-mi) drive from the Emerald Coast Center. The resort features four golf courses, namely the Raven Golf Club, The Links Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, and the exclusive private Burnt Pine Club. There is also a mini-golf course on the property and guests can enjoy a game of tennis. A wide range of dining options is available at the 20 restaurants and casual eateries in the resort, including typical Florida cuisine and traditional Mexican dishes. There are four swimming pools on the property and guests can enjoy free access to bicycles, kayaks and boogie boards. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV and comfortable seating area, while multi-bedroom units feature a full kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Quality Inn and Suites Golf Resort is located in Naples, Florida and features a golf course on-site. Other attractions close by include the Naples Zoo and the Gulf of Mexico, both a 12.8-km (9-mi) drive away from the resort. The property is 14.4 km (9 mi) from the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park. The resort features an outdoor pool with poolside bar, a fitness center, and a hot tub. Guests have access to a restaurant and snack bar on the property. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. Suites also feature a full kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
The Grand Palms Spa and Golf Resort is set in lush, tropical surroundings. The resort features a top-rated golf course and guests can enjoy lessons at the resort from a PGA-approved golf instructor. The resort also features a full-service spa, offering a full range of treatments and massages. Sports fans will enjoy the resort’s three soccer fields, three tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. There is also a fitness center and guests have access to various water sports close by. The hotel has a restaurant and a lounge bar. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffee, and tea-making facilities and free wireless Internet.
The Trump National Doral Golf Resort has four on-site golf courses and features the Jim McLean Golf School. The property also has an outdoor pool with a water slide and a hot tub. A fitness center and spa are available to guests. Dining is offered at three on-site restaurants, including BLT Prime, the Marketplace Cafe and the Palm Grill next to the pool. Children have access to a games room with Xbox. Rooms feature a balcony with a garden or golf view and a 55” flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a minibar.
Trump National Doral Golf Resort
Address: 4400 NW 87th Avenue
Price: from 149 USD
WiFi Lockers Currency exchange Non-smoking rooms Massage 24-hour security Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Breakfast takeaway containers
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, features two championship golf courses, including the 36-hole Tiburon Golf Course and free putting lessons, are on offer. The property also features an outdoor pool, fitness center and four tennis courts. The Gulf of Mexico coast is a ten-minute drive from the resort. Three award-winning restaurants serve a variety of cuisine and guests can enjoy evening entertainment in the Bella Vista Lounge. Guest rooms feature a 37” flat-screen TV and a private balcony offering golf or resort views. En suite marble bathrooms feature complimentary spa toiletries and bathrobes. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Address: 2600 Tiburon Drive
Price: from 209 USD
Cashless payment available ATM/cash machine on site Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Family rooms 24-hour front desk Allergy-free room Fax/photocopying Aerobics
Saddlebrook Golf Resort and Spa is located a 25-minute drive from the Busch Gardens theme park. The resort features two Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Courses. The resort also offers 45 tennis courts and a full-service spa with various massages and treatments available. There is a large outdoor pool on the property and a kids club is available. Five restaurants serve a variety of cuisine to suit all guests. Guest rooms feature patios or private balconies, a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom. Suites come with spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens.
La Playa Beach and Golf Resort features a private, white sand beach and a top-rated 18-hole championship golf course. A 25-minute drive takes guests to the Third Street South shopping center. The property offers a full-service spa and fitness center and children can enjoy various activities, including a swim camp. Gourmet dining is available, while cocktails can be enjoyed at the poolside Tiki Bar. A fire pit is available at the beach for outdoor cooking. Rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free high-speed internet access.
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort
Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Price: from 280 USD
Outdoor pool Kid meals Hot tub/jacuzzi Private parking Family rooms Special diet menus (on request) Facilities for disabled guests ATM/cash machine on site
Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club is an oceanfront hotel featuring a Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole golf course. The property also offers two outdoor pools, a fitness center and a full-service spa featuring massages, hydrotherapy, and yoga classes. Guests have access to six tennis courts and a Kids Club is available to keep the little ones busy. The resort offers five restaurants including a beachfront seafood restaurant and HB’s On The Gulf. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee-making facilities and refrigerators and most rooms offer a balcony or a patio.
World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort features an on-site golf course, designed by architect Bobby Weed, as well as spa facilities, a fitness center, and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Free transportation is available into downtown St. Augustine. The 500 South Restaurant serves American regional cuisine, while the lounge offers guests a variety of cocktails and other drinks. Luxurious, air-conditioned guest rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, an iPod dock, coffee, and tea-making facilities and a mini-fridge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and room service is available to guests round-the-clock.
World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
Address: 500 South Legacy Trail
Price: from 96 USD
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Games room Physical distancing rules followed Airport shuttle (additional charge) Security alarm Vending machine (snacks) Fax/photocopying All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Tee-off in the best sunny surroundings
Enjoy a visit to the “Sunshine State,” staying close to the beach while experiencing the best in resort living and dining, luxurious spa treatments, tennis courts, fitness facilities, swimming pools and a great round or two of golf at some of the best golf resorts in Florida, USA.
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