Tee off by booking a luxury Florida villa for your dream golfing vacation. Whether it is just you and your partner, or a group of golfing buddies, Florida’s vacation villas are the perfect base for your holiday. They have home from home comforts and are usually a better deal than staying at a comparable luxury hotel.
Florida of course also offers the perfect climate to enjoy a round or two. It isn’t referred to as the Sunshine State without good reason. You can be sure of the perfect weather all year round and with more than 1200 courses you are never more than a couple of miles from a green too.
In resort at Reunion
You can’t beat the superb onsite golf courses at some of the exclusive villa resorts. Reunion Resort in Orlando has three championship courses that will blow your socks off. The Arnold Palmer Signature Course is a 6,196 yard 72 par course with rolling greens and fairways that pass close to nature preserves. This course has constantly been voted top of the list by a number of golf magazines.
You’ll need to think about your strategy to play the Tom Watson Signature Course at Reunion, which is also 72 par and 7,257 yards. This course has also won accolades from many magazines, including a listing in the top 25 toughest men’s courses.
The Nicklaus Course is a signature design by Jack Nicklaus, beautifully sculpted and a joy to play.
In resort at Hammock Beach
On the East Coast of Florida lies Hammock Beach, which will fulfill your golfing and vacation villa desires to the max.
Play the Ocean Course, another Nicklaus masterpiece that runs along the Atlantic Ocean. The final holes on this course have been named the ‘Bear Claw’ for their daunting and precarious nature as they hug the coastline. Again this course has appeared in top golfing lists since its inception.
The Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach is a Tom Watson design. This is one of Florida’s longest courses which is punctuated with waterfalls and ‘babbling brooks’, as well as 140 sand and coquina bunkers.
If the Mouse doesn’t tempt you, DisneyWorld has four signature golf courses and a nine-holer that may.
Magnolia, Palm, Osprey Ridge and Lake Buena Vista all offer their own charms. You won’t be surprised to know that Magnolia’s rolling manicured greens run through magnolia trees, especially beautiful when in blossom. Palm Golf Course has nine water holes and 94 bunkers for you to navigate and Osprey Ridge runs through a wildlife sanctuary. Lake Buena Vista has the Disney magic as you tee off next to a lake, drive through by a canal and take in views of a lighthouse!
The Oak Trail nine-hole course is great for casual games and family visits.
Like we said, wherever you choose in Florida, you will be close enough to enjoy this state’s favourite sport. There are some great villa deals to be found too, whether you choose one of the many Orlando villa options or go further south to find your best Miami vacation villa.