Golf in Florida is every golfer’s dream, especially for enthusiasts of this sport from Northern and Eastern Europe, where the climate and conditions for the game still leave a lot to be desired. Especially on the European continent, with the exception of Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland, which countries have the greatest golf traditions and are able to take care not only of the quality of the course, but also the entire “lifestyle” related to game of golf.

Golf in Florida is a real luxury, prestige and fantastic conditions to play at any time of the year. There are over 1,100 golf courses in Florida right now. And new ones are constantly being created and build. In northern Florida and in south of the peninsula.

Golf in Florida golfcourse view by the ocean
Golf course in JUno Beach Florida. Picture author: Carlos Amoedo

Golf in Florida

In United States of America, golf is loved by everyone and a large number of people play it on the daily or weekly basis. It’s not just a snobbish sport and spending time on green grass as perceived by this sport in Eastern Europe (not any more fortunately …). Spending time on the golf course means relaxing, making new contacts with people with similar passions and, above all, healthy and peaceful lifestyle.

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Florida, The Sunshine State offers perhaps the best golfing conditions in the world. Game of golf is played here all year round. There are housing estates and urbanizations in Florida that are only being built and intended for golf players. You can buy a property (which we encourage you to do – look at real estate sales offers from Activa Realty), on a golf course overlooking the green and enjoy the game and this fantastic lifestyle all year round.

Golf in Florida for players of all skill levels

In Florida state you will find great golf instructors, professional and semi professional golf schools and most of all, the best golf courses in the world. For sure one of the best in United States east coast. PGA and LPGA tournaments are held here every year. It is also an opportunity for foreign businessmen to think about an opportunity to do a golf business in the USA. There are an amazing 1,100 golf courses in Florida and new ones are constantly being developed. From Panhandle in the north to Key West in the south, Florida is full of golf courses.

Map of golf courses in Florida
Only main golf courses on Florida's map

Other states in the US are second to none compared to Florida. Maybe California and Hawaii could possibly compare to Florida in the quality and quantity of Florida golf courses.
There are private golf courses, public golf courses, municipal golf courses in Florida and golf courses within special housing estates (usually closed urbanizations).

There are reasonably cheap golf courses in Florida, the more expensive ones, and those designated only for millionaires and the American (also international) elite. There are golf courses in Florida for players of all levels. There are golf courses where membership can cost a fortune and where you have to sign up for several years or only for people recommended by another club member. Even if you have a lot of money, they may not necessarily accept you to such an exclusive and selected golfers society….
See also Florida’s top tourist attractions on our Florida property website and Florida map for property investors.

The best golf couses in Florida

One of the best golf courses in Florida located in the top 100 ranking, announced by Golf Digest USA, is El Diablo Golf Club in Ocala – relatively near city of Orlando. One of the oldest golf courses in Florida is the Lake Wales Country Club, designed in 1926 by Donald Ross.
A beautiful golf course, fantastically integrated into the beautiful nature of Florida and the natural beauty of the landscape of the Florida peninsula. Only a dozen minutes by car from Panama City, you are separated from the Sunny Hills Golf Club. This a real treasure among northern Florida golf courses.

Lake Wales Country Club in Florida. Golf course
Lake Wales Country Club in Florida. Golf course

Florida’s World Golf Village group of golf courses has been designed by world-renowned players including Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, and Jack Nicklaus. Florida golf courses were designed by other famous Florida residents and Florida-based businessmen, including businessman Raymond Floyd.
His projects include: Monte Carlo Golf Club, Grande Oaks golf course, Old Palm Golf Club, Rapture Bay Golf Club, Doral Resort Blue Monster and Gold Course Renovations, and the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club golf course.

Golf living communities in Florida

Florida state also has some of the best residential estates so called urbanization in the United States, the English expression will be more appropriate: golf living communities, including World Golf Village, represented by Deltona Corporation, and homes built and managed by Deltona Lakes Wales Country Club Community in Lake Wales, with the famous tower visible from afar.

South East Florida has some of the best golf courses in the state, including Olde Cypress golf course in Naples in south west Florida, Grandezza golf course also in Naples, and Lely Resort. These are the most prestigious golf estates where you also can buy your dream Florida property and live in Florida all year round. There are some property listings in the area in proximity of the best courses in Florida.

Florida also has the best golf instructors in the US. They are well-known to fans and professionals of this game. In all 67 Florida counties, you’ll find good golf instructors. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, there are game instructors who will teach you both the basics of golf and give you lessons for the more advanced players. The best golf instructors in Florida are: Bob Forward, Jay Golden, and Mary Slinkard.

Golf instructor in Florida

Florida golf course hotels

Florida state has also some of the best hotels in the US. There are excellent golf courses in every city in Florida. As a rule, some hotels are very close to the golf courses. Most golf course hotels in Florida are in Miami area, city of Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Ft. Myers in west coast, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Ocala in the centre of peninsula, city of Jacksonville, Panama City, and Palm Beach and of course city of Boca Raton where our real estate agency operates.

If you are planning a golf trip to Florida for the first time, or if it is another trip from Europe or South America to the Sunshine State, it is always worth remembering that golf in Florida is an important industry and an opportunity to create a golf business. It is true that few European citizens go to golf in Florida, more European diaspora use golf courses in Florida, but nevertheless you may have some idea for a golf business in Florida. See also Florida hotels and businesses in Florida for sale.

Not only golf, but also other Florida attractions, lure people to this picturesque corner of the USA. If you are traveling with children, you will definitely want to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studio in Orlando, Sea World and the new Legoland Florida. If you love golf, you’ll love Florida too! You can play 12 months a year, 365 days a year! See you in sunny state very soon …

Golf in Boca Raton area

Boca Raton, Florida is a popular destination for golfers due to its warm weather and abundance of courses. Some of the top golf courses in Boca Raton include:

  1. The Old Course at Broken Sound – This championship course was designed by Gene Bates and features challenging water hazards and strategically placed bunkers.

  2. The Resort Course at Boca Raton Resort & Club – Designed by Joe Lee, this course offers a mix of wide fairways and narrow approaches, as well as stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  3. Southwinds Golf Course – This municipal course is affordable and accessible, with a par-70 layout that is suitable for golfers of all skill levels.

  4. The Club at Boca Pointe – This private club features two 18-hole courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye respectively, as well as excellent practice facilities.

  5. Osprey Point Golf Course – This municipal course features 27 holes and was designed by Joe Lee, offering a challenging and scenic golf experience.

No matter what your skill level or budget, there are plenty of options for golf in Boca Raton.

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