Top 5 Golf Courses in Florida
Article by Janet Slagell
For many time spent in Florida means Disney, beaches, Jimmy Buffet, seafood and the laidback atmosphere – and not necessarily in that order. For others it is time spent on the waters of the Everglades, deep sea fishing or NASCAR racing. Then there are the thousands who come to this sunny land with goal in mind-perfecting their swing and keeping below par. In fact, for many Florida tourism has only one venue-its many beautiful and challenging golf courses. So if you are planning at trip to Florida and want to visit some of the best greens Florida tourism has to offer, be sure that as many of these locations as possible are on your list.
The Bobby Jones Golf Courses in Sarasota- Here you will find a golfer’s paradise as you traverse this 325 acre green. The three courses include an 18 hole 71 par American course, an18 hole par 72 British course and a 9 hole par 30 Gillespie Course.The Clewiston Municipal Golf Course is an 18 hole family friendly course. It was designed by Stiles and Van Klek and is a favorite of Tom Watson, Bob Murphy and Lawrence Taylor. Dubsdread Golf course in Orlando is a challenging course that has been rated by the USGA as the most difficult newly renovated course. Dunedin Country Club is as the original home to the PGA, perhaps one of the most historic golf courses in the state. It has been recently renovated and has been the host to the qualifying round for the PGA Club Championship and the 2009 qualifying site for the Senior U. S. Open. The Fort Meyers Country Club is one of the region’s most beautiful and is favorite for bird watchers and golfers alike. As one of Florida’s oldest golf courses, the grounds here have not only been played by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford but have alsohosted the Coors Open. Golfing in Florida is as much about the scenery as it is about your score. In fact, with backdrops such as the Intercoastal Waterway and the MiamiÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s skyline, plus palm trees and the salty sea breeze even the worst day on the green is compensated for by the beauty of the course.
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