Some couples think the Florida coast golf courses should be on everyone's must-do list. Yes, you can have a ton of fun hanging out at the beach or catching a few waves on Florida’s Gulf Coast with your sweetheart, but there are also some spectacular golf courses that will challenge your skills. Some of these courses are connected to luxurious resorts, so you can spend time golfing even if your travel partner prefers to spend time on the beach or shop.
The following five courses are among the best Florida coast golf courses, and they each have their own perks.
This is a must-play golf course for anyone interested in seeing Tom Fazio’s best design work. There are two Fazio courses featured at this club, and both have been ranked in the top 10 courses for the state. They’ve also appeared in Golf Digest for their beautiful design and challenging obstacles. You can book packaged stays that include accommodations in comfortable villas and time out on those courses.
This is a luxurious resort in the city of Naples that is visited just as often for its golf course as for its easy access to the white, sandy beach. The course is designed around 14 water features, including some larger lakes. The greens are meticulously maintained, and the weather is always beautiful. You can purchase special accommodation packages that include tee times, making this one of the easiest ways to plan a golf vacation in Florida.
Designed by esteemed Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, this challenging golf course at Naples National presents some creative holes as well as interesting architecture. You’ll see stone and rock integrated into the overall design rather than hidden as on most other golf course. This creates some scenic features that make golfing even more enjoyable. Of course, you’ll have to focus to get your ball around massive trees, wetlands, and other course features.
Keep in mind that this is a member-owned club with some strict rules. For instance, there are dress code guidelines, cash tipping is not allowed, and men cannot wear hats in the clubhouse.
You’ll find this golf club in Placida, Florida, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico near the island of Boca Grande. The course was designed by Tom Fazio, and Golf Digest has ranked it as one of the top 20 courses in the state. The club overlooks an estuary flowing into the Gulf, which is why it was given the name Coral Creek. You’ll want to take your time while playing this course because some holes offer spectacular views of the water. The overall vibe of the club is peaceful and quiet.
This resort is home to the Copperhead Course, which is a popular hot spot for many professional golfers. The perfectly manicured course is elevated and features rolling hills, pine trees, and interesting water features. There are four other courses within the resort, and you can book packages that give you time on the greens as well as time to relax and explore the surrounding area with someone special.
As you plan your next couples vacation to the Gulf Coast in Florida, try to work in one or two of these waterside Florida coast golf courses. You may just come away with an experience that even your golf buddies back home envy.