The best thing about the following list of top golf courses is the range of golf tracks that can be found here. While the topography of Florida is fairly flat, numerous golf course designers, who are well represented here, use creative touches to create memorable golf experiences throughout Florida.
At TPC Sawgrass, Pete Dye, following a suggestion from his wife, created his famous island green on the 17th hole of the Stadium Course, home of the Players Championship.
An hour north of Sawgrass, Pete Dye created five holes along the Atlantic and another island green at the 18th hole of his Ocean Links course.
At Streamsong, you'll find two courses carved from an old phosphate mine, Audubon certified properties and courses at the Marriott Marco Island where golfers are challenged by water hazards, winds and the rough, to name a few.
All of the golf courses mentioned here are open to the public while only one, Gasparilla Golf Club requires a golfer to be a guest at the respective resort. All offer twilight rates that start mid afternoon and all represent great golfing value particularly in the low season summer months.
Several courses, such as PGA National and The Blue Monster are desirable because they allow golf fans to play in the footsteps of the greats as they continue to host annual PGA Tour events. Others are valued for their natural beauty and proximity to larger urban areas. Rest assured, wherever you find yourself in Florida, there's a golf course for you. Use this list as a good starting point to the great variety of choice that exists in the sunshine state.