10 Best Golf Courses in Broward County that are Waiting for the Golfing Enthusiasts



Have room to bring the clubs along? If so, don't pass up an opportunity to hit the links when you're in Fort Lauderdale. We at 10best have scouted the entire county for ten of the best golf courses to please even the most demanding golfer. This is South Florida, after all, and it's here that millions of visitors flock year-round, and the golf courses here are ready. Take a look through this list and take advantage of these excellent courses and spread the word! If you can get a tee time, Deer Creek Golf Club and the The Club at Emerald Hills ranks high on our list of places to play. For a bit of fun and the bragging rights to say you've played in a classic motion picture setting, the Arrowhead Golf Club in Davie was the setting of the hit film Caddyshack. Care to join a country club now that you've moved here, seasonally or permanently? Check out the beautiful Coral Ridge Country Club or the very prestigious Fort Lauderdale Country Club. For visitors who are here just a couple of days try out the City of Lauderhill Golf Course or the family-friendly Jacaranda Golf Club and enjoy your game!

 

 



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Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
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Located west of downtown Hollywood and the beach and south of Hollywood Hills, Hillcrest Golf & Country Club is the name when one thinks of for luxury golf. Opened in 1965, this beautiful Hollywood golf course is an ageless Devlin/Von Hagge Design that has matured into a classic layout. Redesigned in 2000 by famed architect "Gentleman" Joe Lee, the course added mounding, new sand traps, improved tee boxes and new lakes. One specific distinguishing feature is the unique drainage that sets it apart from other courses in South Florida. When the frequent heavy rains come tee times are still available here. Membership requirements and fees are generous and accommodating.


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Grande Oaks Golf Club
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It is probably best known for being the golf course used for the filming of the hit film Caddyshack, starring Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield. Grande Oaks Golf Club is an 18-hole course is in Davie, Florida, just a few miles east of Downtown Fort Lauderdale and neighboring NOVA Southeast University. Stop by for the grand tour of their 18-hold golf course and 40-acre practice facility. Designed by famed designer Raymond Floyd, Grande Oaks Golf Club invites golfers to join their family and make this your home away from home. Log onto their website for their schedule, golfing tips and techniques.


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City of Lauderhill Golf Course
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Sitting as an oasis in the midst of the bustling urban area that surrounds it, the City of Lauderhill Golf Course awaits for a relaxing game and a great place to meet with friends and family, or perhaps a day away from the office, for a day in the much-envied South Florida sunshine. Located conveniently in the center of Broward County west of I-95, this challenging 18-hole executive length course features 1,200 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 30. Opened in 1968, the longevity of this course along speaks of its ability to please golfing enthusiasts and keep them coming back.


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Easily accessible from Ft. Lauderdale in the beautiful seaside community of Deerfield Beach, this award-winning public golf course's outstanding fairway conditions, multi-million dollar clubhouse and PGA-honored pro shop make it a top choice for both novice and expert golfers. Considered one of the most challenging in the region, the 18-hole championship course features consistently smooth putting surfaces, gorgeously landscaped greens, majestic oaks and a distinctive undulating landscape. After a round, follow tee time with lunchtime on the Deer Creek Grille's garden patio to enjoy all South Florida has to offer. And remember, Deer Creek Golf Club no membership is needed.


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Northwest Broward
Colony West Country Club
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Known as Tamarac's hidden jewel and rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 public courses in America, the Colony West Country Club is a delight to any avid golfer or beginner. Always open to the public, offered are the Championship Course which is a Par 71 and 7387 yards long, a course rating of 75.5 and has the best layout around, and the Glades Course which is a Par 65 Executive Course, 4207 yards long, a course rating of 59.6 with new Tifeagle Burmuda Greens and scheduled to open at the end of October 2012. Come and enjoy the great golf course view from our solarium restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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The Club at Emerald Hills
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For visitors hoping to test their golf skills during a Fort Lauderdale vacation, The Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood is a highly acclaimed course that offers challenges that push even seasoned golfers' abilities to the limits. The host of numerous qualifiers, this pristine course is a patchwork of rolling greens, contoured bunkers and sparkling water whose beauty conceals a plethora of tests and traps. Whether you conquer the course or vice versa, stop by the welcoming clubhouse to unwind after the round. Go online to take a hole-by-hole tour of our fabulous course complete with photos and playing tips/


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Among the most trying links in Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club is conveniently just west of Downtown in the center of the city of Plantation, and located on the historic land once occupied by the Plantation Golf Club. This public golf course's 18 holes are surrounded by Everglades-inspired wetlands and a one-of-a-kind linear park and multi-use trail. Golfers revel in Plantation Preserve's course-wide Sea Dwarf Paspalum playing surface, five sets of tee boxes at every hole, GPS-equipped golf carts and state-of-the-art practice facilities. Additionally, the picturesque clubhouse terrace is the ideal place to savor tasty drinks, dishes and the obligatory post-game recap.


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Northwest Broward
Coral Ridge Country Club
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This private, non-equity country club is located in the very heart of Fort Lauderdale and just two miles from the beach. The Coral Ridge Country Club boasts an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr., classically designed golf course and proclaims its success by the fact that it's been open in 1955. Membership is required and offered are four different categories: Regular golf and tennis membership, Executive golf and tennis membership, tennis membership and social membership. Each category is suited to your family's needs and desires. The Coral Ridge Country Club offer eleven first class tennis courts, two of which are all-weather, nine are clay, including three hydro courts and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool.


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The extensively renovated Jacaranda Golf Club, eight miles from Fort Lauderdale in the pleasant city of Plantation and offers a brilliant balance of tradition and modern technology within a setting of vivid greens, azure skies and snow-white sand in this 36 holes semi-private course. The East Course, a highly lauded links that regularly hosts PGA and USGA tournaments, and the West Course, a demanding shot maker's design, are both outfitted with first-class Paspalum tee boxes and Tifdwarf greens. Jacaranda's reasonable prices and attentive staff receive kudos, too. And for those novices who wish to improve their game, head golf professional, Andrew Michael, and his staff offer instruction for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level player of all ages.


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Ft. Lauderdale Country Club
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This exquisite private country club just west of Downtown on Broward Boulevard has a fascinating decades-old history which illustrates the story of the Fort Lauderdale area itself. Since its opening on December 1, 1926 and continuing today, the Fort Lauderdale Country Club has seen its successes associated with the ebb and flow of the growth of Broward County and its rise of its importance in South Florida. Membership certainly does have its privileges here and there are, of course, various categories: Equity, Executive, Seasonal, Corporate and Social, and each is designed to offer the member the experience they are expecting at the level they can accommodate.


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