There is little doubt that Florida is the best golf destination throughout North America. With more than 1,200 golf courses (and growing) throughout the sunshine state, golfers within handicaps from a low of 3 or as high as 30 can find the perfect course that best suites their skill level.
In this article we are going to list what we feel are the best golf resorts in the entire state of Florida. In determining our list we were looking for luxury accommodations with amazing amenities to accompany championship quality golf facilities. A number of these courses are PGA Tour stops and quite famous while others are little known gems that can be your next golf weekend getaway.
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The Best Golf Course Resorts in the State of Florida
- JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
- Trump National Doral Miami
- The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
- The Boca Raton
- The PGA National Resort & Spa
- Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
- Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
- Reunion Resort and Golf Club
- The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort (Naples)
- Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
- Streamsong Resort
- Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
The four-tower, 685-room JW Marriott Miami Turberry Resort & Spa is located in the City of Aventura just north of Miami. In addition to the golf courses, amenities are fairly extensive and include the “ame Spa & Wellness Collective”, a full-service fitness center and the Tidal Cove Water Park. Tidal Cove features a 60-foot tower with seven water slides, a 4,000 square foot kids pool with water play area, a FlowRider Triple surfing simulator, a lazy river and two resort pools.
The resort is located within the Turnberry Isle Country Club which offers hotels guests access to 36-holes of championship golf originally designed by Robert Trent Jones. The par-71 Soffer Course is the longer and more challenging of the two courses at 7,047 yards, has a slope of 149 and a rating of 74.3. The par-70 Miller Course plays 6,417 yards, has a slope of 143 and a rating of 72.
Course rates range from $145 per round to $295 per round depending if you play during the summer, shoulder or peak season (November to April). Packages are offered during select times – click to find more information about the “Golf, Room & Breakfast Package”. In addition, the golf club also features the Ray Boone Golf Academy which offers private lessons and clinics.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $300 per night to more than $1,200 per night depending on the room type. If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you can use points for your stay. Under the new Marriott rewards system, the number of points needed for a free night at the JW Marriott Turnberry ranges from 40,000 to 50,000 points per night.
Trump National Doral Miami
The Trump National Doral Miami is one of the golf icons in the South Florida and greater Miami area. In addition to the four championship golf courses, this 643-room Forbes four-star hotel features the Royal Palm Pool that has a 125 foot water slide & 18 private cabanas, a 48,000 square foot full-service spa, tennis center with Har-Tru courts, numerous dining venues and over 100,000 square feet of event space.
The resort is primarily known for it’s four golf courses which include the 6,395 yard Red Tiger, the 7,012 yard Golden Palm, the 7,006 yard Silver Fox and the iconic Blue Monster. The Blue Monster is one of the more famous courses in Florida as it was a PGA Tour stop for 55 consecutive years. Playing 7,590 yards the 18th hotel is ranked one of the more difficult hoes on the PGA Tour. In additional to the courses, the resort features the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center.
During the winter 2022, published golf rates were as follows:
- The Silver Fox: $235 per round; $195 twilight
- The Red Tiger & The Golden Palm: $250 per round; $210 twilight
- The Blue Monster: $495 per round; $425 twilight
Rates include golf cart fees but exclude taxes, caddie fees and gratuity.
Trump National Doral Miami offers “The Championship Golf Package” which includes a deluxe room or suite, daily breakfast per person, one round of golf on the Golden Palm, Red Tiger or Silver Fox course per person plus complimentary greens fees for replay rounds, optional upgrades for the Blue Monster course and a host of other benefits. Rates for this package start from $339.00 per night per person and select days require a minimum of 3 nights.
Traditional hotel stays start from $299 per night for a standard room and exceed $750 per night for the grand suites.
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
The 514-room Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, just a short distance from Jacksonville, Florida. Amenities include four pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, the Sawgrass Spa, kids activities, seven food & beverage options and access to the Cabana Beach Club. A complimentary shuttle takes guests to The Cabana Beach Club is located less than two miles from the resort and directly on the ocean.
Located immediately adjacent to the national renowned TPC® Sawgrass golf club which is home to “The Players Championship” , resort guests enjoy exclusive club benefits including access to The Players Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course. The 7,245 yard Stadium course features a 120 slope and a 65.1 rating while the 6,847 yard Dy’es Valley course has a 138 slope and a 73.8 rating.
Golf packages vary during the time of year but highlights are as follows:
- Stadium Play Package: One round on the Stadium course and a daily breakfast credit.
- The TPC(R) Sawgrass Experience: One round on the Stadium course and one round on Dye’s Valley course. A two-night stay is required.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from less than $300 per night to more than $600 per night depending on the room type. If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you can use points for your stay. Under the new Marriott rewards system, the number of points needed for a free night at the Sawgrass Marriott Harbor ranges from 20,000 to 30,000 points per night.
The Boca Raton
Currently undergoing a massive $175 million transformation, The Boca Raton 337-acre mega resort features five hotels including a 212-room boutique beach club resort. When full complete, amenities will include a four-acre water playground called the Harborside Pool club, a 50,000 square foot spa, state of the art fitness center, full-service marina and one-half mile of private beach.
The 6,253 yard par-71 Harborside Club Couse at the Boca Raton features 12 acres of water and a island-green finishing hole. The course has a rating of 69.3, a slope of 128, and was named an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Reserved exclusively for resort guests and members, greens fees are $220 during the winter months. Junior golfers are offered discounted rates and club & shoe rental is available.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $500 per night to more than $2,500 per night depending on the room type. Golf packages are also offered during select times.
The PGA National Resort & Spa
Located in northern Palm Beach County, the PGA National Resort and Spa has had quite a history for championship golf. The resort hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup, was home to the Senior PGA Championship from 1982 to 2000, and has been the host to The Honda Classic PGA golf tournament since 2007. As of the winter 2022, this 339-room resort is undergoing a massive $100 million renovation.
To accompany six golf courses, amenities are extensive and include a resort pool, croquet facility and a 33,000 square foot sports and racquet club which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, saltwater lap pool, 18 Har-Tru tennis courts and two pickle ball courts. In addition, the resort is home to the award winning 40,000 square foot Spa at PGA National which offers 100 different services along with two outdoor mineral pools.
There are six courses at PGA National which include the Palmer, the Fazio, the Estate, the Staple, the Match and the Champion. The Champion is the most famous course as it currently hosts The Honda Classic PGA Tournament. The Champion is a par-72 course that is home to the challenging three-hole Jack Nicklaus designed “Bear Trap”. The course plays 7,045 yards from the black tees, has a rating of 75.2 and a slope of 148.
Courses at PGA National are only available to members and resort guests. Green fees typically range from $200 to around $350 per round.
There are a number of packages including the Leadbetter Family Golf Package, the Gold Golf Package and the Game Changer package. Traditional hotel rates vary by the time of the year as well as the room type but range from around $350.00 per night to more than $750.00 per night.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Situated on a 300-acre beachfront property in northeast Florida, the AAA Five-Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been around the Florida golf scene for almost 100 years. Located just outside of Jacksonville, Florida, this historic resort features 262-rooms, four heated resort pools, 15 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a full-service luxury spa, water sports rentals and 10 dining venues.
The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club features 36 hotels of golf at The Ocean Course and The Lagoon Course. The par-71 Ocean Course plays 6,718 yards has a slope of 125 and a rating of 71.5. The 6,022 yard par-70 Lagoon Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones (front nine) and Joe Lee (back nine). The course has a slope of 118 and a rating of 68.3. Green fees are around $225 per round and golf packages are available.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $500 per night to more than $1,000 per night depending on the room type. Golf packages are available at select times.
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Located just outside of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is a can’t miss course among golf enthusiasts. Originally opened in 1961, this boutique 70-room oasis turns back the clock to give its guests a feel for what Florida was like many years ago.
Resort amenities include a heated pool, fitness center, six-tennis courts, three on-site dining venues and a full-service resort spa. There is also a marina on the Butler Chain of Lakes which offers great bass fishing & water sports along with approximately 9,000 square feet of event & meeting space.
The 7,381 yard par-72 Bay Hill golf course is home to the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational which is held every spring. The course has a slope of 138 and a rating of 75.2. The club also features Arnold Palmer Golf Academy to help improve your game. Green fees range from less than $100 per round to around $125 per round. The courses are only available to members and resort guests.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $400 per night depending on the room type.
Reunion Resort and Golf Club
The 2,000+ acre Reunion Resort and Golf Club is a massive development that is located just outside of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Accommodation options are extensive and include a variety of villas, condominium units and single-family vacation home rentals. Amenities include a five-acre water park, seven community pools, a on-site fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, seven restaurants and transportation to Disney.
There are three signature 18-hole golf courses at the Reunion Resort which are designed by the golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. The par-72 7,219 Nicklaus course has a slope of 140 and features elevated tee boxes & greens. The hilly 6,916 yard Palmer course features elevation changes of up to 50 feet while the par-72 7,154 yard Watson course has wide open greens and rolling fairways. Players can also enhance their game with a private session or group clinic at The Reunion Resort Golf Academy.
Greens fees typically range from around $100 per round to more than $180 per round during peak season and tee times can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
Since the types of accommodations quite significantly at Reunion, so to the nightly rates. Grande Tower Suites and Resorts Villas start from around $300 per night up and exceed $500 per night. Privately owned condominium units and single-family estate homes can also range from around $250 per night to more than $2,000 per night.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort (Naples)
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is one of most luxurious golf resort properties in the state of Florida. This AAA Five-Diamond award winning hotels includes 295-guest rooms & suites and shares amenities with the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort Naples (beach club and spa). On-site features include a resort pool, massage & fitness center, four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and four distinct dining venues.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples is the home of the Tiburon Golf Club which features two, Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf courses. Rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, Tiburon is home to the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout.
The par-72 Black Course plays 6,949 yards, has a slope of 145 and a rating of 74 while the Gold Course plays 7,382 yards, has a sold of 137 and a rating of 76. Rates vary during the time of year and range from around $100 up to $500 per round. Golf packages are available.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $500 per night to more than $1,200 per night depending on the room type. If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you can use points for your stay. Under the new Marriott rewards system, the number of points needed for a free night at this resort ranges from 50,000 up to 70,000 points per night.
Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
The Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa is a 900-acre resort that features a 300-room hotel, 65,000 square feet of event space, six swimming pools include the Loch Ness Moster Pool with waterslides, a fully equipped fitness center, the Salamander Spa and 11 clay court tennis center.
Innisbrook features four championship golf courses including the 7,340 yard par-71 Copperhead Course which is home to the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship. The other three courses are as follows:
- North Course (“Baby Copperhead”): 6,325 yards, par-70
- South Course: 6,620 yards, par-71
- Island Course: 7,194 yards, par-72
Green fees range are typically based on the individual course and time of year and range from around $65 to more than $115 per round. Golf packages are available and include the classic golf package, the platinum golf package and the diamond golf package.
Nightly rates vary during the year but typically range from around $225 per night to more than $500 per night depending on the room type.
While located in a more rural area than most of the other resorts on our list, the 16,000 acre Streamsong Resort is fast becoming one of more popular golf resorts in Florida. Approximately an hour outside of Tampa, the primary focus of visitors to Streamsong is coming to play on one of there three nationally ranged courses.
Beyond just golf, the resort features a full-service spa, guided bass fishing tours, sporting clays and archery. In addition to the amenities, there is a wide variety of restaurants and lounges at Streamsong.
There are three courses at Streamsong which include:
- Red Course: 7,110 yard par-72, slope 137, rating 74.1
- Blue Course: 7,276 yard par-72, slope 134, rating 74.0
- Black Course: 7,320 yard par-73, slope 135, rating 74.7
Green fees range from $159 to $279 depending on the time of year. Cart fees where currently indicated to be $35 per person. The lodge feature 228 guestrooms and suites which range from $250 to approximately $500 per night depending on the room type and time of the year.
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Situated between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa features 330 luxury rooms & suites to go along with two miles of pristine beach. Resort amenities include a multi-level water park with three-story slide and lazy river, on-site full-service spa, tennis facilities, beach & water sports, a marina and a golf putting course.
The Resort features 36-holes of signature golf with two courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. The 7,176 yard par-72 Nicklaus Ocean Course includes six breathtaking holes right on the beach. The par-72 Watson Conservatory Course was inspired by British links-style golf and plays 7,740 yards.
Golf packages are offered and start from $167 per golfer per night for the Conservatory Course up to $196 per golfer per night for the Ocean Course.
Resort accommodations range from one to four-bedroom condominium units with balconies, ocean and golf courses views. Nightly hotel rates range from around $250 per night to more than $700 per night depending on room type and time of the year.