Golf Course Guide 2023 Golf Resorts

The Best Golf Resorts for Your Dream Vacation

Discover the Ultimate Golf Resorts for the Perfect Getaway

Planning a beach vacation this Summer? Golf Superstore is here to help with this week’s blog. We will be recommending three excellent golf course resorts located in Florida. Each golf course is located in various regions of Florida. Additionally, even though most of these resorts give the players an option to stay on the course during the entirety of the vacation, it is worth mentioning that it is not necessary to stay on the property in order to play. So, if you are already planning on being in an area near one of these golf courses, I would highly recommend making a reservation to play a round of golf. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

One of my favorite golf resorts in Florida, Sandestin is situated on the Emerald Coast in the Miramar Beach area. Sandestin offers four different courses to players. The four courses are The Links Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, Raven Golf Club, and Burnt Pine. Each of these courses are unique and offer varying qualities. 

The Links Golf Club at Sandestin

The Links Golf Club can be found near the Baytowne Marina and Choctawhatchee Bay which makes for breathtaking views as the game of golf is being played. Aside from the excellent views, the Links Golf Club received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from Golf Advisor. The course features a traditional design that incorporates elements of the natural landscape, including marshes, ponds, and towering pines. Additionally, The Links Golf Club offers a practice area, including a driving range and putting greens, where golfers can warm up prior to playing a round. I would recommend The Links for golfers at an advanced level, though it can be played by beginners and advanced golfers, this course is considered to be challenging. If you are interested in booking a tee time for the Links Golf Club, use the hyperlink below to learn more. 

Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin

The next golf course in Sandestin's property is Baytowne Golf Club. Baytowne Golf Club’s course stretches 6,804 yards and consists of a par-71 layout. Regarding the landscape, the scenery consists of towering pines, long lakes, and marshland that can all be seen while playing. Sandestin maintains renowned greens and Baytowne’s greens certainly demonstrate that. Each green is carefully and pristinely well manicured. Structurally, I would say that this course has a range of fairways meaning that there are a variety of layouts making it optimal for golfers at any level. Golf Advisor rated Baytowne Golf Club 4.1 out of 5 stars and the course itself has received national recognition from several golf magazines and companies. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend trying out Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin. To learn more about booking and pricing, use the hyperlink below. 

Raven Golf Club at Sandestin

The third golf course that Sandestin has to offer is Raven Golf Club. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by Golf Advisor, Raven Golf Club spans 6,900 yards and is a par-71. This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. as an exciting way for golfers to experience the golf course. More specifically, as Jones Jr. puts it, Raven Golf Club is, “a true modern traditional.” This course certainly exemplifies that description as it is situated amid the pine trees and marshes of Sandestin. In 2006 and 2007, the Raven Golf Club’s course hosted the PGA tour as it was one of the destinations. The greens on this course are notably challenging as they require the golfer to be strategic while carrying out their short game. Therefore, if you are a golfer looking to put your short game to the test, the Raven Golf Club should be a stop on your bucket list this Summer. If you are interested in inquiring further about booking and pricing, use the hyperlink below to learn more. 

Burnt Pine at Sandestin

The last golf course that we will be highlighting at Sandestin is Burnt Pine. According to Golf Magazine, Burnt Pine is the, “Crown Jewel of Florida Golf.” Structured over 7,000 yards, Burnt Pine offers breathtaking views of lakes and pine trees. Nestled into Sandestin’s resort, this course is a par-72. It is worth mentioning that access to Burnt Pine is limited and typically reserved for members as it is kept in pristine conditions and offers exclusive amenities. Further, as a golf course that is ranked 5 out of 5 stars by Golf Advisor, it is high-quality, well-maintained, and has received high recognition from  various golf organizations. If you are interested in learning about Burnt Pine’s memberships, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort

PGA National Resort

Located in Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort is an excellent vacation destination for golfers. The resort offers six different courses which golfers can select based on their desired experience and current skill set. The resort itself offers luxurious amenities and activities which make it ideal for any type of vacation. I will go through and discuss a synopsis of each course, but to preface, the courses are: The Champion, The Palmer, The Fazio, The Estate, The Match, and The Staple. 

PGA National Resort Champion Course

According to PGA National Resort’s website, The Champion golf course is, “One of the Best Golf Courses in the US.” Known for its challenge, The Champion is designed for the best of the best and is meant to test even the most elite golfers’ skills. Ranging over 7,000 yards, The Champion features the iconic “Bear Trap” which consists of three back-to-back challenging holes that has even coined the reputation of being one of the most difficult stretches in the golf industry. Despite the challenge that The Champion poses, it is a rewarding course that should be on every versed golfer’s radar. To discover more about The Champion, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort Palmer Course

The second golf course nestled on PGA National Resort’s property is The Palmer. Designed by none other than Arnold Palmer, this course is designed for golfers at any level. The Palmer provides the golfer with a blend between challenge and enjoyment through the fairways and open landing areas. Equipped with large greens, The Palmer allows the golfer to target areas on the green closely. It is also worth mentioning the scenery that this course gives the player. The Palmer is surrounded by trees and strategically placed bunkers. If you are interested in exploring more about The Palmer, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort Fazio Course

The Fazio, designed in honor of Walter Hagen, is a golf course created for golfers at any level. The Fazio makes use of tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and strategically placed water hazards which pose a challenge to many golfers. Overall, the structural design of the golf course combines both the natural landscape and the added qualities. As noted on the PGA National Resort’s website, The Fazio’s 4th hole is one of the most challenging of the entire resort making this course an excellent blend of enjoyment and challenge. To explore The Fazio further, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort Estate Course

The Estate is the fourth golf course that can be found on the PGA National Resort. Despite The Estate being located off-sight of the resort, The Estate indeed offers an amazing golfing experience to its players. A complimentary shuttle is provided to the Estate from the main resort. The Estate is equipped with top-notch practicing facilities which allows each golfer to become familiarized with the environment. This course, structurally, highlights both challenging and forgiving fairways which makes for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. To learn more about The Estate, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort Match Course

The fifth course located at PGA National Resort is The Match Golf Course. According to the PGA National Resort, The Match is, “a truly distinct golf experience that is designed to generate spirited conversation among golf course design enthusiasts for years to come.” Because of this, I would highly recommend this golf course as a destination for those who are looking to play a social round of golf. Additionally, The Match’s set-up challenges the meaning of a traditional golf course through architectural differences and interesting design features. With little hazards and high quality turf, The Match is an excellent option for golfers at any level who are looking to get a group together this Summer. To learn more information, use the hyperlink below. 

PGA National Resort Staple Course

Lastly, the sixth course that is part of the PGA National Resort’s property is The Staple Course. A nine hole course, The Staple has earned the reputation of a “fun little course.” It offers some challenges while giving the golfer the opportunity to practice in a less-strenuous environment. PGA National Resort’s website recommends The Staple as a great practice course or a course for “after hours.” I would also add that The Staple is suitable for golfers at any level. To learn more about The Staple and all the fun it has to offer, use the link below. 

Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

A luxury golf court in Naples, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is home to the Tiburón Golf Club. The golf club is comprised of two courses designed by Greg Norman who has made a very reputable name in the golf industry. As The Ritz-Carlton’s website shares, the golf courses on the property highlight Greg Norman’s values such as natural golf. Several touring golfers can be seen playing at The Tiburón Golf Club as it is home to several championships and tournaments. 

Both courses at The Ritz-Carlton offer high-end practice facilities and other on-site amenities such as lessons and clinics. 

Overall,  the Ritz-Carlton Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida, offers two championship golf courses designed by Greg Norman: the Gold Course and the Black Course. With their challenging layouts, stunning views, and top-notch amenities, these courses provide an exceptional golfing experience for enthusiasts visiting the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.To learn more about the Tibúron Golf Club, use the link below. 

We hope you are able to make it to one of these destinations this Summer.

Overall, all three of these golf resorts offer immaculate golf courses in addition to luxurious vacationing. Every avid golfer should make it a point to visit at least one of these locations as they all give the golfer the ability to expand their skill set.

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