When people think of Florida, they think of gorgeous citrus trees, sunshine and of course, golf. Florida really is the place to play a few rounds and Jacksonville is so lucky to have some of the best golf in the entire country. Some have even dubbed Jacksonville as Florida’s golf capital, where some of the first golf courses were built. There are over 1,220 holes and 70 courses in Jacksonville, some designed by the only the best in the business.
Voted by Golf Magazine as Florida’s top public course and also seen as the world’s most famous golf course, TPC Sawgrass must be an addition to your golf bucket list. Amazingly, the design for this course was drawn up on a cocktail napkin, by Pete Dye in 1981. Even so, it has some very strategic challenges built into the course. It is well-known for the 17th hole on the Players Stadium Course, with an island green that can make or break a PGA Tour player’s round. Every May the PGA Tour comes to this course for The Players Championship.
You’ll want to keep this course a bit of a secret, as it is seen as a hidden gem to Jacksonville locals. With 18 holes, the course makes it way through the natural setting of native Florida wetlands and was once voted as one of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest. With 6,620 yards and a par 71 layout, even the most seasoned golfers will enjoy Bent Creek’s design.
With over 1.5 million dollars in renovations recently, Blue Sky Golf Club got a significant makeover, making it a top contender for one of the must-play courses in Jacksonville. For the casual golfer, there is no dress code and it is a short drive from everything you love about living or visiting Jacksonville. You’ve got your choices of 3 holes, 6 holes, 9 holes or 18 holes at Blue Sky. They pride themselves on delivering a relaxed atmosphere for every golfer, so come to this course on a day where you need a little rest and a less stuffy setting.
Designed by PGA pros, this course is challenging but definitely playable. A public course, Julington Creek Golf Club strives to offer the high standards of a private course to the public course golfer. Rated as one of the top 100 best courses in Florida, this club was formerly known as Champions Club and has 18 holes of championship golf. If you need instruction, they’ve got golf professionals teaching lessons for both young and old.
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