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Top 25 Resorts-Florida 2022/2023

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When you think about a winter golf get-away, Florida always comes to mind. The Resorts below are listed by their GolfDay Rating, and we have also included links for Golf Academies, as well as Accommodations and Golf Packages (if available). A link to the Resort website is also provided, as well as a link to Google Maps for each location.

Arnold Palmer leads the list for great Florida course architecture with original design or updates at courses for 5 of the top 25 resorts, including PGA National and Bay Hill. Jack Nicklaus is at the top as well with design at 4 of the leading resorts (including PGA National’s Champion course and the iconic “Bear Trap,” as well as Hammock Beach in Palm Coast).

And of course, the architectural genius of Pete Dye is on display at both TPC Sawgrass and PGA Village, as well as 2 additional courses among the Top 25 (Gasparilla Inn and Amelia Island).

The crown jewel of Florida golf is undoubtedly Streamsong however, with 3 fantastic layouts designed by Tom Doak, Coore & Crenshaw and Gil Hanse (our No. 1 Florida golf resort).

The GolfDay Resort rating is based on a variety of criteria, including the stature of the architect(s) who did the original design(s), the variety of courses located at the property, updates that have been done on the course(s), USGA Course and Slope Ratings, current local and national rankings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, the quality and diversity of practice facilities, general course conditioning and current reviews, as well as the quality of accommodations and level of service.

Click Top 25 Florida Resorts for a map overview of the resort locations (hover over a flag and the resort name will come up, and click for details).

Streamsong, Bowling Green FL
  1. Streamsong Resort/Bowling Green, FL
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Tom Doak/Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw/Gil Hanse
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Blue:               74.0 Rating/134 Slope
    • Red:                74.1 Rating/137 Slope
    • Black:             74.7 Rating/135 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets and Fairway Bunker, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 200, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest Florida Top 45, Golfweek Florida Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
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Trump National Doral, Miami FL
  1. Trump National Doral/Miami Florida
    • Holes: 72 (4 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Gil Hanse/Greg Norman/Raymond Floyd/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Blue Monster:             77.4 Rating/146 Slope
    • Red Tiger:                   71.8 Rating/136 Slope
    • Silver Fox:                  74.9 Rating/148 Slope
    • Golden Palm:              74.2 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Lighted Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with bunkers and Rick Smith Golf School.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts.
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  1. TPC Sawgrass/Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Pete Dye/Alice Dye/Jerry Pate/Steve Wenzloff/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Stadium:                     76.4 Rating/155 Slope
    • Dye’s Valley:              74.0 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Tour Academy.
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golf Digest Top 100, Golf Digest Top 100-Public, Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
PGA Village, Port St. Lucie FL
  1. PGA Village/Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Holes: 70 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses and 6 Hole Par 3)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Pete Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Wanamaker:               75.2 Rating/145 Slope
    • Dye:                            75.7 Rating/142 Slope
    • Ryder:                         73.2 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive including Lighted Grass Range with Targets, Wedge Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Greens with Multiple Bunkers and PGA Golf School.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30 Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts.
    • GolfDay Rating: 100.0
    • Location
PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens FL
  1. PGA National Resort/Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    • Holes: 99 (5 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Par 3 (Staple))
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/George Fazio/Karl Litten/Andy Staples
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Champion:                  75.4 Rating/144 Slope
    • Palmer:                       74.7 Rating/142 Slope
    • Fazio:                          74.4 Rating/138 Slope
    • Match:                         72.6 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sides Grass Driving Range with Targets, Edge Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers, Leadbetter Academy and Pelz Golf School.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 99.6
    • Location
Sandestin Resort: Burnt Pine, Miramar, FL
  1. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort/Miramar Beach, FL
    • Holes: 72 (4 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Rees Jones/Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Tom Jackson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Burnt Pine:      74.8 Rating/148 Slope
    • Raven:             73.2 Rating/137 Slope
    • Links:              73.7 Rating/141 Slope
    • Baytowne:       72.7 Rating/139 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges, Putting and Chipping Greens at each course (Burnt Pine includes Bunker, Baytowne Irons Only) with Sandestin Academy.
    • Golf Academy/Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts. Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.4
    • Location
Hammock Beach, Palm Coast FL
  1. Hammock Beach Resort/ Palm Coast, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Watson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Conservatory:             77.5 Rating/144 Slope
    • Ocean:                         75.1 Rating/141
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 30, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 96.2
    • Location
Bay Hill, Orlando FL
  1. Bay Hill Club & Lodge/Orlando, FL
    • Holes: 27 Holes (3 Nine Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Dick Wilson/Joe Lee/Bob Lee/Arnold Palmer
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Champion:                  37.9 Rating/142 Slope
    • Challenger:                 38.5 Rating/133 Slope
    • Charger:                      35.3 Rating/129 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public, GolfDay Top 100 Resorts
    • GolfDay Rating: 95.6
    • Location
JW Marriot Marco Island, Marco Island FL
  1. JW Marriot Marco Island/Marco Island, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Courses Architects: Joe Lee/Bob Cupp/Robert von Hagge/Bruce Devlin/Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Rookery:                     75.4 Rating/142 Slope
    • Hammock Bay:           73.9 Rating/138 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public.
    • GolfDay Rating: 92.0
    • Location
The Breakers, Palm Beach FL
  1. The Breakers/Palm Beach, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Alex Findlay/William Langford/Theodore Moreau/Joe Lee/Brian Silva/Willard Byrd/Ken Green/Rees Jones
    • USGA Course Course/Slope Rating:
    • Ocean:             67.8 Rating/126 Slope
    • Jones:              74.8 Rating/146 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Ranges, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker (Irons Only-Ocean/Full Length-Jones) and John Webster Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.8
    • Location
Orange County National, Winter Garden FL
  1. Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge/Winter Garden, FL
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Executive Course)
    • Course Architects: Phil Ritson/Dave Harman/Isao Aoki
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Panther Lake:              75.2 Rating/141 Slope
    • Crooked Cat:              75.9 Rating/140 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations/Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public.
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Reunion Resort, Kissimmee FL
  1. Reunion Resort & Golf Club/Kissimmee, FL
    • Holes: 54 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Nicklaus:                     74.8 Rating/140 Slope
    • Watson:                       75.0 Rating/136 Slope
    • Palmer:                       73.6 Rating/141 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Florida Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.7
    • Location
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando FL
  1. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club/Orlando, FL
The Ritz-Carlton-Tiburon, Naples FL
  1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort-Tiburon/Naples, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Tad Burnett
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating
    • Black:             74.6 Rating/147 Slope
    • Gold:               76.0 Rating/137 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.6
    • Location
Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island FL
  1. Amelia Island Plantation/Amelia Island, FL
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Holes: 46 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Ten Hole Par 3 Course-Little Sandy)
    • Course Architects: Tom Fazio/Pete Dye/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Long Point:                 73.1 Rating/137 Slope
    • Oak Marsh:                 72.4 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker and Golf Academy.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.6
    • Location
Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande FL
  1. Gasparilla Inn & Golf Club/Boca Grande, FL
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: David Wallace/Pete Dye/Alice Dye
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74.6 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Top 30 FL-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.4
    • Location
Mission Inn, Howey-in-the Hills FL
  1. Mission Inn Resort & Club/Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
  2. Florida Historic Golf Trail
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: George O’Neil/Charles E. Clarke/Tom Line/Gary Koch/Ron Garl
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • El Campeon:               74.6 Rating/142 Slope
    • Las Colinas:                75.8 Rating/133 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting Green and Golf Academy
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • Florida Historic Golf Trail
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.3
    • Location
Lost Key, Pensacola FL
  1. Lost Key Golf & Beach Club/Pensacola, FL
  2. Perdido Beach Resort
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Thad Layton/Brandon Johnson
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.9 Rating/145 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 91.1
    • Location
Turnberry Isle, Aventura FL
  1. Turnberry Isle Resort & Club/Aventura, FL
  2. JW Marriot
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Robert Trent Jones, Sr./Roger Rulewich/Raymond Floyd
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Soffer:             72.2 Rating/138 Slope
    • Miller:             69.6 Rating/126 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Double Sided Grass Driving Range with Targets, Puting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers.
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts, Golfweek Florida Top 30- Public
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.6
    • Location
World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL
  1. World Golf Village/St. Augustine, FL
    • Holes: 36 (2 Eighteen Hole Courses)
    • Course Architects: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Jack Nicklaus/Bobby Weed
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • King & Bear:              74.6 Rating/141 Slope
    • Slammer & Squire:     72.6 Rating/132 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 90.0
    • Location
Naples Grande, Naples FL
  1. Naples Grande Resort/Naples, FL
Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista FL
  1. Walt Disney World/Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Holes: 63 (3 Eighteen Hole Courses and Nine Hole Course)
    • Course Architects: Joe Lee/Rocky Roquemore/Ron Garl/Ken Baker
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Magnolia:                   76.0 Rating/141 Slope
    • Palm:                           73.7 Rating/137 Slope
    • Lake Buena Vista:      72.3 Rating/133 Slope
    • Oak Trail:                   33.8 Rating/126 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Grass Driving Range (2) with Targets, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers
    • Golf Academy
    • Junior Golf
    • Accommodations
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.1
    • Location
Innisbrook, Palm Harbor FL
  1. Innisbrook Resort/Palm Harbor, FL
  2. Salamander Golf & Beach Resorts
    • Holes: 81 (4 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Nine Hole Executive Walking Course-Fox Squirrel)
    • Course Architects: Larry Packard/Roger Packard/Jerry Pate
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • Copperhead:               75.9 Rating/142 Slope
    • Island:                         75.1 Rating/144 Slope
    • Osprey North:             69.9 Rating/127 Slope
    • Osprey South:             71.2 Rating/125 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Extensive with Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens, Practice Bunkers and Golf Institute
    • Rankings: Golfweek Top 200 Resorts. Golf Digest FL Top 45, Golfweek FL Top 30-Public
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 89.6
    • Location
ChampionsGate, Champions Gate FL
  1. ChampionsGate Golf Club/Champions Gate, FL
  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts
    • Holes: 45 (2 Eighteen Hole Regulation Courses and Lighted Nine Hole Par 3 Course)
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Mathew Dusenberry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating:
    • International: 75.5 Rating/139 Slope
    • National:   74.1 Rating/128 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range with Target Greens, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunkers and Leadbetter Academy.
    • Golf Academy
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.7
    • Location
Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes FL
  1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club/Orlando, FL
  2. Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
    • Holes: 18
    • Course Architects: Greg Norman/Mathew Dusenberry
    • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 73.7 Rating/134 Slope
    • Practice Facilities: Expansive Grass Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Greens with Bunker.
    • Accommodations
    • Golf Packages
    • GolfDay Rating: 88.6
    • Location

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