Visitor’s Guide to the Best Golf Courses in Florida

09/26/2019 | by LoriAnn Quasky | Guests

Your days filled with sunbathing, swimming in the ocean, and crankin’ up the A/C are over. For most people, this means school is back in session and summer hours come to an end. But for Gulf Coast Property, it’s time for locals and visitors alike to migrate over to the best golf courses in Florida! Not sure which golf courses should be on your bucket list? We’ve got you covered; read the list below to note our favorite courses around. Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice have endless golf courses that will keep you smiling for days! So, no matter which Gulf Coast Property rental you’re staying in, you know that a top-notch golf course is somewhere nearby. 

University Park Country Club | Bradenton

Voted number one golf course in Southwest Florida, University Park Country Club offers club members 27 scenic holes of championship golf. Don’t worry if you’re not a member; the course welcomes daily fee players if you give a three-day notice. End your day with a hot meal from The Park Grille & Cafe, which is also open to the public. 

Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch | Bradenton

Legacy Golf Club is best known for winning the Arnold Palmer Signature Design award. The course has one of the top premier golf course layouts in the Southeastern, US! Expect to play multiple elevated tee areas and holes framed with sand and water. This challenging, yet playable, layout will make for a truly memorable round of golf. 

Sarasota National Golf Club | Sarasota

For a luxurious golf experience, spend the day at Sarasota National Golf Club. This 18 hole championship golf course challenges players of every skill set. The course is surrounded by wetlands and preserves, which make for a beautiful, yet challenging, terrain. Once you’re finished playing golf for the day, check out the nearby beaches, shopping centers, and Sarasota restaurants. 

Misty Creek | Sarasota

Misty Creek Country Club is one of the only golf courses in Southwestern Florida that is located in the heart of a wildlife preserve. Oak forests and other vegetation borders each fairway. During your round, keep an eye peeled for the residential bald eagles. They enjoy the newly renovated golf course almost as much as we do! 

Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club | Venice

Golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, pickleball, and special occasions, Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club offers it all! Golf enthusiasts love this 27 hole course because it’s located amongst oak trees, flowing streams, wetlands, and protected wildlife. You’ll immediately feel relaxed after entering Pelican Pointe. This country club represents more than just a golf course; locals and visitors alike celebrate weddings, anniversaries, and special events at this club. Now you can create unforgettable memories here too! 

Gulf Coast Property

If you’re looking for a way out of traveling with your clubs, Gulf Coast Property has your solution for you! We recently partnered with Ship Sticks, a reliable golf club transportation company. Ship Sticks will pick up and deliver your clubs from your home to our office. Leave the days of oversized luggage and obnoxious airline fees behind! Our Gulf Coast Property team will make sure you have a great day on and off the best golf courses in Florida. To learn more, browse our available rentals, or give us a call at 1-844-548-5637.