Florida Golf Holidays 2024, 2025
Welcome to the Sunshine State, Florida. One of the best and most sought-after golf holiday destinations in America, if not the world. It is easy to see why, Florida is home to some of the finest beaches, towns, cities, theme parks, hotels and most importantly…..the most incredible array of championship golf courses.
A sprawling state with different golf holiday choices at every turn, knowing where to start with a golf trip in Florida is the hardest part. Once you have been, you will be wanting to return and knock a few more of the golf courses off your list.
Florida is very accessible from the UK with great direct flight connections into Orlando, Tampa and Miami. You are covered at every angle and that makes it the perfect opportunity to explore multiple resorts by arriving at one airport and travelling home from another. This allows you to see the best of the state, stay in a few great hotels and play the most exciting golf courses.
We recommend hiring a car for your Florida golf break because it gives you the most flexibility and the driving is easy stateside!
Our Florida golf holiday experts are on hand to create your dream Florida golf itinerary – give us a call to discuss further!
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Direct flights operate between the UK and:
Orlando Melbourne Airport
Orlando Sanford Airport
Approx. 9 hours
Times are approximate
Orlando to Sawgrass – 2 hours
Orlando to Tampa – 2 hours
Orlando to Naples – 3 hours 30 minutes
Orlando to PGA National – 2 hours 15 minutes
Orlando to Trump Doral – 3 hours 30 minutes
Orlando to Streamsong Resort – 1 hour 40 minutes
Sawgrass to Kiawah Island, SC – 4 hours 15 minutes
Sawgrass to Hilton Head, SC – 3 hours
Sawgrass to Augusta National – 4 hours 30 minutes
BEST VALUE MONTHS:
May - October is the best value for golf breaks
BEST GOLF WEATHER:
November - April
Why Choose Florida for a Golf Holiday:
Florida offers year-round sunshine and a huge selection of must-play golf courses and must-stay golf resorts. Too many to cover in a single golf break to Florida.
It also offers golfers a variety of golf experiences to enjoy and you can easily combine 3 or 4 different areas within the state that can include beaches, theme parks, bucket-list golf courses, world-class dining and stunning hotels.
Florida is home to some of the world’s most famous golf courses including The Players Stadium Course at Sawgrass, Blue Monster at Trump Doral, Copperhead at Innisbrook, Streamsong Black Course and The Champion Course at PGA National along with Bay Hill at Arnold Palmer’s Lodge – this only scratches the surface!
Orlando is the hub of the main tourist trail in Florida. Renowned for its theme parks and attractions along with the famous International Drive. It is also home to many of Florida’s must-play golf courses and resorts. Staying in the Orlando area is perfect for achieving all of these things within your Florida golf holiday. It is also a great base to explore other regions within the state and we recommend staying in Orlando at the start or finish of your golf trip if planning to do some touring around the state. Take the opportunity to stay and play at Mr Palmer’s place – Bay Hill which is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of golf and Orlando all in one great trip.
Known as Florida’s First Coast of Golf – the automatic reaction is to think that it is all about the TPC Stadium Course at Sawgrass but there are so many fantastic golf course options to complement your stay in this great area of Florida. With the Atlantic Ocean and golden sand beaches, it is a great area of Florida to visit during your golf trip as part of your Florida swing tour or if heading North to the likes of South Carolina or Georgia to see the Masters.
Tampa and Gulf Coast, Naples and Innisbrook
Tampa is one of the most exciting cities in Florida. A city with a passion for sports and entertainment, it is perfectly located to access Orlando and Central Florida along with being on the Gulf Coast. Enjoy championship golf at Innisbrook Resort and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before playing the outstanding Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Naples Golf Resort.
West Palm Beach and Miami
Heading South in the sunshine state takes you to the buzzing coastal resorts of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, which needs little introduction. This area of Florida is loaded with unmissable golf course experiences including PGA National’s Champion course where you can attempt to escape the Bear Trap or smash your way around the Blue Monster at Trump Doral. Play exclusive golf courses in the centre of the city at the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort, Miami.
Florida is one of the golf holiday destinations where we highly recommend hiring a car. Driving across the state is very easy and it is the best way to experience multiple golf courses and resorts all in one unforgettable Florida golf holiday.
Transfers can be arranged if planning on staying in Orlando and exploring the local area in taxis or if doing the same in and around the Miami region.
Weather in Florida:
Florida has a tropical climate and is regularly called the Sunshine State with good reason. During the summer months of June to September, it can be hot and humid for golf in the afternoons, so we recommend golfing early in the mornings. The best weather from a Florida golf holiday perspective is between November and April with pleasant daytime temperatures and lower chances of rainfall.
Hurricane season as defined runs between June and November with storms more likely between September and November.
Top Tips for a golf holiday in Florida:
Hire a car during your stay and you will experience so much more of this sunshine state.
The only way to play Bay Hill Golf Club is to stay at Mr Palmer’s Bay Hill Lodge. Stay for a couple of days and soak in the history.Bay Hill Club and Lodge >
Space fans need to head to Kennedy Space Centre for an interesting day out. Add to that the multiple theme parks throughout Orlando that are worth a visit if having a day off the golf course.
During your stay at Sawgrass, pop by the World Golf Village and Hall of Fame in St Augustine and take a walk down golf’s memory lane commemorating the best players and moments to every grace the game.
You can combine multi-state experiences during your stay. It is popular to stay at Sawgrass and then head north to South Carolina to tick off a few more bucket list courses and resorts.
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