Luxurious Florida golf resorts and spas: From Destin to Palm Beach Gardens, the Sunshine State has it all

Luxurious Florida golf resorts and spas

Start in the Florida panhandle town of Destin. Head across the Sunshine State to Amelia Island. Make a beeline for Orlando, and then head toward the swanky digs of Palm Beach Gardens.

Talk about an all-star sampler platter for Florida resort golf. Whether it's finally making that much talked-about tee time or logging numerous spa hours, you'll get a true taste by hitting these distinctive North, Central and Southern parts of the Sunshine State.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort fronts seven miles of pristine white sand beaches and features four courses, including Raven Golf Club and Baytowne Golf Club, which Golf Digest magazine has honored with 4½-star rankings.

Amelia Island Plantation, located in the coastal nook where Florida meets Georgia, earned a Silver Medal designation from Golf magazine and boasts 72 holes, with signature layouts by renown architects Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. Dye collaborated with Bobby Weed on the Oak Marsh and Ocean Links courses. Fazio's stunning creation, Long Point, winds through the sand dunes and marshes along the Atlantic Ocean.

At the Ginn Reunion Resort, you can re-live the rivalries of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. The famed triumvirate held legendary battles on the golf course - and carried that competition into their architecture careers for this resort situated southwest of Orlando along Interstate 4. Each made his mark on signature designs named Independence (Watson), Legacy (Palmer) and Tradition (Nicklaus). Need to hone your skills before tackling these three challenges? Then sign up for a lesson at the Annika Academy, a golf school founded by LPGA Tour great Annika Sorenstam.

A fitting final stop awaits at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Home to five golf courses, holder of the prestigious American Automobile Association four-diamond golf resort designation, PGA National has captured the luxurious standard its name implies. You'll experience every aspect of Florida resort golf as you play the same layouts that have hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship and Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.

With Florida golf, you can't cover the state any better.


Bradenton Golf Package
Dates: May 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Now you can stay and play like a member at the Waterlefe Golf & River Club in Bradenton, Florida. Lodging is provided at one of Waterlefe's partner hotels: the Courtyard Marriott (Sarasota University Park) or Hampton Inn & Suites (University Park or Ellenton).
Price range: $149
Orlando Golf Package
Dates: any time
Rosen Shingle Creek combines Florida's natural beauty and rich history into exceptional accommodations and amenities. Conveniently located to theme parks and attractions, we are the perfect place for an Orlando stay. Test your game at our award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course with pristine fairways and meandering waterways.
Price range: $179
Brooksville Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
World Woods is now offering golf packages with our villas located 6 miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each.
Price range: $152 - $326
Sebring Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Spring Lake Golf Resort is a 45-hole resort featuring three great courses, and villas with all the comforts of home. Buy any 3 day/2 night Birdie Weekend or Mid-Week Manager's Special and get one night of room & golf free. Includes Villa, golf & cart daily, one lunch and one dinner. Starting at $188 p/p Quad Occ.
Price range: $188
Destin Golf Package
Dates: August 10, 2014 - October 31, 2014
The Classic Golf Package gives you the option to play two of Sandestin's original courses - The Links and Baytowne. Our incredibly scenic Links Golf Club hosts five holes on the Choctawhatchee Bay and our Baytowne Golf Club. Accommodation options include LeCiel or Village of Baytowne Wharf standard hotel rooms, two bedroom Grand Sandestin or three bedroom Lakeside Villas. Prices starting at only $147 per person, per night.
Price range: $147