Sunday, January 1, 2006
Coastal Georgia and South Carolina supply great golf with a Southern charm. Florida supplies great golf with everything else.
Tampa, on the other hand, may appear smaller and a bit more subdued on the exterior, but perhaps that’s the point. If you plan on playing a lot of golf and relaxing between rounds, Innisbrook has four courses, four restaurants, six pools and 600 guest suites. You can spend an entire vacation there and never leave the property.
In Jacksonville, one can expect to find a more natural theme park per se, replete with walking and hiking trails along white-sand beaches, palm tree forests and sea oats. Then again, the TPC of Sawgrass is nowhere near a simple walk in the park. It’s the most challenging course in Florida and should be on your must-play list.
Also, who can forget about places like Miami, home to the ever-popular Doral Resort and its 90 holes of golf? With its beaches, neon lights, Cuban food, dancing—put it this way—the party never cools down in Miami.
With so many options for golf, it may seem impossible to find time between rounds to enjoy the rest of what this region has to offer, which is okay by us for now.
When To Go
The southern Atlantic coast doesn’t experience a true cold season, as temperatures remain comfortable all year long. The summer months are the most unpredictable, with occasional thunderstorms and high humidity. In fact, the bulk of the area’s rainfall occurs in the damp months of June, July and August. Winter temperatures average in the low to upper 60s (degrees F), with summer months nearing the mid-90s in some regions. January through April, the weather is perfect, ranging in the 60s and 70s.
Curious about the weather, things to do, hotels and accommodations in Florida? If so, check out the state’s leading vacation planning Website, www.flausa.com. There you’ll not only find helpful tips on how to plan a wonderful trip to Florida, but an abundance of information and links to various destinations of interest, including golf courses in many of the state’s hottest resort areas. Also, check out the following links for an even closer peek at the state’s hot spots for golf.
Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tampa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Golf Daytona Beach
In addition, don’t miss the following Websites for information on golf, lodging and fun things to do on the Georgia coast and on Kiawah Island.
Brunswick and the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau
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