Florida’s often been known to golfers and travelers from around the world as the place to tee off. Not only does it have an impressive amount of courses under its belt (more than any other US state), it has the perfect weather year-round for anyone, novice or pro, to get out and play. One of our favorite times of the year to golf, however, is right about now.
Itching to refine your game… or maybe just get started? Both Kargar communities (Plantation Bay and LPGA) are home to a group of courses with great views and even better game. The LPGA International community has two of them: the Hills Course, named for Arthur Hills, and the Jones Course, named for Rees Jones. Golfers have 80,000 square feet of natural turf and ten target greens to get in some practice; after that, each course offers its own distinct look at the beautiful Central Florida landscape. An afternoon of golf is transformed into a nature trek as golfers observe lush tropical trees, green space and sparkling blue water.
A short ways away is the Plantation Bay community. Designer Steve Smyers’ Club de Bonmont course is one for the books—make your way through varying elevations and sweeping changes of scenery for this course. The Prestwick and Westlake courses, designed by Lloyd Clifton, offer another chance to tour Florida’s characteristic plant life—and there’s no better time to do it than during a mild, refreshing fall and winter season.