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Pine Barrens Golf Course, Brooksville

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole “Pine Barrens” course is 6,458 yards
  • Number of pars: 71
  • Average fees: $145 weekends including cart
  • Opened: 1993
  • Designed By: Thomas Fazio
  • Rated: 71.6
  • General Manager: Stan Cook, Vice President & Scott Wyckoff, Golf Professional
  • Golf Carts: yes
  • Climate: Summer high 90 degrees  Winter low 46 degrees
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: Pine Barrens has a very intimidating golf course layout. There are a lot of pines and barren waste areas.
  • Where to stay:
    • Hampton Inn of Brooksville
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brooksville

 

Calusa Pines Golf Club, Naples

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Calusa Pines" course featuring 7,215 yards
  • Number of pars: 72
  • Average fees: N/A
  • Opened: 2001
  • Designed By: Dr. Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry
  • Rated: Not rated  
  • General Manager: Walt Kozlowsky
  • Golf Carts: N/A
  • Climate: Highest average:  degrees  Lowest average: 
  • Private or Public: Private
  • Writer’s Note: There is a lot to do in Naples. They have some of the most beautiful beaches and sunsets in the world here. It’s definitely the place to come to soak up the sunshine on the beach! The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Conservancy Nature Center, Greyhound dog racing, theatres and playhouses is only a short list of entertainment found in Naples. 
  • Where to stay:
    • Comfort Inn & Suites Naples
    • Cove Inn on Naples Bay

 

 

Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Challenger/Champion" course features 7,205 yards
  • Number of pars: 72
  • Average fees: $225
  • Opened: 1961
  • Designed By: Dick Wilson/Arnold Palmer
  • Rated: 75.1  
  • General Manager:  Ray Easler
  • Golf Carts: Yes
  • Climate: Highest 101 degrees  Lowest 19 degrees  Averages: 92 high/50 low 
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: Activities in the area? You will not want for ANY thing! Please make sure you have your hat and RayBan sunglasses on when going outside. Your perfect sun tan is here, but make sure you apply your Panama Jack suntan lotion often and do not forget your hands, feet and legs – they need lotion too.
  • Where to stay:
  • The Peabody Orlando Hotel
    • Loews Hotels
    • Doubletree Castle Hotel

 

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club/Copperhead Golf Course, Palm Harbor

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Copperhead" course features 7,340 yards
  • Number of pars: 71
  • Average fees: not advertised
  • Opened: 1970
  • Designed By: E. Lawrence Packard
  • Rated: 75.6
  • General Manager: Doug Schmidt
  • Golf Carts: N/A
  • Climate: Highest average:  degrees  Lowest average: 
  • Private or Public: Public -  Memberships available
  • Where to stay:
  • The Westin Tampa Bay
    • The Sheraton

 

Stoneybrook West Golf Course, Winter Garden

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Stoneybrook West" course features 7,101 yards
  • Number of pars: 72
  • Average fees: $20 - $50 
  • Opened: 2000
  • Designed By: Arthur Hills
  • Rated: 74.8
  • General Manager: Jeff Andrews 
  • Golf Carts: Yes
  • Climate: Highest average: 83  degrees  Lowest average: 61
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Where to stay: 
    • Radisson Hotel
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