There are many reasons to visit the Keys, but after the beach, the next most popular reason is for a golf vacation. With year-round mild temperatures and rainstorms that go away as fast as they arrive, sunny skies, warm mornings, and world class golf courses make Florida one of the top golf vacation destinations in the world! RentTheKeys has long been the first choice for vacation sanctuaries and if your journey to the Keys involves a golf getaway, we want you to be able to spend as many moments on the course as you do relaxing in our comfortable homes, and so we have prepared this guide to a Florida Keys golf getaway that will be exciting and fun from start to finish!
Day 1: The Fish Hole
Your first day on Anna Maria Island may not involve much time for a real game of golf, but the Fish Hole, located at 115 Bridge Street, may help tide you over until day two, when your true golf adventures begin! Open until 9:30, there will be plenty of time to choose your bedroom, unpack, and grab a quick burger from Harry’s Grill, 9903 Gulf Drive, and hit the “links!” Offering a lush and tropical landscape, the obstacles include water towers, koi ponds, and a variety of other quirky structures sure to bring a smile to your face and that of your family members!
Day 2: Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Avenue in Cape Coral
You’re going to have a lot of choices during your Keys golf adventures, depending on which of our cozy condos you choose to make your own. Our second day of Florida fun takes us to one of the best courses in the state, the Coral Oaks Golf Course, which was designed by Arthur Hill back in 1988 and offers eight lakes and 37 bunkers to add to the thrill and excitement of your visit. Challenging yet not intimidating, this is a course where all experience levels of golfers will have a fantastic time!
Day 3: Harbourside Golf Course, 3000 Harbourside Drive in Longboat Key
Offering three 9-hole courses that can be combined in a multitude of ways to enjoy an 18-hole day in the sun, Harbourside Golf Course provides a unique way to play your favorite sport. The Red Hawk nine recently was redesigned by architect Ron Garl, and all three courses provide challenges that are somewhat tempered by the views that surround golfers during their time on the links!
Day 4: Tatum Ridge Golf Links, 421 Tatum Road in Sarasota
From here on out we are going to concentrate on the courses in Sarasota, but as there are 29 places to golf in “Circus City,” we won’t be able to cover them all! Tatum Ridge Golf Links is a relaxed and fun course to try, offering a Scottish twist to the tropical paradise that is Sarasota! 18 holes designed by Ted McAnlis aren’t challenging at all, making it the perfect course for beginning golfers. A large grass practice range and chipping area is just another way this course caters to newer players, but we promise that everyone will love their time at Tatum Ridge, and the 13th hole is especially fun to conquer!
Day 5: The Highlands Golf Course, 3400 Longmeadow in Sarasota
If you have ever wanted to see how the other half plays, (you know, the ones with memberships to private clubs!) a visit to the Highlands Florida Keys Golf Course will offer a sneak peek into the wonders of private courses. Until relatively recently, this course was a private one, and now that they have opened their links to the public, you are guaranteed to have the best game of your life. Ok, we can’t promise that, but we can promise you will fall in love with this Francis J. Duane designed course, and because it is only open to the public on a limited basis, you will also feel like you have reached the upper levels of the golf echelons!
Day 6: Serenoa Golf Club, 6773 Serenoa Drive #9276 in Sarasota
If golf is a hobby you take seriously, you have probably spent many hours on the greens and may even have begun to feel that all courses are alike, but just wait until you see what Serenoa Golf Club brings to the table. The architect who designed it, Mark Alden, had a goal of creating a course unlike any we have seen in Sarasota, and well, we will say he nailed it! Combining the rugged beauty of wetlands with the stunning natural landscape, this Florida Keys Golf Course never fails to impress, with the 17th hole being the one to conquer! An island of green surrounded by water, it will definitely make you sweat but when you sink the ball, it will also make you feel as if you have conquered the world.
Day 7: Choose RentTheKeys
Your last day in Florida is always going to be the saddest day, and although there will probably be little or no time to hit the links, it is the perfect time to start planning your return visit! Reserve your favorite RentTheKeys Florida haven today!