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5 Tips for Planning Your Fall Golf Trip to Florida

Fall is going to be here soon and it couldn’t come sooner! We are in the dead heat of summer and I just can’t wait for all the fun that Florida’s First Coast brings along with the autumn season. When you are planning your fall vacation to North Florida, here are a few items you don’t want to forget...

Fall is going to be here soon and it couldn’t come sooner! We are in the dead heat of summer and I just can’t wait for all the fun that Florida’s First Coast brings along with the autumn season. When you are planning your fall vacation to North Florida, here are a few items you don’t want to forget:

1. Don’t forget the Kids!

Awesome golf vacations and kids do mix! Especially when you’re spending your trip in North Florida, because this area is particularly kid-friendly. In fact, the Annual FORE! The Kids Golf Tournament on October 3rd, 2016 takes place at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine, Florida. The event features on-site games, massages and lunch provided by Salt Life Food Shack. (Yes, that Salt Life! The one that creates those kick-ass brand stickers!) Plan your next Florida vacation around the Palencia Golf Club and you will make the kids happy while getting to play in the cool weather at one of Florida’s premier private courses. Check it out!

 

2. Don’t forget the Seniors!

For most, the holiday season kicks into their system right about the same time Fall begins, so don’t forget to include family in your fall vacation. There are some excellent opportunities for Seniors to also enjoy a fun golf experience in North Florida too. The “Senior Games” are held during the fall in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches on September 10-18th, and the golf event is September 14th at 8:30am. Palm Harbor Golf Club is an 18-Hole, 72 par course conveniently located between Daytona Beach and Historic St. Augustine area and offers a daily play fee. For more information about the event, call Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department at (386) 986-2522 and you can learn more about the Palm Harbor Golf Club here!

 

3. Don’t Miss the Hall of Fame!

Go to the HOF Before the Holidays Hit! They have selective hours during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the World Golf Hall of Fame is excellent in the Fall. I am particularly excited about this year’s Road to Rio Exhibition that will take us through a historical journey through olympic golf. Golf has recently returned to the Olympics and this is a really fun way to celebrate it’s return! Learn more about the World Golf Hall of Fame and their incredible courses: The Slammer & Squire and King & Bear!

 

4. Don’t forget Extra Balls!

If the weather falls below 60 degrees, and this does happen in north Florida often in the fall (with the average low skirting around 62 degrees), you don’t want to plan your trip during a random cold front and be caught with your warm weather balls. Bring lightweight jackets and long sleeve shirts that still allow your arms the full range of motion when you swing. Bring softer, lower compressions balls, which compress more easily in the cold weather. Only use these if it’s actually cold outside though. Chances are, you are going to have a lot of cool sunny 70 degree weather days, so pack sunscreen too. I know -- confusing. But you’ll thank me for it when your balls are soaring seamlessly through the air!

 

5. Don’t forget all the Fall Fun the First Coast has to offer!

The Florida First Coast is really fun during the fall and even if you are seeing a few less leaves changing colors, you will still be seeing a lot of seasonal brighter colors. Farmers Market season will be in full swing, and you can find them in every county in North Florida. Last year, I was all about the Nocatee Farmer’s Market in Ponte Vedra, which has some fun kids activities too like inflatable jump houses to distract the kids while you dig into the local delicious produce.


Also, St. Augustine Fashion Week takes place September 14th-17th. You can snag a great golf vacation package here and enjoy the fashion scene in the evening.

Fall into Florida’s First Coast of Golf this year and don’t miss out! There is something for everyone and there’s no better time of year to take a golf vacation with the family! Are you feeling excited about fall yet?