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Hey! What About North Florida?

I stumbled across an interesting article today that I found quite surprising. Canadian Golf Magazine had identified the “5 Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trips” and had failed to mention North Florida to their Canadian readers! Here are five reasons why North Florida is Canada’s Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trip.

Hey! What About North Florida?:
A Candid Response to Canadian Golf Magazine

I stumbled across an interesting article today that I found quite surprising. Canadian Golf Magazine had identified the “5 Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trips” and had failed to mention North Florida to their Canadian readers! I get it… sometimes golf trips to Florida sound like they might break the bank, with Florida holding so many pricey tourist attractions in the center of the state and in South Florida; but in terms of golf attractions and trip destinations that provide the best bang for your buck, I simply couldn’t believe that North Florida was not on this list! It’s the perfect golf destination for Canadian golfers! Why is Myrtle Beach the only destination from North America to make the list?!

The following are five very compelling reasons why North Florida is Canada’s Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trip. So Canadian Magazine, feel free to adjust your content accordingly. We suggest placing us #2 on the list next to Wales, or #1 would be fine too… I mean, you are trying to provide the best options to your readers, right?

 

1. Non-Stop Weekend Flights


Air Canada began its first flights in and out of Jacksonville last year. Canadian travelers can now purchase non-stop flights between Jacksonville International Airport and Toronto on Saturdays and Sundays, so a weekend golf trip is inexpensive and easy! Flights typically leave Toronto Pearson International Airport at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Jacksonville at 11:40 a.m. and leave JIA at 12:15 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 2:55 p.m. So golfers can maximize their weekends and even be on the course the same day they arrive! One-way prices range from $114 to $1,072.

 

2. A Variety of Private & Public Courses


Known as Florida's First Coast, Northeast Florida is home to some of the world's finest golf courses. You can take your pick from over 75 miles of coastal golf courses, the World Golf Hall of Fame or even the very same courses played by THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA and Champions Tour. The public courses here are pristine, offering beautiful cart rides through native live oak forests, dripping with spanish moss and large palm ground cover, and native florida wetlands. Bent Creek Public golf Course, for instance, was mention as a, “top five all-time golf value: by fans in Golf Digest “Best Places to Play” publication.

Named by Golf for Women as one of the "50 Best Courses for Women", Ocean Links at Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s close proximity to the ocean and the ever changing sea breeze provide the golfer with exhilarating views and intriguing play. You can stay at this world class resort and play golf for as little as $169/night!

There is a massive variety of course inventory on Florida’s First Coast of Golf. Check out the best courses here!

 

3. Awesome Stay & Play Resort Packages


You can get big bang for your buck with exclusive golf packages for Northern Florida, which include discounted golf and accommodations and luxury resort stays! Take your pick of a variety of destination venues with golf packages in: Amelia Island, Clay County, Jacksonville and the Beaches, Palm Coast, Flagler Beaches, St. Augustine, and Ponte Vedra Beach. Are you looking to bring your whole family, treat your partner to a spa getaway while you golf, or are you looking for something to accommodate a group of friends? North Florida’s golf resorts were designed with the International traveler in mind, and have been customized for a more all-inclusive experiences.

 

4. Perfect Weather


On any given weekend, you can almost always count on perfect weather in North Florida. Florida’s First Coast of Golf has the benefit of the seasons, but without the elements that make travel difficult. In the fall and winter, expect cool mild weather and plenty of sunny days. In the spring and summer, enjoy the blooming native flora, typically short afternoon showers, and the warm sunshine.

 

5. So Much to do!


From Amelia Island to Jacksonville Beach, and all the way down to Palm Coast and St. Augustine, North Florida is filled with fun activities and destinations for the entire family. Each area has an inventory of pristine public and private golf courses that are merely a short drive away from a beautiful beach, historic landmarks, or boutique village towns complete with harbors and boatloads of water activities. This isn’t just the best bang for your buck golf trip, it’s one of the best trips you can take from Canada to North America!

With so much to offer, we had to be candid with the Canadians: North Florida is perfect for your next golf trip! And you will get a lot of bang for your buck! It may not have been the one destination in North Florida that made the list, but I am a firm believer that it should have been. For more information about Florida’s First Coast of Golf, visit the website here!