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Plan A Romantic (Golf-Filled) Getaway

There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a golf getaway and make it romantic for your loved one as well. The perfect balance of golf and romance for your next getaway can be found in Northeast Florida, making it a win-win for everyone.

Whether you plan on stopping by a world-class winery, taking in the local history or simply burying your toes in the sand at the beach, planning a perfect vacation wouldn't be complete without some much-needed time on the golf course, would it? But much like getting to the green in regulation, a little bit of planning ahead of time can go a long way to making sure you and your partner find the perfect balance between time on the course and making the most of your romantic getaway to Northeast Florida.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of golf to look forward to, but figuring out where to start your trip is as important as what to do once you get settled in.

Where to Stay

If golf is truly the focal point of your trip, consider starting each day at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. The resort features the Slammer & Squire and the King & Bear championship courses, but don't forget a relaxing spa trip after you're done swinging the clubs.

If you're looking to take a shot at some of golf's toughest courses, staying at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, home of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course, is in order. Sawgrass is also home to Vernon's Restaurant, where a mix of seafood and farm-to-table ingredients make for a perfect meal to complement the view of the sun setting on green.

Arrange for breakfast in bed so you can enjoy a round of early morning golf while making sure your better half is taken care of. Let them sleep in and then arrange for room service to serve up some delicious breakfast in bed. They’ll feel rested, spoiled and eager to see you when you return. Or book a room at Hammock Beach Resort and relax with a rejuvenating couples spa. 

Plan A Date

With so many things to see and do, planning a date is easy. Spend time at the beach simply listening to the waves, plan a visit to a local winery, schedule a couple’s massage at a local spa or do something more adventurous like touring St. Augustine, one of the oldest cities in North America. Whether you self-guide your own tour while hopping on and off one of the tour trollies or prefer indulging in an “Original Chocolate Tour” led by a Whetstone Chocolatier, there is plenty to see and do in the historic city. There are a variety of restaurants to please your palate before and after seeing the oldest European settlement in North America.

For a more calming experience, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has a spa where you and your partner can sign up for a Couple's Massage or other spa services. With different offerings for both men and women, you're sure to find the best ways for you and your partner to relax.

Share the Love of the Game Together

If your mind is still on golf, a visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame is certainly in order. You can celebrate the game's greatest players while taking a walk through history. In fact, you can literally walk on a replica of Swilken Bridge, one of golf's most famous landmarks.

What better way to experience history than seeing, hearing, feeling and experiencing the game for yourself when you try sinking a putt with a green and clubs made to simulate playing golf in the 1800s? There's also the Hall of Fame Challenge where you can take a swing at a 132-yard island green similar to the 17th hole at nearby Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Don't forget to save some time for the IMAX theater there, too.

You can also look into trip packages that include Cimarrone Golf Club, The Yards, the Golf Club at South Hampton and St. Johns Golf and Country Club.

Whether you’re on the golf course, out to dinner, or just enjoying each other's company, make memories with your special someone in Florida’s First Coast of Golf.