7 Reasons to Plan Your Spring Golf Getaway

The spring months are filled with momentous occasions. Spring Break, graduations, Mother’s Day, weddings, bachelor parties, Cinco De Mayo, Earth Day, etc. With so much going on, it’s the perfect time to plan a Spring Golf Getaway to celebrate the milestones and the warmer season ahead.

1. Plenty of Golf Resorts for the Family 

It’s Spring Break. The kids are out of school. Rather than let them run-a-muck at home, take a much needed family vacation and enjoy the time off together. Check out Hammock Beach Resort with 2 signature golf courses and tons of activities for the kids, like scavenger hunts, beach games, and a swimming pool slide with more curves than a dogleg. Book a room at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, offering plenty of golfing for you as well as close  proximity to family-friendly attractions like beautiful Florida beaches, Jacksonville’s Zoo, and the Science & History Museum. 

2. The Perfect Graduation Gift

Book your grad a foursome at a bucket list course or give them a PGA TOUR Superstore gift card so they can pick out their own golf swag as a graduation gift. Spark a little inspiration at the World Golf Hall of Fame while exploring the stories of legends and learn about the hard-work that shaped their greatness. Spring is a perfect time to spend one last hoorah together before the bird leaves the nest. 

3. Bring the I-Do Crew

With Wedding Season just around the corner it’s the perfect time to take a golf getaway. Bring your  bachelor party or enjoy a mini-moon before the big day. Book a room at the Holiday Inn St. Augustine or the Renaissance Resort at World Golf VIllage where you can relax in your private home-away-from-home and delight your golfing guests at not one, but two courses, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire.  

Planning a destination wedding? Spring is a great season to scout your options in Northeast Florida, the ideal destination for iconic and picturesque golf course wedding venues. Be sure to tour Omni Amelia Island Resort's Oak Marsh course. The perfect place for birdies and brides, this world-renowned Tim- Dye-designed golf course overlooks beautiful marshland and stunning views of Florida’s scenic waterways. For more top stops, check out our guide to Golf Course Weddings.

4. Pamper Mom

Whether it’s the mother of your children or the one that raised you, there’s plenty of ways to tell Mom how much you care. Book a spa treatment at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island while you hit the green with one of their curated golf packages. Book golf lessons together for some bonding at Cimarrone or Eagle Landing Golf Academies or take her over to Fernandina Beach Golf Club’s Lighthouse Driving Range to spend some stress-free quality time together. 

5. From Holes to Happy Hours

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a much needed break from the green. Put down your putter and pick up a pitcher (of margarita.) Take advantage of the “nineteenth hole,” have a post-game drink, and enjoy the beautiful weather that comes along with the Spring breeze along the Florida coast. With 68 golf courses, and no shortage of premium beer stops, there will always be something to quench your thirst. The Talons Restaurant at Eagle Harbor Golf Club is a great place to sip on a stout right after your round. They even offer Taco Tuesday specials so you can fiesta even if it isn’t Cinco De Mayo. If you’re not much of a drinker, grab a bite to eat instead after a successful day out on the golf course at these delicious Clay County restaurants

6. Visit the Newest Courses 

This spring, two new courses join the First Coast. Both the Stillwater Golf & Country Club and Little Sandy are scheduled to open late Spring 2022. The Stillwater Golf & Country Club is the first NEW course built in Northeast Florida in over 20 years. The course was designed by top Golf Course Architect Bobby Weed who mastered his craft under Pete Dye and is responsible for many of today’s best-known TPC venues. Little Sandy is Omni Amelia Island Resort’s newest short course, offering a fun experience for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

7. Floriday’s Spring Weather is Calling Your Name

While some places are still shoveling snow during the spring season, Northeast Florida’s clear skies, mild temperatures, and beach-worthy days are something you can’t beat. With miles and miles of clear sandy shorelines, spend some time in the warm sun and relax, enjoying the laid back luxury at some of the best beachside resorts around.