Top Three Challenging Florida Golf Courses

Northeast Florida is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA Tour and Champions Tour, the most famous hole in golf, and some of the most challenging Florida golf courses. If you want to test your limits and elevate your golf game, we recommend checking out these top three challenging Florida golf courses.

3. Omni Amelia Island - Ocean Course

The fairways and greens of the Omni Ocean Course are parallel to the beaches of Amelia Island, and they meander through a unique, coastal maritime hammock. The close proximity to the ocean and the ever-changing sea breeze provides golfers with exhilarating views and intriguing play. Ocean Links has ten holes that feature lagoons and marsh wetlands, and the course concludes with a par three that is strategically placed in the waters of Red Maple Lake. At par 70, this 18-hole course is a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.

2. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club - Ocean Course

Inspired by traditional Scottish links design, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club's par-72 Ocean Course is a true masterpiece of beauty, strength and strategy. Strategically placed bunkers and elevated greens require golfers to take a thoughtful and accurate approach to shots. The Ocean Course’s signature hole is thought to be the first-ever island green. Five times in the history of the course, it has served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round. “It’s a course to challenge professionals,” said golf legend Bobby Jones.

1. TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course

THE PLAYERS Stadium Course is the crown jewel of Northeast Florida. The course plays host to THE PLAYERS Championship every year, which attracts the strongest field and golf and is one of the PGA TOUR’s most coveted titles. This course is marked by one of the most photographed, controversial and exciting golf holes in the world, the infamous Island Hole 17. With a wide green that narrows to the right side, club selection on this hole is critical if you want to keep your ball dry. During the rest of your round, you will be dodging water and large oaks that surround the fairway.

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