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The best public-access and private golf courses in Florida, ranked

By admin Jul2,2024

Looking to play the best golf courses in Florida? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses.

Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide network of raters. The hundreds of members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them on 10 criteria on a points basis of 1 through 10. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings are averaged to produce all our Golfweek’s Best course rankings.

The courses on the first list allow public access in some fashion, be it standard daily green fees, through a resort or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there’s a will, there’s a tee time – no membership required.

KEY: (m) modern, built in 1960 or after; (c) classic, built before 1960. For courses with a number preceding the (m) or (c), that is where the course ranks on Golfweek’s Best lists for top 200 modern and classic courses in the U.S.

* indicates new or returning to the rankings

Best public-access courses in Florida

Hammock BeachHammock Beach

The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa (Courtesy of Hammock Beach)

1. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)
Ponte Vedra Beach (22m)
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2. Streamsong (Red)
Bowling Green (T37m)

3. Streamsong (Blue)
Bowling Green (T53m)

4. Streamsong (Black)
Bowling Green (T67m)

5. The Park West Palm*
West Palm Beach (T71m)

6. Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Orlando (m)
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7. PGA National Resort (Champion)
Palm Beach Gardens (m)
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8. Trump National Doral Miami (Blue Monster)
Miami (m)
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9. Innisbrook (Copperhead)
Palm Harbor (m)
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10. Camp Creek
Watersound (m)

11. Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean)
Palm Coast (m)

12. Hammock Beach Resort (Conservatory)
Palm Coast (m)

13. TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley)
Ponte Vedra Beach (m)
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14. Southern Dunes
Haines City (m)
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T15. Sandestin (Burnt Pine)
Miramar Beach (m)

T15. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry (Soffer)
Aventura (m)
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17. PGA Golf Club (Dye)
Port St. Lucie (m)

18. PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker)
Port St. Lucie (m)

19. Juliette Falls
Dunnellon (m)

20. Crandon Park
Key Biscayne (m)

21. JW Marriott Marco Island (Hammock Bay)
Naples (m)

22. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (Ocean)
Ponte Vedra Beach (c)

23. Orange County National (Panther Lake)
Winter Garden (m)
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T24. Gasparilla Inn & Club
Boca Grande (c)

T24. Trump National Doral Miami (Golden Palm)
Miami (m)
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26. Riverwood*
Port Charlotte (m)

T27. World Golf Village (King & Bear)
St. Augustine (m)
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T27. Orange County National (Crooked Cat)
Winter Garden (m)
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29. Celebration GC*
Celebration (m)
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T30. PGA Golf Club (Ryder)*
Port St. Lucie (m)

T30. Evermore Grand Cypress (Links, formerly the New)*
Orlando (m)

Best private courses in Florida

Coral Creek Club in Florida (Courtesy of Coral Creek Club)

1. Seminole
Juno Beach (12c)

2. Calusa Pines
Naples (23m)

3. Mountain Lake
Lake Wales (T68c)

T4. Indian Creek
Miami Beach (c)

T4. Belleair CC (West)*
Belleair (T77c)

6. Dye Course at White Oak*
Yulee (T67m)

T7. John’s Island Club (West)
Vero Beach (T77m)

T7. The Bear’s Club
Jupiter (T83m)

9. Jupiter Hills Club (Hills)
Tequesta (91m)

10. Loblolly
Hobe Sound (96m)

11. Naples National
Naples (T97m)

12. Medalist
Hobe Sound (106m)

13. McArthur
Hobe Sound (T111m)

14. High Ridge
Lantana (T118m)

15. Pablo Creek
Jacksonville (m)

16. Pine Tree
Boynton Beach (T132m)

17. Coral Creek Club
Placida (T143m)

18. Trump International West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach (T147m)

19. Concession
Bradenton (T154m)

20. Old Memorial
Tampa (T171m)


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