Florida “The Sunshine State” needs little introduction. The famous peninsula panhandle is where many Americans escape for the winter and it’s also the State that is most commonly visited by foreign golfers in search of tropical conditions and lush fairways.
There are more than 1,250 Floridian golf courses, more than any other State, and many are open to the green fee paying public, however if you want to play the very best golf courses in Florida it will require effort and skilful networking.
The best course in Florida is Seminole and it’s likely to remain the top golf course in Florida for the foreseeable future. You’ll need to befriend a Seminole member to play there, but for most golfers, catching a glimpse of the notorious and infamous 17th island green on the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass will set the pulse racing and the memory will remain permanently etched no matter how many balls plop into the water.
In June 2013, after a research period that extended to almost five years, we became the first publication to list Florida’s Top 100 Golf Courses. It was a significant effort with more than 200 Floridian courses on our shortlist. We can’t claim our inaugural Florida Top 100 was perfect (nor can we claim our current list is faultless), so if you have played many of Florida’s greatest golf courses and would like to help us shape and improve our rankings in the future, please contact us. Our editors will be thrilled to hear from you and we guarantee we’ll respond.
Our Florida Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.