Tampa Bay’s Top 5 Golf Courses
Now that college football season is over and the NFL is winding down, your weekends just got a lot less busy. Not a bad time to start playing some golf. Let’s face it, if you live in the Bay area and you don’t play golf, you aren’t taking full advantage of the area’s amenities. Not only is the weather perfect for golf in the winter, but Florida is also home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Plus, the Tampa Bay area has some of Florida’s finest tracks.
Just an FYI, these courses are all private, so don’t expect to get a tee time in the near future. If you want to become a member at some of these courses, you have to be invited. If anyone reading this happens to belong to one of these fine establishments and needs a 4th, hit me up at email@example.com. I play fast and I’m a 10 handicap.
- Avila Golf and Country Club- Designed by Jack Nicklaus and located in Tampa. Avila is one of America’s most exclusive and beautiful country clubs.
- Old Memorial Golf Club- The Tampa course is ranked 16th best in Florida by Golf Digest. It doesn’t allow golf carts so you need to walk with the help of a caddie.
- Pelican Golf Club– Located in Bellaire, hosted “The Match”, nationally televised on ESPN. Some competitors include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy took on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
- Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club– Founded in 1916, one of Tampa’s premier courses. Since 1956 Palma Ceia has played host to the Gasparilla Invitational, one of the most prestigious national amateur golf tournaments in the country.
- Bellaire Country Club– A historical landmark, perched on one of the highest points of Clearwater Bay. Belleair Country Club proclaims the first golf course in Florida. Donald Ross, the world-renowned golf course architect, designed both 18-hole courses.