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Florida, The Sunshine State, offers year round golf, living/golf communities, instruction, resort vacations, PGA & LPGA Tour events, robust competition, career and business opportunities.

Florida offers the golfing enthusiast over 1,100 golf courses and clubs throughout the state. From the Panhandle to the tip of the Florida Keys, golf is abundant. The diversity, exciting and unique Florida golf venues are unrivaled. They range from public to private, resort to exclusive restricted access enclaves, expensive to affordable. Some courses are challenging and some are just fun to play. Many of the top rated courses in the WORLD are part of the Florida golf landscape and lifestyle.

Golf venues include El Diablo Golf Club in Ocala, a Golf Digest top 100 rated golf course. Lake Wales Country Club, Donald Ross Designed 1926 golf facility stepped in natural beauty and tradition. Sunny Hills Golf Club is a Florida golf gem just minutes from Panama City’s beautiful white sandy beaches. The World Golf Village features courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.

Florida also features golf courses designed by Florida resident, Golf Hall of Fame inductee, and businessman, Raymond Floyd. His designs include Rapture Bay Golf Club, Mote Carlo Country Club, Grande Oaks, Old Palm Golf Club, Doral Resort Blue Monster & Gold Course Renovations and The Turnberry Isle Resort and Club.

Florida golf living and communities represent some of the finest in the United States including The World Golf Village, Golf Communities by The Deltona Corporation & Homes by Deltona Lake Wales Country Club Community in Lake Wales with the famous Bok tower visible from the community. Stock Development developer of outstanding Southwest Florida communities such as Olde Cypress, Grandezza and Lely Resort are incredible Florida golf lifestyle communities.

Golf instruction in Florida is some of the best in the country and available in all 67 counties of Florida, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Top rated instructors in Florida Golf include Jay Golden, Bob Forward, Master PGA professional, and Mary Slinkard renowned central and north Florida golf instructor. Jay Golden is also a golf entertainer trick-shot artist and comedian. Mike Calbot of Southwest Florida is referred to as the “Golf Doctor�and is also an entertainer-trick shot artist.

Florida’s golf hotels and resorts offer simple facilities to world class golf vacations. They include top destination cities such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples, Sanibel, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Ocala, Jacksonville, Panama City and others.

When you or your family are ready take a break from enjoying the sun and fun that Florida golf has to offer, or you are planning the ultimate multi-purpose vacation, Florida offers the World's best theme parks. These world class Florida theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and the new Legoland provide for incredible experiences and life long memories.

Florida golf offers career opportunities in the golf and club business including employment and management. Florida is also home to many of the top golf course management schools, colleges and Universities. Top schools, college and Universities with golf, club and hospitality programs include the U of Miami, FIU, FGCU, FSU, U of Florida and others. Masterlink Club Services and Staffing Company is one of Florida’s top management and staffing companies in the Florida golf State.

If you love golf, YOU’LL LOVE FLORIDA!
For 12 months of the year, the golfing enthusiast will find the golf courses in South Florida open and challenging. And from May through October our golf courses are never crowded, you can pick your tee time and be assured of a leisurely round. Also, many of our private courses are open to the public during these months.

Throughout Florida there are more than 1,000 courses available catering to every level of player. Currently, there are over 40 golf courses in the Marco Island - Naples area, with more being constructed each year. The Southeast coast offers more than 100 courses.


Timacuan Golf and Country Club

Timacuan Golf and Country Club was built in 1987 and was originally designed by a Ron Garl. In 1996 the course was renovated by architect Bobby Weed and today it is ranked in the top 14 in the state of Florida. Timacuan's other accolades include having been chosen as one of the most golf-friendly courses for women by Golf for Women Magazine.

Bobby Weed's redesign encompassed many elements of the course and ensured that all players will have an enjoyable round of golf. Timacuan also features a large driving range and putting green. Par is 71 and the course plays close to 7,000 yards from the back tees. Timacuan's unique features include a links-style front nine and a Carolina feel complete with gorgeous pines and lakes on the back nine.

Timacuan Golf and Country Club also has a lighted practice facility and is home to the Mike Bender Golf Academy. Mike Bender is a two time North Florida PGA Teacher of the Year, and is ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Instructors and Golf Digest as one of the top 50 Instructors in America. While we were there, a young golf aficionado was receiving a very thorough one-on-one video-taped lesson and we admired her elegant drives into the driving more about Timacuan Golf and Country Club >>

Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

Unlike other Orlando golf courses, the Royal St. Cloud is free of any residential developments and offers a pure golf experience. The design features four sets of tees and from the blue tee offers a championship length of 7,111 yards and a 74.6 rating, all on flawless fairways and silky-smooth Tifeagle greens. Its motto, as printed above the entrance to the club house is "Original Golf Played Here", and indeed the Royal St. Cloud features original style golf at its unpretentious best. I had a chance to talk to Bill Filson, the Director of Golf and since 2002 co-owner of this facility. Bill has an extensive teaching background. He has personally studied under some of the top-ranked teaching professionals and brings 12 years of teaching experience that featured beginners to PGA tour professionals. Bill has consistently been a top-ranked PGA Professional. The Royal St. Cloud's teaching staff is complemented by Dave Rummels who brings 17 years of valuable PGA Tour experience with him and can share advice from the "Tour" with the students. Associate Professional, Doug Holloway, has 16 years coaching more about Royal St. Cloud Golf Links >>


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