Golf in Palm Valley

Golf Outing with Greens Fees, Cart Rental, and Range Tokens for Two or Four at Jekyll Island Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Jekyll Island Golf Club

Jekyll Island

$192 $88

Electric carts carry groups as they hone long and short games on one of three courses; golfers also send balls flying at the driving range

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Drinks at Chiefland Golf & Country Club (Up to 54% Off)

Chiefland Golf & Country Club

Chiefland

$70.50 $35

18-hole, par-72 course stretches to a distance of 6,495 yards; alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks

All-Day Golf Package for Two or Four at Juliette Falls Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Juliette Falls Golf Course

Dunnellon

$166 $89

Course that has earned plaudits from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest weaves through waste bunkers, waterfalls, and ponds

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, and Range Balls at Marion Oaks Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Marion Oaks Country Club

Belleview

$33 $15

Send golf balls soaring over the bermuda grass fairways of a 7,031-yard course

18-Hole Round of Golf, Range Balls, Rental Cart, and a Meal for Two or Four at The Deltona Club (57% Off)

The Deltona Club

Deltona Lakes

$114 $49

Green with blowout-style bunkers and exciting elevation changes challenge golfers, who refuel with hot dogs, chips, and fountain drinks

One or Two Private Golf Lessons and Driving-Range Practice Sessions at Eagle Ridge Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Belleview

$72 $35

Former golf director at Hofstra University conducts private lessons, teaching concepts golfers can then try out in practice driving sessions

18-Hole Golf Outing with Cart, Range Balls, and Beer for Two or Four at Mayfair Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Mayfair Country Club

Sanford

$82.50 $41

Course once played by Walter Hagen and Sam Snead earned Best Course to Play nod from Golf Digest for tricky yet rewarding layout

$90 for $180 Groupon — Dar Lowery Golf Academy

Dar Lowery Golf Academy

Sorrento Hills

$180 $90

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Founded in 1976 and managed by the same owner ever since, Lauden Golf instills that prolific experience into every transaction, from its custom-built equipment to lessons taught by seasoned golf pros, including 10 members of the PGA tour. Private lessons help players refine a number of shots, from tee shots with drivers, to iron-approach shots, and transcendent putts requiring no club at all. Lauden Golf also fills bags with custom clubs such as exclusive Logo wedges, hybrids, and putters, personalized with etchings ranging from names and business logos to a caddy's invaluable advice: "Hit the ball kind of far."

330 A1A N
Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL
US

The 27 holes that comprise Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club sweep across a 1,000-acre tract of Clay County rife with wildlife and picturesque forests of oak, pine, and magnolia. The three par-36 sides feature no parallel fairways, meaning golfers seldom worry about hitting other groups or face the temptation to joust with oncoming carts on adjacent fairways. As golfers tick off strokes, they may spot local wildlife such as deer, alligators, and waterfowl frolicking about in their natural domain. In 2006, the USGA elected to hold its final qualifying tournament for the U.S. Amateur at Magnolia Point, drawn to its scenic layout, challenging play, and abundance of bird informants who keep an eye out for unwarranted mulligans. Course at a Glance: * Three nine-hole sides * Maximum 18-hole length of 6,796 yards * Five sets of tees per hole * See the scorecard

3670 Clubhouse Dr
Green Cove Springs,
FL
US

Nestled in the scenic shadows of the Smoky Mountains, Bent Creek Golf Course's 18-hole layout stretches across 6,182 yards of fairways that rise and fall among rolling foothills and pristine valleys. Golf legend and course designer Gary Player made deft use of a babbling mountain stream by running it through the course and seamlessly uniting two distinct nines: a front nine that sprawls across the valley floor and a back nine that roams the hilly mountainside like a forlorn sasquatch. The overall effect is a course that does justice to both the sheer scope of the rising peaks with bottom-up views and the panoramic splendor of Great Smoky Mountains National Park when seen from the cresting hilltops of the back-nine. The inventive layout is perhaps best characterized by the 11th hole, a 362-yard par 4 where a 90-degree dogleg-left plays into a green completely surrounded by the creek's rippling waters. A blend of bent and bermuda grasses grows resiliently for golfers striving to play all year-round, and fragrant wildflowers blossom at every tee to warm the hearts of world-weary nine-irons.

Bent Creek bolsters the pin-hunting prowess of its golfers with a staff of PGA-certified instructors that conducts lessons and presides over the domain of their full-service pro shop. A practice putting green helps players trim their score by reading dicey slopes, and the Creek Side Grill hosts postround revelry and community gatherings to decry the historical hardships of the mashie niblick.:m]]

Course at a Glance: * Designed by three-time Masters and British Open Champion Gary Player * Bermuda-and-bent-grass combination * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,182 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Link to scorecard

10440 Tournament Ln
Jacksonville,
FL
US

At the tee box on Cimarrone Golf Club's 12th hole, golfers face a dilemma: play a drive safely out to the right—where, at worst, the ball may stray into the rough—or attempt an aggressive shot over the water on the hole's left side, cutting off much of the dogleg and setting up a closer approach. With multiple bending fairways, deep bunkers, and a water hazard or marsh feature on every hole, the 18-hole, 6,891-yard course presents high-risk, high-reward scenarios at nearly every turn, delighting golfers who like to live dangerously and favoring those whose sand wedge moonlights as an actuary.

Before rounds, golfers can warm up swings at the club's driving range, a much-needed confidence booster before taking to the water-laden course or betting that they can outdrive the staff's resident T-shirt cannon.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,891 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.5 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 137 from the farthest tees * Five tee options * Scorecard

2800 Cimarrone Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.

7111 Bonneval Rd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Placed in the top 10 among the nation's new golf courses by Golfweek and Travel + Leisure Golf, Sugarloaf Mountain sends golfers up and down elevation changes of more than 250 feet. The design by Coore & Crenshaw—Crenshaw, as in 1984 Masters winner Ben Crenshaw—takes advantage of the site's natural characteristics, wandering through verdant oak forests and at one point reaching the highest point in the state. The designers were so loyal to the landscape that they even decided to use native sand in the bunkers rather than trucking in moon dust.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,076 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard
10161 Centurion Pkwy N
Jacksonville,
FL
US