Golf in Palmetto

$45 for a Golf Enhancement Experience at Conaway Golf Instruction (Up to $120 Value)

Conaway Golf Instruction

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

Instructors adjust golf swings to fit a student’s unique traits while mapping out strategies to obtain on-the-course goals

$120 $45

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One, Two, or Three Hours of Golf-Swing Instruction at Reason Golf Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Reason Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

Golf instructor's three decades of experience combine with P3ProSwing analysis to help players fine tune swings

$175 $49

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Two- or Four-Hour Golf-Simulator Session with Two Drinks Per Person (Up to 48% Off)

Fore Seasons Golf

St. Petersburg

TruGolf simulators allow you to play such famous courses as Kapalua Bay and St Andrews while offering data-driven feedback on your swing

$104 $59

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Beers at Freedom Fairways Golf & Tennis (Up to 47% Off)

Freedom Fairways Golf & Tennis

Sun City Center

Relatively short executive course allows golfers to practice short- and mid-range skills

$38 $25

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One or Three Private Golf Lessons with Video Analysis or Six Group Clinics at Florida Golf Coach (Up to 46% Off)

Florida Golf Coach

Multiple Locations

During one-on-one private lessons, the coach analyzes and tweaks your swing with video analysis; group clinics cover all aspects of the game

$65 $39

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$80 for Six-Week Golf-Lesson Program at Mike Stevens On Target Golf Schools ($150 Value)

Mike Steven's On Target Golf School

Multiple Locations

Mike Stevens leads golf program designed to build reliable, reproducible swing in six one-hour sessions

$150 $80

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One Golf-Swing Evaluation with Optional Short Game Evaluation at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club

North Port Charlotte

Golf pros break down swings and offer techniques to improve mechanics and on-course results

$99 $49

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$26 for $75 Worth of Golf Lessons — MobileGolfFix.com Golf Academy

Mobilegolffix.com Golf Academy

Lutz

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$75 $26

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$89 for One-Hour Swing Lesson with TrackMan Analysis at Transition Golf Academy ($185 Value)

Transition Golf Academy

Haines City

Instructors use data from Trackman ball-flight analysis to inform empirically based swing advice for swing improvement

$185 $89

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Beverages for Two or Four at ChampionsGate Golf Club (Up to 42% Off)

ChampionsGate

ChampionsGate Golf Club

Two 18-hole layouts include a breezy, tree-lined course and a links-style gauntlet with a course rating among the highest in Florida

$231 $138

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Private Golf Lessons (Up to 51% Off)

Kings Ridge Golf Club

Kings Ridge

Practice your swing with professional instruction and video analysis

$130 $65

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Golf-Improvement Package or Four Golf-Fitness Classes at Andy Scott School of Golf, Stoneybrook (Up to 52% Off)

Andy Scott School of Golf, Stoneybrook

Estero

Improvement classes concentrate on learning golf strategy and the physical skills needed to improve both the short and long game

$120 $59

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Golf Outings for Two or Four with Cart and Food Vouchers at Point O' Woods Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Point O' Woods Golf Club

Inverness

Elongated lake dominates the landscape of this par 30 course, challenging golfers looking to polish their short game

$37 $19

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two at Cranes Bend Golf Course at Orange Lake Resort (Up to 51% Off)

Orange Lake Resort

Citrus Ridge

The 9-hole Crane’s Bend golf course hosts sessions for singles and doubles

$47 $25

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$49 for Five One-Hour Golf Lessons at Kissimmee Bay Country Club ($99 Value)

Kissimmee Bay Country Club

Kissimmee Bay

In the course of five Saturdays, beginning golfers learn golf skills, rules, and etiquette and prepare to tackle the course’s 6,486 yards

$99 $49

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1-, 1.5-, or 3-Hour Private Golf Lesson at Hawkins Golf School (Up to 50% Off)

Hawkins Golf School

Winter Garden

The V1 Pro Golf System helps golf instructors break down swing mechanics and offer corrective advice regardless of skill level

$150 $75

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$45 for $150 Toward 90 Minute Golf Coaching Session — Black and Gold Golf Coaching

Black And Gold Golf Coaching

Winter Garden

Coaching session with an ultra-high-speed video for swing analysis to influence the shape of your ball flight.

$150 $45

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1, 2, or 4 Private Lessons or 1 Beginner Group Lesson for Four at Jim Cleary Golf Instruction (Up to 75% Off)

Jim Cleary Golf Instruction

Winter Garden

A working golf instructor since 1985, Master Teaching Professional Jim Cleary imparts score-shaving advice in private and group lessons

$85 $39

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Select Local Merchants

It?s not uncommon to stumble upon fake alligators as you make your way around a mini-golf course. But at Smuggler's Cove's locations, live American alligators snap their jaws in exhibits nestled amid the miniature fairways. With an old-fashioned bamboo pole players can dangle a treat above 20?50 of the predatory alligators, which leap from the water to snatch their treat. Between feeding frenzies, games take place on Smugglers Cove?s 18-hole outdoor courses, where balls roll past rushing waterfalls, into caves, over mountainous terrain, and into a hole in a pirate ship.

2000 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton,
FL
US

Pinebrook/Ironwood’s 3,964-yard executive course challenges every golfer’s stroke and strokes every retina with its beautiful Gulf Coast surroundings. Water borders 16 of the fairways, with 37 bunkers, or 6.4 million years in hourglass time, buffering the well-manicured greens. Budding Ben Hogans can cruise the course in their own golf cart and line up on super-quick Champion Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda grass, which is said to outperform traditional Bermuda for producing a true roll and distorting Mayday signals.

4260 Ironwood Cir
Bradenton,
FL
US

Designed by Ted McAnlis to take advantage of the area’s natural wetlands, the fairways at The Preserve Golf Club are riddled with water hazards and marshy areas. Water comes directly into play on 9 of the course’s holes, and players end up traipsing across 11 bridges as they hit their way from beginning to end. Many stumble at the 3rd hole, whose aim-blocking sabal palms earn it a handicap of 1, or at the course’s signature 17th hole, which drowns balls left and right. The course’s greens are newly recarpeted with ultradwarf bermuda grass, and pines, oaks, and palms line the fairways, their branches grasping at stray balls like nature’s catchers' mitts.

Before tackling the aquatic mischief of the championship course, golfers can take aim at the island target greens of the aqua driving range, where 40 hitting stations let players gear up for the watery course. After facing down the fairways, players select from a deli-style menu at Ryder Cup Grille, which features live music from artists such as Larry Crane, longtime guitarist for John Mellencamp.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 7,000 yards * Course rating of 74 * Slope rating of 141 * Three tee options * See the scorecard

7310 Tara Preserve Ln.
Bradenton,
FL
US

You don't want to go into the first hole Waterlefe Golf & River Club's 18-hole, Ted McAnlis-designed course cold. Like many tracks on the formidable course, the opening par-five curves around Manatee River and its surrounding ponds; the river imperils any opening drives that veer right, and a separate pond awaits to gobble up any approach shots that miss to the left. From a birds-eye view, parts of the course look like shapely crescents of green carved into the deep-blue waterways. Unfortunately, you'll have to compromise your enjoyment of the scenery with the challenge of avoiding it.

Played from the tips, the par-three 9th hole plays to 230 yards, and it's all marsh from the tee to the green. The river hugs both sides of each of the final three holes, giving each golfer one last chance to prove they can keep their ball dry without having to dress it in a tiny wetsuit.

Though the course may be a harrowing challenge to some, PGA pro Steve Dietz has made it his home. As director of instruction at The Golf Academy of Waterlefe, Steve draws from 25 years of experience as a golf pro to create the curriculum used by his staff of fellow PGA instructors. The Golf Academy's ultimate goal is to help golfers hit straighter drives, more accurate approach shots, and longer putts en route to lower scores. Lessons often incorporate a combination of video swing analysis, user-friendly online tools, and other modern training devices. In addition, the Academy's club-fitting services match golfers with their ideal club set based on swing technique and body type so they know they're getting the most out of their equipment.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,908 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 72.8 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 145 from the tips
  • Five tee options

1022 Fish Hook Cv
Bradenton,
FL
US

At Evie’s Golf Center’s mini-golf course, putter-wielding patrons embark on an 18-hole, par 40 odyssey through treacherously sloped, emerald-turf corridors kissed by the gentle mist of hole-side waterfalls. Outduel old rivals with a smooth and dependable putting stroke, or use the round as practice to fine-tune new techniques such as using your own double-gripped putter or intimidating finicky orbs until they take cover in each hole.

4735 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

Each of the three courses in the Pope Golf portfolio challenges golfers with a unique layout that incorporates pristine features of Florida’s natural landscape. At Misty Creek Country Club, players share a wildlife preserve with exotic birds and try to keep their golf balls out of local vegetation and bald-eagle hairpieces. River Wilderness Golf and Country Club showcases a dramatic layout that drapes across 150 acres of an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Nearing its 40th anniversary, Bent Tree Country Club surrounds players in sylvan beauty as they play their way through a 6,863-yard track that has hosted US Open qualifiers and Florida state high-school championships.

Misty Creek Country Club at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,895 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 137 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

Bent Tree Country Club at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,880 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 133 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 7,072 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 74.8 from the back tees * Course slope of 134 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

8954 Misty Creek Drive
Sarasota,
FL
US