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The Best Public Golf Courses In North Florida, In The Tallahassee, FL Area
For visitors to the North Florida area, finding relaxation and some recreation often includes some of the best Florida golf. Often, visitors find the courses in the North Florida area are some of the best in the Southeast US. Below I have listed an area golf course directory to let you know where the best golf courses are in this area.
The North Florida area has golf courses that inlcude a Fred Couples designed course, courses played in the past by both the PGA and LPGA, and some of the most all-around breathtaking sceneries available. Be sure to visit one or two of these best public golf courses in Florida every time you visit the area. You might even want to see if you can check off each of the courses on this list.
North Florida Golf Courses
Tallahassee Golf Courses
Killearn Country Club
The Killearn Country Club is located on the north side of Tallahassee off US 319 (Thomasville Rd). The Killearn Golf Course is a 27 hole course with rolling hills, beautiful ponds, and pristeen fairways and greens. In the past, Killearn has hosted 21 PGA Tour events and 4 LPGA events. Their address is 100 Tyron Pass, Tallahassee, FL, and their phone number is (850) 893 - 2186.
Golden Eagle Golf And Country Club
Opened in 1986, this Tom Fazio designed course was rated the toughest course in Florida by the USGA. It is an 18 hole, 6965 yard course with Scottish bunkers and always encroaching water. This course will challenge any golfer while placing them in one of the most beautiful scenes in North Florida. The Golden Eagle golf pro shop number is (850) 668-1071.
SouthWood Golf And Country Club
The newest course in the Tallahassee area, the SouthWood Golf Club was created by PGA champ Fred Couples and his design parner Gene Bates. This course is situated amongst pastures, rolling hills and live oaks filled with spanish moss.
The SouthWood Golf Club was named by Women in Golf Magazine as one of the top 50 courses for women in the U.S. It was also named one of the top 35 new courses in America by Golf Magazine.
Visit one of the top public golf courses in Florida during your next trip to the Tallahassee area! Contact the pro shop at (850) 942 - 4653.
Hilaman Golf Course
This course, owned by the City of Tallahassee, was formally known as Winewood Country Club. This 18 hole, par 72 course has wide open fairways and elevated greens and is excellent for golfers visiting Florida's capital city. Renovated by the City of Tallahassee in 1999, the course provides both a difficult and scenic round for any golfer. Contact the pro shop at (850) 891-2560.
Don Veller Seminole Golf Course And Club
With recent renovations, the Seminole Golf Course is one of the finest in the Tallahassee Area, along with one of the most challenging. The course is an 18 hole, par 73, 7,147 yard adventure that will test every area of your game. It has some of the best views including elevated greens, pristine sand traps, and beautiful water hazards. This course is both difficult and inexpensive.
Seminole is located at 2550 Pottsdamer Rd, Tallahassee, and their phone number is (850) 644 - 2582. This is one of the few top public golf courses in Florida that you can go to and see future professionals practice their collegiate sport.
Jake Gaither Golf Course
The Jake Gaither Golf Course was built in 1956 and renovated in 1998 by the City of Tallahassee. It is a 9 hole course that has water hazards and sand traps as well. As a municipal course, it is definitely not one of the more scenic or difficult courses in or around Tallahassee, but it does have one benefit.
With 18 holes and a cart only costing $20, Jake Gaither is certainly the cheapest practice course anywhere around; the perfect place to play and save money! Also, with only 17,000 rounds played annually, you will not be crowded or hurried. Contact the pro shop at (850) 891-3942
Capitol City Country Club
Located only two miles from the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Captial City Country Club is a 6500 yard, 18 hole, par 72 course. Half of this course was designed by renowned golf architect A.W. Tillinghast in 1936 when the course expanded to 18 holes. This course has the perfect mix of pines and live oaks that is representative of the area, and is spread over rolling hills to provide an excellent round of golf. Contact Capital City Country Club at (850) 222-0419.
Cross Creek Golf Course
The golf course at the Cross Creek Golf Course and Range is a 9 hole, par 3 course that winds through and around water. This course is perfect for a quick practice round or for a lest strenuous contest among friends. Cross Creek also has lighted fairways and a lighted driving range for evening golf, so every schedule is accommodated. Contact the Cross Creek Pro Shop at (850) 656 - Golf.
The Golf Club At Summerbrooke
The course at Summerbrooke is a 6845 yard, par 72, 18 hole course. Built in 1993, Summerbrooke was based on a design by the golf architect Dean Refram, a long associate of Arnold Palmer. In 1997 the routing was changed on the course, and new owners are currently reworking the course's greens, fairways, and tees to help make it one of the premier golf outings in the Tallahassee area. If you have not visited Summerbrooke, be sure to enjoy one of the most challenging courses in the North Florida area. Contact the pro shop at Summerbrooke at (850) 894 - GOLF.
Other North Florida Courses
Havana Golf And Country Club, Havana, FL
The Havana Golf And Country Club is a private course located about 20 minutes north of Tallahassee on Hwy 27. The Havana Golf Course is a 3,098 yard, 9 hole, par 36 course. Although the Havana course is only 9 holes, it is always well manicured and offered a great, relaxing round of golf on rolling hills with 3 water holes and beautiful sand traps.
Indian Springs Golf Club, Marianna, FL
The Indian Springs Golf Club is located on US Hwy 90 just east of Marianna, FL. The former site of an annual charity tournament hosted by legendary football coach Bobby Bowden, this 7,013 yard par 72 course is a definite challenge. Your round begins with a 603 yard, par 5, so pace yourself. You will enjoy a great course along with some excellent wildlife, as deer are often spotted on the course's green fairways.
Quincy Golf And Country Club, Quincy, FL
Located just north of Quincy, Florida, about 30 miles west of Tallahassee, the Golf Club of Quincy offers a round of golf that includes elevation change on almost every hole. Designed by golf architect Joe Lee, this course will give you great quiet play in a picturesque environment.
Florida Caverns Golf Course, Marianna, FL
Home to several charitable tournaments each year, this 9 hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. Although it is a shorter course, it is the only course in this area on which a golfer can experience the Robert Trent Jones golf environment. The course lies next door to the Florida Caverns State Park, so it is also a great family stop. You can visit the caverns with the family then get in a quick 9 holes while they are swimming in the swimming area at the park.
St. James Bay Golf Resort, Carrabelle, FL
This Robert Walker designed course is one of only 53 Audubon Society "green" courses in the United states. The course is an 18 hole championship course that features water or wetland on every hole. With amenities like in-cart GPS and a pro-shop with rental clubs available, this course is a must visit on your next trip to the North Florida area.
The resort also offers accommodations so that you can visit the beautiful Gulf of Mexico coast with nearby sites such as St. George Island. What other top public golf course in Florida can you visit and have seclusion, beaches, and a short driver to the capital city?
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Wildwood Golf Club, Crawfordville, FL
This 18 hole, par 72 course offers an excellent round of golf just minutes from Florida's Capital City. The course is located at the Wildwood Resort which offers great accommodations just a short drive from Tallahassee. The 6,504 yard course includes lush greens, manicured traps, and challenging water hazards.