This summer has been hot. Now Florida is generally on the warmer side, but this year has seen some of the hottest days on record, so we don’t blame anyone for wanting to stay indoors. Even the most dedicated golfers are going to have a hard time playing a full 18 holes when the sun is beating down on you all day, which is why we’re happy to be moving into the fall. Yes, the fall can mean gloomy weather in other parts of the world, but in the Sunshine State you get exactly that…sunshine. And with the temperature dropping to around the 70° mark, it’s the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the links again. ‘But where to golf?’ you may be asking yourself. Lucky for you, there are 20 golf courses operating within 10 miles of the wannaB inn! Even luckier, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites for you to check out while you’re staying with us! These are our top ‘FORE!’ golf courses around the wannaB inn, in no particular order.
The Lemon Bay Golf Club is a short 15-minute drive away from the wannaB. This beautiful course stretches south on the mainland from Englewood to Placida on the southwest coast. Sitting at a terrific 4.8/5 on Google Reviews, we know you’re going to have a great time playing the course. Not the best golfer? Not to worry, the Lemon Bay Golf Club offers golf clinics to really help bring out the pro in you!
Located under eight miles away from our property, the unique 27 holes that make up the three distinct Myakka Pines Golf Courses are some of our favorites. Just look at how beautiful this course is:
If that doesn’t make you want to pack up your clubs and stay with us, we don’t know what will! Once the game is done, head over to the River Road Grille on site restaurant for a bite to eat – the perfect way to cap off a day at the course.
Easily one of the most stunning golf clubs around, the Boca Royale Golf Club was “designed by some of the finest golf course architects including T.A. Anderson, Steven R. Smyers and Carter Morrish…” The course welcomes players of all skill levels and promises a fun and challenging time for all. Plus, private lessons are available for members and public golfers alike. Boca Royale is also on the cutting edge when it comes to traversing their course with their very popular (and very cool) GolfBoards! For the same rental rate as a traditional golf cart, GolfBoards (a wide, motorized, skateboard like platform on 4 wheels) add a whole new element of fun to your game!
We saved the biggest golf club for last. The Rotonda Golf and Country Club features 99 golf holes spread out over 5 different courses. The closest of which being The Hills course which is just under 10 miles away from the wannaB. This 18-hole par 72 championship course will test your accuracy with its strategically placed water hazards and features some of the best greens in the area. The Hills is semi-private, beautiful and an absolute must play if you’re a golf fan staying with us!
Of course, these are just some of the wonderful golf courses around the Englewood area. With more surrounding the wannaB, and even more than that in the neighboring cities, there is no shortage of options when it comes to getting out and playing a round. In fact, you can check out a full list of golf options from Charlotte Harbor’s Travel Website right HERE. With the temperature starting to co-operate, it’s finally safe to get on to the green without fear of your ball melting (O.K. maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but you get what we’re saying). So if you’re a golf fan, there’s absolutely no better place to plan your vacation that the wannaB inn, and with these current promotions, and availability in December and January, some comfortable golf may just be in the cards!