8 Great Stay and Play Packages in Florida
You could easily get overwhelmed searching for stay-and-play golf packages in Florida. The state is known for its golfing options.
You can narrow down your choices by determining if you prefer a coastal or inland destination. Keep in mind that no place is very far from the ocean in Florida, but you would want a resort near the coast if you want to golf with an ocean view.
However, inland locations in Florida often offer more interesting terrain, which translates into golf courses with more elevation challenges to put your full game into play. Plus, you’ll still have water views since many are situated by some of the most popular lakes in the state and incorporate unique water features.
To ponder your options, here’s an overview of some of the best golf resorts in Florida that offer stay-and-play packages.
1. Bella Collina, Monteverde
Only a 30-minute drive west of Orlando, you find the private golf community of Bella Collina. It features an 18-hole signature golf course designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo. Experience spectacular elevation changes and well-kept greens.
The rolling hills of Central Florida and the beautiful waters of Lake Apopka frame the course as you play on tees ranging from 5,000 to 7,700 yards. Every hole has six tee boxes so everyone, from beginners to pros, can enjoy the game.
Tuscan architecture inspires the community where you stay in luxurious two or three-bedroom condominiums on the water’s edge of Lake Siena.
Known for delivering a luxury experience, stay-and-play golf packages at Bella Collina are customizable beyond just playing golf. The resort has everything that you need to unwind, including:
- Full-service spa
- Fine dining
- Lakefront accommodations
As a gated community, you’ll enjoy 24-hour security that ensures a peaceful and private experience.
2. GreenLinks, Naples
Spacious two or three-bedroom suites welcome golfers at GreenLinks. The resort includes two courses:
- The Flamingo, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
- The Mustang, designed by Lee Trevino
As the only signature public golf course in Naples, the Flamingo features Bermuda grass and white sand bunkers around hourglass fairways. The Mustang is known for providing a more challenging course.
The guest suites have two full baths and a kitchen. You can request housekeeping or take care of your laundry needs with the included washer and dryer.
Standard amenities like a fitness center and swimming pool give you or your family an alternative to golf when desired.
3. Mystic Dunes, Kissimmee
Located at Hilton Vacation Club and near the theme parks, the 18-hole Mystic Dunes course was designed by Gary Koch. Spend some time at their practice facility, which includes a driving range and practice bunkers, before heading out for your round.
Accommodations include traditional Hilton rooms or suites, plus:
- Free Wi-Fi
- On-site restaurant
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness center
4. Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey-in-the-Hills
Located in Central Florida, Mission Inn surrounds you with a lush landscape of green hills and lakes. Golfers have access to two golf courses:
- El Campeón
- Las Colinas
El Campeón is one of Florida’s oldest courses, built in 1917, and is known for challenging players. The hilly landscape has resulted in a course with remarkable elevation changes.
Las Colinas is a newer course designed by Gary Koch and completed in 1992. Players find it offers a different experience than El Campeón with its inland links design of wide fairways and rolling hills.
Stay-and-play guests enjoy a choice of accommodations, including:
- Hotel rooms
- Club suites
- Executive suites
In addition to golf, guests can rent a boat and access the Harris Chain of Lakes from the resort’s marina. Other amenities include:
- Swimming pool
- Trap and skeet range
- Fine dining
5. ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Orlando
ChampionsGate, at the Omni Orlando Resort, provides access to 36 holes of golf on two courses designed by Greg Norman:
Playing on the International Course allows you to hone your game on a traditional links design. On the more traditional American style-designed National course, you play among pine trees and citrus groves for a perfect Florida experience.
If you’ve brought the family along, there’s a lighted nine-hole, par 3 pitch and putt course and an 18-hole miniature golf course.
Accommodations include traditional hotel rooms and suites in the central hotel tower, the Sunset Lodge, and the Villas, located alongside the golf courses.
If you want a change of pace from golf, take a tube ride in the resort’s lazy river or lounge in a private cabana. Tame strained muscles with a spa treatment or satisfy a craving at any of the five on-site restaurants.
6. World Golf Village, St. Augustine
For lovers of golf history, the World Golf Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village promises a delightful experience. The 70,000-square-foot museum holds trophies and memorabilia from hundreds of famous golfers.
Of course, a stay here naturally includes outstanding golfing. Dynamic collaboration by some of the most famous golfers resulted in two beautiful courses:
Slammer & Squire was co-designed by Hall-of-Famers, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, and architect Bobby Weed. Golfers enjoy challenging play surrounded by beautiful wooded areas and wetlands.
King & Bear, co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, offers links-style play on the front nine and a more traditional Florida layout, with stately old hardwood trees and water features.
Depending on your needs, you have a wide range of accommodations at the World Golf Village. With a minimum 7-night stay, you can stay at one of the 78 luxury condominiums in the Residences at World Golf Village.
For a hotel experience, choose the Renaissance World Village Resort. A colonial Asian theme inspires the hotel decor to create an exotic atmosphere. Book a room or suite at the nearby Holiday Inn for more modest accommodations.
7. Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa
At Saddlebrook, you’ll find two course options designed by Arnold Palmer.
- The Palmer
- The Saddlebrook
You’ll encounter slanting fairways and firm, undulating greens on the Palmer course. The Saddlebrook course is famous for its stunning landscape of mature cypress trees, ponds, and abundant wildlife.
The resort has 540 rooms and suites. Most suites have multiple bedrooms, which makes this a good destination for families and golfing groups.
8. Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast
This Atlantic Coast resort places you next to the ocean while playing golf. The resort includes two highly-ranked golf courses:
- Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus
- Conservatory Course, designed by Tom Watson
Either course delivers challenging play, ocean views, wetlands, and waterfalls.
The resort hotel has plenty of amenities, including a spa and fine dining. Rooms come with furnished balconies and soaker tubs.
You have plenty of options at the resort for accommodations, including:
- Ocean front lodges
- Suites with one to four bedrooms
Immerse Yourself in Golfing Luxury
Florida is the perfect place to enjoy golf year-round. Stay-and-play packages are available throughout the state and accommodate golfers from players with families to bachelorette/bachelor groups.
Bella Collina is the perfect location to take advantage of a golfing getaway. Everything you’ll need is located within our luxurious gated community, but our central location makes it easy to get to theme parks, shopping, and world-class dining.
Come see why Bella Collina’s customizable Stay-and-Play Package is a top choice for golfers at all levels.