Golf Advisor's Top 25 Courses in Florida in 2014

The golfing public has spoken. Based on your ratings and reviews submitted in 2014, we've compiled the top 25 golf courses in Florida.

We received more than 30,000 reviews in Florida by Golf Advisor raters. More than 400 golf courses qualified by receiving more than 20 reviews in the calendar year. Courses were ranked based on their average overall rating from reviews throughout the year.

Checking in at no. 1 is The Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers. A private club, the course offers seasonal public access, and those who have had the chance to play it are clearly smitten.

"I don't think I've played on a course with better fairways and greens for the price," JJarrett1955 wrote. "And that includes courses like Old Corkscrew, Stoneybrook and The Raptor."

It was a dominant performance in 2014 for Hideaway, scoring highest in-state in four of the five subcategories: conditions, value, pace of play, and food & beverage.

Venetian Golf & River Club managed to upset them in the "condition of the overall facility" category.

The southwest side of Florida had plenty more entries into the top 25, including Old Orange at Verandah Golf Club, checking in at no. 3. All of the courses that made the list scored higher than a 4.5/5.0.

But entries span from Orlando to the panhandle and the Jacksonville area, so there's likely a top-rated course wherever you may be in the state.

Golf Advisor's Top 25 Courses in Florida

1. The Hideaway Country Club, Fort Myers
2. St. James Bay Golf Club, Carrabelle
3. Old Orange at Verandah Golf Club, Fort Myers
4. Venetian Golf & River Club, Venice
5. Riverwood Golf Club, Port Charlotte
6. Juliette Falls Golf Club, Dunnellon
7. Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero
8. Osprey Point Golf Course, Boca Raton
9. El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey in the Hills
10. University Park Country Club, University Park
11. Colonial Country Club, Fort Myers
12. Golf Club At North Hampton, Fernandina Beach
13. Panther Lake at Orange County National, Winter Garden
14. Hills Course at LPGA International, Daytona Beach
15. Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, Palm Beach
16. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, Orlando
17. Jones Course at LPGA International, Daytona Beach
18. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland
19. River Strand Golf and Country Club At Heritage Harbour, Bradenton
20. Candler Hills Golf and Country Club, Ocala
21. Whispering Oak at Verandah Golf Club, Fort Myers
22. Sarasota National Golf Club, Venice
23. Southwood Golf Club, Tallahassee
24. Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville
T-25. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden
T-25. Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton

Did your favorite course in Florida not make the list? Let us know in the comments below. Or leave a review by finding the course in our course guide.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Total BS... Where is Timuquana and Seminole??? What idiot came up with this list??

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These are based on ratings by golfers on Golf Advisor, and these are all public courses or at the very least private courses that offer some public play. 

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The "Creek" at Hammock Dunes should have easily made the Top 25 (Palm Coast)

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The  "Creek" course at Hammock Dunes is better then at least ten you have on the list of top 25.

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Brandon Tucker is the luckiest man alive bar none.

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Brandon - I am shcoked that Long Mean Course at Fiddlesticks Country Club is not high on your list. Raises some credibility questions also that Old Corkscrew is #7? Try Fiddlesticks sometime soon then write about it!

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