Best of 2018: Florida

The best golf courses with public access you can play in the state according to your reviews.
The 5th hole at King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village

The yearly Golf Advisor state best-of lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members. Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2018 to be eligible for this year's list.

Florida golf courses reviewed in 2018: 628
Reviews of Florida golf courses in 2018: 33,108

Top 30 golf courses in Florida based on golfer reviews

  1. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
    Resort
    4.9451764706
    110

  2. Brooksville, Florida
    Resort
    4.2470705882
    939

  3. Orlando, Florida
    Public/Resort
    4.5139411765
    1572

  4. Port Charlotte, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.7049823529
    1044

  5. Orlando, Florida
    Resort
    4.5662
    800

  6. Fort Meade, Florida
    Resort
    4.7582352941
    57

  7. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
    Resort
    4.8965714286
    222

    *Hotel stay required

  8. Fort Meade, Florida
    Resort
    4.9504588235
    45

  9. Naples, Florida
    Private
    2.0733714286
    38

    *Seasonal public access

  10. Fort Myers, Florida
    Private
    4.13715
    176

    *Closed to public Jan.-April

  11. Howey in the Hills, Florida
    Resort
    4.3861764706
    1438

  12. Destin, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.6326352941
    1427

  13. Palm Coast, Florida
    Resort/Private
    4.9134666667
    53

  14. Brooksville, Florida
    Resort
    3.9110823529
    785

  15. Fort Meade, Florida
    Resort
    4.3568588235
    50

  16. Brooksville, Florida
    Private
    3.3278411765
    113

  17. Hobe Sound, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.3691529412
    625

  18. Panama City Beach, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.6786
    28

    *Hotel stay required

  19. Destin, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.4451764706
    1447

  20. Naples, Florida
    Private
    4.7689352941
    688

  21. Ocala, Florida
    Semi-Private
    4.6409764706
    1035

  22. Winter Garden, Florida
    Public
    4.3743882353
    1730

  23. Lakeland, Florida
    Public
    4.5023529412
    1004

  24. Fort Myers, Florida
    Private
    4.6119
    219

  25. Carrabelle, Florida
    Public/Resort
    3.5438352941
    216

  26. Miramar Beach, Florida
    Resort
    4.4332
    1125

  27. Estero, Florida
    Private
    4.4447058824
    1437

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sad that of the top 30 courses listed on is in Southeast Florida, someone should come down and visit.

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