Florida is blessed with some of the top-rated golf courses in the country, along with resorts that are renowned the world over.
Golf is a central part of the Florida lifestyle with more than 1,000 public and private courses around the state.
In the Orlando area, Walt Disney World offers 99 holes over six courses. The FUNAI Classic championship features golf's
greatest pros challenging each other on Disney's Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses.
The PGA Tour comes calling every spring, and it's possible to duplicate the professionals' swing through the state, staying and playing at the likes of Miami's Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Orlando's Bay Hill Lodge or the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass.
The LPGA and the Senior Tour also play multiple events in the Sunshine State, from Palm Beach to Naples to Tampa.
The World Golf Village, located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, is the home of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The hall dedicates over 32,000 square feet to exhibits. Permanent displays are located on The Front Nine -- The Historical Game, and The Back Nine -- The Modern Game. New acquisitions and Hall of Fame Member memorabilia are housed within the Hall of Fame proper at the base of the tower on the second floor.
Other exhibits honor Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan’s historic 1953 season and Annika Sorenstam's week on the PGA TOUR.
Also in Northeast Florida, the PGA Tour is headquartered in Ponte Vedra.
Since 1989, the Ladies Professional Golf Association has been headquartered in Daytona Beach.