Space Coast is a region in Florida that is set 35 miles off from the Walt Disney World and just a 45-minute drive from Orlando. The region holds 72 miles of shoreline that includes the top-rated beaches as well as saltwater estuaries and the 250 square miles of wild refuge that is home to mangroves and manatees. As its name suggests, Space Coast is also home to the famous Kennedy Space Center where space shuttles are launched. Aside from nature and the space-age attractions, the region also boasts of its signature courses that golfers from almost all parts of the globe often flock to experience one of America’s finest tee times. The Cocoa Beach Country Club, Baytree National, Duran Golf Club, and The Majors Golf Club are some of the best golf courses that Space Coast offers.
Perfectly nestled on a peninsula that is ringed by a lagoon, Cocoa Beach Country Club offers the well designed 27 golf holes named after the birds that are predominant in the area. The course also features the driving range, putting greens, and the “19th hole where one can take quick bites and relax a bit. Being considered as a wildlife sanctuary, recreational golfers share the vast layout area with waterfowls and many other bird species.
Designed by Gary Player, a famous PGA Black Knight, Baytree National offers the par-72 7,200 yards course. The layout features playable fairways with moguls on the sides arranged in a link style. The greens are of various shapes and sizes are peppered with over 80 white sand bunkers and the red shale coquina as the unique waste areas. The course will surely challenge every golfer’s shot making skills even that of the professional and experienced ones.
What was once a sod farm and a cattle ranch has now turned into a unique masterpiece that features some of the state’s challenging holes. The Duran Golf Club was opened in 2005 where the undulating terrains were placed with ponds and lakes, native palms, cypresses, and oaks to add beauty to this previous agricultural property. Characterized by the rolling terrains, open fairways, and mounded greens, golfers of any level can now put to test their skills and be able to swing freely without hesitation.
The Majors Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer Signature layout that is considered to be Space Coast’s most challenging golf course. The course features over five thousand yards from the Front Tees and over seven thousand yards from the Tips. Dubbed as one of Brevard County’s most unspoiled semiprivate greens, the entire layout was designed through the natural wetlands, preservation areas, creeks, and lakes. The layout also holds 5 spectacular golf holes that will surely bring out the best golfer in you. Reminiscent of the Carolinas, The Majors is also characterized by the rolling hills, trees, more bunkers, as well as the amazing white sugar sand traps, all organized to meet or exceed anybody’s expectations.