The biggest challenges reap the biggest rewards. This must be the principle behind the layout design of the Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. This golf course offers a variety of challenges, laid out amidst a backdrop of natural Florida scenery, making golf trips here as interesting as beautiful. The scenery alone is good enough a reward.
This golf vacation destination is located some 20 minutes north of downtown Tampa, and stretches to 6,965 yards from the longest tees, playing for a par of 72. The Plantation Palms Golf Club was designed by David Harman and features a links style design. While most golf courses are challenging only from the Championship tees, leaving the shorter ones a bit easy, this course is not. It makes for challenging games from all tee boxes, encouraging golfers – no matter the skill level – to push their limits and take their game a step up.
A links style course, naturally, the golf course is laden with bunkers and water on practically almost every hole. The Plantation Palms Golf Club has a total of 47 soft, white sand bunkers paired with numerous ponds and lakes. This is a most perfect combination for a stunning, challenging course. It also has wide fairways, elevated tees and greens, and unique and dramatic elevation changes that make it all the more demanding. The biggest challenge here is not scoring low, but hurdling one’s own hesitation about taking the challenge. Nevertheless, there is something good waiting for the avid golfer, on the greens or on the clubhouse treats. With a course this excellent, not to mention perfectly maintained, getting to spend one’s golf vacation here is the reward in itself.