Providence Golf Club

Not a few golfers seek solace in the arms of Mother Nature when they head out on their golf vacations. Most, if not all, look for courses that have as much of nature without necessarily having to go into the woods or on a ten-hour drive outside the city. In Orlando, for example, finding a peaceful, decent, and beautiful course within close range may seem impossible. But it’s not entirely impossible. The Providence Golf Club is the answer.

This 18-hole, par 72 Mike Dasher creation is a mere 15-minute drive from the themed resorts of Orlando, but there is not a trace of the bustling city anywhere. There are, only healthy servings of natural wetlands, old-growth oaks and other forest trees, and a lot of nature’s sights and sounds that include but are not limited to gators, egrets, cranes, and otters. There’s a lot of golf here, too, and very few houses. The layout is a combination of European, some parkland, and some more Florida. Water plays on 13 of the 18 holes, and there are about 35 native sand bunkers on course that creates that generally fair play on whichever tee set it is being played on. And to complete the golf vacation package, the Providence Golf Club has made sure the service quality matches that of the layout and scenery.

Here, the staff and pros have both the right amounts of warmth and expertise to perfect the service. That brings the best of everything any golfer would desire for in a golf trip. As for the Providence Golf Club, it enjoys the best of both worlds: great golf course basking in nature’s glory and divine peace as well as the best of Orlando’s tourist favorites without one getting ahead of or over the other’s line.

Juliette Falls Golf Club

The Juliette Falls Golf Club is almost literally bursting in a spectacle of nature’s colors. The scenic golf vacation destination near Ocala in Florida is the result of man’s creativity in perfect synch with nature. Every part of this golf course is well thought of to blend in naturally with natural Florida scenery, giving the golfers a feast to the senses.

With four stunning man-made ponds and waterfalls, perfectly manicured greens and beautiful landscaping structures, there is reason to believe that the Juliette Falls Golf Club was created to be an aesthetic wonder. The picturesque quality of this John Sanford creation is a perfect compliment to the mature pine oaks and the palmettos lining the fairways. On top of that, the course is surrounded by a plethora of native vegetation and colorful wild flowers in its nature preserve. This is the closest any golf vacation can get to nature.

And it does not stop there. Just as excellent it is visually, the layout of the Juliette Falls Golf Club is as superb. The golf course features lush fairways and a rolling hill terrain – a game of significant elevation changes, playing 7,239 yards for a par of 72. Not only does it look good, it also plays good. Better even. No wonder it garnered recognitions. It was one of the Top 10 Best New Courses in January 2008 from Golf Magazine, and is 2011’s 6th best golfer in Florida according to GolfWeek. It is not only bursting in colors, it is also overflowing with the happiest of golf trips.