Fort Lauderdale has more than 40 courses to challenge golfers of every level. Many of the courses were designed by golf's elite: Joe Lee, Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge, Rees Jones, Raymond Floyd, Robert Trent Jones, and Tom and George Fazio. And remember, ClubHub Delivers Golf Club Rentals to Fort Lauderdale Florida.
1. Plantation Preserve Golf Course & ClubPlantation Preserve is situated in the heart of Broward County, in the center of Plantation, and is located on historic land once occupied by the Plantation Golf Club. Plantation Preserve is home to the PGA Stage 2 Web.com tour, and to the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Here, visitors will find a very challenging 18 hole championship golf course, amidst an Everglades-inspired wetlands preserve area, surrounding a 55-acre linear park complete with a 1.5 mile multi-use trail.
Cost: $40 - $125
2. Bonaventure Country ClubThe Bonaventure classic course runs along the edge of the Florida Everglades. With mature trees, lush vegetation and freshwater lakes the area is inhabited with a variety of wildlife. Players of all skill levels will find a challenging test of golf with a touch of nature's tranquility.
Cost: $35 - $70
3. The Club at Emerald HillsRated No. 1 in South Florida by the USGA, The Club at Emerald Hills sports the longest course in Florida. The course has a par 5 that is nearly 700 yards long, and a par 3 that is nearly 300 yards long. It was originally designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge.
Cost: $55 - $110
4. Orangebrook Golf & Country ClubThis historic 36-hole championship golf course was originally built as an 18-hole facility in 1933. A second 18 holes were added in 1959. What the course lacks in length it makes up for in the number of strategic shots required. The course includes water hazards on several of the holes as well as bunkers placed around many of the greens. Golfers need to be particularly careful on their second shot at the par-4, third hole, which includes a water hazard to the left of the green and a bunker to the right.
Cost: $16 - $47
5. Carolina Golf ClubThe course was modeled after the famous Drayton Hall, in South Carolina. The course has plenty of water - left, right, and center, so mind your shots well.
Cost: Semi-private $25 - $49
6. Osprey Point Golf ClubSince opening in 2010, this course has been showered with awards and is always ranked among the top public courses in the state. It features 27 holes spread out in three nine-hole courses. It provides one of the most serene settings you'll ever play.
Cost: $12 - $60
7. Park Ridge Golf CoursePark Ridge Golf Course transformed what was formerly the site of the Lantana Landfill into a popular municipal course. Construction began on this unique undertaking in 2004 and the end result was certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary. The course climbs up to 85 feet, making it one of the highest golf courses in the county.
Cost: $19 - $44
8. Jacaranda Golf ClubRated 4 Stars by Golf Digest and host to many PGA, USGA, and FSGA Championship Events, Jacaranda features all of the luxuries found in a private country club setting.
Cost: $50 - $110
9. Diplomat Golf & Tennis ClubThis 18-hole, Joe Lee-designed golf course combines challenging play with Mediterranean-style architecture. The course features four par-5 holes and a 570-yard hole that is one of the longest in South Florida. The course features eight acres of lakes and rolling fairways and 76 bunkers, combining for a 72.9 course rating from the Blue Tees.
Cost: $85 - $130
10. Pembroke Lakes Golf & Racquet ClubReopened to the public In December 2007 after undergoing an extensive, $7 million dollar renovation, this John Sanford-design course features many improvements Including: Paspalum Supreme Grass, GPS-equipped golf carts, new lakes and challenging bunkers and fine sets of tees.
Cost: $29 - $75
11. The Bridges at Springtree Golf Club
eme Designed by 10-time PGA tour winner Mark McCumber, The Bridges at Springtree, reopened in October 2010 after a complete major renovation. The 18-hole course has 11 par 3s (from 209 yards to 98 yards) one par 5 and 6 par 4s, playing to a par of 62. The course features plush Supreme Paspalum grass on tees and fairways and Platinum Paspalum on the greens. Golfers will find rolling terrain and shimmering lakes surrounding perfectly manicured fairways and greens, including the course's signature 4th hole over water to a bulk-headed green.
Cost: $13 - $49
12. Woodlands Golf and Country ClubCreated in 1968, this Robert Von Hagge- and PGA Tour player Bruce Devlin-designed course was built on an area that was formerly wetlands, pastures, and fields.
Cost: $59 - $89
13. Grand Palms Golf & Country Club
Play any of the three 9-hole courses -- Grand, Royal or Sabal -- and you are sure to have a unique golfing experience.
Cost: $35 - $50
14. Southwinds Golf CourseWith wildlife ranging from Canadian geese to otters and from foxes to iguanas, Southwinds offers a serene setting where a walk in nature is occasionally interrupted by the swing of a club. With water on nearly every hole, shot placement is a must. The winner of numerous awards throughout the years, Southwinds is proud to be a certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.
Cost: $19 - $47
15. Okeeheelee Golf CourseOffering 27 holes of championship golf in a pristine, quiet, park setting, Okeeheelee Golf Course has offered quality golf to Palm Beach County for more than 20 years. The course is set up in three nine-hole courses that can be played in multiple 18-hole combinations, providing the potential for a different golf experience on each visit to the facility.
Cost: $18 - $48