It’s hard to be far from the sea anywhere in Florida; and this rule is never truer than in Clearwater. Just a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico, you will be forgiven for choosing to spend a few hours relaxing on the famous beaches, undertaking some watersports or trying some delicious seafood. Clearwater also has some amazing golf clubs for you to while away your summers in the relaxing Florida heat (which as we know lasts pretty much all year round).
Let’s take a look at some of the top courses and clubs in Clearwater – whether you’re here all year round to enjoy the tropical climate or just for a holiday:
- Belleview Biltmore Golf Club
A historic and picturesque place to play, Belleview has been in business since 1925. Steeped in history, you have the chance to play a classic, challenging 18-hole championship course designed by the celebrated Donald Ross. Step back in time and enjoy fast and true greens with intelligently placed bunkers on this par 71 course.
- Dunedin Golf Club
Partial to another Ross creation? Well why not sink your teeth into the Dunedin Golf Club! Constructed just a year after Belleview, this par 72 is just as exiting to play a round on. Conveniently located, it exudes that classic, country club atmosphere and is perfect for everyone – from beginners to the more experienced golfers amongst us. It plays hard and fast, so can be a challenge, but it is designed with such intelligence you’re bound to enjoy yourself.
- Chi Chi Rodrigeuz Golf Club
Now to a well-loved course in the local area which may not have the history above, but still boasts a fun and interesting round: the Chi Chi Rodrigeuz Golf Club. This has a par of 69, narrow fairways, water hazards and bunkers to tackle. Its scenic surroundings are the perfect backdrop to a thoroughly fun round – and it is excellent value for money.
- Clearwater Country Club
Finally, another historic course to add to the bunch is Clearwater Country Club. Originally built in 1920 and designed by Herbert Strong, it was reworked in 1940 by Perry Maxwell and his son. The result is a course that provides an exhilarating test for any skill level. It is par 72, has friendly staff and is well-maintained.