Citrus Golf Trail Announces 2020 Partners
By Dave Daubert
Sebring's Citrus Golf Trail, located just 60 miles south of Disney World, is a collection of great golf courses that offers incredible value, great history, fantastic layouts, and the friendliest service anywhere. Dubbed the "Value Golf Capital of America," the Sebring area is one of the most affordable golf destinations anywhere in the country, even in peak season, where golfers can stay and play for as little as $99 per person, per night including room, golf, and complimentary breakfast.
Participating Citrus Golf Trail courses include:
Pinecrest Golf Club, a Donald Ross original design that is sure to delight, This par 72 course that stretches to 6,800 yards is located in Avon Park. The new Sandhill Grill provides an ideal place to enjoy light fare with a cold libation while divvying the spoils of the day's contest. Pinecrest is a member of the Florida Historical Golf Trail with smallish greens and a challenging layout. Visit GolfPinecrest.com for more information.
River Greens Golf Club, also in Avon Park, has been family owned and operated since 1969. The Davis clan provides a change from the corporate managed facilities, offering a friendly and welcoming feel from the moment you step on River Geens. The 6400 yard 18 hole design by Jack Kidwell, the Johnny Appleseed of Golf, winds its way around lakes and canals, providing a true test for smart play. Check it out at RGreens.com
Sebring International Golf Resort (previously Spring Lake Resort), bordered by Lake Istokpoga, Florida's 2nd largest freshwater lake and surrounded by scrub oaks, offers guests the opportunity to play two 18 hole golf courses while staying in villas with all the comforts of home. A great stay and play or multiple-day group outing near the Sebring International Raceway. Contact SpringLakeGolf.com for rates.
Sebring Municipal Golf Course, a prime example of an old Florida track, designed by Bert Way of Cleveland in 1928, who designed the South Course at Firestone CC. In 2009 Ron Garl gave the golf course a rework to improve the condition and bring it up to date for today's golfers. The 6,204 yard par 72 muni is a great walk and ideal for both young and old. Go to MySebring.com/305/Golf-Course.
Sun 'N Lake Golf Club is a combination of two championship golf courses; Deer Run, the tougher of the two, opened in1976 and plays to 7002 yards from the tips with a rating of 73.9/134. The original Don Dyer design was enhanced by Ron Garl in 2003 with a great closing par 3 next to the clubhouse. Turtle Run which opened in 1999 and plays 6400 yards from the back tees, was designed by Charles Ankrom in the middle of a Scrub Jay preservation area and a beautiful setting to enjoy a tactical game of golf.
Both courses feature Tifdwarf greens and 419 bermuda fairways for a fun round. Visit SunLakegolfclub.com for more information.
Inn on the Lakes(The Hotel Partner) is the perfect place to enjoy staying while playing these great tracks. Centrally located right on Highway 27 in Sebring, with easy access to all the clubs, The INN boasts 155 spacious casual, yet elegant accommodations with friendly service and the famous Chicanes Restaurant, ample parking and a beautiful lakeside pool for relaxing after your round. For great Stay & Play packages go to InnontheLakes.com.
With a variety of layouts that build on the natural beauty of the Sebring area enhanced by moss-covered oaks, citrus groves, freshwater lakes and preserves that provide a picturesque backdrop, golfers may find it a challenge to keep their eye on the ball playing through the environs.
In the Sebring area, you'll find over 100 crystal clear lakes for fishing and boating, charming small towns to visit, one of Florida's oldest state parks, more than a dozen of the state's most affordable golf courses, and a reminder of why everyone loves the authenticity of the area. Their gently rolling hills, orange groves, and friendly locals make this a relaxing country getaway in a great central Florida location. For more information on the "Value Golf Capital of America" please visit CitrusGolfTrail.com or call 800-545-6021.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.