As spring approaches, it’s getting easier to slip into work mode and forget to take advantage of that signature Florida sunshine. To pull themselves out, Floridians have a multitude of out-of-office activities to have some fun and soak up the sun. Some may try boating, others surfing, but many play golf.  Below, we have compiled a list of all the top-notch courses and clubs for the delight of every Gainesville golfer.

Gainesville Country Club

Gainesville Country Club is a semi-private golf and recreational club. Dating back to 1921, their services include an 18-hole golf course, tennis, swimming, and event spaces. The Gainesville Country Club has long reflected the warm, welcoming personality of lovely North Florida, therefore making it an “exceptional place to truly call a home away from home.” Learn more below:

7300 SW 35th Way

Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club

 Just west of the University of Florida campus, Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club offers 18 championship-level holes and private club amenities in a family-friendly environment. Members have access to a variety of family-focused activities, golf, tennis, swimming, and fitness. You can reach them at their website, linked below, for more information and tours.

9905 SW 44 Ave.

Ironwood Golf Course

 Named by Golf Digest as one of the best places to play, Ironwood Golf Course offers an 18-hole, par 72 course and hosts over 50 championships a year. Structured around century-old  pines and shimmering lakes, golfers of all levels can visit Ironwood’s contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers to test their skills. Membership is not required to play. View more about them below:

2100 NE 39th Blvd.

Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida

 Located on the northwest corner of the University of Florida campus, Mark Bostick Golf Course has been a pivotal part of the Gainesville golf scene since its inception in 1920. Home to several championship tournaments such as the Gator Invitational and the Gator Golf Day, Gainesville golfers can play on this 18-hole, par-70 course any day of the week. With four sets of tees, the course is available for players of any level. Learn more below:

2800 SW 2nd Ave.

Meadowbrook Golf Club

Meadowbrook Golf Club is a local 18-hole course offering golf lessons and leagues for players of all ages and levels. Meadowbrook’s rolling hills and creative hole placements make their course a wonderful experience for golfers of all skill levels. Membership is not required to play. Learn more about them below: 

3200 NW 98th St

Written by Bella Woodward