Brevard County, Florida is home to an abundance of picturesque beauty and a plethora of outstanding outdoor activities. Home to a number of award-winning golf courses, golfers, experienced and novice, will not be disappointed in the exceptional golfing available in Brevard County.
Duran Golf Club at Viera
Duran Golf Club, located in the master-planned community of Viera has been voted the “Best Public Course” in America as well as one of the “Top 50” in the nation for its practice ranges. Formerly a thriving sod farm, the Duran Golf Club now boast one of the lushest fairways and greens of Florida’s East Coast. Offering a links-style layout, the course at Duran is well-maintained from tee to green. The course is challenging with quick greens, undulating doglegs, and beautiful native grasses and palms amid sparkling lakes. Golfers won’t be disappointed with the illuminated par 3 9-hole course and practice facility or the championship 18-hole golf course. In addition, the Tradewinds Restaurant, created in British West Indies style offers a delightful respite when the golfing is done.
Spessard Holland Golf Course of Melbourne Beach
Spessard Holland Golf Course features challenging play on the sweeping executive course idyllically placed amid the Atlantic and the Indian River Lagoon. Offering ocean breezes and extraordinary views, the first rate 18-hole course at Spessard Holland designed by Palmer Enterprises is also family friendly. With golf club and cart rentals, travelers who failed to bring their clubs can still enjoy a round at this well-manicured course. The family friendly atmosphere shouldn’t give experienced golfers pause, the course can be tricky and shot placement is necessary to score well at Spessard Holland.
Cocoa Beach Country Club at Cocoa Beach
Situated on the peninsula at Minutemen Causeway and the Banana River Lagoon, the Cocoa Beach Country Club features three 9-hole golf courses, perfect for locals and vacationers alike. Flanked by the Banana River, and abundant with lakes throughout the course, visitors will be joined on the links by amazing native waterfowl and birds. Each hole is even named for each of the birds that frequent the course. Also in view are turtles, alligators, dolphins, and more, making the Cocoa Beach Country Club a family friendly golf adventure.
The Savannahs Golf Course at Merritt Island
The Savannahs Golf Course is a championship course designed in classic southern style and perfectly seated in a native Florida savannah. The course is conveniently located only minutes from Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and the Kennedy Space Center. Listed in Golf Digest as one of the “Places to Play,” the course is challenging with an abundance of water hazards as well as wildlife. The fairways and greens are well-manicured, and the course is well worth visiting for a round or two or more.
Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge
Turtle Creek Golf Club is another traditional Florida-style course that is beautifully landscaped and features well-maintained fairways with New Champion Bermudagrass greens. The wooded and winding fairways of Turtle Creek along with the numerous water hazards make the course challenging but always fun and enjoyable. Cranes and other native birds and wildlife can be seen during play.
Viera East Golf Club at Rockledge
Viera East Golf Club is a picturesque 18-hole championship course boasting GPS Golf Carts along with New TifEagle Greens. Designed by the acclaimed Joe Lee, the course offers pristine white sand bunkers amid sweeping fairways, swaying palms, and sparkling lakes. In addition, Viera East is home to deer, foxes, alligators, bobcats, and eagles. The course is challenging and diverse, though not so difficult that novice golfers won’t enjoy a round.
This is just a sampling of the beautiful, diverse golf courses in Brevard County, head out and explore the best courses in Central Florida.