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I live in NY.  It's cold.  I'm recently single and I just want to play golf.  I'm looking to take a trip to FL in March for a long weekend. I have a buddy that would go but I've never been on a golf trip before and am looking for recommendations as I don't know the ins and outs of what to look for.  If anyone knows of a good deal, all inclusive is not a must, but something reasonably priced for 2-3 days of golf that is fun for single guys under 30 when we aren't golfing (nearby bars).  Thanks     

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I've lived in Florida for over ten years and been coming here regularly for 20 plus more so I know the lay of the land a bit.

 

I would need more information to make recommendations. Golf in Florida in March is expensive as it is our prime season. When the baseball teams and spring breakers are here things go through the roof.

 

Still there are deals to be had. A reasonably priced place that I've done several stay and plays at is PGA Village in Port St Lucie. Three great courses by Fazio and Dye. Good food and a couple if clubs. Close by the beaches of you guys want to hit that scene. 20 something single guys need to be by the beach in March!

 

On my side of the State there is Innisbrook. Its pricier but you are very close to Clearwater Beach which is one of the Spring break Meccas. Also the night life at the club is better at Innisbrook. You have to avoid the Valspar weekend of course.

 

Good luck, lots to choose from. Florida in March is generally around 80 and sunny.

 

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I would seriously look at Myrtle Beach. 100+ courses. Prices for EVERY range. All kinds of packages, from a hotel + golf & nothing else to ALL inclusive where u never leave your resort. Must be 20 websites. I would research reviews & go.

 

 

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I'll chime in here from the "First Coast" (Jacksonville area).  First of all, great golf.  Within a 40 minute drive from my condo are TPC Sawgrass, World Golf Village, Amelia Island and its several courses, and a host of good semi-private courses that I can recommend.  Second, we are too far north for snowbirds (and spring training).  So, golf is pretty much the same price all year round, resort courses excepted.  Hotels, too, with the exception of perhaps late April to mid-June and the holidays.  Third, if you made your base in Jacksonville Beach, where I live, the nightlife is non-stop, Wednesdays through Sundays, all year around.  Its all 20 to 30 somethings (I'm 64, so I just watch the scantily clad ladies going from bar to bar).  Plus, for a single guy, it is a fact that the percentage of ladies that are good looking is much higher in Florida that up north (where I'm from).  So, have your travel guy check out hotels in Jax Beach (there's several, Marriott, Best Western, Four Points, Hampton Inn, etc.) and take your pick of the golf courses.  If you do so and want to play the Stadium, I have a standing offer to Spys to host them at the discounted rate I get (still pricey, but couple hundred less than what you might otherwise get).  As a matter of fact, I'm hosting a guy visiting from Scotland on the Stadium on Thursday that took up my offer from the 'other' site.

 

I'm also playing the Stadium tomorrow, as well.  Mid-70s forecast.  

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TM Rocketballz 19 Deg 5 Wood, stock Matrix Osik Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz Stage 2 21 Deg Tour 4 Hybrid, Rocketfuel 80h Stiff shaft 

Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons, 4-P, Stiff Shafts
 
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I'll chime in here from the "First Coast" (Jacksonville area). First of all, great golf. Within a 40 minute drive from my condo are TPC Sawgrass, World Golf Village, Amelia Island and its several courses, and a host of good semi-private courses that I can recommend. Second, we are too far north for snowbirds (and spring training). So, golf is pretty much the same price all year round, resort courses excepted. Hotels, too, with the exception of perhaps late April to mid-June and the holidays. Third, if you made your base in Jacksonville Beach, where I live, the nightlife is non-stop, Wednesdays through Sundays, all year around. Its all 20 to 30 somethings (I'm 64, so I just watch the scantily clad ladies going from bar to bar). Plus, for a single guy, it is a fact that the percentage of ladies that are good looking is much higher in Florida that up north (where I'm from). So, have your travel guy check out hotels in Jax Beach (there's several, Marriott, Best Western, Four Points, Hampton Inn, etc.) and take your pick of the golf courses. If you do so and want to play the Stadium, I have a standing offer to Spys to host them at the discounted rate I get (still pricey, but couple hundred less than what you might otherwise get). As a matter of fact, I'm hosting a guy visiting from Scotland on the Stadium on Thursday that took up my offer from the 'other' site.

 

I'm also playing the Stadium tomorrow, as well. Mid-70s forecast.

All these things are very true. And I can vouch for Jax being a great guy to play with.

 

BTW I have a church conference in September. Its at the Ponte Verde Beach Marriott. I would like to get out and play with you then.

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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If you come to Tampa, you have a plethora of courses to choose from. TPC Tampa Bay, World Woods(Top 100 courses), Innisbrook(home of the Valspar PGA event) and many many more public courses.

 

 

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If you come to Tampa, you have a plethora of courses to choose from. TPC Tampa Bay, World Woods(Top 100 courses), Innisbrook(home of the Valspar PGA event) and many many more public courses.

 

 

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I agree -- played IMG at Bradenton and Stoneybrook @ Heritage Harbor -- both were in great shape and really challenging.  

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I live in NY.  It's cold.  I'm recently single and I just want to play golf.  I'm looking to take a trip to FL in March for a long weekend. I have a buddy that would go but I've never been on a golf trip before and am looking for recommendations as I don't know the ins and outs of what to look for.  If anyone knows of a good deal, all inclusive is not a must, but something reasonably priced for 2-3 days of golf that is fun for single guys under 30 when we aren't golfing (nearby bars).  Thanks

 

So did you go? Where did you play and how was it?
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All these things are very true. And I can vouch for Jax being a great guy to play with.

 

BTW I have a church conference in September. Its at the Ponte Verde Beach Marriott. I would like to get out and play with you then.

 

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Just saw this Rev!  Of course, definitely want to play.  You do know that that Marriott is the TPC Sawgrass Marriott...  Know the dates yet??

 

BTW, check out the post I just put in Arrange a Game about golf next week.

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Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

In my Ogio Ozone XX Cart Stand Bag:

Ping G400 10.5 Deg Driver, stock Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz 19 Deg 5 Wood, stock Matrix Osik Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz Stage 2 21 Deg Tour 4 Hybrid, Rocketfuel 80h Stiff shaft 

Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons, 4-P, Stiff Shafts
 
Scor 48 and 55 degree wedges.  
Renegar 60 Deg Steel Shaft Lob Wedge

TM Ghost Spider Si 38" Counterbalanced Putter

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My most recent Florida trip was in the Sarasota area. we played several round at UNiversity Park and it is a great track for the price.

 

I have also played the Disney Courses several times and found Magnolia and The Palm fantastic. The Four Seasons now owns the Osprey Ridge course and that is an excellent resort course.

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Anyone live in the Jacksonville / St. Augustine area?

Sorry I'm in the middle of the state hours from there.

 

 

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Anyone live in the Jacksonville / St. Augustine area?

Nope. Have friends there...

 

 

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Anyone live in the Jacksonville / St. Augustine area?

Me.  See above.

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Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

In my Ogio Ozone XX Cart Stand Bag:

Ping G400 10.5 Deg Driver, stock Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz 19 Deg 5 Wood, stock Matrix Osik Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz Stage 2 21 Deg Tour 4 Hybrid, Rocketfuel 80h Stiff shaft 

Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons, 4-P, Stiff Shafts
 
Scor 48 and 55 degree wedges.  
Renegar 60 Deg Steel Shaft Lob Wedge

TM Ghost Spider Si 38" Counterbalanced Putter

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Anyone live in the Jacksonville / St. Augustine area?

I do now

 

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