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Central Florida Vacations – Official Visitor Information for Polk County, FL
With an endless list of sites and attractions in Central Florida, a Polk County vacation truly offers something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a time with friends, a getaway with the kids, family reunions or even quality alone time for two, everyone will love Polk County’s year round lovely temperatures as well as its convenient, centralized location. While here, you and your travel party will enjoy convenient access to coastal beaches as well as our world-renowned Central Florida attractions. Theme parks like Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios are virtually in your own backyard! Using Polk County as your vacation “home base” means you’ll be minutes away from the many other attractions Central Florida offers such as LEGOLAND® Florida, Fantasy of Flight, Bok Tower Gardens and Safari Wilderness Ranch and even the Spaceport USA at the Kennedy Space Center. Whether you’re ready to explore the region by Air, Earth, Water or Fire, you and your travel companions will quickly feel in your Element with the abundance of fun and adventurous things to do in Central Florida!
Make Your Next Central Florida Vacation A Hole-In-One
For many visitors, the high point (or maybe the main point) of their Central Florida vacation is golf. With more than 40 courses in Polk County, golf is one of the top Central Florida attractions for people of all playing levels, all year round. The area’s challenging courses read like a Who’s Who in modern golf design with names like George Clifton, Ron Garl, Steve Smyers, Ted McAnlis, and more, ensuring a multitude of choices where you can hone your skill or just play for fun with a group of friends.
Play the Latest And Greatest
When planning your golf-infused vacation, you will find many Central Florida vacation packages built around a stay at a particular golf resort. You can also craft your own stay and select places to stay in Central Florida near the courses you want to try. If you have your sights set on the latest and greatest, you may pick Streamsong Resort, which has a course so spectacular that Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and major golf magazines began praising them even before the course opened in 2012.
Streamsong features two courses, the Red Course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and the Blue Course designed by Tom Doak. Built on reclaimed phosphate mining land, the course is marked by sand dunes, native grasses, natural contours, and beautiful views instead of the expected manicured lawns and palm trees. With each hole offering a unique playing experience, Streamsong offers an experience similar to links-style courses in the British Isles.
A Course for Every Skill And Budget
Though the Streamsong courses are rated by Golf Magazine as the #1 and #2 courses in the U.S., there are plenty of other choices that are renowned Florida attractions in their own right. Check out a complete list of courses to find the ones that match your skill level, budget and desired location. Whether you are seeking a budget-friendly course like First Tee of Lakeland YMCA Par 3 in Lakeland or a top course in a resort setting like Southern Dunes & Country Club in Haines, you will be certain to find a course in Polk Country that appeals to you.
If golf is on the top of your list when planning things to do in Central Florida, there are many Golf Vacation Packages to choose from. For planning the ultimate Central Florida vacation, request a vacation guide today!