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Central Florida Vacations – Official Visitor Information for Polk County, FL
Planning a December trip to finish off the year with a bang? A Central Florida vacation is calling your name! Just minutes from renowned Central Florida hotspots such as Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios as well as LEGOLAND® Florida, Bok Tower Gardens, Safari Wilderness Ranch and even the Spaceport USA at the Kennedy Space Center, Polk County truly has it all. Using Polk County as your Central Florida vacation home base means you’ll also enjoy quick and easy access to the region’s white sandy beaches and countless acres of breathtaking conservation lands. Whether you’re ready to explore the region by Air, Earth, Water or Fire, you will quickly feel in your Element this December on your Central Florida Vacation.
Come See For Yourself Why December Is The Perfect Time To Plan A Golf Getaway In Polk County
Looking for things to do in Central Florida in December? Polk County offers guests affordable access to some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses that suit every skill and ability level. With 34 public-access courses, golfers planning a Central Florida vacation can customize their travel itinerary to enjoy 648 holes designed by some of the game’s most renowned architects. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, Donald Ross, Ron Garl and more have all created unique and challenging courses with distinctive backdrops that have travelers everywhere clamoring to tee off here.
Wide Variety Of Golf Course Designs Suit Every Player’s Skill Level And Preference
No matter what type of course you’re seeking, you’ll find it on your Central Florida vacation. A must see for many players? Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, these two championship courses incorporate Central Florida’s beautiful natural backdrops into every hole. Native grasses, sand dunes and natural sweeping land combines with flower beds and house lined fairways for a final experience that is truly second to none. We’re not the only ones who think so; Streamsong courses have been recognized in several world-wide publications such as Golf Magazine and Golfweek Magazine as top notch courses.
Other Polk County courses sure to please players of every ability range include:
The Club at Eaglebrooke proves challenging without frustrating for players of every experience level. With lovely rounded fairways and swelling greens, players will be physically challenged yet visually stimulated on every hole.
Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club delivers over 7,200 yards of course for players seeking a slightly more arduous round of golf. Be ready to bring your A-game as you work through 180 colored bunkers and 100 feet of elevation change.
Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club, designed by Ted McAnlis this course caters to players at every level. Hazards and bunkers are strategically placed throughout the course to ensure everyone is challenged during the round.
Prefer to test out a more traditionally designed course during your Central Florida vacation? Be sure to put both the Bartow and Cleveland Heights Golf Courses on your travel itinerary. Bartow Golf Course, designed by Scottish designer Donald Ross in 1921, maintains a classic course layout with straight fairways and smaller greens surrounded by challenging bunkers. Constructed just four years later, Cleveland Heights Golf Course also embodies many design signatures of its time by allowing players to focus on strategy and placement rather than distance and shot length.
Bok Tower Gardens: Holiday Home Tour At Pinewood Estate
Of course, golfing isn’t the only activity you can enjoy during a trip to Polk County in December. Looking to celebrate the winter season in a distinctive way? Check out the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate. Part of the renowned Bok Tower Gardens, the Pinewood Estate tour runs from November 29th – January 5th, 2014. Here guests will enjoy a winter wonderland walk through this 20-room mansion, decorated to reflect this year’s “Family Traditions” theme.
Find Out More About The Many Central Florida Vacation Packages Available
Ready to book your December golf getaway to Polk County? Learn more about current Central Florida vacation packages and promotions as well as find best places to stay in Central Florida to rest in between rounds!