“I was on par until the scenery got in the way.”
The views are breathtaking, the distractions are plenty, and the temptation to ditch your golf cart for a sandy beach stroll is all too real. But the good news? The distracting views have inspired a fresh round of delightful excuses.
So next time your putt veers off course or that drive doesn’t quite get the distance you hoped for, just shrug it off and say, “The scenery did it!” And honestly, who could argue with that? The following 30A golf courses have inspired some of the finest excuses known to Florida’s golfing community.
Seascape – The alluring greens of Seascape almost merge with the surrounding forests and dune lakes. When golfers look up and spot the Gulf from the fairway, it’s no wonder they quip, “I swear, the view took my ball!”
Kelly Plantation Golf Club – Crafted by the legendary duo, Fred Couples and Gene Bates, this top-rated club by Golf Digest and Zagat isn’t just about the challenge. As you play, panoramic views of Choctawhatchee Bay steal your focus. Golfers often chuckle, saying, “Missed that putt, but did you see those dunes?”
Burnt Pine Golf Club – Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of Florida Golf”, every hole here feels like a scene from a postcard. As players swing, they often jest, “With views like these, even a bogey feels like a birdie!”
The Links Course – Playing with the Gulf Coast winds here is like dancing with nature. As you relish the views of Choctawhatchee Bay and Baytowne Marina, don’t be surprised if your playing partner jokes, “I was on par until the scenery got in the way.”
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club – After its ritzy renovation, Santa Rosa’s two holes backing up to the Gulf are pure temptation for the wandering eye. As golfers jest, “Who can focus on the ball with the Gulf staring right back?”
Baytowne Golf Club – An exquisite masterpiece from designer Tom Jackson, Baytowne’s unique terrain from beach to bay is a distraction in itself. Players commonly muse, “With views like these, who needs a good score?”
Raven Golf – With its picturesque marshes and wetlands, golfing at Raven feels like you’re traversing a vibrant painting. Many players admit, “The beauty here, it’s a legitimate handicap!”
Club Origins Golf Club, Watersound – Designed for fun and inclusivity, the true challenge here is not getting lost in the casual charm. As golfers say, “With such relaxation, who remembers the score?”
30A doesn’t play fair when it comes to beauty!
One minute you’re walking the greens of the Emerald Coast, focused on achieving that elusive under-par, and the next, you’re daydreaming about basking on a chaise lounge, poolside, with your sweetie, back at your Oversee 30A beach rental.
Our 30A vacation rental management team has curated a range of vacation homes right around these golfing gems. So, next time you’re planning a golf trip, book a gorgeous luxury beach rental at Oversee. But warning. These gorgeous homes are just as distracting as the fairways.
You’ve got no excuses not to have a wonderful 30A golf vacation.
It’s clear: the 30A golf courses are as beautiful as they are challenging. And if your game’s a bit off? Well, you’ve got the perfect excuse. So next time you see a golfer on 30A struggling with their game, cut them some slack – they’re battling not just the course, but the distraction of paradise itself.
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