The Space Coast offers the ideal place for golfers to hone their game, enjoying a day on the links. With more than 20 championship courses from which to choose, the Space Coast promises beautiful weather year-round for golfers of every age and skill level. Let’s explore some of the region’s best courses in no particular order.
Cocoa Beach Country Club
The Cocoa Beach Country Club features three nine-hole courses, operated by the City of Cocoa Beach, and offering panoramic views of the Banana River. The golf course boasts nearly two miles of holes alongside the River as well as 17 lakes, and golfers routinely sight dolphins, alligators, turtles, and aquatic birds. As a public golf course, locals and visitors are welcome to play, and Florida residents get discounted rates. The three courses – known as Dolphin, River, and Lakes – offer up challenging bunkers and greens for novices and seasoned golfers alike. There are putting greens, a driving range, chipping greens, and a Pro Shop. The Cocoa Beach Country Club’s restaurant, The 19th Hole, offers breakfast, lunch, and snacks as well as a full bar. The Club also features an aquatic center, tennis complex, sand volleyball, and playgrounds as well as banquet facilities for special events.
Duran Golf Club (Viera)
A part of the Florida Space Coast Golf Association, Duran Golf Club has been voted “Best Public Course” in the region as well as “Top 50” for practice ranges. For many, Duran Golf Club delivers a “great golfing experience” with a well-maintained course with exceptional play and a balance of difficulty and forgiveness. Filled with sparkling lakes, native grasses, and Atlantic breezes, Duran Golf Club is ideal for all levels of play. With large practice greens, golfers can enjoy practicing putting, pitching, and chipping. Plus the course offers teaching pros, a ranger, and a fully illuminated facility to let you play or practice in the evening hours. The Club also features The Tradewinds Restaurant with delectable fare available before, during, and after your round.
The Savannahs at Merritt Island
Among the championship golf courses of the Space Coast is The Savannahs at Merritt Island, near the Kennedy Space Center. The Par 72 course, designed by Gordon Lewis, brings the challenge you’d expect amid the picturesque backdrop of nature winding through wetlands, forests, and lakes, showcasing many aquatic birds, alongside native reptiles and mammals. The course’s practice facility offers an expansive practice putting green, with chipping area, and an aqua range, as well as a Clubhouse with golf shop and restaurant, as well as a spacious deck, perfect for viewing nearby rocket launches.
Spessard Holland at Melbourne Beach
An executive course designed by Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Spessard Holland at Melbourne Beach is beautifully seated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. With challenges at every hole, Spessard Holland offers instruction at all levels from a world-class professional. While enjoying your game, you’ll likely see pelicans, dolphins, and more, while experiencing ocean breezes amid the sabal palms. At the end of your round, the Champions Grill awaits with a delightful array of foods and beverages.
The Majors Golf Club in Palm Bay
With expansive greens in a picturesque backdrop, The Majors Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer Signature course. A pristine, unspoiled course, The Majors is a semi-private club challenging enough for seasoned golfers, but enjoyable for novices as well. With more than 240-acres including natural wetlands, lakes, preservation lands, and sprawling greens, the views are as pleasing as the play. The Majors Golf Club also boasts a clubhouse and restaurant for you to enjoy.
If you are ready to enjoy your perfect day of golf, the courses of the Space Coast await you! Better yet, if you are ready to make your move to the Space Coast and enjoy golfing year round, the Coastal Home Team is ready to help you become a local!