Panhandle Picks

By: Carla Kneeland
By: Carla Kneeland

Get ready to tee off at the best golf course in town; collared shirts and soft spikes required. In this Panhandle Picks, Carla Kneeland has our viewers choice for best golf course in town.

Gorgeous greens, unforgiving fairways, even raging ruffs, it's one way of describing a great round of golf. It's been around for 17 years, making it a legend in its own time.
Lagoon Legends, located in Bay point is sharing the top spot for Best Golf Course.

Legends is a 18-hole course described as target golf links style; 17 of the 18 holes feature water hazards. Legends is currently undergoing renovation so you'll find the tees and fairways dormant, but the greens are in good condition.

Lagoon Legends will official close on October 26. For now you can catch a round of golf for less than 40 bucks from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

Legends’ sister course, the Lofter Club Meadows, shares the top spot. Built in 1972, it is country club golfing featuring flatter tree lined fairways.

Both courses are semi-private, so they are open to the public. Club Meadows is currently running a special: all you can play with lunch buffet and free range balls for $59.95 before noon. After that it drops to $49.95.

A private course is also hitting par with our viewers. The Shark's Tooth is two and half years old and already ranked sixth in the state of Florida by Golf Digest. Shark Tooth has also won environmental awards for keeping the course looking as close to how nature intended. The challenging 7204 yards is a par 72 course designed by golf legend Greg Norman.

Shark's Tooth is open to members and their guests seven days a week. If you are interested in joining, the initiation fee will set you back about $36,000.

Lots of public courses made it into the top 10, with the most affordable being Sunny Hills.


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