Swing by the Sea in Martin County –
An Under-the-Radar Golfer’s Paradise in South Florida
Avid golfers have long flocked to Florida to experience some of the best golf courses in America. But with the pandemic still looming, more travelers are opting for less crowded, more under-the-radar escapes. Enter Martin County.
The charming destination can be found along South Florida’s Treasure Coast region, conveniently situated between Orlando to the northwest and Miami to the south. What sets Martin County apart from its well-known neighbors is its hidden gem appeal, marked by more than 22 miles of uncrowded beaches and over 100,000 sprawling acres of parks and conservation lands. This beloved stretch of the Sunshine State is blessed with a natural sand ridge that stands out alongside the Treasure Coast’s typically flat terrain, resulting in amazing golf courses set against picturesque coastal landscapes.
Martin County is already known as a golfer’s dream destination, home to more than 35 world-class courses and 15 private courses, boasting an impressive collection of affordable options created by notable designers like Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Arnold Palmer, and both Tom and Jim Fazio.
Stuart’s highly-anticipated Sailfish Sands Golf Course will debut in 2021. The new attraction will replace the former Martin County Golf Course and promises to bring a new golfing experience to the lovers of this traditional sport. With a championship 18-hole course and one of the few reversible courses in the United States, Sailfish Sands is definitely out of the ordinary.
The course will be able to be played clockwise or counterclockwise on specific days and will feature tee boxes that can accommodate golfers of any skill level. It will also offer a 13-acre driving range with low level lights for evening play and interactive LED targets. The reimagined space will also remain a stop along the Florida Historic Golf Trail.
For the full experience, stay and play at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina. Situated on 200 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the relaxing retreat offers a pristine 18-hole Ocean Hole Golf Course, where players can soak in the views while swinging by the sea.
There’s a reason why more than 100 professional golfers call Martin County home, making it a favorite for pro athletes and amateurs alike. So, the next time you’re searching for a laid-back, golf-themed getaway, set your sights on Martin County – you’re bound to be impressed.