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Jul/Aug 2005
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Unique Golf Courses
Florida is the golf capital of the world and to maintain that reputation, area courses must consistently change and offer players something a little out of the ordinary. The following courses have achieved that uniqueness by offering course play under floodlights!

When the sun goes down over the horizon, who says your golf game is over?

The Golf Garden of Destin
(850) 837-7422
12958 US Highway 98 W., Destin, FL
Last tee-off - 9 p.m.

During Florida's summer months (April - September), one of Destin's most popular and scenic golf courses is open for play late into the night.
This par-29 course features 2,455 yards of challenging play and a 10-acre practice area with multi-pin target greens.

Holiday Golf Club
(850) 234-1800.
US Highway 98 W., Panama City Beach, FL
Last tee-off - 7:45 p.m.

If you've played Holiday Golf Club's 18-hole, par-three course and you still want more golf, the club features the area's only "lighted" nine-hole, par-three course designed with the entire family in mind, as well as the scratch golfer. The course offers three sets of tees, including junior.
The facility offers an extensive practice area with an illuminated driving range, practice chipping green and large putting green.

Orange Lake Resort & Country Club
(407) 239-0000
8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL
Last tee-off - 9 p.m.

Taking players back to the early days of the game as they walk their way around the links, Legends Walk, a nine-hole course, is a challenge to players of all ages and levels.
Winding through the North Village, this spectacular 1,581-yard course is no ordinary pitch and putt. It's as beautiful as it is challenging with rolling fairways, rustic water features and holes that range in length from 85 to 222 yards.

Suncoast Golf Center
(941) 351-2666
7741 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL
Last tee-off - 9 p.m.

Suncoast Golf Center is a lighted nine-hole, par-three course that, in addition to professional golf instruction, offers players 20 acres of lighted practice grounds, rental golf equipment, custom club fitting and assembly, a full service clubhouse and organizational services for tournaments and group outings.

Links of Naples
(239) 417-1313
16161 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL
Last tee-off - 7 p.m.

One of the finest executive courses in the area, the 18-hole, par-61 Links of Naples course features elevated, well-bunkered greens and panoramic views.
A challenge to all players due to its multiple tee layout, the Links is the only lighted golf course in Naples and includes an aqua driving range, which is also illuminated.

Summerlin Ridge Golf Center
(239) 432-0000
16750 Pine Ridge Rd., Fort Myers, FL
Last tee-off - 7 p.m.

Play a full 18 holes at night on this executive course, located only three miles from Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. Championship-designed, the par-58, 3,000-yard fairway is ideal for those who simply can't get enough of the green during their vacation!
If you don't have time for a complete game, but want to practice up on your stroke, a number of golf courses provide lighted driving ranges for use.

American Golfer's Club
(954) 564-8760
3850 North Federal Hwy.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Driving range open until 10 p.m.

Fully-lighted grass tee driving range. The facility also features a pitch and putt course. Beginning June 1, 2005, Greater Fort Lauderdale is offering a special “Summer Saver” program, which offers visitors two-for-one deals. At American Golfer’s Club, visitors can buy two large range baskets, and get one free.

Summit Golf Center
(386) 304-4744
4116 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange, FL
Driving range open until 10 p.m.

Small (45 balls), medium (80 balls) and large (110 balls) baskets are available for the avid golfer looking to brush up on his swing, or the novice simply wanting to unwind after a busy day.
Chipping green, free club rental is available.