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How to Choose a Golf Course While on Vacation at the Beach

Ready to head out from your vacation rental for a relaxing round of golf on an Anna Maria Island vacation?

You may have the right equipment for the task. You may have found a delightful place to stay out of our many Anna Maria Island beach rentals. But have you found the right golf course?

Whether you are an expert or just getting the basics of your swing down, you have a wide selection of golf courses to play at in Bradenton. It is a golfer’s paradise, which makes the decision of where to play all the harder.

While on vacation to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, how do you select which golf course to play at? Follow the below five tips to settle on one course for the day out of over 20 golf courses in the Anna Maria area.

Golf Course in Anna Maria Island

1. Start with a Public Course

Public courses are a great entry point into the world of Bradenton golf and will often have reasonable rates along with top-tier facilities that rival some of the best private courses.
Some top gulf course options that are open to the public near Anna Maria Island include Timber Creek Golf Course, Manatee County Golf Course, River Run Golf Links, IMG Academy Golf Club, Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club, and many others.

Private courses in Bradenton are spectacular and may be fine if you plan on staying in Bradenton and looking at long-term Anna Maria Island real estate, but it may not work if you only have a week.

2. Visit the Course Briefly

It seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but to really find the perfect golf course, take the time to actually see it if possible.
Make it a vacation excursion itself. Stop by to get a brief overview. The team may be willing to cart you around a bit for a tour or provide pamphlets detailing prices, a map of the grounds, and more.

You can give us a call at (941)-462-4016 for a list of golf courses closest to our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, and you can spend the first part of your vacation just stopping by and checking them out along with other attractions we can recommend.

3. Meet Your Match: Find an Appropriate Challenge

Are you a good player? A great player? Have you never played a game before? One of the best ways to fine-tune the possible selections is to choose a course that is most appropriate for your skill level.

Manatee Golf Course (6415 53rd Ave W, Bradenton) is a well-known entry-level golf course and a possible top spot for players who still find the golf club a bit too heavy.

On the other hand, River Run Golf Links (1801 27th St E, Bradenton) is known for some more challenging obstacles and pushing players to their limit.

Timber Creek Golf Course (4550 Timber Ln, Bradenton) features a 9-hole course that is suitable for beginners.

Finding an appropriate challenge means you won’t be over-stressed or over-bored in your pursuit of enjoying Bradenton golf courses.

4. Join in a Fundraiser or Other Special Event

Many golf courses offer really rewarding fundraisers and other special events that can coincide with your time on Anna Maria Island.

Look into big upcoming events which can give you a special reason to see a particular course. This could be anything from a celebrity golf tournament to amateur or pro tournaments, to a charity event, and more.

AMI Rotary’ Club’s Annual Golf Classic is a spring sensation, supporting local educational programs such as the Character Building Program and the Rotary Reader Dolphin Project.

The IMG Academy Golf Club supports monthly events, notably September’s Foundation for Dreams as well as the Early Learning Coalition classic in November.

5. Review the Facilities

Look over the accessible amenities. Every golf course offers a different assortment of features to take advantage of.

This may include a driving range, practice greens, café and dining, concessions, pro shops, and so much more. A handful of courses may offer extra amenities, such as a fitness room and event hosting areas.

Give our team at Florida Dreams a chance to provide you the perfect vacation rental on AMI.