If you are looking for some fun “Day Trips in Florida” when you are in the vicinity on your day off, here are some great options!
Our first favorite is Tampa Bay Downs
….it offers the best of BOTH worlds….a great golf practice facility…AND…amazing thoroughbred racing…Each year, more than 35,000 visitors to The Downs Golf Practice Facility enjoy a vast array of amenities, starting with 45 all-Bermuda grass-hitting stations and a covered range area.
The sprawling complex
… which opened in 2003, also features two full-size chipping greens and a 5,000-square-foot putting green. Rated among the top 50 standalone ranges in the United States by Golf Range Magazine over the last nine years, we LOVED all of the targets the practice facility offered!
… you hit a few “practice balls” and walk about 100 yards to an afternoon of world-class Thoroughbred racing. Furthermore, check out the high-stakes action in The Silks Poker Room! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available throughout the facility, and families can enjoy the laid-back ambiance in the picnic area between races. That is why there is truly something for everyone at Tampa Bay Downs, the premier multi-entertainment destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast!
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Play Where the Pro Plays
If you are looking for an afternoon of playing like a PGA pro, try Copperhead at Innsibrook. This was my Valentine’s Day present! Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course is home to the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship. Obviously, there is an official 72-hole event held in March, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting area charities through the Championship’s Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program. Above all, this event has generated over $41 million for charities. Primarily in the Tampa Bay Area.
More than 2,000 volunteers
… will contribute their time and efforts during tournament week. In addition with community-minded sponsors, and the support of tens of thousands of golf fans. The tournament has consistently raised substantial sums both through its Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program and other targeted donations to groups like Tampa General Hospital, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, The First Tee, the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation, Birdies for the Brave and others.
So, if you want to play like the pros, make sure you visit Copperhead during your Florida stay!