Gainesville Florida Golf Vacation

Gainesville, Florida, is a golfer's paradise, with many top-quality, beautiful courses only a short drive away. Enjoy a game of golf surrounded by century-old pines and oaks, lakes, streams, and wildlife, and soak up some of the famous Florida sunshine.

Whether you are coming to Gainesville for pleasure or business, you are sure to enjoy a good game of golf at any of the challenging public or semi-private courses that await you here. Most have all the amenities you would want, including pro shops and dining. Please see the list to learn more.

Gainesville golf courses are listed by distance from the Plaza Hotel & Conference Center:

University Golf Club • 4.2 mi

2800 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL (352) 375-4866

The University Golf Club features an 18-hole course with tree-lined fairways, sand bunkers, and water hazards.


The Gainesville Golf Practice Center • 5.9 mi

6007 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL (352) 375-3223

The Gainesville Golf Practice Center has all the features needed to dramatically improve your game. Practice a variety of different shots with top quality, fresh range balls. Practice day or night because the practice center is fully lighted. Visit the website for more info. 


Ironwood Golf Course • 7.2 mi

2100 N.E. 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL (352) 334-3120

Public course owned by the City of Gainesville. Beautiful layout with lots of pine trees and lakes. The contoured fairways allow challenging games for golfers of all skill levels. Ironwood Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72, championship course with 6,464 yards and four sets of tees, a driving range, putting green, and lessons. A pro shop and dining are available.


Meadowbrook Golf Course • 11.1 mi

3200 N.W. 98th St, Gainesville, FL (352) 332-0577

Meadowbrook Golf Course is a championship golf course only ten minutes away from downtown Gainesville. Once an Indian Reservation, it is now a scenic golf course with rolling hills, beautiful shade trees, and flowing brooks. Meadowbrook is a challenging, par-72 course designed by Steve Smyers that features 18 holes, 6284 yards, with a course rating of 70.8 and a slope rating of 129.


West End Golf Course • 11.3 mi

12830 W Newberry Rd Newberry, FL (352) 332-2721

The 3,940 yard executive golf course at West End Golf Club is located in Newberry, Florida, 3.5 miles west of I-75 on SR 26. Golfers of all ages and skill levels will enjoy this lighted course, driving range, and putting greens day or night. It has a par of 60 and ammenities are a pro shop, club repair shop, club room & snack bar, & lessons.


Turkey Creek Golf & Country Club • 12.9 mi

11400 Turkey Creek Boulevard, Alachua, FL 386-462-4655

Turkey Creek Golf & Country Club, formerly Plantation Oaks Golf Club, located five miles north of Gainesville in Alachua, Florida, is a semi-private golf course with green fairways surrounde by live oaks and pines, dotted with lakes, and covered with gently sloping hills. It has 6,570 yards, 18 holes with a par of 72, a driving range, and practice facilities, plus a pro shop, tennis courts, Mullican's Sports Bar, and a pool & tiki bar.