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Top 10 Reasons to Plan a Golf Vacation to Sebring

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Planning a group vacation can be a daunting task, especially a golf vacation with so many travel options and the organizer working to accommodate several people. But here are 10 reasons why a golf vacation to Sebring is the perfect choice for any group of golfers.

Best Golf Value - Sebring has been dubbed the Golf Value Capital of America. Nowhere else can you find quality golf courses to play at our incredibly low prices. Not only is a round of golf considerably less expensive than on the coast or in bigger cities, but Sebring's Citrus Golf Trail offers Stay & Play packages starting as low as $99/person* that includes golf, accommodations and a hot breakfast. *Based on double occupancy and course availability.

Hospitality & Friendliness - After hosting the International Network of Golf (ING) Conference, the attendees raved about the golf and the friendliness of the people in the Sebring area. Throughout your stay you will experience that same warm welcome and genuine hospitality. Sebring welcomes you like family and makes you feel right at home.

Citrus Golf Trail - Where else can you play golf courses surrounded by citrus groves? The Citrus Golf Trail is a collection of courses that pay homage to Florida's iconic citrus industry and heritage. Located in the second-largest citrus producing county, the Citrus Golf Trail provides a unique and nostalgic playing experience in Old Florida.

Save Time - Although the travel pace of a golf vacation to Sebring will help you slow down and unwind form the hustle and bustle of the big cities, you can still find a nice pace of play on the Sebring area golf courses where the '4-hour round' still exists.

Aesthetically Pleasing - Many of the Sebring area courses are lined with native landscapes, citrus groves, cattle ranches, lakes and ponds and they attract a variety of wildlife to the area. With courses that build on the natural beauty of old Florida (picture moss-covered oaks and preserves that provide a picturesque backdrop), golfers may find it difficult to keep their eyes on the ball.

Variety of Golf Architecture - With courses designed by notable golf architects such as Donald Ross, Don Dyer, Dave Harmon, Steve Smyers and Ron Garl, the Sebring area courses provide a wide range of course styles suitable for every level of golfer and course preference.

History - Several of the Sebring area courses are rich in golf history. In 1926, Donald Ross built Pinecrest Golf Course and Hotel and hosted many famous names such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Burns & Allen, Grover Cleveland and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the late 1950s, Pinecrest hosted the first nationally-televised PGA event, the World Championship of Golf. It featured big names like Sam Snead, Gardner Dickinson, Don January and the winner, Dr. Carey Middlecoff. From 1959-1963, Pinecrest and Harder Hall Golf Course hosted the Haig & Haig Mixed Scotch Tournament. Virtually all the major professionals, both male and female, played Pinecrest. The list included Arnold Palmer, Tommy Bolt, Julius Boros, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright, Joanne Carner and many others. And Harder Hall hosts the annual Harder Hall Ladies Invitation each January with the best amateur women players, some of which have later joined the LPGA Tour.

Centrally Located - Sebring is located about 60 miles south of Disney World, making it centrally-located and within a 2-3 hour drive from most major Florida cities, such as Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami, Sarasota, Naples, Ocala, Gainesville, Tampa, Ft. Myers and Daytona Beach.

Inn on the Lakes/Chicanes Restaurant - The Citrus Golf Trail lodging partner is a beautiful boutique hotel located between two lakes with some of the nicest rooms you will find in South Central Florida. The hotel is home to Chicanes Restaurant & Bar that is a favorite among visitors and locals, and the name pays homage to Sebring's auto racing heritage.

Small-Town Charm - Visitors love the small-town feel, friendly atmosphere and lack of traffic congestion they find when in the Sebring area. And it is easy to find your way around without feeling rushed or hurried.