How to Get the Best Golf Deals in South Florida During the Winter Season
 

Many golf courses in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas raise their rates in mid-November because, unlike northern golf courses, Winter is "peak season" in sunny Florida. With tourism so strong in Florida, the golf course operators naturally want to maximize revenue while throngs of visiting golfers are in South Florida. But if you are a local resident who patronizes area courses year-round, do you have to pay the "seasonal" rates that the tourists pay?

You can still benefit from your local residency during "the season" at most golf courses who offer a "local resident" rate that is lower than the non-resident public rate. Usually, you have to reside in the city where the golf course is located to get this discount and be able to show proof of your address. Some courses make available this local resident discount as long as you live in the tri-county area between Miami and Palm Beach. So you should check with the golf course to ask how they define "local resident" before you book your tee time, or you may be in for a surprise at the check-in counter.

Another way to save on golf at public courses during the Winter months is to purchase an annual membership that guarantees you specific discounts throughout the year. Annual memberships make sense for a frequent golf who wants additional amenities like a locker, bag storage, and discounts in the restaurant and pro shop. But if you play only once per week or a few times per month, the typical club annual membership will be an expensive option for you.

Some golf clubs in South Florida offer a "no frills" annual membership that will provide you with lower rates regardless of the time of year. If you just want to golf, without all the expensive amenities, this may be the best option for you. One such golf course is Davie Golf Club in central Broward County. This public course owned by the Town of Davie offers their Loyalty Club Membership for only $139, and you get a free game on the day that you join the program. You get a membership card that, when presented at the golf shop, provides you with a minimum discount of $10 off the public morning rate, no matter what time of year.  This type of "golf only" membership may be the best option for you, and the best way to avoid paying high seasonal rates at South Florida golf courses.

Enjoy the great golf weather from November to April and hit 'em straight!

Contributed by Dave Harris
South Florida Golf Blog
November 15th, 2018

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Florida Forest Service-Everglades District Schedules

Veterans Day Golf Tournament

To Benefit “Operation Outdoor Freedom”
 

(July 9th, 2018 – Davie, FL) Local golfers are invited to support wounded veterans by participating in the “Veterans Day Golf Tournament” on Sunday, November 11th benefiting Operation Outdoor Freedom. The tournament is being organized by the Florida Forest Service-Everglades District to raise funds for Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program started in 2011 to provide recreational and rehabilitation opportunities for wounded veterans in Florida’s great outdoors. Over the years, Operation Outdoor Freedom has hosted more than 3,200 veterans at more than 400 outdoor events.
 
The “Veterans Day Golf Tournament” will be held at Davie Golf Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33324 on Sunday, November 11th with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The tournament will be preceded by a special Veterans Day ceremony featuring the Florida Forest Service Honor Guard and introduction of wounded veterans who have benefited from Operation Outdoor Freedom.
 
The tournament format will be a 4-player best ball scramble and is open to all amateur golfers. Entry fee is $125 per player and includes golf, lunch, dinner, beverages and entry into course contests. Special activities will include a putting contest and hole-in-one contest. The tournament Player Registration Form is available online at https://goo.gl/zmc9mp . Golfers and sponsors who wish to register or donate should make checks payable to “Friends of Florida State Forests”. In the memo section write “Operation Outdoor Freedom” and mail it to Florida Forest Service-Everglades District, 3315 SW College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 Attn: OOF.  (FFSF/OOF – Friends of Florida State Forests / Operation Outdoor Freedom is a 501-C-3 tax exempt non-profit corporation). Deadline for player and sponsor entries is October 10th, 2018. All net proceeds from the tournament will go to support the services of Operation Outdoor Freedom.
 
Companies interested in sponsoring the Veterans Day Golf Tournament Benefiting Operation Outdoor Freedom should contact Michael Beck, the local Operation Outdoor Freedom Coordinator at the Florida Forest Service Everglades District Office (E-mail: Michael.Beck@FreshFromFlorida.com).
 
About Operation Outdoor Freedom:  Operation Outdoor Freedom is administered by the Florida Forest Service and provides wounded veterans with recreational outdoor activities, such as guided canoe rides, camping, diving and fishing trips, free of charge. Designated state and agricultural lands throughout Florida grant these veterans unique opportunities for recreation and rehabilitation. To qualify for participation, veterans must be Florida residents and have a service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or be a Purple Heart recipient. All funding for Operation Outdoor Freedom veteran support services comes from private donors. For more information visit: www.OperationOutdoorFreedom.com .

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Looking for Summer Camp Activities in the Fort Lauderdale Area?

Davie Golf to Offer Junior Golf Camp for Summer 2018

Davie Golf Club will provide a series of Junior Golf Camps this Summer as part of the Town of Davie’s Summer Youth Golf Program. The program is funded by the net proceeds of the James B. Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic  held annually during the Orange Blossom Festival. The camps will be conducted by the professional staff of Greenway Golf, which manages the course for the Town of Davie.
Davie’s Junior Golf Camps are open to boys and girls age 6 to 17 who want to learn the fundamentals of the sport. No experience is necessary and clubs will be provided to children who don’t have their own set. Each camp will provide 10 hours of professional instruction plus fun and games. Lunch will be provided for each day of camp.
Camps are scheduled Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 11:30am, on these dates:

June 18th – 21st       Registration deadline: June 15th
July 16th – 19th       Registration deadline: July 13th
August 13th-16th       Registration deadline: August 10th

Junior Golf Camp fee is $160 for first child per camp session, and $130 for each additional child in the same family. Optional one-day camp fee is $40.00 per child.
Parents can register their children for the Junior Golf Camps at Davie Golf Club,
8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33324.  Call our golf shop for info: 954-797-4653.
Junior Golf Camp information and registration form also available online at:

https://www.daviegolf.net/junior_programs/
Davie Golf Club          8201 Nova Drive, Davie 33324        Ph: 954-797-4653


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Summer Golf Leagues Popular in South Florida

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Thanks to the longer days during the Summer, many golfers in South Florida play in the cooler evening hours. With plenty of daylight up to 8:00 PM, it's possible to get in a round after work at many local courses in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. So local golf facilities have responded to this demand by offering Evening Leauges during the Summer. The leagues usually play once a week and feature a variety of formats, games, and fun activities for the league members. Special "happy hour" drink prices are a popular offering also. Most of these summertime leagues start in May and continue into August. Stats are kept on the players weekly scores ,and prizes and a League Champion trophy are awarded at the end of the season.

One popular local course that has had success with their summer evening league is Davie Golf Club, the municipal course owned by the Town of Davie. Davie Golf Club has offered a Wednesday Night League for the past 5 years with an  average of 30 golfers participating in the after-work fun. In 2018, Davie's league starts on May 2nd and continues into mid-August. League players benefit from a low league registration fee  of only $45  and discounted weekly green fees.  The league season will be capped-off with an special dinner for presentation of the league awards.  Golfers interested in joining the Davie Golf Club "Wednesday League" can find more information at: https://www.daviegolf.net/leagues/

 


Town of Davie Golf Tournament Scheduled for February 23rd, 2018

The Town of Davie and Greenway Golf Course Management have scheduled the 6th annual James B. Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, February 23rd, 2018. The popular tournament will be held at the Davie Golf Club, 8201 Nova Drive in Davie.

The tournament will be a 4-Player Team Scramble with a 1:00 shotgun start on February 23rd. The event will feature team trophies, course contests, raffle, and lunch and dinner for participants. The tournament lunch will be provided by Scruby’s Bar-B-Q of Pembroke Pines.

The tournament will feature a lot of fun elements, including a Closest-to-the-Pin and Longest Drive contest. The tournament will also feature a Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by Pines Lincoln with a 2018 MKZ SUV as the grand prize !

Once again the golf classic will be the kickoff event of the Town of Davie’s “Orange Blossom Festival” weekend. The tournament is named in honor of the late James B. Pirtle, the founder of Pirtle Construction Company, a Davie pioneer and longtime business leader. The tournament attracted a large field golfers last year and received the sponsorship support of many local businesses.

Net proceeds from the tournament will support the Davie Youth Golf Program, which provides free golf lesson scholarships to economically disadvantage youth during the Summer months.

“We were so grateful for the support of local golfers and businesses in 2017”, said Danny Boswell, General Manager at Davie Golf, “so we are planning an even more fun and exciting golf tournament in 2018.”

Golfers and sponsors who wish to participate in the 6th annual James B. Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic can get more information about the 2018 event by logging on to our upcoming events page, or picking up a registration form at the Davie Golf Club pro shop.  Tournament Coordinator: Dave Harris (954) 797-4653


How South Florida Residents Can Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Many Local Businesses in Fort Lauderdale Area Helping to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief

One of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history has caused catastrophic damage and flooding in Texas and the Houston area, and many South Florida residents want to help. The Sun Sentinel newspaper has published an online list of agencies and businesses that are collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at: story here.

One Broward County business is even giving their customers incentives to make donations to the relief efforts in Texas. Davie Golf Club in Davie,FL is collecting donations for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which was established by Houston's mayor and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible and go directly to help the people of Houston in their recovery efforts.

Persons who make donations of $10 or more at Davie Golf Club will be rewarded with a free bucket of range balls and a free draft beer. Davie Golf Club's fundraising campaign will continue through September 11th, 2017. Donations can be made with check, cash, or credit card. The club is located at 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33324. Call 954-797-4653 for more information.


Davie Golf is First Course in South Florida with Quick.golf

Davie Golf Club Introduces a New Way to Play

Time-constrained golfers can now pay by the hole

Davie Golf Club is excited to introduce a new way to play the great game of golf – Quick.golf. Now, golfers can play and pay for just the number of holes they play, using the Quick.golf app.

“The number one complaint of golfers is they don’t have time to play as much golf as they’d like,” said Davie Golf General Manager, Danny Boswell. “We want golfers to play when they can, as much as they can, even if it is not 18 or even 9 holes. The Quick.golf web app tells golfers when we have Quick.golf available, and all they have to do is show up and play a few holes. They are charged only for the holes they play, all done through the app just like Uber or Lyft. It is very cool and convenient.”

Go to http://www.daviegolf.net/course/quick-golf-a-new-way-to-play to learn more and register – it is free. When opened, the Quick.golf app will display whether Quick.golf is open for play right now. Check in at the golf shop, show them the web app on your smartphone, and go out and play as many holes as you can, or want.

“We’ll make Quick.golf available at different times, depending on our regular tee time patterns,” Boswell continued. “It could be the last couple of hours of the day, or during the lunch period, or weekend twilight. The web app will tell you when you can come out and play a few holes. It’s that easy – it’s a new way to play.

About Davie Golf Club: Davie Golf Club is a public municipal course owned by the Town of Davie and managed by Greenway Golf Course Management. The course was redesigned by Harrison Minchew and re-opened to the public in November 2011. The golf course offers “the most fun greens” in South Florida and a relaxed attitude with the emphasis on enjoyment of the sport.

About Quick.golf LLC: Quick.golf borrows from Open Table and Uber to bring a new alternative to golf courses that is easy to implement and manage. Pay-by-hole golf is not new, but using technology to promote and generate incremental revenue is. The Quick.golf web app is finding its way to golf courses not afraid to introduce a new way to play, and for golfers to pay.


Where to Find the Best Summer Golf Deals in Fort Lauderdale Area

South Florida Golf Course Issues Summer Rates in Mid-April

Many golf courses in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area wait until May to release their Summer rates, but Davie Golf and Country Club has given local golfers a head start on savings by offering their new Summer rates effective on April 15th. Davie Golf wants to be known as the club offering the best golf deals for the extended Summer season in South Florida, which typically lasts from April through September. Davie Golf has also extended it's midday time period from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and added a special late Twilight rate starting at 5:00 PM to accomodate Summer golfers. The latest rates at Davie Golf and Country Club can be accessed at: http://www.daviegolf.net/course/course-rates

South Florida golfers can get additional savings with the purchase of Davie Golf's "Loyalty Club Card" for a one time fee of only $59.00 plus tax. Cardholders receive a free round of golf on the day they join the club plus two free drinks. The Loyalty Club Card assures the member of the lowest morning golf rate available at any time of the year. Davie Golf's "Loyalty Club Card" can be purchased at the Golf Shop during regular business hours.

So there is no reason to wait for Summer rates at other courses when you can get them now at Davie Golf and Country. Tee Time reservations can be made online at www.daviegolf.net or by calling the Golf Shop line at 954-797-4653. Practice range also open daily at Davie Golf and Country Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33324


Where to Rent a Golfboard in South Florida

Davie Golf Club is very pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of the GolfBoard – named the ‘Best New Product for Golf’ at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.

We are extremely excited to be one of the first golf facilities in the South Florida area to offer GolfBoards to our members and guests. It is safe, fun, and easy for everyone to learn. Your golf game will never be the same after you play a round using the GolfBoard! All it takes is a few minutes of training before you head out. By the time you putt out on #1, you will have the hang of it!

If you feel you’re ready to give GolfBoarding a try, here’s all you have to do:

  • Call our pro shop at 954-797-4653 and tell us you want to rent a GolfBoard (or two, or four) for your next round of golf.
  • Log on to www.DavieGolf.net click the link to the GolfBoard On-line Registration and Liability Waiver System.
  • Watch the video and digitally sign the liability waiver form at your convenience before your appointed tee time. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tee time so you can have an adequate GolfBoard new user training session.
  • Check in like always at the pro shop when you arrive, and let our personnel know you will be training and using the GolfBoard.
  • You will get checked in and then taken out to our training area where you will learn how to safely use and operate the GolfBoard!

Once your training session is over and our trainer is confident you will have a great time GolfBoarding, you will be released to head to the first tee to experience the most fun you’ve ever had during a round of golf! Play well and Enjoy the Ride!

Davie Golf Club with South Florida’s Most Fun Greens is located at 8201 Nova Drive, Davie,FL 33324. Owned by the Town of Davie and operated on their behalf by Greenway Golf Management, we are ready to serve you with our unique approach to golf course operations: We call it “Fun Starts Now” Service.

The GolfBoard has its roots in surfing and snowboarding. Built specifically for golf from the ground up, the GolfBoard is a four-wheel-drive, gear-driven, posi-traction golf transport vehicle. The user is always in full control of both the speed and direction of the board. The integrated thumb throttle controls the speed of the GolfBoard, while the user controls the direction through body movement. It is as intuitive to operate as it is fun to ride. We hope to see you Surfing the Earth at Davie Golf Club very soon!