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 »  Home  »  Magazine Departments  »  Featured Courses  »  Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands in Florida
Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands in Florida
By Tom Landers | Published  08/3/2011 | Featured Courses | Unrated
Florida’s Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands

Just a short flight away on DirectAir out of Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts is one of the hottest golf destinations in the country, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands in Florida.
 
  Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, between Sarasota to the north and Ft. Myers to the south, Charlotte Harbor offers more than 20 golf courses, ranging from executive to championship level.
 
  What’s also special about Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Island is its location. Eighty-four percent of the Charlotte Harbor shoreline is preserved land, providing a true sense of peace that carries over onto each course. From Audubon Sanctioned courses to harbor-side and Gulf-side layouts, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands was named the third best place in America to live and play golf by Golf Digest.
 
  When not on the links, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with miles of uncrowded, sparkling Gulf beaches for swimming and strolling, and extensive Blue Way Trails for kayaking and canoeing. The harbor, gulf and the Peace and Myakka Rivers are ideal for boating and fishing. And, over 70 parks, as well as inland attractions such as the 79,000-acre Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area, provide an introduction to the area’s vast natural resources.
 
  Accommodation choices in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands range from small inns and a bed and breakfast to numerous motels and hotels, many with waterfront locations. Rental condominiums, homes and vacation villas are also popular throughout the area. Campers and RV’ers will want to take advantage of the area’s well-equipped, well-situated RV parks/campgrounds.
 
  The Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands Visitors Bureau regularly posts packages on their website at www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com. Palm Island Resort is offering an Island Stay and Play Golf Getaway starting at $258 per person.
  The resort, which rests on a secluded barrier island, has partnered with Rotonda Golf and Country Club to include four rounds of golf over two days of play on three different championship courses.
 
  DirectAir flies to Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers, allowing golfers to be on the course within hours of taking off from Worcester Regional Airport.
 
For further information about the area visit www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com.