What’s new in Florida golf in 2023? Here’s what traveling golfers need to know

By: Tim Gavrich

From massive muni updates to resort refreshes to private club nips and tucks to all-new courses coming online, there’s much to look forward to for a golfer venturing to the Sunshine State in 2023.

Private Florida golf course updates continue to roll

It’s starting to feel like the mid-2000s again in Florida. At least a dozen brand-new private courses are in some stage of development or construction, and many of them are concentrated around the Palm Beach area. At the heart of a massive development called Avenir in Palm Beach Gardens, Swiss millionaire Dominik Senn is developing Panther National, where Jack Nicklaus is overseeing the development of a high-end private club alongside two-time major champion Justin Thomas.