Golf and Relaxation in DuFuniak Springs
Just up the road from the Emerald Coast beach is one of the best-kept secrets of Northwest Florida.
The Blackstone Country Club in DeFuniak Springs boasts some of the finest conditions of any golf course in the area. The fact that the well-managed staff keeps it pristinely maintained draws players to return year after year.
The William Amick designed layout has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from Golf Advisors. At over 6600 yards, the narrow fairways and rolling hills with lightning fast greens deliver an excellent challenge for all skill levels.
DeFuniak’s Circle Drive Historic District is filled with small town charm. Walk or drive around to view the Victorian Era homes, churches and train station as well as the Chautauqua Campus where presidents, famous orators and songsters regaled throngs.
A favorite restaurant here is Bogey’s Bar. It pays homage to the early movie icon, Humphrey Bogart. You can bogart this joint without being arrested and the menu is quite extensive for a village eatery. Before or after the meal, wet your whistle at the Chautauqua Vineyard and Winery. Local varietals are on display for all to sip and savor.
If you want to step away from the beaches and crowds, DeFuniak Springs and Blackstone Country Club provide a welcomed relief for fun and relaxation. If you have higher aspirations, Britton Hill at Lakewood Park is the highest point in all of Florida. At 345 feet above sea level, it provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Whether your desire is to golf, fish, or stroll on sugar sand beaches, Emerald Coast has a great variety to satisfy any vacation whims. Check out www.emeraldcoastfl.com for the best ideas to suit your family, couple, buddy or gal pal trip.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?