Open to members and guests of the resort, Gasparilla Golf Club rests on the picturesque coast of Charlotte Harbor. Though it perhaps lacks the overall ambiance and archtiecture, the proximity of the design to the water (five holes run directly along the harbor shore) and the exposure to the gusty winds puts Gasparilla in the same category of other Pete Dye seaside courses like Teeth of the Dog and The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Tripp Davis is currently renovating the course, hoping to imbue it with more vintage Dye-like features that have been worn away.
Best in State: Not previously ranked.
Current ranking: 47th.