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Big Cypress Golf Club honored by Golf Channel’s Golf Pass

Championship South Course hailed as ‘Best in Florida’ and ‘Best in U.S.’

(LAKELAND, Fla.) – Big Cypress Golf Club – the Ron Garl-designed facility nestled among the cypress trees of North Polk County – has been honored by Golf Channel’s Golf Pass as a “2023 Golfers’ Choice: Best Golf Courses in Florida” and “Best in U.S.”

Ranked No. 3 best course in Florida and the No. 21 best course in the U.S., the Championship South Course at Big Cypress Golf Club is praised for its impeccable conditions, welcoming members and friendly staff. The premier ranking comes against over 650 public access courses in the golf-rich Sunshine State. 

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The annual Golf Pass Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and analysis submitted by members of its review community. Report cards from trusted and active members are weighted heavier than inactive members. Courses must offer public access and have received at least one assessment to be eligible for the current year's list.

“To be recognized among the best golf courses in a competitive state such as Florida and throughout the U.S. is deeply gratifying,” says Allen Tener, head golf professional at Big Cypress Golf Club. “Golf Pass provides the most accurate way to discern how we are doing and it is a testament to the hard work and long hours our staff puts in to make sure everyone has a memorable experience.”

Opened in 1987, Big Cypress Golf Club features two extraordinary courses: the 3,494-yard, 18-hole, par-60 North Executive course designed by noted course architect Chip Powell and the impressive 6,650-yard, 18-hole Championship South course, designed by Ron Garl.

For more information, please visit or call 863.859.6871.

About Big Cypress Golf Club

Conveniently located in Lakeland, Fla., Big Cypress Golf Club is settled within the 55+ community of Cypress Lakes Village featuring two extraordinary courses for golfers of all skill levels: the 3,494-yard, 18-hole par-60 Executive North Course designed by noted architect Chip Powell and the impressive 6,650-yard, 18-hole Championship South Course, designed by Ron Garl. The South Course has been recognized by Golf Digest, Florida Golfer and Senior Golfer magazines for its par-72 championship caliber layout.   

Big Cypress Golf Club is less than an hour’s drive from golf capitals, Orlando and Tampa. Big Cypress offers golf outings and events as well as teaching clinics and individual instruction. 

More information: or call 863.859.6871.

About Indigo Sports 

Dedicated to optimizing all that the sport and business of golf offers, Indigo Sports is a division of Troon and manages more than 160 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices and teams across America, the company subscribes to a #GolfForEveryone purpose. Leveraging over 30 years of expertise, Indigo Sports specializes in full-service property management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business. They include modern-day golf and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, HOA integration, technology, special events and financial management.

More information:, 480.606.1000.

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency