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Spring Training and Golf in Florida

by | Feb 1, 2024 | LIFESTYLE

For baseball – and golf – fans heading to Florida for a spring training vacation, Opal Collection offers a lineup of luxury hotels and resorts conveniently located near some of the state’s more popular baseball stadiums and golf courses.

Every year, Major League Baseball’s Spring Training games draw thousands of fans to the Sunshine State, with Opal Collection’s fan-friendly properties stepping up to the plate (pardon the pun) for fun and unforgettable stays. New for 2024, these Opal Collection properties are offering a special “Play Ball!” package online that includes a resort credit ranging from $20 to $50 per day and a spring training welcome bag complete with a baseball hat, baseball, pen or sharpie for player signatures, and a box of cracker jacks.

SPRING TRAINING AND GOLF IN FLORIDA

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL

Here’s a closer look:

Clearwater and Tampa Area

Opals Sands Resort and Sandpearl Resort offer the best of both worlds, combining a beachfront vacation with quick access to watch the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, and even the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field in nearby Tampa. Enjoy signature amenities such as the zero-entry pool at Sandpearl Resort or indulge in beach-inspired treatments at Opal Sands Resort’s Spa. Fans can also opt for the iconic Belleview Inn, a historic Florida golf hotel near Belleair, just minutes from Clearwater Beach.

Golf: East Course at Belleair Country Club (Belleair)

Bradenton and Sarasota Area

The Resort at Longboat Key Club and Zota Beach Resort each are in close driving distance of three teams: the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton, the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, and the Atlanta Braves at CoolToday Park, a little farther south in North Port. Each property has waterfront views, pristine beaches, and a variety of amenities for sports fans who want to get in the game.

Golf: The Resort at Longboat Key Club.

Jupiter Beach and Jensen Beach Area

Located just 15 minutes from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is home to the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals fans. The latter’s fan, in particular, inside northern Palm Beach County and turned it into a world of red. Offering 175 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, the resort spoils guests with private balconies, marble bathrooms, coastal chic contemporary design, luxurious furniture, and tropical views. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa and The Lucie are also near Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, where the New York Mets play. Each property is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and features modern coastal comforts.

Golf: PGA Golf Club (Port St.Lucie)

Photos Courtesy of Opal Collection and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

 

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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. Steve lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and posts his golf and travel content on his website at spikeongolfandtravel.com. He can be reached at spikee41@hotmail.com.