Econo Lodge Sebring
2511 US 27 S
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 453-2000
Fax: (863) 453-0820
Covering nearly 5,000 acres, Highlands Hammock State Park is best known for its series of hammocks, which are small hills on which hardwood grows. There's much to see at this park, which opened in the 1930s and is one of Florida's four original state recreation areas. Hardwood forests and nine nature trails offer a great opportunity to spot Florida wildlife, including otters and the occasional bear or panther. Visitors also enjoy camping, guided tours and other activities. Opens everyday at 8a.
The par is 72. Green Tees are 6009 yards and the slope 124. Gold Tees are 5778 yards and the slope is 118. Silver Tees are 5116 yards and the slope is 113. This course was designed and built in 1927 by the team of Stiles and Van Kleek. It is quite short from all tees, yet retains a relatively high slope rating for its yardage. There is no water. Subtle elevation shifts and intelligent design combine to deliver a pleasant, if dry, test. The course has holes bordered by both pine and citrus trees. The yardage on all holes is comfortably average, if not short. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
The par is 72. Blue Tees are 6504 yards and the slope is 119. White Tees are 6171 yards and the slope is 115. Gold Tees are 5364 yards and the slope is 122. Red Tees are 4990 yards and the slope is 120. This course, which dates to 1923, is not long or brutal. It's a Donald Ross course, so if you play well, you score well. Luck is not a factor on a Ross course. You have to earn a good score. The par-5s are short, running from 475 to 520 yards. The par-3s are different in length and character. There is one long par-4, but there is also one that is only 287 yards from the Blue tees. This is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
The challenging tees spread over green yards, sure make a fine golf game. Oak trees, some of them quite large, are plentiful on this course. There are also many sand traps, mounds and berms. Wetland areas are a major factor on several holes. This is a public golf course, where only soft spikes are allowed.