Golf Destination Ocala

Framed by lush horse farms and ranches with tree dotted, rolling terrain, Ocala, Fla. -- 70 miles north of Orlando -- looks more like Bluegrass Kentucky than central Florida. Golf course architects like Rees Jones, Ron Garl and Tom Lehman have taken the unique topography to design a superb selection of courses in the area. After golf, the variety of entertainment options includes Silver Springs Theme Park, where river cruises and botanical gardens are the draw; hiking and trail riding in the Ocala National Forest; and the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing.