#GolfVette Stop No. 1: Saddlebrook Resort; Wesley Chapel, Florida

Aimed for Saddlebrook Resort, the #GolfVette launched from Citrus County, Florida ahead of sunrise on Sunday, May 31 . Armed with a Valentine 1 Gen 2 radar detector, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 6.2 liter V8 torched the road south for the resort’s 36 holes of golf to officially kickoff the Little Red Corvette American Golf Road Trip.

Thirty-six holes later — here’s a quick look at Saddlebrook Resort.

Lots of wildlife at Saddlebrook, lovely touch
  1. One thing about Saddlebrook Resort we’ll remember in five years? Publisher Andrew Wood says, “My first thought as I drove through the guard gate was, ‘I could live in this place.’ I love the eclectic architecture the spacious well-kept yards, the sprawling ranch homes and the winding roads. It gave a more natural feel than today’s cookie-cutter developments. The courses were in excellent condition. with plenty of water, swamps, lots of sand giant cypress trees and abundant wildlife. There is an excellent mix of tight holes and holds what you can let fly the green complexes a very varied some large greens and some very small greens all with interesting ups-and-downs.”
The swamp on the tenth of the Resort Course

2. Favorite hole at the resort? #10 on the Resort Course, it’s a narrow chute from the tee with rugged swamp to the left — there lots of cranes, turtles and some Florida alligators too. The Resort Course was more tight while the Palmer Course is more open off the tee.

3. Potpourri? The Resort is less than 40 minutes from the Tampa Airport and certainly has one of the biggest swimming pools in Florida — it’s huge. Also, the food was great — highly recommend the steak tips over brown rice.

4. Price? Moderate

5. Location: Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543; www.saddlebrook.com

6. Next stop: St James Bay Golf Club; Carrabelle, Florida.

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