Your feet are firmly planted in the freshly hewn grass, head statuesquely still, eyes fixated on your intended target. Your hands circle back, rear elbow firmly at your hip. As you reach the apex of your swing, you thrust your hips forward, releasing your arms as every muscle in your body works in unison to powerfully guide the club toward impact with the dimpled white orb resting on the wooden tee in front of your balanced stance. A sweet, welcomed “thwack” echoes back to you from the towering palms and thick mangroves lining the fairway. You freeze your follow-through, mimicking the tour players you idolize. Your eyes find the small white sphere in the vast blue sky and you follow it as it falls back to earth, bounces a few times, then rolls leaving an emerald trail in the morning dew. You return your driver to your bag and a smile forms on your lips as you walk to your awaiting ball. Steely and readied, you begin your backswing on your next shot. Just as you begin to explode into the ball, the alarm clock sounds and awakens you from your slumber, informing you that you are—unfortunately—not enjoying the round of your life…yet. You are, in fact, in one of the fine hotel rooms in Panama City, Florida. After an invigorating shower and a revitalizing cup of coffee, you’ll be on the course, making that dream a reality.
When deciding where to stay in Panama City, you’re never going to be too far from the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico…or the professionally designed golf course that equally tempts and taunts you in your dreams. Still, just like in real estate, location does matter. Here are two of the best locations to find hotels in Panama City and a few properties we recommend.
There is nothing quite like walking out of your hotel and making your way to the refreshing, calm waters of the Gulf. Crossing seagrass-crowned dunes and leaving a trail of footprints in the sand somehow becomes a daily reminder that while your footing may be unsure, you trust yourself to always move in the direction of great things. The golden sun shines down through the blue sky above—its heat serving double duty, urging you to take a dip and warming you when you are back on dry land. You have arrived and these hotels helped get you there:
As enticing as a stay on the Gulf may be, some of the best Panama City hotels are located off the beach and on the waters of Saint Andrew Bay, Grand Lagoon, and West Bay:
Let Travelocity help you book your stay at one of the best destinations on the entire Gulf shore. You’ll find a large selection of cheap hotels near Panama City, upscale resorts on the beach, and luxury accommodations in Bay Point and throughout the area. You’ll save a lot of money, too. Maybe not enough to buy a new set of clubs for your next golf adventure, but certainly enough to buy the obligatory round of drinks for everyone at the bar after you hit that hole-in-one that you’ve always dreamed of.