Sebring Offers More than Just Road Racing

By Leigh MacKay

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

No, we’re not going for a wild ride on the track of the nearby Sebring International Raceway. Instead we’re going on a leisurely virtual tour of the Citrus Golf Trail. We’ll relax among the gently rolling hills and the small town attractions of Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid, all located in central Florida’s Highlands County.

About 90 minutes away from four of Florida’s busiest tourist locales and airports—Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, and West Palm Beach—the CGT is easily accessible but light years away from that hustle and bustle. Once there in the rural environs and moving around the county, however, the golfer will be doubly pleased with the much less congested traffic and the lower prices across the board.

Besides the Raceway, the area is famous for its citrus groves, beef cattle, and caladium tropical plants. The locals like to refer to their home as being in the “Heart of Florida,” and they are proud of their nearly 100 crystal clear lakes for fishing, boating, skiing, and sailing. More