Orlando Clermont Area
Orlando has so many golf courses that each section of the city has its own attractions depending on your location. In the Orlando-Clermont area, just West of the city of Orlando, you’ll find many courses.
In the Clermont area is the Arlington Ridge Golf Club. Arlington Ridge is a 6610-yard, par-71 course designed by Gary Koch. It has 5 sets of tee boxes lead off to a course that includes wide tree-lined fairways with strategically placed hazards, including a river on the southern edge, and many dogleg designs that challenge your shot-making skills.
Deer Island Country Club was given a 4 star rating by Golf Digest. The Course opened in 1994. It is a 7029-yard, par-72 course with 5 sets of tees that was designed by Joe Lee. Located on Deer Island, the course shares the land with a wildlife and wetlands conservation area. The course features Lee’s signature finger bunkers and wide fairways.
Green Valley Country Club is located 2 miles outside of Clermont, and is semi-private. Lloyd Clifton designed the course in 1967. The 18-Hole, 6645-yard, par-72 course features hilly terrain, mixed with some elevation changes, and enough water hazards to challenge any skill level. There are four tee boxes for you to pick from and medium speed greens.
Lloyd Clifton also designed the 2001 Legends Golf Course out of former citrus groves. It contains many of the same features as the Green Valley Country Club. It has a length of 6911-yards and par-72 and offers 4 tee boxes that hit to large undulating greens. There are spectacular views of the surrounding country available from many course areas.
Palisades Golf Club opened in 1990. The Joe Lee designed course has been named a 4 star place to play by Golf Digest. The 7260-yard, par-72 championship course makes you use every club in your bag. It uses elevation changes, jagged shorelines narrow fairways and fast greens to make you study the shot before you hit. It has beautiful views of Lake Minneola.
Plantation at Leesburg is a golfing community that offers the Cranes Roost Course and Otter Creek Course. Otter Creek has 5 tee boxes that play 6264 yards with a par-72. The front fairways are wide with trees lining the back nine. There are medium undulating greens. The Cranes Roost is a 6005-yard, par-71 course with 4 tee boxes. This course has water that comes into play with many elevation changes throughout.
The Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club, located in Clermont, is considered “Florida’s Mountain Course”. It has the highest altitude in the area and uses the elevation changes in the course layout. Terrill LaGree designed a 7005-yard, par-71 championship course that gives you a workout! It has water in play on 7 holes and sand bunkers positioned all over.
Add to this 5 sets of tees and you can customize your game for every skill level.
The Swiss Fairways Golf Course is a 6725-yard course for the golfer who enjoys large undulating greens set in the midst of a complicated set of 10 water hazards and 135 sand traps. It is a par-71 golf course built in two stages. Clifton/ Enzel Group designed the original nine in 1990, with the final 9 holes added in 1997 by Steve Newgent.