Orlando Disney Area
The Orlando area is best known for Disney World, but not for the golfer! He’s got a “Golf World “ to tackle. The conditions are near perfect all year around for golfing, although it gets a bit humid in the summer in some places in Florida. The temperatures, climate and terrain have formed a natural location for courses to be developed. Therefore, the developers have “swamped” the state with good courses for the golfer’s pleasure. The whole area around the Orlando attractions has a glut of good courses. Check out the information and compare before you commit to only one course! If you’re on a budget you will find one to suit your needs.
The Celebration Golf Club has been named one of Golf Digest’ Best Places to Play for the 2006-2007 season. It is a 6792-yard, par-72 course with 5 tee boxes. It can be difficult depending on your lie, because the rolling terrain has many mounds and bunkering throughout. If the traps don’t get you the water or swales might, so concentrate on your shots, and club selections! Also, be careful because of some of the subtle undulations on some greens! We offer substantial savings on this course so check our tee times page.
Celebration Golf Club is located in the Celebration/Kissimmee area. The course designers, Robert Trent Jones Sr., and his son Robert Trent Jones Jr. are the most famous in golf history. They created the course from unspoiled natural wetlands to provide an intensely challenging golf for the most experienced golfer. Like all Robert Trent Jones’ courses this course possesses strategically placed bunkers, rolling terrain and fast greens. The extra tees boxes help make it an enjoyable experience for all for many levels.
Diamondback Golf Club is located not far from the major Orlando family attractions. Joe Lee designed the course. The 6903-yard, par-72 course is set up so that nearly every club might need to be used. The course’s terrain cuts through wetlands and sandy rolling hills so prepare for a very enjoyable, yet demanding game with many water hazards and fast undulating greens.
Golfweek Magazine has rated The Grande Pines Golf Club as one of the top 100 of “America’s Best Resort Courses”. Marriot’s Grande Vista Resort is near by. The Course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for American Golf Courses. It has rolling fairways, strategically placed bunkers and multi-tiered greens. With 4 tee boxes you are sure to be able to have a game to call upon your best play.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club is situated on 220 acres. Designed by Robert Cupp III, it was created to showcase native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation. It is a manicured course with tall palms, azalea bushes, magnolias and sweet jasmine all blended to please your senses.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club is much different from most Orlando courses. Devoid of the lush vegetation it focuses on following the nature terrain of Green Swamp Ridge. This is a natural formation of sand that rises on the edge of a beach. The course is 6,673 yards long and goes down 120 feet from the height at the first tee. You are allowed to walk, so it’s a natural saunter down the hill. The sand bunkers are natural with the greens and fairways added in such a way to conserve irrigation. It is an experience to know that the sand bunkers are 90 feet deep, but a test of your game to get out of. The views are different than most courses but sure to please any golfer.
Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club is sure to pleasure the golfer who likes the mature tree-lined course. There are moss-covered old oaks from which the course gets its name, but there is much more. You are in the midst of nature and sure to catch a glimpse of any number of eagles, osprey, beavers or turtles on the 135acre course. It is set up to provide challenges for any level of golfer.
Orange County National occasionally offers discount tee times. It is a 45-hole facility with two championship courses- The Panther Lake and Crooked Cat Courses, and a 9-hole course called the Tooth Short Course. Both are PGA Q-School locations with distances of 7350-yards and 7493-yards respectively. The facility has been given 4 ½ stars from Golf Digest for 1999-2007 as one of “Best Places to play”. The courses offer multiple tee placements with rolling terrain, strategically placed bunkers, and large contour greens. Crooked Cat is more of a links course with fewer trees than the Panther Lake Course, but both offer an incredible game of golf. The Tooth Short Course has been set up with slighter elevation changes, challenging bunker shots and greens. Many people consider the short course when on a tight time schedule or are trying to practice up for the longer courses.
Orange Lake Country Club is part of the Orange Lake Resort system. It is a Resort with a residential timeshare program and multiple golf courses. Developed by Kemmons Wilson, who became wealthy by starting the Holiday Inn hotel chain, it was his vision to provide for the family vacation a complete package. You can buy a timeshare or just rent some of the units, and have a choice of activities for all. The resort has the 4 championship golf courses. Arnold Palmer and Palmer Course Design Co designed The Legend and Legends Walk Golf Courses. The Legend Golf Course is 7072-yards long. The course opened in 1998 and contains two distinct areas. The Links meanders through an open course ending in difficult contoured greens that challenge your lay up shots, while The Pines meanders through the forested with the complications of needing to make accurate shots avoiding the wooded areas. The Legends Walk is a short 9 -Hole Executive course. At 1581 yards it is set up to challenge an experienced golfer or with its five tee boxes be a family outing. The Reserve Course was a Joe Lee (1982) course redesigned by Mike Dasher (2005). It is an 18-Hole course with a par-71 course laid out to highlight the wetlands and natural features of the Florida landscape. The Crane’s Bend Course is a 1901-yard 9-Hole course by Michael Dasher (1982). It was renovated in 2003. It is designed to showcase the beautiful fountain lake and showcase the abundance of wildlife found in the area.
Ted McAnlis designed the Ridgewood Lakes Golf Course. It opened in 1994 and has 4 tee boxes. The 7016-yard, par-72 course was designed with wide fairways, large landing areas, and well-kept greens.
Royal St. Cloud Golf Links is so sure you’ll enjoy the game they guarantee your money back if not pleased. What is not to enjoy! The cost is reasonable and the game is unique. The course has personality. It offers the links-style design with flair. There are stone fences from an original sheep pen. There are tight greens and fairways that remind one of the old Scottish courses. It has been called “one of the top 5 most underrated courses in Orlando”. You will find sod bunkers, wood-faced bunkers, stone fences and on the #8 hole a red British phone to call in a deli order to pick up on the turn. It can be great fun!
Stonegate Golf Club has two courses. The Cypress and The Oakes Courses contain non-linear holes with sloped fairways and large greens. On the Cypress Course there are many water hazards and white sand bunkers, plus the large greens. It was designed by Joe Lee, and remodeled by George Clifton. The Oakes Course is considered the more difficult of the two. The Ron Garl design takes full extent of natural wetlands, streams, and 100-year-old oaks. It is over 7,000-yard course that’s sure to challenge the experienced golfer.
Stoneybrook Golf Club has both an East and West course in 2 different locations. The Stoneybrook name is synonymous with a quality golf course. It is known for long tree-lined fairways, strategically placed ridges and bunkers, and undulating greens. Water comes into play on many holes.