Orlando West Area
Each part of the state of Florida has a unique personality. In the Ocala area you see horse breeding like in Kentucky. In the Northeastern area you have the hills and trees, like the Carolinas. In southern part of Florida you have marshes and wetlands. There are the incredible beach areas that are like no other place on earth! In Western Orlando, the courses seem like a trip up the coast to lush valleys. They’re open all year long so enjoy your game!
The Golf Club at Bridgewater is a new course that opened recently in Lakeland, Florida. The practice area is state of the art. Designed by Steve Smyers, the 7254-yard, par-72 course is a links style course fashioned out of distressed wetlands. The result is “Florida’s New Premier Links Course” which was scheduled to open September 2007. Because of careful land management it is the hope of the course to be designated a nature conservatory in the future. With 5 tee boxes, it is suitable for all skill levels, although it was especially set up to challenge the long ball hitter. The greens are large, averaging over 10,000 square feet. Of particular interest is the 4th hole called “Heartbreak Ridge” which will challenge all your skills! This looks like a course to put on your must play list!!!
The Cypresswood Golf Club is a Ron Garl golf course located in Winter Haven, Florida. The layout has wide tree-lined fairways and fast greens. The trees provide both beauty and a hazard factor to the shots. The landing areas are wide and flat, but Ron Garl has added many traps and water hazards to make the course challenging. The par-72, 6912-yard course opened in 1974.
Oakwood Golf Club is located in Lake Wales, Florida. The course opened in 1993 and was designed by Karl Litten. The 6891-yard, par-72 course True to its name, there are many large oak trees on the course that add to the beauty and difficulty. Some of the holes are complicated by the presence of sand traps, rolling terrain and wetland areas, but with 4 tee boxes you can customize your game accordingly.