Golf is an amazing sport for so many reasons. For one, it’s an outdoor sport that lets you spend time among the greens and literally having a breath of fresh air. It’s also one of those sports that has the least probability of injury. If you happen to love golf and are considering moving to Orlando, FL, you’re in luck. Florida is a haven for golf lovers, with over 1,000 public and private golf courses to choose from, and Orlando residents are fortunate to have most of the best golf courses not just in the city but in the whole state.
Reunion Resort is the only place in the world where you can play signature courses designed by three golf legends – Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson. The combination of beautiful natural landscapes with unique and challenging layouts have accorded these courses with numerous awards and followers over the years. The Nicklaus Course is a Parkland-style course that is deceptive as it is breathtaking, with a smooth and flowing layout, long horizon lines, and elevated tee boxes and greens. Arnold Palmer’s Signature Course is set on a hilly, roller coaster-like terrain, featuring dramatic elevation changes of up to 50 feet in some places which creates a unique variety of risk/reward shots. And last but definitely not the least, the Watson Course which features fast, firm and wide rolling fairways, a variety of strategically placed bunkers, and large greens, demands a well thought out approach from every golfer.
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Bay Hill is exclusive to club members and registered guests staying at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Being one of the most popular golf courses on the PGA Tour, this is a must play course for any golf enthusiast. This course has been the winter home of the Palmer family since 1976, and is where the Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament (formerly known as Bay Hill Invitational Tournament) is held. The breathtaking course sweeps across 270 acres along the shores of the Butler Chain of Lakes. The Champion, Challenger and Charger links feature 27 holes of tour championship golf, challenging even the most skilled golfers.
Grand Cypress Resort
The Grand Cypress Resort offers golfers a lot of options. The four courses are all designed by Jack Nicklaus – North, South, East, and New. The directional courses are designed to complement one another and to be used together, since each only has nine holes. You can choose to combine the North-South, South-East or East-North courses and make your own unique full round of 18 holes. The New Course, on the other hand, was designed after a Scottish links masterpiece. Jack Nicklaus’ homage to the Old Course at St. Andrews adds another dimension of play to the Orlando golf course scene with steeper and more challenging bunkers and slopes, featuring no trees, minimal water, semi-blind shots, double greens, and 150 pot bunkers, some as much as 12 feet deep.
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Shingle Creek Golf Club
This golf course, which is named after the creek running through the resort, has been redesigned to have that classic Arnold Palmer touch. The Shingle Creek Golf Club is an 18-hole course has been one of the best golf courses in Orlando since it first opened in 2003, attracting golfers with its magnificent course, excellent customer service, and free valet parking. The course is surrounded by cypress trees, has large greens, luxurious fairways, and a ton of exciting hazards, twists and bends, making it very challenging and fun at the same time.
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Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge
The Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge is the ideal place for golfers who want to spend most of their day on the greens, featuring 36 holes of championship golf in a pristine setting. While Crooked Cat’s fewer trees and wider landing areas offer golfers a more open feel and allows more room for errors, every player’s focus and precision during tee time would be tested on Panther Lake, as every hole is distinct. The Tooth Course, a 9-hole short course, is the ideal practice setting for less experienced golfers, as well as those who are working on improving their score.
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Eagle Creek Golf Club
The Eagle Creek Golf Club is one of the most unique and best golf courses in Orlando, Florida. This 18-hole, par 73 championship European-American designed golf course has five sets of tees and appeals to golfers of every stage. It is the first golf course in the state of Florida to use Mini-Verde grass, which results in lively greens. Golfers can practice their swing at Eagle Creek’s two-sided driving range with a practice hole.
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Walt Disney World Golf
While Walt Disney World is famous for its rides and attractions, its Walt Disney World Golf also has four of the best golf courses in Orlando which is perfect place for those who want to take a break from the amusement parks and have some quiet time putting. Disney’s Magnolia golf course is the longest course, stretching 7,516 yards on the back tee, teeming with elevated Magnolia trees and 97 bunkers throughout the course. The classic country club style Disney’s Lake Buena Vista has hosted the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and USGA events on many occasions. For the best view, play at Disney’s Palm. This course features an 18-hole course with tall palm trees, glistening lakes, and tropical white sands. If you prefer a family-friendly golf course, Disney’s Oak Trail is the perfect setting as this 9-hole, par-36 walking course contains junior tees.
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Waldorf Astoria Club
The Waldorf Astoria Club was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones to be both visually stunning and immensely playable. This Par 72 golf course features cypress trees lining the fairways and a five-tee system to accommodate golfers of every caliber. The course’ 18-hole masterpiece pulls in elements from several of the world’s classic courses. Golfers can hone their accuracy in the practice range, which features several target greens, as well as the chipping area where one can fine-tune the short game, and a putting green is maintained in the same condition as the ones on the course.
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