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Courses (107)
ChampionsGate, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
2.75
24
ChampionsGate, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
4.6566117647
1304
Reunion, Florida
Private/Resort
4.2714705882
66
Reunion, Florida
Private/Resort
3.9321176471
52
ChampionsGate, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
4.5343882353
1236
ChampionsGate, Florida
Private
4.5493294118
1093
Reunion, Florida
Private/Resort
4.4754705882
68
Davenport, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
3.3955
177
Celebration, Florida
Public
3.7046647059
1940
Davenport, Florida
Public
3.7007823529
2035
Davenport, Florida
Semi-Private
4.1397235294
1336
Davenport, Florida
Semi-Private
4.2825647059
1922
Kissimmee, Florida
Resort
3.8951
188
Davenport, Florida
Public
3.9166666667
3
Celebration, Florida
Public
4.2753764706
2145
Kissimmee, Florida
Resort
4.4374470588
901
Davenport, Florida
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Kissimmee, Florida
Resort
4.1172285714
160
Kissimmee, Florida
Resort
2.6477058824
1217
Orlando, Florida
Public/Resort
4.6113647059
1396
Resorts (15)
ChampionsGate is a master-planned community west of Orlando that revolves around the Greg Norman-designed National and International courses at this Omni-flagged resort. Recent expansion projects have introduced villa-style accommodations that are particularly attractive to buddies groups. Relative proximity to Disney makes this an attractive…
Originally developed by Bobby Ginn, Reunion makes a big impression, not just on first-timers but repeat visitors as well. All three golf courses - by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson - stimulate the senses, and the luxe lodgings range from hotel-style suites to rental houses with 10 or more bedrooms. Proximity to Disney makes Reunion…
Located just minutes from the entrance to Walt Disney World, this resort, part of the Diamond Resorts family, appeals to families looking for easy access to The Happiest Place on Earth, as well as avid golfers. Mystic Dunes' Gary Koch-designed golf course is one of Central Florida's most popular. This resort's complimentary shuttle brings guests…
Part of the Holiday Inn Vacations family, Orange Lake is one of Orlando's most comprehensive family-oriented resorts. The Arnold Palmer Signature golf course anchors the resort's East Village, while the West Village is home to 36 holes of Putt-Putt golf. A lazy river, kids club and outdoor sports courts offer plenty of fun for all.
Invoking its famous New York forebear, this Waldorf Astoria Property serves up similarly gracious luxury in a quiet corner between Orlando proper and the uber-popular Disney resort. Indeed, visitors to its parks will often choose this resort for its convenient location and quieter feel in the Bonnet Creek development. The Rees Jones-designed golf…
Visitors looking to experience the energy of Orlando, amidst the theme parks and golf opportunities, enjoy the Orlando World Center Marriott and its more than 2,000 rooms and suites. Its main tower reaches upward 28 stories, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Also located on-site is Hawk's Landing Golf Club, designed by Bob Cupp…
What more can be said about The Happiest Place on Earth? It is a dreamland for children and families the world over, offering nearly every amenity imaginable, plus some only Disney's Imagineers could conceive. Golfers have their pick of three "big" courses, plus the junior-friendly Oak Trail routing...if the kids can be pried away from the parks,…
Four Seasons is one of the world's leading luxury resort brands, and its Orlando outpost is no exception. The resort, part of Disney's high-end Golden Oak real estate development, is a place for discerning Disney fans to use as a base from which to enjoy the Most Magical Place On Earth. Golfers can have their fun, too, as the Tom Fazio-designed…
The former Grand Cypress Resort, which featured the luxurious Villas at Grand Cypress, has been a popular part of the Orlando resort and golf scene since the 1980s. It is in the midst of a comprehensive long-term renovation and rebranding to become the Evermore Orlando Resort. Both the Villas of Grand Cypress and the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus course…
Known for having one of the largest practice facilities on the planet, Orange County National has a small but comfortable Lodge for overnight guests who want to hone their golf games from sunup to sundown. The muscular Crooked Cat and Panther Lake 18s are complemented by the 9-hole, executive-length Tooth Course.
Part of the global Marriott Vacation Club, Grande Vista is a centrally-located Orlando resort with much to offer guests, including families and golf groups. The on-site Grande Vista Golf Club is a perfect place to hone one's golf game, thanks to a 35-acre practice facility and the Marriott Golf Academy, which offers private lessons and group golf…
Located in the middle of the action in Orlando, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes overlooks the 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, which hosts professional golf's annual PNC Father-Son Championship. A large pool complex, including a lazy river, is a favorite of families.
Arnold Palmer left his indelible mark all over the game of golf, and perhaps the best place to feel his spirit and appreciate his legacy is in Orlando, at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The PGA Tour-host golf course is full of memorable holes and is a bucket-list play for lovers of the professional game. The 70-room Lodge is one of golf's…
Orlando is full of lodging options for golfers, but few can match The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for luxury. Recently renovated, the resort overlooks the Greg Norman-designed Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, which hosts the annual PNC Father-Son golf tournament. Families enjoy the resort for its proximity both to Walt Disney World (10…
This massive hotel of more than 1,000 rooms is popular for corporate conferences, as well as savvy golfers who appreciate the recently renovated golf course, courtesy of Arnold Palmer Golf Design associate Thad Layton. Shingle Creek's central location makes it perfect for guests looking to enjoy area nightlife, as well as the parks of nearby…
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Grown-ups can have a good time in the land of Mickey Mouse, too. Dozens of premier golf courses and luxurious resorts -- coupled with the nightlife of Downtown Disney, CityWalk at Universal Studios, and Orlando Magic games -- solidify Orlando as one of golf's most diverse destinations.
Articles (62)
One of central Florida's best known golf courses, the International Course at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, has reopened after a revitalization.
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In Florida, Omni Orlando's Championsgate Golf Club will close June 1 to install new greens.
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Staying in a house is a great option at some golf resorts. At Orlando's Reunion, the house often rules.
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Tim Gavrich checks out the latest update to golf at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is complete. Check out the new and improved National Course, designed by Greg Norman.
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Countless palm trees and scores of springing fountains in its many ponds make Disney's Palm golf course feel more like a coastal, south Florida resort course than a demanding PGA Tour host.
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Of all the golf courses at Disney World, Lake Buena Vista is the one that will make you feel the most like you're in the heart of the action, located in the shadows of the Disney Institute and Downtown Disney.
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Lower-handicap golfers commonly favor Magnolia over the three other 18-hole courses at Walt Disney World for its championship pedigree. It's been a mainstay on the PGA Tour since it opened. Championship yardage here for the tour pros stretches to over 7,500 yards, and the furthest set of tees generally set up for daily play is still a meaty 7,100-plus.
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For the Walt Disney World Resort, and for that matter all of amusement-rich Orlando, golf can get lost in the array of amusements and high-octane kids. But golf shouldn't be an afterthought for visitors to Disney, because it's foursome of golf courses are among Florida's best.
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Walt Disney World has just about as many accommodation possibilities as it has furry little characters running around its many attractions. And for golfers visiting Orlando, staying at a Disney property comes with many benefits, including free transportation, discounted green fees, advanced tee times and more.
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The opening of a state-of-the-art practice facility at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Orlando elevates the driving-range game in a destination known for driving-range grinders.
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Tom Fazio's Osprey Ridge at Walt Disney World has earned plenty of accolades since its opening in 1992. It's a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course and has received four and half stars from Golf Digest. But there is another award it's worthy of: The most peaceful escape in all of Disney.
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The New Course at Orlando's Grand Cypress Golf Club offers the closest thing to the Old Course at St. Andrews that many Americans will experience. The Jack Nicklaus design mimics the birthplace of golf, in particular with its feel for the game and enormous, shared fairways at the start and finish, Mike Bailey writes. Plus, there's Grand Cypress' Hell Bunker, the Valley of Sin and all the giant greens.
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In Orlando, Orange County National's Panther Lake was the top-rated course on Golf Advisor for the week of Dec. 7. View the full top 10.
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Before Arnold Palmer purchased Orlando's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, architect Dick Wilson laid out the course. Bradley S. Klein shines some light on Wilson's work at Bay Hill and beyond.
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Following a re-design by Arnold Palmer Design Co., Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida has opened with new greens, several new holes and renovated bunkers.
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Shingle Creek Golf Club sits right in the middle of everything significant in Orlando. The prime location wouldn't impress, however, if it didn't deliver in other areas. For the past decade, it's done just that.
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Arnold Palmer Design still draws inspiration from the King as its lead designers try to do the name proud with bold new golf courses and renovations.
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The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is hosting a tournament May 31 on their International Course, which will be under the knife all summer. The first 144 to register play free!
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Golf Channel's Matt Ginella checks in from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando with some key products and news for golf travel.
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You have to see these to believe them; the goofiest products and pitches from the 2017 PGA Show in Orlando.
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Galleries (9)
The International Course at Orlando's ChampionsGate resort is as challenging as it gets. It's one of the toughest golf courses in Florida, especially when the wind is blowing. Designer Greg Norman brought in elements of British and Australian links to create a windswept look around natural wetlands.
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The Watson Course might be the most unique of the three championship tests at the Reunion Wyndham Grand Golf and Spa Resort near Orlando.
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Take a tour of the Watson Course, one of three courses at the Salamander-owned and operated Reunion Resort & Club near Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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The New Course at Grand Cypress Resort is Jack Nicklaus' tribute to the Old Course at St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf. While it's not a copy hole-for-hole, the feel of the golf course does indeed invoke the feel of the Old Course. Bring plenty of imagination and short-game skill, and you'll have a lot of fun.
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Located just a couple of minutes from International Drive and the Orange County Convention Center, Shingle Creek Golf Club is one of Orlando's most popular daily-fee and resort courses not only because of its location but also because of its beauty, playability and conditioning.
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Renovated and redesigned in 2016 by Arnold Palmer Design, see what's new at Orlando's Shingle Creek Golf Club near the Orange County Convention Center.
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A photo gallery of interesting sights and thoughts on the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Here's what Senior Writer Tim Gavrich discovered.
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Overlooking vineyards and Lake Apopka and Lake Siena, Bella Collina is positioned in a setting that more resembles Italy than central Florida. And it all starts with an enormous Tuscan-inspired clubhouse. The golf course befits the clubhouse with its elevated tees, wide fairways and rolling hills.
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Narrow fairways and small greens bring the challenge at fun Dubsdread Golf Course, an Orlando-area muni that dates back to the 1920s and has hosted legendary players such as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Babe Zaharias.
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