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The Best Orlando Golf Courses You Should Be Playing
Central Florida is a haven of golf courses and resorts. Orlando is a perfect hub for year-round golf, attracting retirees from around the country and snow-bound golfers during the winter months. It also happens to include some of the most popular vacation destinations in the entire world. Below are a few of the multitude of the Orlando golf courses that you can play. Be sure to check out our complete map directory of every public golf course in the United States as well.
Walt Disney World Golf (Lake Buena Vista, FL)
Where else could I start in the Orlando area other than with Disney? Whether you are staying at one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world or the surrounding area, these courses are available for all to play. With three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole walking course, there are options available to all players if you want to play golf with the Mouse.
Shingle Creek Golf Club (Orlando, FL)
Considered to be one of the top Orlando golf courses in the area, you can’t pass up a round at Shingle Creek. It combines a resort experience with a natural feel, making it the perfect blend for a modern golf course. The course features a variety of slopes and swales, along with closely mown chipping areas to keep the player on alert. Top-notch amenities make this a no-brainer course to play.
Falcons Fire Golf Club (Kissimmee, FL)
This Rees Jones designed course is located just minutes away from the Walt Disney World Resorts. The classic golf course layout has fairways lined with grass mounds and white sand bunkers, which make the course as challenging as it is beautiful. Falcon’s Fire offers four sets of tees, allowing golfers of every ability level to peg it up on this picturesque course.
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club (Orlando, FL)
If immaculate conditioning and a classical design are important to you, then the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is the course for you. Designed by Rees Jones; he created a masterpiece which blends in with the natural terrain rather than shaping it to his own whims. This beautiful course is among the must-plays in the Orlando area.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club (Orlando, FL)
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club is a fantastic course to play if you are in the Orlando area. The 18-hole resort course is located at the world’s largest Marriott, making it an easy choice for those staying at the hotel. The Par 71 course measures at over 6,600 yards, and features the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf for those in need of instruction. Hawk’s Landing provides an excellent escape from meetings or the theme parks, just what the golfer ordered!
Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club (Haines City, FL)
One of the most unique courses in the state of Florida, Southern Dunes stands apart from the typical course found amongst Orlando golf courses. The hillside layout features over 100 feet in elevation change, and dunes covered in native high grasses form borders that roll with the land. It is a design that rewards well-played shots while punishing poorly executed ones. Affectionately called The Dunes, this course is a challenge for all willing to tee it up there.
Streamsong Golf Resort (Bowling Green, FL)
There has been so much content created about the Streamsong Golf Resort that a short blurb here could hardly do it justice. Innumerable articles and podcasts have been dedicated to one of the country’s top golf getaways. For the purposes of this article, know that it is only an hour’s drive away from Orlando. Weigh that fact while deciding where you next want to chase that little white ball.
Want To Explore More Orlando Golf Courses?
Be sure to check out our interactive map which features every single public golf course in Orlando (and beyond). Our unique tool will make it easy to locate courses, instructors, and practice facilities. The video below shows how it works:
Are there any Orlando golf courses you think should have made our list? Let us know in the comments section!