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Orlando Golf, Florida Golf Courses From Disney Vacation Rentals

A Comprehensive List of Orlando Golf Courses Close to Walt Disney World, Celebration, Reunion and Kissimmee in the Central Florida Area.

 

Generally pointed to as the home of family attractions, Orlando can also point with pride to its fabulous complex of quality Orlando Florida golf courses and a nearly overwhelming selection of hotels and golf resorts for the traveling golfer. Our web site is a guide to help you decide where you want to stay and play Orlando golf.

Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer and course designer, is closely connected to the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Palmer first played the golf course in 1965 and then bought the facility in 1976. Bay Hill claims that Palmer still plays there often. The Championship Course at Bay Hill is a challenging course that is still suitable for players of all abilities. The golf course is straightforward with no hidden shots. There is also extensive mounding and bunkering throughout the course. Beautiful lakes are situated throughout the course adding some scenery and creating water hazards that come into play on a few holes.

Boggy Creek Golf Club - 9 holes

Boggy Creek used to be the golf facility for the Naval Training Center before the based was closed down. This is a relatively flat golf course that features wide open fairways and fairly small greens. The most challenging hole on the course is the 390-yard, par 4, 15th (6th hole); a tree-lined fairway places a premium on your drive, while on the approach shot you must avoid a sand trap positioned directly in front of an elevated green. This Orlando golf course is perfect for beginning and intermediate golfers who are eager to shoot a lower score than they are accustomed to.

Celebration Golf Club

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The course at the Celebration Golf Club is the last golf course Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son designed together. It is a challenging course that combines some of the best elements of the designers' most notable courses. The course's design features tight, narrow fairways and greens that are both small and large. Water hazards appear on every hole except for one, the 11th. There are also sand bunkers strategically situated throughout the course. The Celebration Golf Club facility also features several practice facilities including a unique driving range where the greens are actually islands, a putting green, and chipping area.

Champions Gate International Course

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Orlando's Championsgate golf facility possesses two regulation 18-hole courses, the National Course and the International Course. The golf courses share very few similarities regarding the layout but they both offer a challenging game. The International Course has a links-style layout, reminiscent of traditional Scottish and Irish golf courses. The course does not mimic the traditions of any other course in the area; it is unique in that it is truly done in a European style. The Championsgate facility also boasts a convenient digital GPS caddie system that acts as a professional caddie and PGA-style scoring. Championsgate is only minutes away from popular resorts and stays open year round.

Champions Gate National Course

The National Course at Championsgate is one of two courses at the facility, the other being the International Course. Championsgate is conveniently located only 10 minutes from the Disney World Resorts and 15 from the Universal Hotel Resorts. The National Course is a challenging 18-hole round with a classic layout. It is done in a traditional American style with lush greens and long ranges. Water hazards and bunkers come into play on many holes. The Championsgate facility is also known for their digital GPS caddie system. This allows golfers to have a professional-style caddie and PGA-type scoring. The facility stays open year round.

Disney Eagle Pines

Take on the rolling fairways and surrounding wetlands that give Eagle Pines a unique look and an equally matchless challenge. Follow this low-profile, Carolina-style course along the natural contours of the land where water and sand await errant shots. Famed designer Pete Dye's signature undulating greens are well-guarded by strategically placed bunkers. Here, success lies in the touch more than the power.

Enhance your on-course experience at this course which now features golf carts equipped with the latest GPS Technology powered by Uplink Corporation. This state-of-the-art equipment offers realistic computer-generated images of course fairways, greens and hazards that add a new dimension to the golf experience.

Disney Lake Buena Vista

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Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course at Walt Disney World® Resort is a classic country club course with a distinctive atmosphere. In the words of architect Joe Lee, it is "exciting, challenging, yet fun to play."

Disney's Lake Buena Vista is a meandering golf course that winds its way through pastel villas, dense pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. Lee's design is characterized by small, slightly elevated, well-protected bunkered greens that force the golfer to make accurate shots to score well. The beautiful seventh hole has an island green to shoot at that will challenge any golfer.

The golf course is short and tight, but the views and fairways are wide and open. Disney's Lake Buena Vista measures 6,819 yards from the blue tees, with a course rating of 72.7 and a slope rating of 128.

Disney Magnolia

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course is the longest of all the Walt Disney World® Resort golf courses. Lower-handicap golfers commonly favor it over the three other 18-hole courses at Disney for its championship pedigree. It's been a mainstay on the PGA Tour since it opened.

Joe Lee's design is classic, with very wide fairways, but 11 of the 18 holes have water, and there are 97 bunkers scattered around the scenic landscape and greens. The golf course gets its name from the more than 1,500 fragrant Magnolias. Elevated tees, spacious greens and tranquil water hazards make it a natural setting.

The challenging signature hole, the par-3 sixth with the Mickey Mouse-shaped bunker in front of the green, is nearly 200 yards from an elevated tee, over water to a shallow, elevated green. In all, Disney's Magnolia course measures 7,190 yards from the blue tees, with a course rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 133.

Disney Oak Trail

Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course is a nine-hole walking course, providing beginners and families with children a smaller venue. It is also a nice practice tune-up for the more advanced player or the busy traveler who has time for just nine holes.

Designed by Ron Garl, the par-36 golf course measures 2,913 yards from the back tees. Disney's Oak Trail's holes range from 132 to 517 yards, with undulating target greens.

 

Disney Osprey Ridge

Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course, designed by Tom Fazio, has been recognized as one of the top courses in Florida by Golf Digest, receiving 4½ stars out of 5.

Fazio designed a contrasting extra-long links style golf course. Disney's Osprey Ridge features dramatically elevated greens and tees, nine water holes and more than 70 bunkers placed strategically throughout the course. The golf course's dramatic fairways cut through forests of scrub oak, pine, palmetto, cypress and bay trees.

Disney's Osprey Ridge measures 7,110 yards from the back tees, with a course rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 135
Transportation is provided at no charge (via taxi) to and from select Walt Disney World® Resorts for Guests playing at one of the Disney Golf Courses. The Valet Desk or Bell Services will call the taxi for Guests. The Pro Shop or the golf operations staff at the golf course will assist Guests in returning to their Resort.There is no charge for parking at the golf courses.

Disney Palm

The natural beauty of the Florida woodlands makes the Palm golf course at Walt Disney World® Resort one of America's premier resort destinations. One of Disney's toughest golf courses, the Joe Lee design features sparkling lakes and tropical sand in a scenic golf landscape populated with strategically placed palms.

The golf course features many tree-lined fairways, plus elevated greens and tees. It has more than its share of water and sand hazards, with nine water holes and 94 bunkers strategically placed around the course. Disney's Palm Course measures 6,957 yards from the blue tees and carries a course rating of 73.0 and a slope rating of 133.

The par-4 18th hole has been rated the fourth-toughest hole on the PGA Tour, and Disney's Palm course has been ranked as one of America's Top 75 Resort Courses.

Falcons Fire Golf Club

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With its convenient location near the Walt Disney World Resort, International Airport, and the Orlando Convention Center, Falcon's Fire Golf Club is one Florida's most popular golf destinations. Rees Jones designed this golf course, which stretches across 7,000 yards from the back tees. Although it is a challenging course there are four sets of tees to accommodate different skill levels and abilities. There are water hazards and over a hundred bunkers situated throughout the course's classic design. Golfers at the Falcon's Fire Golf Club can also enjoy complimentary club cleaning, carts equipped with a GPS navigation system, and practice facilities including a chipping area and putting green

Hawk's Landing Golf Club

The golf course at the Hawk's Landing Golf Club is spread out over 220 acres at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort, which is a mere two miles from Disney World. The flat terrain of the course has plenty of natural wildlife and tropical vegetation that is native to Florida, including sand pines, queen palms, and fragrant jasmine. The clusters of trees on the course put a premium on shot accuracy. The championship golf course features nine ponds that come into play on 16 holes, some even come into play twice on the same hole. The Hawk's Landing Golf Club also has a putting green and chipping area for golfers to use.

Highlands Reserve

The subtly undulating greens at Highlands Reserve Golf Club turn a lot of near misses into long second putts.
The course at Highlands Reserve Golf Club is perched atop one of the highest points in Florida. The layout features open, spacious fairways that are similar to those of classic Scottish courses and fast greens that are large and undulating. The Highlands Reserve golf course features dramatic elevation changes, providing both stunning views and tricky uneven lies. Numerous bunkers are strategically placed throughout the course for even more challenge. There is no water or out-of-bounds on the course. One of the most difficult holes at Highlands Reserve Golf Club is the 14th, a long par-4 that features an elevated tee with five bunkers on the right and seven on the left. Wind is also often a factor on this hole.

Hunter's Creek Golf Course

Conveniently located just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort and the Orlando International Airport, Hunter’s Creek Golf Club is truly an Orlando “must-play”. This fun-filled Lloyd Clifton-design stretches to 7,268 yards and is highlighted by strategically placed bunkering, expansive TifEagle greens, and meandering fairways that carve around thirteen shimmering lakes.

Originally opened in 1986, Hunter’s Creek has been decorated with accolades over the years. Most notably, Hunter’s Creek was honored by Golf Digest as one of the "Top 75 Courses to Play" in 1990. Hunter’s Creek has also a popular site of numerous tournaments and events including the US Open Qualifying, PGA Tour Qualifier and the  2008 FSGA Florida State Public Links Championship.

Hunter’s Creek Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports

Kissimmee Golf Club

Conveniently located less than 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, Kissimmee Golf Club provides a pleasant escape for tourists looking for an affordable round of golf. Although it is situated near several tourist attractions, the golf course is also a favorite among local golfers. The course dates back to the early 1940's, but 18 holes were officially established in 1962 and since then, the tees and greens have been updated to provide better putting surfaces and more challenges. In addition to the golf course, Kissimmee Golf Club offers practice facilities for golfers to use, including one of the largest grass driving ranges in the country.

Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club

Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club has a natural landscape that is ideal for a scenic and challenging round of golf. The golf course carefully winds through protected wetlands and nature preserves. There are also several natural lakes scattered throughout that come into play on ten holes. The course's signature moss-draped oaks, some of which are over 100 years old, line the rolling fairways along with cypress trees. The golf course's naturally verdant terrain attracts plenty of wildlife, including wild turkeys eagles, and beavers. Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club's signature hole is the par-4 seventh hole, which features a dogleg left fairway and it requires a shot over water.

Marriot Grande Pines Golf Club

Renowned golf course architect Steve Smyers has designed one of Central Florida’s most dynamic new golf courses. With credits including three mainstays on GolfWeek’s 100 Greatest Modern Courses list, Smyers, together with player consultant Nick Faldo has created a thinking person’s golf course. From its lakes and tall pines, through its oaks and palms to its Tif Eagle greens, the features and contours at Grande Pines make shot selection as important a consideration as any other aspect of your game.

With each magnificent hole at Marriott’s Grande Pines Golf Club, the decision is yours. The more conservative player can always take the safer route. The bolder competitor can challenge the hazards and obstacles and be greatly rewarded. The contoured, rolling fairways will accept most tee shots, and the well-bunkered, multi-tiered greens will reward accuracy on approach shots. This golf course will challenge the best in each player.

You may need some help, so each cart is equipped with a ProLink GPS yardage system. This state of the art technology provides the golfer with accurate yardage to the hole-location, the ability to place lunch orders prior to making the turn, and real time leader-board scoring for group outings

Mystic Dunes Golf Club

The greens at Mystic Dunes Golf Club in Celebration are among the most undulating of any course in the Orlando area.
Mystic Dunes Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course just two miles south of Walt Disney World, was designed by Champions Tour professional and golf analyst Gary Koch. The golf course, which opened in 2001, consists of two distinctly different layouts that take advantage of the unique topography.

The golf course's "lowcountry style" eastern front nine is reminiscent of classic Carolina-style courses, meandering through native wetlands and marsh areas, bordering oak and cypress forests. Mystic Dunes Golf Club's western back nine has the characteristics of a British Isles links course, with extensive perimeter mounding and pot bunkers as well as large, expansive, sandy waste areas bordering lush green, rolling, sweeping and perfectly manicured fairways.

Orange Lake and Country Club - Crane's Bend

Crane's Bend is one of four courses offered at the Orange Lake Country Club. It is the newest of the courses. This nine-hole golf course winds around a picturesque fountain lake, featuring views of native wildlife and plants along the way. Each hole seems to be home to a different species of bird along with several other types of wildlife. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are bunkers throughout. Although the beautiful scenery may be distracting, the Crane's Bend course requires precision. Orange Lake Country Club also offers extensive practice facilities including a lighted driving range, putting green, and two chipping greens.

If you’re looking to fit a fast, challenging round into your day, the course’s 9-hole, par 3 and 4 configuration, its end-to-end cart paths, and its demand for precision make it the perfect option.

Orange Lake resort & Country Club - Legend's Walk

Arnold Palmer and Palmer Course Design Company strategically planned Legends Walk to challenge golfers of all ages and skill levels. By adding five sets of tees on each hole, golfers can match the course to their level of skill. This course may require every club in your golf bag for this balance of water, woods and sand. Legends Walk serves as a challenging round for experienced golfers or a great natural classroom for new golfers, and it's an affordable golf outing that families can experience together.

Orange Lake and Country Club - The Reserve

Orange Lake Country Club offers four golf courses, including the 18-hole Reserve Course. The Reserve Course winds through a diverse landscape of water, sands, and rolling hills. The golf course is surrounded by preserved wetlands, offering golfers scenic views of native plants and wildlife. One of the most unique holes on the golf course is the par-3 12th hole, which requires an accurate tee shot in order to make par. Although it is the shortest hole, it is one of the most difficult with two deep bunkers surrounding the green to the left and water hazards at the right. In addition to the four golf courses, Orange Lake Country Club has a lighted driving range and putting green for golfers to use.


 

Orange Lake Resort and Country Club - The Legends

Reminiscent of old Scottish-style courses, this wide-open nine will bring windy conditions into play that can make club selection challenging. Strategically contoured greens require well-placed approach shots and precision putting. The longest of Orange Lake's challenging golf holes at 610 yards, The Links hole #4 is a good warm-up before venturing into The Pines.

Remington Golf Club

Remington Golf Club is the premier daily fee golf course in the Orlando Kissimmee area. Remington was voted Best New Course of 1996 by Golf Digest Magazine and has been rated Four Stars by Golf Digest Places to Play.

Located just 10 minutes from the Orlando International airport and just 20 minutes from Disney World its an ideal location for a round on a trip or vacation. Remington is considered by most Orlando residents as the locals favorite.

At Remington Golf Club all pricing includes "All U Can" practice, play and eat. The one rate includes unlimited use of the unique aqua driving range and expansive practice areas, unlimited golf on the outstanding 18-hole championship layout, and all-you-can eat in the Remington Bar and Grill.

The additional time and attention taken to walk-mowing the greens, translates to the finest conditioned greens in the Orlando Area and makes the "All You Can" experience one of the best! Our warm and friendly staff will round out your day at Remington. We make certain all our customers feel welcome and excited about their day! Come and see for yourself why we are the locals favorite and the course of choice for Orlando and Kissimmee!

Reunion Resort Independence Course

Designed by Tom Watson, the Independence Course has more of a links feel than the other two courses at Ginn Reunion Resort. With approximately 120 bunkers of all different sizes and designs, and plenty of waste areas, there is no need for water hazards on this undulating layout. With five sets of tees, the course can play as difficult as you like with a slope of 140 from the back tees. The large greens complexes often have multiple tiers with swales that can make both putting and chipping tricky, giving reward to sharp short games.

Reunion Resort Legacy Course

In typical Arnold Palmer design fashion, the Legacy Course at Ginn Reunion Resort is an undulating, hilly layout that will test your skills of hitting off uneven lies among other shots. Elevation changes can be as much as 50 feet. With six tee locations and generous fairways, the golf course, which is the most recent of the three at Ginn Reunion Resort, is a good test for all levels of players. The Legacy Course also offers several classic risk-reward scenarios, giving players a chance to drive it on or near greens into narrow openings on some of the par 4s.

Reunion Resort Tradition Course

In typical Jack Nicklaus fashion, the Tradition Course calls for more exacting tee shots and approaches than the other two courses at Ginn Reunion Resort. Designed by Nicklaus and son, Jackie, the Tradition Course is considered the most difficult of the three courses at Ginn. This parkland-style layout features fast TifEagle greens and water hazards that come into play on seven holes. There are also more than 100 bunkers on the course, carefully placed to catch poor club selections both off the tee and on the approach.

Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club

The Ridgewood Lakes course opened in 1994 with both nines featuring strategically placed hazards and fairways framed by sparkling white sand bunkers. Par-4 and par-5 holes have generous tee shot landing areas, all of which are plainly visible form the tee. Ridgewood is not one of those courses with “gimmicks” or hidden trouble; just a great layout made for an enjoyable Orlando golfing experience.

Ridgewood Lakes’ greens have the reputation of being among the finest to be found at any Orlando-area course, meticulously maintained by the grounds crew staff which each year goes to the time and expense of over-seeding the entire course to ensure peak playing conditions during the entire winter season.

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Southern Dunes G&CC is one of the best public Orlando FL courses and has been ranked #7 in the state of Florida by GolfWeek. Southern Dunes is not only recognized as one of Orlando’s finest golf courses, but has been nationally ranked as well. Southern Dunes has been awarded a place in GolfWeek's “Top 100 Modern Courses” from 1997 – 2000, a 4 ½ Star ranking by Golfing Digest and “Top 10 Courses Built In America 1987-1997” honors by Links Magazine.