GOLF IN FLORIDA
Florida offers the golfing enthusiast over 1,100 golf courses and clubs throughout the state. From the Panhandle to the tip of the Florida Keys, golf is abundant. They range from public to private, resort to exclusive restricted access enclaves, expensive to affordable. Some courses are challenging and some are just fun to play. If you love golf, YOU’LL LOVE FLORIDA! For 12 months of the year, the golfing enthusiast will find the golf courses in South Florida open and challenging.5 miles away from our villa, ChampionsGate Golf Resort is a Central Florida golf masterpiece – when on the golf course it seems that you are miles away from civilization, and yet the Orlando Golf Resort is less than 15 minutes from Walt Disney World. Together, the National and International golf courses bring a unique combination to Orlando Golf. Two totally different Greg Norman signature designs married with Florida’s natural habitat, with every hole featuring beautiful natural vistas. With its 36 holes of championship golf, its Orlando’s best golf outing and tournament venue. Book your Orlando tee times online, save time, and get the best selection of discounted rates on both of ChampionsGate’s golf courses.
5 miles from our Villa, Providence Golf Club is destined to become a popular Central Florida golf destination. Located just outside of Orlando in Davenport Florida, this technically challenging and esthetically pleasing, Providence Golf Club is a masterpiece. The 18-hole championship course, designed by renowned architect Mike Dasher, will test your game and soothe your senses as it winds its way through land featuring fresh water creeks, ancient hardwoods and wetlands. It is not unusual to get a glimpse of otters, deer or a wild turkey during your round. While serving as a haven of serenity for residents and local golfers, Providence also provides a refreshing getaway for tourists, with a location only 15 minutes from world-class theme parks, 30 minutes from Orlando, 45 minutes from Tampa and only 20 minutes from Kissimmee, Florida. Dasher has an affection for European style golf courses, and it is evident on some of his unique, undulated greens at Providence. Reviews of the new facility indicate he has surpassed his objective. In addition to providing a challenging and scenic course, Providence’s professional staff has over 45 years of experience in the golf industry and received numerous awards and recognitions by the PGA and LPGA.
7 miles away from our villa Mystic Dunes Golf Club is renowned as one of the most unique courses in all of Florida. Designed by Champions Tour Player and NBC golf analyst Gary Koch and rated a 4 1/2 Star course by Golf Digest magazine. With 80-foot elevation changes, rolling sand dunes, mature oaks and large wetland areas, the par 72 course offers two distinctly different nines. The “low country” style front nine is reminiscent of classic Carolina courses, meandering through native wetlands and marsh areas, bordering oak and cypress forests. The back nine features the characteristics of a British Isles links course, with extensive perimeter mounding and pot bunkers, and lush, rolling fairways. The course also includes several signature holes, 36 bunkers, two holes with surrounding water and two holes as designated island holes.
10 miles away from our villa, Celebration has been rated 4 1/2 Stars in Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play since 2004 and ranked in the Top 25 Public Courses by Golf World magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award. It also has received the Award of Excellence, Top 10 Golf Course by GolfOrlandoFlorida.com and is Rated the #1 Golf Event Venue in Central Florida by Golf Event Planners. Celebration Golf Club is the award-winning centerpiece of the highly acclaimed master planned town of Celebration, featured in dozens of leisure travel and golf publications worldwide. The course in one of only three in the world co-designed by Robert Trent Jones, The Father of American Golf Architecture, and his son, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It is the only course in Central Florida to receive special recognition for Standards of Service, Course Conditioning and Pace of Play. Built on scenic natural wetlands, the course provides players with a genuine, uncontrived, Florida golf experience. It features an abundance of native wildlife and is unobtrusively bordered by early 1900’s style estate homes, giving it the feel of a private country club in a small-town America during that period. It may be difficult to find any real guarantees in life, but the challenge ends when you reserve your tournament or golf outing with us. Here, you and your guests will experience the perfect golf event. Guaranteed. We can say this because we’ve hosted more than 3,500 successful tournaments making us Central Florida’s #1 tournament venue. It’s our attention to detail that sets us apart from the rest. Celebration Golf Club has built a national reputation as the place to hold your golf event when in Central Florida. Our location is where your destination begins. We’re very close to Walt Disney World, and part of the charming ambiance found in Disney’s Town of Celebration. Our goal is simple: we’re dedicated to achieving excellence in each golf event we host. Whether it’s a day of “no-frills” fun golf, a convention/corporate tournament, or an officially sanctioned 54-hole national championship – we have one single focus in mind—making your event the very best.
10 miles away from our villa The real star of the show at Kissimmee Golf Club is the high quality course layout. This is a course that appeals to all skill levels of golfer as it challenges the better player and rewards the beginner. The natural beauty of the Florida wetlands truly influence the golfing experience here at Kissimmee Golf Club. Golfers aren’t the only folks who love KGC as we seem to be a sanctuary for all sorts of wildlife like American Alligators and Sandhill cranes. Golfers will also notice fairways lined with beautiful pines, majestic oaks, and breezy palms — all without a house in sight. Our greens are well maintained and ideal for players who are on a quest to improve their short game. Our championship tees span 6,442 yards of play, while the front tees log in at a manageable 4,492. There is certainly something for all visitors at one of Central Florida’s most unique golfing experiences.
11 miles away from our villa Join our family for the day and see why this is a #1 choice for our European guests year after year! This is not your typical Orlando golf course! Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot Orlando golf. This championship Mike Dasher design gives you pine tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees along the countryside. Large, fast, undulating greens make this Orlando golf course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers. Conveniently located just minutes from Disney and all major attractions, Highlands Reserve Golf Club is a Central Florida favorite!
13 miles away from our villa Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public golf courses in Orlando. A Rees Jones designed championship golf course and spacious clubhouse offer guests a spectacular venue for any occasion. From an immaculate golf course, to the exquisite dining at the Falcon’s Nest Restaurant, to the latest technology, equipment, and apparel at the award-winning Golf Shop, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is a premier Florida golf destination, conveniently located just steps from the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando International Airport, and the Orange County Convention Center.
13 miles away from our villa Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is one of the best public golf courses in Orlando, Florida and has been Ranked #6 in Golf Digests "Best Courses in the State" of Florida. Our Orlando golf course is not only recognized as one of Orlando’s finest golf courses, but has been nationally ranked as well and has been awarded a place in Golf Week's “Top 100 Modern Courses” from 1997 – 2000, a 4 ½ Star ranking by Golf Digest and has been honored by Links Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Courses Built In America 1987-1997”. In the 2008 Nov.-Dec. issue of Travel & Leisure Magazine Derek Duncan & Steve Smyers described Southern Dunes. Opened a decade and a half ago on the site of an orange grove that was killed by frost in the mid-1980's. The soil was pure sand, of a distinctive orange color. The land , says Smyers, "had some nice elevation change to it, and I thought we could do something pretty good there because it was Orlando Golf Course - Southern Dunes Golf And Country Club going to be easy to move the material around. We were able to stick the bulldozers off to the sides of the fairways and push and push and push to create mounds, hollows and ridges.
16 miles away from our villa Using the land’s natural contours as a canvas and a fertile imagination as a palette, this meticulously designed course was created by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones. Our 18-hole masterpiece pulls in elements from several of the world’s classic courses – some designed a century ago. The layout ingeniously blends its traditional character with endless subtleties for a challenging experience. Mindful of the natural elements and in homage to the game’s storied history, Jones created a golf course of great integrity and environmental consciousness that seamlessly folds into the terrain, so it appears to have been here forever. Visually stunning and immensely playable, our Par 72 golf course is enhanced by natural elements like majestic cypress trees lining the fairways and features a five-tee system to accommodate golfers of every caliber. The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club measures an impressive 7,108 yards from the Professional Tees and maintains a course rating of 74.6 and slope of 139.
16 miles away from our villa, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course Designed in classic Tour style, this championship course is the longest of the Walt Disney World Resort golf courses. Named for its majestic magnolia trees, this course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape. All bunkers were renovated in Summer 2015, when extensive tree work and cart path repairs were also undertaken, resulting in the best golf course conditioning our guests have enjoyed in recent years. 16 miles away from our villa, Disney’s Palm Golf Course Meet the test of an outstanding course amid the natural beauty of the Florida woodlands. During Summer 2013 Disney’s Palm Golf Course was completely redesigned by Arnold Palmer Course Design. The extensive work included building entirely new green complexes, newly shaped tees, and a completely new bunker design that has modernized this historic golf course. The changes are significant and we’re very excited about the renovations of this great golf course. This 18-hole championship course features shimmering lakes, tropical sands, palm trees and sloping greens. Disney’s Palm Golf Course is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and includes 9 holes with water hazards and 59 bunkers—providing plenty of challenges for novices and seasoned pros alike.
16 miles away from our villa Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course This classic country-club style course winds through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course has hosted the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour and USGA events. Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated an impressive 4 stars by Golf Digest, the 18-hole course was conceived by Joe Lee and most notably features elevated bunkered greens that put a premium on accurate approach shots. Test your skills and fortitude at the demanding 7th hole with its challenging island green.
16 miles away from our villa, Disney’s Oak Trail Delight in this family-friendly retreat that’s home to an enjoyable 9-hole, par-36 walking course. Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole course with rolling greens and exciting challenges. Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary, Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course lets you test your skills with holes ranging from 132 to 517 yards from the white tees; holes 5, 6 and 7 are routed around a deep canal and a picturesque pond. Operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management and featuring junior tees for younger golfers, this walking course is fun for the whole family. We do not allow golf carts on Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course is walking only. 21 miles away from our villa, Hunter’s Creek Golf Club is an Orlando public golf course with multi-tier tees showcasing spacious, rolling fairways that carve through majestic, towering pines to provide a natural “Carolina Pine” setting among 13 lakes. Featuring strategically placed bunkers bordering expansive, undulating Eagle greens, Hunter’s Creek is conveniently located an easy 10-15 minutes from Orlando International Airport and Disney area resorts. Location is important, but course design and conditions make for a quality golf experience. Previously rated 37th nationally by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 75 Public Courses to Play”, Hunter’s Creek has an exceptional course design enticing the golfer with several shot options on every hole. This Orlando golf course has played host to several major events: US Open Qualifier – 1989-1994, PGA Tour Qualifier – 1989, in addition to several FSGA events.