Central Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, has an excellent choice of golf courses. When you add all year round sunshine to the variety of golf courses you will find Orlando hard to beat as a base for that perfect golfing holiday.
ChampionsGate Golf Resort is located within five minutes drive from our villa and features two 18-hole championship courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer, Greg Norman. The complex opened in 2000 and within the first year was regarded as one of the top golf facilities, not only in Florida, but the United States.
Diamondback Golf Club opened in 1995, one of Joe Lee’s great Florida layouts, located just South of Haines City. Imagine a golf course carved from 240 acres of virgin Florida forest, with no homes in sight, or other fairways for that matter, and with 30 to 50 foot elevations from tee to green. The waterfall on #10 is as scenic as it gets. Always in excellent condition, this course has been rated four stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.”
Falcon’s Fire Golf Club pays respect to the timeless traditions to the game of golf. This natural, classic 18 hole, par 72 golf course establishes the standards by which all golf facilities are evaluated. One of North America’s Top 10 Golf Tournament Facilities. Falcon’s Fire is located in Kissimmee, just off Highway 192.
Celebration Golf Club is located within the thriving master-planned Disney Celebration community. The renowned father-son team of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. sculpted a park-like atmosphere within the natural wetland environment, creating a truly serene golf experience. The course boasts rolling terrain that weaves through a series of pristine lakes and periodic clusters of native oak, pine and magnolia.
Highlands Reserve is located Southwest of Disney off Hwy27, within a few minutes drive from our villa. This Mike Dasher design winds through pine trees, old citrus groves, and features over 120′ of elevation change. Highlands Reserve is a fun course for all golfers with wide fairways and fast, undulating greens. The Club provides challenging golf within an affordable price structure and allows unrestricted walking.
Mystic Dunes with greens reminiscent of Augusta National, par fours that rival in length to some of the longest seen in Professional Major Championships, and a diabolical quartet of par threes that seem to get more intense as the round progresses are just some of the outstanding features on this 7,012 yard, Par 71 track. Located South of the DISNEY WORLD Resort on Old Lake Wilson Road/CR545 at the Wyndham Palms Resort and Country Club.
Southern Dunes of all the great golf courses in the Central Florida Area, Steve Smyer’s creation at Southern Dunes may be the most unique. This dramatic hillside layout stretches to over 7,200 yards and features 100ft of elevation changes, not typically found in Central Florida. A truly unique layout, this award-winning course has been ranked among the “Top 100 Courses in America” by Golfweek and awarded four stars by Golf Digest.