Florida has more full size golf courses than any other state in the US, with currant figures showing in excess of 1200. In Orlando alone there are upwards of 125 courses within an hour drive of the theme parks. 

The ideal year round weather brings Golfers flocking from both around the US and further a field, including some of the biggest names in the pro game. Many of the courses have been designed by the biggest names in golf architecture and regularly feature in the top positions of national surveys.

The following is just a few of the courses within easy reach of our villa.

 

 

1 - Kissimmee Golf Club

 

18 holes

 

KissGolfClub.com • (407) 847-2816

 

20 minutes from Disney

   
2 - Stonegate Golf Club at Solivita

Stonegate Golf Club is a great example of how a course can be enjoyable for players of all ages and abilities. Designer Ron Garl laid the course out at over 7000 yards from the back tees for the "big hitters," but also ingeniously mapped out three more forgiving sets of tees. With water on eight holes and free-forming collars around the greens, there's a definite emphasis on the short game. After all, golf's most famous adage is "drive for show and putt for dough." Always meticulously groomed with rolling, tree-lined fairways, natural vegetation and wetlands, and a habitat to the native wildlife, what's not to like?! Whether playing 18 or 36 holes with its sister course, The Cypress, you'll treasure the memory of these two fine courses. Located in Poinciana, about 25 minutes south of US192 in Kissimmee and the Disney area.

GolfOrlando.com • (941) 421-1047

  

404 Village Drive, Poinciana, FL 34759

   
3 - Diamond Back Golf Club

Diamondback is a parkland course set out in the wide, empty spaces of rural Polk County, southwest of Orlando. But the course squeezes itself into these wide-open spaces, with its tight, narrow, tree-lined fairways with tiny, itty-bitty, shifting, hard-to-hit landing areas.

Designed by Joe Lee, the course was carved out of 240 acres of virgin Florida forest about 30 minutes from Disney World. It has interesting terrain, from naturally swampy area to sandy, rolling hills. It's 6,805 yards from the back tees with a slope rating of 138, though the middle tees are 6,359 yards with a slope of 132. The shortest tees are 5,061 yards.

Lee put together an interesting layout, with a lot of risk-reward doglegs with intimidating obstacles at the corners.

The greens are average-sized and many are multi-tiered with some having up to three and even four different levels. They have some challenging undulation and slope.

(863) 421-0437

6501 St. Hwy. 544 E., Haines City, Fla. 33844

   

4 - Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

 

Rated among the "Top 100 Courses" by GolfWeek with 18 holes designed by Steve Smyers.

 

SouthernDunes.com • (941) 421-1047

   

5 - Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club

 

18 holes with a driving range.

 

RidgewoodLakesGolf.com • (863) 424-8688

 

200 Eagle Ridge Drive, Davenport, FL 33837

   

6 - Highlands Reserve Golf Club

 

18 holes

 

HighlandsReserve-golf.com • (877) 508-4653

 

500 Highlands Reserve Boulevard, Davenport, Florida 33897

   
7 - Mystic Dunes Golf Club

Carved from rolling orange groves and native protected wetlands, Champions Tour Player and NBC Lead Golf Analyst Gary Koch has created a masterpiece of blended philosophies and unrivaled challenges that is certain to go down as one of the most unique in all of Florida.

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.  Meticulous course conditioning guarantees superior playing conditions year-round with special attention given to the greens complexes that feature at least fifty yards of tiff-dwarf grass surrounds, allowing for an unlimited variety of shot types and strategies.  Five sets of tee boxes offer every level of golfer the ability to play from the distance that makes a round of golf enjoyable and with just enough challenge to keep the player’s interest piqued.  Back tees (Black) are reserved for the professional or low-single digit handicap amateur only.

MysticDunesGolf.com • (407) 787-5678

   
8 - Legends Golf & Country Club

The Legends golf course is one of the finest accomplishments of famous course designer Lloyd Clifton. This beautifully manicured Clifton-Ezell-Clifton 18 hole course stretches 6911 yards from the gold tees and is a test of any golfer's skills at a par 72 with a Slope Rating of 130 and a Course Rating of 72.9. 

Selected in the January issue of a leading golf magazine as one of the Top Ten Golf Courses in Central Florida for 2002, this course is destined to continue to be recognized as one of Florida's finest courses. In a 2001 issue of Lihn's Orlando Golf Guide, Legends was described as "Featuring vertiginous elevations, cinemascopic horizons and breathtaking views, this handsome addition will definitely elevate your spirits".

LegendsGolfOrlando.com • (352) 243-1118

   

1700 Legendary Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34711

     

9 - Orange County National

 

Home of the Phil Ritson Golf Institute, 36 holes (with 18 more planned), putting green, and a driving range.

 

OCNGolf.com • (407) 656-2626

    
10 - North Shore Golf Club

North Shore features two distinct nines converging to form a great 18 hole course. The opening nine wind through the native wetlands and the back nine have been carved through a grove of 100 year old oaks, creating an enjoyably unique setting.

NorthShore-GolfClub.com • (407) 277-9277

 

11507 North Shore Golf Club Blvd, FL 32832

     
11 - Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is an 18 hole 7198 yard par 73 championship course.  Designed by world renowned golf course architects Ron Garl of the US and Howard Swan of Europe, this course offers the best of American design but with a European flair! Featuring five par 5's, five sets of tees and over 90 bunkers and dramatic bulkheads that are reminiscent of those found in Scotland and England.

EagleCreekGolf.info • (407) 273-4653

 

10350 Emerson Lake Boulevard, FL 32832

    

12 - Remington Golf Club

 

18 holes, and was nominated for "Best New Public Course" in the U.S.

 

Remington-GC.com • (407) 344-4004

 

2995 Remington Blvd, Kissimmee FL 34744

   
13 - Royal St Cloud Golf Links

18 holes, short game warm up area and the only lighted driving range in the Disney area. Finish your round then enjoy a cold drink and a bite to eat in the brand new clubhouse.

RoyalStCloudGolfLinks.com • (407) 891-7010

 

5310 Michigan Ave, St Cloud, FL34772

   

14 - ChampionsGate Golf Resort

 

Headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, features two distinctive 18-hole championship layouts by Greg Norman with driving range and practice green.

 

ChampionsGateGolf.com • (407) 787-4653

 

1400 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, FLorida 33837

    

15 - Falcon's Fire Golf Club

 

Designed by Rees Jones with 18 holes and a driving range.

 

FalconsFire.com • (407) 239-5445

 

3 miles East of the Walt Disney Resort just off Hwy 192 East

   

16 - Celebration Golf Club

 

Designed by Robert Trent Jones (both Sr. & Jr.), this course offers 18 holes, a driving range, and a junior course.

 

CelebrationGolf.com • (407) 566-GOLF

 

701 Golf Park Drive, Celebration, Florida, 34747 

   

17 - Cypress Creek Country Club

 

Offers 18 holes designed by Lloyd Clifton and a driving range.

 

CypressCreekCountryClub.com • (407) 351-2187

 

9400 S Military Trail ท Boynton Beach, FL 33436

 

    
18 - Polo Park

The 9-hole par 29 "Polo Park East" course at the Polo Park East facility in Davenport, features 1,807 yards of golf.

The course plays alongside a swamp, which can creates some difficult shots. The fairways are wide open, and the greens are medium in size and speed.  Designed by Larry Lord, the Polo Park East golf course opened in 1994

(863) 424-0093

525 Polo Park East Blvd, FL 33897-9416

   

19 - Kissimmee Bay Country Club

 

A Lloyd Clifton designed 18 hole course with driving range.

 

KissimmeeBayCC.com • (407) 348-4653

 

2801 Kissimmee Bay Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34744

   

20 - Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club

 

18 holes designed by Karl Litten.

 

KissimmeeOaksGolf.com • (407) 933-4055

 

Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club,  1500 Oaks Boulevard,  Kissimmee, FL 34736

    

21 - Walt Disney Worldฎ Resort

 

Five 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course.

 

DisneyWorld.co.uk • (407) 939-1600

   

22 - Grand Cypress Resort

 

Features a whopping 45 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus.

 

GrandCypress.com/golf_club • 1-877-330-7377

 

One North Jacaranda, Orlando, Florida 32836

    

23- Hawks Landing at Orlando World Center Marriott

 

18 holes

 

GolfHawksLanding.com • (407) 238-8659

 

8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

   

24 - Hunter's Creek Golf Club

 

A Lloyd Clifton designed 18 hole course with driving range.

 

GolfHuntersCreek.com • (407) 240-4653


The following Courses are all located to the north of where the map ends. For more information please see the individual websites.

Deer Island Club

 

Features 18 holes designed by Joe Lee and a driving range.

 

DeerIslandGolf.com • (352) 343-7550

 

   

Eastwood Country Club

 

18 holes and a driving range.

 

EastWoodGolf.com • (407) 281-7535

 

13950 Golfway Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32828

 

    

Forest Lakes Golf Club

 

With 18 holes designed by Clifton, Ezell, & Clifton and a driving range.

 

ForestlakeGolf.com • (407) 654-4653

 

10521 Clarcona-Ocoee Road, Ocoee,  FL  34761

    

MetroWest Country Club

 

18 holes with a driving range.

 

MetroWestGolf.com • (407) 299-1099

 

2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835

 

   

Timacuan Golf and Country Club

 

18 holes with a driving range

 

GolfTimacuan.com • (407) 321-0010

 

550 Timacuan Boulevard, Lake Mary, Florida 32746