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Golf in Florida part 2
Many of our guests come to Florida just for the golf after all Florida has some of the best courses in the World and you can barely swing your putter in central Florida without hitting at least half a dozen great courses but if you’re a regular and you fancy venturing a little further away from Disney you will find yourself spoilt for choice with some of these amazing courses. Almost all of them are well within an hour of the Disney area and those that aren’t are definitely worth the drive! So pack your clubs in the back of your SUV and get exploring some of the lesser known clubs!
Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort – El Campeon. El Campeon is ranked among the top fifty of Florida’s 1200 (and ever increasing! ) courses and with good reason. Signature holes are the 7th and 17th the latter of which is nicknames “The Devil’s Delight”, the second shot requires precision to avoid a large oak jutting onto the fairway. In the next one hundred yards to the green sit a large sand bunker and a fronting pond. The wind arrives on your leaving the tree lined fairway! You’ve been warned!
Eagle Creek Golf Club A fairly new par 7, 7198 yard 18 hoe course with five par 5’s designed by Ron Garl and Howard Swan. This distinctive American and European style course features Scottish style bunkers and bulkheads around greens. It was the first course in Florida with mini-verde greens. There is a driving range with practise holes, pro shop, restaurant, men’s and women’s locker rooms. Located very close to Orlando International airport and near to Lake Nona.
Faldo golf Institute by Marriott, this 9 hole instructional and practise course offers extensive grass driving ranges and very popular Faldo clinics. The course, par 32 is very exacting with strategically placed lakes and undulating greens. The scenery makes it ideal for family outings and giving children their first golf lessons.
Ritz Carlton Golf club is set at the headwaters of the Florida everglades and was designed by Greg Norman. It offers two distinct settings in an 18 hole round. Several holes are routed through pristine areas, where preserved wetlands and natural woodlands dominate the experience. By contrast, the three dynamic finishing holes weave alongside two towering hotels, the J W Marriott and the Ritz Carlton (both of which have fantastic restaurants for the evening! ) Caddie concierge service is available.
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