The theme park capital of the world, Orlando is famous worldwide as a vacation destination. It also leaves you spoiled for choice when it comes to golfing, with a veritable feast of options to choose from. There really is a huge amount of choice here when it comes to courses – a mix of both private and public; it is a golfer’s idea of heaven.
So, with all this choice it is difficult to try and narrow it down to just a few, but I have tried nonetheless. Here is a selection of the cream of the crop when it comes to playing some rounds:
- Bay Hill Club & Lounge
This world-renowned club has held the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA tour for years, and has a respected reputation in the golfing world. It’s 18 holes were created more than half a decade ago, and were designed by Dick Wilson – notably making use of his approach of a slight elevation to the course in order to aid draining and maintain visibility. You do have to stay in the lodge in order to play the course, but it’s certainly worth it.
- Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
5-star service with a golfing game to match, the Waldorf is sandwiched between Disney properties, though it is not a part of the organization itself. This course was designed by Ree Jones, and features water on more than half the holes. A challenging course, it is certainly worth the price, especially for more advanced golfers. Two hotels feature here: The Waldorf Astoria Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek – take your pick and start swinging!
- Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
Well, how could we do a prime pick of Orlando’s golf courses and not mention Disney! Seriously though, this course is pretty exemplary. This is has a classic, country club vibe, isn’t overpriced and creates an exquisite vista. It is also a good choice for all levels of play and is extremely well maintained. The ‘Sunrise 9’ special offer is an even better deal, and there are three other courses in Disney to try too, if this one isn’t right for you.