Florida is a mecca for golf, and Orlando’s best golf courses don’t disappoint. From golf courses associated with golfing legends like Arnold Palmer to family-friendly golf clubs and budget-friendly public courses, Orlando has something for every golf fan.
Here’s a brief overview of some of Orlando’s best golf courses, as rated by Golf.com and GolfAdvisor.
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
The Waldorf Astoria is rated the No. 1 Orlando golf course by GolfAdvisor and considered a “must play” course on Golf.com. The Rees Jones-designed course is adjacent to the Disney Resort.
Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Construction began in 1960 on a place in south Orange County that would become one of the world's finest golf courses, named for one of golf's greatest legends. The lodge has 70 rooms and is a favorite place for corporate functions, meetings and fantastic golf vacations. It hosts the Arnold Palmer Invitational every spring on the PGA Tour.
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Grand Cypress Orlando Golf Club
Grand Cypress is not only a world-class resort with activities and entertainment for the whole family, but it's also one of the finer courses in an area known for world-class golf. The luxurious lodge has prescheduled shuttles to Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando for the family. Golfers will enjoy the New Course, a Jack Nicklaus design, intended as a tribute to St. Andrews in Scotland.
Mission Inn Resort
Mission Inn's offers two historic, award-winning golf courses. The El Campeón course is a member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The courses are the centerpiece, but the resort has four amazing restaurants and an atmosphere that is both homey and luxurious.
A resort course near Walt Disney World, Reunion offers 54 holes of championship golf, a water park and easy access to the Magic Kingdom. The three courses are designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.
Streamsong’s acclaimed courses, about a 75-minute drive from Orlando, are worth the trek and pricey fees. Golf.com has rated it one of the top public courses in the country. The custom-designed courses are easily walkable, and the attached luxury resort doesn’t disappoint.
Orange County National
For golfers on a budget, Orange County National offers a reasonably priced, yet satisfying golf outing. Orange County National consistently ranks as one of the top public courses in Florida. A comfortable resort is located on site, and the course is conveniently located near Orlando theme parks.
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