Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2023"

Celebration Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Orange County National

"36 Holes of Award Winning Golf"

Champions Gate Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

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Featured Orlando Golf Courses

Shingle Creek Golf Club - Hole 15
 
4.8 (105)
Opened in December 2003, Shingle Creek Golf Club is an Orlando Florida Golf Course where the past meets the present. Located just one mile from the Orange County Convention Center, Shingle Creek Golf Club and Resort merges the modern resort...
Orange County National
 
4.7 (71)
Orlando County National in Orlando has played host to the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010 PGA TOUR Qualifying School Finals and most recently, a 2023 LIV Golf Tour Event. The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece incorporating rolling...
Falcons Fire Golf Club
 
4.6 (58)
Designed by Rees Jones, Falcon's Fire Golf Club features a blend of modern and classic architecture. With its classic golf course design, unique terrain and year-round tournament playing conditions, Falcons Fire Golf Club is arguably one of the top Orlando...
Champions Gate Golf Club International Course Orlando Florida
 
4.6 (61)
Welcome to ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Featuring 36 holes of championship golf just minutes from the Walt Disney World resort area. The International golf course, a masterpiece designed by the legendary Greg Norman, stands as a testament to...
Celebration Golf Club
 
4.5 (54)
Nestled in the quaint town of Celebration, Florida, Celebration Golf Club stands as an exceptional Orlando golf course, a testament to the collaborative brilliance of renowned golf architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. Opened in 1996, this upscale golfing haven...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.5
BW Brian Wagley
"Good golf course. Plan on playing it again."
 
4.7
IT Itsuki Takahashi
"Orange County National was excellent. We had a great day of golf playing 36 holes. Lunch in the resturant was good. The course was in great condition especially the greens."
 
5.0
LB Larry Brantley
"Excellent layout and terrific course conditions. The course was in much better condition this year compared to last year."
 
4.0
JC Jim Carroll
"Strategic layout that is fun to play. I plan on returning."
 
4.5
BM Bob Morris
"Orange County National is a great track. Recommend it."
 
4.7
JF Jerry Finch
"Excellent course layout and conditions. Very nice staff. "
 
4.7
IP Irv Painter
"Very well maintained course with a fun layout. "
 
4.7
LS Larry Shoulders
"Shingle Creek and OCN were my two favorite courses in Orlando. Both are must plays in Orlando."
 
3.8
JS John Stanka
"Course was in excellent shape. Staff could have been friendlier. Pace of play was slow and no ranger to be seen is the main drawback. "
 
4.8
EM Edgar Milligan
"A must play Orlando golf course. We enjoyed all 36 holes at Orange County National. Great facility."
 
4.3
TD Troy Davidson
"Tremendous playing conditions made for a fun day of golf. We enjoyed playing both courses."
 
4.5
TH Todd Hall
"Shingle Creek was splendid from tee to green. We caught the greens a few weeks after aerifying, so they weren't perfect, but the rest of the course was a true pleasure...."
 
5.0
RM Roger Marshall
"Played Shingle Creek several times. It continues to be my favorite course in Central Florida. The tees, fairways and greens are impeccable. 5 stars across the board. "
 
4.7
BL Bob Luchel
"Loved this course. Hope to play it again one day. Pure golf. "
 
4.8
GF Greg Fleeter
"Nice, but a little pricey. A good course to splurge."
 
4.7
SK Shane Kopp
"Didn't get a chance to play The Legends at Orange Lake during our last trip to Orlando. Glad we put it on the docket this time. A nice surprise. Thanks Golf Orlando..."

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Buried Bunker Shot High

BH Updated

You may snicker at the title of this tip as a buried lie shot the bunker can be intimidating and just getting out could seem impossible.  I would like to show you a technique to not only hit the shot, but to be able to hit the shot with some height to it so that you can clear a high lip if necessary.  

The reality of it all is that this is really a pretty easy shot, if you understand the proper technique.  In fact, most of our fear is a result of a lack of knowledge.  If we have the proper knowledge on how to execute, our confidence increases.  So let’s increase your knowledge and confidence so that you have a positive attitude in approaching this shot.

Select a sand wedge with a 56 degree or 60 degree loft.  Take a stance that is slightly open to the target and open the clubface more than normal.  

With a very open clubface, you will actually try to hit the ball with the hosel of the club.  Your goal is to swing the hosel slightly behind the ball into the sand and let the club dig.  This is the first part to the secret of hitting this shot high.   

The second part has to do with your finish.  The finish should be very short; you want to actually want to feel like you are leaving the clubhead in the sand.  Trying to make a long high finish will not elevate the ball out of the buried bunker situation and will actually have an adverse affect.  A common fault with most golfers is that they will try to help the ball out of the sand.  So to execute this properly, you will have the sensation that your club will remain in the sand or you will try to bury your clubhead, hosel first into the sand.

When done correctly, the ball will come out of the sand higher with no spin or a knuckle ball.  So you have to play for the fact that when the ball hits the ground it will roll a good 10 to 15 feet on a normal length shot.  

This can be a difficult concept to understand and execute, but with a little practice time you will be amazed at how well the ball will come out.