Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2021"

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 5 Orlando Golf Course"

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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 was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play." The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece...
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)
The International golf course at ChampionsGate Golf Club offers a golf experience unlike any other in the Orlando area. The golf course follows a classical pattern of an outward nine and an inward nine returning to the clubhouse. With...
Celebration Golf Club
 
4.5 (54)
Designed by the father & son team of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr., Celebration Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida is an upscale Orlando golf course that exudes an atmosphere of beautiful tranquility and fun, challenging golf. Meticulously maintained with...
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
 
4.6 (33)
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes offers an extraordinary experience to golfers of all caliber. Experience a challenging and beautiful Orlando golf course with unprecedented personal attention. Experience the thrill of an 18-hole, par-72 Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, set...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.3
JD John Diaz
"A good course with a unique layout. As an average golfer I preferred the Reserve course over the Legends course at Orange Lake. The Legends course didn't justify the substantial price increase...."
 
4.8
LS Larry Shoulders
"This was the most enjoyable course that I played. Greens were well manicured. Will play 36 holes next time."
 
4.7
CT Chris Thompson
"Very impressed by the quality of the golf course and service at Shingle Creek. I will be back."
 
5.0
JH Justin Haring
"Fun layout in great condition. "
 
4.8
EJ Eddie Johnson
"Despite being the most expensive course we played in Orlando, Grand Cypress exceeded our expectations. The course is first rate."
 
4.8
EW Eddie Witt
"Best shape of any course we played. Will play again."
 
4.0
SM Steve Margino
"Our group had a chance to play both The Legends and Reserve courses at Orange Lake. The Reserve was a nice course, but it is clearly in the shadow of the magnificent..."
 
4.5
IP Irv Painter
"One of the better courses we played on our trip. A fun layout in great condition. "
 
5.0
KH Kristini Hsu
"We had a fantastic day of golf and it was highlighted by first class service. Everyone from the valet parkers, pro shop, starters, club cleaners and bartender were extremely friendly and..."
 
4.7
PJ Phil Johnston
"Great facility. Beautiful course and conditions were impeccable. Will definitely play again."
 
4.7
EM Edgar Milligan
"Fun course to play. "
 
4.7
RB Ron Belz
"Pace of play was a little slow but everything else was fantastic. Nice course!"
 
4.7
ST Scott Tunesi
"Well worth the accolades. Fantastic design."
 
4.3
GF Gene Feinstein
"Always in good shape."
 
4.7
MW Michael Walter
"Beautiful layout and good challenge. The course was in pristine condition. "
 
4.7
PW Peter Walters
"Very nice course with fast greens. Good times! "

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.