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Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2018"

Celebration Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Orange County National

"36 Holes of Award Winning Golf"

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

"Top 5 Orlando Golf Course"

Champions Gate 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 was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play."  The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece incorporating...
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 the exception...
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...
Grand Cypress Golf Club
 
4.7 (44)
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Grand Cypress Golf Club is annually rated as one of the best Orlando golf courses. The traditional layout of the North, South, and East Nines at Grand Cypress Golf Club offer a variety of mental...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.5
NW Nigel Webber
"The course is pretty pricey but it was in great condition and the service was excellent."
 
4.7
VS Val Scarr
"The conditions at Orange County National are first rate. Service was a little lackluster but course was prime."
 
4.7
GM Greg Mitchell
"The course was in great shape. I've played several RTJ designed courses. This was my favorite of all. The staff was friendly and the food in the restaurant was good."
 
4.7
JF Jerry Finch
"Excellent course layout and conditions. Very nice staff. "
 
4.8
VD Vic Daubert
"The golf course and staff were top notch. Wonderful day of golf."
 
4.7
LP Luke Presnal
"The golf course conditions at Orange County National is very good."
 
4.2
GW Gary Williams
"a fun, challenging course to play. Good shape. A few funky holes but overall a decent course. "
 
4.0
CQ Christopher Queen
"The course was nice and the staff was friendly. Nothing special. "
 
4.3
LS Larry Shoulders
"Good golf course. Would play again. "
 
4.7
WR William Radar
"Tremendous golf course in great condition. Really enjoyed the course."
 
5.0
J John
"Outstanding course. Played it April 2014 so fairways slightly tired after season which the golf shop advised was the case before we played. Still in great shape though coming over from a..."
 
4.5
RB Ron Belz
"Enjoyed the International course thoroughly. Fun, challenging layout that was more memorable than the National course. A must play in Orlando."
 
3.8
AS Alan Smith
"The course was in good condition and the staff was nice. "
 
4.5
JS Jody Smith
"We love both courses at OCN. Excellent condition. We will be back."
 
4.0
MT Matt Taylor
"The greens were very undulating and a bit goofy. The course is close to Disney. Other courses in Orlando outshined Mystic Dunes, but it was a nice course and the staff was..."
 
4.5
EH Ed Hunter
"This was the most enjoyable course that I played. "

Golf Lesson - How to Hit a Downhill Shot

BH Updated
Golf Lesson - How to Hit a Downhill Shot

I’m often asked how to hit a down hill shot, especially after our members play the Conservatory.  As you know, the Conservatory can be very challenging with the down hill, up hill, and side hill lies.  For today’s tip, let’s get started with how to hit a down hill shot on the golf course, which I believe gives people the most trouble. 

Posture and stance are very key to the success of this shot.  Our overall goal is to make your body feel LEVEL to the slope of the ground throughout the whole swing, even beginning in the set up.  First, take a little wider stance so that you can keep your balance easier.  Next, feel the overall weight of your body positioned more towards the front leg.  You will have the sensation that you are slightly open to your target.  In regards to club selection, choose a club that is one less, so in other words, if the shot requires a 7 iron, hit an 8 iron.  The downward nature of the slope will automatically take off loft of the club you select.  The shaft of the club should feel as if it is leaning forward.

You must remember that when swinging, keeping your balance is very important.  So feel your center of your body lower to the ground while executing the swing.  The body should feel a more exaggerated sooner turn than normal so that you can avoid swaying during the shot with the hands and arms finishing more down the slope of the ground.

Remember, the slope of the ground can cause you to become very unbalanced during this shot.  Setting up properly, choosing the correct club and making the nice balanced turning golf swing with a lower finish will greatly increase your chances of executing this shot. 

Good luck and we’ll see you on the tee!!

 


Brad is currently the Director of Golf at Hammock Beach Resort, home of the Ocean Course and the Conservatory Golf Course.  The Ocean Course boasts more holes on the ocean than any other golf course in Florida and the Conservatory is currently ranked as the longest and hardest course in Florida.  Brad's golf lesson articles can also be found at bradhauergolf.com.

 

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