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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
DS Dave Santos
"First time playing the Legends at Orange Lake and came away impressed. Quality conditions and a friendly staff. One of the better course designs in Orlando."
 
5.0
TJ Tim Johnson
"Two words...Loved it! We had enough time to play both courses and were impressed by both courses. Panther Lake did stand out. Love the driving range too."
 
4.8
TP Tom Pogge
"Great course! Greens were excellent. Would play it again. "
 
4.7
JG John Giering
"Very well maintained course with a decent layout. "
 
4.5
AS Alan Smith
"One of my favorites to play when in Orlando. "
 
4.8
PS Peter Shafer
"Course conditions were fabulous. $$$$$ will prevent a return trip."
 
3.2
KN Katie Nestor
"Our group of ladies enjoyed a long day of golf at Celebration. The course was nice but the day was ruined by a 5 hour round. The bag boys were nice but..."
 
4.3
TM Tony Mahaffey
"We got a little bit lost in the resort trying to find the course. We went to the Legends course first. We had a fun day playing the Reserve. Might give..."
 
4.7
LP Luke Presnal
"Good layout and good conditions."
 
4.5
EJ Eddie Johnson
"The course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. Really enjoyed playing this course and the course is close to the airport."
 
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
KH Kyle Harrell
"Great layout. The course conditions were flawless. The food in the restaurant was delicious. "
 
4.8
BW Brian Wagley
"Course was in great shape! "
 
2.3
JD John Donnelly
"We have come to the Orlando area every year as a group for about 10 years. This is the first time we have played here. It is probably the worst run golf..."
 
4.7
JF Jerry Finch
"Course was in great shape. Top notch as usual. "
 
4.2
PH Paul Hodges
"Pace of play was slow. The layout was okay. Luckily, the course was in great shape. Greens were smooth and quick. Might be the best conditioned course we played but course..."

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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