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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
PJ Phil Johnston
"The International course lived up to its name as a challenge. Fun golf course that will test your game."
 
4.8
MB Max Benson
"The course was in great condition tee to green. It was busy and the pace of play was a bit slow. Staff was friendly and the water range was neat."
 
3.0
TW Tom Walker
"For the price, the course was a viable option. However, the course conditions left a lot to be desired. The layout and design of the course is nice, but the..."
 
4.7
KD Kevin Dickson
"Excellent course and one of the best values in the area. Location was good and the staff was friendly. Course is in excellent shape."
 
4.8
PW Peter Walters
"I highly recommend playing this course. "
 
4.7
PS Perry Spears
"Very nice course with fast greens. Good times! One of the best courses I have played. "
 
4.7
CQ Christopher Queen
"Good layout, conditioning was excellent, pace of play was good. Would definitely play this course again on another trip."
 
4.3
DT David Tien
"The course conditions were everything you would expect for the Waldorf Astoria Golf Course. The greens were smooth and quick. The staff was very friendly. The only downfall is the price...."
 
4.8
KW Kenneth Williams
"Well worth the accolades. The course is exceptional. A top 5 Orlando golf course to play. "
 
4.5
BC Brad Clark
"Excellent course, greens were smooth and quick. Starters were super friendly. Great layout, very challenging."
 
3.8
CE Chris Evans
"Fun course to play with a lot of bunkers. Greens are usually great, not this time. "
 
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..."
 
4.2
TP Tom Pogge
"A quality golf course with good course conditions. Pace of play was a bit slow when we played but everything else was good. "
 
4.8
EM Edgar Milligan
"Falcons Fire offered great service and exceptional value. The course was in very good condition. One of the better golf courses to play in Orlando."
 
4.5
PW Peter Walters
"Greens were awesome. "
 
4.8
MT Matt Taylor
"Shingle Creek was the best golf course I played in Orlando. Excellent!"

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Golf Ball From a Sidehill Lie with the Ball Below the Feet

SL Updated


In our previous golf lesson article I discussed how to hit a golf ball off an uphill lie.  Hopefully, you had a chance to practice hitting balls off the uphill lie.  Now, I will discuss how to hit a golf ball from a sidehill lie with the ball below the feet.

When you face this type of sidehill lie, the ball lies below your feet.  The address position relating to the ball and clubhead positions should be the same as a level lie.  Ball position should be in the center of your stance.  Because of the sidehill lie, your body will need to bend more at the hips to reach the ball.

Because of the slope, your weight has a tendency to move toward your toes.  This results in the ball going to the right of your target line.  Because golfers have to bend more than normal, there is a tendency to stand further away from the ball.  In fact, golfers should stand slightly closer to the ball to achieve the desired results.  Standing closer forces your weight away from your toes and places it closer to the heels allowing for better balance throughout the swing.

Align to the left of the target to compensate for the left to right ball flight and swing thru to the target line.

As I stated in the previous article, unusual golf shots can be mentally challenging for golfers.  With most driving ranges offering only level lies, golfers rarely practice these shots.  Tip:  play a late twilight round and practice hitting some shots off a sidehill lie.


 

Teaching since 1995, Scott has taught 1,000+ golf lessons (private, semi-private, group).  Scott has served as the PGA Head Professional at MetroWest Golf Club and the PGA Director of Golf at Hunter’s Creek Golf Club prior to his role as President of Golf Orlando Florida.

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