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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
BM Brendan Mayes
"Both courses were in great shape and everyone was helpful and friendly. Play the international course if you only have time for 18 holes."
 
4.7
TS Tony Stevenson
"The course was in great shape. Staff was fantastic."
 
3.7
DK David Kitamura
"We heard good things about Harmony but were disappointed by the mediocre conditions. The staff mentioned there was a management change recently. The course design was impressive. It's too bad..."
 
4.7
DK Drew Keaffaber, PGA
"MetroWest Golf Club in southwest Orlando is one of my favorite courses to play because it is a bomber's paradise! On most holes, you can literally hit it anywhere. The..."
 
4.0
DB David Brooker
"A good golf course, but nothing exceptional for the price. We played other courses like Orange County National and Shingle Creek that were a class above Falcon Fire."
 
4.2
TS Tony Stevenson
"The layout was very difficult but conditions were good. Not my favorite Orlando golf but not bad."
 
4.5
JH John Horrell
"Fantastic layout, very nice condition. "
 
4.7
MS Mike Swain
"Great conditions combined with a very scenic layout. Will schedule 36 holes next time."
 
4.5
LP Luke Presnal
"Simply outstanding. Great course conditions and great staff."
 
4.5
LB Larry Brantley
"Can't say anything bad about this course. Fun layout and good conditions. "
 
4.8
HT Hank Thompson
"Great condition. Service was excellent. "
 
4.7
PS Perry Spears
"Very nice course with a terrific layout. The conditions were excellent the staff is friendly. "
 
4.3
MW Matt Wilson
"First time playing this course. Good course in good shape. An authentic links style feel to the day."
 
4.7
JB Jeff Brady
"We played 36 holes at Champions Gate. The International course was superior to the National course. Both courses were in good condition. The International course outshined the National course."
 
4.3
GA Glen Azam
"The course was in good condition and the service was excellent."
 
4.3
PW Peter Walters
"Greens were awesome. "

Golf Tip: Develop Consistency with the 30 to 50 yard Wedge Shot

BH Updated
Golf Tip:  Develop Consistency with the 30 to 50 yard Wedge Shot

Having the ability to hit more consistent short wedge shots will lower your score significantly.  The 30 to 50 yard wedge shot falls right into our scoring zone area and is crucial to execute for scoring well.  This shot is typically challenging for the mid to high handicappers because the swing required is 1/2 to 3/4 of our regular swing, which becomes difficult to gauge.

So, if you find yourself hitting this shot too far, fat, short or if you feel like you’re totaling guessing as to the distance of this shot try the tip below the next time you’re practicing.

Simply feel your left elbow stay closer to your belly button to complete your backswing.  Typically, people who lose feel and control in this shot have their left arm out of position. Their left arm will break down and tend to go too far back in the swing when completing the backswing.  When this occurs, the club is swung too much with the arms and not enough with the body, which makes the swing disconnected.  By feeling the left elbow stay on the mid-section of the body at the top of the backswing, you will feel more connected and your arms and body will work in sync with each other.

So remember, to hit more consistent short wedge shots, keep that left elbow close to your belly button at the completion of your backswing. 

Having the ability to hit it closer on this shot will greatly enhance your ability to score well.  Good luck and play well.

 


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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