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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

 
4.3
BS Ben Stewart
"The course was spectacular. Unfortunately, the pace of play was not. A course worth playing."
 
4.5
JS Joel Seligman
"Course was in good shape. Played Legends last year and Reserve this year. Legends was overrated in my opinion. Reserve course was a nice surprise."
 
4.7
DD Dave Durland
"First timer at Shingle Creek. We will play it again next year. Truly outstanding!"
 
4.8
PS Peter Shafer
"Course conditions were fabulous. $$$$$ will prevent a return trip."
 
4.8
LO Larry Oberto
"If not the best in Orlando, it's one of the best courses in the Orlando area."
 
4.8
NS Ned Simpson
" I played Mystic Dunes several years ago.  I liked the layout, but the greens were in poor shape.  I decided to give it another try.  Greens were in fantastic shape and..."
 
4.8
JN Jenny Norman
"Great place to play. Would play again. The course exceeded our expectations."
 
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
JR Jon Russell
"The course conditions are superb and a great layout. The staff was very friendly and helpful. "
 
4.7
NW Nigel Webber
"Outstanding course. Excellent conditions. "
 
4.7
TS Tony Stevenson
"Well worth the accolades. "
 
4.7
IP Irv Painter
"Great Course, well maintained. A step above. The only downside is the price. "
 
4.5
TS Terri Swilor
"We play this course annually and we were not disappointed this trip. The course was in great shape and we will return next year."
 
5.0
LC Leigh Coonan
"Amazing conditions. Staff was very friendly and helpful. 3rd time we have played Shingle Creek. 3 home runs!"
 
4.5
JR John Rovira
"Southern Dunes is a quality layout with plenty of bunker. The course was in good shape. The greens rolled smooth and the staff was friendly."
 
4.7
LS Larry Shoulders
"Shingle Creek and OCN were my two favorite courses in Orlando. Both are must plays in Orlando."

Golf Tip: Relax The Arms For More Distance

BH Updated

Does your plan of hitting an extra long drive backfire more than succeed?  Usually when we’re trying to get a little more distance out of our drives we end up creating more tension in our swing, resulting in slower clubhead speed and less distance.

If you find this to be the case in your golf swing, try the following tips.

First, try producing less pressure and tension in your grip.  Gripping the club too tightly will cause your forearms and shoulders to become restricted, thus resulting in a shorter turn in the backswing.   The grip pressure is similar to taking a banana, peeling it, and gripping the banana without putting any fingerprints on it.  When done properly, you will feel more relaxed in your arms when gripping the club in your set up.

Secondly, at the top or completion of your backswing, eliminate tension in your arms by making them feel as if they are wet noodles.  Staying relaxed at this point of the swing will help you sync your arms with your body efficiently.

Working the two tips above will help create more clubhead speed without swinging harder at the ball and get the little added distance when you really need it.

As always, if you’re struggling with your golf game, please contact our golf professional staff to set up private lessons.  We are more than happy to help you with the improvement of your golf game.  A private lesson program can help you focus your thoughts on sound fundamentals that will help improve your game.

 

 


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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