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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...
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...
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...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.7
VD Vic Daubert
"The course was a pleasant surprise. Good price with a fun layout. Course was in good shape."
 
4.8
DS Dave Santos
"Best course in Orlando! Overall course conditions were great, especially the greens. We will play again and again."
 
4.8
ST Scott Tunesi
"Great layout! Immaculate conditions. A notch above all other course I've played in Orlando."
 
4.8
JC Jim Carroll
"Fun golf course to play, course conditions were spectacular. One of the best courses in Orlando."
 
3.5
DK David Kitamura
"Disappointed by the course conditions compared to other courses in the area. The layout was fun despite the slow play."
 
4.8
JG John Gola
"Unbelievable golf experience. Course was in great shape and staff was nice. "
 
4.5
JH Jason Hill
"Great layout. The course conditions and staff were both great."
 
4.7
JD John Diaz
"Top notch service and course conditions. The staff and course are just outstanding. A fantastic golf experience."
 
4.5
GB Gene Beckett
"The Legends was enjoyable to play. Great design in good condition. A course I want to play again."
 
4.5
KD Kevin Dickson
"The course was in great shape. The service levels didn't meet expectations with the price we paid. The course was worth the price, the service did not."
 
4.0
JS Joel Seligman
"The other Disney courses are better than this one. The layout was rather bland."
 
4.8
VG Vince Garber
"An enjoyable golf course in great condition. Course conditions were tremendous. A must play Orlando golf course. "
 
4.5
DC Dana Clark
"We've played this course in the past and will play it again on our next trip. Course conditions are flawless. "
 
4.5
JC Jerry Caldwell
"The 36 holes at OCN is a favorite of our travelling golf group."
 
5.0
RM Roger Marshall
"Played Shingle Creek several times. It continues to be my favorite course in Central Florida. The tees, fairways and greens are impeccable. 5 stars across the board. "
 
4.2
PH Paul Hodges
"The conditions at Orange County National is first rate. Service was a little lackluster and pace of play was a bit slow. "

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Buried Bunker Shot High

BH Updated

You may snicker at the title of this tip as a buried lie shot the bunker can be intimidating and just getting out could seem impossible.  I would like to show you a technique to not only hit the shot, but to be able to hit the shot with some height to it so that you can clear a high lip if necessary.  

The reality of it all is that this is really a pretty easy shot, if you understand the proper technique.  In fact, most of our fear is a result of a lack of knowledge.  If we have the proper knowledge on how to execute, our confidence increases.  So let’s increase your knowledge and confidence so that you have a positive attitude in approaching this shot.

Select a sand wedge with a 56 degree or 60 degree loft.  Take a stance that is slightly open to the target and open the clubface more than normal.  

With a very open clubface, you will actually try to hit the ball with the hosel of the club.  Your goal is to swing the hosel slightly behind the ball into the sand and let the club dig.  This is the first part to the secret of hitting this shot high.   

The second part has to do with your finish.  The finish should be very short; you want to actually want to feel like you are leaving the clubhead in the sand.  Trying to make a long high finish will not elevate the ball out of the buried bunker situation and will actually have an adverse affect.  A common fault with most golfers is that they will try to help the ball out of the sand.  So to execute this properly, you will have the sensation that your club will remain in the sand or you will try to bury your clubhead, hosel first into the sand.

When done correctly, the ball will come out of the sand higher with no spin or a knuckle ball.  So you have to play for the fact that when the ball hits the ground it will roll a good 10 to 15 feet on a normal length shot.  

This can be a difficult concept to understand and execute, but with a little practice time you will be amazed at how well the ball will come out.

 

 


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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