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Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2021"

Celebration Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Orange County National

"36 Holes of Award Winning Golf"

Champions Gate Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

"Top 5 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

 
4.5
JG Jason Gilbert
"Great resort course in great shape. Liked the International course over National. An enjoyable 36 holes of golf."
 
4.8
JM Joseph Mccarten
"Awesome course. Course conditions were extremely good and service was exceptional. A good day of golf."
 
4.7
NW Nigel Webber
"Outstanding course. Excellent conditions. "
 
4.5
WR William Radar
"Awesome."
 
4.5
MK Michael Kramer
"One of the best golf courses in Florida. Layout is fantastic and greens were smooth."
 
5.0
LP Luke Presnal
"Great service and value. Course was in terrific condition."
 
4.3
PW Peter Walters
"Greens were awesome. "
 
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."
 
3.5
RS Ryan Stasch
"very disappointed. The course was in poor condition. This used to be one of the better Orlando golf courses. "
 
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
DH Don Hansen
"One of the best in the area. Great condition. Want to play again and again. "
 
5.0
BM Bob Morris
"Our group of 12 loved Shingle Creek. Immaculate course conditions. The best course and service of all the Orlando golf courses we have played."
 
4.5
JR Jon Russell
"Excellent condition and layout. "
 
4.2
MD Marilyn Davie
"Outstanding course and facility. Really enjoyed the golf course. The staff was nice but not overly helpful. The food in the restaurant was good."
 
4.7
MT Matt Taylor
"The staff was friendly and the course was in great condition. One of the top Orlando golf courses."
 
4.5
TS Terri Swilor
"This course is amazing. Highly recommended. "

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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