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
JH Jason Hill
"A very challenging and nice course in good condition. The greens provided a challenge. Fun course."
 
5.0
DK Drew Keaffaber, PGA
"I will always remember my first time playing Bay Hill. Arnold Palmer was always my Father's favorite and my middle name is Palmer because of Arnie. So when I was..."
 
4.8
IT Itsuki Takahashi
"Shingle Creek was the best golf course we played in Orlando. The staff was very friendly and the course was in terrific condition. "
 
4.5
PS Perry Spears
"Very nice course. The windy conditions hurt pace of play, but course conditions were very good. Service was exceptional. "
 
5.0
TJ Tim Johnson
"Two words...Loved it! We had enough time to play both courses and were impressed by both courses. Panther Lake did stand out. Love the driving range too."
 
4.7
JH Jon Huber
"We stumbled upon The Legends from the site and we're glad we did. Our group loved the course design and conditions. Better than expected."
 
4.7
VS Val Scarr
"The conditions at Orange County National are first rate. Service was a little lackluster but course was prime."
 
4.7
AW Anthony Washburn
"Greens were in good shape. Great layout "
 
4.8
MR Miranda Ray
"The golf course and staff were top notch."
 
4.5
LS Larry Shoulders
"Falcons Fire was fun to play and in very good condition. Greens were smooth."
 
4.5
LB Larry Brantley
"Shingle Creek is on the best Orlando golf courses. The course is in excellent condition and the service is superb."
 
4.5
DK David Kitamura
"This course is amazing. Bunkers everywhere, so keep it in the fairway. Highly recommended. "
 
4.8
MD Marilyn Davie
"Our ladies group loves this course. Always play it and will play it again next year. The staff is always very welcoming and hospitable. "
 
4.7
IS IRVINE STRANG
"Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Easy phoned t-time and booking process, and offered range balls as part of the package. Easily teamed up with another single golfer on the day...."
 
4.7
GF Gene Feinstein
"Falcons Fire is always a fun course to play. "
 
4.3
JS John Stanka
"Course was in great shape. The best we played on our trip. The course was busy, so pace of play was the only drawback."

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.