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
LP Luke Presnal
"Simply outstanding. Great course conditions and great staff."
 
4.7
DT David Tien
"Wonderful golf course in great condition. One of the best I played in Orlando. "
 
4.3
DT David Tien
"Highly recommend playing this course. Very impressive course conditions! The best conditioned course we played in Orlando. Pace of play was a little slower on a windy day. "
 
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..."
 
3.8
DK Donald Koster
"the golf course was enjoyable to play. Nothing special but still fun. "
 
4.0
TW Tom Walker
"I enjoyed playing Falcon's Fire. The layout was fun and forgiving and the overall condition of the course was good. The greens were very firm though. Supposedly, that is to be..."
 
4.8
SK Scott Knowles
"Splendid golf course in great condition and warm welcome from the staff. The greens were smooth and quick. I would recommended to my golfing friends. Pace of play was a bit slow...."
 
4.7
BL Bob Luchel
"Excellent golf course. Great layout. Very challenging. One of the top courses I have played in Orlando."
 
5.0
ML Matt Lange
"Words cannot describe the quality or course conditions and guest service. Everything was first rate. The greens were exceptional. The best of the 5 courses we played in Orlando."
 
4.7
GA Glen Azam
"Great layout! Immaculate conditions. A notch above all other courses I've played in Orlando. It would be nice to have a few shorter par 3s to offer variety. "
 
4.7
BL Bob Luchel
"The course was in good condition and I will be back to play again. Greens seemed thin in a few areas but rolled true. "
 
4.7
GM Greg Mitchell
"The course was in great shape. I've played several RTJ designed courses. This was my favorite of all. The staff was friendly and the food in the restaurant was good."
 
4.5
JG Jason Gilbert
"Great resort course in great shape. Liked the International course over National. An enjoyable 36 holes of golf."
 
4.7
SB Scott Baker
"Outstanding course. Very well maintained with great greens."
 
4.7
LB Larry Brantley
"Loved this course. Hope to play it again one day. Pure golf."
 
4.3
VS Val Scarr
"A good distance from Orlando. The course was nice."

Golf Tip: Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

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Golf Tip:  Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

The secret to hitting great golf shots is to develop a consistent and proper impact position.  Being in the proper impact position will greatly enhance our ability to hit solid golf shots.  All my lessons are geared to get our students in the proper impact position.  If you look at all the PGA Tour players, they may all have different backswings and different finishes, but they do have one thing in common:  a consistent proper impact position.

Here are the characteristics of a proper impact position:

  • Head position is in the correct position, just slightly behind the ball.
  • Left arm and the shaft of the club form a line
  • The back of the left wrist and knuckles feels “down and through” the shot
  • Your weight is shifting properly to the left foot.

On the contrary, most amateur players produce golf swings that have poor impact positions.

Here are the characteristics of a poor impact position and the results:

  • The head is either too far behind or in front of the ball, which can cause the ball to hook badly or hit a block shot which goes high to the right.
  • The left arm and shaft don’t form a straight line, this throws away power and creates weaker shorter shots.  Topping the ball is also a common result from an extreme breakdown in this position.
  • When the left wrist breaks down the wrist becomes flippy, this will hit the ball high and weak, a definite distance loser.
  • Improper weight shift and positioning is a big factor in losing distance.  If your weight does not transfer and stays on the right foot, you are going to hook the ball or hit high shots to the right.


So in essence, the golf swing is not necessarily trying to find the perfect backswing or the perfect finish.  Instead, we are in search of a consistent impact position.  Being conscience of the above proper impact positions will allow you to hit a more powerful golf shot.  Good luck and we’ll see you on the practice tee soon.