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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

 
4.5
KH Kyle Harrell
"Pace of play was slow. Everything else was great! Course condition was immaculate. "
 
4.7
CW Chuck Weeks
"Excellent layout. We will play it again. Terrific condition of the fairways and greens. A must play golf course when playing in Orlando."
 
4.7
AS Alan Smith
"Great course! Greens were excellent. Would play it again. "
 
4.5
JJ Jeff James
"Course was in great shape. Top notch as usual."
 
4.7
AW Anthony Washburn
"Next year's trip will include Shingle Creek. Great golf experience from arrival to departure. The greens are spectacular!"
 
4.2
PW Peter Walters
"Fun layout and good conditions. "
 
4.8
VG Vince Garber
"This is one of my favorite golf courses in Orlando. It is always in fantastic condition and the staff has always been top notch. The greens are exceptional and the best greens..."
 
4.5
EJ Eddie Johnson
"The course was excellent and the staff was professional and friendly. "
 
4.7
IP Irv Painter
"Among the best courses we play in Orlando. Played since the Osprey Ridge days. Always in good condition and now in great condition."
 
4.0
JD John Diaz
"Both courses at Orange Lake were nice. I preferred the Reserve course over the Legends because of the price difference."
 
4.8
CC Chris Casey
"Wow! I would rate Shingle Creek the best golf course in Orlando. From tee to green, everything is first class. Staff was inviting and friendly. Course was in great condition. Not a..."
 
4.7
RD Ron Dean
"Outstanding course. Very well maintained."
 
4.7
SK Shane Kopp
"Didn't get a chance to play The Legends at Orange Lake during our last trip to Orlando. Glad we put it on the docket this time. A nice surprise. Thanks Golf Orlando..."
 
4.7
WR William Radar
"Course in fantastic condition. One that should be on your list to play."
 
4.7
JN Jenny Norman
"Make sure you play this course. One of the best in the Orlando area. Conditions are excellent and the staff is very friendly. "
 
4.3
SK Shane Kopp
"The greens were exceptional! A short drive from Orlando that is worth the trip."

Golf Tip: Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

BH Updated
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.

 


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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