The Top 10 Golf Courses in Orlando
For any golf enthusiast planning a visit to Central Florida, the trip can’t be considered complete without a visit to the local links. These are the top ten golf courses near Orlando that you shouldn’t skip!
Central Florida’s oldest public golf course has been around since the 1920s but was renovated a decade ago to keep it interesting for modern golfers. From the moment you step onto the green here, you are interacting with a piece of modern history.
Wrapping around three sides of the Orlando World Center Marriott, the course boasts water in play on 15 out of its 18 holes and the entire back nine. The water views make it ideal for visitors to the area who want to get a real Florida feeling without venturing outside of Orlando to the beach.
Growing in popularity each year, the Stream Strong property boasts two golf courses that were voted into the Top 100 of Golf Magazine. Streamstrong Red was designed to work with the natural landscape to create a remarkable course, while Streamstrong Blue is made to challenge with rising peaks and twisting contours.
Designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman. The Ritz-Carlton course is set in some of the natural wetlands native to the area and packs challenging holes into the area around ponds and local wildlife.
Walt Disney World is the site of the PGA Tour’s FUNAI Classic and offers something for golfers at any level. You’ll find five championship golf courses to play here: Eagle Pines, Lake Buena Vista, Magnolia, Osprey Ridge, and Palm. If you’re planning a week long vacation with the family, plan to visit as many of these courses as you can.
Champions Gate is home to two championship golf courses designed by Greg Norman. The larger community, also called Champions Gate, has plenty of shopping and dining options to keep the whole family busy as you play.
This top Orlando golf spot is a must visit that includes something for golfers of every level, including two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole short course, several onsite instruction schools, and the largest driving range and practice facility in America.
This golf club located at the Grand Cypress Resort features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf with four unique course combinations to make every visit unique. If you’re a frequent visitor to Orlando, this course will keep you guessing every time you play.
Located at Wyndham Palms Resort and Country Club, this 18-hole course has an eastern, front-nine reminiscent of “low country-style” Carolina courses, plus a western back-nine with a British Isles links style—both designed by Champions Tour professional and NBC golf analyst Gary Koch.
A must play course for any golf enthusiast, Bay Hill is one of the most popular courses on the PGA Tour. This course is home to the Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament (formerly known as Bay Hill Invitational Tournament) and has been the winter home of the Palmer family since 1976. While it doesn’t offer the stunning landscapes of some other local courses, Bay Hill challenges even the most skilled golfer. A trip to Orlando just isn’t complete for golfers without visiting the 18th hole on this course.
If you find yourself in love with one of these top golf courses, and living closer is something you’d like to explore, the Core Group can help. Click here to find out more about living in the Orlando area.