Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2023"

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 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 most recently, a 2023 LIV Golf Tour Event. The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece incorporating rolling...
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)
Welcome to ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Featuring 36 holes of championship golf just minutes from the Walt Disney World resort area. The International golf course, a masterpiece designed by the legendary Greg Norman, stands as a testament to...
Celebration Golf Club
 
4.5 (54)
Nestled in the quaint town of Celebration, Florida, Celebration Golf Club stands as an exceptional Orlando golf course, a testament to the collaborative brilliance of renowned golf architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. Opened in 1996, this upscale golfing haven...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.5
AK Anthony Korologos
"Fun, challenging course and the service was top notch. Play was a bit slow because of windy conditions. "
 
4.0
CQ Christopher Queen
"The course was nice and the staff was friendly. Nothing special. "
 
4.3
JD John Diaz
"A good course with a unique layout. As an average golfer I preferred the Reserve course over the Legends course at Orange Lake. The Legends course didn't justify the substantial price increase...."
 
5.0
TS Tony Stevenson
"Orange County National should be the first course booked in Orlando. It is a must play golf course "
 
4.5
EM Edgar Milligan
"Great golf course and great staff. Really enjoyed this course."
 
5.0
IP Irv Painter
"Good golf conditions and fun layout. Reasonable greens fee. Recommend you play it. "
 
4.8
BS Ben Stewart
"This course is an absolute gem. Great layout and conditions were excellent. Tremendous service. "
 
4.5
MD Marilyn Davie
"One of the better courses we played. Fun course to play and the staff was friendly. Make sure to stay out of the bunkers. The greens were a little quick for..."
 
4.7
DK Drew Keaffaber, PGA
"MetroWest Golf Club in southwest Orlando is one of my favorite courses to play because it is a bomber's paradise! On most holes, you can literally hit it anywhere. The..."
 
4.8
VD Vic Daubert
"This was the best course we played all week. Fantastic day of golf."
 
4.7
GF Gene Feinstein
"Falcons Fire is always a fun course to play. "
 
4.8
TP Tom Pogge
"Excellent layout and terrific course conditions just minutes from the Gaylord Palms resort we stayed at. The greens were terrific. "
 
4.3
SD Stacy Diekmann
"Course conditions were beautiful. Very steep price."
 
4.7
LO Larry Oberto
"The international course is a special course. Very good condition with some memorable holes."
 
4.7
JN Jenny Norman
"Panther Lake was in excellent condition.The staff was very helpful and friendly. Would play it again."
 
4.5
BM Brendan Mayes
"Great day of golf. From the time we arrived until the time we left, this place was first class! Great course, great service."

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Buried Bunker Shot High

BH Updated

You may snicker at the title of this tip as a buried lie shot the bunker can be intimidating and just getting out could seem impossible.  I would like to show you a technique to not only hit the shot, but to be able to hit the shot with some height to it so that you can clear a high lip if necessary.  

The reality of it all is that this is really a pretty easy shot, if you understand the proper technique.  In fact, most of our fear is a result of a lack of knowledge.  If we have the proper knowledge on how to execute, our confidence increases.  So let’s increase your knowledge and confidence so that you have a positive attitude in approaching this shot.

Select a sand wedge with a 56 degree or 60 degree loft.  Take a stance that is slightly open to the target and open the clubface more than normal.  

With a very open clubface, you will actually try to hit the ball with the hosel of the club.  Your goal is to swing the hosel slightly behind the ball into the sand and let the club dig.  This is the first part to the secret of hitting this shot high.   

The second part has to do with your finish.  The finish should be very short; you want to actually want to feel like you are leaving the clubhead in the sand.  Trying to make a long high finish will not elevate the ball out of the buried bunker situation and will actually have an adverse affect.  A common fault with most golfers is that they will try to help the ball out of the sand.  So to execute this properly, you will have the sensation that your club will remain in the sand or you will try to bury your clubhead, hosel first into the sand.

When done correctly, the ball will come out of the sand higher with no spin or a knuckle ball.  So you have to play for the fact that when the ball hits the ground it will roll a good 10 to 15 feet on a normal length shot.  

This can be a difficult concept to understand and execute, but with a little practice time you will be amazed at how well the ball will come out.