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Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2015"

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
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...
 
4.8 (105)
Falcons Fire Golf Club
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...
 
4.6 (58)
Orange County National (Panther Lake)
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...
 
4.7 (71)
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
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...
 
4.6 (33)
Champions Gate Golf Club International Course Orlando Florida
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...
 
4.6 (61)
Celebration Golf Club
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...
 
4.5 (54)
Grand Cypress Golf Club
The North, South, and East Nines at Grand Cypress Golf Club offer a variety of mental and physical stimuli that test accuracy rather than strength and distance. Grand Cypress features 45 championship holes of Orlando golf. The original North-South...
 
4.7 (44)
Orange County National (Crooked Cat)
The Crooked Cat course at Orange County National Golf Club is a tremendous complement to its more highly acclaimed sister course, Panther Lake. Both courses are considered among the top public golf courses in Orlando. Similar to Panther Lake,...
 
4.7 (37)
Grand Cypress Golf Club (New Course)
Set in the midst of an open meadow, the New Course at Grand Cypress is Jack Nicklaus' tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The New Course at Grand Cypress adds another dimension of play to...
 
4.7 (22)
Champions Gate Golf Club National Course Orlando
The National Course at Champions Gate Golf Club is a classic layout of America's finest destinations. A pleasure to play, the Champions Gate National Course is a cut above the rest with its majestic greens and long ranges. Champions Gate...
 
4.4 (19)

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
4.7
Irv Painter
"Fun course. Good for all skill levels. "
 
4.3
Larry Oberto
"A very fine golf course. Fun layout."
 
4.7
Matt Wilson
"This is a good course to play. Would recommend this course to everyone and will definitely play it again. Pace of play was a bit slow. Everything else was great."
 
4.7
Dennis Patrick
"A magnificent golf course. The best we played in our recent Orlando golf trip. Wish we scheduled 36 holes at Orange County National. Rave reviews from our entire group. We will return...."
 
4.7
Dave Dyson
"Nice course. The fairways and greens were in good shape."
 
4.0
Jeff James
"The course was nice until reaching the greens. The greens were rather brown and nearly unplayable. The layout was ok and the rest of the course conditions were nice."
 
4.3
Matt Lange
"Very good and difficult golf course but didn't meet my expectations for the price. Course conditions were very good. Better options and better value in the Orlando area."
 
4.2
John Horrell
"Nice course. Expected better though. "

Golf Lesson - How to Hit a Downhill Shot

Brad Hauer  
Golf Lesson - How to Hit a Downhill Shot

I’m often asked how to hit a down hill shot, especially after our members play the Conservatory.  As you know, the Conservatory can be very challenging with the down hill, up hill, and side hill lies.  For today’s tip, let’s get started with how to hit a down hill shot on the golf course, which I believe gives people the most trouble. 

Posture and stance are very key to the success of this shot.  Our overall goal is to make your body feel LEVEL to the slope of the ground throughout the whole swing, even beginning in the set up.  First, take a little wider stance so that you can keep your balance easier.  Next, feel the overall weight of your body positioned more towards the front leg.  You will have the sensation that you are slightly open to your target.  In regards to club selection, choose a club that is one less, so in other words, if the shot requires a 7 iron, hit an 8 iron.  The downward nature of the slope will automatically take off loft of the club you select.  The shaft of the club should feel as if it is leaning forward.

You must remember that when swinging, keeping your balance is very important.  So feel your center of your body lower to the ground while executing the swing.  The body should feel a more exaggerated sooner turn than normal so that you can avoid swaying during the shot with the hands and arms finishing more down the slope of the ground.

Remember, the slope of the ground can cause you to become very unbalanced during this shot.  Setting up properly, choosing the correct club and making the nice balanced turning golf swing with a lower finish will greatly increase your chances of executing this shot. 

Good luck and we’ll see you on the tee!!

 


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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