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

 
4.7
MK Michael Kramer
"The layout of the course was challenging. The course was in excellent condition. "
 
4.7
NS Ned Simpson
"Fun course surrounded by nature. The course was in tremendous condition and the staff was friendly. A little bit of a drive from Orlando, but that won't discourage us next time. One..."
 
4.7
TD Troy Davidson
"Great course and in excellent condition. Staff was very friendly."
 
4.0
DO Dave Olson
"Wonderful golf course. The course was in good shape but the greens were a little slow. The 19th hole food was tremendous. "
 
4.7
MT Matt Taylor
"We played both courses at Champions Gate. The International course was my favorite of the 2. A great day of 36 holes."
 
4.2
CC Chris Casey
"A fantastic course coming from the North. Forgiving off the tee as we shook the rust off. Greens were in nice condition, but bunkers are in need of more sand. MetroWest keeps..."
 
4.8
MD Marilyn Davie
"Our ladies group loves this course. Always play it and will play it again next year. The staff is always very welcoming and hospitable. "
 
4.7
GA Glen Azam
"We were very impressed by the pristine condition of the course. The service was exceptional. Great value compared to some of the other top Orlando golf courses. "
 
5.0
GW Gary Williams
"Shingle Creek was our favorite course in Orlando. Staff was fantastic from arrival to departure. Greens were smooth like a billiard table and the fairways were plush. Enjoyed a replay round for..."
 
4.8
MR Miranda Ray
"The golf course and staff were top notch."
 
4.3
TJ Tim Johnson
"A nice course a short drive from Orlando. Greens were in great shape. Bunkers needed some help, but the rest of the course was great, especially for the price."
 
4.7
EM Edgar Milligan
"Fun course to play. "
 
4.5
JM Joseph Mccarten
"Great course layout. Excellent condition. "
 
5.0
DM David Mumford
"Very impressive course. Fun, challenging course and the service was very friendly."
 
4.5
PS Peter Shafer
"Good golf course offering great value. Will play it again."
 
4.7
GB Gene Beckett
"Shingle Creek was in amazing condition, especially the greens. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Fun design surrounded by plenty of nature. Pace of play was a little slow as we played..."

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Golf Ball From a Sidehill Lie with the Ball Below the Feet

SL Updated


In our previous golf lesson article I discussed how to hit a golf ball off an uphill lie.  Hopefully, you had a chance to practice hitting balls off the uphill lie.  Now, I will discuss how to hit a golf ball from a sidehill lie with the ball below the feet.

When you face this type of sidehill lie, the ball lies below your feet.  The address position relating to the ball and clubhead positions should be the same as a level lie.  Ball position should be in the center of your stance.  Because of the sidehill lie, your body will need to bend more at the hips to reach the ball.

Because of the slope, your weight has a tendency to move toward your toes.  This results in the ball going to the right of your target line.  Because golfers have to bend more than normal, there is a tendency to stand further away from the ball.  In fact, golfers should stand slightly closer to the ball to achieve the desired results.  Standing closer forces your weight away from your toes and places it closer to the heels allowing for better balance throughout the swing.

Align to the left of the target to compensate for the left to right ball flight and swing thru to the target line.

As I stated in the previous article, unusual golf shots can be mentally challenging for golfers.  With most driving ranges offering only level lies, golfers rarely practice these shots.  Tip:  play a late twilight round and practice hitting some shots off a sidehill lie.