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

 
4.8
NW Nigel Webber
"Our group of 12 loved this course. Great condition and fun layout. We're putting Falcon's Fire on our list next year."
 
4.5
IP Irv Painter
"One of the better courses we played on our trip. A fun layout in great condition. "
 
4.7
BD Bernard Dalton
"Extremely well kept course that is challenging enough to keep even the most avid golfer intrigued. "
 
4.0
GL Greg Locke
"A nice course in decent condition. Better courses to play in the area. "
 
3.7
MC Matt Curtis
"Celebration has always been in good condition and the course has a good layout. The pace of play was a problem and the staff didn't seem to care. "
 
4.7
JB Jeff Barzeski
"fantastic course in terrific shape. "
 
4.8
AK Anthony Korologos
"Loved the layout. Conditions were very nice. Staff was very helpful and friendly. "
 
4.7
PS Perry Spears
"Very nice course with fast greens. Good times! One of the best courses I have played. "
 
4.7
MS Mike Swain
"A true golfers golf course. Great condition!"
 
4.3
JF Jerry Finch
"A little too expensive but the course was in excellent condition and we liked the layout. The staff was terrific. "
 
4.8
JB Jeff Brady
"The Panther Lake course at OCN was fantastic. Impressive golf course and practice area. We will definitely return and play Orange County National again. Next time, we will make sure to play..."
 
4.2
JR Joe Reardon
"Course was in good shape. A little bit of a drive from Orlando but not too far. A challenging layout with numerous bunkers. "
 
4.5
JH John Horrell
"Course was in very good shape and provided a challenge."
 
4.5
JS John Stanka
"The course conditions are superb and a great layout. The staff was very friendly and helpful. "
 
4.8
MW Michael Walter
"Fantastic course and staff! Impeccable conditions. "
 
2.8
VS Val Scarr
"Greens were in dreadful condition. Looks like they lost them. I wish they would have told us about greens condition on the phone. Will not be returning."

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.