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

 
3.8
JS John Stanka
"Course was in excellent shape. Staff could have been friendlier. Pace of play was slow and no ranger to be seen is the main drawback. "
 
4.8
LO Larry Oberto
"Excellent. Every thing was first class especially the golf course."
 
5.0
GF Gene Feinstein
"Southern Dunes was excellent."
 
4.7
BP Bill Platt
"Love the course, facility and service. Crooked Cat was great too. Must play course. "
 
4.7
JB Jeff Brady
"We played 36 holes at Champions Gate. The International course was superior to the National course. Both courses were in good condition. The International course outshined the National course."
 
4.5
JH John Horrell
"Course was in very good shape and provided a challenge."
 
4.2
LB Larry Brantley
"Fun, challenging course and the service was top notch. "
 
4.7
GM Greg Mitchell
"The course conditions at Panther Lake were immaculate. A must play golf course in Orlando. Orange County National is on our short list with Shingle Creek and Champions Gate for our next..."
 
5.0
KH Kristini Hsu
"We had a fantastic day of golf and it was highlighted by first class service. Everyone from the valet parkers, pro shop, starters, club cleaners and bartender were extremely friendly and..."
 
4.8
SK Shane Kopp
"A true Scottish experience in Florida. Everything at ChampionsGate was fantastic. The rough was a little rough, but that just added to the feel of Scotland. "
 
4.7
BS Ben Stewart
"Panther Lake was awesome. Didn't get a chance to play Crooked Cat. Next time were are playing all 36 holes at this wonderful golf course. A must play in Orlando."
 
4.8
VG Vince Garber
"An enjoyable golf course in great condition. Course conditions were tremendous. A must play Orlando golf course. "
 
4.7
DM David Mumford
"Very nice course. The windy conditions hurt pace of play, but course conditions were excellent. Service was exceptional from valet arrival to departure to the airport. "
 
4.2
BS Bruce Solomon
"Eagle Creek was in really good condition. "
 
4.7
AW Anthony Washburn
"Greens were in good shape. Great layout "
 
4.5
BD Brian Davidson
"A fun and challenging golf course. The course was in good condition and the staff was courteous."

Golf Tip: Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

BH Updated
Golf Tip:  Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

The secret to hitting great golf shots is to develop a consistent and proper impact position.  Being in the proper impact position will greatly enhance our ability to hit solid golf shots.  All my lessons are geared to get our students in the proper impact position.  If you look at all the PGA Tour players, they may all have different backswings and different finishes, but they do have one thing in common:  a consistent proper impact position.

Here are the characteristics of a proper impact position:

  • Head position is in the correct position, just slightly behind the ball.
  • Left arm and the shaft of the club form a line
  • The back of the left wrist and knuckles feels “down and through” the shot
  • Your weight is shifting properly to the left foot.

On the contrary, most amateur players produce golf swings that have poor impact positions.

Here are the characteristics of a poor impact position and the results:

  • The head is either too far behind or in front of the ball, which can cause the ball to hook badly or hit a block shot which goes high to the right.
  • The left arm and shaft don’t form a straight line, this throws away power and creates weaker shorter shots.  Topping the ball is also a common result from an extreme breakdown in this position.
  • When the left wrist breaks down the wrist becomes flippy, this will hit the ball high and weak, a definite distance loser.
  • Improper weight shift and positioning is a big factor in losing distance.  If your weight does not transfer and stays on the right foot, you are going to hook the ball or hit high shots to the right.


So in essence, the golf swing is not necessarily trying to find the perfect backswing or the perfect finish.  Instead, we are in search of a consistent impact position.  Being conscience of the above proper impact positions will allow you to hit a more powerful golf shot.  Good luck and we’ll see you on the practice tee soon.