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

 
4.7
SB Stan Bauder
"excited to play this course again!"
 
4.5
JH James Hopley
"Our group of 8 loved this course. Orange County National was a very good condition. "
 
4.3
ML 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."
 
4.3
AS Alan Smith
"fun layout and good conditions. A bit of a hike to get there but worth it. "
 
4.7
WR William Radar
"Course in fantastic condition. One that should be on your list to play."
 
4.8
MR Miranda Ray
"The golf course and staff were top notch."
 
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..."
 
4.8
VD Vic Daubert
"This was the best course we played all week. Fantastic day of golf."
 
5.0
J John
"Outstanding course. Played it April 2014 so fairways slightly tired after season which the golf shop advised was the case before we played. Still in great shape though coming over from a..."
 
3.8
AS Alan Smith
"The course was in good condition and the staff was nice. "
 
4.7
KH Kyle Harrell
"The course was in excellent shape, the layout is fun and the staff was friendly. A good day of golf. "
 
5.0
DK Drew Keaffaber, PGA
"I will always remember my first time playing Bay Hill. Arnold Palmer was always my Father's favorite and my middle name is Palmer because of Arnie. So when I was..."
 
4.3
SD Stacy Diekmann
"The course was in exceptional condition and I will be back to play again"
 
4.8
VD Vic Daubert
"The golf course and staff were top notch. Wonderful day of golf."
 
4.5
PS Peter Shafer
"Good golf course offering great value. Will play it again."
 
4.7
KD Kevin Dickson
"Excellent conditions and a fun golf course to play. The staff was very accommodating. Preferred International over National course. More interesting."

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.