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
IP Irv Painter
"Among the best courses we play in Orlando. Played since the Osprey Ridge days. Always in good condition and now in great condition."
 
4.8
SB Stan Bauder
"Wonderful golf course in great condition. One of the best in Orlando. Pace of play was a little bit slow due. Course was very busy."
 
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..."
 
4.5
JN Jenny Norman
"A beautiful course in good condition. The pace of play was a bit slow, but the staff was friendly and helpful."
 
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..."
 
4.5
DK David Kitamura
"This course is amazing. Bunkers everywhere, so keep it in the fairway. Highly recommended. "
 
4.7
BP Bill Platt
"Love the course, facility and service. Crooked Cat was great too. Must play course. "
 
3.7
CW Chuck Weeks
"Good course in good condition. Pace of play was slow and didn't see a ranger during our round. "
 
4.2
EC Eric Cunningham
"Good course close to the airport. Fun layout "
 
4.5
DK Donald Koster
"The layout of the course was challenging and the conditions were splendid."
 
4.7
DK Drew Keaffaber, PGA
"MetroWest Golf Club in southwest Orlando is one of my favorite courses to play because it is a bomber's paradise! On most holes, you can literally hit it anywhere. The..."
 
4.8
JB Jeff Brady
"Fantastic golf course! I played the old Osprey Ridge course and it was good. The course conditions have improved greatly and the service was exceptional."
 
4.7
CE Chris Evans
"Course conditions, layout and aesthetics were excellent. Greens rolled true and fast. Fairways were plush. "
 
4.8
KW Kenneth Williams
"Well worth the accolades. The course is exceptional. A top 5 Orlando golf course to play. "
 
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. "
 
4.0
PS Perry Spears
"A very well maintained golf course with an enjoyable layout. The only negative is the slow play and lack of rangers on the course."

Golf Tip: Proper Impact Position in the Golf Swing

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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.