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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

 
3.5
DK Donald Koster
"Fantastic layout but mediocre conditions. Good for the high handicapper. "
 
4.8
MK Michael Kramer
"Greens were awesome and the fairways were nice. A few of the bunkers were an issue, but everything else was great. "
 
4.7
BL Bob Luchel
"Loved this course. Hope to play it again one day. Pure golf. "
 
4.7
PS Peter Shafer
"Excellent course conditions! The best course we played in Orlando. Excellent condition!"
 
4.8
JG John Gola
"Unbelievable golf experience. Course was in great shape and staff was nice. "
 
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. "
 
4.8
MS Mike Swain
"A great place with excellent service and tournament like conditions."
 
4.5
LS Larry Shoulders
"Falcons Fire was fun to play and in very good condition. Greens were smooth."
 
4.5
KR Kelly Rogers
"Very pleased by the golf course. It was in nice condition. Customer service was average at best. "
 
4.8
JN Jenny Norman
"Great place to play. Would play again. The course exceeded our expectations."
 
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..."
 
4.7
LS Larry Shoulders
"Shingle Creek and OCN were my two favorite courses in Orlando. Both are must plays in Orlando."
 
4.7
RJ Ralph Johnson
"Course was in great shape. The best conditions we played on our trip."
 
4.5
BJ Bill Jackson
"Great golf course and great staff. Really enjoyed this course."
 
4.7
GM George MacKenzie
"Generous fairways and greens. Greens were some of the best in Orlando. Very fun! "
 
4.2
MD Marilyn Davie
"Outstanding course and facility. Really enjoyed the golf course. The staff was nice but not overly helpful. The food in the restaurant was good."

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.


 

Teaching since 1995, Scott has taught 1,000+ golf lessons (private, semi-private, group).  Scott has served as the PGA Head Professional at MetroWest Golf Club and the PGA Director of Golf at Hunter’s Creek Golf Club prior to his role as President of Golf Orlando Florida.

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