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Shingle Creek Golf Club

"Best Golf Course in Orlando 2018"

Celebration Golf Club

"Top 10 Orlando Golf Course"

Orange County National

"36 Holes of Award Winning Golf"

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

"Top 5 Orlando Golf Course"

Champions Gate 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 was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play."  The Panther Lake Golf Course is a 7350-yard masterpiece incorporating...
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 the exception...
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...
Grand Cypress Golf Club
 
4.7 (44)
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Grand Cypress Golf Club is annually rated as one of the best Orlando golf courses. The traditional layout of the North, South, and East Nines at Grand Cypress Golf Club offer a variety of mental...

Orlando Golf Course Reviews

 
5.0
RS Ryan Stasch
"Top notch service and course conditions. The staff and course are just outstanding. The best conditioned course we played in Orlando. Flawless! "
 
4.8
CR Chris Robinson
"Played all 36 holes at Champions Gate and could not ask for more. Liked the stark difference of the National and International courses. International course would be best option if you only..."
 
4.5
WR William Radar
"Awesome."
 
4.7
LC Leigh Coonan
"Beautiful course! Played Falcons Fire last year and conditions were okay. Much better this year! Glad we gave it another shot."
 
4.5
GB Gene Beckett
"The Legends was enjoyable to play. Great design in good condition. A course I want to play again."
 
4.3
MB Max Benson
"After hearing all the high praise for Falcons Fire I expected more. My expectations were high and the course fell a little bit short. The golf course is in good condition...."
 
4.8
JR John Rovira
"Greens were in good shape. Great layout and an enjoyable round of golf at Falcons Fire. "
 
4.5
VG Vince Garber
"Grand Cypress is one of my favorite golf courses. Very nice course with fast greens. Enjoyed the North/South course instead of the New course. "
 
3.7
GM George MacKenzie
"The course has been in a lot better condition in the past. The layout is fun and somewhat challenging. "
 
4.2
SM Steve Margino
"A little disappointed by the overall experience. My expectations were a little high going into the round. The course was in good condition, but not great. The greens rolled excellent, but it..."
 
4.7
BL Bob Luchel
"Awesome course. Course conditions were extremely good and service was exceptional. A good day of golf. "
 
4.7
JS Jody Smith
"A good course in a good location close to our hotel. We enjoyed the golf course."
 
4.7
MW Matt Wilson
"A really good layout. The course conditions and staff were tremendous. "
 
4.7
GF Gene Feinstein
"Falcons Fire is always a fun course to play. "
 
4.8
BJ Bill Jackson
"One of the better golf courses in Orlando. Very nice! Falcons Fire has a good layout and good course conditions. The staff was friendly and helpful. "
 
4.5
JR John Rovira
"Southern Dunes is a quality layout with plenty of bunker. The course was in good shape. The greens rolled smooth and the staff was friendly."

Golf Lesson: How to Hit a Golf Ball off an Uphill Lie

SL Updated

The uphill lie and stance can be confusing for golfers.  The awkward lie angle naturally changes the swing plane.  Here’s a good method to hit a golf ball off an uphill lie with better precision.

When you face an uphill lie, the golf ball lies above 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 hill, your body will be in a straighter or more erect position.  Grip down on the club.  By gripping down on the club you can be closer to the ball and the steepness of the hill grade is reduced.

When swinging from this lie, your swing will have a flatter plane.  This results in a hook spin making the ball go to the left.  Align to the right of the target to compensate for the hooking ball flight.  Make sure you swing along your target line.  The tendency for golfers is to align to the right and swing to the desired finish position...the pin.  This results in a pull hook.

If you would like to reduce the hook spin on the ball, there are a few things that you can do.  At setup, slightly open the clubhead to the target line.  Keep in mind, an open clubface has higher loft, so the ball will fly at a higher trajectory and lost some distance.  It is advised to use a lower lofted iron to compensate for the difference of the open club face.

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 on a hilly course.  This provides an opportunity to hit a few extra shots that will make all the difference during your next round of golf.


 

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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