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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

 
4.8
GW Gary Williams
"Outstanding course and very challenging. The staff was fantastic. "
 
4.8
JR John Rovira
"Greens were in good shape. Great layout and an enjoyable round of golf at Falcons Fire. "
 
4.7
DK Donald Koster
"Spectacular design and layout. A must play Orlando golf course. "
 
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. "
 
4.7
JR John Rovira
"Champions Gate was in good condition and has a challenging layout. Fun day of golf. We didn't have a chance to play the National course this trip."
 
4.7
DS Dave Santos
"The greens were flawless. Very impressed. A little rough around the edges, but tees, fairways and greens were very nice. Good value compared to other courses in the area."
 
3.7
LC Leigh Coonan
"Fun layout in good condition. Experience was tainted by slow play and indifferent attitude of golf shop staff. Disappointing. Course conditions were good."
 
4.2
CQ Christopher Queen
"Excellent conditions and a fun golf course to play. Friendly staff."
 
4.7
JB Jeff Barzeski
"fantastic course in terrific shape. "
 
4.8
KW Kenneth Williams
"Well worth the accolades. The course is exceptional. A top 5 Orlando golf course to play. "
 
4.7
LC Leigh Coonan
"Outstanding course. Excellent conditions. "
 
4.7
NW Nigel Webber
"Outstanding course. Excellent conditions. "
 
4.7
JT John Travis
"Shingle Creek continues to be my favorite course in the Orlando area. Highly recommend to put on your list to play. Never disappoints. "
 
5.0
LC Leigh Coonan
"Amazing conditions. Staff was very friendly and helpful. 3rd time we have played Shingle Creek. 3 home runs!"
 
4.8
RD Ron Dean
"Awesome day of golf. A beautiful course. Everyone was friendly and helpful."
 
4.7
CC Chris Casey
"A fun day at a really nice Orlando golf course. One of my favorite golf course designs in Florida. Greens were nice, layout is fun and staff was pleasent."

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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