Tranquilo at Four Seasons
Rolling fairways, large, undulating greens and a lush setting of woodlands and lakes combine for a calming experience. After a round, dine and drink at Plancha, an upscale Cuban eatery in the clubhouse. www.fourseasonsorlando. com. 3451 Golf View Drive, 407.313.7777.
ORANGE COUNTY NATIONAL— Three distinct courses include the Crooked Cat, a winding, links-style course offering unpredictable play and a memorable back nine; Panther, 7,295 yards of notable vegetation, landscapes and elevations; and Tooth, a nine-hole executive course on a man-made lake that is great for warm-up, practice and kids. www.ocngolf.com. 16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, 407.656.2626. MYSTIC DUNES GOLF CLUB— Designed by Champions Tour Player and NBC golf analyst Gary Koch and highly rated by Golf Digest magazine, the par-72 course is distinguished by 80-foot elevation changes, rolling sand dunes, mature oaks and large wetland areas. www.mysticdunesgolf.com. 7600 Mystic Dunes Lane, 407.787.5678. REUNION RESORT— Three courses are designed by the biggest names in golf. Arnold Palmer’s Legacy Course is a 6,916-yard, par-72, 18-hole course with dramatic, rolling hills. Jack Nicklaus’ Tradition Course is smooth with long horizon lines, tempting you to hit big. Tom Watson’s 7,257-yard, par-72 Independence Course hosts a variety of bunkers and large greens. www.reunionresort.com. 7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion, 407.662.1000. SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB— Newly renovated with the Arnold Palmer Design Company, the course at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort features tournament conditions, complimentary valet, a GPS yardage system and onsite resort and spa. www.shinglecreekgolf.com. 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.9933. ROYAL ST. CLOUD GOLF LINKS—” The #1 Rated Links Course in Orlando” by Buick Style & Review magazine. For players who appreciate the historic courses of the British Isles, they’ll love the 27 holes of this spectacular links design, all on emeraldgreen fairways and silky-smooth greens and with four tee choices from 7,103 yards to 5,059 yards. www.royalstcloudgolflinks.com. 5310 Michigan Ave., St. Cloud, 407.891.7010. SOUTHERN DUNES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB— Designed by Steve Smyers, it’s consistently recognized by Golf Digest, Golf Week, and Links magazines as one of Florida’s best. The hillside layout stretches over 7,200 yards with 100 feet of elevation changes and great views of fairways. Fast rolling greens test even the most experienced golfer. www.southerndunes.com. 2888 Southern Dunes Blvd., Haines City, 800.632.6400. STREAMSONG GOLF RESORT— This 16,000-acre resort in Central Florida features two signature golf courses and a hotel and spa. Located on a former mining site, the unique courses feature dramatic topography, Links-style fairways and fast, true greens. Caddies strongly encouraged. www. streamsongresort.com. 1000 Streamsong Drive, Bowling Green, 888.294.6322. THE LEGNDS AT ORANGE LAKE RESORT— The crown jewel of this multi-course golf club is The Legends, featuring the Links and the Pines designed by Arnold Palmer. Reminiscent of an old Scottishstyle course, the Links contains one of the longest holes in Florida. The Pines is tree-lined nearly every step of the way. www.orangelake.com. 8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway 192, Kissimmee, 407.239.0000. WALDORF ASTORIA GOLF CLUB— This Rees Jonesdesigned, 18-hole, 7,113-yard championship course is open to the public. The pine and cypress trees that line the fairways and bunkers are reminiscent of courses designed a century ago. www.waldorfastoriagolfclub.com. 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, 407.597.3783. WALT DISNEY WORLD GOLF- LAKE BUENA VISTA— Old-fashioned styling gives this course a countryclub feel. While technically shorter than other Disney courses, this combines ubiquitous water with narrow fairways to create a challenging game. www.golfwdw.com. Walt Disney World Resort, 407.939.4653. WALT DISNEY WORLD GOLF- OAK TRAIL— A ninehole, par-36 course, Oak Trail was designed with families in mind. All Disney courses are open to the public, regardless of whether you’re staying on Disney property. www.golfwdw.com. Walt Disney World Resort, 407.939.4653. WALT DISNEY WORLD GOLF- PALM— Shorter and tighter than Magnolia, the Palm is a classic Florida course with elevated greens, tees and lots of water. www.golfwdw.com. Walt Disney World Resort, 407.939.4653.