Tran­quilo at Four Sea­sons

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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.oc­n­ 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.mys­tic­dunes­ 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.­union­re­ 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.shin­gle­creek­ 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.roy­al­st­cloud­ 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.south­ern­ 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. stream­songre­ 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.or­ange­ 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.wal­dor­fas­to­riagolf­ 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. 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. 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. Walt Dis­ney World Re­sort, 407.939.4653.

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