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Best Golf Courses in Orlando

Scott Luebke  
Falcons Fire Golf Club

With more than 100 golf courses in the Orlando golf marketplace, it can be a daunting task to find the best golf courses in Orlando.  We’ve summarized the findings from our parent website, Golf Orlando Florida.  Visit the Golf Orlando Florida to find a more detailed best golf courses in Orlando article.   The Orlando golf course rankings are based on a variety of variables including:  course conditions, course design, guest service experience, cost, playability, accessibility and location.  Here's your list of the best Orlando golf courses.

Top 10 Orlando Golf Courses

Orange County National 

Since opening in 1997, Orange County National consistently ranks among the best golf courses in Orlando.  Featuring 36 holes of golf, Orange County National challenges golf with 2 championship layouts surrounded by nature in a tranquil setting.  Orlando County National Golf Club has played host to the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010 PGA TOUR Qualifying School Finals.    If you are looking to get on the same day and play 36 holes in one day, Orange County National provides an excellent golf experience with impeccable conditions.

Shingle Creek Golf Club 

Open to daily fee and resort play, Shingle Creek Golf Club tops our list for Best Golf Course in Orlando.  Shingle Creek hits all the key points...course design, tournament quality conditions, first class service and a perfect location.   Located 10 minutes from the airport and just one mile from the Orange County Convention Center, Shingle Creek Golf Club merges the modern resort experience with the natural feel of the historic "Shingle Creek"...surrounded by nature and wildlife.  

Falcons Fire Golf Club     

Falcons Fire Golf Club was rated the 2016 Best Public Golf Course in Orlando by Golf Orlando Florida.  The Rees Jones Signature designed Falcon's Fire Golf Club features 6,901 yards of classic architecture, an exquisitely maintained course and year round playing conditions.  With its classic golf course design, unique terrain and year-round tournament playing conditions, Falcons Fire Golf Club is a must play Orlando golf course. 

Celebration Golf Club  

Designed by the father and son team of Robert Trent Jones, Sr and Jr, Celebration Golf Club opened in 1996 and has consistently been recognized as one of the top Orlando golf courses annually.  The meticulously maintained Celebration Golf Club is protectively bordered by native vegetation and natural wetlands. The natural golf setting is speckled with clusters of native oaks, pine and magnolia trees - a pristine, scenic wonder. With impeccable playing conditions, exceptional guest service and a natural setting, Celebration should be on the short list of courses to play in Orlando.

Tranquilo Golf Club    

Surrounded by native wildlife in a secluded, tranquil setting, Tranquilo Golf Club features varying elevation changes unique to Florida and meticulously maintained course conditions daily.   Located at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort, Tranquilo Golf Club is the newest addition to the Orlando golf landscape.  Formerly Disney’s Osprey Ridge golf course, the original Tom Fazio layout was redesigned, renovated and revitalized resulting in an enhanced golf experience meandering through native Florida wetlands.  

Grand Cypress Golf Club  

Featuring 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf, Grand Cypress is consistently one of the top Orlando golf courses.   The 27-hole North/South/East Course provides the ultimate test of accuracy while the 18-hole New Course provides a Scottish links masterpiece.  Grand Cypress Golf Club continues to be one of the best Orlando golf courses since opening in 1984.  

ChampionsGate Golf Club  

Highly regarded as a first class golf resort, ChampionsGate Golf Club is home to both the National and International Courses. Greg Norman designed the 36 holes of golf to offer golfers a blend of tradition and modern elements creating a unique golf experience.  ChampionsGate has consistently ranked as a Top 10 Orlando golf course since opening in 2000.

Ritz-Carlton Golf Club  

Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is set within the pristine Headwaters of the Florida Everglades and surrounded by magnificent pines, palmettos, and live oaks.   Designed by Greg Norman, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club combines an array of features to provide a challenging yet fair test of golf. The course requires players to think their way through an array of water hazards, strategically placed bunkers, and demanding greens complexes, always meticulously groomed.  

Southern Dunes Golf Club 

It should be no surprise to any Orlando golfer that Southern Dunes Golf Club appears on our list of best golf courses in Orlando.  The nationally recognized Steve Smyers' championship design has been a favorite since opening in 1993.  Southern Dunes rolling fairways carve through large sandy scrub areas to create a "Dunes" atmosphere amid a challenging, well groomed championship golf course. Located 25 minutes from Orlando, Southern Dunes Golf Club continues to receive numerous awards and accolades annually.

Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club opened with lofty expectations in 2011 and hasn’t disappointed.  With immaculate playing conditions, a classic course design and exceptional service levels, this Rees Jones championship design remains as one of the Top 10 Orlando golf courses.   If cost is no object, the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club should be placed near the top of your checklist of must play Orlando golf courses.

 

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Grand Cypress Golf Club
Champions Gate Golf Club
Shingle Creek Golf Club
Tranquilo Golf Club
Celebration Golf Club
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