Whether you’re a golf pro or an avid fan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the top eight golf courses in Orlando during your next trip to the Sunshine State.
1. Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Tranquilo Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando pays homage to the Florida landscape through a Tom Fazio-designed course layout. This world-class course is also host to the LPGA Tour’s 2019 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Plus, for wildlife enthusiasts, the course is also a Certified Audubon Sanctuary.
While at Four Seasons Golf Club and Sport Club, sign up for a personal golf lesson or check out the 16-acre practice facility. If you’re serious about golfing, purchase a member and receive access to a variety of amenities including a fitness center, swimming pool, and complimentary classes.
2. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
The award-winning Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is home to a variety of golf amenities, along with an intricately designed 18-hole course. Throughout the Par 72 course, golfers will enjoy cypress trees, challenging contours, and other seamless natural elements highlighting the course’s history.
In addition, the club offers a pro shop with luxurious merchandise and other game necessities. While at one of the top Orlando golf courses, be sure to hit up the putting green and practice range to work on your technique.
3. Mission Inn Resort & Club - El Campeon Course
Known as one of the most challenging Orlando golf courses, golfers can’t get enough of the El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club. The 18-hole championship course is the mastermind of George O’Neill in 1917, with enhancements completed in 1926 by Charles E. Clarke. As a result, this is also one of the South’s oldest and most historic golf courses.
Golfers always anticipate the par 5, 17th hole with a long double dogleg with a multitude of obstacles. You may recognize the course from any of the PGA Tour or Golf Channel specials aired about it.
4. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes Orlando
With an unwavering commitment to the environment, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at the Grande Lakes Orlando is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The 18-hole course boasts breathtaking natural elements such as ponds, wetlands, live oaks, and cypress heads.
The course was designed by British Open Champion Greg Norman with an emphasis on providing golfers with a fair, but challenging game. The course also features five sets of tees, a clubhouse, pro shop, and the Fairways Pub onsite for drinks and a bite to eat after your round.
5. Grand Cypress Golf Resort
Centered around the golf club featuring 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus designed courses, Grand Cypress Golf Resort is a golfer’s paradise. At the resort, golfers will find the North, South, East, and New courses. The North, South, East courses each offer 9 holes but can be combined into a 27-hole course designed to test your accuracy. The 18-hole New Course is a Scottish links masterpiece with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet.
Due to the popularity of these Orlando golf courses, tee times must be booked at least 60 days in advance of your visit.
6. Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Home to the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, the Bay Hill Club & Lodge offers 27 holes of championship golf to members and registered resort guests. Each course at the resort is home to a series of challenging obstacles, sweeping greens, and natural elements designed to highlight Florida’s vibrant environment.
During your stay at the club, visit the Pro Shop and stock up on golf equipment to take back home. Or, sign up for the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy and improve your swing and overall game.
7. Walt Disney World Resort Golf Courses
Who knew some of the best Orlando golf courses were tucked away in the Walt Disney World resort? Although magical theme parks are the main draw for Disney visitors, others come for the renowned golf courses. Home to four stunning courses (and of course, mini golf for the little ones), you’ll want to reserve your tee time for:
- Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
- Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course
- Disney’s Palm Golf Course
Each course provides challenging obstacles and whimsical views. Several of the courses have also been host to the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, and USGA events.
As you might imagine, tee times for these iconic golf courses book up far in advance. To ensure you receive a tee time that works with your travel plans, book ahead of time.
Only 15 minutes away from Disney World and other Orlando attractions, the ChampionsGate Golf Resort offers two signature Greg Norman courses. The International Course features scenic wetlands, deep pot bunkers, and large greens. On the other hand, the National Course provides a whole different gameplay, with Florida plains, cypress trees, and beautiful lakes highlighting Florida’s natural design.
The resort also provides visitors with a golf academy and practice facility where they can improve their game over the duration of their vacation.
Book Your Tee Time at the Top Orlando Golf Courses
With tee times filling up months in advance, what are you waiting for? Reserve your tee time at one of Orlando’s best golf courses right now.