I had the chance to play some golf while I was at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show. The show takes places every year down in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, and features hundreds (if not thousands) of the best in the game of golf. But this year we had an extra few days to hang out in Orlando, and we managed to squeeze in some golf while we were there. Of course, we were playing in between meetings, but we got 18 holes in nonetheless.
We played Harmony Golf Preserve in Harmony, Florida. But there are several other golf courses in and around the Orlando area that are well worth your attention. If you are an avid golfer, and like to make it down to the heart of Florida, then check out some of these courses on your next trip south.
This Robert Trent Jones Senior signature design features spring-fed lakes, mature native trees, expansive rolling fairways with dramatic elevation changes, and large undulating greens surrounded by sculpted bunkers. Jones’ masterpiece provides a fair, yet demanding challenge to make a pleasurable golf experience for players of all skill levels.
With your round you get access to a US Open qualifying side, a Champion’s Tour qualifying side, TaylorMade club rental, ProView GPS navigation system, and even complimentary pre- and post-round transportation.
MetroWest Golf Club | 2100 South Hiawassee Road | Orlando, Florida 322835 | Map & Directions
Royal St. Cloud – the #1 rated links course in Orlando – is even more spectacular with its NEW Scottish side for 27 dramatic holes where players can experience the play of the legendary courses in the British Isles. Royal St. Cloud features its new Stone Bridge Tavern & Grill, new pro shop, and locker-room facilities, and 100% paying-satisfaction guarantee.
Royal St. Cloud Golf Links | 5310 Michigan Avenue | St. Cloud, Florida 34772 |Map & Directions
Remington Golf Club boasts a 19-hole championship golf course with a complete practice area including a unique water driving range. This visually striking course offers abundant water, generous landing areas, and a contemporary design that is fair and challenging. The undulating fairways, the lush warp around the lakes offers options to play it safe or go for it.
Remington Golf Club | 2995 Remington Boulevard | Kissimmee, Florida 34744 | Map & Directions
Renowned architect Joe Lee designed Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in 1986. The 18-hole championship course wraps around 3-sides of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and boasts water on 15 of 18 holes including the entire back nine. Experience their country club service with complimentary valet parking. All golf carts are equipped with state-of-the-art GPS to guide you throughout the facility as well.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club | 8701 World Center Drive | Orlando, Florida 32821 | Map & Directions
Century-old oaks, towering cypress trees, and a dozen unique water hazards provide the backdrop for a first-class golf experience at Kissimmee Bay Country Club. Lauded by the media and golfers alike, Kissimmee Bay offers some of the finest facilities and services central Florida. The spacious clubhouse features a landmark Langley Golf Museum, exhibiting an interesting variety of antique golf balls, clubs, and golf memorabilia.
Kissimmee Bay County Club | 2801 Kissimmee Bay Boulevard | Kissimmee, Florida 34744 | Map & Directions