Our Favorite Central Florida Golf Courses

There are more golf clubs (1200+) in Florida than any other state in the United States. Many of these (and the best of them, some would say) are right in the Central Florida region. With its subtropical climate and year-round sunshine, Central Florida is a golfer’s paradise. Orlando boasts numerous diverse public courses and brilliantly landscaped resort courses welcoming visitors of all skill levels. If you’re staying with us, your home may me right on one of these courses. Even if you’re not staying in one of our Central Florida golf communities, you can still take a swing at some of the best golfing in the nation, at some of our favorite local courses:

Southern Dunes – Haines City

  • Steve Smyers design
  • Opened in 1993
  • 7,219 yards, Par 72, 18 holes

Details: 100-ft of elevation changes, water in play on two holes, bunkers and waste areas are predominant throughout. Rolling hills, fast and undulating greens, rolling fairways through large sandy scrub areas. Greens of Excellence award winner, Best Places to Play by Golf Digest 2004 – 2017, Top 25 In Florida by Golf Week 2010 – 2017.

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Highlands Reserve Golf Club – Davenport

  • Mike Dasher design
  • Opened in 1998
  • 6,647 yards, Par 72, 18 holes

Details: The course sits on the edge of a sand shelf known as the Green Swamp Ridge, elevations spanning 120-ft, low basin of the 13th fairway, rows of pine trees, waste areas and strategic bunkers serve as divisions between holes and cut into the angle of play. 

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Providence Golf Club – Davenport

  • Mike Dasher design
  • Opened in 2008
  • 6,929 yards, Par 72, 18 holes

Details: Hybrid course, part prairie style, part old Florida, and part parkland – bermuda grass fairways. Meanders through forests of ancient hardwoods, freshwater creeks, and natural wetlands. Home to an abundance of wildlife including otters, deer, and wild turkeys.

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Falcons Fire Golf Club – Kissimmee

  • Rees Jones design
  • Opened in 2009
  • 7,100 yards, Par 72, 18 holes

Details: Best Public Golf Course in Orlando 2017. Classic golf course design, unique terrain, and year-round tournament playing conditions, white sand bunkers, grass mounding and natural water hazards border the pristine fairways for a visually aesthetic and picturesque setting.

ChampionsGate National/International Courses – Davenport

  • Greg Norman design
  • Opened in 2000
  • 7,128/7,363 yards, Par 72, 36 holes

Details: The National Course is a classic layout in a traditional American style with lush greens and long ranges. Water hazards and bunkers come into play on many holes. The International Course has a links-style layout, reminiscent of traditional Scottish and Irish golf courses. The best of American-style golf and British-style golf.

Celebration Golf Club

  • Robert Trent Jones, Sr and Jr. design
  • Opened in 1996
  • 7,023 yards, Par 72, 18 holes

Details: Warm up on the aquatic driving range. The course is protectively framed by borders of native trees and natural wetlands and 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.