Florida has more than 1,000 public and private golf courses for golfers to choose from, and Orlando is one of the few Florida cities claiming a good amount of that total.
If you’re staying at one of our hotels in Orlando and looking to spend a day on the best golf courses in Orlando, the weather and variety of courses make it a perfect golf destination. Test your swing and work on your tan at any one of these top 5 golf courses.
Grand Cypress Resort
Green fees range from $120-150
Grand Cypress Resort gives you options. Choose from four courses — North, South, East and New — all designed by Jack Nicklaus. The directional courses are distinct in their designs but are made to compliment one another and be used together, since each only has nine holes. Combine the North-South, South-East or East-North courses and make your own unique full round of 18 holes. The New Course was designed after a Scottish links masterpiece, with challenging slopes and 150 pot bunkers. Don’t plan on wearing whatever you want when you golf here though, as this impressive resort has fairly strict attire requirements.
Shingle Creek Golf Club
Green fees range from $44-135.
Named after the creek running through this resort, the course at Shingle Creek Golf Club has been one of the best golf courses in Orlando since first opening in 2003. This 18-hole course has large greens, luxurious fairways and a ton of water hazards, making it challenging and enjoyable all at the same time. Surrounded by cypress trees, Shingle Creek attracts golfers with its course, friendly customer service and free valet parking.
Orange County National
Green fees range from $10-220.
Golfers wanting to spend most of their day on the greens can do so at Orange County National. Play 36 holes of championship golf in a serene setting bordered by the beauties of Orlando’s nature on its Panther Lake and Crooked Cat courses. No two holes are the same on Panther Lake, testing your focus and precision the entire tee time. Crooked Cat has fewer trees and wider landing areas, giving a more open feel while you play and allowing more room for errors, because no one’s golf game is perfect. OCN’s Tooth Course is a 9-hole short course, so it’s great practice for improving your score and for the less experienced golfers.
Eagle Creek Golf Club
Green fees range from $30-79.95.
One of the most unique and best golf courses in Orlando is the Eagle Creek Golf Club. This 18-hole, par 73 championship course has a European feel and appeals to golfers of every stage with its five sets of tees. Eagle Creek is the first course in Florida to use Mini-Verde grass, which results in lively greens that appeal to every golfer. Before embarking on this European-American designed golf course, practice your swing at its two-sided driving range with a practice hole.
Walt Disney World Golf
Green fees N/A.
The rides and attractions at Walt Disney World keep you entertained for hours, but sometimes the crowds and lines can be too much. Luckily for those visitors wanting a break from the parks, Walt Disney World Golf has four of the best golf courses in Orlando to give you the peace and isolation you need:
- Longest course: Disney’s Magnolia (7,516 yards on the back tee) has numerous elevated Magnolia trees and 97 bunkers throughout.
- Recently redesigned: Disney’s Palm features an 18-hole course with tall palm trees, glistening lakes and tropical white sands.
- Classic country-club style: Disney’s Lake Buena Vista has hosted the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and USGA events.
- Family-friendly: Disney’s Oak Trail has a 9-hole, par-36 walking course that contains junior tees.