Orlando Golf Scene

  • Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club

    Two well-known measures of the quality of a restaurant are: Do the locals like it? How many visitors come back again? It’s not a bad yardstick to use on golf courses either, especially in areas like Orlando that depend on a faithful local base with returning cadre of visitors. Under both criteria, Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club passes the loya ...

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  • Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club

    Ridgewood Lakes’ General Manager and Director of Golf Brian Boeling doesn’t have to be a big fan of reality TV. He and his staff have lived it over the past year after taking the blows (literally) of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne last summer Yet Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club, a semi-private club located just off Highway 27 fift ...

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  • ChampionsGate: Orlando's Come-Together Getaway

    Golf in these times is so much about growing relationships, on so many levels other than just for business and exercise. Sure it is still a great way to conduct business and build partnerships. But it’s also about partnerships of a different kind, parents passing a love of the game to their kids, spouses enjoying the sport of a lifetime together, as ...

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  • Deer Island Country Club

    The folks at Deer Island Country Club like to call their golf oasis “challenging,” “classic” and “pristine,” all words that fit quite nicely. But the man who designed Deer Island, Florida legend Joe Lee is much more succinct in his appraisal of the 400-acre getaway surrounded by Lake Dora and Lake Beauclaire, yet still ...

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  • Black Bear Golf Club

    Yes, there is a bear story behind Black Bear Golf Club which is located northeast of Eustis in Lake County. Folks there vividly remember a decent sized black bear wandering by the clubhouse around Thanksgiving some years back, leaving a few paw print, and a few mouths gaping as he “played through” down the ninth hole and back toward the Ocala N ...

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  • Falcon's Fire Golf Club

    You’ll know Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is different even before you’re offered free valet parking by a member of their welcoming staff. You might have recognized something was different as early as when you booked your tee-time, whether through their easy-to-follow online service (that’ll also save you on your greens fee) or you were ...

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  • Eagle Creek Golf Club

    When Eagle Creek Golf Club opened in mid-2004, its unique theme of “Save the Best Round for Last” was intended to focus on the “last”, featuring course’s proximity to Orlando International Airport. But now, as it grows into its third full season the most popular courses in the entire region, the distinctive European/ American ...

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  • Shingle Creek Golf Club

    What is it they say about the value of real estate being based on location, location, location? There isn’t a more conveniently located upscale golf hideaway than Shingle Creek Golf Club, a David Harman-designed gem that’s no more than a couple of long irons away from Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, right off the 528/BeachLine ...

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  • Victoria Hills Golf Club

    You don’t have to imagine a slice of Pinehurst and the North Carolina sandhills halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, just a mile off I-4. It really exists, at Victoria Hills (yes, Hills, as in 50-foot elevation changes). In the tradition of nams like Pinehurst, Mid Pines and Pine Needles, Florida’s most prolific native architect, Ron Garl ...

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  • Grande Pines Golf Club

    Like with the most classic car or elegant home, time has a way of wearing down even the best golf courses. Elements of nature and heavy play can often rob a golf course of its character and beauty. Such was the story with the International Golf Club, located in the heart of Orlando, FL. Yet with the purchase of the course by Marriott Golf, and with an i ...

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