Orange Lake Orlando Celebrates 10th anniversary of Palmer Signature Course

Orange Lake Resorts KISIMMEE — The Family of Orange Lake Resorts, based in Orlando, Fla., announces the 10th anniversary of its Legends and Legends Walk golf courses. The Legends at Orange Lake®, an Arnold Palmer signature course measuring 7,072 yards combines different styles of course design from the legendary links of Scotland to the classic pines of North Carolina.  

Legends Walk, a 1,581-yard, 9-hole par 27 course was designed by Arnold Palmer for unique day or night play with tee times available under the lights as late as 9 pm, is a walking course with holes ranging in length from 85 to 222 yards. To commemorate the anniversary, individual golfers can play 18 holes at The Legends for the public rate and then get 50% off their next round at the Legends. Plus, golfers will be invited to come back and play a free round of golf at Legends Walk. This offer is available until December 31, 2008 and golfers can take advantage of this discount by calling 407.905.1050. 

“This is a milestone anniversary for us,” said Russ Manion, Vice President of Golf & Facilities Operations at Orange Lake Orlando.  “In the last 10 years, we have hosted more than 600 tournaments and over 700,000 rounds of golf at these two courses.  Celebrities who have played with us include professional golfers Christy O’Connor Jr., Billy Andrade, and John Cook, rock star and golf enthusiast Alice Cooper, former major league baseball players Ken Griffey Sr. and Yogi Berra, countless current major league baseball players, and Mr. Palmer himself.” 

According to Manion, Orange Lake Orlando has the largest and highest caliber of golf course offering of any Central Florida vacation ownership resort.  “I don’t know of any vacation ownership resort here with so many distinct golf experiences to offer, and with certainty I would say that our courses are in the best condition year-round” he added.

Golf has been the centerpiece of Orange Lake Orlando since opening in 1982 on Highway 192, minutes from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.  In addition to The Legends at Orange Lake and Legends Walk, Orange Lake Orlando offers The Reserve at Orange Lake, a par 71 masterfully re-designed by Mike Dasher, winding through a challenging landscape of water, sand and rolling greens, and Crane’s Bend, a 9-hole, par 30 executive course. The course variety provides every golfer with an enjoyable, challenging round of golf, whether it’s for one round or a large tournament or event.

The McCord Golf Academy has been headquartered at Orange Lake since the inception of the resort in 1982 and has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 25” golf schools in America. Rick McCord is the director of the McCord Golf Academy and he has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 100” Teachers in America.

The McCord Academy offers a variety of daily clinics and lessons at Orange Lake’s new state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility located at The Reserve golf course. The Academy is also an authorized Taylor Made club fitting facility utilizing the latest computer video technology in club fitting and golf swing improvements.

The Family of Orange Lake Resorts has evolved from a best-kept secret as the world's largest single-site timeshare resort to a multi-site resort with a growing network. New resort additions in Wisconsin, Vermont and Florida were carefully selected and tailored for their owners, resulting in the creation of a brand new member exchange program, GlobalAccess™, to facilitate reservations within the resort network. Orange Lake's flagship location in Orlando was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® Founder, Kemmons Wilson.The company plans to continue the expansion of their resort network and is actively seeking more growth opportunities to continue being the "home-away-from-home" to more than 110,000 owners from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries.

For golf details and tee times, contact Aaron Hosman at 407.905.1140. For more information about The Family of Orange Lake Resorts, go to or contact Stacey Sutherland at 407.905.1914.  Golf course photography is available.



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