Planning the Dream Orlando Golf Vacation
You probably knew that Orlando is the home of Disney World and Universal, but did you know that the Theme Park Capital of the World is an international golfing capital? The region houses more than 150 courses and hosts a prestigious annual invitational honoring the late Arnold Palmer. Plan your dream Orlando golfing getaway with tips from our handy guide below.
Brush up on the basics
In a region with 150 golf courses, you’re bound to have some exceptional golf schools, and we encourage you to avail yourself of lessons at ChampionsGate and Grande Vista’s Marriott and Leadbetter academies. Both offer unparalleled golfing instruction, whether you’re starting from scratch or perfecting advanced swings and shots.
Learn from the masters
Orlando hosts dozens of annual tournaments, including the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational, held at Bay Hill. If you happen to visit the city during March, be sure to catch this prestigious event. It’s one of just five invitationals on the PGA Tour, and it brings out some of the biggest pros, like Tiger Woods and Francesco Molinari.
Play leading courses
Although golfers often struggle to pick out just a handful of leading Orlando golf destinations, several truly iconic courses almost always make the “top five” or “top ten” lists, such as Golfweek’s 2019 Best Courses You Can Play or Golf Digest’s Where to Play in Orlando. These include Mission Inn Resort, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill, and Grand Cypress, each offering a picturesque setting, world-class facilities, and course design that combines beauty with difficulty.
Embrace Orlando nature
Many local courses acquaint you with the unique humid-subtropical climate and greenery that differentiates this city from other golf hubs, like Palm Springs and Phoenix. For instance, Celebration Golf Club places you among wetlands dotted with live oaks, and Tranquilo Golf Club resides within a wildlife and wetlands preserve.
Bring home a golf-themed souvenir
Orlando is as much of a shopping hub as a golfing hub, and even if you don’t snag an invitation to January’s annual PGA Merchandise Show (another popular Orlando golfing event), you can visit countless pro shops or the vast Orlando outpost of the PGA TOUR Superstore.
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