Where to play golf in Orlando

Although it’s best known for its theme parks, Orlando is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. Get into the swing of things with this guide, which shows you the best places to tee off – from members-only clubs to relaxed public courses.

Reunion Resort

This famous resort has three world-class courses designed by golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Onsite, you’ll find a clubhouse, a well-stocked apparel store and a professional golfing academy offering lessons for guests of all abilities.

Reunion Resort’s three golf courses all have the same rates. However, they vary throughout the seasons and we’d advise to get in touch with the pro shop for accurate rates. The green fees at Reunion include driving range balls. If you’d like to arrange a tee time, contact our concierge team or the pro shop who can book it in.

The Palmer Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, you can rent clubs in the pro shop
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the golfing academy
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? Yes

The hilly terrain and wide fairways make this par-72 course surprisingly challenging, even for the best of golfers. Set in a natural preserve, the course has some tricky elevation changes and is dotted with tropical plants. You might even spot an armadillo or two as you move from one hole to the next.

The Watson Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, at the pro shop onsite
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the golfing academy onsite
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? Yes

Laid out strategically, the Watson Course puts the focus on accuracy, rather than long drives. A few of the holes are located on the edge of the Davenport Creek Preserve, which offers a stunning backdrop for your game.

 The Nicklaus Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, at the pro shop onsite
  • Lessons available? Yes, there’s a golfing academy onsite
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? Yes

This parkland-style course is built in a bird sanctuary and water hazards play a part in exactly half of the 18 holes. With a putting green and a driving range right beside the course, it’s easy to brush up on your skills before or after each game.

Playing golf in Orlando, Florida


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Championsgate Resort

Two premier golf courses designed by golfing legend Greg Norman take center stage at Championsgate Resort. Only 15 minutes from Disney World in Orlando, the club is ideal for a round of golf before an afternoon at the parks.

International Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the Leadbetter Golf Academy onsite
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

Put your skills to the test on Championsgate’s International Course. Deep pot bunkers, large greens and tall, grass-topped dunes challenge even the most experienced golfers.

National Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? Yes

With a mix of water hazards, bunkers and protected fairways, the National Course at Championsgate is perfect for golfers who want to up their game. The course is spread over 200 acres of land.

Walt Disney World

Golf might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Walt Disney World, but the resort includes 5 award-winning championship courses set against a stunning backdrop of countryside, woodlands and lakes. Here are a couple of the best.

Disney’s Magnolia golf course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, with PGA professionals
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

Wide fairways, water hazards and deep bunkers make Disney’s Magnolia course a great place for a round golf when visiting Orlando. Named after the magnolia trees that edge the fairways, it’s the longest golf course in Disney.

Disney’s Oak Trail golf course

  • Par: 36
  • No. of holes: 9
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, with PGA professionals
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? No
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

This family-friendly course is designed to make it easy for everyone to try their hand at golf. It’s strictly a walking course (golf carts aren’t allowed).


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Public golf courses

You don’t have to be a member of a swanky club to enjoy great golfing in Orlando. Try these public courses for relaxed, affordable rounds of golf in the sun.

Falcon’s Fire

  • Par: 72
  • No. holes: 18
  • Club hire available?  Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes
  • Complimentary golf cart? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

One of the finest public golf courses in Orlando, Falcon’s Fire is designed by the respected golf course architect Rees Jones. The manicured greens stretch over 7,000 yards, making it an ideal course for a playable yet relaxing golf game. Afterwards, retreat down to their restaurant or the onsite clubhouse. The course is located at 3200 Seralago Blvd in Kissimmee, and is open daily from 7am–6pm.

Dubsdread Golf Course

  • Par: 70
  • No. holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, they’re available to rent at the clubhouse
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the Dubsdread Golf Learning Center
  • Complimentary golf cart? Yes
  • Driving range? No
  • Membership required? No

The oldest public golf course in Central Florida, Dubsdread was originally designed in 1924 and renovated in 2008. Many golfing legends started their careers here, and today’s players are able to experience the challenges of the original course.

 Other golf courses in Orlando

Other golf courses in Orlando

For something a little different, try one of these Orlando golf courses.

Grand Cypress Golf Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 1 x 18-hole course and 1 x 27-hole course
  • Club hire available? Yes, at the Pro Club onsite
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the Academy of Golf
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? No
  • Membership required? Yes

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the 27-hole course at Grand Cypress provides a challenge for golfers of every level. There’s also a new 18-hole course to test your skills on, and lessons are available at the Academy of Golf.

Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort

  • Par: 71
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

This golf course designed by Tom Fazio is studded with wetlands and grand oak trees. Thanks to the varied elevation, it’s a challenging place to play golf. There’s also the option to play a round of 7 holes if you’re short on time.


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Celebration Golf Course

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? Yes
  • Membership required? No

The only golf course in Central Florida to receive special recognition for its service, Celebration is surrounded by gorgeous wildlife and scenery. Experience a round of golf like no other as you deal with strategic hazards and challenging greens.

Southern Dunes Country Club

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, at the onsite shop
  • Lessons available? Yes, with PGA professionals
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? No
  • Membership required? No

The dramatic hills and steep bunkers at this course pose plenty of challenges. Its 18 holes test players’ strategy and accuracy, and there’s beautiful scenery to admire along the way.

Shingle Creek Golf Club

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy within the club
  • Complimentary golf cart hire? Yes
  • Driving range? No
  • Membership required? No

Designed by Arnold Palmer, this course aims to inspire and challenge every golfer. Its strategically placed bunkers and variety of slopes force players to think creatively about every shot they take.

Mystic Dunes Resort and Club

  • Par: 72
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes, in the pro shop
  • Lessons available? Yes
  • Complimentary golf cart hire: Yes
  • Driving range? No
  • Membership required? No

Designed by golf pro Gary Koch, this course is set close to Orlando’s biggest attractions.

Hawk’s Landing Golf Club

  • Par: 71
  • No. of holes: 18
  • Club hire available? Yes
  • Lessons available? Yes, they’re available at Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf
  • Complimentary golf cart hire: No
  • Driving range?  Yes
  • Membership required? Yes

Spanning over 220 acres of manicured greens, the 18-hole Championship course was designed by golf architect, Robert Cupp Jr. The scenic views and wildlife, create an inviting atmosphere for a game of golf.

For more information about golf courses in Orlando or to book tee times, speak to our concierge team. Searching for a villa near the golf courses in Orlando? Browse our selection of villas here

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