Southern Dunes has a great reputation, rated 4th best course built in the whole of the USA in the last 10
years by Links magazine and 51st best new course built in the last 35 years by Golf Weekly. Steve Smyers
designed the course that features 180 bunkers and dramatic rolling fairways. The greens are undulating
and true with elevation changes giving character to this extremely challenging course. From the back tees
the course yardage is 7227 with a par of 72.
Golf In General:
If you are a very keen golfer then this is the perfect place for your holiday. With the all year round warm,
sunny climate, Orlando has become one of the world's best golfing destinations. For this reason Orlando
is home to some of the world's leading golfers including 30 PGA Tour players such as Tiger Woods, Nick
Faldo, Corey Pavin and Ernie Els. Add golfing legends Arnold Palmer and Gary Player and about a dozen
LPGA Tour regulars and you will see that Orlando has a talented group of residents. Golf in Florida is all
about luxurious courses, golf carts, drinks carts and all the amenities that make the perfect golfing holiday.
There are 350 within an hour of the villa. Having played most of them myself, I can recommend the following:
SOUTHERN DUNES: Because you are staying there!
PROVIDENCE: Only about 15 minutes away and
has a stunning back 9 both in terms of scenery and
hole layout. A must!
FALCONS FIRE: On the 192 and has lush
fairways, some lovely lakes, but is expensive.
ORANGE NATIONAL: Has two courses and
Panther Lake is well worth playing. A challenge for
any golfer and the scenery is breathtaking.
MYSTIC DUNES: This course is on the way to the
192 and, although it has quite a few houses on the
course, every hole is very individual and is a great
test of golf from the back tees. Good luck!
TIMAQUAN LAKES: This is quite a long
drive, taking about 1 hour 10 minutes, but is an
exceptionally nice course, particularly the
DEER ISLAND: This is a difficult course to
find, but the whole course is on an island within
a huge lake and the wildlife makes it very
interesting. There is a lot of water involved on
the course as you might imagine, a truly unique