Florida Golf Courses - Marriott Orlando World Center
Length: 7190 yards
Course designer: Joe Lee, Rocky Roquemore
Venue: PGA Tour Disney Golf Classic
The Magnolia is a traditional classic golf course – a real heart-winner - with generous magnolia tree-lined fairways, natural lakes and water features.
With elevated tees and greens and wide rolling terrain, the Magnolia course is the most demanding at Disney and anything but an easy-going resort play. The only reminder in fact of the Disney World Resort here is that the 6th hole does feature a sand trap in the form of a Mickey Mouse silhouette!
Falcon’s Fire is one of the most enjoyable courses to play – genuinely wide rolling fairways, links-like, with some fantastic water-holes, and challenging par-3’s, and set within a naturally forested area of Orlando.
Falcon’s Fire also offers a spacious and welcoming Clubhouse - the Falcon’s Nest. The award winning professional shop has a complete offering of NFL golf bags on sale, and on display.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club spans over 220 acres of lush grounds at the stunning Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.
The course was designed by noted golf architect Robert Cupp III to create the perfect setting for challenging golf and a scenic blend of native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation. Soaring queen palms, sand pines and southern magnolias combine with fresh beds of flowering azaleas and fragrant jasmine to provide a visually stunning layout. Your round on the course is brought to a spectacular finish with a par-5 over water.
Callaway rental equipment is available for hire, while there is world class instruction at Bill Madonna Golf Academy also on site with extensive practice facilities.
Course designer: Phil Ritson, Dave Harmon, Isao Aoki
Venue: PGA Tour Qualifying School (every 2 years)
OCN Crooked Cat features significant elevation changes, rolling fairways and large, contoured greens. But with fewer trees, wider landing areas, native heather and mounding framing the fairways, Crooked Cat presents golfers more of a links-style look.
It may well be the most naturally beautiful Orlando Florida golf course. The course’s open feel encourages golfers to grip it and rip it off the tee, and there is certainly more room for error and multiple options for playing a hole - both off the tee and into the greens. But, as with links-style courses, there is an element of chance, and a wayward shot can end up in one of many seemingly randomly placed grass bunkers.
Crooked Cat is more exposed and the layout does twist and turn, so the wind can be an important factor. The back nine of Crooked Cat may be the best nine on the property and is the favourite of many low handicap golfers due to its length and challenge. Crooked Cat is a lot of fun to play because of its unique design.
OCN's Panther Lake Course was the first course ever designed to feature 18 signature holes, showcasing the native beauty of the Florida landscape.
Panther Lake plays over rolling meadows, through native pines, around and over wetlands and lakes, and up and down elevation changes of up to 60 feet - it is first and foremost a visual delight - with zero development on or around the course allowing native species of birds and wildlife to flourish. The sheer variety of the holes is astounding.
Off the tee, gently sloping fairways are guarded by strategically placed fairway bunkers, trees and water hazards that frame the holes and provide a clear line of play. From the fairway, approaches face into well-guarded elevated and contoured greens. When you play #10, look at the shot from 150 yards to the green. That’s the spot where Tiger Woods was told to “Get more forgiving irons, the Nike Pro-Combos” by his talking headcover, Frank, during the very popular commercial. Will you be able to hit the elevated green from there with your irons?