The Best Golf Courses in Orlando

With its subtropical climate and year-round sunshine, Orlando is a golfer's paradise. So much so, that top golfers like Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Annika Sörenstam and Ernie Els and the late Arnold Palmer have all called Orlando home. Orlando boasts a plethora of public courses and meticulously landscaped resort courses from brands like the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton and the Waldorf Astoria, who welcome visitors of all skill level. 

Tips: Ask your hotel concierge to book your tee time, and check the Golf Now app for last-minute golf discounts. Afternoon rates can drop 50 percent.

Rosen Shingle Creek

A luxury hotel situated on 230 acres of Central Florida landscape at the headwaters of the Everglades and close to the major attractions. A mix of high-tech and luxury features make it an ideal place for both conventioneers and destination seekers.

Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

This Rees Jones-designed, 18-hole, 7,108-yard championship course is open to the public. The pine and cypress trees that line the fairways and bunkers are reminiscent of courses designed a century ago.

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Guests of the 70-room lodge have access to the famous home course of Arnold Palmer, featuring 27 holes along the scenic Butler Chain of Lakes. Amenities also include a spa and salon, marina, tennis courts, restaurant and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy.

Grande Lakes at Ritz-Carlton

Set at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, this Greg Norman-designed course offers two distinct settings. Several holes are routed through pristine areas, where preserved wetlands and natural woodlands dominate. By contrast, the three dynamic finishing holes weave alongside two towering hotels.

Celebration Golf Club

This course’s magnificent par-72, 7,028-yard championship layout was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son, Robert Trent Jones Jr. Amenities include a double-sided aquatic driving range and the Windmill Tavern.

Falcon's Fire

Rated one of the best public courses by Golf Digest, this Rees Jones Signature-designed championship course is challenging yet playable for golfers of all skill levels and stretches over 7,000 yards from the back tees.

Hawk's Landing Golf Club

Hawk’s Landing Golf Club spans 220 acres on this par 71, 18-hole course designed by Robert Cupp Jr. Golfers can hone their skills at The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf and refuel at the club’s steakhouse.

The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

The crown jewel of this multicourse golf club is The Legends, designed by Arnold Palmer. Reminiscent of an old Scottish-style course on the front nine, the back nine offerers tree-lined winding fairways. 

Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

"The No. 1 Rated Links Course in Orlando" by Buick Style & Review magazine. For players who appreciate the historic courses of the British Isles, they’ll love the 27 holes of this spectacular links design - all on emerald-green fairways and silky-smooth greens and with four tee choices up to 7,100 yards.

Reunion Resort

Three courses are designed by the biggest names in golf. Arnold Palmer’s Legacy Course is a 6,916-yard, par-72, 18-hole course with dramatic, rolling hills. Jack Nicklaus’ Tradition Course is smooth with long horizon lines, tempting you to hit big.

Grand Cypress Golf Club

Whether you’re looking to improve your game or just want somewhere to spend a relaxing afternoon, you'll find everything comes together here with 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf. The golf academy has been ranked among the nation’s top golf schools.


Designed by Greg Norman, this course offers golfers two distinct experiences. The National is an American, parkland-style course carved from farmland and citrus groves. Golfers enjoy the memorable par-3 holes, forgiving fairways and sweeping sand bunkering.

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Designed by Steve Smyers, it’s consistently recognized by Golf Digest, Golf Week, and Links magazines as one of Florida’s best. The hillside layout stretches over 7,200 yards with 100 feet of elevation changes and great views of fairways. Fast rolling greens test even the most experienced golfer.

Streamsong Golf Resort

This 16,000-acre resort in Central Florida features three signature golf courses (Blue, Red, Black) and a hotel and spa. Located on a former mining site, the unique courses feature dramatic topography, links-style fairways and fast, true greens. Caddies strongly encouraged.