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The Best Hotels for Golf in Orlando

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor | January 24, 2018

With a climate made for outdoor activities, it’s no surprise that Central Florida offers some of the best golf resorts in the world. More than 100 public and private courses dot the landscape around Orlando, designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tom Watson, and Tom Fazio. The courses are as varied as the resorts that house them, and include rolling hills, links, and fairways lined with palms, live oaks, and cypress trees. Here are some of our favorite golf resorts.

#7

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Why it made the list

In the center of the town of Celebration, the Bohemian Hotel offers a luxurious stay in a charming town minutes from Disney property, along with access to the Celebration Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course offers a round that will challenge the most experienced golfer while welcoming learners.

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#6

Reunion Resort a Wyndham Grand Resort

Why it made the list

Billing itself as the only destination in the world to boast three award-winning golf courses, designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, the resort also features the renowned Annika Academy and the Frankly Golf Putting Academy for those who want to sharpen their game. Geared for golfers, the resort doesn’t ignore the non-golfers, with a spa, shuttle service to pools and water park, and great onsite restaurants.

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#5

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Why it made the list

The 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes provides golfers with a special experience. The team combined golf-course design with a commitment to preserving the area's ecosystem that resulted in the club being named a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

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#4

Rosen Shingle Creek

Why it made the list

Set amid Florida’s natural environment, the resort’s Dave Harman design offers undulating greens, and abundant wildlife in the surrounding waterways and lakes. Elegant hotel accommodations, an eclectic choice of cuisine and its central location make this a great choice for golfers and their families.

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#3

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Why it made the list

Enclosed by Disney property, this upscale hotel (interconnected to the JW Marriott) overlooks the Rees Jones 18-hole course. Designed to be sensitive to the Bonnet Creek nature preserve in which it lies, the course features huge cypress trees along the fairways and accommodates golfers of all levels.

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#2

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Why it made the list

Only 15 minutes from Disney World, but deep in the rolling countryside of Central Florida, this resort is dedicated to golf. A continuous shuttle from the luxury hotel to the two 18-hole Greg Norman-designed courses ensures plenty of time on the fairways, and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy builds skills. There’s even a lighted nine-hole, par 3 course and an 18-hole miniature course for family fun.

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#1

Villas of Grand Cypress

Why it made the list

Nestled in acres of manicured landscaping amid natural Florida forests, the villas provide luxurious lodging for those who wish to test their skills on the three original nine-hole courses, and the 18-hole New Course, designed in the tradition of Scottish links.

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  • 7. Bohemian Hotel Celebration
    700 Bloom St.,Celebration,Florida,USA,34747
  • 6. Reunion Resort a Wyndham Grand Resort
    7593 Gathering Dr., I-4 Exit 58,Reunion,Florida,USA,34747
  • 5. Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
    4012 Central Florida Pkwy.,Orlando,Florida,USA,32837
  • 4. Rosen Shingle Creek
    9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida, 32819, United States
  • 3. Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    14200 Bonnet Creek Resort La.,Orlando,Florida,USA,32821
  • 2. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
    1500 Masters Blvd., South of Kissimmee, ChampionsGate, Florida, 33896, United States
  • 1. Villas of Grand Cypress
    1 N. Jacaranda St.,Lake Buena Vista,Florida,USA,32836

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