Orlando may be best known for its theme parks, but did you know that Orlando has more than 100 championship golf courses
? Orlando's climate and central location make it a great golf destination year-round.
Orlando is a popular home to many PGA pros including Arnold Palmer, whose Bay Hill Club Golf Course also offers the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy
. Palmer fans will also enjoy the Orange Lake Golf Course which features The Legends - an Arnold Palmer Signature Course.
Walt Disney World offers four popular championship courses, three of them are PGA tour courses, and a par-36 practice course, Disney doesn't miss out on the Orlando golf action. Walt Disney World golf courses
are also managed by Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
The South side of Orlando is known by locals as "The Tourist Corridor". This is where you will find a great deal of Orlando's golf courses, including some that are played on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours. Seventy of Orlando's more than 100 championship courses are located in the Tourist Corridor as well as the Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
which is rated #6 in Golf Digest's list of Top Golf Courses in Florida.
North of Orlando offers different scenery for golfers as many of the courses feature rolling hills, a hard to find landscape in central Florida.
Golfers can also find their shopping paradise while visiting Orlando. Several Golf specialty stores, such as America's Golf and Special Tee Golf are located conveniently on International Drive, while a Golf Outlet is located on Vineland Avenue near the Orlando Premium Outlets.
With so many golf courses to choose from, be sure to plan enough time to take in more than one of these unforgettable courses during your stay in Orlando