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Featured PGA Destination: Orlando, Florida

Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lodge is known for hosting the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a professional golf tournament held in Florida as part of the PGA tour. Founded in 1979, the Arnold Palmer Invitational is the next-in-line after the Florida Citrus Open Invitational, which was held at Rio Pinar Country Club from 1966 through 1978.

The tournament title has undergone changes a couple of time since 1979, but they always included “Bay Hill”. However, the tournament has retained its Palmer name since 2007 and is held at the
Bay Hill Club and Lodge each March. 

The PGA Tour gave the Arnold Palmer Invitational the “invitational” status, making it fall amongst the five tournaments to have received it. As a consequence, the tournament diverted from the full-field format of 156 players and reduced field to only 120 players. In 2012, MasterCard Worldwide and the Arnold Palmer Invitational extended their sponsorship till 2016.

From 2000 to 2003, Bay Hill saw four consecutive victories of
Tiger Woods, who also won the two tournaments in 2008 and 2009. Key players in 2018's tournament include Marc Leishman, Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman from the US, and Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland.

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Bay Hill's gently undulating terrain adds pleasant elevation changes to many holes, which is not too typical for central Florida courses. Ponds large and small also define several holes, and are first encountered at the par-4 3rd and spectacular long par-5 6th. These two holes are wrapped around opposite sides of the same large round pond. The extravagantly curving 6th doglegs right to left around the pond from tee-to-green, the picturesque expanse of water an ever-present threat... read more

Keene's Pointe, Shingle Creek, and Isleworth are few courses around Bay Hill Club and Lodge that visitors shouldn't miss out. If they are extending their stay at the resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and The Cirque Magique are a few places they should definitely check out. 

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