Best golf courses: Around Orlando

Whether you're here with kids or on an 'adults only' vacation, you will want to check out the top golf courses in Orlando open to the fee-paying public. Some of Florida's best golf course designs are found at golf resorts: Reunion Golf & Spa Resort and Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge are worth your time and the stay! To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Orlando on our customised maps.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Orlando
Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer & Dick Wilson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Dye, P.B.

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P.B. Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Jones Sr & Jr, Robert Trent

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Orlando

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Robert Trent Jones Sr and Jr

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Orlando
Norman, Greg

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Greg Norman

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Orlando
Norman, Greg

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Greg Norman

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Lee, Joe

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Orlando

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Joe Lee

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
(Closed in 2014)
Orlando
Lee, Joe

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Orlando

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Joe Lee

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Lee, Joe

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Joe Lee

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Orlando
Lee, Joe

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Joe Lee

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Lee, Joe

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Original design by Joe Lee (1971). Redesigned by Arnold Palmer Course Design (2013).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Garl & Swan

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Orlando

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Ron Garl and Howard Swan

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Jones, Rees

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Orlando

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A Rees Jones Signature Design

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Orlando
Nicklaus, Jack

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Private club

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Orlando

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus: North & South (1984 ); East (1986). North & South nines redesigned by Nicklaus (2007/8).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2014)
Orlando
Smyers & Faldo

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(Closed in 2014)

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Orlando

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Steve Smyers & Nick Faldo

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Lee & Cupp

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Orlando

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Original design by Joe Lee (1986). Redesigned by Robert Cupp III (1998).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Dasher, Mike

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Orlando

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Mike Dasher

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Orlando
Palmer, Arnold

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Orlando

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Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay; enhanced by Steve Smyers (2003).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Orlando
Fazio, Tom

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Orlando

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Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Fazio, Tom

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Tom Fazio

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Orlando

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
O'Neil & Clarke

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Orlando

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Original design by George O'Neil of Chicago (1917), further enhanced by Charles E. Clarke of Troon, Scotland (1926)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Koch, Gary

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Gary Koch

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Koch, Gary

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Gary Koch

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Harman, Ritson & Aoki

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Orlando

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David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Orlando
Harman, Ritson & Aoki

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Orlando

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David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Palmer, Arnold

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Orlando

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Arnold Palmer

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Dasher, Michael

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Orlando

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Original design by Joe Lee (1982); redesigned by Mike Dasher (2005)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Orlando
Nicklaus, Jack

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Orlando

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Orlando
Palmer, Arnold

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Orlando

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Orlando
Watson & Gibbons

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Orlando

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Tom Watson & Bob Gibbons

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Norman & McCoy

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Orlando

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Greg Norman & Jason McCoy

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Powell, Chip

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Chip Powell: Blue and White nines (2001); Red-nine (2009).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Harman, David

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Orlando

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David Harman

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Smyers, Steve

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Orlando

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Steve Smyers

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Garl & Weed

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Orlando

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Original design by Ron Garl with later revisions by Bobby Weed.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Fazio, Tom

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Orlando

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Tom Fazio (1992 original design and 2013/14 renovation).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orlando
Jones, Rees

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Orlando

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Rees Jones

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