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
Wilson & Palmer

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Rsrt guests only

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Orlando

Designer

Original design and routing by Dick Wilson (1961); modifications and updates by Arnold Palmer from 1975.

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

P.B. Dye

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr and son Robert Jr.

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Greg Norman

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Greg Norman

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Joe Lee

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

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(Closed in 2014)

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Orlando

Designer

Joe Lee

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Joe Lee

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Joe Lee

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Ron Garl and Howard Swan

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

A Rees Jones Signature Design

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

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

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

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

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Orlando

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

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

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Orlando

Designer

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)

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Steve Smyers & Nick Faldo

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Original design by Joe Lee (1986); redesign by Bob Cupp (1998).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Mike Dasher

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1986); modifications by Steve Smyers (2003).

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Restricted

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Gary Koch

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

Gary Koch

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

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

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Visitors welcome

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Orlando

Designer

David Harman, Phil Ritson & Isao Aoki

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Arnold Palmer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

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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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

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

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

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

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Tom Watson & Bob Gibbons

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Greg Norman Golf Course Design (lead designer Jason McCoy).

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

David Harman

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Steve Smyers

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

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
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orlando

Designer

Rees Jones

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