Diamondback Golf Club

[COURSE CLOSED IN 2014]

6501 State Route 544 East, Haines City, Florida FL 33844

  • Office

    +1 (800) 222 5629 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (863) 421 0437
  • Fax

    +1 (863) 422 9673

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Joe Lee

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6903
6027
5061
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.3
69.3
70.3

Location

Latitude:

28.079494

Longitude:

-81.560652

How to get there:

44 miles SW of downtown Orlando

From Orlando take i-4 West to US 27 (exit 23) and head South. After 10 miles turn left onto SR 544 East. After 6 miles golf is on your left.

Diamondback Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1995

Diamondback Golf Club: GOLF COURSE PERMANENTLY CLOSED in 2014.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Diamondback Golf Club: Just south of Haines City and opposite the once highly fashionable Grenelefe Resort, Diamondback offers golfers a wonderfully natural, quiet and challenging round in a non-residential setting.

Carved from pristine Florida woodland this layout demands you bring your most accurate, straight-hitting, A-game if your intention is to score well while enjoying the tranquil, forested environment. Like the diamond-backed rattlers that inhabit the undergrowth here, the course can seriously bite, especially if wayward big-hitting is employed as your game strategy.

The opening sequence of holes pushes the definition of "tight" to its limit (in course design terms), with precise drives needed to find the narrow, tree-lined fairways. From time-to-time the course does provide a little more space than found on the opening sequence, but "space" remains a somewhat relative term. Where the course does open-up, things don't necessarily get that much easier, with small lakes flanking the five most open holes.

Don't ignore the advice you may have been offered to bring a plentiful supply of balls to Diamondback, and do heed the warnings to stay out of the depths of the forest and undergrowth when your golf ball disappears into the "jungle" - this is where the snakes hang-out. Although not one of Orlando's manicured best, the challenge and naturalness of Diamondback may grow on you, just be patient (and straight) at the start.

List of courses: Around Orlando

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Course permanently closed in 2014.

Green fees

Course permanently closed in 2014.

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Opposite Diamondback Golf Club on the other side of Kokomo Road, southeast of Haines City, was the former Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort. At one time the resort offered 54-holes of golf, with its East and South courses the most popular. The resort's amentities included onsite accommodation, a tennis centre and many other recreational activities.

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  • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGateAAA 4-Diamond

    1500 Masters Boulevard, ChampionsGate, Florida 33896

    +1 (321) 677 6664

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    Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and headquarters to Leadbetter Golf Academies, this prestigious Orlando resort is one of Florida's premier golf, meeting and leisure retreats. With 720 guest rooms and suites, as well as two- and three-bedroom villas, the resort is equipped with every modern convenience and a host of luxury amenities. In addition to walk-out golf, guests can relax in a signature Mokara spa, dine in one of seven restaurants or enjoy 15-acres of pools and recreation activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      ChampionsGate (International & National courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

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