I love golfing, even though I’m not great at it, and it’s something my husband and I love doing together (he’s much better at it than I am!). After our move to Connecticut, I’m hoping to find somewhere nearby to take golf lessons, but until then, I wanted to get back out on the greens during our most recent visit to Orlando, Florida. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Golf Club was the perfect place to reconnect with the fairways and get back into the groove of golfing after more than a year of not playing, and this gorgeous, luxurious golf course didn’t disappoint.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Golf Club
Location: Orlando, Florida
Holes: 18 Holes
Experience Level: Suitable for Beginners to Intermediate
Lessons Available: Yes
Equipment Rental: Yes
Cart Rental: Yes
Dress Code: Yes, see below
Course Architect: Rees Jones
Awards: One Golf Magazine’s List of “Best Courses”
This beautiful golf course, designed by course architect Rees Jones, has 18 holes, and thanks to its five-tee golf system, new golfers (or rusty golfers like me) can enjoy it just as much as titled professionals. That’s why people travel to Orlando from all over the world to play on the course Golf Magazine named “Top Courses You Can Actually Play”.
Utilizing the natural curves of the land, this minimally invasive golf course is beautified with indigenous flora (and fauna that come strutting through on occasion), to create an incredible golfing landscape that even a novice player like me knows is pure perfection.
One of the coolest features of this course was inside of its golf carts. Each golf cart has a display screen that gives realtime feedback of player’s GPS coordinates and the display uses this information to provide additional information about the location of bunkers, water hazards, each hole’s par, when to be on the lookout for crocodiles or snakes that might be present near water, and more. Of course, this information is also useful as a map so you don’t get turned around on the course. It was so helpful!
The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Golf Club also offers cart and club rentals, plus their pro shop has a variety of branded golf gear that made me consider revamping my entire wardrobe.
If you’re a guest of the hotel like we were and you happen to have a Disney view room like we did, this golf course is part of your view, and starts just beyond the pool and the trio of enormous water fountains. If you’re planning a visit to Orlando, FL or a nearby city and you love to golf, I can’t recommend this golf course highly enough, regardless of your skill level.
Keep an eye out for more information about our trip to Orlando, FL and Walt Disney World in my upcoming posts. Plus, in the coming month I’ll begin my series documenting our move from Michigan to Connecticut on the East Coast in New England, where we plan to spend the spring and summer exploring the oldest United States territories in our country. To follow along, check out my Connecticut vertical where I’ll be documenting our move and adventures in our new home.