Local Golfing

Florida and the Orlando area is a Golfers’ Paradise with numerous courses available from local municipal courses right up to challenging courses such as the brand new championship course developed by Greg Norman at Champions Gate.

Golfers staying at Silver Creek are well served by the following courses which are all less than 5 miles away.

Highlands Reserve

Local GolfingSet atop one of the highest areas in the region, Highlands Reserve is not your typical Florida golf course. This championship design by Mike Dasher gives you tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees dotting the countryside. Large, fast, undulating greens make this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers with water coming into play on just one hole. It’s a very sporty course and although it’s a tad shorter in length, it can still be a bit tough if your game’s not on! Conveniently located just minutes your villa at Silver Creek.

Polo Park

Polo Park Golf Course is a 9-hole executive length golf course in Davenport, Florida. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.

Orange Lake – The Legends

Opened in 1998 as a tribute to golf legend Arnold Palmer, Orange Lake’s Legends Course has quickly become one of Orlando’s most popular courses. Laid out by Palmer Course Design, the course provides two distinct nine-hole layouts. The front side has been named The Links Nine for its open feel, which reminds one of playing the great links of Scotland and Ireland. The back nine, or The Pines, has tight, tree-lined fairways similar to the great American layouts in the Pinehurst area of North Carolina. Combined, the course provides an extremely entertaining and challenging round of golf, with water bordering on just 10 holes.

Orange Lake – The Reserve

Make sure to check out the newest of Orange Lake’s signature gems, The Reserve. This phenomenal par-71 golf experience highlights the harmony between perfectly manicured greens and the carefully preserved surrounding wetlands, home to a variety of native plants and wildlife.

Champions Gate

This world-class 36-hole facility, designed by Greg Norman, opened in the fall of 2000. The facility boasts two distinct courses – the National and the International.

Although Norman designed the International as an “Australian links,” it was also clearly influenced by his British Open success and features a wild, windswept appearance. The fairways are peppered with devilish pot bunkers, making it a tough challenge to safely reach small, slick greens. At a stretch of over 7,300 yards, it has one of the highest course ratings in the state ~ truly unique, challenging, and memorable.

The National was designed as a classic American-style layout that rolls gently through 200 acres of southern woodlands and wetlands. The layout’s key trait is diversity with wall-to-wall fairway bunkers running up along holes 12 through 16, three double doglegs, a massive double-green shared by the fourth and 16th holes, and a sunken fairway on the seventh. Impeccably maintained, the National boasts a pristine, natural golf experience without bordering homes or developments.

So for your next golfing trip – stay at Silver Creek and we’ll make sure everything is on par.