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Orange Lake Golf Courses
Our family has never been great golfers but many guests who have stayed at our villa have spoken enthusiastically about the courses at Orange Lake.
As you travel along the 192 towards the 27 you will see Orange Lake Golf courses on your right. There are lovely greens and fairways and always golfers on their buggies.
The first course is The Legends and was designed by Arnold Palmer. It is reminiscent of old Scottish-style courses and because it is so wide-open you can get windy conditions that make it very challenging. The longest of The Legends golf holes is 610 yards.
You play through huge pine and oak trees and apparently the winding fairways and flowing water make a great atmosphere in which to play golf. As tee shots are played between strategic openings cut through the trees many a ball gets lost in the woods!
Crane' s Bend is a course designed by Michael Dasher and is a 9-hole Par 30 course.
It winds around the resort’s fountain lake highlighting the wildlife that can be found at Orange Lakes. Each hole shows a different species of bird and the course is landscaped with bridges, ponds and water features.
The Legends Walk is another course designed by Arnold Palmer. It is nearly 1600 yards long and will reminding golfers of the early days of golf as it is a walking course.
It winds through the North Village, with holes ranging in length from 85 to 222 yards. It is designed to challenge golfers of all ages and skill levels. Each hole has five sets of tees golfers can match the course to their level of skill. The course is challenging with its mix of water, woods and sand and while it is great for newer golfers it is also good for experienced golfers as well as providing a good time for families.
The Reserve was originally designed by Joe Lee in the 1980s and then re-designed by
Mike Dasher in 2005. It is an 18-hole, par 71 course which winds through water and rolling greens. Apparently when it was redesigned it made it even more challenging than it was before.
On this course hole 12 which is a par 3 and the shortest on the course so you really need to get an accurate tee shot. Beware there are two deep bunkers to the left and water hazards to the right and front of the green.
The good news is it is possible to finish this course with a birdie. If you do play on any of the four courses at Orange Lakes I am sure you will enjoy your game.
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