Golfing in Orlando
You have several different golfing options in the Orlando area. You’ll find traditional 18 hole golf courses, golf clinics and workshops, golf tournaments and the most eclectic mix of miniature golf courses that you can imagine.
Just about every neighborhood in Orlando has a golf course, and some are open to the public. If you are renting a luxury vacation home, that property may very well be on a golf course, so think about packing your clubs when you load the car. You’ll also find some great public courses on Disney property and scattered throughout the area, so you can tee off wherever and whenever you like.
With comfortable weather year round and amazing tropical greenery and landscapes, Orlando is an exciting destination for golfers. Whether you just want to relax and enjoy the day on a full sized course, play around with the kids – or play like a kid – on a mini golf course, or pick up some new skills, Orlando has something to offer you.
Standard Golf Courses in Orlando
Here are some of our favorite spots to golf a traditional 9 or 18 hole course in the Orlando area. Expect gorgeous, well maintained greens, fun and functional golf carts and a relaxing day on the course, away from the bustling theme park crowds.
This charming historic oasis is a favorite of both locals and travelers, and it’s easy to see why. Packed with gracious southern charm and hospitality, Dubsdread has hosted golfing greats Sam Snead, Claude Harmon and Ben Hogan, among others.
Want a lush tropical setting right next to Disney World? You can golf at the onsite Palm course and enjoy the tropical atmosphere of 18 gorgeously designed holes. This course is one of several on Disney property, and very convenient if you are staying at a Disney Good Neighbor resort or want to end your day at a Disney theme park.
Miniature Golfing in Orlando
As one of the top travel destinations for families in the world, Orlando has plenty of innovative miniature golf courses designed to appeal to all ages. Whether you want a Jurassic experience, a jungle tour or a pirate adventure, you’ll find what you need right in Orlando. It may be a surprise, but the Disney mini golf courses are completely outclassed by the offsite options – Disney excels at many things, but mini-golf is not one of them. Look to Universal and to freestanding courses for the best value and for over the top themeing and fun.
Here are a few standout Orlando mini golf courses to get you started:
Looking for an amazing, jungle themed adventure for the whole family? Look no further than Congo River, which offers plenty of fun holes in a totally themed environment. Visit this popular course early in the day for the best rates and deals.
If you can’t get enough of Pirates of the Caribbean, Jake and the Neverland Pirates or Peter Pan, then head on over to one of two Pirates Cove locations for a swashbuckling golfing adventure. These courses are fun to look at and play, and offer some of the best elevation challenges you’ll find in Orlando.
Universal’s Drive in Golf
If you’re planning on golfing at night, head to Universal’s Drive in Golf. While these courses are fun any time of day, they really shine at night, thanks to the special effects and fun lighting. From a giant snake (the hole is named Haunty Python) to fun retro Sci-Fi movie elements, this kitschy course is one of the area’s best. Read more about Universal’s Drive-in Golf…