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Florida Highlands Golf Trail Specials
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The area just northwest of Orlando known as the “Florida Highlands” is home to some of the most scenic vistas in the state of Florida - and great, natural terrain golf courses. Natural rolling hills, scenic vistas, thousands of pristine lakes and spectacular golf courses... this is the only place in Florida where golfers can experience these features. Often referred to as “Old Florida”, the area is mostly unspoiled nature, dotted with thousands of freshwater lakes including some of the largest in Florida - 17,000 acre Lake Harris, plus Lake Eustis, Lake Dora, Lake Minneola and Lake Apopka.
Unfortunately, most of the golf courses in this area are overlooked by most travelers, but not anymore. Take a look at the historic Mission Inn Resort with El Campeon “The Champion” and Las Colinas “The Hills” courses onsite. Every golf trip must include The Club at Bella Collina “Beautiful Hills”, Palisades, Sanctuary Ridge and The Legends Country Club.
The designers of the courses noted above, did not move much earth during course construction. The natural “mountain” terrain, sand barrens, natural lakes and native vegetation mostly dictated the course design characteristics. El Campeon, “The Champion” at Mission Inn was designed and built in 1917, and like other courses born during that era, the natural terrain - not a bulldozer, was “the designer”. Some thoughts from Nick Faldo when building his Bella Collina masterpiece include, “the natural rolling site with steep elevation changes is very unusual for Orlando”, and ”the course will provide an inspiring golfing experience for members and guests for years to come.”
The Florida Highlands Golf Trail has so much to offer golfers and guests after your rounds are complete, or if you dare, an “off day” to explore the area. There are numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including The Antique Boat Festival at Mt. Dora drawing boats and collectors from all over North America, the Mt. Dora Music Festival, and the The Bassmasters Southern Open. Visitors will enjoy great “Old Florida Style” cuisine among numerous culinary choices throughout the area.
If your group is looking for a change from the busy Florida tourist destinations, a golf trip to the Florida Highlands Golf Trail is a perfect choice. The area is an easy and short drive from Orlando, Tampa and Ocala. From Orlando International Airport, or Orlando-Sanford International Airport - 45 minutes, 1.5 hour drive from Tampa and 30 minutes from Ocala and Interstate 75.
Golf Zoo offers the best golf courses available as well as your choice in accommodations. Create a custom online trip quote 24/7 by selecting your dates and number of adults on the trip quote box on the right side of this page. Creating your own custom golf package to the Florida Highlands has never been easier. Please use our Interactive Area Map to assist in choosing your golf courses and accommodations, it's really easy to use and gives you lot's of information - including directions, overhead satellite views, complete listing of golf and lodging properties, images & descriptions!
Legends Golf and Country Club Golf Packages
This beautifully manicured 18 hole course is located just northwest of Orlando, only 20 minutes from all the attractions and busy streets of the city. Designed by golf course architects Clifton, Ezell and Clifton, this majestic course stretches 6911 yards from the gold tees and is a test of any golfer's skills at a par 72, slope rating of 130 and a course rating of 72.9. Legends has been selected by Florida Golf Central Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Golf Courses in Central Florida" and is destined to continue to be recognized as one of Florida's top courses. In a recent issue of Lihn's Orlando Golf Guide, Legends was described as "Featuring vertiginous elevations, cinemascopic horizons and breathtaking views, this handsome addition will definitely elevate your spirits".
Mission Inn - El Campeon Golf Packages
El Campeon, "The Champion", was built in 1917, and is one of the south's oldest golf courses. One of two championship courses at The Mission Inn Resort, El Campeon is a hidden gem in the highland countryside just north of Orlando that has formidably stood the test of time. The traditional style course features elevation changes of 85 feet, rolling fairways framed by towering live oaks and sparkling spring-fed lakes. These features, combined with rare Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass undulating greens, offers guests a tour-caliber experience. The signature hole is the par-5, 17th, a long, double dogleg that has more obstacles than some entire courses. El Campeon has attained a 4-Star and "Top 25 Resort Course" rating by Golf Digest, in addition to Golf Magazine Silver Medal "Top Resort" and Golf Week "Top 25 Places to Play in Florida" awards. Come stay and play at Mission Inn's oasis of 36 holes that is touched by history and blessed with natural beauty.
Mission Inn - Las Colinas Golf Packages
Las Colinas, "The Hills," opened to a nomination for "Best New Resort Course" by Golf Digest, Top 25 Most Challenging Courses in Central Florida anda recipient of the "Top Fairways" recognition by Golf for Women. This remarkable course offers quite a different challenge from El Campeon. The classic architecture style of wide fairways across gently rolling hills create an inland links design, while the large, undulating TifDwarf greens demand proper shot placement. Las Colinas is a formidable 7,200 yards from the tips with six sets of tees to create the right challenge for all golfers. The signature par 5, 12th hole - deemed "Alligator Alley," - spans nearly 500 yards along one of the tree-lined fairways, requiring absolute accuracy from tee to green.
Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club Golf Packages
One of the most interesting features of Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club in Clermont (northwest Orlando) is the unbelievable changes in elevation throughout the golf course. With 190 feet of overall elevation change, and the highest elevation point on the course over 200 feet, Florida's Mountain Course provides scenic views and a 7000 yard championship design. Golf Course architect Terrill LaGree, known for his work as original project manager has created yet another gem to add to his collection, but this time it is just a little closer to home. Water comes into play on seven of the eighteen holes and natural sands provide picturesque bunkering throughout the entire course. Five separate sets of tees make Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club in Clermont the perfect fit for any golfer.
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