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Recommended golf courses in Kissimmee/Orlando

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We're meeting up with friends in Kissimmee the end of February and the hubbies would like to play 18 holes of golf at least once while we are there. I told my husband that I would ask on TUG for recommendations for a decent golf course. My husband plays very well and enjoys a tough course. Our friend, not so well. We know that this is considered "prime time" here in Florida, so if anyone knows of any place to get discounts for golfing, that would also be helpful.

Thanks for any input!
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Sylvia,

I will be golfing in Orlando in two weeks---looking forward to it!!
So, given that I have been scouring the tee times, etc., I am pretty well versed to answer this question.

Here are the best web sites:

https://specials.ezlinks.com/Reservations/Specials.asp?selStartDate=02/22/2007&swww.ezlinks.com&
This site has a small offering, but some of the tee times are prior to noon. It shows offerings twelve days away. You can also try to bid a few bucks less by name your own price. If it fails, just go in and book the price listed.


www.golfnow.com (much more opportunities, but mostly NOT around 9 or 10 o'clock---when most people play). You can see the courses that they have offerings by clicking on the area(s) (Downtown, Attractions, etc)

Most courses offer twilight rates after 2pm. If you can play late in the day, you will be playing some premium courses for approixmately half-price.

I like Grande Cypress, Shingle Creek, Disney courses, Falcon's Fire, Hawk's Landing, Orange County Nat'l. And I hope to play Orange Lake Legends (not Reserve) this year. We played Championsgate last year, I would play there again.
Harmony Preserve is about 40 minutes away, but that's a course you should consider. Celebration was a decent course as well.
Grande Pines will be right next door to where we are staying, it's pretty nice, too----but beat the heck out of me!!!

There are some other courses that are not as expensive, of those, we enjoyed Eastwood, that was a few years ago.

I wouldn't suggest Orange lake Reserve (first twelve hole not so great), or Stoneybrook West (if you slice, you'll be near houses), or Hunter's Creek (poor yardage markings, etc)., Kissimmee (or Oaks)

Send a response if you need more info; I've researched it pretty extensively.

Pat
 

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I played Falcons Fire when we were down last and thought it was a pretty nice course. Price was reasonable and they gave us a pretty good discount to come back and play again the next day.
 

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Thank you! Passing info on to Steve (hubbie) and he can research further. He was aware of golfnow.com, but not aware of the specials.ezlink.com site. He thought that they would probably only be playing 9 holes as our friend has been having trouble with his back and wasn't sure whether he'd make it thru 18 holes.

Again, thanks!!
 

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Thank you! Passing info on to Steve (hubbie) and he can research further. He was aware of golfnow.com, but not aware of the specials.ezlink.com site. He thought that they would probably only be playing 9 holes as our friend has been having trouble with his back and wasn't sure whether he'd make it thru 18 holes.

Again, thanks!!

Sometimes I have problems with my back.

Tell him the Faldo course is on both sites mentioned above.
It is at Marriott Grande Vista resort.

It's 9 holes, par 32; sounds like it would be perfect!!
(but, GET THE DEAL PRICE!!)

I have to call myself, I don't know if the ezlinks price gives you two trips around = 18 holes----if it does, they could quit after 9 holes, or play through 12, 14, etc.---until he was ready to quit.

Pat
 
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Sometimes I have problems with my back.

Tell him the Faldo course is on both sites mentioned above.
It is at Marriott Grande Vista resort.

It's 9 holes, par 32; sounds like it would be perfect!!
(but, GET THE DEAL PRICE!!)

I have to call myself, I don't know if the ezlinks price gives you two trips around = 18 holes----if it does, they could quit after 9 holes, or play through 12, 14, etc.---until he was ready to quit.

Pat

Thanks for the additional info. Steve advised he will definately check into the Faldo course.
Sylvia
 

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Remington gives a deal and a half! Breakfast, driving range, lunch, practice green, and all the extra holes you want for one price. Get the coupon online. My hubby says he thinks it was 45 or 49 for the day.
 

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Another site I use when going down is eFloridagolf The trick is you have to be on their site at the moment tee times become available every month. The website will explain the ins and outs.

Another site is Golf18Network

Enjoy
 
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