The International Drive Resort Area Offers Year-Round, Championship Golf in a Vacation Paradise
The I-Drive area is known for its world famous attractions, non-stop entertainment, great dining and shopping and it is home to the second largest convention center in the U.S. And Orlando’s tourist corridor also provides championship courses designed by legends to provide play year-round in this vacation destination.
With more than 170 courses in the Orlando area, endless lodging options, great restaurants and nightlife and picture-perfect weather year-round, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise. Take it from the professionals: It’s home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world. Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere else.PGA Tour stars compete every March in the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
I-Drive area is close to nearby public municipal courses and exclusive clubs that allow public play. Visitors find award-winning opportunities for golfers of all levels with quality layouts that make golf easily accessible. In addition to golfing at one of the area’s two popular resorts, most accommodations in the area will arrange tee times for their guests. For details on planning a vacation in the I-Drive area, visit www.InternationalDriveOrlando.com.
It’s golf reinvented, with the classic Arnold Palmer touch. Legendary and far from the typical. It’s the newly redesigned Shingle Creek Golf Course. Through a special partnership with the renowned Arnold Palmer Design Company, a new, exciting, and challenging golf course at Rosen Shingle Creek is now open. Tee up to extra-long par 4s and par 5s surrounded by enchanting flora and wildlife. Face exciting hazards, twists, and bends. Explore the new championship course that challenges your entire game yet rewards the diligent player.
Shingle Creek Golf Club is also home to the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, one of the best golf instruction facilities in the nation. New to the academy is the new short-game practice area that doubled in size from the original practice area, new state-of-the-art swing analysis and game improvement technology in the indoor hitting bays. Brad Brewer has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as being ranked as a top 100 teacher by Golf Magazine and PGA class-A Professional.
For resort and golf information call 407-996-9933 or visit www.shinglecreekresort.com or www.shinglecreekgolf.com.
Surrounded by magnificent oaks and cypress trees, Marriott's Grande Vista Golf Club sits on the headwaters of the Florida Everglades ecosystem. This 35-acre dedicated practice facility features the Marriott Golf Academy and offers expert golf instruction, custom club-fitting services and a 9-hole, par 32 Ron Garl designed golf course. For golf information, call 407-238-7677 or visit here.
PGA Merchandise Show
One of the leading merchandise shows in the world, the 59th PGA Merchandise show takes place Jan. 24-26, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. PGA professionals and golf Industry professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel and accessories. Participants attend the world's largest Outdoor Demo Day Jan. 23, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.
Coming soon: Topgolf Orlando expects a fall 2017 opening for a three-level, 65,000-square-foot entertainment center. Also: private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays. topgolf.com/us/orlando
The I-Drive area is home to six of the world’s greatest theme parks: SeaWorld®, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park®, Universal Studios®, Islands of Adventure® and Universal's Volcano Bay™; 35 additional thrilling attractions; four entertainment complexes; 55 music, comedy and nightlife venues; three stadium-style movie cinemas; shopping at more than 600 designer, brand-name and outlet stores; more than 275 restaurants; 120 hotels and resorts; the convenient and affordable I•RIDE Trolley Service.
For information visit www.InternationalDriveOrlando.com.