Located near a handful of glittery lakes, Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club provides a sporting oasis of natural splendor for budding or fully bloomed course crusaders. Duos of friends or resigned enemies can toss golf-ball tenderizers into the back of the rental cart and cruise all 7,005 yards of the 18-hole course, which boasts five tees of varying distances to challenge players of all ilk. Considerable elevation changes throughout the par 71 golf garden keeps guests on their tippy toes, and no fairway runs up against a parallel fairway, except in the parallel universe, which is full of parallel fairways and people that understand the New Yorker comic strips. As golfers traverse the pastoral playgrounds, they will also come up against sinister sand traps and roughs, as well as Blacks Lake, which feasts on a strict golf-ball diet.
With seemingly unlimited amounts of sunshine washing over the hills of Clermont, golfers take to the tees on two distinct courses at Kings Ridge Golf Club. The Kings Course holds rank as the club's largest. At 6,269 yards from the back tees, it leads golfers across 18 holes of natural rolling terrain. Elevated tees only add to this course's charm, since they afford views that are normally reserved for basketball players stacked in human pyramids.
The Ridge course, meanwhile, checks in at 3,660 yards. Despite its relative brevity, this executive course packs plenty of score-inflicting punch, including water hazards, pot bunkers, and deep grass roughs. Players can properly prepare for such challenges at Kings Ridge Golf Club's golf academy, which features everything from individual and group lessons to camps and clinics.
A golf swing incorporates many motions into a very short time frame, so it can be challenging even for experts to assess a swing in real time. Transition Golf Academy meets this challenge head on by using the latest swing analysis technology, equipment, and video tools to make sure that no swing characteristic goes unnoticed as instructors assess players' form. In lessons led by founder Matt Higginbotham or one of the other instructors, pupils may watch as TrackMan software analyzes their ball flight, Advanced Motion Measurement video tracks their kinematic sequencing, or V1 video analysis reveals any flaws in their grip, posture, or sideburn symmetry. This exhaustive approach helps players gain insight to their swing as instructors place the data in context and offer advice for improvement in private lessons, club-fitting sessions, or the six-week Par Saver Program, the Academy's signature training regimen.