Golf in Winter Springs

18-Hole Golf Outing with Cart, Range Balls, and Beer for Two or Four at Mayfair Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Mayfair Country Club

Sanford

$82.50 $41

Course once played by Walter Hagen and Sam Snead earned Best Course to Play nod from Golf Digest for tricky yet rewarding layout

Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Golf

University

$31.96 $17

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

Half-Hour Full Swing or Putting Lesson with Half-Hour Practice Session at GolfEd (Up to 68% Off)

GolfEd

Waterford Lakes

$95 $39

Indoor studio uses video swing analysis and a practice green during lessons with experienced pros and practice sessions

1-, 1.5-, or 3-Hour Private Golf Lesson at Hawkins Golf School (Up to 50% Off)

Hawkins Golf School

Winter Garden

$150 $75

The V1 Pro Golf System helps golf instructors break down swing mechanics and offer corrective advice regardless of skill level

$45 for $150 Toward 90 Minute Golf Coaching Session — Black and Gold Golf Coaching

Black And Gold Golf Coaching

Winter Garden

$150 $45

Coaching session with an ultra-high-speed video for swing analysis to influence the shape of your ball flight.

$90 for $180 Groupon — Dar Lowery Golf Academy

Dar Lowery Golf Academy

Sorrento Hills

$180 $90

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18 Holes of Golf for One or Two Including Club Rental at The Legends Golf Course at Orange Lake Resort (Up to 64% Off)

The Legends

Orange Lake Resort

$135 $49

Legend's 18-hole golf course hosts unlimited play sessions during daylight and nighttime hours

One or Two Lessons with Video Swing-Analysis at Perritt-DeCorso Golf Academy at Falcon's Fire (Up to 60% Off)

Perritt-DeCorso Golf Academy at Falcon's Fire

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

$125 $55

Hour-long lessons on a grass driving range with video analysis and free use of Taylor Made range balls

18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart and Lunch for Two or Four at Kissimmee Bay Country Club (Up to 73% Off)

Kissimmee Bay Country Club

Kissimmee Bay

$168 $50

(30)

A dozen water hazards challenge players along a 6,830-yard layout hemmed by cypress and oak trees

18 Holes of Golf Plus Cart Rental, Range Balls, and Lunch for Two or Four at Remington Golf Club (Up to 73% Off)

Remington Golf Club

Remington

$168 $50

(47)

Water hazards loom on the edges of wide fairways and greens at an 18-hole course that golfers traverse in rented carts

One or Two Private 60-Minute Golf Lessons at Fore the Players (Up to 60% Off)

Fore the Players

Seralago

$125 $55

PGA of America Class A Professional David Perritt helps refine students' skills during private lessons that include a video swing analysis

Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Adventure Golf

Congo River Golf Daytona Beach

$31.96 $17

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

One or Two Private Golf Lessons and Driving-Range Practice Sessions at Eagle Ridge Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Belleview

$72 $35

Former golf director at Hofstra University conducts private lessons, teaching concepts golfers can then try out in practice driving sessions

$89 for One-Hour Swing Lesson with TrackMan Analysis at Transition Golf Academy ($185 Value)

Transition Golf Academy

Haines City

$185 $89

Instructors use data from Trackman ball-flight analysis to inform empirically based swing advice for swing improvement

All-Day Golf Package for Two or Four at Juliette Falls Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Juliette Falls Golf Course

Dunnellon

$166 $89

Course that has earned plaudits from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest weaves through waste bunkers, waterfalls, and ponds

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, and Range Balls at Marion Oaks Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Marion Oaks Country Club

Belleview

$33 $15

Send golf balls soaring over the bermuda grass fairways of a 7,031-yard course

$95 for Four Group Golf Lessons from Joe Kowatch at The Grand Club ($320 Value)

Joe Kowatch at The Grand Club

Palm Coast

$320 $95

PGA pro and seasoned golf instructor Joe Kowatch helps students improve their game

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart and Beers at Zephyrhills Under Par (Up to 46% Off) 

Zephyrhills Under Par

Zephyr Pines

$50.50 $28

Par 68 course measures 5,054 yards from the farthest tees, welcoming all golfers to swing through relatively open layout

18 Holes for Two or Four with Cart, Large Bucket, and Drinks at The Majors Golf Club (Up to 60% Off)

The Majors Golf Club

Palm Bay

$86 $35

Course designed by Arnold Palmer boasts Carolina–style pine trees, sugary white sands, and natural contours

$41 for One-Hour Golf Lesson with Video Feedback — Craig Skiles Golf

Craig Skiles Golf

Spring Hill

$75 $41

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Golf Outings for Two or Four with Cart and Food Vouchers at Point O' Woods Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Point O' Woods Golf Club

Inverness

$37 $19

Elongated lake dominates the landscape of this par 30 course, challenging golfers looking to polish their short game

$26 for $75 Worth of Golf Lessons — MobileGolfFix.com Golf Academy

Mobilegolffix.com Golf Academy

Lutz

$75 $26

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Each day, golf carts trundle over wooden bridges, their wheels thwacking against each plank as they cross the myriad waterways that dot Alaqua Country Club's 18-hole layout. Designed by golf legend Gary Player, the 6,662-yard course is sculpted through tunnels of 55-foot trees and incorporates water hazards that come into play on 16 holes. One shining example is the par 3 hole 13 with an island green that tests golfers' iron play and ability to use those same clubs to fight off feral caddies that use flagsticks as swords. Surrounded by the Lower Wekiva Preserve State Park, the course enchants golfers with palms draped in billowing spanish moss and occasional sightings of deer and wild turkeys.

Alaqua Country Club's new, adobe-accented clubhouse offers weekly dining specials served to tables draped in white linens, where guests can unwind after rounds or fold chocolate brown napkins into festive new club head covers.

2091 Alaqua Dr
Longwood,
FL
US

High-tech golf learning center utilizing high speed video and motion sensing technology to analyze all aspects of the golfers swing. This, coupled with, the ability to review lessons via Internet access and compare your swing to over 200 PGA, Champions and LPGA tour professionals.

297 W State Road 436
Altamonte Springs,
FL
US

The Links at 434 snakes a par 3 course over open fields dotted with sand traps and towering lights that provide an illuminated course as late as 10 p.m. Before taking the course, golfers can warm up by chipping onto a practice green and rifling off range balls from natural-grass tees or one of 10 covered hitting bays that shield players from the pressure-inducing gaze of the moon. From the first tee, golfers' short- to midrange games are tested by narrow fairways and difficult approach shots onto greens reminiscent of Mother Earth's curiously shaped amoebas. The longest hole stretches to 185 yards, putting added pressure on short-iron play, and three sets of tees help to make the course playable for golfers of all abilities.

798 W Town Pkwy
Altamonte Springs,
FL
US

Winter Park Country Club's fairways have expanded from 9 to 27 and shrink back to 9 again throughout its history. Now celebrating its 100th season in the fall of 2014, perhaps the course's greatest claim to fame has been the legendary figures who have graced its narrow, tree-hampered fairways, including players with surnames such as Hogan, Snead, and Sarazen.

Players of all stripes, from greenhorns to green-jacket holders, must deal with difficult design and terrain, as showcased on the course?s signature fourth hole, whose dogleg left and tight out-of-bounds areas lead a troubling path to a green situated behind two large bunkers and a massive oak tree. The biggest challenge, however, may reside on the par 3 seventh hole, whose deceptively simple 165-yard length leads into a hard-to-read green with a shape-shifting flagstick.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 35 course

  • Length of 2,470 yards

  • Course rating of 31.8

  • Slope rating of 102 on bermuda grass

  • See hole details

  • Limited edition 100th anniversary merchandise available in pro shop

761 Old England Ave
Winter Park,
FL
US

The 18-hole course at Winter Pines Golf Club was first drawn up in 1968, and continues to surround golfers in a Technicolor terrarium marked by brightly flowered landscapes and deep emerald turf as it celebrates its 45th birthday. The front nine presents a traditional, par 36 layout that stretches to 3,026 yards, complete with two par 5s just upwards of 470 yards apiece but still well southwards of the 100,000-yard distance at which holes can apply for statehood. Golfers having trouble with the par 5s will find a respite on a par 31 back nine stocked with five par 3s—including four in a row from holes 14 through 17. Those hoping that these indicate can-of-corn iron shots and no-hands aces will come to a rude awakening, however, when they find themselves staring down tee shots of more than 210 yards on holes 12, 15, and 17.

950 S Ranger Blvd.
Winter Park,
FL
US

After changing owners a number of times, including separate stints in the hands of a Confederate Civil War general and a retired sea captain, the 152-acre plot of Mayfair Country Club was bought by the city of Sanford in 1922. The city quickly built four holes around the beautiful citrus trees and double row of oak trees, opening for business that same year under the title Sanford Country Club. By 1924, an 18-hole course opened and began to attract big-name golfers, including Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen.

Unfortunately, the course?s upkeep was neglected during the nation's Great Golf-Ball Shortage. After the Depression passed, a small group of investors renovated the course and reopened it in 1945 under the name Seminole Country Club. The course wouldn?t be called the Mayfair Country Club until the late 1940s, when it was acquired by the NFL's New York Giants, a development that led to the course's hosting of PGA tour events from 1955 to 1957 and regular visits from legends such as Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer.

Today, players can walk the same fairways as the game's greats while grappling with the course?s difficult layout, named a Best Course to Play by Golf Digest. Opportunities for high-risk, high-reward shots abound, as two of the four par 5s measure less than 450 yards and the fairways remain as wide and inviting as they were in 1922, having managed to avoid growing thin and feeble with old age.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,403 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 123 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole

3536 Country Club Dr
Sanford,
FL
US