The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon to Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a one-day unlimited golf package at The Reserve course (up to a $65 total value).
- For $39, you get a one-day unlimited golf package at The Legends course (up to an $80 total value).
Both packages include:
- One unlimited day of golfing, including a golf cart (up to a $34 value for The Reserve; up to a $49 value for The Legends).
- Pre-round range balls (a $5 value).
- Two bottles of water (a $6 value).
- Certificate to return and play the Legends Walk course (a $20 value).
Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson opened Orange Lake Resort, a hodgepodge of shops, hydro-soaked attractions, and golf courses. At the outset of each one-day unlimited golf outing, players warm up with one bucket of range balls before clambering atop a complimentary golf cart and hoping someone pushes them over to their course of choice. The Reserve's 18-hole, par 71 challenge leads golfers through waterways, sand, and rolling, manicured greens in search of below-par glory. Players opting for the The Legends traipse across a par 72 course designed by Arnold Palmer, navigating more than 7,000 yards of bermuda fairways. Play begins with nine holes on a links course before venturing into the wooded nine-hole finale under skyscraper pines, enormous oaks, and the watchful eyes of the course’s squirrel referees.
After play winds down, golfers walk away with a certificate to return and play the nine-hole Legends Walk course at a later date. Also designed by Arnold Palmer, the course features five sets of tees on each hole, letting golfers personalize the course to their skill level and letting groups of five practice for a synchronized swing tournament.
Orange Lake Resort
The scenic fairways, greens, and hazards of four golf courses blanket the grounds at Orange Lake Resort, drawing in golfers with layouts designed by some of the game's premier architects. Beyond the signature course designed by Arnold Palmer, the resort makes use of native pines, wetlands, and flowing water in a pair of nine-hole executive courses. Each of the courses also sells name-brand apparel, accessories, and equipment in their onsite pro shops. In addition, a full range of practice facilities—from lighted driving ranges to putting greens and chipping greens—lets golfers hone their skills before their big-stakes auditions for the Tin Cup sequel.
Elsewhere on the resort, visitors can relax in a 1,200-foot-long lazy river, tan on beaches surrounding an 80-acre lake, or explore the bars, restaurants, and shopping centers that populate four villages covering 1,450 acres of the Orlando tropics.