Hawks Landing Golf Club

8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL

Rates: $55-$165
(includes cart & practice range)

“The landscape enhancements and natural details of this new course are both impressive and ubiquitous: aquatic vegetation, tailored teeboxes, native grasses, multifarious trees (Chinese tallow, palms, oak, pine), manicured fairways, and water, water everywhere.

At 6,810 yards from the back of four sets of tees (Championship), the par-72 golf course features water in play on 15 holes, large tifdwarf Bermuda grass greens, fairways without elevation but with ample undulation, and enough wind to keep it interesting.

The 353-yard short par-4 8th hole is an early introduction to the excitement. This hole requires strategy and accuracy. From the tee box you look out at a groomed fairway (tight early in, then expansive toward the green), three fairway bunkers on the left (easily within range of a hooked tee shot), and a narrow green bordering plenty of water on the right. The long green, as you approach, is 46 yards from front-to-back, and if you hit it in low (despite the wind, trees, bunkers and jitters), you still have a formidable (probably long) putt.

The 432-yard 14th hole is the longest par-4 on the course. Wide, brawny, handsome, and deceptive (wait till you see the bunkers just before the green), this hole must be played with subtlety and precision. The drive is safe shot, but the approach must carry water and that diabolical bunker protecting the small green.” Hawks Landing GC