Mystic Dunes Golf Club
Eagle Creek Golf Club overview
Situated just 25 miles southwest of Downtown Orlando, Mystic Dunes Golf Club is located on-site at the Hilton Vacation Club Mystic Dunes Orlando. The 18-hole course offers a unique test of golf, with a varied course type throughout. There are also lots of villas and hotel rooms nearby. The modern Clubhouse has a fully-stocked pro shop and Kenzie’s Restaurant and Lounge which serves American fare, and is open for lunch and dinner before or after your round.
The Club is home to an extensive 60,000 sqft of practice facilities, including a driving range, chipping and putting greens, and a practice bunker area. This course is known as a course that requires good short game, so make the most of these practice facilities! Rated four stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play, this is certainly one to add to your Orlando checklist!
Eagle Creek Golf Course overview
The par-72 golf course was designed by Gary Koch, measures 7,012 yards from the tips, and opened in 2001. The front nine is in a “low country style”, like most Carolina-style courses, meandering through native wetlands and marsh areas, while bordering oak and cypress forests. Contrastingly, the back nine is western and has distinct characteristics of a British Isle links course, with extensive perimeter mounding and pot bunkers as well as large, expansive, sandy waste areas bordering lush, green perfectly manicured fairways.
Be careful on the greens as Mystic Dunes’ greens were named among the most difficult in all of golf by the 2008 PGA Professional Guide to travel.
The signature hole at Mystic Dunes would be the 177-yard par-3 2nd hole which features a waterfall to the left of the green.
Did You Know?
Course designer Gary Koch is a PGA TOUR Champions member, as well as an announcer for NBC. Koch also drew inspiration from Alistair Mackenzie to create big, artistic, topsy-turvy putting surfaces at Mystic Dunes. This is highlighted on the par-5 5th hole, where the tiers of the green drop almost ten feet, more than some Florida courses vary in elevation over their entire 18 holes!
Accommodation near Mystic Dunes Golf Club
Melia Orlando Celebration
The Melia Orlando Hotel at Celebration is located just minutes from several golf clubs, and less than three miles from Disney World. With modern and spacious rooms, a fantastic on-site restaurant, and a swimming pool, this venue is a perfect choice.