Golfing in Lake County

 

golfing in lake county

 
Central Florida is a golfer’s paradise. With our verdant, grassy stretches, our clement weather, our beautiful vistas and our easy access to both rural and metropolitan areas, we certainly have our fair share of world-class golf courses.  Lake County has several golf courses; the Mission Inn Resort & Golf Club, the Deer Island Country Club, Arlington Ridge Golf Course, Mount Dora Golf Club, the Country Club of Mount Dora, the Baytree Executive Golf Course, and the Wedgewood Golf Course.  Below we provide information on several of these.

Our hotel is conveniently located within ten minutes’ drive of Mission Inn, Deer Island, and the Mount Dora Golf Clubs.

The Mission Inn (El Campeon & Las Colinas)

Mission Inn Resort provides two unique courses depending on your taste.  These courses are both located just south of our Leesburg hotel in the small town of Howey-in-the-Hills.  El Campeon’s notable feature is its 85 feet of elevation change and its history.  It is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Southern United States and is known for being a challenging but satisfying course.  Las Collinas, alternately, is a gentle course with gradual, minor topography changes and broad fairways.  It is a good course for those who want to simply enjoy playing and are not striving to conquer El Campeon.

Deer Island Country Club

This scenic course was designed by Joe Lee with the intention of incorporating the surrounded wetlands and lakes into the golfing experience. Every hole offers views of either a lake or other waterways. There are portions of the course designed for experienced golfers (7,000 yards of black tees) and other areas which are ideal for those who are still learning. This course encompassed 18 holes surrounded by wildlife, moss draped oak trees and other natural features which make it a stunning place to play.

Other Golf Courses:

Arlington Ridge Golf Course
4463 Arlington Ridge Blvd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-4660

Baytree Golf Course
129 Juniper Way
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 343-7227

Black Bear Golf Club
24505 Caluso Blvd.
Eustis, FL 32736
(352) 357-4732

Clerbrook Golf Club
20005 N. U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-6165

Country Club of Mount Dora
1900 Country Club Blvd.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 735-2263

Eagle Dunes Golf Course
24000 Marbella Drive
Sorrento, FL 32776
(352) 357-0123

Green Valley Country Club
14601 Green Valley Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-2133

Harbor Hills Country Club
6538 Lake Griffin Road
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 753-7711

King’s Ridge Golf Club
1950 Kings Ridge Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 242-4653

Legends Golf & Country Club
1700 Legendary Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 243-1118

Monarch Golf Club
5325 Saint Andrews Arc
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 314-9000

Mount Dora Golf Club
1100 S. Highland St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 383-3954

Orange Blossom Hills Golf & Country Club
One Water Tower Circle
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 753-5200

Palisades Country Club
16510 Palisades Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-0085

Pennbrooke Fairways
32900 Countryside Blvd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-3200

Plantation at Leesburg - Cranes Roost Course
4720 Plantation Blvd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 365-0526

Plantation at Leesburg – Otter Creek Course
4720 Plantation Blvd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 365-0526

Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club
2601 Diamond Players Club Drive
Clermont, FL 32711
(352) 243-0411

Sarabande Country Club
26945 Bella Vista Drive
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
(352) 324-2511

Swiss Fairways
13114 Skiing Paradise Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 429-9065

Water Oak Country Club Estates
106 Evergreen Lane
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 753-3905

Wedgewood Golf Course
12635 County Road 44
Grand Island, FL 32735
(352) 589-0072

Photo courtesy of www.visitlakefl.com

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By Becky Schaff

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