Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
We invite you to play the award winning Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club. Of all the great Orlando golf courses in the Central Florida area, Steve Smyer's creation at Southern Dunes may be the most unique. Central Florida has an abundance of courses that typify the style generally found in the state, however, not very often can locals and tourists find a course in Florida that has such unique topography to it. This dramatic hillside layout stretches to over 7,200 yards and features 100 ft. of elevation change, large undulating greens, massive high lipped bunkers, Dunes that are covered with high grasses and ornamentals, which form borders that tumble with the terrain.
Five sets of tees welcome golfers of all skill levels to enjoy risk/reward opportunities through extensive mounding and strategically placed bunkers. The par-3 holes play down hill giving golfers beautiful views of greens and present holes that truly have distinction. There are five par-4 holes that stretch more than 420 yards from the back tees and three that play less than 380 yards long. The shorter ones make golfers play smart off the tee and with the approach, while the longer ones call for some muscle to get the ball on the putting greens in regulation. The par-5's allow for some mistakes from the tee box, however, these holes offer tough risk reward opportunities for the player trying to get the ball on the putting surface in just two shots.
Southern Dunes G&CC, located in Haines City just off HWY 27, has become the place well known to locals as challenging design, but fair and fun to play time and time again. It's a layout that penalizes poorly executed shots and one that rewards sound golf. The Dunes, as many call it, is a true golfing experience that offers 18 holes of remarkable golf. Join us here at Southern Dunes the next time you visit the Orlando area.
Probably the best in Polk County. greens and fairways are good, layout is fun, long and difficult. They charge more than it is worth for out of towners in the winter, but people still pay it. The staff is very rude, steams down from the GM, but if you are looking for good golf, just ignore that. Definitely play if you are willing to pay the price.