About the Course 2017-10-02T11:19:51+00:00

About the Course

Orange Tree Golf Club’s challenging 18-hole championship golf course offers golfers of all abilities a thrilling golf experience amidst beautifully manicured surroundings.

One of Orlando’s premier golf courses, Orange Tree Golf Club’s beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course is designed for all levels of play, and consists of five sets of tees ranging in total length from 5,183 yards from the Ladies’ tees to 7,036 yards from the Championship tees.

Designed by Joe Lee and built in 1972, the golf course features tight tree-lined fairways, challenging doglegs, several water hazards, and fast, subtly contoured greens. With Bermuda grass on both fairways and greens, the course presents itself in immaculate condition all year round.

The course is a stern but fair test of a golfer’s game, and culminates with three spectacular finishing holes. Holes 16, 17, and 18, also known as “The Loop”, offer picturesque views, but demand precision to successfully negotiate the water, out-of-bounds, and other hazards. They are three of the best finishing holes anywhere.

The club features a full range of practice facilities including a driving range, putting green, and a short-game facility.

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Course Tour

Tour Orange Tree Golf Club’s challenging 18-hole layout and get playing tips from the professional.

To tour the course, click a hole number below.

Front 9 Holes

Hole 1

“This 565 yard Par 5 requires 3 precise shots to an undulating green that is surrounded by bunkers left and water right.”

-David Damesworth PGA

Hole 2

This is a 528 yard Par 5 that is reachable after a good drive. Hole 2 DistancesThe undulating green and big front bunker make this hole tough.

Hole 3

This 390 yard Par 4 requires an accurate shot off the tee. A large challenging Hole 3 Distancesbunker in front of the green requires you to control your distance on your second shot.

Hole 4

This picturesque Par 4 requires an accurate shot off the tee. The green is Hole 4 Distancessurrounded by bunkers on all sides. A good shot into the green could lead to an easy birdie.

Hole 5

This Par 3 requires a solid midiron shot to a green surrounded by bunkers. Be sure to control your distance as a shot to the front of the green to a back pin will lead to a very difficult 2 putt.

Hole 6

An accurate tee shot is crucial here with out-of-bounds looming on both sides of the fairway. A well placed second shot will lead to a very makeable birdie.

Hole 7

This brutal Par 3 requires an accurate long iron approach to a very small undulating green. A misplaced iron could lead to an easy bogey.

Hole 8

This short par 4 can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. A good drive will leave you a short iron into this very undulating green. Distance control is crucial on your second shot.

Hole 9

This picturesque dogleg left is a risk/reward hole. You can cut the dog leg and make it shorter to the hole but be careful on how much you cut off. A good drive will leave a mid-shot iron into a large green.

Back 9 Holes

Hole 10

This reachable Par 5 is the calm before the storm on the back nine. A good drive will leave you a risk/reward second shot into a well protected green.

-David Damesworth PGA

Hole 11

Don’t let the beauty of this hole make you too comfortable. A midiron shot into a small, undulating green protected by water and bunker make this Par 3 very challenging.

Hole 12

A good drive down the left side of the fairway is required with the fairway sloping left to right toward the bunker through the fairway. A second shot placed toward the middle of the green will lead to a relatively flat putt.

Hole 13

This dogleg right Par 4 requires a good tee shot at the bunkers through the fairway. Don’t get to greedy as a shot to the right will leave you behind tall Oak trees.

Hole 14

This short Par 4 can sneak up on you. A well placed drive is required as water guards the left side of the fairway and out-of-bounds to the right.

Hole 15

This simple straight away Par 4 is protected by several bunkers both by the fairway and the green. Keep your drive down the left side as a shot toward the right bunkers will be trouble.

Hole 16

The start of the ‘LOOP’. This Par 5 is a great combination of beauty and demandingness. Any astray shot will lead to a big number as water guards every shot.

Hole 17

This Par 3 requires a controlled shot that is all carry over water. With a green depth of only 20 paces you better judge your distance or you’ll end up swimming or on the beach.

Hole 18

This demanding hole can leave a sour taste in your mouth if you’re not careful. A well placed drive down the left side will leave a mid/long iron shot into a green protected by water. A bail out to the left on your second shot will leave a reasonable shot at an up and down.

Orange Tree Golf Club’s challenging 18-hole championship golf course offers golfers of all abilities a thrilling golf experience amidst beautifully manicured surroundings.

To view more detailed information about a hole, including playing tips, simply click on a hole number.

Course and Slope Ratings

Course Etiquette and Dress Code

Orange Tree Golf Club is an exclusive, upscale golf club. To ensure that our club continues to be enjoyed by all members and their guests, we ask that certain standards of dress and golf etiquette be maintained.

Pace of Play

Please maintain your position on the course. It is your responsibility to keep pace with the group in front of you. If you fall one full hole behind, please allow faster groups behind you to play through

Repair Ball Marks

It is essential that all players are diligent in their repair of ball marks on greens. A correctly repaired ball mark will recover in 24 hours. A ball mark left unrepaired for two hours can take up to two months to recover. Unrepaired ball marks also leave the green more susceptible to disease and pests. Repairing a ball mark is as easy as:

  1. Using a ball mark repair tool (not a tee or keys), start at the back of the ball mark where the ball has raised up the turf.
  2. Working your way around the ball mark, slowly and gently ease the turf toward the center of the mark. Do not attempt to lift the ball mark up from beneath.
  3. When you have worked your way around, gently tamp down the repaired ball mark with your putter to smooth the putting surface.

Repair Divots

Please either replace your divots or fill them using the sand provided.

Familiarize yourself with the USGA Rules of Golf.

Be aware of your shadow. Don’t stand in a place that causes your shadow to be cast across a player’s putting line or in their field of view when hitting the ball. Never walk through a player’s putting line. Step over the putting line, or ideally walk around the player’s ball.

Golf Course Dress Code

The following outlines the dress requirements for both male and female members and guests while on the golf course:

Men

  • Slacks
  • Bermuda-style shorts (no more than four inches above the knee)
  • Knickers
  • Golf shirts with collars
  • Turtle-necks and mock-turtles

Ladies

  • Skirts
  • Trousers
  • Bermuda-style shorts (length of which should be no shorter than halfway between mid-thigh and the knee)
  • Collared golf shirts.
  • Collarless golf shirts with sleeves and similar sleeveless shirts with collars have been deemed acceptable for ladies

Juniors

Juniors and children are expected to be dressed in a manner consistent with these guidelines. The Professional staff has been asked to provide any further guidance as deemed necessary, and to bring to the attention of members any departure from these standards.

Always rake bunkers after hitting to remove your footprints.

Do not hit the ball until you are certain that the group ahead of you is out of range.

The USGA has published an excellent primer on golf etiquette.

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