Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is an award winning course and is one of the top ten courses in all of Florida. The course was created to show the varying and distinctive aspects of Floridian nature. The designer of Southern Dunes, Steve Smyer, found the perfect way to blend the quality expected in high-end courses with features that truly make Florida golf unique. In a state were golfing is abundant, Southern Dunes stands apart for its extraordinary layout.
Found in Haines City, conveniently off Highway 27, Southern Dunes is a favorite for locals and has a great reputation with tourists, with many returning just to have another try at the course. The design of Southern Dunes embraces the natural elements Florida offers. It has rolling hillsides, stretching over 7,000 yards. The hills provide just the right amount of elevation change, 100 feet, to create a challenging course that truly tries the skills of experienced golfers. The greens are beautifully manicured stretches surrounded by dunes, high grasses, and bunkers set up to give a good game.
There are many golf course options in the Orlando area. But, with five sets of tees, golfers are finding that Southern Dunes challenges in ways regular courses do not. While other courses focus on a comfortable play through, Southern Dunes is perfect for players who want to think strategically and test themselves.
The course has five par-4 holes that spread out from the back tees over 420 yards. There are another three that are less than 380 yards. But, shorter isn’t always easier. While hitting long may take strength, the shorter pars require concentration and strategy. With just enough of both, players can make it to the green in two shots.
Southern Dunes isn’t all about the game, though. The entire property is spectacular. Once an orange grove, the perfectly green hills are surrounded by trees, sand traps, and common Floridian flora. After the hustle and bustle of Orland, taking a moment to breathe and take in Southern Dunes is relaxing and calming.
The staff at Southern Dunes goes above and beyond for guests. They have amazing reputations for being hard-working and courteous. They take care of all your needs, both on and off the course.
For more information and to book tee times, please visit the Southern Dunes Tee Times.