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Orlando, FL 32804
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Dubsdread is a short, fairly easy public track. It's a good walking course at a bargain price. It is narrow, and there is some water. The greens are sloping and elevated. Two of the par-5s are very short, barely exceeding 400 yards. The par-3s are short as well, although one is guarded by a lake. One of the par-4s measures a scant 297 yards. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
The Dive Station found northwest of downtown Orlando is a diver/instructor training center and retail sales store. Whether you are new to diving or looking for further certification, this is the place to go in Orlando to learn and become certified. Numerous PADI-certified dive classes are available for recreational, instructional and technical training in confined water and open water settings. The facility includes the Orlando area's only on-site dive pool and offers guided dive tours to a number of areas around the world. Choose from classes for basic or advanced open water dive certification or specialty dive courses, like deep diving, drift diving, wreck diving, night diving or rescue diving.- Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Ask any local in Orlando for Edge Concert Field and you would surely know how popular this magnificent venue is. This place hosts some of the biggest and much awaited events varying from theater, concerts to sports. Watch out for your favorite league in action or a world-renowned artist perform live. A must-visit on your Orlando trip, head here for thrilling and power-packed performances.
This golf course has an impeccable pedigree, having been originally designed by the great Donald Ross in 1918. Robert Trent Jones Sr. updated the layout in 1959. It is very much a traditional club course. The fairways are narrow, and the greens are small and slippery. Don't let the relative lack of yardage fool you, the two course architects didn't need length to test your game. This excellent course has only one par-4 in excess of 400 yards. The par-5s are short as well.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Eola is an ideal quick jaunt. The lake is a part of a park complex that has a lovely sidewalk, which encircles the lake and serves as a running track. The park is a whopping 43.2 acres, making it the perfect place to get away!
Winter Park Country Club is a very short, very easy public course. Usually in good shape for a public track, Winter Park Municipal offers golfers a relaxing round in an attractive setting. The par-5s measure 424 and 535 yards. The three par-3s are between 146 and 155 yards. Only one par-4 exceeds 300 yards. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged. Check website for more details.
Just across from the Citrus Bowl Stadium, the Thunder Field is a well-known venue. It has played host to many sporting events and is also a popular concert venue. When not hosting an event, this field is used for practices and exercise sessions by sports persons. This well-maintained, manicured, green field is the home to the Orlando Predators football team.
Over the last 21 years, this animal-rehabilitation center has treated and released more than 7,000 birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, vultures and owls. To learn more about these creatures, come by for a visit to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Twenty-two species are on view, including the famous bald eagles. The animals here cannot be returned to the wild, mostly because of health reasons. The center also hosts an adopt-a-wild-bird program.
The par is 72. Blue Tees are 6803 yards with a slope of 130. White Tees are 6272 yards with a slope of 122. Red Tees are 5477 yards with a slope of 114. This course is a 1971 Lloyd Clifton creation. Even at 6,800+ yards from the Blue tees, it's short for a Clifton course. He specialized in brutally long tracks. This particular course demands accuracy as opposed to distance. Pine trees menace both sides of most fairways. Subtle mounding can be found around most greens. There are a number of potential disasters on every hole. The par-3s, par-4s, and par-5s are all of standard length.
Winter Pines Golf Course has a par of 67, Men's Tees of 5401 yards and slope 106 and Ladies' Tees of 4548 yards and slope 98. This Lloyd Clifton effort has some water, some sand and not much yardage. It is sort of an odd layout; the front nine has a par of 36, while the back nine has a par of 31. The lone par-5 is 472 yards long. The par-3s fall into two categories. Three of them are more than 200 yards. The other four are roughly 155 yards. The par-4s are all very short. This is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
Bob's Balloon offers peaceful and exhilarating hot-air balloon rides all over the central Florida region and has more than 100 customary takeoff and land locations to choose from. Areas viewable from high above during the trips include Davenport, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Kissimmee and the surrounding natural areas in Polk, Orange, Lake and Osceola counties. Flights include witnessing the amazing inflation of the massive balloon, a one-hour flight ranging in heights from treetop to 1,000 feet up, and then a champagne brunch upon landing—plus a trip back to the start location. Bob's Balloon offers its passengers unforgettable sites and memories of the Orlando area. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Interlachen Golf Course boasts of important golf features, such as Par 72, Back Tees of 6893 yards, Middle Tees of 6446 yards and Forward Tees of 5143 yards. Interlachen is a very tight golf course, especially considering its length from the Back tees. The architect, Joe Lee, has a knack for putting sand and water in the most inconvenient places. So, this course is no exception and accuracy is the only key to conquering this layout. This is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.