Highlands Reserve Golf Club (opened in 1998), located 10 minutes southwest of Disney World is a golf course unlike anything you would expect in Florida.
What makes it so unique is the piece of land that’s unlike most anything else in the region, topped by a spirited design that matches the property’s unique character. The course sits on the edge of a long sand shelf called the Green Swamp Ridge near the town of Davenport, with elevations spanning 120 feet from top to bottom.
Four through seven are terraced into the side of gently rising bowl, Linear rows of pine trees similarly seclude sections of the parallel first and ninth and the eleventh and twelve holes. Because Highlands Reserve Golf Club is situated on what’s basically a giant sand hill, natural waste areas border some holes.
The tournament yardage of 6,647 will not overpower or intimidate anyone, but the routing keeps the player engaged with three sub-400-yard par-4 starting holes, back-to-back par-fives on seventeen and eighteen and nine, several potential drivable par-4s for long hitters, continuous changes of direction, and holes that provide the option to work the ball left or right. Accompanying all this is one of Orlando golf’s three or four most sporting sets of green complexes. “The design really begins with the all new Diamond Zoysia Greens.
Starting hole number one offers a front left pin location sunk nearly six feet below the rest of the green. The twelfth green is almost perfectly round; fourteenth is crowned and elevated, a perfect foil for the short pitch shot approach.
Highlands Reserve offers a different experience for all player types. For the average to beginner golfer, the course provides wide open fairways and forgiving landing areas. For low handicap golfer, the challenge comes in the vast undulating greens strategically placed throughout the course. In short, we are sure you will enjoy this unique taste of Florida golf unlike any other in the Orlando area.
Greens renovations 2022. All new Diamond Zoysia greens and new collars.