Of all the great golf courses in Central Florida's Orlando area, Steve Smyers's creation at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club in Haines City may be the most unique. Central Florida has an abundance of courses that typify the state's style. However, not very often can locals and tourists find a course in Florida with such unique topography.
The dramatic hillside layout stretches to over 7,200-yards and features 100-feet of elevation change, large undulating greens, and massive high-lipped bunkers. Dunes that are covered with high grasses and ornamentals 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.
Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club, located in Haines City just off Highway 27, has become a popular place for locals for its challenging par 72 design that's 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.
Players can dine at Tavern on the Dunes, located in the club's 12,000-square foot clubhouse, which is the perfect place to have breakfast and lunch or simply unwind after an enjoyable round of golf. Whether golfers want a complete meal or just a refreshing beverage with friends, the restaurant caters to everyone's needs by offering a variety of light snacks, a full service bar, fabulous breakfast and lunch as well as a Sunday breakfast buffet that will satisfy even the largest of appetites.
Southern Dunes is an award-winning golf course and has received several awards and recognitions, including Best Place's to Play Golf Digest from 2004 to 2017, Top 25 In Florida by Golf Week from 2010 to 2017, The Readers' Choice Award in Florida by Golf World, and has ranked as high as the 14th Best Public Golf Course in Florida.
The 18-hole Southern Dunes course offers practice facilities that include a driving range, pitching and chipping area, practice bunker, putting green, and a golf Pro shop. The club also provides a golf school academy, restaurant, clubhouse, banquet facilities, swimming pool, and billiards.
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The private golf community of Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club offers different amenities, including 18-holes of Steve Smyers designed golf, a clubhouse, a gym, and a library. The neighborhood also has tennis courts, swimming pools, and a play area for kids.
This unique Florida residential offering provides an amenity-rich lifestyle and a broad spectrum of housing options to accommodate various budgets and tastes. The golf homes have 2 to 6-bedrooms, 2 to 5-bathrooms, 2 to 4-car garages, spacious living room and dining rooms, eat-in kitchens, and large pantries.
Just outside the club's gates, residents have easy access to a 24-hour Walmart superstore. There are also several smaller shops, fast food and family restaurants, places of worship, and banks nearby. There are many other things to explore outside of Southern Dunes since it is just off Highway 27 and 17, residents can access two renowned golf courses The Country Club of Winter Haven and Four Lakes Golf Club which are also just nearby.