KISSIMEE OAKS GOLF CLUB (407-933-4055)
Florida Golf Course Review
kissimee oaks is regarded as one of the best value golf experiences in the resort area. This course and clubhouse facilities underwent extensive
renovations several years ago, and presents golfers with convenient location and exceptional playing conditions. Century old oaks and crystalline ponds
garnish the property, providing an aesthetically pleasing golf environment. A bonus for out of town golfers - Kissimee Oaks provides free club rentals... this
is unique for the area and for the country actually - great for travelers who want to play a little golf but don't want to lug their clubs around.
The design is built on 135 acres and features ample fairways and well bunkered green complexes that are mildly sloped but not undulating. Land on these
surfaces in regulation, and birdies can be had. Room greenside also allows golfers to recover form slightly offline approaches. Water comes into play on
15 holes, with wood retaining walls are repeatedly featured near the greenside hazards. Wildlife including eagles, osprey, turtle, beaver and cranes are
plentiful. Approximately 36 soft sand bunkers are situated near the putting surfaces or are strategically places near the landing zones on the fairways.
The course meanders through an upscale residential community, with tropical foliage including pampas and palms dotting the landscape. On property is a
targeted grass range, 2 putting greens plus two practice bunkers. The clubhouse features a pro shop, locker rooms with showers for men and women, and
a snack area with hot and cold sandwiches and beverages. Outing facilities can accommodate a full group of 144 players.
There are four sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6884 yards/131 slope, 6487 yards/128 slope, 5928 yards/123 slope and 5021
yards with a slope of 110 from the forward sets. The yardages are evenly dispersed to allow all golfers to choose a set that matches their game - creating
a fair challenge for all levels of players. Sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, and yardage blocks are provided on the fairways at 100,
150 and 200 yards, with 150 yard stakes also doubling as directional devices. A pin placement sheet mounted on each cart indicates the day's hole
locations, and the ParView GPS is standard on all carts. Holes four though 7 are perhaps the most interesting of the layout, with ponds and wetlands
providing natural beauty and a formidable challenge.
We recommend a round at Kissimee Oaks without reservation. Prices are quite affordable (TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE CLUB RENTALS IN 2010!),
and the course is conveniently located near many of the area's top hotels and attractions. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.