Course Re-Opened
September 9, 2016

Steve Smyers (course architect)
& Jim Croom (greens shaper 1993 & 2016)

Both were very pleased with the changes to the course! 

Hole 9
Green surround being sodded

First verticutt on new greens

Hole 14
(not complete but you get the idea)

Hole 14 Green Surround
being prepped for sod

16 Green Sprigged (Surround Sodded) 

Fumigating 15 Green with Basamid
(we will sprig the greens June 27 & 28)

16 Green & Surround being shaped
(Last green to be completed on the course)

Only Eight Greens to Go!
Hole #6 Being Cored Out

Shaping the Greens

Adding Greens Mix

Subgrade Shaped & Staked

Enjoy One Of Orlando's
Best Public Golf Courses!

Come Play Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Consistently Ranked Among Orlando, Florida's Best!



Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club


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Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is one of the best public golf courses in Orlando, Florida and has been Ranked #6 in Golf Digests "Best Courses in the State" of Florida. Our Orlando golf course is not only recognized as one of Orlando’s finest golf courses, but has been nationally ranked as well and has been awarded a place in Golf Week's “Top 100 Modern Courses” from 1997 – 2000, a 4 ½ Star ranking by Golf Digest and has been honored by  Links Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Courses Built In America 1987-1997”.

In the 2008 Nov.-Dec. issue of Travel & Leisure Magazine  Derek Duncan & Steve Smyers described Southern Dunes. Opened a decade and a half ago on the site of an orange grove that was killed by frost in the mid-1980's. The soil was pure sand, of a distinctive orange color. The land , says Smyers, "had some nice elevation change to it, and I thought we could do something pretty good there because it was

Orlando Golf Course - Southern Dunes Golf And Country Club
 going to be easy to move the material around. We were able to stick the bulldozers off to the sides of the fairways and push and push and push to create mounds, hollows and ridges.
"As a result, Southern Dunes bears a sculpted look with sections of the course lying below the surrounding land. There is a marvelous internal flow to the wide fairways that screams for golfers to play bump and run shots. Smyers carved some 180 bunkers-including ten at the par 3 Eleventh alone-to form a molten, bubbling surface that demands thoughtful navigation.
-Written by Derek Duncan.

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Our Orlando Golf Course is "Consistently Ranked Among the Nation's Best!"

If you are vacationing in Orlando and want to play golf, you cannot pass up the opportunity to play one of the best golf courses in Orlando, Florida. This dramatic hillside layout stretches over 7,200 yards and features 100 feet of elevation changes; consequently, it offers, spectacular views of the expansive fairways flanked by over 180 bunkers. The topographical features include high grasses and ornamentals that form the borders for holes that tumble with the terrain. The slopes and contours of this spectacular design allows golfers to use their imagination and create shots to help maneuver the ball around the massive high-lipped bunkers and closer to the hole. Southern Dunes is well known for its large, fast and undulating greens that will test even the most seasoned  golfers. The distinctive look, imaginative design and impeccable playing surfaces of this Steve Smyers masterpiece has kept Southern Dunes consistently ranked among Orlando's best.

Whether you are planning an Orlando golf vacation or just a round of golf with some friends, Southern Dunes will truly be, a memorable golfing experience. Located only 15 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort, you don’t want to miss this great Orlando golf experience.

"Best Place
to Play"
4 1/2 Stars

by Golf Digest
  #2 In Florida
Readers Choice Awards"

by Golf World
            #6 In Florida
"Best in State"

by Golf Digest
#12 in Florida
"America's Best Courses You Can Play"

by GolfWeek (2010)
  Top 100 Courses in America
by GolfWeek
  America's Best Top 40 Daily Fee Courses
by Golf & Travel

Top 10 Courses Build in the Past 10 Years
by Links Magazine

“The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses"