ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bay Hill Club & Lodge, host of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour, is this week's featured property at OrlandoGolf.com, the leading site for anyone planning to play golf in Orlando.
Palmer, of course, is closely connected to the venerable Orlando resort. He first played the golf course in 1965 and then bought the facility in 1976. The Championship Course at Bay Hill is a challenging design that is still suitable for players of all abilities. The golf course is straightforward with no hidden shots. There is also extensive mounding and bunkering throughout the course. Beautiful lakes are situated throughout the course adding some scenery and creating water hazards that come into play on a few holes.
In a recent review of Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Jason Scott Deegan wrote
"Playing the 27 holes of Bay Hill without a tour card requires an invitation from a member or a stay in its 64-room lodge. The added expense of spending the night is well worth the chance to tee it up at a place so steeped in history. Tennis courts, a health club, a luxury spa and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy make Bay Hill feel more like a resort getaway than just a private club.
Playing where the pros play is no marketing sham. It's a thrill to tee it up at PGA Tour stops, especially dynamic layouts like Bay Hill. The course features arguably the second-best three-hole finish in Florida (behind the TPC of Sawgrass Stadium course). The chance to run into 'Mr. Palmer' and shake his hand just adds to the allure."
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