Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

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Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
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Club information
Location Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Established 1986
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Tavistock Cup, Solheim Cup
Website lakenona.club
Designed by Tom Fazio[1]

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a private residential golf club community in southeast Orlando, Florida.[2] The 600-acre (2.4 km2) community features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. Set amidst freshwater lakes and oak, pine and cypress trees, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club offers a range of residences, including custom-built estate homes.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club[edit]

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club's 40,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a dining room and lounge, extensive wine cellar, grill room, private dining suites, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms and a golf professional shop.[3] An 18-room guest lodge overlooking Lake Nona and the 18th fairway has private accommodations and a swimming pool for the convenience of members and guests.[4] Lake Nona’s Bath & Racquet Club includes a newly renovated fitness center, tennis courts, resort-style pool, kids’ playground and boat ramp access to the lake. A trio of lakes provide freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club offers 24-hour gated security and concierge services as well as year-round youth programming.

Golf Course[edit]

Designed by Tom Fazio in 1986, Lake Nona's golf course offers five sets of tees for all levels of players. Stretching from 5,389 yards for ladies to 7,200 yards from the champions tees. Beyond the main play, junior golfers have the Sunley Course, a short set of tees for those learning the game.

Hole Par Professional Yards Men's Yards Ladies Yards
1 4 424 351 322
2 5 563 508 451
3 4 451 389 336
4 3 198 149 95
5 4 359 327 253
6 3 209 160 105
7 4 442 397 316
8 4 427 373 327
9 5 534 499 441
10 4 441 403 367
11 5 582 517 424
12 4 418 392 342
13 3 157 145 122
14 4 318 294 253
15 5 578 514 441
16 4 461 393 360
17 3 198 162 123
18 4 440 393 311

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Golf Tournaments[edit]

Lake Nona has hosted a variety of professional and amateur golf tournaments including:[6]

  • Inaugural Solheim Cup: 1990[7]
  • World Cup of Golf: 1993
  • U.S. Open Qualifier (Men): 1993, 2003, 2009
  • U.S. Open Qualifier (Ladies): 1993
  • PGA Tour-sanctioned Tavistock Cup: 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012
  • Florida State Amateur: 1989 1999
  • U.S. Southern Amateur (Men): 1994, 2008
  • U.S. Southern Amateur (Ladies): 1995
  • USGA Centennial Men's State Team Tournament: 1995
  • Florida Women's State Amateur Championship: 1996
  • USGA Senior Amateur Championship: 2010
  • Tavistock Collegiate Invitational: 2014[8]

Amenities[edit]

  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Driving range and practice greens
  • Sunley course for junior golfers
  • Clubhouse with professional shop, lounge, locker rooms and formal and casual dining options
  • 18-room guest lodge
  • Bath & Racquet Club
  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Banquets and catering
  • Nona Crew youth program
  • Member partnership with the Ritz-Carton Spa Orlando, Grand Lakes[9]

Lake Nona Region[edit]

Owned by Tavistock Group, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is located 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and 30 minutes from the Atlantic beaches. The community is centered in Tavistock Group's current 7,000-acre (28 km2) mixed-use development plan for the Lake Nona region, which will be home to a life sciences cluster becoming known as the Lake Nona Medical City.[10] The medical city includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Nemours Children’s Hospital, one of the nation's largest children's health systems, and the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which will serve Central Florida’s 400,000 veterans, will open facilities within medical city in the coming year. In addition, the University of Florida opened an academic and research center in Lake Nona Medical City in fall 2012.[11] The facility houses a Comprehensive Drug Development Center, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy doctoral program and biomedical research laboratories.

Lake Nona has plans to create a major open-air town center that will include department stores, upscale fashion and large-scale retailers, restaurants and other entertainment venues. The first phase broke ground in 2012.[12]

In 2014 USTA announced that it would be moving its headquarters to Lake Nona. The 100 court tennis facility is scheduled to open in late 2016.[13]

Notable Residents[edit]

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a popular residence for top professional golfers, including Annika Sörenstam, Retief Goosen, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Gary Woodland and Yani Tseng.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 28°24′53″N 81°15′44″W / 28.414753°N 81.262172°W / 28.414753; -81.262172