Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

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Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
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Club information
Coordinates 28°24′53″N 81°15′44″W / 28.414753°N 81.262172°W / 28.414753; -81.262172Coordinates: 28°24′53″N 81°15′44″W / 28.414753°N 81.262172°W / 28.414753; -81.262172
Location Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Established 1986
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Tavistock Cup, Solheim Cup
Website www.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 main dining rooms and a lounge, extensive wine cellar, grill room, 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 waterways 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. Lake Nona was Fazio's first solo design. Beyond the main play, junior golfers have the Sunley Course, a short set of tees for those learning the game. The head golf professional is Gregor Jamieson.

Hole Par Professional Yards Men's Yards Ladies Yards Sunley Yards
1 4 424 351 322 145
2 5 563 508 451 255
3 4 451 389 336 180
4 3 198 149 95 90
5 4 359 327 253 140
6 3 209 160 105 102
7 4 442 397 316 155
8 4 427 373 327 160
9 5 534 499 441 260
10 4 441 403 367 160
11 5 582 517 424 240
12 4 418 392 342 180
13 3 157 145 122 83
14 4 318 294 253 140
15 5 578 514 441 275
16 4 461 393 360 190
17 3 198 162 123 120
18 4 440 393 311 175

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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 tees for junior golfers
  • Clubhouse with Professional Shop, locker rooms, lounge, and formal and casual dining options
  • 18-room Guest Lodge
  • Bath & Racquet Club
  • Water sports
  • Banquets and catering
  • Nona Crew youth program
  • Member partnership with the Ritz-Carton Spa Orlando, Grande 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 11,000 acres (4,500 ha) mixed-use development plan for the Lake Nona Region, which is home to a Life Sciences Cluster, Lake Nona Medical City, and a Sports & Performance District.

Medical City includes the University of Central Florida Health Sciences Campus, University of Florida Research & Academic Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Guidewell Innovation Center.

Lake Nona’s Sports and Performance District creates opportunities and environments to advance sports science and athletic and personal performance. Developed in collaboration with our long-term partners and anchored by the USTA’s National Campus, Orlando City Soccer’s training facility and the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, this athletic district pushes limits and tests boundaries.

KPMG broke ground on their 55-acre learning, development, and innovation facility in 2017.

The Lake Nona Town Center is a 100-acre, 3.8 million square foot mixed-use experiential magnet and regional destination nestled within the 11,000-acre, 17-square-mile Lake Nona master-planned community. Lake Nona Town Center has already successfully opened and leased 85,000 square feet of class A office, a dual branded Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, 16,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a multi-level parking structure that doubles as public art adorned with colorful dichroic glass, lighting and a ‘Code Wall’ and is attached to a six-story digital art monument called ‘The Beacon.’ At full build out, Lake Nona Town Center will include more than 80 specialty retailers, anchors, junior anchors and restaurants.

Notable residents[edit]

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a popular residence for top professional golfers, including Annika Sörenstam, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, and Yani Tseng. The club was founded by John "Sunshine" Sunley, a British property developer[citation needed].

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