The Sugarloaf Mountain Golf Club in Minneola, 40 minutes outside Orlando, in Florida, is one really sweet treat without being too sickly sweet. It is like a low-calorie soda – you enjoy the best of it while dodging its worst end. Why, this golf vacation destination enjoys seclusion and exclusivity without being too far from the fun of downtown Orlando! And it’s a beautiful seclusion. Very beautiful, in fact.
With significantly dramatic elevation changes as much as 250 feet, the Sugarloaf Mountain Golf Club owes this unique golfing surface to the naturally hilly terrain of Minneola. This makes it a perfect, most welcome breather to the usual flat Florida golfing experience. This golf vacation favorite is a Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore creation – the duo’s first in the Sunshine State. The mountain course features a lot of bunkers and is accentuated by lush natural forests of oaks and other native vegetation. And the best part? This place is well-secluded that there is not a single house in sight! Yes, all 7,076 yards from the longest tees, par 72, is an undisturbed, unparalleled view of the mountainous part of Orlando.
Now that’s a truly memorable golf trip. This is a love affair between the golfer, the sport, and the best of nature – and nothing else. And all that is just a little more than a stone’s throw away from everything that makes Orlando one of the most celebrated vacation hotspots in the US. This is the sweet life, not some gone-too-soon sugar rush. The Sugarloaf Mountain Golf Club opened in 2008 and has six sets of tees for play.