This is one golf course that would go down the books for being a classic Florida design. The joint creation of Karl Litten and Gary Player has become such a hit that it is hard not to stop by for a round here when on an Orlando golf trip. The Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club and its natural terrain and even more natural features and hazards has got golfers – local and visiting alike – charmed and hooked.
The Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club measures close to 7,000 yards from the longest tees and plays for a par of 72. Apart from the obvious presence of oaks growing liberally about the course– which are more than a hundred years old, by the way – the golf vacation destination also enjoys a healthy sprinkling of tropical vegetation that include pampas and cypress trees. And just as classic a Florida course this is, this course has a lot of water. Several lakes come into play on ten of the 18 holes – all of which are equally challenging and awe-striking in beauty. This course cannot be anything other than beautiful.
Even its being part of a high-end residential community does not make it less beautiful. The designers have successfully routed this course away from the homes that it feels like there is nothing more here than the narrow-looking fairways, small greens, and a lot of nature that includes native fauna along with the natural flora selection. With all its merits, not only would the Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club go down the books for being a classic Floridan; it will also go down the books to be among Florida’s most irresistible and most unforgettable site for golf vacations.