It is not an everyday occurrence that one finds an entirely different paradise without going too far out from the city. Unless, of course, if the city in question is Orlando. Not every city in Florida, or in America for that matter, could get from one world-class theme park to a high-end golf course in a matter of minutes. From family-oriented ones to golf vacations, one can get it all in here. Orlando, without a doubt, is just too full of surprises – and there is just no room nor reason for disappointment. One of the best surprises Orlando is the new Mike Dasher creation, the North Shore Golf Club.
This golf vacation destination is located a short 10-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport, in the southeast end of the city. Dasher created a complete spectacle here, with two very distinct nines meshed all too perfectly, something only a true genius could create. The front nine of the North Shore Golf Club features a modern links style layout of sorts, with a lot of natural wetlands, marshland preserves and native vegetation. The back nine is different, though not contrasting, with its thick mess of centenarian oaks growing liberally on undulating fairways. Together, the 18-hole spectacle is an entirely different world – separate from the rest of Orlando.
Surprisingly though, the North Shore Golf Club contains one classic Florida golf feature: water. There is water on both nines, melding well with all the other course features that include some of Orlando’s best and fastest TifEagle greens. The course measures a good 6,898 yards from the tips with multiple tees to accommodate most any handicap. The only thing not surprising about this golf course is the fact that golf trips here are going to be fun. Very fun.