For those who love golf, but do so on a budget, we would like to bring you a new feature section. One of the great things about Orlando is the multitude of courses in the area. However, some of the better courses including Orange County National, Metrowest, Hyatt Grand Cypress and Falcon’s Fire will all set you back during peak times in the neighborhood of $90 (or more) per round. We found several very playable courses in the area at half that rate.

Our first selection as one of the “best value” courses in the area is the Highlands Reserve Golf Course in Davenport. This is adjacento to the Highlands Reserve Resort community. Although scratch golfers may not find this course challenging enough, those with handicaps of 8 or higher will find this course very desirable.

We found this course to be preferable to others of similiar greens fees in the area because of it’s scenic beauty and quality of greens. The style of course is much like a Scottish links course, but with pine lined fairways.

We felt the fairways were not quite as spongy as one would expect from a higher rated course and some of the par 4′s were a little short, but the true rolling nature of the greens make this course a great value for the money. It’s also very convenient to the vacation home corridor and Disney just south of the 27/192 intersection in Davenport.

Highlands Reserve Golf Club Facts

6,649 yards from the back tees – Slope 118 – Par 72

Address: 500 Highland Reserve Boulevard, Davenport, FL 33897

Contact: 877–508-4653 ; Website www.highlandreserve-golf.com

Greens Fees: Drop dramatically after 1:00 p.m.

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