If you love teeing it up, you’ll love playing a round (or two!) in Orlando North, Seminole County. Golf in our destination is fun and inexpensive, with quality, well-maintained courses appropriate for all handicaps.

With five public or semi-private facilities spread throughout Seminole County, we make it easy to fit in a round during a getaway. Our courses get great reviews by both golf publications and players, and are often referred to as “hidden gems.”

Along with easy-on-the-wallet greens and cart fees, you can take advantage of the affordable lodging in brand-name hotels that are situated throughout Orlando North. Best of all, your lodging will always be within easy driving distance of your next tee time.

Here’s a quick tour through our courses:

• Mayfair Country Club, just five miles southwest of Historic Downtown Sanford, opened in 1922, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Florida. It’s famous for being the site of Arnold Palmer’s first professional victory. Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the 18-hole course has also hosted rounds by Ben Hogan, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Marlene Bauer Hagge. This 18-hole, par-72 layout (6,400 yards from the farthest tees) has overhanging trees and sand traps that challenge golfers on every hole. The facility has a driving range and putting green. The 1922 Grill and the pro shop are located in a stately white house on the grounds.

• Timacuan Golf Club and Country Club in Lake Mary is routinely ranked among the Top 20 courses in Florida — a pretty big deal in a state rich in golf courses. The links-style front nine sweeps across rolling terrain seldom found on Sunshine State courses. The back nine is flatter and showcases scenic wetlands and moss-draped oaks. Timacuan has a driving range, pitching/chipping and putting green. The facility has a large clubhouse that includes a banquet room and restaurant that gets ace online reviews.

• Twin Rivers Golf Club is in Oviedo, the western, more rural, part of Seminole County. It’s nestled between the Big and Little Econ Rivers and near vast protected wilderness areas. The 18-hole, par-72 setup combines natural beauty with consistently challenging play. Twin Rivers is the home practice facility for the University of Central Florida’s men’s and women’s teams. Stop in the Grill Room for a 19th-hole cold one and a burger.

• Casselberry Golf Club is a lovely 18-hole, par-69 course built in 1947 that golfnow.com says is a “thoroughly enjoyable experience for both the newcomer and the low-handicapper.” The club boasts a large, state-of-the-art practice facility that includes a lighted driving range. You can get a quick bite and drink at the Casselberry Cafe, which features ample outdoor seating.

• The 18-hole, par-72 Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood is near the spring-fed Wekiva River, about a mile south of Wekiva Springs State Park. The course features fairways rimmed with towering trees and a gently undulating terrain. Its signature hole is the par-3 17th, which requires a precise tee shot across water. The Grill Room serves lunch daily.

If you want to pay the big bucks and try your game on some of the most famous tracks in Florida, Orlando has several well-known golf courses within easy driving distance of our destination. So if you’re looking for one location that gives you great courses and a great value, plan your next golf getaway to Orlando North, Seminole County!