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Shingle Creek Golf Club Fact Sheet

9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando , Florida 32819
Toll Free: (866) 996-9933
Local: (407) 996-9933
Fax (407) 996-9932
www.shinglecreekgolf.com

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The David Harman designed, 18-hole, 7,228 yard championship golf course features undulating fairways and interconnecting waterways bordered by the natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. The design objective is to make the course play “fair” while keeping it an exceptional “test” of golf. There are five sets of tees, enabling players to choose their own degree of difficulty. Located just east of the Orange County Convention Center expansion, the challenging, yet playable, Shingle Creek Golf Club opened for play in December 2003.

Since its opening, Shingle Creek has garnered numerous awards, including the ranking as one of the“Top 40 Best New Golf Courses in the U.S.” by Golfweek Magazine and Voted One of America’s Top 100 Pro Shops in 2006 by Golf Shop magazine. The course was also ranked one of the toughest courses you can play by the Orlando Business Journal and received the prestigious “Greens of Distinction” award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine.

Dave Scott, Director of Golf and PGA Professional, and his team of professionals provide tee times, compatible pairings and merchandise ranging from golf balls to stylish sportswear.

ARCHITECT BACKGROUND:

For over twenty years, David Harman has constructed golf courses for such noted architects as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer. He was actively involved in bringing their designs to life in the field. His long experience of constructing over 150 golf courses worldwide has given him valuable insight for successful design criteria. David Harman Design is founded on the principle of designing world-class golf courses. Past David Harman projects include Teton Pines in Jackson, Wyo.; Turtle Bay in Kahuku, Hawaii; Pinehurst Plantation in Pinehurst, N.C.; Kauri Cliffs in Northland, New Zealand; The Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nev.; and Orange County National and Isleworth, both in Orlando, Fla. Over 20 of the courses designed by David Harman have hosted tournaments for the PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour and LPGA Tour.

MANAGEMENT STAFF:

David Scott, Director of Golf
Rickey Craig, Golf Course Superintendent
Dave Smiley, Head Golf Professional

GOLF & CLUBHOUSE AMENITIES/ FACTS:
  • State of the art Practice Facility includes two (2) 30,000 sq. ft. full swing grass teeing grounds, a chipping, pitching and bunker practice area and 10,000 sq. ft. of practice putting greens
  • 80 club rental sets available, which include men’s (left and right hand), ladies and junior sets from major equipment manufacturers, shoe rental is also available (Taylor Made, Cobra, Nike, Titleist)
  • A Variety of Food and Beverage Services on and off course:
    • Clubhouse Grill: limited menu – kitchen open from 11am-4 pm; bar open until one hour after dark
    • Snack Shop: open for breakfast and lunch; made to order deli sandwiches, hot dogs, other items; open daily 7am – 6pm
    • Beverage Cart Service: daily
  • The Brad Brewer Golf Academy
  • Course Yardage ~ Shingle Creek ranges from 7,228 yards to 5,081 yards, with five sets available:
    • Tour / Back ~ 7,228 yards
    • Championship ~ 6,758 yards
    • Guest ~ 6,393 yards
    • Senior ~ 5,835 yards
    • Forward / Ladies ~ 5,131 yards
  • Golf cart amenities include: computerized UpLink GPS Yardage System, hand towels, tees, windshield, club protector, divot replacement sand bottles, ball washer, club cleaner and drink cooler
  • 1,600 sq. ft. Pro Shop carrying upscale golf attire and equipment
  • Complimentary Men’s and Women’s Locker Room Facilities
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Complimentary Bag Handling and Club Cleaning
  • Two on-course comfort stations
  • Dress Code: collared shirt and Bermuda length shorts for men; no denim
  • USGA handicap service available

HOLE DESCRIPTION

#1 – The course begins with a 417 yard (from all the way back) Par 4, which has a slight dogleg to the left. Hitting towards Shingle Creek, the tee shot requires a slight draw to a wide fairway guarded by a water hazard on the left. A good drive should leave the player with a mid-iron to a green protected to the left and long by the sand. A nice easy starting hole

#2 – This intimidating Par 5 can play 559 yards from the back tees and will challenge even the longest of hitters as a water hazard closely guards the right side of the driving area. A good drive will leave the player a generous lay up area between 4 bunkers on either side of the fairway. A long hitter does have a chance to hit the green in two shots by running the ball up through the approach, but does have bunkers surrounding the rest of the putting surface to contend with. After a good lay up, a wedge can be played to a smallish green-sloped back to front. Ideally, the player will want to keep the ball short of the pin leaving an uphill putt.

#3 – One of the tightest Par 4’s on the course is not long at 399 yards but demands a tee shot in the fairway. The fairway is shaped with willow and cypress trees to the right along a lake and bunkers left. A conservative play off of the tee may be prudent (perhaps with a fairway metal) as any decent tee shot in the fairway should leave only an 8 or 9 iron into a green. Pay attention! This hole is very pleasing to the eye. Don’t let it distract you from performing the task at hand.

#4 – The ideal tee shot on this straightaway 540 yard Par 5 is hit at the 27-story Peabody Hotel. Two large fairway bunkers frame the tee shot along a generous fairway. Few players will have a chance to go for two on this hole but, if they are inclined, numerous cypress, magnolias and a waterway that protect the whole left side of this hole may gobble up an over aggressive shot. Most players should consider laying up to the right leaving a short pitch to a two-tiered green sloping from the player’s right to left. Played conservatively, this hole could offer a great birdie opportunity.

#5 – Easily the most difficult Par 3 on the course the fifth can play from 222 yards from the championship tee to 107 yards from the forward tee. The subtly sloped green is guarded right by a huge bunker short, sure to catch any miss-struck shot. In addition, water with a steep bank protects the entire left side of the hole. The difficulty in hitting the green with a mid to long iron is in that the green is somewhat shallow and two bunkers are placed long. You must control the spin of your ball to have a birdie putt. Take a Par 3 here and walk quietly to the next tee.

#6 – This straightaway Par 4 is the longest on the course and can play up to 475 yards from the back tee. Oak trees frame the tee shot left and right. Also, four fairway bunkers on the right and grass bunkers to the left guard this fairway. Even a good tee shot should leave a long iron into a green that is open in the front but has well placed greenside bunkers both left and right. The green is large but does have a ridge running through the middle of it forcing the player to be below the hole for a makeable putt.

#7 – This Par 3 will play 159 yards from the regular tees that has no sand bunkers and a green with subtle slope from back to front. This hole does have numerous grass swales that guard the front of the green and will make it difficult to run the ball up. Make sure you take enough club as chipping from these grass swales could be challenging.

#8 – This 387-yard Par 4 could surely put a lump in any player’s throat. Water guards the entire hole to the right with one HUGE fairway bunker strategically placed on the left in the landing area. The player should consider using a shorter club for accuracy because being in the fairway is a must. A good tee shot would leave a short iron into a green that is heavily guarded by four bunkers. The back-right hole location may be additionally challenging, as the player must carry their second shot over water and sand to get the ball close.

#9 – The front nine finishes up with a 433-yard dogleg left Par 4 that looks benign – but isn’t. The tee shot sets up beautifully with a bunker at the end of the fairway as a perfect target. In addition, a 3 pot bunkers and a water hazard stretch down the left side of the landing area, sure to grab an over aggressive drive. The prudent play is to the right center of the fairway leaving a mid to short iron back over water which cuts in front of the green. The player must not only deal with clearing the water but must also confront a large bunker that wraps around the green short and left. Notably, the green has four levels and is easily the most sloped on the course. The player must put the ball on the proper plateau to have a make-able putt. Watch your speed; three putts are not out of the question.

#10 – The back 9 gets off to simple start with a short Par 4 and a wide fairway. The perfect line off of the tee is the 24-story, Rosen Centre Hotel. The player is challenged to carry two grass bunkers with the tee shot that frame the fairway. A good tee shot will leave a short iron into a deep but narrow green. You better score well on this hole, because the course is about to get much tougher.

#11 – This Par 4 can play as long as 418 yards from the back tee. The tee shot is guarded by three large fairway bunkers to the right, and trees on the left. A tee shot in the fairway is a must, to hit this shallow and wide green, which is nestled between 4 bunkers. In addition, a pond guards the green – short and left.

#12 – From the back tees this Par 5 is 599 yards with a waterway running down the left of the hole from the landing area past the green. The fairway is wide but the water left is daunting. Tiger Woods would have a hard time hitting this green in two, so a lay up shot will be required by most players. The lay up area is about 100 yards short of the green and is framed by two large bunkers on the left. The green runs away from the player left to right and is guarded by a cavernous bunker. You won’t be able to run this one up!

#13 – This slight dogleg left Par 4 has no bunkers, BUT the tee shot demands accuracy as the fairway has waterways both left and right. The second shot will be played most days with a middle iron as the hole can stretch to 400 yards from the Tour tees. A quality iron shot is required as steeply sloped grass bunkers surround the green. If the player can hit the green he will be rewarded with a reasonable birdie putt on a relatively flat green.

#14 – You’re heart will be thumping as this is the most eye-opening tee shot of the day. Eleven fairway bunkers stare you in the face on the tee at this 448-yard Par 4. These bunkers are deceiving as they are intimidating but are easily carried with a solid strike and the fairway width is extremely generous. A good tee shot will leave a middle iron for most players into a large green guarded by six deep-faced bunkers and a canal to the right.

#15 – The first par 3 on the course can play up to 197 yards and plays downhill to a very wide and deep green that may have numerous hole locations. There is a canal that guards the green short and a lake over the green may catch the player who takes too much club. Bailout to the right if you are lacking confidence!

#16 – This slight dogleg right Par 5 will play less than 500 yards from all tees and offers the best chance for a birdie on the back 9. The fairway is protected by a lake on the right but is nearly 45 yards wide. This hole offers even the most novice of players the opportunity for an eagle putt as the approach allows ample space for the ball to run onto the two-tiered green. Our finish is very difficult so take advantage of this one!

#17 – This beautiful Par 3 can range from 220 to 137 yards. The view of the Resort behind the green frames the hole brilliantly as Mr. Harman has guarded this putting surface with a large bunker long, in addition to more sand and a water hazard on the right. The green is sloped from the back right to the front left, and favors a fade, as the bailout area is short and left. What a view!

#18 – Playing 443 yards from the back tee this dogleg right Par 4 demands accuracy off the tee for a good angle into the green. The fairway width is generous but is protected by three large bunkers that will make the approach shot difficult as the green is long and narrow. A good tee shot should leave a mid iron into the green although an approach left or long will find sand or water. An approach shot short or right will find a large bunker and create a challenging up and down. Accuracy is a must on this hole.

For more information, contact: Mary Deatrick
(407) 332-5212, Email: mary@deatrickpr.com
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