Originally Posted by garrettlow
Was putting together a package as we have about 12-16 guys coming down and it seems like the easiest way to put it all together. We did our first yearly trip in myrtle last May. We arent coming down until early May 2015, but im not too familiar with Orlando (only played reunion) so wanted to get my research done:
Here is what i have so far after making some modifications. I am basically putting the packages together by choosing the courses and accommodations and getting pricing below $500/person:
Accommodations: Paradise Palm Resort (a couple single homes)
OCN - Panther Lake
OCN - Panther Lake
I'd def take any other recommendations. I'm guessing it wouldnt be much more to replace falcon's fire with Magnolia. My bro in law liked Falcon's Fire...what is it you don't like about the course? thanks!
Nothing at all horribly wrong with FF. I actually played it last Friday, but it was a $35 deal that drove me there. It's a fairly open course and not all that challenging, but that can be a positive to a big group too. Probably the biggest issue is that it doesn't drain well and can be sloppy if there's been a lot of rain......as may be the case in late Spring. If you're limited to 4 courses, there are just better options available in the same general area and price range. My personal preference would be to play Magnolia before FF, but that's just my preference. Bella Collina is a great course and completely different from your normal FL courses. A LOT of hills. Always in great shape, and seeing the clubhouse alone is worth the trip.
You might want to check with OCN. They have a lodge attached to the facility and stay & play pricing could be advantageous for a big group, depending on what you're looking for.
In May, booking through GolfNow or some such site, you'll easily play any 4 courses you choose for well under $500. Catch a good deal or 2, and you could be closer to $350.
If you don't have to book right away, check in as you get closer and I can probably give you some insight to current course conditions. As you know, they can change from week to week.
Don't fret too much though, wherever you end up, you're going to have a great time and play some really nice courses.