On Saturday we played golf at the Celebration Golf Club which is in the town of Celebration. The town is one of those picture perfect colonial style towns – very quaint.
We went to warm up at the Driving Range where you actually hit onto these islands in a lake – they use floating balls.
We were paired with a couple of guys – Jim who lives in Connecticut but has a house in Celebration and Peter who lives in Celebration. It is always good to have some local knowledge when playing a course for the first time. The course was very well manicured and quite a few of the holes had water on them. I boned my ball out of the bunker on the seventh and it went into a lake. I wandered over to have a look and Jim & Peter pointed out the alligator sunning itself just on the edge of the lake. I decided I really didn’t like that ball very much after all. We saw two more alligators around the course after that. The seventeenth hole is called Alligator Alley – we took extra care on that hole!
The course in one of only three in the world co-designed by Robert Trent Jones, The Father of American Golf Architecture, and his son, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
After golf we enjoyed a nice lunch at the Windmill Restaurant which is at the golf club. It was then time to leave Orlando and head back to Miami where we were catching a flight to London and then Zurich. We really enjoyed our visit to Orlando although we feel we only scratched the surface – there is a lot to do there. The weather was also perfect: )