Orlando Car Rentals and the Duran Golf Club
Continental Car Orlando Car rentals note that a former cattle ranch and sod farm that belonged to A. Duda & Sons Inc. is the land on which this golf course was built on. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or accomplished golfer, the Duran is very playable for all golfers of all abilities. This new golf course was just opened in the summer of 2005.
In creating the Duran Golf Club, more than a million cubic yards of earth were moved. About 15 ponds and lakes were created to enhance the beauty of each hole on the course. The architect aimed to landscape the entire course to have a natural feel by placing many native grasses, palms oaks and cypresses.
To whet your appetite, Continental Car Orlando Car rentals will give a brief description of what you’ll find on the Duran Golf Club course, including:
- Link-style layout
- Mild Mounding around large, undulating greens
- Sparkling lakes and ponds
- Sweeping doglegs
- Native landscaping and grasses
- Palm trees
For golfers looking to tweak their game, they will be pleased to find the Duran Golf Course offers a wide range of challenges. If you are looking for a short course to sharpen your putting, chipping and pitching skills, then the nine-hole, par three course is for you. Continental Car Orlando Car rentals say this 30-acre course receives equal maintenance treatment as the golf club’s championship course conditions. This entire course is light in case you want to stay until the evening hours honing your skills.
The Duran Golf Club Course Details
Architect Chip Powell designed the first hole to be a forgiving beginning for the round even though he dubbed it “Long Start”. Players have five shots to make par on the 571-yard hole.
The second hole is called “The Coffin” because of the long and deep bunker next to the green. Golfers are advised to keep away from this bunker on this par-4 hole.
Continental Car Orlando Car rentals note the third hole is 339 yards from the Onyx tees and 257 from the Ruby. You’ll discover the only tree that was originally on the land this course was built. Appropriately, this hole is called “Lone Palm”. Par for this hole is four shots.
On No. 8, you’ll find the “Beachless” par-4 hole. It’s dubbed with this name because it has no bunkers.
“False Front” is what No. 11 is called. This par-5 hole requires some planning to hit the ball onto the green without adding more strokes to the game.
The No. 17 is nicknamed “Biarritz”. This par-3 hole measures 235 yards from the Onyx and 163 from the Ruby. A Biarritz is a French name for a green that has a deep dip in the middle that typically runs from side to side.
The final hole at the Duran is the signature hole. The par-4 dogleg left hole makes for a long and challenging end to the round. A series of bunkers on the fairway’s right side makes the fairway look very narrow when you’re standing from the back tees.
Continental Car Orlando Car rentals say if you’re looking to plan your next reunion, corporate outing, charity tournament or reception, book it at the Duran Golf Club and treat your guests to world-class golf, service and amenities. The new British West Indies style clubhouse will help allow everyone to escape the everyday life – for a while.
Pack up your golf clubs and head to the Duran Golf Club in a Continental Car Orlando Car rentals vehicle during your next visit to Orlando.