Southern Dunes

Southern Dunes

Southern Dunes is a gated vacation home rental community with overnight security, located south of I-4 on US Highway 27 within easy driving distance of all the Disney Parks and attractions. You are less than 10 minutes from I-4 which will take you west to the Gulf Coast, Tampa, St. Petersburg and lovely white beaches or east to the Atlantic Coast and numerous public beaches, Kennedy Space Center and Daytona International Raceway.

Southern Dunes is within walking distance of the local Wal-Mart as well as a variety of restaurants for every taste and budget - check out the legendary Manny's Original Chophouse less than 10 minutes drive away (their steaks are to die for !!). Southern Dunes Golf Club has a restaurant within the clubhouse if you don’t want to drive.

For the golfers, one of the best golf courses in Orlando is Southern Dunes Golf Club. This dramatic hillside layout stretches over 7,200 yards and features 100 feet of elevation changes which offers spectacular views of the expansive fairways that are flanked by over 180 bunkers. The distinctive look, imaginative design and impeccable playing surfaces of the Steve Smyers’ masterpiece makes Southern Dunes consistently ranked among the nation’s best.

Location Location Location

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club is located 8 miles south of the I4/US27 intersection (exit 55) and is a leisurely 25 minutes drive to Walt Disney World main gates.

25 minutes to Disney Main Entrance
35 minutes to Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure
45 minutes to Orlando International airport
70 minutes to Sanford International airport
Less than 5 minutes to shops, restaurants, banks, etc.

Golfing on Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

The golf course, designed by Steve Smyers, is unusual for Florida in that it is built on a hill and has 100 feet of elevation changes. The course has won multiple awards, for example 4.5 stars (out of 5) from Golf Digest Places to Play (2002-03), America’s Best Top Daily Fee Courses (Golf & Travel 2001.

The course has fast, undulating greens with more than 150 bunkers of varying shapes and sizes. There are various other hazards of shrubs, and trees, but little water. Each hole has 5 Tee’s (Black, Blue, White, Yellow and Red) to indicate yardage and slope, if you use the Black Tee’s the total distance is 7,227 yards, Blue 6803 yards, White 6298 yards, Yellow 5633 yards and Red Tee’s 4987. The course gives something for golfers of all abilities/handicaps the choice of distance to match their game.

It is recommended that you buy a yardage guide from the golf pro shop which provides aerial views of each hole plus tips to help save strokes. The scorecards also provide diagrams of each green with depth and pin placements.

Getting Around Without A Rental Car

Florida Transport offer an amazing private transfer service - they can pick you up from the airport and take you to the villa and even stop off for you buy some essential groceries before taking you to your villa.  They also offer a taxi service to take you to theme parks, beaches, shopping, nights out etc....

If you don't want to drive on the day you arrive but want a hire car from the day after, they can also cater for this as well - please click here to view more details of Florida Transport services