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Championship Golf in a Luxury Setting
John Torsiello
By John Torsiello
Published on 10/9/2015

Championship Golf in a Luxury Setting
An upscale, yet relaxed AAA Four Diamond golf resort and spa, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate reflects understated elegance, sensible luxury and natural beauty. Set within a majestic 1,200-acre footprint, the resort is nestled just 10 minutes away from Orlando’s theme parks but a world away from the hustle and bustle.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers a distinctive collection of 720 rooms and suites, and exclusive two and three bedroom luxury villas, surrounded by 36 holes of championship Greg Norman-designed walkout golf, a lighted nine hole/par 3 golf experience, the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, a professional-grade sports field complex and luxurious full service Mokara Spa. Beyond the lobby’s stunning floor-to-ceiling glass walls lies an expansive 15-acre recreational area, showcasing a heated formal pool lined with cushy, private cabanas, a peaceful meditation garden and outdoor fire pit. Adventurers wind through 850-feet of gentle rapids and tunnels at the lazy river or play in the zero-entry pool complete with a 125-foot winding corkscrew water slide, a 30-foot spilling water tower and interactive fountains. Additionally, the resort features seven diverse dining experiences from savory sushi and sake at Zen, to the Italian herb garden and brick oven flatbread at Trevi’s.

Golf connoisseurs and aficionados delight in two championship Greg Norman-designed courses, the National and International. The 7,363-yard links-style International course is home to flawless greens and wind-swept dunes turned up by the sound of bagpipers on the tenth hole, featuring 18 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in the state. The 7,128-yard National, is a traditional American-style layout cut from 200 acres of woodlands and orange groves and features complex bunkers and exciting risk-reward holes.

Before teeing off, beginners and pros alike brush up on their game at The Leadbetter Golf Academy with private, one-hour lessons that ensure optimal performance. The facility features four acres of double-sided driving range, two-acre short game practice facility with separate pitching area that includes target greens and fairway bunkers.

Omni Orlando Resort consistently delivers a sophisticated, individualized luxury experience that discerning travelers have come to expect from Omni Hotels & Resorts. A departure from the fast-paced, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers a remedy for vacation fatigue and “tourist overdose” – relaxation. For more information on Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate and packages such as the Unlimited Golf Stay & Play, call (407) 390-6664 and visit