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Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Haines City, FL
4.5 110 Semi-private Course
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Course Facts

  • Year Built: 1993
  • Course Designer: Steve Smyers
  • Club Type: Semi-private course
  • Water Hazard: Water comes into play on 2 holes
  • GPS: GPS navigation system on golf carts

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Food and Beverage

  • Restaurant: Serves breakfast & lunch. Open 7 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week
  • Meals: On Sunday's they offer a breakfast buffet
  • Bar: Open till dark, serves, wine, beer and mixed drinks
  • Banquet Facilities: Accommodates up to 120 people

Club Facilities

  • Showers: Locker room with showers available
  • Driving Range: Practice driving range
  • Putting Greens: Practice putting green
  • Chipping Range: Practice chipping green
  • Club Rentals: Mens right & left hand clubs & womens right hand clubs

Directions to Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

  • Directions from Anywhere:
    The golf course is located in Haines City, east of US Hwy 27, just a few miles south of Orlando.  From the I-4 / US Hwy 27 (exit 55) intersection:
    Take Hwy 27 south to the Southern Dunes development on your left (approx.  7 miles south of I-4/US27 intersection).  Follow the signs to the pro-shop. 
  • Directions from Orlando Airport:
    Go to Rte 528 (Beeline Expwy). Take Rte 528 (Beach Line Expwy) west to I-4.  Take I-4 west (Tampa) to exit 55 (Hwy 27).  Take Hwy 27 south to the Southern Dunes development on your left (approx.  7 miles south of I-4/US27 intersection).  Follow the signs to the pro-shop. 
  • Directions from Poinciana:
    Exit Poinciana.  Take Cypress Pkwy (Rte 580) west to Haines City.  Go to US27.  Go north on US27 for 1 mile to the golf course on your right. 
  • Directions from morning round:
    Please ask the pro-shop staff for the quickest route to your afternoon round.  
Map & Directions to Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club


  • Directions from Anywhere:

    The golf course is located in Haines City, east of US Hwy
    27, just a few miles south of Orlando. 

    From the I-4 / US Hwy 27 (exit 55) intersection:

    Take Hwy 27 south to the Southern Dunes development on your
    left (approx.  7 miles south of I-4/US27 intersection). 
    Follow the signs to the pro-shop. 

  • Directions from Orlando Airport:

    Go to Rte 528 (Beeline Expwy). Take Rte 528 (Beach Line
    Expwy) west to I-4. 
    Take I-4 west (Tampa) to exit 55 (Hwy 27).  Take Hwy 27 south
    to the Southern Dunes development on your left (approx.  7
    miles south of I-4/US27 intersection).  Follow the signs to
    the pro-shop. 

  • Directions from Poinciana:

    Exit Poinciana.  Take Cypress Pkwy (Rte 580) west to Haines
    City.  Go to US27.  Go north on US27 for 1 mile to the golf
    course on your right. 

  • Directions from morning round:

    Please ask the pro-shop staff for the quickest route to your
    afternoon round. 


Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club Reviews (110)

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Nice course with good condition!Really nice to do a complimentary 9 hole

Howard (Bethel Park, PA)
rained out on the back nine but enjoyed the front and would return again. Friendly staff.

Cliff (Newark, NJ)
You have to be able to hit straight shots on this course as there are more bunkers here (and larger ones) than any other course in Orlando. Enjoyable but challenging.

Francois (Boischatel, CANADA)
Nice course...in great condition!

(Centerville, MA)
Beautiful course, extremely challenging. 180 bunkers, no straight putts. Triple bogeys lurking on every hole. Great clubhouse and service. You need your A game at this course.

Bill (Ottawa, CANADA)
perfect...the greens were great. great golf course

David (Perrysburg, OH)
Best course of the trip. Least amount of water and most sand traps. Will definitely play in the future

Thomas (Walpole, MA)
Spectacular course, enjoyed it so much we played a replay round. Great layout and beautiful views from the tee boxes. Course is challenging but very much worth playing.

Robert (Dundas, CANADA)
A must stop on any golf vacation, usually busy but pace is good and the course is exceptional. We play every year as our gold standard

William (Sicklerville, NJ)
we love this course great shape but a lot of bunkers so have a good sand game. I think he said 189 bunkers. great staff. will play here again

Thomas (Kings Park, NY)
good course, greens were very fast

Daniel (East Aurora, NY)
A course we love to play, and play it every year. Staff is friendly and efficient.

Carey (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
I love this course and will be playing it next year also. The fairways were great and the greens rolled very true. Very picturesque and the sand traps were actually fun to pay out of.

Glenn (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Faiways and greens in great condition. Greens very consistent. Nice course layout. Would play it again!

Joe (Burlington, ON CANADA)
Excellent course! Very challenging and picturesque. More sand than the State of Florida. Some traps were so large they included hazards inside the traps. Bring your sand wedge and a beach towel! Loved it.

Jim (Illinois) (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Terrific. Lots of character. Beautiful. Definitely recommend and will play again. One of the nices we've played in 10 trips to Florida.

Gus (Charles Town, WV)
Great course. We visit it every trip to Fla. This trip twice. A plus was the breakfast on Sunday. Outstanding.
See ya in the Fall.

the course was in good shape.

George (London, CANADA)
Great course. Always in great shape. Greens are quick and in great shape. It is worth the price to play here. We always play here each year.

Nello (Ajax, CANADA)
Excellent golf course! Good ameneties, group rated it as must play again next year!

Nello (Ajax, CANADA)
Excellent golf course! Good ameneties, group rated it as must play again next year!

Nello (Ajax, CANADA)
Excellent golf course! Good ameneties, group rated it as must play again next year!

spectacular layout, fast greens,well worth playing.

Michel (Casselman, CANADA)
Best of the 7 courses we played. Very challenging and narrow. Very well groomed. We will keep on our list

Benoit (Saint
Probably the fastest greens in the south Orlando area. There are a lot of bunkers. Aim wisely unless you are a good bunker player. Pay attention to the tees. If you want to play for a specific total yardage, make sure the colors of the tee boxes match with the scorecard.

John (Lake View, NY)
Had a great time on a nice course. Worth the time and money.

Tony (Olean, NY)
Fantastic course in fantastic shape. Quick greens, lots of sand, and elevation changes in central Fla. This is the best bang for the buck in the Orlando area. Book a tee time !

(Stouffville, CANADA)
Southern Dunes is a must play for any Orlando golf trip.The new greens are lightning fast. Will be back in the spring.

Kathleen (Williston Park, NY)
This course is amazing. Bunkers are everywhere and intimidating. Definitely want to put it in the fairway. Highly recommended.

5 years. It is always in good shape. Generous fairways and greens. Greens rolled really nice. An enjoyable experience.
My group has played this course for the past 4

Al (Tarpon Spgs, FL)
Course was in OK shape and a really great layout! People at the course were great to work with and very accommodating.

Mike Cercone (Gainesville, FL)
Southern Dunes was a fun course to play. The staff was great and thanks to Shannon at Teetimes USA, it made it very affordable to played.

Another enjoyable course but a little tighter than Falcons Fire. Plenty of sand traps make up for the lack of water hazards. In excellent condition and facilities superb.

Brad (Sarnia, ON CANADA)
Great golf course and great staff. Really enjoyed this course, layout, condition, so much we did a replay!

Frank (Mississauga, ON CANADA)
Nice course, and friendly accommodating staff. Was recommended by friends to play and was glad I did. Fair test with some nice holes. Will definitely play it again. Would highly recommend the course to anyone.

Norbert (Lasalle, ON CANADA)
Have always loved playing this course.

Shawn (White Plains, MD)
Great service and great conditions. Worth the drive.

James (Delray Beach, FL)
Great golf course. I highly recommend it.

Peter (Burlington, ON CANADA)
Our group all loved this course. It's in great condition.

Chase (Davenport, FL)
Played this course 3 times now and will continue to play it each time I am in Florida. I love the layout and encourage the bunkers.

Kerry (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)
Beautiful golf course, wide open just try and stay out of the traps. Very friendly staff, we'll definetly play again next year.

Beautiful course. Challenging but fair for all Levels. Very good staff.

Louis (Verdun, QC CANADA)
Great great great value for price. A true 4.5.

Brad (Bedford, NS)
Really enjoyed the course. Was in great shape. Will be playing again.

Brad (Cincinnati, OH)
Worth every penny. Best conditioned course we have played in Orlando. Many bunkers but not always in play.

Carl (Chelmsford, MA)
This was our first time on this course and we will be back. Houses are around it but never an intrusion. Big fast greens.

Stewart (DDO, QC CANADA)
An annual favorite. A joy to play with consistently great conditions. Will be on our schedule again next year.

Brian (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)
Course is always one of our favorites. Don't really remember the greens being as quick as they were. Conditions were great. Can't wait to go back.

Yagnesh (Piqua, OH)
Good course.

George B (Holden, ME)
Played it twice. Beautiful course. Well maintained. Would play it again.

Jesse (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)
Amazing course. The bunkers were in great shape and the layout was unique and challenging. My group would love to return and play this course again!

(St. John'S, NL CANADA .)
We loved Southern Dunes. Maybe the best greens I have ever played on. The course is gorgeous and the bunkers do make it quite a challenge. Starter was an engaging character and the Russian cart gal was a lot of fun also. A great day.

THR (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)
A real golfers course, tough and requires a variety of shots. Stick to the driver if you want to visit the many traps. If you like a challenge it belongs on your list.

Jeffrey (Ft. Worth, TX)
Look at all those bunkers! Most not in play, but I did find some. Nice variety of holes and nice conditioning. Very friendly staff. I'll be back!

Ivan (Kingston, ON CANADA)
First rate course. Lots of challenges. Must play course.

Mickey (S Burlington, VT)
This is our second year playing and as much fun as it was last time. Challegeing but fair.

Tom (Bloomington, IL)
We have golfed SD every Superbowl Sunday on our annual golf excursion from the great white north. The SB party is excellent and the staff superb. The track layout is challenging and intriguing. We regularly play 'Wolf' and it is great for that. It will remain on our 'must play' list. Every other course staff person commented positively about it and that reflects well.

David (Columbus, OH)
Epic? Amazing? Just an outstanding golf course and facility from the moment you pull up until you leave. The course was in outstanding condition...and beautiful to the eye. Worth the 30 minute drive from our hotel. A must play course. Just choose your tee boxes carefully. This course will be on our list everytime we come to Orlando!!!

Bob (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)
Challenging course with plenty of bunkers. Very well maintained and friendly staff.

Thomas (Woburn, MA)
Second year in a row playing here. Can't wait to go back. It is worth the trip from the Disney area.

Michael (Wallace, NC)
This is my groups favorite course. We play it every year. Layout, conditioning, speed of greens are overall the best in the Orlando area.

Mark (BS27 3XJ Cheddar Somerset, UNITED KINGDOM)
Best course we played by far. Fantastic greens and all of the holes are beautifully framed by a combination of sand, trees and the occasional pond. The housing is not intrusive. Loved it!

Serge (Marieville, QC CANADA)
We enjoy this course every time. Still a place to play every year.

Warren (Norfolk UK) (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
We always play this course...it was a little slow on the day, but worth it...the course condition is always great and didn't disappoint...the greens were perfect, true and very very fast!

Philip (Silver Point, TN)
Bring your sand wedge 183 bunkers

Benoit (St
The most important decision of the day is to choose the right tees for your game. Lots of bunkers which make it a good challenge. Good greens , fast and undulated.

Jan Koritov HCP 7 (Norway) (N
This was a very nice golf course with the best greens that we played on our trip.

Michael (Seminole, FL)
A very challenging course, lots of sand, thoroughly enjoyed playing there.

Terrence Williams (Londonderry, NH)
We played this course three times based on a previous trip. Excellent layout and plenty challenging. It's a good course for women from the front tees. Staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Memorable and enjoyable.

Dustin Theiss (Shelbyville, IL)
Worth the short drive to this gem. Only course we replayed. The greens were firm and fast, which made it a little tough for an average golfer, but loved the challenge.

Michael (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Superb condition. Fairways and rough was lush and greens smooth and fast. Great layout and even better condition. A challenge if you don't keep it straight, but one of our favorites.

Glenn (Jamestown, RI)
Great course great greens would play every day a must play.

Curtis (N Chesterfld, VA)
As the group coordinator, it is very difficult to determine what courses our group will like. Our 12 group members enjoyed Southern Dunes immensely. The greens were quite receptive and our overall experience was superb.

Chantal (Notre
Bunkers, bunkers and bunkers ! :) Very nice golf course and challenging.

(St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Outstanding! Returned for a second round. A must play,great value and only 25min. from kissimmee! G.L.from Ontario,Canada

Andre (Varennes, QC CANADA)
35 minutes from Waldorf Hotel, this is a great community golf course with the fastest and hardest greens on our trip. The layout is superb and if hate fairways bunkers don't go there, fun to play and fair course. It was very quiet for a Saturday morning, the starter and the marshalls were very nice and proud of their golf course. It would be nice to have more receptive greens but the course was in good condition

Billy D. NJ (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Great course! Fast greens and immaculate conditions on the entire course. Would be as good as World Woods except there are some homes surrounding the course. Still well worth it.We will surely play it every time we are in Orlando.

John (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
This facility is top drawer. The best greens we played accompanied by lush conditions and a great layout. The best of our trip. Great service as well as a good grill room. This has been #1 for the last few years.

Serge (Ottawa, ON CANADA)
This is by all means a premium track where you will get a great golfing experience. Fabulous design, nearly 200 bunkers very well maintained. The course is well groomed and the grean are fabulous..playing around 12. This is a must to play.

Luke (Manchester, MD)
Very nice golf course. The staff were very helpful and professional. Course was in great shape. Would absolutely play it again.

Terry (Bernville, PA)
Very nice course, convenient to Reunion. A little pricy, but enjoyed the course.

William (Sicklerville, NJ)
Always love this course. Very great staff and course was in great shape. A winner!

Jack (Waterville, OH)
My absolute favorite course in the Orlando area. Great course with superior conditioning. Layout is tremendous and a ton of fun for all handicap levels. We played on St. Patrick's Day and the cart girl was decked out in a hot irish outfit. What more could we ask for?

Michael (South Lyon, MI)
We always enjoy Southern Dunes. This was our 4th time playing the course in the past 6 trips down to Orlando.

Brian (Bellingham, MA)
This is our favorite course. It is always in great shape and the layout is fantastic. The staff is always very friendly. Can't wait to play it again next year.

traps are tough.
ExcellEnt shape

Barry (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
Great Course, a must play. A 183 bunkers, great fairways and greens. The personnel were the friendliest all week.

Douglas (Bellingham, MA)
By far among the nicest courses in the Orlando area. Course condidtions were perfect. Greens are in perfect shape and very fast. Make sure to play this course anytime you're in Orlando area.

Great course. of the four we played, this was the best. Layout interesting and not flat and same

Daniel (East Aurora, NY)
Fantastic course, saff helpful and friendly.

Peter (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)
Outstanding! One of the very best courses in Florida golf. If you play no others you MUST play Southern Dunes. Extremely helpful staff. Oustanding course and layout. Very golfer friendly and a dream to play. Challenging but not crazy hard. We will play here again for sure!

Mickey (S Burlington, VT)
Beautiful course. Holy cow! 183 sand traps. I only hit seven of them, but I stayed away from the death bunkers. Will play again no doubt. nice people.

Blair (London, ON CANADA)
Always the highlight course of our trip. We will continue to play it every year.

Talbot (Solon, IA)
This was the finest course we played in the Orlando area. Staff was excellent. The course was well maintained and the greens were like glass.

Katja D., Munich, Germany (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
With more than 180 Bunkers really a nice golfcourse!

Mike (Potomac, MD)
This course is always on our trip.The course was in great shape and the greens were rolling true.

Thomas / Boston (Woburn, MA)
Great golf course with greens as fast as any you will play. I would certainly recommend it.

Serge (Marieville, QC CANADA)
As usual, the best course we played. Beautiful fairways, fast greens, true roll on the greens, nice club house.
Truly the best course to play and replay.

Rosalind (Ayrkshire, KA7 3NE, UNITED KINGDOM)
Very good course, excellent condition, fast greens,good layout. I would definately play here again.

Mike (St. John'S, NL CANADA)
This course was the surpise of our trip. The condition of the course was outstanding. Greens were true and fast, and fairways were perfect. A smaller club house but a must play for all. I will be back again, no doubts.

David (Hammonds Plains, NS CANADA.)
Well this course is excatly what it states . lots of bunkers and tough greens.(FAST) a TOUGH COURSE FOR THE HIGH HANDICAPPER. Nice facility,I would play again.

Warren (Norfolk UK) (NR14 8EN Norfolk, UNITED KINGDOM)
The course was presented in perfect condition, the greens are true and fast.The staff were fantastic and we could watch the Premier league in the bar afterwards...it doesn't get much better!

Daniel (Victoriaville, QC CANADA)
Always a pleasure to play this course.

John (Dexter, MI)
Great as always. Love this place.

Robert (Whitehall, PA)
Nice course, challenging, and well designed. Lots of sand, so if that's not a strong part of your game be warned. Definitely a good value and I would play again.

Hyacinthe Qc (St. Hyacinthe, QC CANADA)
Different style of golf course. A lot of sand , but sand is not so penalizing there. Greens are fast , fairways perfect. Deserve 4.5 stars for sure. Posted by Daniel St

Jim (Oreland, PA)
Our group of 12 played here 2 years ago and we decided to return again this year. We were glad we did.It's definitely one of the best courses in the Orlando area and it is a beautiful course as each hole is outlined by the almost 200 traps situated throughout the course. Great conditions and service made for a great day. Very reasonable priced....would never hesitate to return.

Edward (Hope, RI)
Love the course and the staff was great.

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Spacious one bedroom suite
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About Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Southern Dunes is consistently ranked among the nation's best. Since 1993, this award-winning facility has captured the hearts of golfers throughout the world. Designed by Steve Smyers, Southern Dunes is a distinctive course that features a dramatic hillside layout, rolling terrain, steep elevation changes and large, fast, undulating greens -- presenting golfers with a challenge unique to Florida golf. The design encourages golfers to use their imagination as the use of the slopes and contours can help maneuver the ball around the massive, high-lipped bunkers. This spectacular design and the newly renovated Dwarf Greens is further enhanced by the high grasses and ornamentals that form the borders for holes that tumble with the terrain. The challenging conditions and impeccable playing surfaces make Southern Dunes a must play when visiting Florida golf. Southern Dunes also features clubhouse amenities, including a full selection of breakfast and lunch menu items, banquet facilities, golf shop and a PGA professional staff for golf instruction.
  • 4 1/2 Stars Best Places to Play - Golf Digest
  • Rolex World's Top 100 Courses

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Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play
Brand new Champion Dwarf greens
Designed by Steve Smyers
Dramatic hillside layout featuring rolling terrain, steep elevation changes
Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club ScoreCard
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Back 435 382 239 569 382 186 459 409 542 3603
Middle 407 370 204 530 375 178 441 376 516 3397
Ladies 272 259 103 417 260 102 359 280 446 2498
Middle HCP 5 11 13 3 15 17 1 9 7  
Ladies HCP 5 11 13 3 15 17 1 9 7  
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Back 470 214 550 462 163 376 507 415 459 3616
Middle 440 200 533 431 152 365 500 389 431 3441
Ladies 365 117 461 316 98 294 412 314 350 2727
Middle HCP 4 14 6 2 16 18 10 12 8  
Ladies HCP 4 14 6 2 16 18 10 12 8  
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 36

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