Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Back in the swing


August is National Golf Month.

Why not celebrate by playing a round of 18 holes on one of the area’s picturesque, challenging golf courses? Here are five courses designed to impress both novice and seasoned golfers alike.

Continental Country Club
Par 72 (men) Par 73 (women)
This course was designed by Ron Garl, who was named Golf Designer of the Year by the International Network of Golf. Golfers will notice numerous oak trees throughout the course. Therefore, course management is more important than hitting the ball far. Fortunately, there are not many sand traps. For information: Call 352.748.3293

Black Bear Golf Club
Par 72 (men and women)
Black Bear is unique because it is a links-style course. That means the course is wide-open and unlike many courses in Florida, you will not find many tree-lined fairways or water holes. However, the course does include rolling hills, undulated greens, and more than 120 bunkers. For information: Call 352.357.4732

Lady Lake
Harbor Hills Country Club
Par 72 (men and women)
The greens make this course unique. They are undulated with lots of slopes, which creates tough putting situations. But with the peaceful, rural setting and the gentle, rolling hills, you may feel as though you’re playing golf in the Carolinas or North Georgia. For information: Call 352.753.7711

El Campeon Golf Course
Par 72 (men) Par 73 (women)
This course features 85 feet of elevation changes. When you play El Campeon, you go uphill, then downhill, and then back up. Thirteen out of 18 holes have water in play. The course also features two peninsula greens and one island green. For information: Call 352.324.2024

Bella Collina
Par 72 (men and women)
The course features six sets of tees at each hole, meaning golfers can play as short as 5,500 yards or as long as 7,600 yards. Elevation changes are seen throughout the course, and golfers will have to face uphill, downhill, and side hill lies. For information: Call 407.469.4961[divider_1px]


Built in 1917, El Campeon is the third-oldest golf course in Florida. It has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Best Places to Play in North America. In 2003, Zagat ranked El Campeon as one of America’s Top Golf Courses.

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