Hunter's Creek Golf Club opened in February 1986 as the recreational centerpiece to an expansive planned community encompassing six square miles and 4,000 acres. While the daily fee facility serves approximately 18,000 families that surround it, the course also provides both a convenient (15 minutes from the Magic Kingdom and the airport) and pleasant refuge to the golfer who wants to flex his or her muscles on Florida terrain.
Generous (but well-bunkered) wavy greens, wooden bridges and ample, tree lined fairways give Hunter's Creek a pleasant country feel. When this course was crafted from flat, cattle-grazing land, golf architect Lloyd Clifton decided to add diversity with plenty of water. Thus, 13 lakes were created and water comes into play on 13 holes. Many of the 83 bunkers are of the deep pothole variety.
While the fairways are spacious and forgiving, they are long, so the tee shot is key. "The drive is at a premium here because of the length of the golf holes," according to Tom Gavin, who helped create and nurture the course. "The course can be a test of long-drive stamina from the gold (7,432 yards) or a reasonable challenge from the blue (6,905 yards) or white (6,521 yards) tees." Regardless of which of the five tees you choose, you still have the daunting elements - wind, water, vegetation and sand - with which to contend.