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Orlando Nightlife

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The golf is unsurpassed in Orlando as is the nightlife.  While on your Orlando golf vacation here are a few nightlife/restaurant recommendations from your staff at Play Florida Golf, enjoy!
Universal’s CityWalk should not be passed up while in Orlando.  This 30 acre complex that has anything and everything needed to make any night out a great night. CityWalk offers great live music, casual and fine dining, dancing, shopping, movies, and more. Some of the restaurants at Citywalk include the Hard Rock Café, NBA City, Nascar Café, Margaritaville, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. For dancing, drinking and music, Margaritaville is great but also try Hard Rock Live, CityJazz, Pat O’Brien’s, The Groove, Latin Quarter, Bob Marley’s – A Tribune to Freedom, and the Red Coconut Club. From restaurants, to nightclubs, to live music venues, to movies, Citywalk truly has it all.
Universal’s CityWalk
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 363-8000
Pointe Orlando deserves a visit while you’re in the Orlando area on your golf vacation. There is a movie theater, Hooters, wine bar and many restaurants to choose from.
New restaurants at Pointe Orlando include The Capital Grille which has opened with 9,000 square feet and features steak in an upscale, plush surrounding. The Oceanaire will feature fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world and served in a well appointed setting. The daily printed menu is a testament to the quality of seafood that emphasizes seasonal preparations and regionally inspired dishes. The restaurant will be in 8,500 square feet and is the first in Central Florida. Maggiano’s Little Italy joins Pointe Orlando in 16,000 square feet. With authentic Italian fare in a relaxed setting, the restaurant offers home-cooked meals featuring either family-style or single servings.  Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café & Emporium will feature men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and home furnishings as well as a full-service restaurant with a relaxed, island theme. One of only six in the country, this 10,000 square foot venue will feature the laid-back state of mind that is the Tommy Bahama philosophy. B.B. King’s will be located on the second level of Pointe Orlando in 10,000 square feet. The venue will feature nightly entertainment including local, regional and national acts along with a full service bar and restaurant.
Bahama Breeze I-Drive
8849 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 248-2499
This chain restaurant sports a creative menu that offers a variety of delicious sandwiches and chicken, fish, and pasta entrees with Caribbean twists. Try starting out with the Creole baked goat cheese before moving on to the Cuban sandwich, one of the most authentic around. If that is not to your liking, try the pan-seared pork, or Bahamian chicken kabobs. The atmosphere is island casual, with rich wood and wicker throughout.  A great spot to go after your round for a cold beverage or tasty appetizer, grab a seat on the spacious outside balcony and listen to the live entertainment.
Blue Martini Orlando
If you stop one place for a cocktail make it the Blue Martini Lounge.  This venue comes highly recommended from the staff at Play Florida Golf, you will not be disappointed.  They do have a selection of appetizers, flatbreads and entrees.
9101 International Drive Suite 1182, Orlando, FL 32819
407 447 2583

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Falcons Fire is back and better than ever!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This stunning Rees Jones design reopened in October 2009 after being closed for 3 ½ months for renovations. $1 Million went into the course which included brand new greens containing TifEagle grass. Other improvements include redefining of bunkers and fairways to make the course more demanding and to bring more of the fairway bunkers into play. Falcons Fire also installed a new drainage/irrigation system to help keep the course looking plush year round.
The Rees Jones design stretches nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees and provides golfers with four sets of tees to choose from, Falcon’s Fire offers a demanding yet playable course for a relaxing round with friends or a competitive tournament. This gem offers an enjoyable round of golf for all skill levels, you will not be disappointed.
Some of the many accolades Falcons Fire has received over the years are a 4 star rating by Golf Digest “Best Places to Play”, and one of Florida’s 50 Finest Golf Courses by Golf & Travel. Falcons Fire has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Regional Finals and the Buick Scramble National Finals in years past. At Falcons Fire, all guests enjoy complimentary valet parking, club cleaning and GPS equipped golf carts. Be sure to swing by the Falcon’s Nest restaurant after your round. Open daily from 6:30 am to 7 pm, serving breakfast and lunch along with after-hours appetizers beginning at 4 p.m. The wide-ranging menu features an assortment of options including soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood entrees.
Conveniently located just minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando International Airport, and the Orange County Convention Center, come see why Falcons fire is a must play and one of Play Florida Golf’s most requested golf courses. When booking your Orlando golf vacation be sure to put Falcons Fire on the list.

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