If you’ve watched The Golf Channel in the last 3 years during December you have most likely seen the PNC Father-Son Challenge on TV. It has been held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando since it’s rebirth a few years back.
I had the chance to play this public track today. This Greg Norman designed course stretches out to 7100+ yards from the tips. The 5 sets of tees offer an ample test for golfers of all abilities. The course is pretty forgiving off the tee with the fairways averaging 50-60 yards wide. The green complexes are relatively flat with subtle breaks but well protected with bunkers guarding almost every approach. From the moment I walked up to the bag drop I was greeted by several employees ready to assist me with any needs.
From the opening tee shot to putting out on 18 this course is a great test of golf that allows you to hit driver on almost every par 4 and 5. The 17th hole is a demanding par 3 with water down the left hand side and a green that is protected by a very penalizing bunker. The green has a lot of slope so a two putt isn’t guaranteed.
Eighteen is a great par 5 with water down the left again and the driving range right. Par here is a great score and it is a great way to remember your round on an amazing course.
If you’re looking for a course to play, The Dads Say So this is one course that is worth the price tag. Be sure you get a fore caddy for the complete experience. It will make your round more enjoyable and they provide great course knowledge and will help you out if you need a read or two with the subtle breaks on the greens.