Orlando, Fla. (April 18, 2024) – When Eagle Creek Golf Club opened 20 years ago in east Orlando, the surrounding area was mostly rural and there were just a handful of homes along the tenth hole of the residential golf course development. Today, the championship course is in the heart of one of America’s fastest-growing master-planned communities, Lake Nona, and Eagle Creek will be fully sold out by the end of 2024.

To mark the golf club’s official 20th anniversary milestone, the course is hosting an invitee-only event on May 17th for invited guests, golf patrons, residents, vendors and media.

The purpose of the special event is two-fold: celebrate Eagle Creek’s previous two decades of success and share some exciting news about the future growth of this critically acclaimed high-end public course.

Among the festivities on May 17th will be the official unveiling of Eagle Creek’s new branding and identity, news about the facility’s clubhouse renovations and proposed Golf Academy expansion, and last, but not least, enjoy Eagle Creek’s newest layout.

A long time top golf destination of choice for both locals and travelers visiting the City Beautiful, Eagle Creek has always delivered the ultimate golf experience for all levels of golfers. But now, longtime owner/operator Kenny Nairn of Central Florida Golf (CFL Golf) is excited to unveil Florida’s newest 18-hole short course experience at next month’s 20th anniversary event.

The new golf-friendly set of tees is for all levels of golfer seeking an alternative layout with special attention to having fun. It fittingly plays to 2,024 yards to honor the 20th anniversary year of the golf community created by leading UK-based real estate developer, The Emerson Group.

Therein lies the distinct European flair of Eagle Creek, which was co-designed by well-known British course architect Howard Swan and acclaimed Central Florida-based architect Ron Garl. For instance, when the course opened 20 years ago, golfers were treated to British-influenced revetted bunkers, rectangular tees and compact greens. Sixty of these bunkers and dramatic bulkheads are still scattered throughout the course, reminiscent of those found in the classic courses found in Scotland and England.

 Another trademark of the world-class 7,198-yard facility is the unique collection of five par-5s, making Eagle Creek the only par-73 course in Florida. Length notwithstanding, Eagle Creek’s five sets of tees caters to all levels of golfers from beginners to the world’s best, including elite women amateur golfers that annually play in the prestigious Annika Invitational and University of Central Florida’s NCAA Division I tournament, the UCF Challenge.

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Eagle Creek Golf Club’s European-style ambiance and hospitality is also found at the club’s remarkable 14,000-square-foot two-story designed in a vintage New England-manor style. Among the clubhouse highlights are a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms and showers for men and women, and the aptly named Belfry Restaurant – a 120-seat venue with private wedding and banquet space available.

“From the very beginning, the golf course and the clubhouse were second to none,” says Nairn, who is considered one of the game’s elite golf instructors. “But like everything, you’ve got to keep improving what you’re doing. And you’ve got to have the vision to be able to do that, in order to stay at the top of your game and business.

“That’s our team’s whole mantra, always striving to do things different and better for our customers.  That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing with our exciting 20th anniversary celebration next month.”

To inquire or learn more about next month’s festivities, please email Head of Marketing Lauren Rykwalder at marketing@cflgolf.com or call 352-801-3683.

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