How to do an Orlando golf vacation on a budget

As summer approaches and travel restrictions continue to loosen up, there is a lot of pent-up energy that golfers have to get out there and travel to great golf destinations.

For those looking for great value in the summer months, look no further than the greater Orlando area.

If a bit of sweat isn’t a big deal to you, there’s an incredible value you can get in Orlando during the summer months — as many golfers stay home up north, and courses down south reward golfers for coming to visit with affordable rates and enjoyable golf. 

Here’s a list of some of Travel Caddie’s favorites in the area:

Mission Inn Resort & Club

This resort is arguably one of the best value destinations any time during the year, but that value reaches new heights in the summer months. A family owned resort that has provided championship-level golf for more than 100 years, Mission Inn Resort and Club offers two enjoyable golf courses — El Campeon and Las Colinas

In addition to great golf, the resort also has fishing, tennis, trap and skeet shooting, a marina, dining, and so much more for you to enjoy during your trip. Mission Inn is located just about 30 minutes outside of the city center of Orlando, and it’s a perfect hub for any golf trip. Its “Golfer’s Getaway Package” starts with rates as low as $158 per person, per night from June 16 through Sept. 16. The deal includes a round of golf per night of stay, deluxe lodging (double occupancy), breakfast each morning and range balls.

As a partner with Golf Stay and Plays, you can also have part of your stay paid for by us! Learn more about that here.

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Orange County National Golf Club

With two standout golf courses that have been the host of the PGA Tour’s Q School, and more recently the Korn Ferry Tour’s Q School, Panther Lake and Crooked Cat provide golfers with two options for golfers looking for a friendly, yet challenging test of golf in the Central Florida market. 

As you can imagine with a facility that has been asked to test the game’s best before they move on to major professional tours, these courses can give you all you’d want to handle from the tips, but they’ve done an exceptional job of creating tee options that severely soften the course as you move up each set of tees with ample landing areas and large greens.

Even better, tee times in early June are currently posted at $54 in the morning for non-residents, and $44 after 1 p.m. for an incredible value for some unbelievable golf. The course uses dynamic pricing, so rates are subject to change at any given time.

Grand Cypress Golf Club

Grand Cypress is in the middle of a major transition as the course is currently undergoing a massive renovation that is scheduled to be finished in Summer 2023 and will be renamed the Evermore Resort. As this process continues, the New Course is still open and provides Orlando-area visitors with a unique links-style golf experience designed by the one-and-only Jack Nicklaus, with the course mimicking the Old Course at St. Andrews Golf Links. 

The wide-open design is a nice break for golfers, but beware as pot bunkers abound around this course that has been an Orlando-area favorite for years. Once again, summer offers great rates here as you can get out for as low as $69 during the week, where those rates are currently at $155 in the winter months. Please note that currently they are only offering tee times until 11:30 a.m., be sure to plan appropriately.


We’re a big fan of all of these options if you’re looking for an inexpensive and great trip, and if you need any other advice on how to maximize your trip to Orlando, feel free to message us at as we’d be happy to help.