Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo, Florida may not be known to most traveling golfers who visit Central Florida, but savvy locals are well aware that the course is a beautiful and affordable hidden gem that offers one of the best and most challenging games in the region. Nestled between the Big and Litton Econ rivers some twenty miles northeast of Orlando, this highly attractive and nicely groomed Joe Lee design opened in 1989. Lee created over 120 courses during his long and distinguished career, and Twin Rivers Golf Club is an outstanding example of his skills. This city-owned course rambles free of development amidst a state wildlife preserve with houses on only a few holes. Lots of wildlife and birdlife inhabit the predominantly flat course. Twin Rivers Golf Club presents straightforward challenges that are right out in front of you. Lakes, wetlands, trees and bunkers await to ensnare your golf ball or inhibit your swing. Some of the fairways are generous, others are quite tight, and there s often no hope if your ball heads into the thick vegetation amidst the trees. Though water comes into play on twelve holes, Lee gave players a way around the hazards in all but one instance. That instance is the 7th hole a thrilling island-green par-3 that s sure to get your heart beating faster. Since Twin Rivers Golf Club is a quintessential Joe Lee design, it also features his signature large, artistically shaped bunkers complete with heavy sand. The bunkers further define and defend the fairways and the green complexes. You won t find anything too surprising about the greens. They are small to medium in size with undulations. Twin Rivers Golf Club maxes out at 7,030 yards, while the forward tees measure 5,380 yards. With a total of six well spaced sets of tee markers, players of wide-ranging abilities can find a manageable and fun distance from which to take on the challenge. If you arrive in time to warm up, Twin Rivers Golf Club s practice facilities include a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The clubhouse is home to the pro shop and a restaurant. The next time you re looking for a tee time in the Greater Orlando area, consider Twin Rivers Golf Club. It's a scenic option that provides good value in Oviedo.