Known for having some of the best greens in the Orlando area, semi-private Providence Golf Club has a terrific hybrid layout with outstanding conditioning after a recent renovation elevated the playing experience. Designed by Mike Dasher, the 7,011-yard course opened 2007, but underwent extensive renovations in 2018. The changes included redesigned greens complexes with new Champion G12 Ultra Dwarf Bermuda, better drainage throughout the course, and a brand new practice facility that includes a full driving range, short-game area and putting greens. Dasher, who is based in nearby Winter Park, Fla., characterizes the golf course as part parkland, heathland, prairie and old Florida. Native grasses on part of the course give it an open, wind-swept Big Sky feel, while other parts that include waste areas and water present a prairie old Florida look. Most of the back nine features expansive lakes and heavily wooded wetland backdrops. Some parts of the golf course, like the par-3 17th, are framed by large trees. And the course finishes with a tough par-4 that plays 441 yards from the tips, with water down most of the left side. Providence Golf Club has four sets of tees, starting at 5,029 yards. The no. 1 handicap hole is the 425-yard par-4 sixth, which plays between two large lakes. The club's expansive clubhouse includes a well-stocked golf shop as well as a full-service restaurant. The Providence Golf Club Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. The menu includes pancakes, egg sandwiches, French toast, appetizers like quesadillas, hamburgers, fish and chips, pizza and a variety of salads.