Central Florida is certainly known for incredible golf. Plenty of great courses are found all throughout the area. Some of the golf courses are actually a part of golf communities throughout Orlando. Here's the first part of two highlighting some of the best golf communities in Orlando.

Celebration

A beautiful community originally designed by Walt Disney, Celebration is a very walkable golf community. It was also one of the first green communities in the area. Residents enjoy excellent restaurants, plenty of shopping and so much more.

Isleworth Country Club

One of the most exclusive communities in the entire state, Isleworth is a gated country club community. The course here was designed by Arnold Palmer and it's not only a membership club, but also by invitation only. Tiger Woods is one of the members here, along with many other celebrities and PGA golfers.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Another very prestigious golf community found in Orlando, Lake Nona provides a beautiful canopy of trees throughout the front nine. The purity of the course makes it one of the finest in the entire state. It was designed by Tom Fazio and has become the home of many professional golfers.

Windermere Country Club

A private, gated community with plenty to offer, Windermere Country Club is a true Florida country club community. It's found between Lake Roberts and Lake Crescent with a beautiful 18-hole course designed by Ward Northrup. The homes are executive-class and very large here.

Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Arnold Palmer's very famous Bay Hill is another great golf community found in Downtown Orlando. It hosts the Bay Hill invitation every year and includes three nine-hole courses for members to choose from. The homes give owners all types of luxuries and the club is one of the most popular in the area.

Magnolia Plantation

Not only does Magnolia Plantation provide excellent golf, but it's also served by some of the best schools in the city. It's found near the Wekiva River and provides easy access to I-4 and 417. Larger lots are found here for homeowners and a number of great amenities are offered.

Heathrow

Located very close to I-4, Heathrow is one of the top choices in the Heathrow/Lake Mary area. It's north of Orlando and provides an 18-hole private course designed by Ron Garl. In addition to the golf, there are 11 tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a wading pool and plenty more.

Keene's Point

Covering a total of 930 acres, Keene's Point provides plenty for residents to enjoy. The 18-hole golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus on the shores of Lake Tibet-Butler, Lake Burden and Lake Isleworth. While the course is rather pristine, the homes here are also incredible. Many larger, multi-million dollar homes are found here.

There are several excellent golf communities throughout Orlando. The communities listed here are some of the best in the area. Many of these communities are home to top PGA golfers, celebrities and top business executives and the golf courses were designed by some of the best in the business.

This list continues on Part 2 of Orlando Golf Communities.