Lots of water
There really isn't a lot to dislike about playing at Shingle Creek. The course itself winds around the huge Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, and it all oozes luxury. Actually, I haven't decided whether I like the hotel. I can't make out whether it's gorgeous or ghastly, but it's certainy one of those.
The proshop is huge, you get a really good welcome, they have free valet parking, GPS in the carts, and a starter who has opposing views to mine on the merits of the current president.
The course itself certainly isn't one of the cheaper courses around Orlando, and in this case you get what you pay for. The tees, fairways and greens were all in very good condition, although I came away not really remembering a lot of the holes. They were all nice, there was lots of water, tricky well protected greens, but I came away thinking that maybe I expected it to be more memorable.
The fairways are mostly wide, and with lots of tees to choose from it's a course that's suitable for all handicaps.
My playing partner had it down as one of his favourite courses in the area though so perhaps it's just me, but I'd certainly be up for playing it again.
Superbly run as you drive in car taken and they prepare it all ready for you to enjoy the day, free practice balls all ready for you putting green then off to the course which is superb loads of water and loads and loads and loads of huge bunkers be prepared to 3 putt on these very slick fast greens