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Orlando remains a hot spot for golfers

Orlando remains a hot spot for golfers

Historically speaking, Orlando got a late start in golf.

The sport didn't arrive in Central Florida until 1893, when English businessman Leslie Pell-Clarke had six holes carved out around the northwest shore of Lake Eola. It only lasted a decade or so, though by 1911 both Winter Park and Orlando had established golf clubs.

By then, 16 U.S. Opens had been played.

The old farming and fishing outpost certainly has caught up. These days, it seems there's hardly a segment of the golf industry that doesn't run through Orlando -- if they haven't sprouted some roots.

Golfers can play at one of the 189 courses in Central Florida, sharpen their games with help from one of...