Where is Hampton Lakes?
It is located on the US27, south-west of Orlando, south of the US192 Junction and north of the Interstate 4 (I-4) junction.
How close is the nearest airport?
Orlando International Airport
Approx. 35 minutes
How close are the theme parks?
Disney World Approx. 15 minutes
Four theme parks: The Magic Kingdom – Disney’s original theme park, combining fantasy, adventure rides and shows that focus on Disney movies and TV shows. Epcot – Experience technology, culture, architecture and numerous wonders of the world through dazzling shows, interactive experiences and amazing attractions from around the world. Disney-MGM Studios – Movies, TV shows, and stomach-churning thrill rides comes together in a theme park that sometimes also serves as a working studio. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Disney storytelling comes to life in a kingdom brimming with fun, wonder and adventure. Savour thrilling attractions, shows, the majesty of nature and the fascinating animals – real and imagined – that enrich our planet. Disney also have two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach offering water slides, tidal waves, river rapids and relaxing beaches.
Two theme parks: Islands of Adventure – A magnet for thrills with some of the fatest, highest and best rides in town. Be warned that many of its rides have height or health restrictions so it’s not for the very young, feint-hearted or squeamish. Universal Studios – The movie and TV themes here can make people’s wildest dreams come true or worst nighmares (special effects) a reality. From Jaws to Terminator, the silver screen comes to life.
At Seaworld visitors can get
close up to killer whales, sea lions, manatees, rays, and a host of
other sea creatures. Thrill rides provides additional entertainment
and fun for all.
This is Seaworld’s new Water Park where you can spend a day spinning and soaking on heart stopping rides and slides or laze on the beach.
Voted by Amusement Business magazine as America’s number one water park. Features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Also honoured by Aquatic’s International as the first true water park, Wet ‘n Wild’s world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages.
At Discovery Cove, there are never any crowds as attendance is limited to 1,000 guests a day, ensuring a relaxing experience for everyone. Experience both power and playfulness during your reserved swim with a bottlenose dolphin. Feel a unique mixture of calm and captivation as you snorkel amid thousands of rays and exotic fish, and explore the splendor of coral reefs and grottos. This must be booked in advance.
Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve, located just minutes away from the other major Orlando theme parks. Providing affordable family entertainment since 1949, Gatorland has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors from all over the world with its incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo.
Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 90 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA’s launch headquarters – the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida offers attractions based on African Continent, including safaris and thousands of animals. There are also many thrill rides.
Midway between Orlando and Tampa, Cyprus Gardens is the regions longest running attraction and features beautiful gardens, southern belles that stroll the grounds in ante-bellum finery and water-ski shows that wows the crowds. Other attractions include “Fairy Tales on Ice” show, European Circus Magic show, “Wings of Wonder,” the Butterfly Conservatory? with over 1,000 free-flying butterflies. Laugh at the antics of the lories and lorikeets in the “Birdwalk” aviary; watch the timid tamarins, pygmy marmasets and wallabies as they play in their natural habitats. See world-class seasonal floral festivals and lighting festivals, scenic floral boat rides and wildlife sanctuary.
Champion's Gate Golf Club approx 15 minutes
Designed by Greg Norman and home of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy An impressive American style course in the best traditions of modern U.S. golf course design. Golfers will long remember the memorable par 3 holes, awesome bunkering, and daunting tee shots. Definitely a treat for golfers who enjoy the opportunity to use every club in their bag and play every type of shot. The style of this unique course will be familiar to those who have played the great old courses of Scotland and Ireland. The International Course offers hard, fast fairways and bunkers that could have been shaped by the winds off the North Sea.
Reunion Golf Resort approx 15 minutes
Three championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.
Innovatively routed on hilly, roller coaster-like terrain, Palmer’s 6,916 yard, par 72 Legacy Course™ boasts dramatic elevation changes – up to 50 feet in some places – creating a unique variety of risk/reward golf shots.
Unlike the severe hills of the Legacy™ and Independence™ courses, this Parkland-style layout is smooth and flowing, with long horizon lines as well as elevated tee boxes and greens. Designed to tempt golfers into hitting risky shots with potentially big payoffs, The Tradition challenges the golfer to step up to the ball with a carefully organized series of shots in his or her mind.
Highlighted by fast, firm and wide rolling fairways, a variety of strategically placed bunkers and large greens, the 7,257 yard, par 72 Independence Course™ is as much about strategy as it is about length. Demanding a well thought out approach from every player regardless of skill level.
Mystic Dunes Golf Club approx 20 minutes
Mystic Dunes is located within the beautiful Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club. Carved from rolling orange groves and native protected wetlands, the resort is situated in the heart of the world’s premier vacation destination, yet offers a feeling of escape from it all. Neighbouring some of the most thrilling attractions found anywhere, it only seems fitting that the Mystic Dunes golf experience be designed with some of those attributes in mind. Champions Tour Player and NBC Lead Golf Analyst Gary Koch has created a masterpiece of blended philosophies and unrivalled challenges that is certain to go down as one of the most unique in all of Florida.
Opened in 1993, Southern Dunes is an upscale daily fee facility that continues to receive numerous awards from the golf industry. The charm and appeal of the club, comes from the friendly staff and unique characteristics of the course. The course offers players of all abilities the opportunity to play and enjoy one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in Central Florida. Located just outside Orlando and only 15 miles from Disney World, Southern Dunes has become a local and tourist favourite.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club approx 5 minutes
This is not your typical Orlando, Florida golf course! Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot golf. This championship Mike Dasher design gives you pine tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees along the countryside
Over 20 others within Approx. 30 minutes