Haines City is known as the ‘heart of Florida’, primarily due to its location outside Orlando. A laid back town south of Orlando, Haines City is just 90 minutes from either of Florida’s coastlines, set in a world of idyllic natural beauty, large lakes and golf courses.
The Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is recognized as one of the best public golf courses in both Florida and on a national scale. If you are looking for a round when staying in a Haines City villa, or indeed any holiday accommodation around Orlando, Southern Dunes is a golf course you simply can’t afford to miss. It is a course with numerous obstacles, over 100 feet of elevation, stunning views from the fairways and greens which do not only require excellent shot execution, but also perfect shot selection! Fast, undulating fairways and high-lipped bunkers will undoubtedly prove a test for any golfer.
There are sixteen natural lakes dotted around the outskirts of Haines City and the Southern Dunes Golf Course, creating an unrivalled fresh water fishing opportunity if you decide to take holiday accommodation in the Haines City region, especially when it comes to bass fishing. These resources are also the perfect location for cycling tours, marine wildlife excursions, river trips, canoeing and river trips.
Aside from Southern Dunes Golf Club, there are an endless number of golf courses all around Orlando, and there are over 20 courses within a few minutes of any of the Haines City villa rentals.
Haines City is rich in culture too. With a number of internationally known restaurants in Haines City, regular festivals and a huge investment in the arts, Haines City is a great place to indulge in the culture and traditions of Florida.
The Southern Dunes Golf club is just 15 minutes by car from the world famous Walt Disney World resort, where endless hours of family entertainment. Family holidays to a Haines City rental villa are never going to be short on entertainment with the Haines City Circus World, Kennedy Space Centre, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando all within an hour.
Alongside these large artificial attractions are a range of magnificent natural resources which have made Orlando, Florida famous. Haines City holiday villa rentals are also within easy striking distance of the bird and wildlife sanctuaries of Orlando, including the Canaveral National Seashore.
The weather in the ‘Sunshine State’ means that the Haines City and Southern Dunes villas are in permanent demand. With average daily highs in the summer of 32°C, and 21°C in the winter, it is clear why rental accommodation is so popular. Winter sun is available in spades, and there is never a bad time to enjoy the hospitality of Florida.
The easiest way to arrive at a Haines City rental or Southern Dunes villa is by flying direct to Orlando International Airport (MCO), under 30km from Haines City. Tampa International (TPA) is around 60km of Haines City, but does not receive flights direct from the UK. British Airways offer the majority of cheap flights to Haines City.