Comfort Inn & Suites
590 Ava Court
Sanford, FL 32771
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Set in a park of more than 100 acres, this 21-acre zoo houses more than 400 animals. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is in fact a privately owned charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of exotic animals as well as species native to Florida. You'll encounter cheetahs, pumas, alligators, snakes, macaws, hawks, owls and many other animals. The zoo also offers a variety of educational and child-friendly classes and events.
ZOOm Air Adventures can be found inside of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It is located north of Orlando by beautiful Lake Monroe in Sanford. Choose from a number of package deals including various treetop adventures with or without Zoo admittance. There are three separate courses in various degrees of difficulty. Each one contains rope bridges, zip lines and a number of suspended platforms. ZOOm Air Adventures gives you a bird’s eye view from the treetops and offers an exciting and challenging journey through the forest canopy. It has a special kid’s course with height restrictions available. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Mayfair Country Club is a fascinating short course. Originally conceived by Donald Ross, the course would seem to have nothing difficult about it at first glance. However, the low slope rating is somewhat misleading. Overhanging and interfering trees and a wealth of sand traps give a golfer doubts on most shots. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged. The club is open all year round.
This beautiful course originally was designed by Ron Garl and was redesigned by Bobby Weed. It has a considerable amount of water, elegant trees, and huge sand traps. The two nines have very different looks. The front side has a distinct links feel. The back nine has tall trees and water and much-dreaded waste areas. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
This course, designed in 1985 by Ron Garl, has water on 14 of its 18 holes. It is very well kept and a joy to play. The course is a lot better from the Blue tees than from the Whites. There is one long par-5, but the remainder run about 520 yards. There are two long par-3s. This may be the only course in Florida with Burgundy tees. This is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
With six sets of tees, this course is certain to have a set suitable for every golfer. Prior to deciding on the Tournament or Championship tees, recheck the yardages and slope ratings. The course winds through a wildlife preserve, so you will see wildlife as you play. It features broad, rolling fairways. The greens are quite large. Most of the holes are encircled by pines. All but one of the par-5s barely exceeds 500 yards, and the par-3s are short from any tees. There are also a few forced carries over water. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Playing golf at Glen Abbey is a pleasant experience. It is one of the many excellent courses of medium length and difficulty in central Florida. The course sits atop an elevated piece of land. It drains well, an important consideration during the rainy summer months. There is one par-3 that is long from the Blue tees. All the par-5s are at 500 yards or less. Most par-4s are in the 350- to 385-yard range. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
Debary Golf & Country Club course designed by Lloyd Clifton is rated in Florida's top 50. The course is host to U.S. Open Qualifiers. Most holes are set away from the community by a buffer zone of dense woods and vegetation. Water comes into play on only two holes. The course features one of the toughest finishing holes in Florida with its 432-yard, par 4. This area favorite is worth the 30-minute drive north of Orlando. Debary Golf & Country Club is a semi-private facility that provides a warm, country club experience. Visit website for more details.
This is a soft golf course. There will be very little roll on any shot you hit. As with most Gary Player designs, this is target golf. Alaqua's tees and fairways are elevated. The average player should be playing from the Blue or Gold tees. The par-3s are short and exacting. Even from the most challenging tees, there aren't any overly long holes. This is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
The Hound Ground Park is located a few miles northeast of downtown Orlando in the beautiful town of Winter Springs. The park offers a place to take your four-legged friends for a good time and plenty of exercise, but two-legged visitors can have fun as well. The park offers a special "small dog" fenced-in area to allow the smallest of canines to feel free to run and play without being overwhelmed by larger dogs, and also offers acres of fields surrounded by fencing, shaded areas to get out of the heat of the summer, nice training spots and water facilities to keep your best friend cool on hot days.
Although it may be a little out of the way for travelers staying on International Drive or at the theme parks, this climbing center is well worth the trip. Located off S.R. 434 in Longwood, it features over 6,500 square feet of climbing surfaces suitable for all ages. A giant warehouse, Aiguille (it means needle in French) is filled with multi-colored climbing surfaces shaped like arcs, cliffs, domes and plateaus. It also offers summer camps for kids, unique birthday party packages, climbing classes and even an opportunity to earn Boy Scout Merit Badges.
This wonderful private club dates from 1925. The very pretty golf course is an example of the subtle architecture common in the early 1900s. Rolling Hills has a sort of cumulative difficulty. There are lots of traps to avoid. The greens have lots of twists and turns, even on short putts. This course is short, so any player would be comfortable from the back tees. This is a private golf course. Only soft spikes are allowed.