Recently voted the favorite golf course by Orlando Sentinel readers, the course is now even more popular thanks to a dramatic renovation by the Arnold Palmer Design Company.
A new look at the re-designed Shingle Creek Golf Club will be the focus of the December episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show. Show host Tony Leodora takes the viewers to on a tour of the spectacular layout, as well as providing an insightful interview with Palmer Design's vice president and senior golf course architect Thad Layton. In addition, the Traveling Golfer takes viewers on a grand tour of the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek, the 1,501-room luxury hotel that is adjacent to the golf course. The tour includes looks at a number of the 15 dining venues on the property, the four heated swimming pools, the spa, fitness center and the more than half-million square feet of meeting and event space.
"It was an exciting project to work on a course with such a solid reputation as Shingle Creek," said Layton, who has received national acclaim for his work with Palmer Design. "The catalyst for the project was the expansion of the hotel. They decided to cast a fresh set of eyes on the property and they brought us in and we talked about how we could make this golf course different in the Orlando market. It was a bit tricky - like putting together a jigsaw puzzle."
A number of old holes were closed. A number of new holes were created. And the rest of the golf course got a fresh, new look.
"I have played the golf course many times since it first opened in 2003 and always enjoyed the layout," says Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora. "But the new course has a bold excitement about it. And, of course, the hotel at Rosen Shingle Creek is absolutely breathtaking. There is no higher level of comfort, convenience or service in the entire Orlando area."
The December episode runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, December 11 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show repeated for the second straight year as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube Network and on the home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.