Florida is a golfer's paradise, with a multitude of courses to accommodate every golfer's requirements.
The following three courses are situated just off highway 27 - within a few minutes drive of the villa, and provide excellent facilities.
This small course is ideal for the beginner, offering informal facilities for golfers of all ages. Polo Park provides 9 hole golf packages from around 25 dollars per head, including club & electric golf cart rental. Polo Park operates a “Pay and Play” scheme – there's no need to book a tee time in advance – just turn up when you're ready for a round !.
Directions : From Solana head North on HWY27 Polo Park is located approximately 1 mile on the left ( directly opposite Polo Park East ).
Polo Park East
Similar to Polo Park ( above ), this small course is situated within a scenic residential suburb and provides informal golfing facilities for players of all ages.
Directions : From Solana head North on HWY27 Polo Park is located approximately 1 mile on the right ( directly opposite Polo Park ).
This club offers slightly more formal facilities for the more experienced golfer. Highlands Reserve offers 18 hole packages from around 50 dollars per head, including club & electric golf cart rental and lunch. It is usually necessary to book a tee time in advance to play at Highlands reserve.
Directions : From Solana head North on HWY27 Highlands Reserve is located approximately ½ mile on the left.
The Mall at Millennia
If you want designer labels then head to the Mall at Millennia, where you can find names such as Tiffany, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vitton to name but a few. If all of that shopping has given you an appetite, there is a food court located on the first floor. Treat yourself to a health smoothie or forget about your waistline and indulge in a huge bowl of Hagen Daas.
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East continue to Exit 78 Conroy Road, after the exit take the right lane you will see the Mall at Millennia on your right.
Orlando Premium Outlets
If you like a bargain then head to Orlando Premium Outlets, there are over 110 shops with Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Timberland, French Connection, Guess and the list goes on.
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East Exit 68 ( old 27 ). Proceed straight across the lights at the end of the ramp onto Vineland Avenue ; continue 1 mile.
Pr1me Outlets orlando ( Formerly known as Belz )
If you are looking for the largest factory outlet location in Florida then look no further,Pr1me Outlets is located at the North end of International Drive and is the ultimate outlet shopping experience with 170 outlets.
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East continue to Exit 75a, after the exit take the right lane, then take a left turn at the lights. Continue on International Drive, Pr1me Outlets will be ahead of you.
Fabulous fashion, exceptional eateries, delightful diversions. That's what shoppers find at Orlando 's fabulous fashion destination, the Florida Mall. Featuring Dillard's, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sears, along with over 250 specialty stores.
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East continue to Exit 72 ( Beeline Express Way ), Leave the Express Way at Exit 4 ( Orange Blossom Trail ) and follow the signs for Florida Mall.
With names such as Kohl’s, Ross, Michaels, Old Navy, Sport Authority and more, you can shop until you drop at The Loop. You can rest those aching feet at one of the coffee shops and restaurants at the complex. Johnny Rocket’s American diner is always worth a visit not just for the food but to watch the staff take to floor with a singing and dance routine.
There is a 16 screen cinema so if you get caught in an Orlando thunderstorm why not see a movie.
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East continue to Exit 65 ( East ), Osceola Parkway ( toll road ). Travel Osceola Parkway East for seven miles. The Loop is at the corner of the John Young and Osceola Parkways.
Festival Bay Mall
Festival Bay Mall at International Drive features a selection of 80 stores and restaurants and 4 exciting entertainment venues.
Specialty stores include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear, Steve and Barry's, PacSun, Journey's, Nine West Outlet, Kasper Outlet, Jones New York Outlet and many more.
Family entertainment includes indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf at Putting Edge Fun Center, the best indoor playground you’ve ever seen at Monkey Joe’s Parties & Play, Cinemark 20 Movie Theatres, Vans Skatepark and a future surfpark development !
From Solana head South on HWY27, take the I4 East continue to Exit 75a, after the exit take the right lane, then take a left turn at the lights. Continue on International Drive, Festival Bay Mall at International Drive is conveniently located on the north end of International Drive.