Have We Got Some Deals For You! 2


Enjoying the finer things doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Some sharp-eyed bargain hunting and a little careful planning can drastically reduce the cost of shopping, dining, bar-hopping, golfing, moviegoing and other leisure-time activities. Of course, all that bargain hunting and careful planning can be tedious and stressful, but not to worry. We’ve already done most of the work for you.



 

Bargains

SHOPPING 

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks. | By Shelley Preston 

Anna Sui at Target

The latest high-profile designer to create a collection of budget duds for Target is Anna Sui. At $60, Sui’s versatile A-line frock, which can be dressed up or down, sells for a fraction of what a piece from her high-end label would cost. Designers who have lent their talents to the big box department store in past seasons include Isaac Mizrahi and Alexander McQueen.

Stealth Silver

Psst. Here’s a secret: Sterling silver can look as elegant as white gold or platinum, especially when set with gorgeous semi-precious stones. Artful baubles without a hefty jewelry store price tag can be found at Scott Laurent Galleries in Winter Park (348 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-629-0278). Design-savvy settings in silver with gems such as pearl, garnet and citrine average between $200 and $500 and look much more expensive. If you are a fan of “the bigger, the better’’ aesthetic, gumball-sized gems and cubic Zirconia set in silver mimic the latest jewelry designs and are available for $85 to $325 at Windsor Sterling Jewelers, inside Studio Styles on Hollywood Boulevard at Universal Orlando.
Universal Orlando, 407-363-8000.

Handbags for Rent

You can rent a Maserati or a Gulfstream V, even a castle in Europe, so why not a designer handbag that would cost thousands of dollars to own? Avelle.com allows members to rent current, authentic designer bags for a week, a month or a season. Weekly rates range from $120 for designers such as L.A.M.B. and Kate Spade (right) up to $600 for the world’s most coveted and rare handbag: a vintage Hermes Birkin (right). The longer you are a member, the less money it costs for a bag. The site also lets members borrow sunglasses, jewelry and watches. 

Etoile Boutique

This indie boutique in the Milk District (so-called because it’s near the T.G. Lee Dairy on Bumby Avenue) is a hidden treasure. Almost everything inside the cozy boutique, enthusiastically edited by owner Katie Reynolds, is handmade locally or reconstructed from thrift store finds. Clothing, jewelry and other goods such as notebooks and handmade soap are all reasonably priced given that each item is created from scratch or hand-sewn into something new. Most pieces range from $25 to $60. Styles vary from edgy to prim, which means almost anyone can find something that fits his or her aesthetic.
2424 E. Robinson St., Orlando, 407-895-6363, etoileboutique.com

New at the Outlets

Tourist traffic and I-Drive craziness be damned, budget-savvy locals haunt Orlando’s outlets for bargains galore. Several new outlets recently debuted here, including Vince, the place to snap up skinny trousers, sexy pencil skirts, fitted jackets and other urban basics for men and women (Prime International Outlets, 4957 International Drive, 407-355-9802). One of the coolest outlet stores to come to town is Y3, where you’ll find the cutting-edge sportswear line of the same name designed by Yohji Yamamoto. Cool “gets” include slouchy bags in neon colors, futuristic sneakers and some of the trendiest hoodies on the planet.
Orlando Premium Outlets, 8200 Vineland Ave. Orlando, 407-477-0100.

STAYCATIONS 

Central Florida resorts are trying to entice local residents to take “staycations,” offering bargain packages through September and even beyond. | By Barry Glenn
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Rates are as low as $126 a night on some Saturdays. For those looking for an extended stay, the resort is offering a deal for $149 a night for three nights, with the fourth night free. That package, which runs Sept. 8-Dec. 18, includes breakfast for two each morning, plus a free room category upgrade. The resort features a waterfall-laden pool, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, and fine dining at La Coquina and Hemingway’s. grandcypress.hyatt.com  
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Owner Harris Rosen is celebrating his 70th birthday by offering a $70 per-night rate at the Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek. The deal includes a two-for-one golf special, a 15 percent discount on food and beverage, and complimentary self-parking. Rosen is donating 5 percent of the rate to the Central Florida affiliate of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer fund. rosensleepoverforthecure.com
Walt Disney World
For Florida residents, Disney is offering $94-a-night rates at its “moderate resorts’’—Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans-Riverside, Port Orleans-French Quarter, and Coronado Springs. That’s 36 percent off the normal rate. disneyworld.disney.go.com
Universal Orlando
Rates at Loews Royal Pacific Resort start at $129 a night; at Hard Rock Hotel, the per-night cost starts at $144; at Loews Portofino Bay, it’s $159. Guests staying at any of the hotels receive free Universal Express ride access, which allows them to skip the lines at Universal’s theme park rides. universalorlando.com/hotels
Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes
The per-night rate for the “Peace of Mind” package isn’t cheap—$299—but you stay three nights for the price of two, five for the price of three and seven for the price of four. The special includes breakfast for two, Internet access, valet parking and Ritz Kids activities for two children. ritzcarlton.com/en/promotions
JW Marriott Orlando,
Grande Lakes

Various packages, focusing on everything from romance to golf, are offered. A getaway package, for example, starts at $199 per night and includes a lakefront room, breakfast and a $25 resort credit. marriott.com
 
Here are some ticket bargains the Big 3 theme parks are offering Florida residents: 
SeaWorld Orlando
Buy a ticket to SeaWorld and visit either the Aquatica water park or Busch Gardens in Tampa for free. At SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove, Floridians get $90 off the regular ticket price of $289. Each Cove visitor receives a free pass to either SeaWorld or Busch Gardens for up to 14 consecutive days. seaworld.com
Walt Disney World
Get a three-day pass for $129, which allows you to visit one theme park each day. The more days, the deeper the discount. For instance, a five-day pass costs $195. disneyworld.disney.go.com
Universal Orlando
By booking online, you save $20 off the gate price for a one-day, one-park ticket, and $30 off a one-day, two-park ticket. universalorlando.com
Just because the Tampa Bay Rays are American League baseball champs doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune to see them play at their home field in St. Petersburg. Game tickets start at $10 in advance ($16 for games against the Yankees and Red Sox). Sure they’re upper-deck seats, but the view is great. Sundays are Family Fun Days, with outfield seats just $18 and baseline box seats $23. Family Fun tickets include a voucher for a hot dog, soda and snack, and kids can run the bases (right) after the game. With St. Pete only two hours away, catching a Rays game on the spur of the moment is a breeze. Even cooler: Tropicana Field is air-conditioned. Parking is free to all games for carloads of four or more, but get there early. raysbaseball.com  

DINING

13 CHEAP EATS FOR UNDER $13
These economical dishes include offerings for lunch, a quick snack and a rib-sticking dinner. | By Joseph Hayes 
$2.50-$4.95
Dim sum, Ming’s Bistro
Weekends before 3 p.m. is when the traditional steel trolley rolls at Ming’s (dim sum is designed as lunch, after all), but a select menu of these satisfying little Cantonese treats can be had at other times. Start with siu mai pork dumplings or shrimp wrapped in eggplant and work your way up to bean paste-filled sesame seed balls for a sweet finish. Your total doesn’t have to be more than $13, although that’s up to you and your appetite.
1212 Woodward St., 407-898-9672 
$2.75-$3.50
Bahn mi sandwich, Ba Le
The quintessential sub, a bahn mi combines French, Chinese and Vietnamese flavors. Shredded chicken, carrots, vinegar-marinated daikon, onions, jalapeño pepper and cilantro, laid into a fresh-baked baguette, make the bahn mi pate a winner. (And, if you order six, you only pay for five.)
1229 N. Mills Ave., 407-898-8011
$4
Regular roast beef sandwich,
Beefy King

Unless you already know about Beefy King, you probably drive right past its retro façade without a glance. Budgets love this 41-year-old Orlando institution. The hand-sliced roast beef, corned beef or pastrami, served on a freshly baked Kaiser roll and slathered in house-made horseradish sauce, comes right off an old-fashioned steam table to you. Even a short stack of $3 smaller-sized “juniors” won’t break the bank.
424 N. Bumby Ave., 407-894-2241 
$5
Fajita crepe,
The Crepe Company cart 

Huge stuffed crepes are cooked while you watch at these rolling carts in the downtown business and nightclub districts. The fajita version is loaded with steak or chicken, peppers, onions, cheese, guacamole and salsa, and is just one of the savory or sweet options. Central Boulevard and South Court Street, Orange Avenue and Washington Street, 11:00am-2:30 pm, Orange and Wall Street, 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
$5.50
Two slices of cheese pizza, Pizzeria Valdiano
Good pizza isn’t a cheap meal, it’s a gift from the gods. In this Bronx boy’s opinion, Valdiano makes the best pie in town; thin and crisp crust, with a sturdy sauce and a generous but not too big helping of cheese.
510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-5333, pizzeriavaldiano.com
$6.50
“Number 34,” Little Saigon 
Officially, it’s thit nuong cha gio, a fragrant helping of thin rice vermicelli topped with grilled pork, sliced fried spring rolls, bean sprouts and heady Thai basil. Order a bowl and a glass of highly caffeinated sua da iced coffee and you’re set for the evening for under a sawbuck. 
1106 E. Colonial Drive, 423-8539, littlesaigonrestaurant.com
$7.45
Rava masala dosai, Udipi Café
The family-owned chain called Udipi offers mainstays of southern Indian vegetarian cuisine, replacing meat with magically spiced ingredients. Dosai is a hearty cream of wheat and rice flour crepe, encasing potatoes, grilled onions and chilies. Dipped into the made-daily coconut chutney, it’s a meatless delight.
1275 S. Highway 17-92, Longwood, 407-696-7775
$8.75
Korean spicy shrimp bento box, Bento Café
Envelop seared shrimp and onions in hot pepper sauce, add rice, thin Korean noodles and sautéed vegetables, and arrange each item in a traditional segmented Japanese box. Bento’s namesake offering is a good-looking pan-Asian feast.
151 S. Orange Ave.,  407-999-8989, bentocafesushi.com
$8.99
Pierogi, Polonia
Save a trip to Polonia for when the temperature drops. Polish food sticks to your ribs. (To any body part, actually.) And a meal of seven plump potato turnovers, stuffed with cheese or sauerkraut and served with caramelized onions and sour cream, is hearty enough to push you through a chilly winter’s day.
750 S. Highway 17-92, Longwood, 407-331-1933, polonia-restaurant.com
$9.95
Beef ribs, Cecil’s Texas Bar-B-Q
If you’ve ever had the urge to dine like Fred Flintstone, go to Cecil’s on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday and order the special. Four massive beef ribs (from very large cows), done up in true East Texas hickory-smoked glory, plus sides, make for a shockingly big meal. You will need a take-home box.
2800 S. Orange Ave., 407-423-9871, cecilsbbq.com
$9.99
Cabo enchiladas,
Emiliano’z Mexican Restaurant

Recognized by the Mexican consulate as a “Best of,”  Emiliano’z serves up three corn tortillas wrapped around grilled shrimp and quesillo Oaxaca.
1012 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, 407-637-2991, emilianoz.com
$11.95
Lettuce wraps,
Cheesecake Factory

Talk about cheap eats, this one can feed three. A platter of peanut-sauced satay chicken mated with dishes of curried noodles, carrots, bean sprouts, pickled cucumbers and varied sauces.
Winter Park Village, 520 N. Orlando Ave., 407-644-4220, thecheesecakefactory.com
$12.45
Donegal fish and chips, Maggie O’ Malleys 
There’s nothing quite like a huge piece of ale-battered North Atlantic cod with fried potato “chips” to make one feel thoroughly Irish. (Plus a pint of Guinness, although that, of course, costs extra.)
7000 S. Kirkman Road, 407-363-9635, maggieomalleys.com
MAGICAL DINING 
Fine dining doesn’t get any cheaper than it is in September. | By Joseph Hayes
September is Magical Dining Month in Orlando, when around 50 area restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $20 or $30 each. Some of these dinners are extraordinary bargains, with restaurants charging less than half their usual prices.

The monthlong promotion is a way to entice locals (and the few lingering tourists) to dine out this month, traditionally a very slow time of year for restaurants. Perhaps you’ll discover a new favorite and return to pay full prices. 

As a rule, a participating restaurant puts together a special menu for this event, highlighting the best of what its kitchen can do. And each restaurant donates a dollar from each meal to a local charity.

The full list of restaurants can be found at the Orlando visitors bureau Web site, orlandoinfo.com/magicaldining. What follows are my picks of restaurants worth visiting at any time, and a real value during this promotion. 
CASUAL
($20 buys an appetizer, entree and dessert)
Hannibal’s On The Square
Entrées at the swanky Hannibal’s normally hover in the $25 to $30 range, so to get three courses of its Continental-inspired fare at this price is a steal.
522 W. New England Ave.,
Winter Park, 407-629-4865,

hannibalslounge.com  
Jack’s Place
Jack’s is a throwback to New York steakhouses, with celebrity caricatures on the wall and hefty aged beef on the grill. Any menu item with the word “steak” attached is a sure bet. 
Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, 407-996-1787,
jacksplacerestaurant.com
Nonna Trattoria ed Enoteca
Restaurants owned by College Park chef Kevin Fonzo appear on both my casual and upscale lists. On the $20 list, Nonna features the authenticity of Tuscan dishes such as grilled lamb sausage, house-made pasta
and meatballs made from a secret family recipe.
Nonna Trattoria ed Enoteca, 1710 Edgewater Drive, 407-649-9770,
nonnawinebar.com
Taverna Opa
The only Greek restaurant on this year’s list, Taverna Opa is also a fun place to spend an evening, with dancing and music accompanying the mousaka. Meats from the wood-fired grill are what this kitchen does particularly well.
Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, 407-351-8660, opaorlando.com
UPSCALE
($30 for a three-course meal)
Bice Ristorante
One of my favorite Orlando secrets is the free boat ride from Universal’s CityWalk to the Portofino Bay Hotel. The illusion of sailing into Italy is reinforced by Bice’s rustic-yet-refined menu, with house-made pasta and family recipes straight from Milan.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Blvd., 407-503-1415,
biceorlando.com
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
This Cuban hotspot was on my list of best new restaurants in last month’s issue, and I stick by that choice. Any seafood or pork dish is worth the drive from wherever you are.
9101 International Drive, 407-226-1600, cubalibrerestaurant.com

K Restaurant Wine Bar
Fonzo’s other restaurant makes my $30 list. The select new-American “Magical” menu includes wild mushroom-dusted filet mignon an d pan-seared “fish of the season.”
2401 Edgewater Drive, 407-872-2332, kwinebar.com  

Le Coq au Vin
A mixed-use stretch of Orange Avenue isn’t thought of as a place for upscale dining, but families who started coming to Le Coq au Vin in the mid-1970s still look forward to their next meal here. It’s a great opportunity to try fine French dining in this award-winning favorite.
4800 S. Orange Ave., 407-851-6980, lecoqauvinrestaurant.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse
It might seem a little pretentious to call yourself “The” steakhouse, but in my experience Morton’s has always delivered the goods. These people have been grilling steak for 30 years, and the single-cut filet and garlicky Chicken Christopher are classics.
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., 407-248-3485, mortons.com  
Norman’s
I usually approach restaurants attached to celebrity chefs with a wary eye. Norman van Aken is the real deal, and his namesake space not only looks great but has
a kitchen to match. The special menu offers creamy conch chowder, Key West yellowtail and butt-kicking desserts.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, 407-393-4333, normans.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Designed to look like an ocean liner, the rather ritzy Oceanaire has made a local splash. Its event menu offers a shrimp and grits appetizer, and the “black and bleu” blackened fish topped with blue cheese.
9101 International Drive, 407-363-4801, theoceanaire.com  
Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar
Scallopine di vitello alla Rocco headlines the special menu, combining veal roasted peppers, prosciutto and Fontina cheese. Take the cannoli for dessert.
400 South Orlando Ave.,
407-644-7770,
roccositaliangrille.com

HAPPY HOURS

Bargains abound for bar-hoppers. | By Marie Rodriguez de la Viuda
A LOT OF GOOD BEER FOR A LITTLE MONEY

Orlando Brewing says it’s the only certified organic brewery in Florida. Bragging rights aside, it produces some mighty fine microbrew beers, and you can taste them at the brewery’s Tap Room near the old train station about a mile south of downtown. For only $12 you can taste-test an 11-item beer sampler, with each beer served in a 5-ounce glass. After your initial tasting, you can order four more 5-ounce samples of your choice for $4. Regular 16-ounce glasses of beer sell for $4 each (right). We’re talking freshly brewed beer right out of the tap for prices less than what many bars and restaurants charge for the canned and bottled stuff.
407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com
EVERY DAY  
$2.50 domestic beer and well drinks at Stardust Lounge until 8 p.m. stardustorlando.com $3 cocktails, $6 martinis and half-price on all food at Blue Martini from 4-8 p.m. bluemartinilounge.com  Half-price select liquors, wines and martinis at Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar from 4-7 p.m. timpanochophouse.net  
$4 select beer, $7 Power Hour martinis and $6 bar bites at Morton’s The Steakhouse from 5-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. mortons.com  2 for 1 draft beer, house wine and well drinks at Tavern on the Lake from 3-7 p.m. tavernorlando.com
SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY
$2 Corona, $4 Three Olives vodka, $4 Jaeger shots, $4.50 Jaeger bombs and $4 Sauza tequila at The Peacock Room from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. thepeacockroom.com $2 draft beer and $5 select martinis along with free admission at Fire Lounge at Ice Bar from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. icebarorlando.com $2 margaritas, coronas, shots of tequila and tacos at Wall Street Cantina’s Taco Tuesdays from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. wallstplaza.net
$2 Bud Light drafts and $3 well drinks for Flashback Mondays at Pulse, free admission until 11 p.m. pulseorlando.com2 for 1 hurricanes, Heineken and Amstel Light at Pat O’Brien’s 2 for Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m.  patobriens.com  
WEDNESDAY   
75-cent domestic beer, 2 for 1 import beers and 2 for 1 cocktails at Big Belly Brewery from 5-7:30 p.m. churchstreetbars.com$1 frozen drinks, bottle beer, well drinks and shots at Chillers from 7:30 p.m. to close. churchstreetbars.com $3 domestic beers and $3 martinis at the Rok Room from 10 p.m. until midnight. rokroom.com    
$20 unlimited wine with complimentary hors d’oeuvres at Ember’s Winesday from 6-8 p.m. emberorlando.com $20 unlimited wine, appetizers, flatbreads and fondue at Urban Flats’ Wine Down Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. urbanflats.net   
THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Free drinks (if you flip the coin right) for Flip & Sip Thursdays at Wall Street Cantina. wallstplaza.net Free appetizer buffet, half off select drinks, $2 beer, $3 cocktails and $5 American Honey at Howl at the Moon from 5-8 p.m. howlatthemoon.com 3 for 1 drinks during Power Hour at Latitudes from 10:30-11:30 p.m. churchstreetbars.com
$3.50 Red Stripe and Appleton drink specials during Jammin’ Thursdays at Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom starting at 4 p.m. universalorlando.com $3 cocktails, $6 martinis and a free cocktail if you mention Van Gogh when arriving between 8-11 p.m. at Blue Martini. bluemartinilounge.com Free drinks until 11 p.m. at Antigua for Status Saturdays. 2 for 1 shots from midnight to close. churchstreetbars.com

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

These activities aren’t just cheap, they’re absolutely free. | By Jay Boyar 
MUSIC
“Uplifting” may be the best word to describe the concert series at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Now entering its 16th season, the series offers nine different concerts from September through April, one per month and two in March. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present a selection of Haydn’s works, and at 7 p.m. on April 24, the Phil will return with a Baroque program. Other featured groups include the Brass Band of Central Florida, the UCF Symphony Orchestra and the Orlando Concert Band. The church’s Web site promises “no admission or collection taken.” Now that’s uplifting!
2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo, 407-365-3408, stlukes-oviedo.org
FILM
Back in the day, drive-in movies were always a pretty good deal, even if you didn’t bring your own refreshments or sneak in someone in the trunk.  Nowadays, Enzian Theater and the city of Winter Park carry on the drive-in tradition with Popcorn Flicks, outdoor movies at 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month near the stage in Park Avenue’s Central Park. Upcoming attractions include Babe: Pig in the City on Sept. 10, Poltergeist on Oct. 8 and Fantastic Voyage on Nov. 12. There are no cars (or trunks) involved, and even the popcorn is free!
Central Park, Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-629-1088, enzian.org

THEATER
For theater lovers, perhaps the best deal in town is being offered by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. On certain Sundays at 7 p.m., the theater will present free productions of classic Greek plays. While these productions won’t be fully staged, there will be some staging as well as simple costumes. Plus, the productions will showcase some of Orlando’s finest actors, and the plays themselves are, well, classics: Agamemnon by Aeschylus on Oct. 4, Medea by Euripides on Nov. 8, Oedipus the King by Sophocles on March 7 and Lysistrata by Aristophanes on April 25.
812 E. Rollins St., Orlando,
407-447-1700,
orlandoshakes.org

ART
In terms of your pocketbook, the best time to explore the world-class Tiffany collection at the Morse Museum of American Art is Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., from November through April. During those hours, admission will be free. And from an aesthetic perspective, that’s an excellent time to visit, too, because, on select Friday evenings during those months, the museum will offer live music as you stroll through its galleries.
445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. 407-645-5311, morsemuseum.org

GOLF 

The game of the upper classes has been brought down to the masses, compliments of a recession that has severely dinged local golf courses.  We’ve compiled a selection of deals rated by the quality of the course. Greens fees include cart and are for local residents. They are good through Sept. 30 unless noted otherwise. | By Mike Boslet and Michelle Dendy
…………… The Golf Club at Sugarloaf Mountain At 312 feet above sea level, it’s on the highest peak in peninsular Florida. Opened last year near Clermont, the Sugarloaf layout was meant to be part of an exclusive golf course-living development. But it’s now a public-play course, sans mansions along the fairways. It is the only course in Florida designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, one of the best design teams around. $55 any day; $35 after 3 p.m. 407-544-1104; hamptongolf.com …………… Grand Cypress Forty-five Jack Nicklaus-designed holes at this Hyatt resort course. The New Course is the best of the bunch. M-Th: $69; F-Sun: $79, anytime with seven-day advance booking. Lake Buena Vista. 877-330-7377;  grandcypress.com/golf
 
…………… ChampionsGate Any day through Dec. 23: $48 all-you-can-play on two Greg Norman-designed layouts. Plus, during the regular NBA season, the Magic’s winning score sets the greens fee for the following day for two players. Davenport. 407-787-4653; championsgategolf.com
 
………… Rosen Shingle Creek $105 for unlimited golf and a night in the resort, single occupancy; $140 double occupany. Rates good through end of the year; taxes and gratuities extra. Orlando. 407-996-6333; rosenshinglecreek.com  ………… Royal St. Cloud Links A links course in St. Cloud? Yes, and it’s a good one. Play all day for one price. M-Th: $25; Fri: $27; Weekends: $36; $15 twilight rate all week; juniors: $12 and free with paying adult. 407-891-7010; royalstcloudgolflinks.com
 
………… Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Normally $165, but from Sept. 26-Dec. 31 a round costs $95 before 2 p.m.; $65 afterward. Forecaddie included, but not the tip.  Orlando. 407-206-2400; grandelakes.com  
………… Orange County National This golf facility has two beautiful 18-hole layouts, but it also has more rates than the airlines. There are deals at ocngolf.com.
Winter Garden. 407-656-2626
 
………… Victoria Hills One of designer Ron Garl’s best works in Central Florida.  Weekdays: $29; weekends: $35, with the $20 purchase of a club card on day of play. Mondays: $25 for 55 or older. For a $34.99 monthly fee: unlimited golf for $19 as well as unlimited range balls beginning at 3 p.m. DeLand. 386-738-6000; victoriahillsgolf.com
 
………… Mystic Dunes Two play for $80 from 7 a.m. to noon and $70 after 12 p.m. any day. Celebration. 407-787-5678; mysticdunesgolf.com
 
………… Celebration Rates are through Sept. 27.  M-Th: $49 ($39 after 12); F-Sun: $59 ($49 after 12).
Celebration. 407-566-4653; celebrationgolf.com
 
……… Timacuan Go to golftimacuan.com and click on specials. We’ve gotten discount coupons good for $25 greens fees. Lake Mary. 407-321-0010; golftimacuan.com  ……… Highlands Reserve Lunch and golf for $35, seven days a week; $15 to play after 4 p.m. Davenport. 863-420-1724; highlandsreserve-golf.com
 
……… Remington Golf Club Play, practice and eat all you want for $45.
Kissimmee. 407-344-4004; remington-gc.com
 
……… Forest Lake Weekdays: $29 until 2 p.m., $22 afterward. Weekends: $45-$25.
Ocoee. 407-654-4653; forestlakegolf.com
 
……… Grande Pines Best deal is until Sept. 19: $38 every day after 2 p.m.
Orlando. 407-239-6909; marriott-vacations.com 
……… Dubsdread The Orlando muni has too many rates to list here, but all are cheap. You even have the option to walk, saving you $10. Two-for-one greens fees on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 407-246-2551; historicaldubsdread.com
DISCOUNT GOLF WEBSITES
Golfnow.com Site shows tee times of courses throughout Central Florida. We found a $51 rate at Grand Cypress at 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday. That’s a steal.

orlandocouponsfree.com Go here and print out coupons. We found coupons for $15 off at Orange Lake Resorts
in Kissimmee and $10 off at Eagle Creek near Lake Nona. 

 

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