Derek Duncan's writing has appeared in TravelGolf.com, FloridaGolf.com, OrlandoGolf.com, GulfCoastGolf.com, LINKS Magazine and more. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Cynthia and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with interests in wine, literary fiction, and golf course architecture.
Orlando Marriott's International Golf Club has a new name and, more importantly, a new look. The club reopened in January of 2004 as Grande Pines Golf Club after extensive renovations to the old course originally opened in 1986. Designer Steve Smyers, along with player consultant Nick Faldo, overhauled the Joe Lee design and added more complex green settings, a fourth set of tees, removed loads of trees and added -about 300 yards in length.
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