Tim Gavrich

Senior Writer

Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for Golf Advisor and the Managing Editor of the Golf Vacation Insider newsletter. A student of course design since he took up the game at age six, he also played for his college team at Washington and Lee University and still tries to tee it up in competition whenever possible. He has been involved in the golf industry since graduating in 2011, and has worked for Golf Vacation Insider since 2014. A native of Avon, Connecticut now residing in Vero Beach, Florida, he has played golf on two continents so far and is not too bad on Bermuda greens for a left-handed New Englander. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.

  • 4.0 stars from 5

    Orange Tree Golf Club

    "Demanding test of your complete game"

    It is no wonder why professional golfers of all stripes - PGA Tour, Web.com, Champions, LPGA Tour - seem to gravitate toward Orange Tree when they're in Orlando. If you can play well - especially tee to green - there, you should be ready for most any other test of golf. On the day I played, a number of LPGA Tour players were getting some practice in. Orange Tree is one of the narrowest courses you'll find off the tee, with many holes playing longer than the yardage because they cause the cautious player to lay back off the tee for position's sake, lest one's ball fly beyond the OB stakes that line both sides of many holes. But if you can tack your way around well enough, there are birdie opportunities to be had, mostly owing to the pure, fast greens. Just make sure you're below the hole! The par 3s* are a main strength of the course, design-wise. *I swear I'm not just saying this because I made a hole-in-one on the par-3 5th hole, but it doesn't hurt! more »