For the golf fanatic there is an extensive choice of championship standard courses all within a simple drive of the villa several of which were designed by Arnold Palmer including Orange Lake Resort which is a 10 minute drive from Emerald Island Resort. Emerald Island is only 5 miles from Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex which hosts various amateur and professional sporting events all year round. Furthermore, freshwater fishing, water sports and horse riding are all available within a short drive. There are many great sporting events that take place in Florida depending on the time of the year. Why not check them out and become a spectator for the day. 

The Orlando Magic - A basketball franchise in the NBA. Games are played at the Amway Centre in downtown Orlando. The Magic are a well established organization having won five division championships. The basketball season runs from mid to late October and ends mid-April. 

Tampa Bay Rays - Take a trip down Interstate 4 to St Petersburg and visit Tropicana Field to enjoy some Major League Baseball action. With just about every kind of food and drink on offer and excellent in-game entertainment this is a perfect family day out. Rachael should know - she got attacked by Raymond the Mascot ! If you're heading to the Sunshine State anytime from March to late September make sure you see the Tampa Bay Rays in action. You will not be disappointed !


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers - A professional American football team. Games are staged at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The NFL season begins in September with its conclusion late December into early January. Why not head down to Tampa to watch the Super Bowl LV champions try to retain their trophy in the upcoming season. 
 
Orlando City SC - A professional soccer club that compete in the Eastern conference in Major League Soccer. Orlando entered the MLS in 2013 as the league’s 21st franchise and have since gone on to establish themselves as a well-respected franchise. They play their games at the ‘Exploria stadium’ in downtown Orlando which is only a 30-minute drive from the villa. 

Tampa Bay Lightning - A professional ice hockey team based in Tampa. The home games are played at the Amalie Arena in Downtown Tampa. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. The most active months of the season at home will be November and December.