Prime Sports and Opportunity Await in Lake County, Florida

In close proximity to Orlando, Lake County has plenty to offer on its own merits as it stakes its claim as a premier athletic destination

Introduction

Lake County, Florida

Whether you are hosting a championship event or a team training session, Lake County’s natural resources and top-notch facilities welcomes a variety of sports including golf, fishing, watersports, triathlons, beach volleyball, softball and more. All located 30 minutes from Orlando, Florida.

Popular Activities

  • Revolution Adventures lets guests cruise around a 230-acre property on ATVs, go land-to-sea with the Mucky Duck amphibious vehicle or try their hand at target archery or clay-shooting.

  • The Jones Brothers Seaplane Adventures give guests a birds-eye view of Orlando’s attractions, the Harris Chain of Lakes, Mount Dora and much more.

  • Tour a working citrus and cattle ranch in the World’s Largest 4×4 Monster Truck Adventure at the Showcase of Citrus.

  • Experience award-winning festivals, fine dining, shopping and more in historic downtown Mount Dora.

Find Your Perfect Lake County, Florida Facility

Facility Spotlight

Hickory Point Park/Hickory Point Beach

Sports Covered: Sand volleyball, soccer, fishing

Located in Tavares, the Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex is Florida’s largest beach volleyball complex with 21 sand volleyball courts ready for action. 

Hickory Point Beach is a national training site for the USA Volleyball Beach ParaVolley program. Hickory Point Beach has hosted the AVCA Small College Beach Championships, professional events, and many more. Hickory Point Park is home to the Mike Stone Soccer complex (six fields) and a boating complex used for fishing tournaments. 

The Big House

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball

The Big House, located in Tavares, Florida, is a state-of-the-art 162,000-square-foot recreational facility with nine basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts and more. The flexibility of the venue allows it to host a variety of events and its proximity to accommodations lends itself to a great visitor experience.

Mission Inn Resort & Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Spectacular vistas, sparkling water hazards and a stunning—yet challenging—course layout separate tournament play at the Mission Inn Resort & Club, which has a particular expertise when it comes to hosting golf tournaments. Just 35 minutes from Orlando, the club boasts two championship-caliber golf courses in the El Campeón and Las Colinas courses, which blend right in with the surrounding Florida landscape. Mission Inn offers you an escape to a spectacular Central Florida golf vacation, a dream wedding or a romantic couples getaway. 

The National Training Center

Sports Covered: Swimming, soccer, softball, track and field

This state-of-the-art training center located in Clermont is nationally recognized as a USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center thanks to the available services in running, swimming, cycling, wellness and nutrition that maximizes sports performance through great coaching. The NTC campus includes a Track & Field Complex, Aquatic Center, five multipuropse athletic fields and the Legends Way Ballfields softball complex. The Track & Field Complex features a 400-meter Eurotan Premier Sandwich (an impermeable synthetic surface) track and grass infield that supports multiple events.  The National Training Center is a training site for many Olympic athletes that competed in Tokyo 2020 and also hosted a Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) Swimming Qualifier prior to the Olympic games.

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Steven Clenney

Steven Clenney

Director, Sports Development

Telephone: 352-742-3919