Staying the Course - Florida Ex PGA Golfer Specializing in Real Estate

By Llyne Hayes
Most of us recognize Donnie Hammond as a man who is passionate about golf. As a two-time PGA Tour Champion, Donnie has spent lots and lots of time playing on courses all over the country and has had the pleasure to play the premier golf club communities of our entire state.

From his first passion, Donnie’s next passion developed. “What got me into real estate is that I always seemed to be looking at the homes and amenities in the neighborhoods of the golf club communities I was playing. Seeing what’s on the market and imagining what the inside of these homes looked like was always a fun activity for me.”

Now that Donnie has joined the highly recognized and respected real estate company, Coldwell Banker, he does not have to imagine the interiors of these fascinating homes. Instead, he is able to go inside and see all of the features and details they have to offer. His inside information on course conditions, initiation fees and dues help his clients understand the true value of the different properties they’re shown. He knows that special nearby amenities, such as the Mike Bender Academy, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, and the Streamsong Resort will add some variety, fun and a touch of adventure for local residents who love to golf. With his experience and expertise of the luxury golf club communities, such as Isleworth, Lake Nona, and The Legacy Club, to name just a few, Donnie is the perfect real estate agent to match retirees to the home, community and golf course that will fit their needs to a tee!

His main passion, his wife of 23 years, Trenny, loves to visit all of these communities, too. She has fun getting to know all the best shops, services and restaurants in each area. Trenny and Donnie both enjoy meeting with his clients over dinner, where Trenny will gladly impart all of the information she has gathered, making the new resident’s transition into the neighborhood that much easier.

“I like to spend a lot of time with my clients in a relaxed atmosphere in order to really get to know them. Through these conversations I can see which are the most important features they may need, such as an outdoor entertaining space, or a large yard for the dog, or plenty of guest rooms for the many friends and relatives who will come to visit. Now that I am retired from golf, I have the time to really get to know and fully commit to the needs of my clients,” Donnie explained.

While Donnie is most passionate about the greater Orlando area, he is also completely familiar with the top golf club communities throughout the state. Thanks to his alliance with Coldwell Banker, a global real estate company that is known for its excellence in customer service and quality, Donnie is able to find his clients’ best fit anywhere from South Florida through the Panhandle and make their Florida real estate dreams a reality.

If you’re looking to move into a fabulous home in a top-rated golf course community, call Donnie Hammond and let him put his passions to work for you. Contact him today at (407) 620-3030, email or for more information, visit his website at