The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

3.6137352941 3.6 stars from 5 (875)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7072 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 8505 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida 34747, Orange County
  • (888) 657-3529, (407) 239-1050
  • (407) 905-1355
  • www.orangelake.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1998)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda
Fairways: Floradwarf – an Ultradwarf Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The McCord Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Teal 72 7072 yards 74.3 132
Black 72 6665 yards 72.0 129
Blue 72 6263 yards 70.3 124
White 72 5780 yards 67.8 120
Yellow 72 5188 yards 69.6 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 875 Reviews
5 stars:
290
4 stars:
369
3 stars:
124
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
41

recommend this course

722 out of 872 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Challenging but fun"


Alan24bell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course extremely fun to play. It's in very good condition. The greens are moderately slow, but not as slow as the other reviews indicate. However, I found them to run true. Shot placement is important as you can get into trouble easily with the many hazards appropriately placed throughout the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.


Guy5795103's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review!


bwajh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.


gaston5207261's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Nice layout."


u000004358793's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A nice place to play for the money. Conditions were pretty good. Staff was friendly and the layout is a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Walking wIth the Legend"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Odds are that Kemmons Wilson is not a household name or even a name that comes up every now and then in golf locker rooms around the country, but believe it or not, the man had a lot to do with the proliferation of professional golf in the US. Wilson is the founder of Holiday Inn and if you were to ask any professional golfer from the 50’s and 60’s, you’ll probably hear stories of how Holiday took them in and gave them a place to stay while they competed.

On the other hand, the name Arnold Palmer is a household name; it’s probably safe to say that, because he dabbled in so many other things beside golf, his name is well-known outside of golf too. Arnold Palmer has arguably done as much for golf as anyone else.

Put these two together and what do you get? The Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Orange Lake Resort is known for upscale condo-style accommodations, villas and timeshares as well as a complete array of amenities that include swimming pools, tennis, miniature golf, a fitness center, lots of dining and meeting room options, 2 championship 18-hole golf courses and two executive courses; one that is lit for night play.

Arnold Palmer Design Group built the Legends Course. There are five sets of tees to challenge men and women of all abilities. The Back Tees measure 7,072 yards with a slope rating of 132 and a course rating of 72.2. I found the Blue Tees at 6,263 yards (71.1/124) was the perfect length for my game and allowed me to leave with a little dignity still intact. Seniors will be challenged at 5,780 yards (68.7/120) while ladies will enjoy the Yellow Tees (5,188/92.3/120). Pick the tees that best match your game and you’re sure to have a good time.

The Legends Course is a tale of two nines. The front side – sometimes referred to as the Links Nine – features wide fairways with significant landing areas and lots of rolling terrain. The Links Nine is much longer than the back (Pines) nine and has a real resort feel as it winds through the various lodging options of the resort. Water comes into play on about 4 holes on the outward nine as opposed to 7 of nine holes on the inward side. Many of these water hazards are pressed up against the greens and create precarious approach shots. The Pines Nine also features several fairways lined with Florida pines and majestic live oak trees that create narrow corridors off the tee. Several holes feature rock retaining walls that front the greens – a Palmer Design trademark.

Most Memorable Hole: Number 18: Par 5, 400 yards (Blue Tees). This long, dogleg left features water on the left side that starts into play about 250 yards off the tee. There is also fairway bunker in play on the left side off the tee and a waste bunker on the right. A good tee shot will still leave a long to mid-iron into and elevated green protected by sand and water on the left and a lot of mounding on the right.

Favorite Par 3: Number 3, 200 yards (Blue Tees). This long par 3 plays slightly downhill, but not quite a club less. It’s well protected on either side by deep-lipped bunkers that can make for a tough sandy. This can be a tough hole on a windy day, so choose your club wisely off the tee.

Favorite Par 4: Number 13, 375 yards (Blue Tees). Aesthetically, this signature hole is probably the nicest hole on the course. Your tee shot is blind and uphill; just aim for the middle of the fairway. From there, you should have a mid-iron downhill over water into a large multi-tiered green that features a lot of undulation. It’s a fun hole to look at; it’s even better to play!

Favorite Par 5: Number 4, 565 yards. Number 4 doglegs to the right and then back to the left, with all kinds of trouble along the way. It’s a double dogleg that features water on the right off the tee that comes into play if you try to get greedy. Steer clear of the water off the tee and you’ll have plenty of room for your layup shot. As the hole makes the second dogleg, you’ll be faced with a large waste bunker on the left side. If your approach shot is in the 150+ yards range, you’re facing a blind approach shot into a very small green protected front right and left by bunkers and water if you go long.

Last Word: The Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort is anything but your typical resort course. There are a lot of doglegs – both right and left – that require both length and accuracy to set up a second shot. There are a lot of elevation changes – 10 feet is a lot in this part of Florida – that create blind tee shots and layups. Large lips on many of the bunkers add a bit of difficulty getting it close out of the sand. And the greens – although a little on the slow side – feature a lot of undulation. Several have ridges in the middle that create multiple tiers. Another atypical feature about the Legends Course is the small greens; they really test your accuracy.

After your round, be sure to stop by the Legacy Grill, located in the Legend’s clubhouse. Guests can relax either indoors or out in the comfortable sports-themed setting. Enjoy food and drink with friends and family, all served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, so breakfast, lunch and dinner are all in play. The menu is vast and has something for even the most discriminating of pallets. They also serve all your favorite post-golf libations.

The next time you find yourself in the Disney area with your golf clubs and several hours to kill, give the Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort a call


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind and detailed review, TheGolfinGuy! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again for another round soon!

"Greens need work"


u000002992868's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course.Got to play with a teenager playing in tournament the next day.

Pace of play was under 4 hours.Big question was the greens were not only

exceedingly slow but in bad shape.Surprised to see tournament playing the next

day.Starter mentioned the greens had issues.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another one soon.

"Legend-dary"


u000008113643's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The professional staff at The Legends does a great job. Over seeded greens look great, but are slightly slow. We played Black tees but the Teal are back further and close to 7000. Beverage cart never far away. Resort golf - enjoy!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

"Great place"


axgrinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All was good ..the greens were slow compared to the reserve but it was an amazing day nonetheless . .the weather and price was a great motivator to place here


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review!


u000005628500's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/01/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Florida Hospitality"


gpockele's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played day before Tgvg. No problem moving up tee time,golfed as twosome.

Hospitable crew


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/01/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another one soon.

"Nice course, not to close to buildings"


paullaver01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time on this course and once again a nice experience, good speed and fair greens


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf.

"Great Course"


ericottawa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition however some of the greens had bad spots, may have been from hurricane Irma. Overall a good experience. Very few people on the course since rain had been forecast. Player round in under 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/01/2017:

Thanks for the great review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another one soon!

"Great course and staff"


ornstef's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditions and a fair price. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to your next round with us.

"Worth playing"


rsdjrsdj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I rated this excellent for the money because I got the Hot Deal.I wouldn’t pay full price...

Great layout,fun holes,however greens were really REALLY slow.Took us Five hours to play,same as last year so it seems to be the pace of play.Great friendly staff.

I will go back...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/20/2017:

Thanks for leave us a review! We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf!

"Awesome round"


uIPJR3862IP's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Greens and forward in excellent condition. Staff very fondly and Starter very acknowledge of the Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/20/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round at our Legends Course. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf and we hope to see you again soon!


grayjca's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/17/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Course conditions much improved"


treasure's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course in May this year and was in very poor condition, the course has definitely improved since then and the staff are working hard to bring it back to form.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/01/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, treasure. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you came back for another round despite the condition of the course in the summer. We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing our Legends Course at Orange Lake Golf!


u507855527's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/16/2017:

We appreciate the feedback about our Legends Course and hope to see you again for another round soon!

"Awesome Course"


uIPJR3862IP's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good round at Orange Lake. Great conditions. The layout is good also. Playing a second time this week for the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/16/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of our Legends Course. We appreciate the feedback and are glad to hear you came back for another round. We hope to see you back again soon!


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