The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

3.9430000000 3.9 stars from 5 (789)
  • 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

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 789 Reviews
5 stars:
272
4 stars:
323
3 stars:
109
2 stars:
47
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

649 out of 786 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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u097579486's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting Better"


fritzmark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a home course of my timeshare. It is under new ownership. They are doing a good job of building up the course, putting in new sod and fixing greens. Give it some time and it should be a great course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course condition needs improvement"


jdbrown9810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout for the money. Condition of course could be better especially the greens. Will play again hoping the course condition has improved.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Getting better"


Bravedavenc's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in better shape than I expected. Only #18 green was temporary. I've been coming here and playing for almost 20 years, and it's certainly the worst condition ever, but not that bad! There were a tremendous amount of workers on the course laying sod and pine straw. I believe the new management will get it back -it will just take a little time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



norman6312311's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u621160162's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value but not the best condition."


u000005174088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great golf course but is in the worst condition I've seen and I've been playing since it opened. The fairways are a bit patchy and have been cut up for some sort of treatment. We played winter rules to place the ball. The greens are very patchy and sometimes just smooth dirt in places. It's all ok for me though, the rates are reduced to the lowest I've seen (just paid 18 bucks) and the location and on site facilities make up for it. Still had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gary Walker Fairly Good"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was undergoing some fairly major renovations, which affected play, but overall it was in decent shape. Staff was really good. When course grows back in. it will be great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u450626675's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worst conditions I've ever seen"


Eldaje27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm usually not one to bash something, but this course was horribly maintained. I mean it was awful. I'm from Indiana and have seen some goat ranch type courses, but this place just wasn't taken care of. Every hole had patchy rough, loose soil, tread marks everywhere, patchy greens, nasty ponds, etc. I even had to ask the drinks girl what happened to the course? I read great reviews and figured this course would be amazing bc it's in Florida and that was not the case. Even the 18th hold had the flag stick IN THE FAIRWAY, bc the green was sooo messed up. So I literally was putting on the fairway to get in the hole. I paid $30 on golf now for this $100 course and even $30 is a ripoff for this course. Yes, it's that bad. Everything else tho was amazing. Service and staff was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout but course in poor condition"


t1197643307's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad I didn't pay full price. Course in poor condition and hopefully the work carried out will sort things out soon enough. I play in Scotland and have seen better conditions in middle of winter. Like the layout and I'm sure I would have given 4 stars overall of course wasn't in such poor condition. Staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"WARNING! Undisclosed Verticut / Horrible Conditions!"


Nixpop's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

So many options in Orlando - wasted last day of trip on this cow pasture. Weeds and bare spots abound. Ponds nearly dry. No conditions alert on GolfNow.

This was probably a nice track a few years ago. Palmer design. I understand there has been a drought in Orlando but we played 2 other courses that had been spending money on water. I am completely disgusted by this course's lack of transparency and honesty on GolfNow. We didn't play other courses (eg Waldorf) because they were honest about their aerification.

GolfNow needs to:

A) police this kind of stuff. I consider a lack of disclosure to be the same as a LIE.

B) come up with a rating system that weights recent reviews more heavily than older reviews.

I want a $150 credit!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun to play"


u000007936520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for average golfer wide fairways big greens not real difficult to putt nice layout front and back are completely different styles of courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor playing conditions"


neilk27's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course last year. Liked it very much and decided to take my daughter there for a my birthday round of golf. We are both very serious about her golf.

Staff was great about telling me about the water holes and bath rooms but failed big time to tell us they have 4 temporary greens. Would not have played or booked had been aware of the conditions. Not happy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Still not recovered"


u9578340's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway and Greens still suffer from sprinkler system brake down during late summer 2016.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Drought has affected greens."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course and considering the drought, the fairways are in pretty decent shape. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the greens. Several of the greens were almost unplayable and to top off our misery, it seems like they were recently top-dressed with sand. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Hopefully some rain will improve conditions here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Dry"


hnigaglioni's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has suffered from the drought. They are working on getting it back to par. Still a good track but the greens have seen better days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Randy6896478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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