The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

3.5873823529 3.6 stars from 5 (811)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 811 Reviews
5 stars:
274
4 stars:
337
3 stars:
115
2 stars:
47
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

668 out of 808 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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"Good course to play at least once"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course conditions; challenging Arnold Palmer course design; but lacking in certain amenities like a dedicated clubhouse and convenient on course services (ie. refreshment cart was almost non existent during the round and when it arrived it had a very limited supply of items)


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"No management"


Mike4150651's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a local player who plays all around central Florida. We typically try and find the best deals in the summer because you can play for so cheap compared to peak season. This will be my last time playing orange lake. It's totally fine that we were following a tournament. Heck, our tee time was at 930. My problem was there was no starter to pair anyone up and we didn't see a player assistant the entire time. The front side played at 2hr 45mins. When I went into the pro shop at the turn I saw at least 4 golf professionals Hammin it up in an office. Not a clue of what was going on out on the course. Retention is huge for golf, especially in central Florida where you have a golf course within every mile of your location.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course. Excelent Design"


u000002616994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a few times through the years. Love the layout. (Arnold Palmer Design) The course is usually in very good condition. It was in excellent condition the day we played. Was raining off and on during the afternoon, but the course still played well. Better to play on a dry day. Got a great hot deal on golf now. Will keep Orange Lake Legends in the rotation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough But Fair Nature Walk"


Rapper12's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every hole on this course is unique with interesting challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantasic Layout"


mashedpotatoes's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing at this course, we were in town on vacation at Orange Lake Resort. I found the green fees to be very reasonable for this caliber of golf course, if I lived in the area I would play here every day. This is my first time playing an Arnold Palmer golf course and I found the layout to be awesome as well. I found the course conditions to be rather dry and some areas of the fairways and greens were burned up pretty good but I understand there apparently was a drought this summer so I can't judge on that. The sand traps were in great shape. The greens seemed a little slow and hard to read but I'm also not too familiar with this type of grass so maybe that's a thing. It's all bentgrass and bluegrass where I'm from. I thought the club rental price was a bit too high, I called a few places and it was the highest in the area but the green fees were cheap so it was a wash. I tried to stop in early one evening to look around and make a tee time but the pro shop was closed, that was rather inconvenient. I made my tee time online so it all worked out. All in all I would definitely play here again if I ever return. It's a beautiful course and a fun challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dont play in the afternoon"


u000002058569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked through Golfnow.com for a late afternoon tee time. Great start but when the storm rolled through and they asked me to leave the course, they were not interested in letting me finish my round because apparently i was the only person on the course, and it seemed they were more interested in being able to close up early. Given the frequency of afternoon storms in the area, perhaps not using a booking service or not listing late available tee times would help them out with this problem. Was offered a voucher for 9 holes to make up for it but i would have preferred to play the rest of my round after the storm passed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/15/2017

I have worked at three Pinehurst, North Carolina courses and have been required to ask people to leave a course when a storm rolled in. I regret seeing a course review suffer because in one person's opinion, the course asked you to leave in a storm so they could close early. You received a late play consideration plus a golfnow discounted round. I just left Florida 3 weeks ago, and the storms then dropped copious amounts of rain. The course may have simply been trying to protect you and their course conditions...


"Fun layout and a good value right now."


John9144780's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is fun. Greens rolled fairly smooth but extremely slow. Amenities leave a lot to be desired. It's obvious they are light on help around the course.

Overall a fun track as long as it stays in decent shape and the pricing for Orlando residents stays reasonable.

This place has been known to have very inconsistent conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi John9144780, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course layout and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our course conditions. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing!

"Improving Conditions"


Rock9808450's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The ownership and staff efforts to bring this course back to higher standards is noticeable. It is a great layout and will provide multiple challenges. If the conditions continue it should be a stop on your tour of Orlando golf sites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi Rock9808450, thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

"Great value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The Legends course is definitely worth a visit. Great layout, friendly staff and nice service. The course is in very good condition. Carts are clean and new. We had a scorcher of a day, but ice and water at the clubhouse combined with many water coolers throughout the course helped tremendously. This course is fun. Playing it for the first time, we found water in places where we couldn't see it on our tee shot - we learned to look at the scorecard map quickly. For $10, you cannot beat this anywhere.


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 08/07/2017:

Hi chriswaldmann, we appreciate the kind review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the course conditions and layout. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for playing.

"Work in progress"


u000004541997's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seems the drought we had burned the greens and there are still some with bad spots even though we had rain every day for almost two months. Still roll pretty true unless u have to roll through one of these spots. Staff needs a lesson in customer service.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi u000004541997, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions as our staff works to improve them. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the course layout and hope to see you again soon.

"Great day at Orange Lake Legends"


hockislife1433's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played here many times in the past and the course conditions dipped a bit a while back but it's back to prime condition now. The greens are mostly in good shape, there were a few areas on 2-3 greens that had a few issues but nothing to be upset about. The tee boxes were in great shape as were the fairways and bunkers.

The gentleman manning the bag drop Shay was very nice and helpful as was Jordan at the Legends Grill. The starter Joe was friendly and willing to answer any and all questions about the course. While the experience on the course was good, these guys put the day over the top and made us feel like they wanted us to return. The only member of the team that was not up to par was the Marcus in the pro shop. I felt like we were bothering him just trying to check in.

All in all, this course is in great condition and I am excited to return. I would certainly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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 08/07/2017:

Hi hockislife1433, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear about your positive experience. Thanks for playing and we hope to see you again soon!


u000005085729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi u000005085729, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing!

"A Good Return"


Stephen1690's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played as a single on Sunday afternoon, it had been years since I'd played The Legends, so happy to see the course returning to days of old. The Staff are great and the course was in very good shape ( a few greens need some work ) but you can see the course will be getting better and better in time, see you in a few months!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi Stephen1690, we appreciate your feedback! Thanks for the great review and we're looking forward to your next round with us!

"always fun!"


jpsider's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Had the course to myself on a hot and humid summer day. The course was not perfect, but pins were placed in a way to stay away from the areas that need some TLC. The staff was super friendly and let me get out in front of a larger group. I finished in less than 2 hours. Its a great and beautiful course. I try to play it every time I am in town.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 07/20/2017:

Hi jpsider, thanks for the kind words! We glad to hear you had a great round. Thanks for playing and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


tigerbrown41's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi tigerbrown41, thanks for the 5-star review!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi jlateixeira, thanks for the great review!

"Lightning in the Distance"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. We had to wait 11/2 hr to start because lightning was happening somewhere?? Drinks were a fortune... once on the course it was awesome. Great Arnie Palmer layout. I would definitely recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best course in area"


spackler83's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The legends has always been a great course, even though it fell on hard times recently. The ownership has done wonders improving the course and I feel it shows greatly. Recreational golf has declined in playership and it's harder for courses of this caliber to remain in peak condition. For the hand they were dealt, it's an awesome and ever improving course.


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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi spackler83, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and are looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!

"Much Improved"


u319023531's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Always play the course each time I visit (average 4 times a year) In the past couple of years I have been very critical of the course condition but this time in my opinion the course is in much better condition that it has been for a number of years. Much Improved fairways although greens were slow. Overall much better and if the club continues to work on improvements then it will be back to where it was years ago and a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 07/20/2017:

Hi u319023531, thank you for the kind words! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you're seeing improving conditions. We hope to see you again soon!


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