The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

3.6028176471 3.6 stars from 5 (827)
  • 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 827 Reviews
5 stars:
279
4 stars:
344
3 stars:
118
2 stars:
48
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

684 out of 824 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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"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...


"Not exactly the conditions the pro shop said"


Karleen3632744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I played this course on Saturday, 9/23. We live in the Orlando area so we try to frequent this course as much as possible as it is one of my husband's favorite. With the hurricane a few weeks ago and the greens being punched prior to then, he called the pro shop on the Wednesday prior to the round to see if the course was in good shape before we booked our round. The person he spoke to said "yeah! course is looking great! because of the hurricane you can't even tell the greens were punched." Well I'm not sure what course this dude was looking at, but it was not the Legends course. The front was much better than the back, some of the greens had sand ALL over them to where the hole was only able to be put in one particular spot on the green. Others the bunkers were being worked on so there were places of sod missing or the sand was so wet and mucky that you couldn't step in it without sinking. The back was a completely different story. Bunkers were so hard and rocky, you couldn't hit a shot out of them and some greens had no green to them, just sand and punch holes. I don't know if we would have played here with knowing the real condition of the course, I get that you want to have people come out and play, but the condition of the course definitely did not make it for an enjoyable round and for some people would make them not come back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



josesullivan1111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. Some tee boxes and in the blind as to where the fare way is and makes it difficult to determine your line of flight. Other than that I love playing this course when ever I visit Orange Lake


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape after Irma"


skelley528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great condition especially 1week after Irma, very impressed. Will definitely be back to play this course. All of the staff are top notch, very friendly and very helpful.


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 09/22/2017:

Thanks for the kind words and great review! We appreciate the feedback about our course conditions, especially after the hurricane. We hope to see you again soon for another round!

"Pretty good considering"


u000005658956's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape considering recent rains. Undergoing renovations but we were told that up front when booking. Greens were the slowest I'd ever seen them in my 40+ times playing this course. Will always be my favorite course at Orange Lake.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/22/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round and appreciate your patience as we work on our course renovations. We hope to see you again soon for another round. Thanks for playing!

"Hidden Gem"


relackey's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arnold Palmer design. Great layout. Challenging shots with placement being very important.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/22/2017:

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

"It's Coming Back!"


u000005118170's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New management is spending money to bring this Arnold Palmer classic back into shape. Greens were in decent shape, beautiful new sand going into all traps. Great layout, friendly staff and minimal damage from the hurricane. In fact, part of the damage was an improvement! That giant tree on 18 is gone!


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 09/22/2017:

Thanks for the kind words! We really appreciate the feedback about our course conditions and improvements. We hope to see you again soon for another round.

"Well worth it"


ALan5185376's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on hot deal $10 each great value corse in good condition for time of year when they do most maintenance tough holes and very picturesque holes just be aware no cash taken on corse amenities take a card


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/22/2017:

Thanks for the great review! Come back and see us again soon.


Matter1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/22/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review!

"Long and Straight"


Drew5299349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you plan to play this course, make sure you can hit your driver. Most of the holes were long and straight, but that's not to say they were easy. While the fairways were easy enough to find, the distance made for some tough going (mainly because I couldn't hit my driver for anything, so maybe that's on me). The course also does and excellent job of protecting the pin with hills and bunkers, rarely leaving a clean look at the hole from the tee box. I would definitely play this course again, especially at the great rate I got from GolfNow, but I'll definitely be working on my driver first.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience. We're looking forward to your next round with us!


fw1235's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 09/15/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to see your experience with us wasn't 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Nice course, play it if you get the chance"


r45420's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, well laid out with lots of options for tee boxes. Can't say anything except play it if you get the chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the kind words and hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Cheap in the summer."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you don't mind the heat you can great prices during the summer season. Unfortunately the front nine is under repair.

Left a 7 iron somewhere and it was not turned in, nor did staff put in much effort to find. My mistake but it would have helped the rating. Course was in decent shape given the season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon! Feel free to give us a call in the pro shop to see if anyone has turned in your 7 iron 407-239-1050.

"Very Nice & Fun Layout"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is continuing to improve its condition from where it had fallen to. This is a great layout with some stiff challenges but you will enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/28/2017:

HI Rock9808450, thanks for the kind words! We're glad to hear our improving conditions are noticeable. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing!


u000007833762's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/23/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

"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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/18/2017:

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

"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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round at Orange Lake wasn't up to par and apologize that the pace of play was slow. We appreciate the feedback and hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing.


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


Response from Orange Lake Resort on 08/18/2017:

Hi Arnsybill, thanks for the 4-star review! We hope to see you again soon.


xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Played in the Tee-Lo Scramble and the course was in great shape. Greens rolled very nicely. The pace of play was very bad given it was a scramble. I will definitely be back to play the course again given the better shape it was in from the last time I had played it.


Pace of Play: Poor

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


Response from Orange Lake Resort on 08/28/2017:

Hi xkyleclark3, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round, but are glad that you'll be back for another round. Thanks for playing!

"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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/18/2017:

Hi u000002616994, thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!


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