The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

3.2457058824 3.2 stars from 5 (681)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6505 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: 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
Blue 71 6505 yards 71.8 137
White 71 6031 yards 69.4 128
Yellow 71 5119 yards 68.3 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 681 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
282
3 stars:
184
2 stars:
61
1 stars:
43

recommend this course

526 out of 678 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for seniors playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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 10/17/2017:

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

"Poor condition especially the greens. Pedestrians on the golf cart paths are a safety issue."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course several years ago and a few times over the last couple of years (because The Legends course was in such poor condition). The greens are inconsistent, average at best and in one case actually dug up in places, with turf being replaced and still 12-15mm above the surface of the green, in others. There were no rakes at some of the bunkers.

People staying at the resort actually use the cart paths as walkways, with little or no regard for their safety, on one hole they actually walked past us as we were on the Tee and as the path crossed the fairway further up the hole we we had to wait until they were out of range. This is also a problem on The Legends course and I’ve highlighted this in several reviews and verbal feedback to resort staff, with no effect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/19/2017:

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



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/16/2017:

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


u000005419966's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/12/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star 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!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadnt played here for quite a while and Course was in reasonable condition albeit very wet underfoot in places. Thus the 99 degree rule applied and also some cart path only. Very disappointed with starting staff who was rather abrupt and not very approachable. Unable to get food/drink when we finished as they did not accept cash.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/16/2017:

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


milrtyme's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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 10/05/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review!

"Enjoyable day!!"


u000008113914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a bit skeptical playing after a big rain and Hurricane Irma several weeks ago. Most of the trees were cleared. Fairway was still drying out, so we did the cart path only...no big deal. The greens were in real good condition, but a bit slow.

It took us about 4 hours and 15 minutes to play from the cart paths. We will definitely go back again.


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 10/03/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round and are looking forward to your next one with us!


bkimmel1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played 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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/05/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another round.

"Course much better 7 years ago"


JimBobby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Round was very slow with no ranger to be found to keep play going- several areas in fairways were unplayable due to wet and mud- if I paid more than 16 dollars I would have been severely frustrated


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/13/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, JimBobby. We're sorry to hear that the pace of play and course conditions weren't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!

"Disappointing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had suffered from Hurricane Irma and a lot of clearing up was being undertaken by Greens staff. Some fairways very wet and got some plugged balls. Some tees moved very forward. Greens were very good for time of year, true and fairly quick. Rest of course was in the poorest condition I have seen for a number of years. Overall disappointed at condition of course but cheap green fee reflects this. Will still play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/02/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the course conditions weren't up to par after the storm. We're looking forward to your next round with us as we recover from the storm. Thanks for playing!

"Keeps Improving"


dchlhill's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course keeps improving each round we play there. The pace of play was excellent. I realize the grounds need to some time to get back to normal, looking forward to when the tees are back to the regular spots. The fairways are growing in and the greens are rolling nicely. Looking forward to our next round there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/29/2017:

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

"Great course in a very natural setting"


jlilly01's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great course to play on. We weren’t pressured from anyone behind us and never ran into anyone in front of us. It was a bit it ritating that carts were restricted to “cart path only” that day due to wetness from Hurricane Irma from the week before, but it still turned out to be a great day of golf. Keep an eye out for old wooden boardwalks on marshy areas; as they transition from cart path to wooden bridge, the mismatched height will throw your cart up in the air if you go too fast over it. Overall, very satisfied.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/29/2017:

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

"Great shape"


gaudw001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in the best shape it has been in in some time. Tee boxes, fairways, sand traps and greens were all in great shape. And, it was the week after the hurricane. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/21/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round and appreciate your feedback about our course conditions. We're looking forward to your next round with us!

"After Irma"


AVERIEBRYCE2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not ready for play, after the hurricane it's simply not in playing condition and need a bit of a clean up. I will give it more consideration in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


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

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry that the course conditions weren't up to par after the hurricane, our staff has worked hard to bring everything back up to par. We hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Course should have been closed....."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times over the years, today it should have been closed. GolfNow posted zero alerts to the fact that there was ongoing renovations in progress and that it was cart paths only. When checking in, the pro shop didn't even inform us of this as well-it was only when we headed to the first tee we were stopped by the guy cleaning carts and told that it was carts paths only. With the wetness of the course this was the correct decision on their part, but golfers should be told this in advance of booking....also the greens were being topdressed with sand-if done properly this isn't an issue, but the piles of sand being left on the greens was inexcusable...it was like putting on wrinkled up bath towels. Worse conditions on any course I have ever played, definitely not up to typical Orange Lake standards. If I had booked direct through the course, I would have asked for a refund after just a few holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



gaudw001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing since they reopened the back 9. The course has come back some from poor conditions earlier this season. The work on the back 9 continues, but improvements have already been made to the sand traps. The white soft sand is a big improvement. I like this course and hope they continue the work to raise it back to excellent conditions. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Hi gaudw001, thanks for the review. We appreciate the feedback about our course conditions and are looking forward to your next round with us. Thanks for playing!

"Challenging course"


Paul9833501's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course to play and very challenging for any level of golfer.


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 08/23/2017:

Hi Paul9833501, thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

"Decent course for the price"


maxjulian27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your looking for a fun cheap place to play an extra round on vacation I would play here. The greens are very good and they were in the process of putting new sand in the bunkers when I played here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


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

Hi maxjulian27, thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable round. We appreciate your patience as we work on our bunkers. Thanks for playing!

"Disappointed"


SHASHI60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've play several times since we moved here in 2014. Poor drainage from all the rain, maintenance - weren't notified(that's why it was cheap $12pp), hole #2 only has one tee box, there use to be other tee boxes but, for some reason, they took them away. Were told we can't play in our golf sandals (we always did) but, they let us go this time. Don't think we'll be back until the winter when we have to wear golf shoes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Hi SHASHI60, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry that the course conditions weren't up to par during your round. We hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/16/2017:

Hi fengbingolf, thanks for the 5-star review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round. Come back and see us again soon!


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