The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

3.2219882353 3.2 stars from 5 (664)
  • 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: 3.3 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 664 Reviews
5 stars:
108
4 stars:
273
3 stars:
183
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
42

recommend this course

513 out of 661 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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"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


"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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
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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!

"Rained off"


u427424418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at the course in the Forida sunshine, we played 6 holes when the rain started, we sat it out for a bit but when it comes down side ways it was time to pack in, when we got back to the drop off we were issued with a rain check for another 18 holes, so well done Orange Reserve. Florida would be a beautiful place if it had a roof over it ? We will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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

Hi u427424418, thanks for the review! We're sorry to hear you round didn't work out with the weather but are looking forward to seeing you again soon with your raincheck. Thanks for playing!

"How dissapointing"


u010062648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a central florida resident. We book golf all the time on Golf Advisor. Unfortunately we were not informed that the front nine of the course we made reservations for was closed. Instead we were sent to the Par 3 course followed by the back nine of the course we had paid for. None of the course we played was in good condition, so I would have hated to see the condition of the front 9. Spoke to the manager about our concerns after the round. He was basically indifferent to out concerns. Will not be back here for a long time to come.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course"


cgrady's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could only play 9 holes on the Reserve course since the other 9 holes were under renovation. Really enjoyed the Reserve course, the other 9 holes were okay.


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


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

Hi cgrady, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Reserve course and appreciate your patience while our other 9 holes are under renovation. We hope you give us another shot soon to see the improvements. Thanks for playing!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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

Hi John5367125, thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your round and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing!

"Nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before and the course conditions were better then than they were now. Greens need work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 08/07/2017:

Hi milrtyme, thank you for the kind words! Come back and see us again soon!


u545733377's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 u545733377, thanks for the great review!


billystewart169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was after over-night rain but the course stood up well it was the first time I played the course and I enjoyed it I will be playing it the next time I'm in town


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 billystewart169, thanks for the review! We appreciate the feedback and are looking forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town!


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


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

Hi zachu, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at Orange Lake. We hope you consider giving us another shot in the future as our course conditions improve. Thanks for playing!


Paul9833501's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
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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


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

Hi Paul9833501, thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

"Too bad Too sad"


unbeatablepro's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

having played here many times over the last 5 years....since this management company took over and basically ruined golf all over central florida,,,they took great pride in making this nothing more than a dog track.....can't tell where the rough ends and the fairways start....greens are cancer covered....pathetic shape...should be ashamed to charge money at all.....pretty bad when the tee box is the nicest part of the course.....maybe should put a hole and flag on the tee box and putt first....too bad when a company takes over and ruins it for everybody with their thinking of not putting money in but taking all kinds of money out....nice....NOT....kids playing in greenside bunker on number 4...no marshals...cart girl didn't want to get involved...sad sad days ahead for this resort


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Resort on 06/12/2017:

Hi unbeatablepro, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our staff is currently working to improve the conditions of the course and we appreciate your feedback about your experience. We hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Save your money, play the legends course instead."


Jeff8850150's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This my 2nd time playing this course, I played it back in October 2016... This time around, the course was easily the worst course I've played in my life in terms of condition. The tee boxes and fairways were non existent, and the greens had enough sand to win a sand castle competition... It's a shame too because we actually enjoyed the layout. It's tight and set up for a shot maker and most shots require some creativity. Unfortunately, it only left us trying to come up with creative ideas on how to leave... Courses in this poor of condition should be no more than $20 with a cart. The fact that it is considered a resort course and they charge resort rates is unbelievable. If you're staying at the resort, save your money and play the legends course, or just go somewhere else. There are some positives though.... the staff was very friendly and the pace of play was very good. They just need to take some time and give the course some love. With some work, this would be an outstanding and challenging track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 06/09/2017:

Hi Jeff8850150, thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and apologize they weren't up to par during your round. Our staff is currently working to improve them. We are happy to hear the positives about the pace of play and the friendliness our staff. We hope you give us another shot sometime in the future. Thanks for playing!

"Needs Work"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were decent for being punched recently, but fairways and tees need a lot of work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Resort on 06/08/2017:

Hi fritzmark, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry to hear the course conditions were not up to par during your round, but are glad to hear you enjoyed the course layout and the pace of play. We hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing Orange Lake!

"It sux"


Mike1402518's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not worthy of your worst effort. Narrow fairways, small greens in poor shape. It is not even pretty. We will quit golfing rather than play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u796138405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 05/31/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review!


u954877445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 05/23/2017:

Thanks for the great review!

"Don't believe the hype."


u000002633726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very disappointed with the staff and amenities. My bag was strapped on backwards and they don't even have wet towels.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 05/23/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for the bad experience with our staff. These are not the standards we strive for at Orange Lake Golf. We hope you give us another shot in the future.

"Okay at right price"


davidmewton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is clearly in need of love and attention. A lot of damage on a number of greens and areas of fairways & tees in need of attention. Bunkers looked to be well maintained...which was a little odd! Course state partly down to lack of rain I'm sure.

Nice lay-out but very American....driver off every par 4 for instance.

Worth playing but not for more than I paid($26 total).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Hi davidmewton, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and appreciate your patience as our staff works to improve them. We hope you give us another shot if you're ever in the area again. Thanks for playing!


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