The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

3.5873000000 3.6 stars from 5 (613)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6505 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

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  • 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: 1982
Architect(s): Joe Lee, Mike Dasher (2005)
Type: Resort
Greens: Mini-Verde
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 613 Reviews
5 stars:
103
4 stars:
262
3 stars:
169
2 stars:
50
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

488 out of 610 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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"Course needs lot of work"


cobasys's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee-box are not flat. Lot of area has no grass, especially near the green at few holes' greens. The course management needs more maintenances.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Find another course...until thry find water for the greens and fairways"


equinoas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Expected more. Almost as if the course was experiencing a drought. Tees, fairways, aprons were all below acceptability. Potential for an outstanding course is there...they just need to take care of it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course needs work"


justinfancy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Although the layout is very nice, this course was certainly not what we expected. The course was very dried out and the greens were horrible and slow. We were 15 minutes late trying to find the place was not worth the $47 we paid for green fees. With added maintenance and attention to detail, this course could be a nice attraction, but right now i would not recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout and Challenging"


soniak4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fair condition. Greens need work and the fairways are very dry and in need of overseeding. The most negative aspect of this course is that there are too many non-golfers walking the cart paths while you are trying to play. The course needs to be managed better to keep residents and other non-golfers off the course while golf is being played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the better ones."


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Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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This was our third course this week. It had a few dryer fairways which made wedges difficult arround the greens. Overall, the course was in good shape and would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth full fare course fee."


u967252960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Unless you get on discount, paying full fare is not worth it. Greens were a mess, not from drought, but animal and poor maintainence.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Orange lake reserve"


joshcobbs's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Played here 18 months ago and really enjoyed it. This time around was poor. Great layout but very little maintenance in the last year. Fairways were very thin with little to no good grass and the greens were hard and sparse. For $50, I expected a lot better kept course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poor conditions"


uVBED8118VB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Greens and fairways in very poor conditions. Pin placements erratic and not posted


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A "used to be nice" course"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice course that has fallen into poor condition. Fairways had little grass, many of the greens had bare spots and all had various grasses poking thru the green. All in all, an expensive lesson learned.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The course was in poor condition."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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A real dog track,in poor shape.should dig it up and build more condos.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



dramsden20142015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great except for the fairways. They were hard with little grass. I had a hard time getting under the ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Orange Lake Reserve"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a long time owner it is sad to see that they are not maintaining the course as well as they need to, to get people out to play. Fairways are sparse, rough s patchy. Suprisingly the greens are in good condition


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JayTrav's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was dry as a bone. No clubhouse. I should have paid $10 more to play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not a $60 course"


uIWFK3844IW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
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Greens were good and also quick. Fairway turf was sparse. Sometimes had to move the ball to enable a shot off turf. Hadn't played here for a couple of years and had the same issues which were.conveyed to management. Thought by now they would be fixed. Some things just never change.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course needs TLC"


betterthanbogie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the first tee, it was obvious that very little attention was given to this course. There was very little grass on any part of this course. The tees had large areas of no grass, only dirt. Most fairways had sparse areas of grass and lots of weeds. It was also difficult to differentiate between fairways and rough. There were many areas where the fairways had only dirt. The grass on the greens had bare spots with dirt and weeds intermingled with the grass. When the beverage cart came, the price for a 12oz can of soda was $3.00 and a small bag of chips was $3.00. If you want to spend 4+ hours on the weeds and dirt this is the place for you. If you want to play golf, there are many better places to choose.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Joseph7193040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Great layout. Everything about the Orange Lakes courses are great. We've played there 3 years in a row now (From Mass)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


u697105708's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I paid 44 bucks to play this course with cart. You can find better courses for almost have the price of this one, but I really enjoy the layout of the course. Very little driver play for me. I just really enjoy being able to play some good yardages and be left with nice 2nd shots.

The greens were pretty quick and rolled well. They didn't look nice though. Lots of weeds that are growing in the greens. Again looks were horrible, but they did roll decent. As far as fairways, not great, grass is very thin. I dint mind tight lies, so the hard panda didn't bother me, just not astetically pleasing at all. This course will also be packed during this time of year.

I will say, if this course management could get there stuff together, I could see this course being a gem. Right now, I would play as long as my discount is nice


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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