Celebration Golf Club

4.3973000000 4.4 stars from 5 (964)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7038 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 701 Golf Park Dr, Celebration, Florida 34747
  • (407) 566-4653
  • (407) 566-1037
  • www.celebrationgolf.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1996), Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1996)
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: 419 Bermuda/Poa Trivialis
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required at all times including collared shirts for all players and riders; refrain from denim, cut-offs, bathing suits, tank tops, camouflage, and tee shirts. Soft spikes are preferred.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Card

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7038 yards 74.5 140
Gold 72 6566 yards 72.1 135
Silver 72 5958 yards 69.1 130
Silver (W) 72 5958 yards 75.5 135
White 72 5181 yards 65.7 115
White (W) 72 5181 yards 70.6 128

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 964 Reviews
5 stars:
559
4 stars:
293
3 stars:
70
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

885 out of 952 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch amazing food  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderfull !!!"


alcoker52hotmail's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses we have played on this vacation ,we come every year to Florida just to play golf . Four of us found the staff were excellent & really made us welcome would definitely be going back next year .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better Than Disney"


jfiore's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing Celebration this season. The course is very well maintained and is a blast to play. Sinatra blaring over the sound system around the clubhouse is an excellent touch and the staff is very friendly. Green were fast and true, with some really difficult Sunday PIN placements.

I took a group of 8 out and everyone simply loved it. IT IS MUST PLAY!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. That's quite a warmup range. Water with 3 greens.

Pace of play was good. Friendly. Dining was not great , even with the voucher. I would skip that.

We would return.


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


"Nice course but 5 1/2 hr round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Celebration is a very good value up to $100 in the winter and about $50 in the summer. Course conditions were very good despite the unusual Florida drought that has taken place. That is the good.

The bad: It was a 5 1/2 hr round (yes 5 1/2 hr). The course had a small tournament in the morning and did a ridiculously poor job of controlling pace of play. Waiting 10 min between shots will make you loose any rhythm you have going. Especially with temps of 94 degrees. You just can't do that to your guest IMO if you are run well. Disappointing management to let that go on.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slowwwwwww"


markz5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are in good shape, greens are smooth yet firm, chipping and pitching can be difficult from bare/thin areas. Tee boxes were chewed up or not moved for the day. All due to lack of rain in Orlando. It'd be nice to have watered around the greens a little.

Round took 5 hours plus. It's always slow at Celebration. Staff is friendly and courteous, but a ranger is necessary out there. Perhaps the browned out rough isn't containing wayward shots so every hole someone is searching for their ball. For taking so long, you'd hope players would rake the bunkers and fix their divots and pitch marks, but you'd be wrong.

They manage the staging area well, but once you're out in the course golfers are left to their own devices which means long rounds. I've yet to ever tee off on time at Celebration either, they like to over book their course with tournaments and groups.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000004327581's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played our first round here and it was great. The houses are beautiful to look at and they don't come into play, even with my shanks.

The course was in great shape, greens in excellent condition.

I recommend the course and it will become a staple course to play on our golf trips.


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


"Welcome Return"


Kenny5768514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't played Celebration for some years, course was in superb condition considering the drought central Florida has endured this spring.. felt like we had the course to ourselves and the rate was best I've seen in years!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No water shortage here."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens superb, fairways superb, staff friendly and four balls on every hole and awaiting second shots!

By the time I made my first drive there were several carts queued behind me. It's the price to be paid for having a well maintained course to play on.

Don't expect a fast round, it won't happen. Just enjoy a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Round at Celebration"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for money. Classic layout that is fun to play. A little dry, needs water like most southern courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wow. Celebration is Outstanding"


1w2k0d0c's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Even in the midst of extreme drought the staff has a created a beautiful and playable for all levels golf course. Plenty of challenge but very fair You will love playing this course


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



u177671810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Must play"


David5090964's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the must play Course in the Orlando area. There is nothing you could say that is negative about the whole setup. Already booked to play it again.


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


"Not a course for high handicap golfers"


u000006274387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Confusing course layout. No GPS in carts made it difficult to determine shot distances. Greens have steep slopes and very fast. Played two rounds, 9am and 1030am. Both rounds started 30 minutes late. When underway, pace of play was very slow. Will not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2017

Hello,

Thank you for your review of your recent experience at Celebration Golf Club. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us. I would love the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your two rounds to learn more about how we could have better accommodated you during your visit. We have always been proud of our ability to offer our guests of all skill levels a quality course to play. Last year we even added two USGA rated "blended" sets of tees to the scorecard to offer even more options for the varied skill levels that visit us. Although we don't offer GPS we do try to have the course adequately marked on irrigation heads, fairway plates, cart path markers, and 150 yd poles. At your convenience, I can be reached at jbixler@celebrationgolf.com to discuss your visit further. I hope to have the pleasure of speaking with you soon, as well as having you back out for a more appropriate Celebration experience.


"First class"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still my favourite course in the area and would recommend to anyone. The course was in great condition and the staff as friendly as ever.

Go play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course ruined by the pace of play"


vr360homes's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I haven't played at Celebration for about 4 years but managed to get a last minute deal on golf now as I was just a single. As usual the course didn't disappoint, it's a great layout with a challenging back 9 not ideal for beginners but unfortunately this is all that seems to play here.

The course is in great condition except for the tees which looked a bit hammered, not a big deal, the fairways are perfect and the greens very fast and undulating.

The biggest problem was the pace of play which was 5 hours and 10 minutes which is terrible. I appreciate it was a Sunday afternoon but at that pace it is no fun waiting 5 minutes or more to hit every shot.

They do have a ranger on the course and he was doing his best to keep things moving but he can't help the standard of golfers that choose to play the course.

There is water on almost every hole of the course and the two ball in front of us must have dumped a couple of dozen in there as they went round, personally i can't see the fun in that.

Anyway I would still recommend the course you just need to get out very early or last thing after the masses have gone.

Maybe they should have bigger gaps between tee times to allow things to get moving and also recommend which tees player should go from based on there handicap.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ja643237's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Good condition, very slow play"


rhassma1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time playing this course. Course is always in very nice condition but the pace of play is always very very slow. Had a late afternoon tee time thinking it would be a quick smooth round. They have a ranger but we just saw him driving around not saying anything to anyone. Great course but very hard to enjoy yourself when it takes forever.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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