Grand Cypress - South/East

4.4884000000 4.5 stars from 5 (430)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6953 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 1 N Jacaranda, Orlando, Florida 32836
  • (877) 330-7377, (407) 239-4700
  • (407) 239-7219
  • www.grandcypress.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1984), Jack Nicklaus (1986)
Type: Resort
Greens: Mini-Verde/Tif-dwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - Grand Cypress Academy of Golf

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6953 yards 74.5 138
Blue 72 6392 yards 71.7 135
White 72 5840 yards 68.9 129
White (W) 72 5840 yards 74.5 140
Red 72 5038 yards 69.7 125

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 430 Reviews
5 stars:
280
4 stars:
103
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

399 out of 425 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city at a resort   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Not what i expected"


Bryan1121003's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

The course could be excellent or may have been in the past, but the greens were terrible and slow. They must have had a problem and there was significant burned out areas and they compounded the problem with some kind of granular fertilizer it seemed. We should have complained. Usually the fee you pay is comparable to the course. Beer cart was great. Staff was friendly. Pace of play was expected this time of year. No issue with the course layout and fairways were fine...just not worth the fee. Wish I had taken pictures of the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Busy"


rich1111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grand cypress east/north was a fun track. Conditions were great overall. Greens slower the. Expected. Resort needs to give out free divot repair and starters give instruction on fixing divots cleaning bunkers. I rate four out of five. Not on value though. Play less expensive courses with better conditions


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What an incredible course. If you can play here - do it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Amazing Course"


u044607362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is easily the greatest course I have ever played. We got a deal on GolfNow for $60 each and it is a course I would have definitely payed $120 each for. Incredibly stunningly beautiful course with an amazing layout that really challenges you in a very fun way. The greens were fast and true, the traps were perfectly raked, the fairways were beautifully manicured, the rough was challenging but well kept, and the tee boxes were beautiful. You can tell that a lot of thought and hard work went into this course and it has payed off. We were in front of a foursome and behind a foursome but we were never held up at all. The ranger does a really good job of keeping things moving. Everyone on the staff is super friendly and they dont even seem to care about working for tips. They are happy to do their jobs. On a course this nice you usually expect to run into some jerks but everyone playing the course was nice and friendly. Would absolutely recommend this course to anyone if they are in the Orlando area. I will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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


"A well run operation"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly and accommodating.

The course was in very good condition.

It was busy but played in 4 hours and 12 minutes.


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


"Always a good round"


u2680723's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The place is amazing and the layout is extremely fair but also challenging. Always play this when I'm in Orlando, great bar/restaurant for after the round and a must stop. Pro shop has great selection, though staff was not as friendly this time, but still ok.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent in all respects"


uTRVG7726TR's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing the course and thoroughly enjoyed. Some tough holes, particularly on the south course. Finished in just over 4 hours as a foursome so all was good.


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



gaston5207261's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u000006110613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is tough but fair on first time players at Grand Cypress.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play - BAD"


u011418315's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: First 9 was good (2 hours - nice), then we made the turn. Back 9 took 3 HOURS! As drove up to 10th tee, a twosome out of nowhere pulled in just ahead of us. We asked if they were in correct tee box. They said the starter sent them there (Strike 1 against course management). As we were a foursome, we said to go on - big mistake. Somehow a single joined them a few holes later. As we played we noticed a fivesome (strike 2) on the course - odd. Then about hole 12, pace of play slowed. The threesome in the fairway ahead had the cart girl come to them in the middle of the fairway (strike 3 on cart girl training)!!!! -- we waited and waited. While one member continued to chat with the cart girl (the other two were now on the green), we hit and walked to our balls. The single member continued to chat up the cart girl in the fairway nearer the cart path as we waited in the fairway. The next tee box we reported the delay to an approaching ranger. He went forward. He came back and said he asked them to move on, but this threesome was delayed because of a fivesome (another one) ahead of them (strike 4). The ranger said there were 2 open holes ahead of the fivesome, and he advised them to move faster (did not make them pick up their balls - strike 5). He said even though a fivesome was playing, there were only four bags (strike 6???).

"New" Course: A lot of hype about it's design similar to St. Andrews. To a limited degree that was true, but if you've been there it's not that big of a deal. In both cases amateurs hit into and from adjacent fairways, double greens mean groups are on each other's greens, and pot bunkers cannot be seen from tee boxes - must use smartphone GPS app or course guide - to avoid bunkers in the middle of the fairways. The condition of the back 9 seem to worsen as we went along.

Overall, not a fun day and wouldn't repeat playing there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great experience"


u000005990128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played South and East and thoroughly enjoyed it. Greens are excellent and fast. Staff were also very friendly and all amenities superb. Would definitely play again.


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


"Challenging and fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the south and east course . Great layout. Great facilities. Beautiful clubhouse. Course was well maintained and course conditions were excellent. Play the closer tees if you dont have your A game. Loved the island green on the east course.


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 last minute price."


richiep1958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really did like this track! We played Tranquillo recently and I liked Grand Cypess east north just as well and paid half the $$'s.

We will definitely be back. With a hot deal!


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



u000004337484's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite places to play in Orlando. I had to bail on the 16th since I had a flight to catch. I highly recommend Grand Cypress to all skilled golfers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"St Andrews"


u000002729055's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. Relatively easy if you avoid the bunkers. Most are not in play. Our group only hit into one and I played with 3 hacks. No dangerous encounters on double greens. A good experience but I hope that the course in Scotland is a little more exciting.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a must try for everyone who get the opportunity - very good conditions all over!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Better than I had remembered"


JoeBDA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in EXCELLENT condition. Fun lay-out and better than I had remembered in my past visits.

Eager to play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"High quality course"


DanUtd2209's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We have been going to Florida for a golf trip for the last 3 to 4 years. The first course on our list this year was Grand Cypress North South course. Is a very nice resort course but it wasn't one of the top three we played on our trip. It was a very good course that I would play again but I found other courses better such as El campeon Mission Inn crooked cat orange National and Panther Lake orange National. But all 3of the courses I just listed were less expensive than Grand Cypress and better quality. Now it is a very very good course but it just went up against some of the best I've ever played. If you're going to Orlando for a week and want to play a bunch of courses it's definitely one I would put on the list but I would certainly go to the three I listed above first. You will not be disappointed but unfortunately for it it has a lot of competition as Orlando has some of the best golf courses in the country.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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