Grand Cypress - New

4.5178235294 4.5 stars from 5 (454)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6720 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - Grand Cypress Academy of Golf

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6720 yards 71.9 121
White 72 6106 yards 69.0 115
White (W) 72 6106 yards 74.7 124
Red 72 5242 yards 69.2 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 454 Reviews
5 stars:
287
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

421 out of 450 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Enjoyable day"


PatMadigan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played the new course for the first time and really enjoyed it, it's a course you can rip the driver with plenty of room on the fairways, if you miss the first and 18th fairway you need to go to your PGA pro for a lesson

Will come back and play it again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The New really does remind me of the Old"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I only had time to play one course during my quick stay and Grand Cypress Resort, and although it was a tough decision, I'm never disappointed when the course I play there is the New Course, Jack Nicklaus' tribute to St. Andrews. The first and the 18th holes are basically replicas of the same holes on the Old Course at St. Andrews, but everything else in between is Nickluas' own creations, offering a tribute to Scottish links courses. While the fairways are forever and you can seemingly hit it anywhere, there really is strategy to scoring well here, and most of all, it's just plain fun. Try to avoid the pot bunkers, take a few risks and have fun with these massive, sloping greens, and you've got quite a thrill ride. Best of all, it's completely opposite to the other nines at Grand Cypress, which represent the best in Florida golf. Together, the new and the other layouts help Grand Cypress maintain its status as one of Floirida's most storied and best golf resorts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


tjbarney's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I spent our 13th anniversary playing this course. This was an amazing experience for us as avid golfers. The course was amazing. The starter was super friendly and gave us a wealth of information about the course and it’s layout. Five stars all away around. Tony and Julie Barney.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
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


"Focus"


u000004541997's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is top notch tee to greens. Since this is resort golf there is more than the average slow play and lack of golf etiquette. It does not appear that the rangers are concerned with the behavior "not my first experience". However if you can stay focused through all of this it's a must play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course but......THE GREENS WERE HORRIBLE"


Tampa2toho's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Experience, loved the idea of a "different" style of golf course. Great Price on golfnow. Pace of Play for us equaled whatever you wanted we were the only group on the course at 1230pm/saturday had the place to ourselves!!!! The only complaint was that the greens had been punched we were told two weeks prior after arriving, well, they haven't recovered yet and kinda sucked to be honest, they bounced, they zigged, they zagged and made it very difficult to not inact a two putt rule not the way I wanted to experience the course for the first time. However, I will be back and I know this course will play much better and more difficult with fast smooth greens. Be prepared that perfect drives may end up in a bunker! Lastly, please add sand to greens and warn people of the current conditions. I would have rather paid more to play elsewhere than play "greens" that are indicative of a cobblestone road or semi goat field without trying to be to harsh :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great change of pace"


u000001705813's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this Nicklaus copy of the old corse at St Andrews. Trick but fair. Loved not playing super narrow fairways lines with gunge and ponds. Play the tips for fun of it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000004587174's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I typically play the NSE tracks at Grand Cypress, actually booked the New Course by accident, but I will definitely put this course into my rotation. It was in great shape, tee to green. Only concern was pace of play because of high handy cappers in front of our group.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"I love this course"


TedNoel's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The New Course is one of my favorites. It is a links course, and thus does not often severely penalize a wayward drive, but the greens make up for that. They have many contours and are uniformly fast.

While the weather was too hot, the course was in fabulous condition, and the summer rates ($54) were very good. I just wish it was closer to my home. The only drawback for regular play is the Disney World traffic on I-4, which can make travel miserable.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Scotland in florida"


jgaryak66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course design was based on St Andrews...it is a fabulous links style course with large, but challenging greens. My favorite course in Orlando.


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


"Simply one of the best courses in Orlando"


Golfgator2013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For people like me that love wide open fairways, this course is the best. Having said that, with the traps being set all over the place and the water right in front of a number of greens and the green undulation make a ton of the pin placements very diffucult, the course is sneaky difficult. It was just an awesome time (first off on a friday at 8am), the course was in great shape and the value was ridiculous($50) for the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the Price"


hope777las's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the New Course (no its not new,1988) at Grand Cypress and found it to be as Challenging as you wanted it to be. There were several Tee options for all Levels of Golf. Considering the amount of Rain that the Orlando area had, this course Drained Very Well and was in Great Condition. If you have never played this course, IT's a Must Play! The Greens were shared by two holes, one out (Yellow Flags) and one in (White Flags) . These Greens are massive and no way interfered with the other holes. The only Complaint we had, was that the Pins were Cut just over mounds causing some very Nasty Putts. The Pins WERE NOT cut with pace of play in mind. But over all, would Play this course without a doubt over again.


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


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the other courses before but the first for the new course. What a treat. Must play. The staff was great as I remember.


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 "Must Play""


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Grand Cypress and decided to play the New Course because it was a links course, mimicked St. Andrews, and just looked beautiful in pictures I had seen. Tee'd off at 8am and played in 4.5 hours. Course was in fantastic shape from Tee to Green. You could tell they had aerified the greens somewhat recently, but they were recovering well and rolled well. We found a great deal on GolfNow and cannot wait to go back. Cart girl was out and there were ice and water stations on the course as well. I highly recommend this Gem in Orlando, FL!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Not really a links course"


jefflewendon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Disappointing is a good description. It started with the starter putting us as a four ball then changing his mind after we had hit our tee shots. No towels on a hot day and they couldn't be bothered to get some for us. No GPS which is silly on that course with some many blind shots and a row with the group in front about hitting through. Grass far too long on the fairways for a links course.

I cannot think of anything positive about the round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Globetrekker"


Amrutpatel's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition and staff was very friendly. Played layout of New course, St. Andrew's Links style.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Weekender"


u000004541997's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Prepare yourself for a slow round especially on the weekend. Other than that the place is outstanding. Recommend sneaking in on a week day to avoid the weekend warriors playing from the tips when they probably shouldn't be.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Florida resident"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best course's I have played in the Orlando area & I have played all the Disney course's Champion's Gate & others. Don't play this course if you are just taking up the sport or if you are a bit of a hacker as the course needs looking after. Pace of play is important so keep up with those in front of you for the good of the game.


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



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