Grand Cypress - New

4.5096470588 4.5 stars from 5 (472)
  • 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: 3.9 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 472 Reviews
5 stars:
298
4 stars:
133
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

439 out of 468 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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"WOW - A real thinking course"


TheoV's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I finally played Jack Nicklaus tribute to the Old Course and I was thoroughly impressed. To play a course where you are not sure the correct line on your drive makes one think, I love that. This is not an automatic here the only fairway for this hole, there are multiple angles to the hole from the fairways. And I love the double greens complexes, there is certain community on the golf course that you are never far from other players. The conditions - outstanding, the mental level of golf is always on high alert, the layout - awesome. This should be on any golfer's bucket list to play. My only regret is that everyone takes a cart, this would be even better as a walking only course. The clubhouse is excellent and a little pricey - but the food was so well prepared that I felt I received my money's worth. Great 19th hole view of the surrounding golf courses and an awesome staff at the restaurant that never let our drinks empty.


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



mgover407's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and fun!"


baw48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played after heavy rain and to our surprise there are no cart paths along the fairways so we could drive on the fairways! Fun course and every green is a double green. They are very large and challenging. There are very few trees on the course so higher handicap players are not always looking for balls. Lots of sand traps everywhere to make up for no trees. We will be back to play 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 experience"


u000004698666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. It’s a links course so I had a little trouble following the fairway turns. A local twosome joined me and and made it easier. No GPS on my cart but my golf app was helpful . Ample distance markers on the course. The greens have a lot of challenges but are not super fast. A must play course if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Start times are a joke"


mickey1717's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. We've played it the last two years on our annual golf trip to Orlando. Last year we didn't tee off until 30 minutes after our tee time. This past Tuesday we wait 70 minutes before teeing off. Based on my experience I wouldn't recommend this course on a remotely tight time schedule.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Nichlas Course"


u000002062741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great links course and great conditions. It can be a bit challenging for higher handicappers. Foursome in front of us wisely decided to play a scramble format. We heard a lot of laughs from them. This beautiful course can be enjoyed by all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Cornelius1954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed this course & its links features. We would highly recommend here & suggest that it is playable for all handicaps. We also found the staff here were excellent especially the starters.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and in very good shape"


u000002267724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So tough and windy

Staff very friendly

I played every time in Orlando


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



BrianPenny1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Replica of Saint Andrews"


Michael6812179's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great opportunity to try your golfing skills on almost true links style course and conditions. The fairways run on the hard and fast side and there are plenty of tight lies around the greens. The wind was up but the balmy weather betrayed the location. The staff was friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Will definitely play it again.


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


"Excellent golf course! Great value for the money."


gennaja's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I got the chance the play the New Course this week while tagging along for my wife's business trip. This is the first time I've played a links style course. It's very different from the type of courses I play in the Washington DC area. What a fun experience! The fairways were wide open but you have to be precise or you'll end up in a bunker. The greens were fast and challenging. The course itself was immaculate and the staff were are very friendly. The price was excellent given the quality of the course. The only downside was the the pace of play was slow. However, that was expected at a resort course. I'd highly recommend to course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Average

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, marginal pace"


u3465193's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the Cypress New course for the first time. Pro shop staff were very friendly and accomodating. Course is busy but the front nine moved along swiftly, cart girls were plentiful. Back nine was the antithesis. A foursome jumped in and slowed play down that caused me to leave after 16...at that point it was a 4:20 round and I was playing as a single! On the back nine you couldn't get as much as a bottle of water as the cart girls disappeared.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding layout and design!!"


ikeandarb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Came in town to visit a friend and wanted to play the New Course for a while now. The course did not disappoint. It was a slow round but I expected as much with the small amount of morning tee times available. Nevertheless, it was worth every minute and penny I spent.

The course is a true links style course. Greens are tricky and fast but the fairways are wide open.

The staff was excellent. Everyone was friendly and it felt like a high end resort course. Would love to play again when in the area next time.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"A little slow"


hockeyhuss's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The turn was a little slow to get going.

We did finish in 4.5hrs mind you. Considering the area and the number of casual golfers that visit we were surprised that we got finished in less then 5 hrs. This was our 6th round of the week in the area and our slowest but the course was enjoyable and the staff did what they could to keep it going.

I personally found the course challenging with no real visual clues as to where to place the shot off the tee.

On 7 it would be nice to see some red stakes in front of the water hazard because it is difficult to see.

Shot my best round of the week so that gives this review a little bias. Friend had a great time and we enjoyed the conditions and the fact we got a decent rate on GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"14 holds in 4 hours and 40 minutes!"


u000005381012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Got stuck behind 4 groups of hacks, deciding to putt everything out. Searched for lost balls for 8 to 10 minutes, then had to return to the tee box to hit “3”. Marshall’s were aware that they were playing it out, and kept telling us that as if that made it acceptable. Seriously!? When three of their groups clogged up the 15th, we headed in at one over par. Plenty of daylight left to have finished, but enough was enough! The more they drank from the bar cart, the worse it got. I hope your course made a fortune on these hacks, but you got your last green fee from me.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007722574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A "must do" golf experience!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting from Oregon! First it's a true "links" course! Double wide fairways, double HUGH greens with 2 flags! Play yellow out, white in. AND STAY OUT OF THE POT BUNKERS!

Wife and I loved it! Both 18 hc's and shot 93/88. Greens are tough and course management a must. Forget your driver on the range, work on your short irons! Greens were excellent, very fast! Some of the pin locations were brutal.

Will definitely play again next Florida vacation!


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


"Beautiful course in the ‘Old Course’ style"


Jim9001841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time playing this Old Course replica. Greens were top dressed probably after punching a few weeks ago. They ran true - not lightning fast. Fairways in great shape and thankfully wide (mostly). Green undulations tough to read. Putting from off greens likely a little slower than in Scotland. Regardless of the quality of the golf game, the clubhouse and restaurant were magnificent. Food was highest quality and ample portions for a reasonable price. Highly recommend course and club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



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