The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.5251000000 4.5 stars from 5 (259)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7122 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837, Orange County
  • (407) 393-4900, (407) 393-4906
  • (407) 206-2401
  • www.grandelakes.com
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Greg Norman (2003)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7122 yards 73.9 139
Gold 72 6708 yards 72.2 135
Blue 72 6324 yards 70.3 127
White 72 5835 yards 68.0 121
White (W) 72 5835 yards 73.8 126
Green (W) 72 5223 yards 69.8 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 259 Reviews
5 stars:
173
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

233 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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jrise37's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, greens were perfect and ran about an 11. Would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005988530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great Course Must Play"


reevesj6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Grande Lakes course. I saw it on TV as part of the PNC Father Sons tournament and randomly was in Orlando. I ventured over from Disney about a 15-20 ride. Great choice as the course was in excellent condition and the layout was fantastic. Most of the course is away from the resort and really gives you a calm atmosphere to play. My play did slow down a bit towards the end of the first 9 as there was a rather large group playing in front of me. Their experience level wasn't the best, however i was alone and still enjoyed my time on the course. Definitely recommend Grande Lakes 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


BradTJ26's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the layout and conditions of the course. Definitely a step up from other courses in the area (nicer than Grand Cypress and Celebration). Great practice area. Definitely worth playing particularly if you can get a cheaper tee time (I paid $80).


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


"Good round"


u000004055127's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were really nice. Huge greens and tons of sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth Purchasing Week Membership"


ctgolfer82's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I paid $450 with tax for a week membership which includes cart and unlimited use of driving range. At $180 a round plus tax, this is well worth EVERY penny. The bag drop staff, rangers, starter and the golf shop staff are all top notch and on point. They should be commended.

Regarding the golf course, it's a great layout with large greens (you need to be on the proper portion) and fairways; so be sure to play the right tees because with distance comes difficulty. The course was in phenomenal shape all week.

However, it's disappointing that the 6 rounds I played here over 4 days spread out the pins were in the same two locations for all 6 rounds. Also, the bunkers need more rakes as people seemed to have a hard time raking bunkers. I'd recommend telling folks the little blue things in the carts are divot repair tools and remind them to rake the bunkers.

It's definitely a great facility and nice to have a great driving range that's long and flat. MY only CONCERN there is people are purposely hitting balls into 18 and the cart path next to it. I almost was hit half a dozen times.

Lastly, the course should tell people about mini shotguns it has on holes 9-18 on many mornings as it slowed a lot of folks' days and/or annoyed them from what I gathered (NOT ME).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A fun course to play"


jldcpa's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played this course as part of a golf tournament. The course is beautiful and relatively straightforward.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track and very profesional"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this golf course, it was in great shape and bottles of water on every other hole was welcome in the 90 degree heat. I will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



"Played after aeration"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was informed prior to arrival that aeration took place a few days earlier. I was given the choice to cancel for no fee which I declined. The aeration was not a problem for me however they had extra large holes I suppose to compensate for the fact that the greens were substandard. I have never seen this before and would have cancelled had I known about that. It significantly detracted from the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Staff and Course"


cr8zeerob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the staff was great too. We had an early tee time and the pace of play was great.


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


"Great Course!"


sharon7689345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We took advantage I have an off-season rate. Loved 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


"Great Resort Course"


DeanoBravo73's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Came here on a mid-August dat around 3:30 to get some practice in before teeing off at 4:15. Hit about 10 balls before the sirens sounded for lightening strike in the area. The rains came in and we finally got out around 5:30. There were maybe 4 other groups on the course at this time so we played the whole 18 in under 3 hours. The course was in great shape but very wet. The drainage was not great. The fairways were in very good shape as well as the greens. The greens were not as fast as some people mentioned but it did rain before we played. Layout was fun and more challenging from the back tees. Very generous bail out areas around the greens for the "resort player". Great deal of $34 from Golf Now!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well Maintained and Fair Layout"


Lemontgolfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

I played here in August and the course was in great shape. The layout is fair with most hole providing generous fairways for you tee shot. The set up is nice and gives you a lot of fun looks from the tee box as well, not completely blind carries but some that make you think and pick the appropriate line. While most of the greens look accessible, there are several holes that are tighter than expected and bunkered. The sand was pristine. The greens received the ball well and performed as expected on your approach. All greens were consistent in speed and were very true.

I think this is a wild life reserve of sorts. We saw some wild game on a couple holes and there were some interesting wetland areas.

The amenities were good and staff was relatively friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"This course is five star all the way around."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was wonderful. The greens and fairways were impeccable

Wonderful course. I would highly recommend it.


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


"Wonderful round"


Doug2374159's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course with generous fairways and greens. Only disappointment was maintenance top dressing fairways on the back nine but, these things need to be done to keep a course as nice as this one was.


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


"Never Disappoints"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My buddies and I had to wait out the rain on a Sunday evening, but were rewarded with perfect conditions and had the place to ourselves. The Ritz is always in great shape and this was no different. I'd play here everyday.


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


"Sunday Morning Round"


Dan5374307's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions throughout this course, with hot June FL weather. Greens were consistent, but not real fast.

Could use carts with better GPS, plus screen with view of hole.

Dispite a weather delay after hole #14, that was longer than necessary, enjoyed playing this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Giovanna5's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was just about perfect after going through aerification. The staff was awesome and felt like we had the course to ourselves. However we got "last call" from the beverage cart on the second hole. They did have plenty of bottles of water at numerous locations around the course, but on such a hot day it would have been nice to get more ice to put in the cooler. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Miss Comunication"


luizbra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I look at the application on my cellphone, and saw the hot deal for $36, 00. We got to the course and nobody inform me and my friend that the front nine was closed for maintenance.

We surprise after making the payment that we only have the back 9 to play, we did play 18 holes, te back nine twice.

For that reason this review for the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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