The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.5540823529 4.6 stars from 5 (301)
  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 301 Reviews
5 stars:
198
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

274 out of 294 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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"Ritz Orlando"


Neopost10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had the first tee time and played by myself behind a member. The front nine was like a nature preserve with a pack of deer in number 3 and pelicans on a pond near 7. I played so fast that I had to wait on a couple of holes for the maintenance crew which was fine. The course was in good condition except for the traps but with the hurricane the week before I had no complaints. A great deal on gold noe


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout, for a beautiful golf course"


t1200494883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quite a pricey golf course. But well worth it! Gorgeous views, great layout! Some really memorable holes and staff looked after us well!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly. The practice facility was very nice. The course was in excellent shape. From tee to greens it's obvious time and money is spent well to help make your round a nice one. The pin positions were challenging. The greens were a little slow, but ran true. We never saw a course marshal and could have used one on the back, but this in no way would stop me from playing here again. This is definitely one of the nicest courses in the Orlando area.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u362368371's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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


"Ritz carlton"


u4847991's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Very tidy course, but if you play behind golfers that are not very good or consistent, it can be a long day, which we had, my son was trying to prepare a practice round for a big competition out here, but pace was ridiculous slow, we asked for the course management to come out three times, but no show, this a very challenging course for golfers not for hackers or high handicaps.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


TTrip's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses in Orlando. Booked as a single, was paired up with some great people. 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u909209858's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing Experience"


u019423816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando was an amazing experience. From the staff to the course to the amenities, it was a complete top-notch golfing experience.


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


"Not what I thought."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been wanting to play here for years and finally got the chance and the price was reasonable. When first arriving the staff were very friendly and accommodating and made me feel welcomed. The practice facility was was ok but the range balls were hard as rocks and there was limited grass on the driving range. The course was like a wet sponge with dead grass all over the fairways and the bunkers were all hardpan. The greens had been aerated a week or so prior and did not seem to be recovering well. I had higher expectations from the Ritz.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



u000006451890's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excelent courses"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The courses was very challenge, the only problem are the green because is on aerification season. But we recomend it than one of the best courses in Orlando, Fl


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great customer service."


rolaida01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the course in 3:45 despite having cart path only in place. Greens were punched, but playable, some of the bunkers were rock hard. The track is nice with pleasant scenery. The staff from check in to exit were fantastic. Free water, towels, tees and divot tool included in price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall Great Experience"


Daniel3677667's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual, the practice facility (included in the price) and course were in excellent shape. Got a GolfNow deal so it was a great value as well compared to the normal fees. Got off early in the morning but ran into a scramble tournament around #12 so pace of play was terrible from that point on thus the 3 stars under pace of play.

Fairways, greens and tees were in excellent shape, ball always sat up nicely in the fairways and first cut. Greens were pretty quick, some inconsistency green to green but not bad at all. Traps were in very good shape as well so if you landed in a fairway trap, you could pick out of there pretty easily.

Will definitely come back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

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"


u000003508528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course in beautiful condition. Keep it in the short grass unless you have a spotter with ya. Lol


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a course!"


hockislife1433's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played here many times and the course never disappoints. It's in great shape from tee to greens, the practice facility is fantastic as is the staff. It helps to have someone who knows how the course plays. The course seems very open off the tee and on most shots but as you will quickly find out, just because you are in the fairway or on/near the green does not mean you are in a good position. Would certainly recommend and I can't wait to return.


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



u8203713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course. Was wanting to get my clubs cleaned as one would expect for a course like this but the guys when dropping the bags off never looked our way. We asked could we drive our clubs to the car it was understandable no but they did not offer to take the clubs out for us. It was about 100 degrees out. This is the only reason I rated it low in this area. I was traveling back home and had already checked out of the hotel and needed to take a shower and the shower facilities at the course was not working so they arranged a shower at the spa. Great hospitality and customer service inside the clubhouse. Around the course, concerige and cart girl was extremely nice. Overall experience was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"5 stars!"


tedp10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's The Ritz-Carlton! Took a little weekend getaway and stayed at The Ritz, from the time you check in to check out everything is about service! I brought my clubs since I'm a lefty and they kept them at the hotel, when I had my t-time I made a call, I was picked up dropped off at course, clubs already at course. The course was in great condition! I'm used to playing on Country Club greens which are normally fast these greens were slow but for tourist I understand. Staff was friendly, would defiantly play there again when I'm back 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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging & Fun"


u509884008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a fun but challenging round of golf at the Ritz-Carlton golf course in Orlando. They had sanded and aerated the greens within the last week, so the greens were bumpy, but it was still an enjoyable outing. I really came to dislike the thick St. Augustine rough - I guess I shouldn't have hit my ball in there, huh? :) Great layout, well maintained, excellent staff support - a great time I hope to repeat again when I'm in Orlando. This is a great place to play a round of golf.


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



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