The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.5267000000 4.5 stars from 5 (281)
  • 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

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

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 281 Reviews
5 stars:
185
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

255 out of 274 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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"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


"Wish I would have know..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was forgiving off the tee and yet interesting. I do wish I would have known that the greens had very recently been punched.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


Tim1433273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Place was amazing, only $60/round, greens were punched but still rolled pretty true


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


"Very Nice Course"


Jose7474955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very nice, the bunkers needs to use same sand (different textures) but overall, a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Facility"


Cuprics's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Not a taxing course yet can provide an adequate challenge if you choose the appropriate tee box for your skill level. A really classy place as you would expect. Things are a bit pricey as you would expect, but at the right price point even the cost conscious (cheap skate) can feel like they got their money's worth. Arrive early enough to take advantage of the practice facilities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor replay price"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good shape and I enjoyed playing. My only issue and problem was when we wanted to repay the course that same day. They offered absolutely no discount for a replay. hey wanted to charge the same exact initial cost. I have vacationed and played MANY courses in Orlando over the years and almost always the course gives you a cheaper rate on a replay, especially when there is no one there to play in the late afternoon. I was very disappointed with that issue and doubt I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u000004753481's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Food was not great for a Ritz Carlton. Golf staff was great and informed us about the course. Everyone greeted us everywhere we went. The Pace of play was outstanding, no waiting at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



t695296721's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in fantastic condition, the greens were quick but not overly fast, it is the 3rd time I have played here and it has never disappointed. Would definitely play here again as long as I had a deal from golfnow to teetimesUSA as the regular price of $235 is way to much in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Experience"


wjkelley2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition, very well maintained, Greens were fast. Pace of play was very slow even for a resort style course. No marshal to move 2 slow groups along, I would share this feedback with course. I will also definitely play there again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jaydee20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
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


"Nice course, nice layout"


Jean5702938's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course as a jice layout, but is really dry, missing sone raining. Green are ok but dry and very fast


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Greens"


Mike6147190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played round paired with a member. He was very nice and helpful on tips where to miss, layup, etc. The course was in wonderful shape and the greens were fast and smooth! The member told me the greens stay that way pretty much year round. Unfortunately, I discovered that the bunker sand was nice and consistent throughout the course. It's a little on the pricey side, but you do have access to the practice facilities all day. I couldn't afford to play there daily or even weekly, but it was well worth a splurge especially if you're on vacation. *Tip: booking through Golf Now was significantly cheaper (depending on the time) versus through their pro shop.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Alberto3000791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course,fast greens and fareways,water hazar plenty but not intimidate . Tranquil , only nature


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


"A treat for the eyes!"


gammie2005's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the layout at the Ritz-Carlton, although we found the par 3s rather ordinary. The greens were slick and in good shape. Overall, we thought that G. Norman had (as usual) overdone the bunker thing, although there's no denying that they do add definition and beauty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


Daniel3677667's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a joy to play, conditions from tee to green were very good. Better than average difficulty with a generous amount of traps and water hazards. Good shots off the tee followed by decent approach shots rewards the golfer with some birdie opportunities as long as you can putt these lightning fast greens. Did have difficulty getting the speed right on these greens resulting in quite a few 3-putts. However, a couple more rounds and I could definitely get used to them.

Very friendly staff, top-notch practice facility and great amenities. I'll definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great resort course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conveniently located when staying at JW Marriott, Lakshore and Ritz. Course in great shape.

GPS, towels, water provided on cart. Complementary balls on driving range. Golfnow made cost very reasonable.


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


"Beautiful!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, very fast greens and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


Phillyphan1216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions were phenomenal and the greens were rolling fast. A little pricey, however I received a good deal on golfnow's hot deals. We were a twosome and played in a little over 3 hours. I would highly recommend this course and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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