The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.6118000000 4.6 stars from 5 (310)
  • 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 310 Reviews
5 stars:
206
4 stars:
78
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

282 out of 303 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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u000002286010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 7 Orlando courses this week and this was one of the best. The course was in great condition, the setting was fantastic and the service excellent. It was great value on the internet price. Would definitely recommend it to golf tourists.


Pace of Play: Good

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



David8353805's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played 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


"One of the best!!!"


u000002838449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From driving in to the property and leaving the property we had one of the best times of our lives and will look to come back to strictly Marriott properties for our future golf vacations. Thank you to the staff and the grounds crew for a memorable experience.


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



u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Slow pace of play. Started at 2:40 and was putting on the 18th at dark. Groups behind us couldn’t have finished in time. Course is very nice but isn’t worth the money in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course to play. Lots of pretty birds and animals. Saw a 5 foot alligator on hole #15. No danger involved.


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


"Sweet spot"


u000001608324's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in superb shape. Staff very welcoming. Excellent range and practice facility - LPGA player was practicing next to us!

As for course, not too difficult, which made it really fun for my son who is just learning the game. Water on a lot of holes but doesn’t come into play that much unless really errant shot. Sand was perfect. Look forward 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


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable experience"


Pogrebs's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We stayed at JW Marriott, but the best rate was online. I was in the second group off that day and we managed to play the entire course in under 3 hours. The staff was very accommodating and put us in front of a larger group. This is very good course in excellent condition. Greens are true but are not as difficult as some other course I have played in the area. Overall a really enjoyable time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"EXCELLENT! Currently best Golf in Orlando"


tomik17's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course many times in the past and it was always big pleasure. But today I had the feeling it was just a dream. There is absolutely nothing to complaint. They have done a colossal work after the hurricane and the wet weather. The place is clean, top maintained, quiet and just pristine. The pace was very good (3 3/4h). The layout is somewhat challenging (from 2nd back tees), some holes require straight shots, some water out there, but if straight not in play. Tee boxes in great condition, so are the most fairways, only some places just a little wet. Bunkers are clean with good sand in it and well maintained. Greens are excellent, rather very fast, but true. Restrooms clean, beverage cart passes several times during the round. Staff is cordial and helpful. Pleasure to play such course, helps to shoot a good score!

Overall – in these conditions this is by far the best golf facility in Orlando at the moment. Played 21 different courses in the last 25 days, but there is none of the others could be close to this. Obviously this has its price, so the rate is not cheap. But if you catch a promotion day, like we did today, it is worth the $ 79.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course Great Service"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Went golfing with wife and had an awesome time. Service was excellent and the course was in good shape despite the recent rain. Greens rolling true. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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