Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

3.8365941176 3.8 stars from 5 (148)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1901 yards
  • Layout

  • 8505 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida 34747, Orange County
  • (888) 657-3529 , (407) 239-1050
  • (407) 905-1355
  • www.orangelake.com

Year built: 1982
Architect(s): Joe Lee, Mike Dasher (2005)
Type: Resort
Style: Executive
Greens: TifEagle bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The McCord Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 30 1901 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 148 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

125 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries  

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Rob7328640's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



axgrinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/16/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review of our Crane's Bend Course! We hope to see you again for another round soon.


Vince3686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/16/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of our Crane's Bend Course, Vince3636. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon!

"Nice place"


Vince3686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course again. Played 3times last year and we are going back Monday agsin...


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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/07/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round and are looking forward to your next one with us. Thanks for playing our Crane's Bend Course at Orange Lake Golf.

"Good course for occasional golfers as the holes give enough variety to challenge the average players"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fairly wet due to previous bad weather but overall very pleasant to play without being too demanding.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 11/03/2017:

Thanks for the review, Davebray. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear the conditions weren't up to par because of the bad weather. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!


golfcouple17870's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/31/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Great course for seeing birds"


delamatp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course lived up to its name of Cranes Bend as their were many birds all along the holes. That may have been due to all the casual water left over from Irma. Many areas were so soft and the grass so long that you could not get to or find your ball in the fairway. It will be a decent course once all the water dries up but I feel they opened it too early and did not tell me about the water when I booked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/25/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you consider giving us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing.

"Very wet"


Gerry4894546's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played here several time and a nice short course for my wife. The course was very wet and in my mind should not have been in play. A lot of the fairway under water and others wet underfoot. No signage or prewarning given of the condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 10/17/2017:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. W'e're sorry to hear the conditions of the course weren't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!


EnSmith's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fairways, greens and overall quality course


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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon at Orange Lake Golf.

"Aog"


u9431345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was short handed, but very professional. Great golf experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Resort on 09/15/2017:

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed you round at Orange Lake. We hope to see you again soon.

"Good tune up"


u125572372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, the water table was high in the lake but did not affect play. A great place to get a quick 9 holes in. The staff was very friendly. Plenty of wild life added to pleasant round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 08/07/2017:

Hi u125572372, thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon!


jdlison's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good warm up"


Tom5381277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a good course to practice your game. Not very busy . It's a short 9 hole course with a lot of par 3's.

The course and greens are in good shape and makes it a good value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice morning outing"


Ronaldl102's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing this course for the first time l was pleasantly surprised . The greens are healing nicely after being areated. The fairways are in good shape and the tee are okay considering how dry it's been.

There is a good mix of short par threes and big boy par threes even though they are par fours on the card. Great short game practice. Course is narrow so it's also good practice for staying straight. Staff are nice, carts are in good shape and course is well marked. Regular price is high so make sure you use Golf now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cranes bend"


Lance3137374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course under rehab. Greens are all plugged and filled so forget putting. Fairways are decent. Tee boxes are rough. Prices should be lowered in this condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Needs Lots of Maintenance"


golfvacate's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This review is actually for the Reserve Golf Course. I had signed up to play Cranes Bend with my wife who is a beginner. Cranes Bend was closed (no reason provided) so they put us on the Reserve course. To start with, the starter sent a group of 6 beginners to the first tee just before us. It took twenty minutes from the time they hit their tee shots to the time we could hit ours. Because they were all beginners they hadn't learned golf courtesy, they wouldn't let us play through. We had to jump them after 3 holes because we were over an hour into the round! Take-home message here is that there is no on course management. Even for the $20 each I paid on Golf Now for the Cranes Bend course, this course was not a bargain- fairways and greens were burned out and patchy. Not worth the time - play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"100 minutes of fun"


u000007130896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plays quick. Nice views and somewhat challenging. Only three driving holes but fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course and were very pleased. The Orlando area has had drought conditions and many courses are extremely dry. That was not the case here. Great layout and greens, tee boxes were a little rough but not bad. Would play this again. Great course for beginners or short game practice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Executive course"


u537622060's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With two octogenarians playing with me, we were looking for a nice 9-hole course to play and this course was the right one. We enjoyed it very much. The first two holes were strange because of the way they were squeezed into the other amenities of the resort but after that the other 7 were less constricted. Number 8 is an island green (100 yards from front tees). There are 6 par threes and 3 par fours for par of 30. Very enjoyable!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good practice course , good value 9 holer"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course at the start of our vacation . It is an ideal course for getting into the swing of things if you are on a golf trip and plan to play more challenging courses later in the week . A good course to use a practice session before the serious golf starts later in the week . The course was good value for the reasonable price we paid . The staff were very easygoing but efficient and friendly . The fairways were in good condition and the greens were good for the price range ... although the final hole had a temporary green as the main green was being worked on .

Overall , a pleasant course , and good value for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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