Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

3.8905000000 3.9 stars from 5 (137)
  • 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

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 137 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

116 out of 136 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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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
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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


"Very Very Slow"


1nicklamb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived about 10 minutes early for our round only to find a few groups waiting to T off. Apparently they we out of golf carts & had to wait for other groups to finish before others could go out. Not a very professional setup here. Of course we waited a every tee.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course"


0808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape and fun to play. We will be back for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wss330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice 9 hole short game exercise"


Grizz9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a 9 hole round with a couple of short par 4 s added to a typical exec course. Finding pro shop was confusing but staff was friendly. Even a bit of excitement when a small gator picked up my wife's ball but spit it out and we played on. Greens are challenging with hard to see breaks:) We had fun!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"NICE QUICK 9-HOLER"


2775scottave's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times and enjoy it every time I play it. Some short holes and some water holes. Good experience for a short course. Orange Lake in general is a beautiful place!!


I recommend this course


"Lost"


u134639020's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on Tuesday with my son and he left his jacket in the cart. I called when we got back to our hotel and staff said they had the jacket. I decided to play at the same course on Thursday to pick up the jacket. When I checked in no one knew anything about it. Go figure I guess it fit a staff person. The course on Thursday morning along hole 1&2 Cranes Bend were next to the lake and lots of mosquitoes so be prepared. Greens and fairways were fast and good shape. Beware of the bird watchers I mean both days I golfed there were groups of 10 and 12 and not sure who has the right of way. Fun course to play and does not take long with several par 3 at 100-120 yards. Good practice for short game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u1689983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



redwings2016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun"


u000005600122's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Right off 192 near Disney this is a 9 hole course with 6 par 3s and 3par 4s where you hit almost every club in your bag if you are an average golfer. We played here for about $15 (hot deal on GolfNow) and it was worth it. I believe it costs more at the regular rate and perhaps that is why it was empty. It is among a huge complex of condos an

D small lakes.There are also 2 other 9 hole courses we did not play here.

Conditions were fine, the greens were among the fastest that we have played in the area, and there are plenty of hazards including some alligators!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Dog track"


u028796233's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overpriced dog track. Tee boxes are uneven and chewed up. Greens are in bad shape. The aprons have debris we played with someone who had had a time share here since 2008. Said the course used to be much better. I wouldn't pay more that $20


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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