Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

3.9291000000 3.9 stars from 5 (127)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1901 yards
  • Layout

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 30 1901 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 127 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

108 out of 126 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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Type of Golfer
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"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
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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
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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



u502907874's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time I played this course."


u000007748785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a hard time finding this course because you can't just enter the address to a GPS. The course is short but challenging. Nice layout and well maintained. Good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u255103672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an executive course so it is short - a couple longer holes and with a reasonable layout around the rental properties. Greens are difficult - fast and lots of slope. Fairways are generally dry and were tough for 2 of our party to hit off of. Water comes in to play on a number of holes. Course could be improved if fairways and tees boxes were upgraded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



eyersy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good place to get the rust off"


bsedor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was perfect for my friends who hadn't played in 7 months! You can't beat the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Laid back Golf"


u966997976's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is a good one to play especially if you haven't played in 3 months.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"PRETTY STARTER TO 18 HOLES"


u615756140's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Early morning starter to loosen up the winter muscles... 4 par 4's long enough to hit your driver.

some water in play so it's pretty.. good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice executive course."


CharlieinPA's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Nice course. A few challenging holes. It is fun to play. Condition of greens a bit lacking. 8th Green look like someone took big divots out with a wedge. Other greens had large holes and spots of weeds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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