The Legends at Orange Lake Resort

3.6647823529 3.7 stars from 5 (932)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7072 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 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: 1998
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1998)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda
Fairways: Floradwarf – an Ultradwarf Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: 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
Teal 72 7072 yards 74.3 132
Black 72 6665 yards 72.0 129
Blue 72 6263 yards 70.3 124
White 72 5780 yards 67.8 120
Yellow 72 5188 yards 69.6 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 932 Reviews
5 stars:
309
4 stars:
398
3 stars:
130
2 stars:
53
1 stars:
42

recommend this course

772 out of 929 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Florida A plus weather"


golfbuddy70's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played Orange Lake Legends over many years of ownership here and this year the course is in the best condition I can remember. Best thing about the course is the variety of holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


DAHACK99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arnold Palmer course... how much can you say it was awesome


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Improving"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course early morning in the mist, when you couldn’t see where your drives were landing. As I’ve played here many times over many years it wasn’t such a problem. After being ruined by the previous course management organisation the course is now improving. Lots of work being done to good effect.

Pace of play was slow, took nearly five hours to complete the round, possibly due to only 8 minutes between tee times ?

Non golfers are still using the cart paths for exercise etc, surely only a matter of time before someone is injured, course and resort management seem not to care about this safety problem.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly Starter"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The banter with the starter was fantastic. He made us feel welcome. He had great hints for play. He made our day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super course!"


Debra2658950's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I LOVE OLR - Legends Course! Course conditions tee to green are even better than last year with fairways and rough especially green and lush. A few greens are getting some attention, but their playability is unaffected. Course layout is VERY interesting with markers at each tee reflecting quotes from Arnie or Kemmons Wilson that add to the golf experience at ORL - Legends. NO problem with walkers on the cart path, as with the ORL-Reserve course. Staff-particularly the starter- is great. I HIGHLY recommend playing ORL-Legends as it's well worth its cost.


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



u630060623's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Ranger needed"


twade1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is continuing to get better under the new management company. The greens are quick and the fairways are in good shape. Unfortunately one foursome decided to hold the entire course up as they moved slowly on every shot. We finally skipped them on the 11th hole to find the entire back nine wide open.


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


"First time"


fjpaterek's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Well kept. Will play agin when back in town .


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


"Great course slow round"


bjmuise's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$20 mid day hot deal. Outstanding value. Great layout in great condition. A few greens a little rough but pitted true. Very slow play but mid day on a resort course: it is what it is. Will play again and again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and value and are glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf.

"Good Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape except greens had been dressed. They were not consistent. Played from white tees and was very fair for me as a senior golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, elfriedm. We're glad to hear your experience with us was 5 stars and we appreciate your feedback about our greens. We hope to see you again for another round soon at our Legends Course. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf.

"Lucky find"


u000004406613's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to play a course not too far from the Orlando airport looked on golfnow flor a t time that suited me and I got lucky because it was in great shape a nice layout with a variety of different doglegs water hazards scenery and friendly staff perfect sandtraps. Great value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the layout and value of our Legends Course. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for choosing #OrangeLakeGolf.


Kelly3507624's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear your experience with us at our Legends Course was 5-stars. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf.

"5+ hours"


algib2003's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only one thing to say about this experience....it took more than 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf.


Kelly3507624's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for the review, Kelly! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear your experience with us was 5-stars. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf and we hope to see you again soon.


Jason1773903's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Jason! We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and are happy to hear you enjoyed your round. Thanks for playing and #OrangeLakeGolf, we hope to see you again soon.

"Need a Marshall!"


54669's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We have golfed the Legends numerous times over the last 4 years. Over the last couple years the course has gotten extremely busy. Unfortunately our latest experience is causing me to write this review. There were 2 groups of 5 ahead of us and a group of 6 with a man pushing a baby in a stroller! This should not be allowed and they definitely need a Marshall on the course. We were not able to finish our round do to darkness - had these groups not been allowed or had they been monitored, we would have had no problem finishing as we were a group of 2. I’ve tried calling a phone number to talk to someone about this problem, but I have not been able to get through to a person. The course itself is a good course, but we can not recommend it anymore until they resolve this issue.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our pace of play and have forwarded your comments over to our management staff. We apologize your experience wasn't up to par and hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf!

"What is going on?"


barram19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My in-laws have been owners at Orange Lake for almost 15 years. I have come the final few weeks of January for the last 5-6 years, playing both the Legends and the Reserve. After playing the Legends course this year I couldn't help but think what the heck is going on. The green fee price seems to have come down a bit but the club rental rate seems a little steep. For starters it was $50/round for a set of rental clubs. They are a nice Titleist set, except for the fact that one of my wedges and my putter were both replaced with a Bazooka brand club. When returning the set at the end of the round even the guy who cleans them asked what was going on and questioned it. Also, after playing the first hole and going to record my score I opened up the scorecard only to find it has already been filled out by the prior group. To make the round worse the "tee times" weren't enforced and the starter was just sending people out immediately after the group in front cleared driving distance. It caused a complete backlog on the majority of holes and either we were waiting for the people in front or feeling rushed by the people behind us. Finally, the course prides itself on being in great condition but the Reserve which costs almost half the price actually was in better shape. If this was a course that could be played for 60 - 70 bucks with rentals I probably wouldn't have taken the time to write this review. The fact that it is over $100 per golfer, and yet they still want $8 additionally for range balls, with the experience I had made me feel like something has gone horribly wrong with how it is being ran. I'd much rather spend the extra $10 the greens fee came down this year vs last to have a clean scorecard, a set of clubs that actually go together (especially if you are charging $50/round for them), tee times that actually mean something, and fairways/greens that match the marketing around it vs save a few bucks and overpay for a round at a course that prides itself on being of championship caliber when in reality it seems to be run and kept up like a $40 per round golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"intere Looking forwars to playing the course againsting course"


Wallyowl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2 different 9s. Because carts do not have sat navs you are playing several of the holes blind. LLooking forward to playing the course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and are looking forward to your next one with us. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf!

"Legends at Orange Lake"


schugolf14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was is excellent shape, greens rolled true and the fairways were smooth. Course design is great. Very challenging with lots of water and sand to keep you awake.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us at our Legends Course and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf!


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