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3.8
845 Reviews (845)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
374
3 Stars
218
2 Stars
70
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
84.1%
Recommend this course
669 out of 845 reviews
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3.8
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
83.8%
Recommend this course
31 out of 37 reviews
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3.8
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
85.1%
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40 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6505 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.8
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Orange Lake Resort - The Reserve Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6505 yards 71.8 137
White 71 6031 yards 69.4 128
Yellow 71 5119 yards 68.3 118
Scorecard for The Reserve
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Teal M: 68.6/125 W: 75.6/141 325 356 131 552 209 414 358 377 373 3095 534 369 155 367 218 559 392 432 384 3410 6505
White M: 66.2/116 W: 72.9/135 297 337 116 531 171 384 326 352 355 2869 504 338 128 334 196 537 353 410 362 3162 6031
Yellow M: 61.7/105 W: 66.2/111 256 274 96 430 126 354 271 285 333 2425 450 287 108 315 106 447 292 364 325 2694 5119
Handicap 16 10 18 2 6 4 8 14 12 7 13 17 11 9 3 1 5 15
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Mini-Verde
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee Mike Dasher (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The McCord Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.8
845 Reviews (845)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 15
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 96
Bunkers 82
Forced Carries 53
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 53
Playing Multiple Courses 50
Locals 46
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 93
Near Local Attractions 77
Convenient to the City 51

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Reserve at Orange Lake

Pro shop friendly, efficient;
Course in good shape, a few wet areas, including driving range which was closed. Course not long in length, but very tight, greens in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Six some on a Saturday Morning...Really?

7:43 tee time on a Saturday and on hole 1 we see a group of six golfers on the number 2 green! Round went downhill from there. Pace of play was horrible! Everything that is wrong with Resort Golf. 2 of us quit after 11 holes. To their credit, staff was apologetic, but they let this happen to start with. Course was in ok condition. Greens were very slow however.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality Round at the Reserve

I typically make an effort to play the Legends course but since they were punching the greens, I opted instead to play the Reserve course. It is a small step down from the Legends but a quality round for the $50 GN fee.
I did prefer the front nine more so than the back as most the holes wind through the secluded trees whereas the back, you have several holes with houses on both sides of the fairway (particularly 10 & 11) which I personally don't care for.
Pace of play was excellent for an early morning around and check in was efficient. As noted by earlier comments, pro shop is contained within the Marketplace, but there is a bag drop area, you ring the bell and individual promptly puts your bag on a cart.
Greens were tad bit slow but rolled true and every sand trap I looked at was efficiently raked the day previous.
All in all, a good quality round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging Layout

This was my first time playing this course. The course is challenging with water in play on most holes. The score card does not show course layout or pin placement. You will need to pay attention to your golf phone GPS to know where to hit the ball. The greens were slow but seemed to get a bit faster as they dried out.

Be aware of residents walking the course, which was annoying at times. Really surprised that there are no rangers on the course to keep residents out of danger.

I would rate higher if course layout was provided and course managed better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Day

It was a good day of golf. If I had recommendations, it would be better signage on the course (Preserve). Also, a refreshment cart would have been great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much Better than Anticipated

First time playing the reserve having already played Legends, I found the conditions to be quite comparable. This course was certainly challenging from the tips and very tight at spots. Enjoyable layout and the par 3's were beautiful. If they only dropped the rate $10-20 to equal comparable courses in the area, I could see this being a regular spot for me when I am in Orlando.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CapeCod 43

Enjoyable experience playing with my son on a beautiful day and excellent and fun course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

The Reserve

Kudos to the staff for bringing this course back from the goat track to which it had devolved under prior management. A real joy to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Reserve

Nice course. Was apprehensive due to some of the reviews, but they were wrong. This is a nice course and it was in great condition. It's in a resort so keep it straight or you will have house trouble. Water is also in play. It's busy and the community members do walk the course while you are playing, which would be the only negative. That said the course was in great shape. Challenging but not super difficult. Greens were fast and true. We were 2 foursomes and played in about 4:10. Fun time, will return! Staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Typical Florida course with lots of water

Overall course was in good condition and good value for the money. Lots of water and wooded areas so bring extra balls if you aren’t the straightest hitter. 3 sets of tees with longest at about 6500 so not a bad test for a low handicapper. We played as a twosome in about 4.5 hours so not a bad pace of play but I can see rounds in excess of 5 on real busy days. As course is located within Orange Lake Resort the buildings are right on top of you on about half the holes. Other than that I’d recommend the course and return again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poorly mantained. Pro-shop is more like a gas station.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

A little narrow in places with firm fast fairways. Greens were quick and lots of break but rolled true. Overall a good course for the money. I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Have booked another tee time for this course

Well maintained and The length of the course from the forward tee box was just right for my game. We will be playing this course several times during our month long stay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent enough value for dollar-no hole layout pics or GPS

The grass was reasonably good for winter. Greens a bit slow and bumpy. Some very pretty holes. Most are woven through the condos. Pace of play was great.

Our one big complaint was that there was no GPS and no hole maps at the tee box or on the card. Too many surprises (e.g. water) on many holes were the result. This is unacceptable in my view and made it hard to agree I’d recommend th3 course to a friend based on price point.

Cost for range balls is also excessive in my view. .30 balls for $8.00.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Simply wow!

We played here a while ago and decided to stop playing the course because the conditions were just mediocre. New management has done a great job working on it. Greens are a bit slow but in great shape. Fairways and tee boxes in excellent shape. Definitely playing it again! Can’t wait to visit the Legends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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