The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

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3.6
808
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
353
3 Stars
210
2 Stars
68
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
80.7%
Recommend this course
638 out of 805 reviews
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3.8
10
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
95
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
88.4%
Recommend this course
84 out of 95 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6505
Slope 137
Rating 71.8
Type Resort
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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

3.6
808

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
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Funny but not for real

The course is ok to play but it is not a real golf course. It is a nice training course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Reserve Course

Played this course several times and it is a fun course to play, Challenging holes but forgiving enough that everyone can score well. Condition in places was odd in that big squares of turf has been cut out the fairway answer the first two holes were surprisingly wet !

For the $27 dollars paid, this was a great day out.

Will definitely go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

great course open and wide

the course has friendly wide open fairways. the pace of play was very quick since there were not a lot of golfers out do to the inclement weather. it was a bit windy nothing overbearing though. the greens are large enough. we had a great day and the food for lunch was also very good.

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

Nice laid out course

We played this course on a very quiet day. The greens were a nice true roll although a little slow for my liking. Due to the rain the night before some wet areas but not a big problem. We completed our round in under 3 hours so a good pace of play. I don’t know what is going on in Florida but nowhere seems to have gps on the carts any more !! I wish I had brought my Bushnel with me as working yardage’s out wasted time pacing it out from the fairway markers !!

I would play here again a fun course that was not overly difficult but still a test.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money

Overall horrible experience. Show up to the course, guy in shop acted like he would rather be at the dentist. Asked for range balls, this is when we find out range is closed. Then he tells us it’s cart path only. I asked if there would be a beverage cart on the course, dude replies “probably”. Nope no beverage cart. Had to skip group in front of us because it was obviously 1st time on a golf course. Wearing swimming trunks and tank tops. Unbelievable. It’s a shame because it’s a cool little track where your iron game is tested.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Challenge

Great course in a nice setting, fairways and greens in good condition. Nice design with some challenging holes which make you think and offer risk/ reward decisions. Lots of water/trees so if you are wayward, take plenty of golf balls!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

The Reserve

Challenging layout. New management has brought course back from the brink. Fun to play and close to Disney.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
5cs
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Challenging Course

Great scenery very similar to the Disney courses but less expensive. The course is in reasonable condition but much better than when we played there last summer,. There are some interesting holes which make you play strategically rather than just reaching for the driver off the tee, so you get to use all the clubs in the bag. Look forward to playing there again soon!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Area

The Reserve Course was nice. My son and I had a lot of fun. Several holes were lined with condos on both sides of the fairway. Dangerous for wayward drives. Solid conditions...greens were well kept. Would have loved to try Legends next time (their other 18 hole course). Solid value overall!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall it’s a good course

The biggest disappointment was the beverage cart passed us on the 1st tee box and we asked her if we would be seeing her again. She said yes so we waited, seeing that we hadn’t even started. She never came back and the water coolers were empty on the course. We tried calling the pro shop but they didn’t answer the phone. So no beverages whatsoever and 94 degrees. Costed a small fortune on the turn for us to get a cooler and drinks and snacks.

Besides for that my only negative statement would be that the greens had this weird combed look, probably from aeration. The course was challenging and greens were medium speed. I’d play again, but come prepared to not have any beverage person.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

great round

This isn't our 1st time playing here, this year it is. The course was in really good shape. The greens had minimal bare spots, rolled well. The fairways were in good shape too. Overall, the course played tough. It was windy, but just added some teeth, especially on the par 3 5th hole which was playing 188 from the markers. We were behind a twosome which were a little slow, once we passed them ( they played 9 holes only) we had no groups in front of us. I can't wait to go back, maybe play the Legends course. We have seen a significant improvement over the past 8 months. The management team sure has the golfers in mind now, they ensure that the round is enjoyable, so thank you to them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 hours + round

Pace was extremely slow. Group in front of use quit after 12 holes. It takes only 1 slow group to tie up the whole course. Greens were fast and in good condition, fairways and Tees not so much. Looks like brand new carts.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Grab a Player's yardage card

Hi. Had a great day on the Reserve course. For first time players, the scorecard does not have a map of the course. No GPS on the carts and no signs either on the tees. So...be sure to grab a players yardage card in the Pro Shop. There are hidden hazards out there. Thanks for a fun time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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