The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

3.5349176471 3.5 stars from 5 (801)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6505 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: 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
Blue 71 6505 yards 71.8 137
White 71 6031 yards 69.4 128
Yellow 71 5119 yards 68.3 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 801 Reviews
5 stars:
130
4 stars:
350
3 stars:
209
2 stars:
68
1 stars:
44

recommend this course

632 out of 798 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for seniors playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Good Challenge"


McPartlk'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 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Reserve"


relackey's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



5cs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Challenging Course"


McPartlk'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 06/05/2018
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Area"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall it’s a good course"


Patrick4060508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000004996691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great round"


dchlhill's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"5 hours + round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Grab a Player's yardage card"


SGoddo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Danny9281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


"Great shape and lines up nicely."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for thw first time. Front nine plays shorter than back and perfect for an entire round. It gets you warmed up good. Looks very open but you will lose a few balls if you are not careful to place the ball. Tricky and fun. We played as a foursome and we were impressed and will be back. Great guy in the proshop easy in and out well organized.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Not the best course at Orange Lake...but still worth playing"


Cincyhawk's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Legends course is the nicer course (although if you see my review on that...it was not a pleasant experience!) We played this course early in the morning to start our 36 hole day. It is a nice course to start your day. It is not too terribly difficult and it plays pretty short. Although it is short it can play difficult due to good bunker and water placement. All in all we enjoyed our morning here. It is not the best and it is far from the worst course we have ever played in Orlando. We would come back here for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth Playing"


soniak4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very nice and pace of play was pretty good. Staff is very friendly. The greens are fast. This is early spring so the fairways are not lush and the rough is not very thick. We enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course. Good value."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Pace of play slow on back nine. No Marshall moving people along.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played with 2 gents and had lots of fun, greens were really good, played in 4 hr 5 min, held up a few times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Thank goodness for good playing partners"


porky01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spent considerable time trying to find the pro shop due to poor directions at the entrance and a small sign at the actual location.<br/> As a result of the above we were late for our tee time, however, the pro shop said they could accommodate us just go speak to the starter.<br/> Paired up with another two some from Canada. <br/> Unfortunately we ended up following a fivesome (?).<br/> Pace was still good until we reached the third hole a par 3 where we the fourth group waiting. At that time the "Course Expert" (Marshall) shows up and tells the fivesome to break up. The hole is a strange one as you play the hole and then come all the way back for the next tee. The marshal stays on this tee and made no effort to tell the people playing the fourth they were a hole behind and causing the delay. The fivesome were not holding anyone up. Last time we saw him??<br/> Sorry for the details but being a marshall for eighteen years I didn't think the problem was handled well and things didn't improve and it resulted in a five hour round.<br/> When we finally returned to the pro shop the staff ignored us (cleaned clubs for the group in front and the twosome with us and went with them on the cart to the parking lot). We carried our clubs to the car.<br/> Positive point: Course conditions were good with fast true greens and lots of grass on the tees and greens. GOOD Overseeding.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Good condition. Pace of play was terrible -waited on every shot!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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