Orange Tree Golf & Conference Resort

3.6963823529 3.7 stars from 5 (763)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6775 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6775 yards 70.7 121
Middle 72 6371 yards 69.0 117
Middle (W) 72 6371 yards 76.4 132
Forward (W) 72 5704 yards 72.1 122
Forward 72 5704 yards 66.0 110

The course at the Orange Tree Golf Resort provides an excellent game of golf in a luxurious setting. The Parkland-style layout features fairways lined with mature trees, which not only enhance the natural beauty of the golf course but can also greatly affect shots. Four lakes are situated on the flat terrain of the course, providing water hazards that come into play on five holes. Sand bunkers also surround every green. Orange Tree Golf Resort's course finishes with its signature hole, where water cuts into the fairway and proceeds to run down the left side all the way to the green. It also requires accuracy on the approach shot in order to hit the small putting surface that is surrounded by tricky elements.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 763 Reviews
5 stars:
144
4 stars:
329
3 stars:
166
2 stars:
73
1 stars:
51

recommend this course

592 out of 759 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Not worth the $"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Reviewed on

The layout is nice and the fairways were ok but the greens were kind of a joke. They were bumpy and just worn out. For $63 a round, I was expecting better. There are other courses that charge less that have waaaaaaaaaaaay better greens. Might golf here again for less but not full fare. Pace of play was great and staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course but very slow"


u000004199858's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

What a great course with very challenging greens. Would have enjoyed it more if someone was monitoring the group ahead of us and had them pick up the pace. Will go back again as the course itself is very kept up and fun.


Pace of Play: Poor

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


"Always a good round at Orange Tree"


jpfitz66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A mature course to be sure, but kept up in every facet. Starts with a staff member rushing out to get bags and then a great breakfast, this place is well managed. The new Driving range is also good. Cart service on the course was great. My partner and I found the pace of play great, we were a twosome, but were behind a foursome for the entire round and finished in under 4 hrs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



kbryant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Frequent visitor"


PBoneiso's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Orange tree is a go to course, always tee times available, always competitively priced. We have friends that span the valley and Orange tree is centrally located and offers good value, good layout for the price. Unfortunately, there are many non-golfers that play, likely due to the resort that should be informed as to pace of play, 4- 4.5 hours is very acceptable. Slow play is likely, so plan on a 5 to 5 1/2 hours, which is not acceptable. Although Marshalls are present, the log jam is sometimes painful. Normally, playing with ready golf players, with mid to low handicaps, it can be distracting. Normally play 10 - 12 times per year, just guessing.

Greatest cart gals in the valley!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor Pace of Play"


garry178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Reviewed on

We have played this course a number of times but have never experienced it being as slow as it was yesterday! They obviously over booked the course and there was almost no hole in the front 9 where we and often the group behind us were waiting for the fairway to clear.

We will probably play this course again but we hope to never have this kind of issue in a subsequent round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"All in All, nice course and a good round"


rjs7257's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, the bunkers needed to be raked for they were hard and crunchy (my guess is they watered and let the bunkers air dry and didn't re rake them).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very untidy around the tee boxes"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Saturday Afternoon, so plenty of players on the course, the water dispensers had no cups and every trash can was full and there was garbage strewn all over the place. I've played the course many times and normally enjoy it, but the trash spoiled the day for my 4-ball.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005336475's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



willprue's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u032352741's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Record Round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

My wife and I were a twosome on a Wednesday, beginning of April. We started at 1pm and finished at 4:18, 3 hours 18 minutes later, having waited several holes behind a foursome. We have played this course several times over the years and always find it fun to come back. We’re not hound but have played for years and know the game and it’s etiquette. The layout is simple but always a challenge. The staff inside and out on the course are friendly and always professional.

Enjoy your self.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

One my favourite plays when I’m in Scottsdale. Great value and a fair course for amateurs like myself.

Keep up the great work !!

Bob K


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


"Great day"


u000005151751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Rangers really did keep pace of play comfortable and realistic. Nice to see them enforcing the rules.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A little Disappointed"


Ferraco's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on

I've played this course many times because it's a good value. Their policy on fast play (4 hours) which is stressed by the starter and signs in the cart is miss-leading. How can you play a round in 4 hours when they put players back to back with no cushion. They want you to play fast but want to earn every dollar than can by putting as many golfers on the course as they can. Our round took 5 hours 10 minutes.

Then you have no food available (other than hot dogs because they ran out of sandwiches) at the turn and they say they just have to text the kitchen to bring over. That's what you want to hear at the turn when they also want you to keep pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Orange Tree - Value for your money"


Abhay3991846's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on

OT is a moderately difficult course. Tee off was delayed by 12 mins and pace was slow. Fairways are in good shape as well as greens. Green speed is moderate and well maintained. Staff is very friendly and delivered water to our foursome when called to report that there is no water in cooler on 7th tee. Overall, it is a very good course but beware of slow play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Refreshing"


u000001632307's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was Friendly from Bag Drop off to End of Round Drinks. Great older course with lots of trees and shade. Not too long from White Tees, Ladies Tees were perfect. Flat course with predictable greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It would be so easy"


liftman1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

It would be very helpful if the beverage cart had sandwiches or something. It becomes even more advisable when you close the snack bar at 2pm.. that only leaves the option of going to the restaurant which then slows the pace of play. Which leads me to the topic of pace of play. Someone needs to talk with the marshal about his process. Twice he approached us about our slow play when it really wasn't warranted and with a disrespectful attitude that made all 4 in our group rather irritated. Believe me I hate slow play but both times we were approached it was right after we had finished a par 3 which is where things tend to slow down but for the other 16 holes we were never out of position.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



boat123456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"So sloooooowww"


u928389613's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Reviewed on

In a word ...skip....pace of play was so slow...waited on every hole for a minimum of ten minutes...guess I could live with that but kicker was the guy working as the starter for the evening...golfed with my son who is young but is a very good golfer..guy just had a horrible tone with him when he went to get practice balls...Don't need to be a golf snob on a crap course..never again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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