Grand Cypress - New
|Blended 1||72||6394 yards||70.4||117|
|Blended 1 (W)||72||6394 yards||76.4||127|
|White (W)||72||6098 yards||74.7||124|
|Blended 2||72||5718 yards||67.0||110|
|Blended 2 (W)||72||5718 yards||71.5||118|
|Blue M: 71.9/121||362||514||179||440||393||496||182||440||382||3388||330||430||207||431||371||570||190||485||371||3385||6773|
|Blended 1 M: 70.4/117 W: 76.4/127||362||456||147||440||368||496||132||374||382||3157||330||387||189||389||371||544||171||485||371||3237||6394|
|White M: 69.0/115 W: 74.7/124||347||456||147||406||368||465||132||374||322||3017||275||387||189||389||323||544||171||453||350||3081||6098|
|Blended 2 M: 67.0/110 W: 71.5/118||347||456||147||329||368||427||113||340||322||2849||275||387||158||296||323||491||136||453||350||2869||5718|
|Red W: 69.2/112||332||383||116||329||304||427||113||340||266||2610||218||301||158||296||291||491||136||410||307||2608||5218|
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Your approach to the 8th at Grand Cypress New needs to cross a burn, and you'll drive your cart over a stone bridge toward the green. Kitschy? Sure, but chalk it up to commitment to a certain aesthetic. Photo submitted by TimGavrichGA
New Year's Day @ Grand Cypress Photo submitted by DAB4par
First Tee Photo submitted by BroncoBilly
First Green Photo submitted by BroncoBilly
The toughest mental test ever
We played in an FSGA foursomes tournament here, and I cannot say enough positive things about the people who work at Grand Cypress. The staff will accommodate you however they can, and customer service is excellent. The golf course itself is incredibly challenging on multiple levels. I am a 6 handicap, and I will never play the tips of this course ever again. Multiple 440 yard par 4s and 190+ par 3s place an incredible mental challenge before you. It says 6,700 on the scorecard, but if you factor in the three short holes of #1, #10 and #18, this course plays much longer. And the length is only half the battle, as once you get on or near the greens you will experience undulations that will unnerve even the best of golfers. And some of these greens are so ridiculously small that hitting them in regulation is next to impossible. I challenge anyone to make a par on #8. That hole is perhaps the hardest par 4 I've ever played. You really have to treat it as a par 5 from the tips. Absolutely brutal.
This is not a course that I would want to play on a regular basis, but for a tournament like this it was a great test of golf. And Grand Cypress always impresses on and off the course, in every facet of the resort.
Second time playing this Links style course.. Amazing conditions, really fast greens, good pace of play and just an amazing time.
Played this course off the blue tees starting at 2:09 and very happy to get round by 5:40, in the daylight! Really enjoyed the different style of course where an errant shot was punished by a stroke or two due to bunkers rather than losing Balls in water or waste ground! Going back to play it again hoping to improve my score!
Very interesting Nicholas design
Very cool how this was a tribute course to St Andrews. A lot of tough lies, and long putts, but that just made the round interesting. Course itself is in pretty good shape, and I was with a good group, so that made for a fun day.
Excellent course but a little slow
The New course has a very nice layout and is in very good condition. I would appreciate that some time manager was around to make sure to speed the play up. We had to quite due to darkness after 5 hours play.
A fun and challenging course
The New course is a challenging, fair, enjoyable test of golf. This is Jack Nicklaus' Americanized version of the Old Course in St. Andrews, and it has many of the features of this Scottish masterpiece, including some holes that are exact copies.Even a bern wanders in front of the first and eighth holes. But thankfully, Jack didn't incorporate the dreaded gourse plants that line the Old Course fairways. You get plenty of roll on the closely cut fairways and you can put some greens from far off some fairways. This is a thinking man's test -- be careful or a pot bunker will gobble up your ball No two holes seem the same and you get a chance to use all the clubs in your bag. Plus, you don't encounter any of the in-play ponds/lakes that highlight most Florida resort courses. The greens were fast and a test but they unfortunately were marred by either problems created by players wearing spikes or some other element that resulted in lots of unevenness/torn up grass around the holes. This negative was evident on virtually all the greens. Other reviews have indicated some issues with the course honoring tee times. We almost had the same problem. We showed up for our tee time 15 minutes ahead of schedule, just about the same time a group of 28 arrived on the tee box. They obviously were very late; the only thing that prevented a real dilemma was quick thinking by the starter. He took my playing partner and me to the back nine. From that starting point, we didn't encounter any wait the rest of the afternoon. This was the kind of top-notch service we encountered throughout our day. The driving range was fully stocked with balls and they have a putting and chipping green just off the first tee. Don't miss a chance to play this terrific course.
Such an awesome course. . Tee boxes are like very nice greens. The actuall greens, putters beware. All I'm sayin.
Played the north and south course which were excellent but the New course was superb would put it in the top 5 courses I've ever played would recommend any golfer to play this
Great Links Course
The course is in perfect conditions! we played at 1:30 PM and it was really hot but the strategically placed water coolers along the course and the cart girl that constantly passed by made it easy to withstand the heat.
The course has wide fairways in great conditions, easy tee shots on the front nine, a bit more difficult in the back due to the large number of bunkers. In both cases your approach needs to be very precise because the greens are very undulated. They roll like a pool table and they are not easy!
Very Enjoyable and challenging. Will definitely be back.
If you are staying in the villas, be prepare to be blown away by the luxury and comfort they offer and the staff friendliness..
Played the new course
Course was perfect. Cart girls great. Always fun to play the new course. Never disappoints
Absolutely awesome time
My son and I had a fantastic time. The course was great the people were friendly. I would highly recommend coming here.
A Grand Day Out
From the time you step into the pro’s shop until you leave this is a great golf experience. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and as we are from Scotland the fact that this course was a homage to the Old Course at St Andrews was a big claim. It did not disappoint. The double greens and the first, seventeenth and eighteenth holes are all reminiscent of the great course but with Florida weather!! Already booked to play it again. Great course, great condition, got to play it as a two ball which was a huge bonus and cut down playing time. If you only play one course when you come here, make it this one.
UnFlorida golf that works pretty well
"Florida golf" conjures a lot of images among savvy golfers, few of them positive. Too-flat courses with too much water and too many stack-a-shack condos peering over every fairway, etc.
The New Course is different, not only for the way it sprints in the other direction, but for how it also represents a bit of a departure for Jack Nicklaus, its designer. Nicklaus courses have tended to be demanding and difficult, sometimes to a fault, especially off the tee. At Grand Cypress New, you can miss wildly in certain spots and still have prospects for an approach shot into a par four or a layup on a par five. But in the same tradition as The Old Course, which it invokes, you can get tripped up by hidden moguls and bunkers. Overall, though, you can post a score on the course, which is not terribly long. You might just have to play a little more strategically than you're used to, which is part of the fun and charm of the course.
That said, it is a bummer that even with the space he was given, Nicklaus declined to route the course in an easily walkable way, but this is Florida resort golf after all, and I guess properties don't expect (or even want) visitors to consider walking. That's one Florida golf stereotype the course very much maintains.
Excellent Wednesday afternoon, teed off at 1:06 and were finished by 4:15. Greens were still growing in from being aerated or rating would have been 5 star across the board.
ok course, conditions marginal
Round started with zero service from bag drop and front support staff. Then tough pro shop personleal were nice, they said that their computer systesm on a satrurday morning had rebooted and failed and had to wait some time to get systems up. Precluded any type of practice 915-20 minutes just for that.
And they said nothing about course conditions. the starters said the course had been aerated 2 weeks ago and should be good. Actually had been aerated within the last week and greens were basically unputtable. Very very bouncy. COuld see major large tine holes and some sand all over the greens. Major large tine holes thruough course as well. Very lumpy bumpy.
Considering the amount of rain and other thiings, course was reasonably dry but definitely should 2-4 some (three bags but somes 4 playing and sometimes 2 playing that was beyond slow. Woman driving one cart drove super slow and all over course including right up to greens without handicap flag (whcih the course does a good job in providing if needed). Beyond belief slow back nine.
Fun Course-Must Play
A very Fun course to play. Wide OPEN but very challenging greens. Watch out for the pot bunkers. On a golf trip and played 5 rounds and this was are favorite track. Staff was Great. Course was in great shape. Fairways are perfect! Can go all out with the Driver.
A Must Play
If you're in Orlando this is absolutely a must play course.