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4.4
603 Reviews (603)
5 Stars
373
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.4
89.7%
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557 out of 603 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.4
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6773 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.9

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif-dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1988) Gus Grantham (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Grand Cypress Academy of Golf"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2017 #23) (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2017 #18) (2016 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2015 #5)
  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2015 #28)

Reviews

4.4
603 Reviews (603)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 70
Patio Dining 34
Dinner 33
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 114
Undulating Greens 92
Water Hazards 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Playing Multiple Courses 64
A Weekend Splurge 61
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 88
At a Resort 69
Convenient to the City 68

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great find in Florida!

I’ve always had a great time at grand cypress and I finally found a good deal for the new course. It was such a cool experience playing this links style golf course! Only problem was the two some who wanted to pass us but we were waiting for a group in front of us.
Love this golf course!

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links Course at it’s best!

My wife an I played the course for the first time und enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course, typical links style, wide and shared fairways, challenging green. Pace is a little slow today, if you like links style, it worth to come here to play at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

enjoy and embrace the shared greens

links styled golf course with shared greens. hard to miss a fairway even though i did miss 2. it is a hard layout to know where to go...we played the back 9 with someone familiar with the layout and it was a huge help. the front 9 he left and had to figure it out for ourselves. recommend this course especially if you want to experience something different,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is tired

I played this course a few years after it opened. It still plays challenging, but needs a refresh.
First impression were the antique rental clubs followed by a range void of practice balls and no attendant. All in all this is just an average public course versus an upscale resort course. Not worth the money

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

Spectacular course

Great links inspired Jack design with 1 and 18 being a replica of St Andrews. Very friendly staff and great amenities. Pace of play was atrocious and surprisingly no ranger out to move folks along. Still, go play it - it’s a terrific course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course - Fantastic Conditions

This was my first time playing Grand Cypress - New Course. I had a great time and loved the course.

However, it is Very challenging the 1st time playing the course because it is a challenge to know where to go, where is nte next tee, where the holes go, what pin is the correct pin for the hole you are playing (there are more double greens on this course than I have ever seen on one course). .
The condition of the course is fantastic. The fairways are huge and wide. TONS of bunkers all over the course. Many bunkers you can not even see from the tee box. A picture of each hole on the scorecard or a diagram of the hole at the tee box would be VERY helpful, especially for the first time playing the course.
There are pot bunkers off every tee and are difficult to navigate without some type of map or picture of the hole.
The practice area is excellent with large putting greens, great driving range and nice chipping and pitching area.
The greens are huge and are in fantastic condition with LOTS of humps, undulations and levels within each green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top 5 course in Orlando

What a great course. this place is always manicured to perfection. The greens are challenging but the course is fair. Always a highlight of our trip to Orlando.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff overwhelmed, short on carts. Not a good day

Played on Friday "in season" as part of a package via Hyatt Grand Cypress hotel. Good weather, good course conditions, and a totally excellent stay at the HGC. But we chose wrong when we picked a 1:30 tee time on Friday at Grand Cypress New Course. Seems this course sends people out from both 1st and 10th tee in two loops during the day and they didn't have enough carts for all the day's golfers. .

The morning groups were slow finishing, so the afternoon tee times didn't have carts available. We checked in at 12;45 (i.e. 45 minutes early) yet the starter told us to join our 4-some in the first fairway because we were "late to the tee."

Why were we late to the tee? Because we were waiting for the crew to let us have a cart - and they weren't communicating with the starter at the New Course (maybe only at N/E/S). We had been on the putting green and waiting for the cart for 50+ minutes. So while the course was adequate enough, I'd recommend calling ahead and NOT playing if they expect to be busy.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bad Timing and poor service

The course and facilities are beautiful. We played the “New Course”, but were put out with a shotgun tournament. We did fine, however the pace of play was very slow as the tournament participants were drinking excessively. To top if off, the two gentlemen we were playing with cart died on the 15th hole. We called three times, spoke to a live person who said they would send help, but never did send anyone out to help. We were able to tow them in, slowing us down even more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Links Course

Very difficult the 1st time through. Have no idea where you are going. The condition of the course is exquisite but the pot bunkers off every tee are difficult without some type of map. I am 8 handicap and struggled with the layout. At least a picture of the holes on the card would help. Pace of play is slow as NOBODY knows where they're going!!! !

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love This Wide Open Course

The New Course has become a first play when we visit Orlando having not played during the winter. Very generous fairways and large greens. Lots of room for error on a beautiful course. Plenty of pot bunkers to catch even good drives and canals to swallow errant approach shots. Requires good course management. Beautiful scenic views. My only complaint at this course is they have run out of carts every time I play and the frantic pace in the cart turnaround area wondering if you'll get a cart before your round starts is unsettling and not reflective of the quality of the rest of the operation. Waited on Foursome in front of us every hole until we skipped in front of them then wide open from there.

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

Busy course and well organized

The course is in great condition, having dual greens is quite confusing and at times people hitting to the green while are putting, it was also hard to figure out the hole location as there are go GPS guidance on the carts, that should be standard at this price point.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Marketing worked but course didn’t

The whole “1 and 18 are replicas of St. Andrews” is marketing at its finest. If you can’t hit a fairway here you need to find another sport. The entire course is a fairway. The links style setup seems out of place. I would liked to have seen the other courses here. I would recommend those over the New Course. Bunkers here are mean serious business. Not worth $120

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

Royal & Ancient

Never played the course in Scotland so can’t compare. Some great features in particular the holes that have the water features in front of the greens. Thought the greens were slow today, perhaps due to the heavy downpour yesterday. Staff were super, very helpful and friendly.
We will return to try and better our score today

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Interesting......

Haven’t played a course like this before. I believe it is somewhat a replica of St. Andrews at times. Enormous fairways that at times leave little idea where you might be best to aim for. Most greeens are double greens, white and yellow flags denoting front and back nine. There is not any help on scorecard or on tee boxes as to where to aim for, how far out the multiple pot bunkers lay etc. Having said the aforementioned, I did enjoy the experience as it was completely different than any course I have played. Many of the greens are very interesting with little margin for error. Course conditions were fantastic, greens in particular quick. There are countless, punishing bunkers that you must avoid to score. Also be aware of a wandering water hazard on theee or four holes in front of greens. Staff was top notch along with practice facility. Worth playing once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played the links, had a great time. Much different from the courses I’m used to.

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