Grand Cypress - New

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4.5
594
5 Stars
366
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
91.0%
Recommend this course
549 out of 594 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
42
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 reviews
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4.4
81
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6773 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.9
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Grand Cypress Golf Club - New
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6773 yards 71.9 121
Blended 1 72 6394 yards 70.4 117
Blended 1 (W) 72 6394 yards 76.4 127
White 72 6098 yards 69.0 115
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
Red 72 5218 yards 69.2 112
Scorecard for The New Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 13 7 15 3 5 9 17 1 11 10 6 8 4 12 2 18 16 14
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 17 7 13 5 15 1 11 10 6 16 8 14 2 18 4 12

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.

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  • 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

4.5
594

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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4.0
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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
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, wish they had hole layout on scorecard!

This is a very good golf course, and was in excellent condition. There were a few holes we had trouble determining where to hit our tee shots. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I’d give this experience five stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities 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

Good Course

This is a very good golf course. Great conditions. Pretty wide open but lots of traps and some holes have great character. Highly recommend.

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

Good First Round Course

Good course for your first round. Lots of room for driving.Course conditions were excellent but pace of play was slow. 4 hours & 45 mins on a Sunday afternoon with a 2:00 pm tee time -maybe that's normal???

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Problems with tee off times

On a Friday 1 of February
We arrived at the first tee at 7 minutes prior to my scheduled in but staff starter forced us joining with
2 some they’re already playing on the course.
I believe he’s been confused someone did not show up at their scheduled tee time so we were joined with them on 3rd. Hole.
C.Do

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

Fun Track. Great alternative too other disney resort courses!

Course was a fun layout especially being first round off the plane. Limited water and wide open but lots of hidden bunkers. Download the app as it has good flyover of holes so you can see where to hit it if it's your first trip around!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very beautiful golf course

parcours très large
attention aux drapeaux double green très souvent
et green très rapides avce beaucoup de pente
très agréable
attention beaucoup de monde

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

The new course

Was a great layout. Beware the pot bunkers. They can eat you alive. One of the best golfing days we ever had.

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