Grand Cypress - New

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4.5
561
5 Stars
351
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
92.0%
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520 out of 557 reviews
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4.5
25
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
89
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6773
Slope 121
Rating 71.9
Type Resort
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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 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2017 #18) (2016 #25)

Reviews

4.5
561

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 69
Patio Dining 34
Dinner 33
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 113
Undulating Greens 91
Water Hazards 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 65
Playing Multiple Courses 63
A Weekend Splurge 60
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 87
At a Resort 68
Convenient to the City 67

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Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course

Second time playing this Links style course.. Amazing conditions, really fast greens, good pace of play and just an amazing time.

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

Great find

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!

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such an awesome course. . Tee boxes are like very nice greens. The actuall greens, putters beware. All I'm sayin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Played the new course

Course was perfect. Cart girls great. Always fun to play the new course. Never disappoints

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always great

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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

A Must Play

If you're in Orlando this is absolutely a must play course.

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