Aerial view of a green at Grande Lakes at Ritz-Carlton Resort
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4.4
402 Reviews (402)
5 Stars
265
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
93.2%
Recommend this course
367 out of 402 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7122 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9
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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (2003) Matthew Dusenberry

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
402 Reviews (402)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Amazing Food 12
Brunch 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 32
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 27
A Weekend Splurge 26
Entertaining Clients 23
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Near Local Attractions 30
Convenient to the City 21

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Ritz scores again

Great layout...great practice facility..great staff...unfortunately lots of rain...disappointed In greens...spotty

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not what it used to be

I've played the Ritz a lot over the years but had taken a break. This was my first time coming back in a bout a year. While I still love the course, and overall the quality of the course is good. It just doesn't meet the standards the Ritz once had. The price is a premium. There were spots of crab grass on the greens, areas of the rough and shrubbery that were unkept and some washed out bunkers. You can tell they were struggling with the recent bout of heavy rain, so low lying areas were green but higher levels were dry from watering that had probably been cut back.

I still love the layout of the course and the staff is great, but the course is hardly to the level of detail it once was. I anticipate they will rebound for the winter months. I'll return but may be another 6months or so to give them time to hopefully correct the current issues of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Soaked fairways, sandy greens and hard bunkers!

I was anticipating a great course for $85 green fees, but the fairways were soaked everywhere. Greens super sandy from being aerated, and bunkers were super hard packed. My son is in the military stationed in Clearwater, FL and we met in Orlando for the day. I live in Jacksonville. Not a very good course right now. Price should have been $30 at the most.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

If you can get out there for 70-80$ !!!

Good track tee boxes flat and green fairways of course impeccable, greens are typical summer. Could be cut shorter a little sliw. Over all was a good fathers day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Enjoyed it had heard about it for years finally got on ! Was typical summer condition but otherwise great layout was challenging! Played with 3 guys from bay hill was a great day would go back anytime

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great and fun layout.

Beware. Go to Ritz Carlton webpage to book time. They charge ten dollars less and no convenience fee v

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Had to Cancel

We unfortunately had to cancel due to severe weather in the area. The staff at the course recommended canceling the day before and informed us that we should wait until mid to late June to reschedule as the course starts major groundwork starting tomorrow. We appreciated that info and hope that Golf Now is going to refund our deposit.

Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The two of us played in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Nice layout. Thought greens would be faster but rolled very true.
Staff was very friendly. Definitely on the list of courses to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

roger

first time here, played solo fort thing. nice place. Great people

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Beautiful course...beautifully landscaped! Some very difficult holes with bunkers galore! Greens were perfect... fast rolling and true! Lunch at the club house was fantastic!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Staff wasn’t accommodating. Course wasn’t manicured enough for nearly a 5 star course. Build up was higher than reality. Definitely not on my future play list.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always Top Notch Conditions

Pristine conditions tee to green on a fun layout. Staff is 1st rate, always a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Not all that Ritzy...

The layout is a great Greg Norman design. As a single-digit handicap, it is challenging. My real disappointment comes with the conditions and price. If this were a $50 round, I’d be giving it a better review. At $250 around with a client I’m treating, it sucked! It starts at the range, very thin grass, soggy in parts and no where to clean sand from clubs and poor surfaces. Then on the course, tee boxes aren’t level on most holes and not in good shape - all chunked up and not repaired. As for the fairways, not terrible - a lot of play and infilled divots. I don’t think the over-seeding took very well. Bunkers aren’t consistent. Green side bunkers need more sand and raking. Greens roll ok, but filled with divots, collars are crap with sod inserts in parts or bare dirt. Scenery is good on most holes unless you’re staring at the ugly hotel and they’re starting to build houses in parts. Play with caution, nice place, good staff, terrible conditions for $250 round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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