The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.5938823529 4.6 stars from 5 (324)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7122 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837, Orange County
  • (407) 393-4900, (407) 393-4906
  • (407) 206-2401
  • www.grandelakes.com
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Greg Norman (2003)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7122 yards 73.9 139
Gold 72 6708 yards 72.2 135
Blue 72 6324 yards 70.3 127
White 72 5835 yards 68.0 121
White (W) 72 5835 yards 73.8 126
Green (W) 72 5223 yards 69.8 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 324 Reviews
5 stars:
216
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

294 out of 317 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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"Disappointing"


Glenn7816144's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not in great shape:. Greens have bad spots and don't roll smooth in a number of places. I played the blue tees. Sparse grass at best in a lot of places. They have it set up to play ridiculously short. Not sure why. Staff is exceptional and so was the food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Early bird catches worm"


TrekSense's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had tee time @ 8;30am and it was a perfect Saturday with no one in front or behind. We took time enjoying the beauty of the course layout and had a great round using Taylormade TP5 ball for the first time. My playing partner is signing up for resorts membership so looks like we will be returning for more. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Simply great!"


arnemorteng's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect experience! If I where to put my finger on something, it would be that the back tee boxes was missing, obviously to improve pace of play. Understandably a bit disappointing if you feel you’re up to a real challenge. So, I played the back tees anyway -)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow Round"


uVCAU8297VC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always course was enjoyable, Condition good.

Pace was very slow. Waited on every hole.

Could have finished at least 1.5 hours earlier.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great day of golf"


riggins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the truly great courses in the area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great resort course"


Geneticvet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great resort course with wide fairways and impeccably maintained. It rained heavily the day before so about 4 holes were cartpath only. However the traps were drained and no areas of the course were wet/unplayable. Great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



johnnims's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Marc4041006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being here on a vacation you always look for a course that is challenging as well as competitive for your game this course was all of that. Obviously we were here when some of the grass was dormant otherwise it would have been excellent for everything. We teed off at 9:00 on a Sunday and we never saw a group in front of us and the group behind never had to wait either. The greens were very fast and had very little break but the course was fantastic, just wish I would have played better! Great staff and great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course in Great condition"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

This was a beautiful course with great amenities and facilities. The staff was great upon arrival and all throughout the day.

The price was a little high, but it is the Ritz Carlton. What do you expect.

The Bunkers well nicely maintained and all were raked. A few of the bunkers needed some sand in them, but it is winter and maybe that will change come spring time.

The greens were smooth and fast. Not many tricky greens with slopes. Most are pretty flat and straight forward.

Overall a great course with great service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


ronman2274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a beautiful course with great amenities and facilities. The staff was great upon arrival. My only issue was when we finished and returned to the starter area, there wasn’t anyone around to pull clubs off the cart and even a quick wipe down. Literally parked and took everything off and went on my merry way with filthy clubs. As far as price, I knew what I was getting myself into when it comes to an upscale course as this is. It’s a one time thing to check off the list. Enjoyed it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Resort Course"


JEKelley's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played many times in the past at various times of year and course conditions are always top notch and the service is second to none.

If you are looking for a nicely maintained, fair golf course to play this is it. Beautiful surroundings as well with abundant wildlife and nature. Makes for a perfect round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




Sdmorgan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course rating"


u380353444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. The staff couldn’t be nicer or more efficient. We really enjoyed our round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This should not happen"


JuergenFlorida's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you get a tee-time, wherever and whenever, it should be possible to finish your round (speed of the game), especially at the Ritz....

I'am a handicap 8 player and I couldn't make it. At least sometimes, you need an Marshall on the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002286010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 7 Orlando courses this week and this was one of the best. The course was in great condition, the setting was fantastic and the service excellent. It was great value on the internet price. Would definitely recommend it to golf tourists.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/21/2017

Sorry was this course designed by Eddie Hacker?



David8353805's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best!!!"


u000002838449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From driving in to the property and leaving the property we had one of the best times of our lives and will look to come back to strictly Marriott properties for our future golf vacations. Thank you to the staff and the grounds crew for a memorable experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u254682092's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Slow pace of play. Started at 2:40 and was putting on the 18th at dark. Groups behind us couldn’t have finished in time. Course is very nice but isn’t worth the money in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


nfeibel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course to play. Lots of pretty birds and animals. Saw a 5 foot alligator on hole #15. No danger involved.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sweet spot"


u000001608324's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in superb shape. Staff very welcoming. Excellent range and practice facility - LPGA player was practicing next to us!

As for course, not too difficult, which made it really fun for my son who is just learning the game. Water on a lot of holes but doesn’t come into play that much unless really errant shot. Sand was perfect. Look forward to play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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